Frankly, we are a little curious as to why Mom wants to try new things. Is she trying to say that frisbee photos are "getting old"? It can't be. Because you really cannot have enough of this:
|Nice throw, Mom!|
|Jaws of Doom!|
|"I got it! I got it!"|
|I pounce on the unsuspecting frisbee, like the stealthy frisbee-hunter that I am!|
Mom says that it's not that frisbee photos are getting old, but that since she spends so much time and energy taking pictures of us, she'd like to "actually learn how to take pictures beyond just pushing a button and hoping something good happens." Well, if that translates into better pictures of us, who are we to argue?
|"Better pictures of us? Well, okay. If you insist."|
Since Mom was still using her 'point and shoot' camera this weekend, she thought she'd trying some pictures from different angles. Which mostly seemed to consist of Mom lying in the snow on her back and seeing what sort of pictures she'd get.
I will admit that I was a tad mystified by this new photographic technique.
|"Hey, um, Mom? Are you okay? Do want me to call Dad? Or one of those shaggy doggies who carries flasks of brandy or something?"|
|Holy schnozzes, Batman! I don't think Abby needs to even ask if this picture makes her snooter look big!|
|Still a big schnozz.|
|Me being pensive. Or possibly checking out the squirrel activity.|
|Abby's schnozz looks MUCH smaller from this angle!|
|How wrong can you go with a classic snowy snooter photo?|
|I don't think this was exactly what Mom was going for, but it's nice to see the sky in the background!|
|Abby with her head in the clouds! Heehee!|
|Okay, Mom was standing up again for this one, but I'm so pretty, how could Mom NOT include it?|
Then Mom decided she'd try 'photoshopping' some of the pictures to see what she'd get.
|One variety of B&W|
|Mom is really keen on this picture. I can't say I blame her - it's a cool picture of Abby AND her schnozz looks small here, too!|
|I have to admit, Abby looks good in black and white!|
|And in high contrast.|
I should mention that Abby is a bit more tolerant of Mom lying in the snow than I am. I still think it's a little weird.
|The all-seeing eye!|
|Abby's fading! Heehee!|
Oh, and on a final note, Mom was "too busy" to make a trip to the Magic Cheeseburger Window this weekend, but Abby's birthday wasn't completely ignored. She still had to wear the Dreaded Birthday Hat!
|Happy 4th birthday, Abby!|
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus