Shooting From the Hip

I am always looking for new and interesting ways to shoot my camera.  So, when Mishi from Secret Agent Mama laid out the challenge of literally shooting from the hip (with the bonus of winning a new camera strap), I jumped at the challenge.  After all, it was something fun, different, and I could use a new camera strap from the twisted annoying strap I call my own.  But the challenge was not challenging enough for me (you do know by now that I am an overachiever, right?).  No, I had to shoot from the hip (or navel depending on how I had my camera on my shoulder/neck), with the camera on manual, and with me selecting an area of focus.  All without looking through the viewfinder.

Did I mention I am crazy?

So after 183 shots, I got a few that I am quite proud of.  I am putting my favorite up (even if it is just slightly out of focus), though, as I love the story.  I will post others later in the week. Thanks, Mishi, for the challenge.  It was fun!

Shooting from the Hip:  Best Friends

I am so happy I got this one.  It was not easy to catch…at dusk, on manual, shooting from the naval, while they were moving.  It was just pure luck.  Sweetie and Wise Guy, for as much as they fight (and boy do they have these knock down drag out fights), have these extremely precious moments like this one, ones that melt my heart, ones where you can tell how much they adore each other.

Walking down the sidewalk after our trip to the park, the Wise Guy says, “Sweetie, you are my best friend.”

Sweetie, puts her arm around her brother, and he around her.  Sweetie says, “Awww, that is so sweet!  You are pretty cool too.  I love you, little guy.” pulling him a bit closer.


And they walk that way down the sidewalk together. Arm in arm. The very best of friends.

At least for today.

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6 Responses to “Shooting From the Hip”

  1. Angela Giles Klocke 20 June 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    Awwww…sweetness! Well done :)


  2. Corinne 20 June 2010 at 7:04 pm #

    What a sweet picture!!! Great job :)
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  3. grammy 20 June 2010 at 10:52 pm #

    I like the blurr all around them – it gives an artsy statement about them being in their own little world of just the two of them. Great effect.


  4. Jeanette Verster 23 June 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    That is such an awesome shot!!
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  5. PG 25 June 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    This one is going to be tough to beat in mishi’s contest! great capture!!
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  6. Secret Agent Mama - Mishi 7 July 2010 at 7:22 am #

    You aren’t crazy b/c there have been times I’ve done the same. One time I walked around a little festival and only shot from the hip! LOL

    That was a great shot that you entered. xo
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