This month’s 10 on 10 looks slightly different from July’s 10 on 10 in that all I had to use was my iPhone and a little point and shoot camera. You see, a week ago we left for our vacation. Being bold in my attempt to improve my film skills, I walked out the door with only my film camera, leaving my digital-and-very-familiar camera sitting at home. Clearly I wasn’t thinking about how I would need to take pictures for my 10 on 10 and have them developed and ready to post the day that I returned. Just wasn’t gonna happen.
As luck would have it, my daughter got sick with Hand Foot and Mouth Disease on the way to South Texas, our destination. After a few days of constant crying about the painful blisters in her mouth and a second kid coming down with it as well, we decided to stop at Wal-Mart to pick up popsicles since every attempt at real food was a failure. Walking through the store, my eyes just happened to spot a tiny little water-proof camera. And I knew, I had to have it for my 10 on 10 project! My husband called it “impulse spending” but I like to think it was a brilliant move on my part.
We are back home and still recovering from the 10 hour drive, blisters and sore throats but I did manage to get some fun shots for this month. I started out the morning before 6am (unheard of for me) to go on a 20 mile bike ride with my mom. The sunrise was beautiful and during our second hour, it was flaring perfectly through the palm trees!
I love this shot because our little Joe had just learned to swim the day before! He was so, so proud of himself.
We took a break to go eat at Parrot Eyes for lunch. The kids did a good job of not looking posed for me.
Having a post-nap popsicle…
We ended the day with one last meal on the island before it was time to head home the next morning.
I ended up loving this month’s 10 on 10 edition. It was nice to do all of my “editing” on my phone, and underwater pictures…so fun!
Now head over to Amy Lucy | Minneapolis Photographer and see what she captured for her 10 on 10. I’m sure it’s stunning, you won’t be disappointed!