Fog and Bubbles
Туман и мыльные пузыри.
I have so much ideas to blog about and such miserable amount of time for it! I’m by all means not complaining, it’s just the reality I live in now that also is worth of being documented. I think I have plans for a few month ahead for the blog now, which is always good. But those plans, jostling in the queue for realisation, aren’t letting me fall asleep every night, especially because most of my blog work is done during the night, when all of my kids have gone to sleep.
Sometimes I’m lucky enough to wake up before my littlest one and able to do some of the work at the morning, when my head is rested and my mind is clear. But usually it doesn’t happen. It’s Marge who wakes me up. And I try to make my eyes stay open, and slowly get on track of my morning routines: changing Marge’s diaper, getting her out of her pyjamas, making a breakfast for us and then taking care of my face and putting on my make up to ensure the feeling of looking beautiful. Feeling beautiful somehow inspires me to perform better as a housekeeper and a mother. Have you ever noticed this effect?
Then we (me and at least one of my kids) usually take the camera and the stroller and go for a walk. I always have a destination and purpose. So most of our morning time is spent outside.
Lately our neighbourhood was covered in deep morning fog. And I love taking pictures in fog, it adds so much interest to the scene and hides distracting details! There was also a bit of frosting on the tree limbs and car windows as it’s still freezing here at nights. I took my telephoto lens and hoped to repeat the frozen bubble photo, as the air temperature was under 0 C degrees (32 F). But it didn’t work, though I got some macro pictures with a perfect background bokeh thanks to the lens.
And Veronika was very happy to finally take bubbles outside (and thrilled to do it in a winter season). As you can see, she tried very hard, but had no success.
I wanted also to take some nice picture of her, but she wouldn’t let me. See how she’s trolling me here?
It would be a sunny day if there wasn’t the fog. It’s so interesting what the fog does to colours! Look at this totally desaturated picture that I shoot in colour (and I haven’t tweaked those in a post-process)!
And here the fog hides our forest.
Perfect light backdrop.
I’ll be back in this place in a summer foggy day, I have some ideas how to use this scene in a warmer day!
I usually am afraid of dogs, but, first of all, I had a telephoto lens with me. And secondly, somehow I feel much braver when I have a desire to take a picture.
As I have already said, I had a telephoto lens with me. I’m saying this because photographing people is much more intimidating than taking pictures of wild dogs.
The shop behind the rails was our goal for that day.
As for my blog plans, a few days ago I’ve been asked if I can write a chart for the Crown for a Princess pattern. As I’m the person who likes everything to look pretty and am a total perfectionist in this matter, I had to think of the nicest and cosiest way for me to do it. And I had an idea!! Hopefully, the result will be ready till Tuesday.