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October 5, 2010

Little Reminders – Picture Fall, day 5

Filed under: Photo assignments — Karma @ 5:02 pm
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I hope you don’t take my picture for today the wrong way! I’m not bragging. Our instructor today wanted us to photograph a word as a little reminder of something we need to hear, or something we would like affirmed.

Picture Fall, day 5

My mother gave me this charm years ago – for my first Mother’s Day, I think.  Today, as the mother of two teenaged girls, I question all my decisions.  Am I doing the right thing?  Will they appreciate what I do for them – if not now, someday?  Have I done the best that I can to raise people who will make good decisions and do right by themselves and those around them?  I’m sure I’m not the best mommy ever, but I hope that some day my girls will know that I’ve always tried my best to be the best mother I can be to them.

Of possible photographic interest:  I took this photo of my 3/4″ long charm with my 55-250mm lens and Raynox macro-converter attached.  I liked the vignetting that was created by the lens and use of flash – photographers, please correct my terminology or explanation here if I’m not saying this correctly!


  1. Ahhh the eternal unanswerable “Am I doing the best for my kids” question… lol… Well I’m sure you already know the answer, purely on the basis that you’re even asking the question… Ummm… I’m sure that makes sense to someone… lol… Love the shot too btw… Your little Raynox works wonders…

    Comment by FS Photography — October 5, 2010 @ 5:27 pm | Reply

    • Thanks, Brian. Yeah, I get what you are trying to say… if someone isn’t a good parent would they bother wondering if they are doing a good job.

      Comment by Karma — October 6, 2010 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

  2. Aww, that is so sweet!
    Your kids won’t appreciate what you do for them now (or at least not all the time), but they will, when they’re grown, with kids of their own.
    Sara tells me that I’m “the best/sweetest/cutest” ALL the time, and I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts. She’ll be a teenager soon enough!

    Comment by thedailyclick — October 5, 2010 @ 6:50 pm | Reply

    • Thanks, Michaela. Nice to hear from someone who’s “been there, done that.”

      Comment by Karma — October 6, 2010 @ 4:30 pm | Reply

  3. The vignetting is beautiful! I think this shot came out great. I am not familiar with the macro converter but I’d say it worked in your favor in this case.

    Comment by Becky Sue — October 5, 2010 @ 10:04 pm | Reply

    • The macro converter will actually let me get very close, much closer than I am showing here, but it has an extremely narrow DOF, and for most extreme close-ups, a tripod or some sort of stabilization is needed. It is an interesting little tool.
      Thank you, Becky.

      Comment by Karma — October 6, 2010 @ 4:33 pm | Reply

  4. This is a beautiful little reminder of a big job in life. I like the way you photographed it.

    Comment by Robin — October 6, 2010 @ 4:55 am | Reply

  5. beautiful charm..

    Comment by james dinsmore — October 6, 2010 @ 6:16 am | Reply

    • Thanks Jim – and thanks for dropping by the blog.

      Comment by Karma — October 6, 2010 @ 4:34 pm | Reply

  6. Pretty charm and picture…wonderful mother!

    Comment by patricia weldon — October 6, 2010 @ 6:40 am | Reply

    • Thanks, Mom! Do you remember buying the charm?

      Comment by Karma — October 6, 2010 @ 4:35 pm | Reply

  7. […] It was worded slightly differently, but it seemed to me it was basically the same as the one for Little Reminders.  Oh well, I went ahead and photographed another message – but I went for a […]

    Pingback by Mid-Month Message – Picture Fall, day 15 « Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — October 15, 2010 @ 5:16 pm | Reply

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