Saturday, November 6, 2010

"You're waiting for a train, a train that will take you far away...."

Every once in a while I surprise myself and take a pretty decent picture. It doesn't happen a lot, but when it happens I get excited and tell people all about it.

And I usually throw something dumb in there like, "yeah so if you ever want family pictures I would love to take them so I can practice!" But the thing is, no one usually takes me up on that kind of offer (because they all know my history as a photographer). But then one day my sister in law did.

And the pictures, to everyone's astonishment, turned out alright. I mean, I'm no Ralphie, no Meleah, no....anyone who is actually a photographer. But I was kind of bustling with a little sense of accomplishment.

And then Laurie asked me if I would take her family's pictures. And some of them turned out alright too.

But also.... some turned out like this...

And while I've never understood why people take pictures of their children prancing along railroad tracks-- like it's something they do every day just for fun -- I can appreciate that they usually turn out cute and fun. But this? This looks like I tied my friend and her family to railroad tracks and then photographed their final moments together or something. But....practice makes perfect, right?


JoAnna said...

LOL! At first I was thinking the picture was awesome! And then I read your interpretation of it and it was kinda ruined. You are hilarious.

But the other pics are definitely amazing.

Karina said...

hahahaha. The railroad tracks is hilarious. But seriously, great pictures, Kristi. Practice makes perfect. I would totally let you take ours.

Stefanie Miller said...

How fun to see beautiful pictures of great friends! Even with the chuckle at the end of the image of you tying everyone to the tracks. I must compliment you not only on posting every day, but posting QUALITY posts every day. Love it!

Vee said...

You are too funny. I didn't see it either until you said something. Now I can't stop laughing. I absolutely love the other pictures though! You are talented.