Selfies, a bird and more rain {Essence of Now}

May 31, 2013

After reading Alicia’s post on taking better family selfies, I was inspired to add to my photography tools. Alicia recommended some things to use for better selfies – one of those was a wireless clicker or wireless remote (shutter release). I had been wanting to look into one of them but was hesitant because I’m always so overwhelmed by the expense associated with some photography tools. I was very pleasantly surprised by how inexpensive the Photive Remote Control was when I found it on Amazon.

It’s such a simple little tool. The girls and I had fun trying it out and they were actually fighting over who would get to use it.

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Some smiles…

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And some silly faces…

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This, we are not smiling about. Rain, rain and more rain. Little One is looking out the window watching the flooding in the side yard. The ground is so over-saturated and every time it rains that area floods right away.

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Even the birds are looking for higher and drier ground. I watched this one for a while sitting on the gate. I love how this shot came out – taken through the blinds and window. I didn’t want to chance it flying away if I moved the blinds up. If you look closely, you can see the faint outline of the blinds.

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  • Nanci @ This Crazy Life of Mine May 31, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Fun pictures! And such pretty girls, all of you. πŸ™‚
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    • Susi May 31, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      Thanks, Nanci. Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚

  • Claudia May 31, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Cool pics. Wireless remote shutter releases are great. Which reminds I should check out a new one.

    • Susi May 31, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      Thanks, Claudia. I’m very happy that I looked into it and got one. I can’t wait to try it out some more.

  • Katrin May 31, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Love your pictures! You are such a cute family! And the bird picture is also awesome!
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    • Susi May 31, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks, Katrin. πŸ™‚

  • Sandra May 31, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Love the silly faces! Awesome technology these days–I remember how cool it was just to have a timer on a camera! πŸ™‚
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    • Susi May 31, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      Yes, so true, Sandra. I’m constantly amazed by how technology has progressed. For someone who never cared much that is a big deal!!! πŸ™‚

  • Elaine A. May 31, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Oh I just love that first shot! And your house looks SO bright and cheery! You know I ADORE the selfies and yes, the remote is a great thing! πŸ™‚

    Keep on takin’ pics of YOU!
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    • Susi May 31, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      Aww, thanks, Elaine. I’ll try… πŸ™‚

  • Jessica June 3, 2013 at 11:11 am

    It’s nice to see you in some of the pictures!

    I have a remote too but I rarely use it. The last time I tried I couldn’t get it to work right. Guess I should try again.
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    • Susi June 3, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      I hope, with the help of the remote I’ll be able to be in more pictures and also to take more of all of us. So far I like it a lot.

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