What a week! Driving around taking pictures on Victoria Day, then the Straight No Chaser concert, the Regional track & field meet, Fun Night, and finally Beal’s production of Hairspray. I’ve never had to clear out my cards so often in one week (although we could not take pictures at Hairspray, which is a bummer because those kids were *good*). In fact, after the SNC concert I received an early Father’s Day gift of a 16GB Lexar Professional SDHC card, partly thanks to a great sale at Staples, partly thanks to my beautiful, supportive wife.
I was having a really tough time choosing a shot for this week’s post. I shot a lot this week, over 1200 images. Sure, some of them are burst shots during track & field, but some of them are just working the angles, or trying to cover everything I can. I have some favourite shots from the SNC concert, of course, but I’ve already posted a whole album from that.
While digging around and playing with settings and colours and such, I found this one of Lilly. We were driving around the back roads on Victoria Day, while Danielle was with a client, when I saw a lightning-shattered tree that I wanted to get some pictures of. It was a warm day, but quite windy as well. While I was taking pictures, Lilly was looking around and pondering things. As we got into the truck, she looked up at the sunroof. It’s one of the models that can lift up at the back, or slide all the way open.
“Can I?” she asked, with a twinkle in her eye.
You know the scene in the movies: the limo ride, the moon roof open, the people standing up through the roof. Yeah, that’s what she had in mind, just without the actual driving part.
Of course I said yes, grabbed my camera again, and told her to have fun. I snapped a few shots, she got it out of her system (for now 😉 ), and off we went.
This particular shot said something to me, but was missing something as-is. So, I played with it in Picasa a little bit, and got what you see. When I showed Danielle, she said, “Look at her, being fabulous!” And then almost teared up at seeing how grown up Lilly is getting.