2013 Photo-a-day: March

Something a little different this month! The original theme for March was ‘Shapes,’ but towards the end of February, as I started thinking about what I might shoot for that theme, I became worried that the pictures might start to get boring. So I brainstormed for a while, and after remembering this series of photos I had come across a while ago, a new theme was born – ‘Famous Movies Recreated With Tiny Action Figures.’ I knew I could have a lot of fun with that, and ideas immediately flooded my brain! So I gathered four of the most pose-able action figures from my kids’ toy boxes, and the fun began :)

Day 60 - Jurassic Park

Day 60 – Jurassic Park

Day 61 - Titanic

Day 61 – Titanic

Day 62 - Lord of the Rings

Day 62 – Lord of the Rings

Day 63 - Three Men and a Baby

Day 63 – Three Men and a Baby

Day 64 - Jaws

Day 64 – Jaws

Day 65 - Bringing Up Baby

Day 65 – Bringing Up Baby

Day 66 - Superman

Day 66 – Superman

Day 67 - Star Wars: Episode IV

Day 67 – Star Wars: Episode IV

Day 68 - Goldfinger/Octopussy/Licence to Kill/GoldenEye/Skyfall - take your pick :)

Day 68 – Goldfinger/Octopussy/Licence to Kill/GoldenEye/Skyfall – take your pick :)

Day 69 - My Neighbor Totoro

Day 69 – My Neighbor Totoro

Day 70 - Flight of the Pheonix

Day 70 – Flight of the Pheonix

Day 71 - Finding Nemo

Day 71 – Finding Nemo

Day 72 - Honey I Blew Up the Kid

Day 72 – Honey I Blew Up the Kid

Day 73 - Splash

Day 73 – Splash

Day 74 - Top Gun

Day 74 – Top Gun

Day 75 - Up

Day 75 – Up

Day 76 - Life of Pi

Day 76 – Life of Pi

Day 77 - Robin Hood (Wedding scene)

Day 77 – Robin Hood (Wedding scene)

Day 78 - Big

Day 78 – Big

Day 79 - The Poseidon Adventure

Day 79 – The Poseidon Adventure

Day 80 - How to Train Your Dragon

Day 80 – How to Train Your Dragon

Day 81 - The Cat in the Hat

Day 81 – The Cat in the Hat

Day 82 - The Blair Witch Project

Day 82 – The Blair Witch Project

Day 83 - Black Beauty

Day 83 – Black Beauty

Day 84 - Anaconda

Day 84 – Anaconda

Day 85 - Tarantula!

Day 85 – Tarantula!

Day 86 - Lawnmower Man

Day 86 – Lawnmower Man

Day 87 - Snakes On a Plane

Day 87 – Snakes On a Plane

Day 88 - The Ten Commandments

Day 88 – The Ten Commandments

Day 89 - Back to the Future

Day 89 – Back to the Future

Day 90 - Harvey

Day 90 – Harvey

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2013 Photo-a-day: February Week 4

Day 53

Day 53

Love hearts, a traditional Valentine’s treat. I went outside so I could shoot these in natural light, and tried to arrange them so they looked like they had been casually dropped.

Day 54

Day 54

We’ve had some beautiful weather lately, so I decided to take advantage of it to get this shot. I love the heart shape of these leaves, and the shadow looks great too. To get the shot I had to hold the leaf in such a way that you could clearly see the heart shape of it and the shadow, as well as keeping my hand and the stalk out of the frame as much as possible. I actually tried cropping my fingers out completely, but that made it look like the leaf was floating, and looked a little weird.

Day 55

Day 55

My littlest love is ready for solid food! We’re taking it slowly, and on the advice of a friend we are letting him try things for himself rather than trying to force-spoonfeed him. I offered him some tomato flavored corn chip puff thingies, and he loved them! Although so far he prefers to suck them and then spit out the rest. It’s exciting to wonder what foods he will come to love though :)

Day 56

Day 56

This was an interesting shot, and not what I originally planned this day. I wanted to get a shot of the Chinese symbol for love, but in an interesting way. I also wanted to get a shot of the beautiful cherry blossom which had just started blooming, but couldn’t think of a way that it represented ‘love.’ So I decided to use the blossom to create the Chinese symbol for love. I printed out a large copy of it, then gathered some blossom and stuck it to the paper. My kids helped. It was fun, but we got a little ‘blossom happy,’ and by the end it was very hard to see the symbol at all, it just looked like a mass of blossom on white paper! So I came up with a plan B – I got a nice shot of the blossom and superimposed the symbol over the top. Although it was not what I originally wanted, I like the effect I ended up with.

Day 57

Day 57

My three little loves, also known as the Triple-E ;)  I wanted to get a shot of them together during my love-theme month, because the love between siblings is like no other. Edward looks up to his big sister, and Elizabeth is very protective of her brothers. Edward and Elizabeth both adore their baby brother, and Evan lights up whenever they’re around. I know the three of them will be best friends for life. I originally planned to shoot them sitting up together, as I have done before. I put them all in their ‘sibling shirts’ and got a couple of good shots of them sitting on the tiger blanket out in the backyard. Then I decided to to lay them down and try and get their heads close together. It was unplanned, but I loved those shots so much more that the sitting up ones! They just look so much more relaxed and happy, and I like that their heads are close together. You can’t see their shirts as well, but I don’t mind that. I love this picture so much I’m going to print it and frame it :)

Day 58

Day 58

Showing my body some love by getting out and walking more. I try and walk every day after I drop my daughter off at school, and I also just signed up to walk a 5K in a couple of weeks. I hope to run it next year. Right now I don’t have enough time to train, but as Evan gets older and Edward moves into Kindergarten my schedule will open up a little.

Day 59

Day 59

I started the month with my wedding rings, and I end it with my wedding dress. Every bride knows how important it is to find the perfect dress for the day she promises to love her husband for all eternity. I had mine custom made, and I loved it. My husband said he did too. It’s been hanging in my closet wrapped in plastic for the last 8 years, so it was fun to get it out again. I took it outside so I could get some nice soft natural light for the shot.


And that’s February done! I had a lot of fun with this month’s theme of ‘love,’ and next month should be even funner…the theme for March is ‘Famous Movies Recreated with Tiny Action Figures!’ A bit of a mouthful, but I’m so looking forward to this one! I have my team assembled (see below) and we are taking suggestions. Just leave a comment if there is a movie you’d like to see recreated with tiny action figures :)

Ready for action!