Friday, November 21, 2014

Return of the Sisters

Cue the old pictures...
Kirsten: Hello, internet! :) Man oh man, are we grateful to be back. Mama Hen had us cooped up in her room for so long, I think she only took us out because we were going crazy!

Emma: Kirsten, don't say things like that! You know she's been very busy. She had swim team tryouts and loads of tests.

K: What about the weekends? She could've taken us out then. 

E: And where would we go? The zoo

K: I dunno, just...somewhere...

E: (clearing her throat) Dia dhuit, everyone! Ignore Kirsten, she's being a bit touchy about--

K: I am not being touchy!

E: Alright then, annoyed, about having been stuck doing nothing for awhile. Today, we are here to share with you some pictures Mama Hen took this afternoon!

K: They're only of Emma, which isn't fair, but Mama Hen said she'd maybe take me out later.  

E: I feel kind of sorry for her, trying to take pictures of us. As soon as she gets home from school, the sun sets! We also keep falling down, and her turkey tries to come and peck at us.

K: Yeah, I should know. It's no fun when that happens. 

E: This was one of the most annoying photo-shoots I've ever done! It was only 30 degrees Fahrenheit outside and Mama Hen didn't have a glove or a coat or anything for me. In fact, I don't think even she had a coat or gloves...

K: Meanwhile I was sitting on the ground a few feet away, freezing my knees off and getting leaves in my hair. 

K: Why were you dressed like a pirate again?

E: I know it looks like a pirate costume, but it's not. Mama Hen went to the Celtic Faire a few weekends ago and it was modeled on what she had seen someone wearing. 

K: I still think it looks like a pirate costume.

K: She never changes the camera angle or does anything interesting! Are all of the pictures the same?

E: Please calm down, Kirsten, you're hurting my ears. I know, doing photoshoots can be a bit boring sometimes, but she's still warming up to her camera. I saw her looking at some ideas on Pinterest the other day so it shouldn't be long...

E: You can't see him, but the turkey was just out of the picture...

K: Annoying birds. Best left for Thanksgiving.

E: I think they were sweetest when they were little, but now the male is starting to nip people.

K: Boring.

E: I think this is the same one as earlier. 

K; At least she turned you around...

E: I'm not sure what she was thinking at this point. I'm afraid I was really focusing on not freezing to death.

E: Ugh, my hair came undone!

K: It doesn't look that bad, Emma.

E: This one's kind of nice. I still don't know what goes in in that girl's head when she's setting up these things...

K: Now we see your face!

E: It was kind of hard for her to take the front pictures without them looking all weird, because the sun was behind us, so at certain angles there were weird shadows on my face.

K: Ever the budding photographer...

E: Shush, Kirsten!

K: Finally, the last one!

E: Seriously, Kirsten? There weren't that many.

K: It's called sarcasm, Emma.

E: Actually, I think it's called drama and exaggeration in your case.

K: ...

E: What's gotten into you lately?

K: While you've been going places, I've been stuck inside with Samantha and Matilda. All they do is watch movies and play cards! When are we going to start homeschool again?

E: Soon, hopefully. (Mama Hen had to put homeschool on pause because she was so busy). Anyways, that's all we've got for now. Apparently Mama Hen has a few tags she's answering currently, so you should get another post from her soon. I haven't heard anything about Etsy lately, and I don't think Mama Hen has been sewing. Poor thing, she's overworking herself.

K: I think that's the synonym for "school". 

E: Pretty much, yeah. Cheerio!

K: Bye!

~Kirsten & Emma

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

New Camera Lens!!

You guys must have been bending some good vibes this way because my camera lens got here this afternoon! :)

The lowest setting of the lens is 55mm, which is as far as my old lens could go. This is better for photography where you are close to something.

It also works well for doll photography. :)

This one is somewhere in the middle of the lens. I had to back up a bit to zoom in. 

I has to be way far away to take this one! It's at 200mm, the highest the camera lens can go.

There would be really nice bokeh if there were trees with leaves behind Emma.

I love the colours this time of the afternoon (at around 2:00). Daylight Savings time is kind of annoying because it means that I can't take as many pictures when I get home from school, but at least it's lighter in the mornings.

This is at around 200mm...

The blurred out background is so cool! I love this lens because it can be both not blurry and blurry.

I can't tell you how happy Emma was to get outside and do something! :)

Here's Kirsten at 55mm. The dark blue looks really good on her.

The shirt is one that will go on my Etsy...eventually...

Kirsten was describing the length of a green snake she found while walking in the woods the other day. 

Final picture of Kirsten's hair. :)

The only problems I had were the camera shaking (because the lens was so heavy) and having to make the exposure super low because of the low light.

I shall attempt a photostory sometime soon...not sure when but it will happen.  

~Mama Hen

Monday, November 3, 2014

More Updates

Hola, everyone! I tried to get out to take pictures this weekend, then realized that the camera card for the backup Sony camera I've been using of late is missing. :( The good thing is that we ordered my camera lens last week and it should get in sometime towards the end of this week!! :) It's a Nikon 55-200 mm lens, which means that I will hopefully be able to get better closeups than before (and have a wider range than general).

Lydia Therese at Peanut Butter Girl (and American Girls and Books) nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award! I already completed and nominated people, and you can check it out on my other blog, HERE.

 For now, here are a few really old pictures of Lizzie to tide you over! :)

~Mama Hen