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January 4, 2011

Picture Winter Day 4

Filed under: Photo assignments — Karma @ 4:26 pm
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“A Little Sunshine”

The prompt for today’s picture read:  “Today, keep your eyes open for signs of the sun. Polka dots, symbols, colors, shiny things…whatever helps you remember that the sun will come out tomorrow (or sometime soon, no doubt).”

This is a charm I bought my daughter for her Pandora bracelet for her birthday this past August.  I remember thinking at the time about this sweet, sunny face and how appropriate it seemed for my summer baby with the (usually!) sunny disposition.  I accomplished this shot today with  my macro converter lens attached to my 55-250mm, f29, .4 sec, and a tripod!  In addition to the close-up detail, I also like the blur of the green and gold bead in the background.


  1. Lovely green bead bokeh! That converter works great. I’ll drop that book on by one day soon. Is it okay to leave in your mailbox? I won’t be needing the second book for a while since I just started a huge novel that will take me a month to read.

    Comment by Becky Sue — January 4, 2011 @ 10:48 pm | Reply

    • Thanks, Becky! The converter is fun, but it has a veryshallow DOF and a tripod or solid resting surface is a must – probably why I don’t use it as much. I get lazy about getting the tripod out.

      Comment by Karma — January 5, 2011 @ 7:30 pm | Reply

  2. Great shot! It’s sure to make anyone smile.

    Comment by thedailyclick — January 5, 2011 @ 7:01 am | Reply

    • Thank you. It made me smile when I bought it. 🙂

      Comment by Karma — January 5, 2011 @ 7:32 pm | Reply

  3. Details here along with the background are fantastic! A happy little photo for sure!

    Comment by milkayphoto — January 5, 2011 @ 9:46 am | Reply

    • That little converter does bring out the detail – it also showed me how roughed up that jewelry gets! Thanks, Tracy.

      Comment by Karma — January 5, 2011 @ 7:34 pm | Reply

  4. I love that bead! Perfect for her. Very pretty picture too.

    Comment by Jennifer A (Bread and Putter) — January 5, 2011 @ 10:20 am | Reply

    • It is cute, isn’t it? Very Sarah. Thank you!

      Comment by Karma — January 5, 2011 @ 7:34 pm | Reply

  5. Adorable! I like the green and gold bokeh.

    Comment by Robin — January 5, 2011 @ 3:13 pm | Reply

    • Thank you. I think when I got that background bead in there was when I decided I was happy with the shot.

      Comment by Karma — January 5, 2011 @ 7:35 pm | Reply

  6. Sun is good on these winter days! I bet your summer baby likes this reminder of how special she is 🙂

    Comment by plainmama — January 5, 2011 @ 6:09 pm | Reply

    • Thanks, Amy. Alas, but that baby is now 13 years old – it goes so fast!

      Comment by Karma — January 5, 2011 @ 7:37 pm | Reply

  7. You really took this query to heart, didn’t you? Both sunny and little.

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — January 6, 2011 @ 10:24 am | Reply

    • I hope it isn’t too literal a translation of the prompt! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — January 7, 2011 @ 7:22 pm | Reply

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