We’ve been lazy this Thanksgiving weekend and haven’t been out on an adventure. I was feeling adventure withdrawals and complained to Shane that we were not being fun parents. He explained that he had gone and gotten doughnuts for the kids this morning. To which I said, “… … …”
Then I suggested we run some errands and then go to the beach.
It was near high tide, so we couldn’t walk out to the island. But there was still much to explore.
I’ve been watching The Great Courses Fundamentals of Photography and was excited to try out some of the assignments, like using the shutter priority setting. Unfortunately, I haven’t finished reading the manual for my new camera and also have no idea what I’m doing, so I ended up mostly using my auto setting. Good thing my camera knows what it’s doing.
Ana said she doesn’t like this picture because it looks like she has a mustache. But I just see her and that makes me an impossible judge of appearance.
Charlotte was upset about something, I’m not sure what. I told her, “think about Pokemon!” I thought for sure she would be swayed. But she wasn’t playing. I think I won anyway.
The Fundamentals of Photography course is instructed by Joel Sartore, a National Geographic Photographer, and I think he is just wonderful. He talks about how some pictures are interesting, even if they aren’t “perfect.” Sometimes blurry can be good.
I like how you can see the trail of water as it lifts into flight and how the wings in the down position accentuate its take-off.
Ana and Charlotte had been throwing rocks into the water, which really upset Eliza. She said they were making the ocean angry and that’s why the waves were getting bigger. I tried to explain that the ocean would be angry if they were throwing trash into the ocean, but rocks and sand were okay. But she was not appeased and found a magic wand to command the ocean to stop those big waves.
Ana made a seaweed necklace.
The kids sure do love playing with seaweed.