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Photo 101 Day 14: Objects Appear Larger Than They Seem

This fucker has been buzzing around my bathroom for the last few days. Every time I go to potty there it is looking at me through its multiple beady little eyes. ::shudder::

Today, it appeared to be drunkenly buzzing about. It wasn’t zipping by my ears at the speed of light. Nope today it was much slower and lackadaisical. So I opened up my ProCam2 iOS app to attempt to get a good shot of the little asshole before it decided it was done with me and stung the bloody hell out of me.

Not too bad for an iPhone 5s huh? I don’t think so either.

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The Southern Yankee

ps. in case you’re wondering i escaped without a sting. Whew!!

Photo 101 Day 13: We’ve Gotta Runner Folks! 

Little man on the run!

This is my nephew Cai. We call him Speedy Gonzalez because for 20 months the little ankle biter is FAST! He can last longer than the Energizer Bunny. We take him regularly for walks up and down our street. We just let him run. It’s not easy to keep up with him because he just goes everywhere. I don’t even think he gets tired. His older brother will ride his bike while me and his other Auntie walk along side. As soon as we think Cai will slow down to stop for a minute, he just starts running again. Da hell man! Ugh! I be so tired when we’re done “walking” him.

The above picture was taken on Super Bowl Sunday with my Sony a5000. Isn’t he just the cutest in his older brother’s JJ Watt jersey? I’m not sure exactly how I got this shot because Cai was a tiny package of energy that probably would’ve gone for another five hours without stopping. Shake my head oh to be that age again and without a care in the world.

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The Southern Yankee

Photo 101 Day 10: In the Shadows 

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It was a cool afternoon in January. I promised my nephew that if he helped me take pictures then I’d break out my new Lego set don’t judge me and play with him. It wasn’t really a hard sale since I have over 2500 Lego pieces. stop judging me Plus, he told me once that he wanted to be an architect which of course made me so incredibly happy.

So we took to the front yard. Just me, mi papito and my Sony a5000. We took pictures of the dogs, the neighbor’s horse and mule and random clouds in the sky. We must have spent an hour and a half outside before I captured above pictures. Don’t ask me what he’s doing because I wouldn’t be able to tell you.

He says he was doing yoga!

I thought he was doing Kung Fu.

Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning

In fact, it was a little bit frightening
But they fought with expert timing

Sorry, I don’t normally break out in song but I thought it was fitting.


I really love the fact that I was able to capture the texture of the rocks and gravel in the carport. But what I love most about these pictures is that my nephew thought they were cool. Sometimes it isn’t the result that makes a picture great but the process it takes to get said results.

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The Southern Yankee