We have a few traditions on the holidays — Christmas we go to Illinois and spend Christmas Eve with Dean’s family and Christmas Day with mine. Thanksgiving we often see a movie while the Turkey cooks. On Easter we go to church after a family Easter egg & Easter basket hunt.
On Easter we also often take a photograph of the four of us all decked out in our Easter outfits.
So, today we went to church and came home to take a photograph with my new camera. I’d seen the self-timer a couple of times, but never used it to take a timed photo except accidentally. Clare thought she knew what to do. Dean set up the camera on a tripod in front of the house and focused on the front stoop. Joe happily posed for him.
Then Clare went out to help Dean set up the shot. She focused on him and took his photograph.
Thinking it was all set, Dean called Andrew and me to join the family photo but no one knew what to do for sure. We tried a couple of times and stood on the stoop all wearing our best “say cheese” smiles but nothing happened. We felt a little foolish, especially when cars drove by. Clare suggested we take 4 photographs and Photoshop them together.
So I thought I’dgive it a try. I did figure it out but was not fast enough to get in the photograph. And then couldn’t reproduce what I’d done the first time.
So Andrew thought he’d give it a try.
Finally Clare decides to try again. After pushing several buttons we noticed the light was flashing. She ran up to the stoop and got in the photograph just in time.
We’ve since read the manual — so next year we’ll be all set.
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Love the story! I remember the first time I used the timer on my camera, trying to figure out how it worked. Super photos!
Happy Easter, Dona! Love this post…and what a great picture you ended up with! Persistence pays off.
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You and your family are gorgeous! So is Joe (he looks like my Cleo).
Ha! Thanks everyone. The last picture is pretty good. It was a fun afternoon.
Fantastic photos. You look like a very happy family…
I have a couple of photos of three people plus the back of my head! These here are adorable.
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What a great photo essay.
I imagine this has been pointed out to you countless times, but it would appear that everyone in your family is a lot taller than you are. (grin)
Such happy smiles on everyone. Great sequence of pictures & I laughed out loud, since this is exactly how it goes around here when it comes time to do family photos. Photoshop IS our friend…
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How cute! Group self-portraits certainly take some finesse!
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Helen — we are usually a happy family.
Bridgett — funny. This self-timer thing was more complicated than we thought.
IB — yep, I’m the shortest. And they don’t let me forget it.
Brian — glad it is not just my family in which this happens.
Thanks for stopping by Jenna. Yes, we have a bit to learn in this aspect.