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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Photographic Memory

My Dad's Foot MMS.
I sent a text to my dad the other night, letting him know I got a new camera. He responded with a picture of his foot and asked, "When can I see it? Ellen says not tonight. Send me a picture of it."

This made me laugh in two ways.

Firstly, before I turned one years old, my dad got his first video camera. It was massive! It sat on his shoulder because it was too heavy to just hold. Not only was the camera heavy, but you also had to have a separate video recorder connected via cables! It was like carrying around a VCR with you.

The very first video he took with it was of me crawling towards him. He was sitting on the floor with this massive video camera and with the VCR sitting on the ground. He was encouraging me to crawl to him, then when I got to him, someone (mother or an older brother) would pick me up and set me down farther away so I could continue to crawl towards him.

What he didn't realize was his big toe was in the lower right hand corner of the video almost the entire time. When he replayed the video for the family to see, everyone laughed at his big toe and gave his videos the name "Big Toe Productions."

This is a treasured family memory.

So how did I respond?

I sent him a picture of my new camera by sitting on the ground with my big toe in the lower right hand corner.

My Foot
My Response.
The second reason why I laughed was of course my dad thought it would be perfectly reasonable to rush over to see the camera even though it was late on a work night and I hadn't invited him. My dad is a total night owl. And of course my mom had to tell him no. And of course my dad would have to tell me, just in case I told him, "no, come on over!" And then we could blame my mom for getting in the way. But of course, mom was right.

I love my family.


  1. Ahhhhh! I'm so excited for you. I know you were itchin' for a new camera. I can't wait to see all of the fabulous photos you snap of your creations...and to continue to learn alongside you.

    And I loved hearing about Big Toe Productions! Sounds like you have a wonderful family with a great sense of humor. No wonder you turned out so great!

  2. haha.. too cute.. Now you need to name your "Photo production company" something :-)
    Enjoy that new camera.. i know i have been loving mine and learning so much.. you ever need any tips and such, I have tons of things saved and will gladly share links :-)
    *Say Cheese*

  3. Thank you!!! I'm super excited too! I went to a park yesterday and just played around with taking pictures. It actually turned out to be a nice day. Can't wait to really incorporate it into some projects I have planned. Hugs!!!!

  4. Thank you! I can't wait to see more of your pictures. I keep thinking I should sign up at 365 just so I can see more of your pictures. I would love to see what links you have saved. I have started a photography tips board on Pinterest and have just been reading and reading.

  5. Here is a link for a slideshow of my shots so far 365 has set up now:

  6. oops.. only shows last few is my link:

  7. So far my absolute favorite of yours is the Toms picture. I love the depth of field and contrasting colors. I really like Agua and Vacancy. Those blue skies are just amazing. The boy in the graveyard has such a sweet story.

  8. Awwwww What a sweet story! So jealous of your new camera, too!! ;)

    ~Abby =)

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