I can’t help but think that one of the e-mails I got was just a bit too late. When I read the headline, I thought “now you tell me” how to take the perfect fireworks photos. It is only 1 or 2 (maybe even 12 to 14) days too late.
I mean, after all – we were in Disney and they celebrate every day’s end with a plethora of fireworks, lasers and illuminated animated images on the structures around the parks.
But this weekend, we were home – keeping things low key after the travel, after the choir long tour, after the end of school, after the graduation, after the school play’s final performance, after the short tour, after the school play closing performance for her…
They sent out the tip on Sunday.
Well into the holiday weekend.
And yes, I do try, really I do…to take a break and walk away from the computer during holidays and especially those that fall in the summer (or the winter, spring or autumn – admittedly, I am not seasonally judgemental.)
Learning now about how to take the perfect photo is like finding out after you sat at the meeting with all of your co-workers and your newest client with a bit of a bread crumb on your nose. At the end of the meeting, the intern walks in and says “hey, you have a bit of bread crumb on your nose…”
You turn to your bestest, closest co-worker who says humbly, “yea you have something on your face” and you look at them with fire and brimstone your eyes clearly intimating “now you tell me!” The bread crumb on the face is slightly better, but not much better than figuring out your zipper has been unzipped for the last 2 hours and never ever as cute as a baby with cookies or cake all over their face. Grab that camera though, you have to capture at least one of those images – just so you do remember.
~ Dawn aka Hat Girl