‘Sup Yo! I hope you had a super fantastic week! I’m still holding onto our vacation and mourning the end of Ocean Beach 2014, so I thank you for your patience if you’re totally over it already. I brought our nice camera on the trip, and had the point-and-shoot for back-ups, but that turned out to be our niece’s camera while we were there. Cute story: I was taking photos during a walk on our first night of the trip, and Hayden asked if we could pretend to be photographers. I handed her the extra camera and told her, “Here you go, now you ARE a photographer. We don’t need to pretend.” She didn’t quite get it, and commented that it was fun to make believe we were photographers. “No, honey,” I told her, “we are taking photos, so that makes us photographers. Anyone who takes pictures is a photographer, we don’t have to pretend because we have cameras.” Imagine her sweet little face lighting up with a huge smile. Too hard? Here is a photo of the adorable pint-sized real life photographer:
And guys? She is an AMAZING photographer. Obviously, there are miles of technical things that she can learn-of course, I need to learn so much for myself. But her eye for detail? You can’t teach that. I didn’t edit these photos other than a quick auto-adjust on a few of them for exposure (because, let’s be real: even adult, professional photographers edit their photos and I’m not going to leave the girl without the luxury of quick editing at the very least-plus, it’s kind of a crappy camera). But I didn’t do anything else, so what you see is what you get-straight from the eyes of a(n almost) seven-year-old.
little punk kept bragging that she was getting more splash where she was standing than me! and it’s true-she was… ended up moving closer to her so I could get a decent shot too. hers is better though…
hayden cracked up that this man was fishing from the shore. it’s easy to forget what seems strange at that age
wish I could claim this one-but nope. came from a seven-year-old.
going through her pictures, I could appreciate what she was going for in her shots-look at those trees!
this was the only photo I cropped-only because I could tell what her focus was and she was so panned out you could barely tell there was a cat in the original
this complex was right next door to us
the cheapie camera gets the best solar flares
ocean beach has the longest pier in san diego, and I didn’t get many shots of it-but Hayden did!
damn kid and her splashy water-so jealous!
at least 20 of her shots were of the graffiti on this staircase
Isn’t she cute? Freaking love her!! I was watching for cars in this photo, so no need for a scolding, OK? 😉 She saw me taking pictures while standing in the middle of the road, and just had to give it a whirl (they were SO blurry or I’d have shared them!) But seriously, guys? She is probably a better photographer than I am, and she’s only little still. What the hell?