Sunday, November 22, 2009

I’ll take a little bit of sun flare, por favor!

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It’s Sun Flare week at I Heart Faces.

logo i heart faces

Oh yes it is!

Now the funny thing about sun flare is

no one ever likes it.

Well, except photographers.

Photographers just love it.

They get all weak in the knees for it!

The regular people I know

are like

“Ummmmmmmmmmmm, Did you make a mistake?

What is that?

Can you fix it?

We don’t like that picture!'”

So I am all like,

“Ummmmmmmmmmmm, you are kidding me right?

This is SO cool!

Photographers have the hardest time getting this.

Everyone LOVES it.

Did you change your mind

now that you know how cool it is?”

And they are like

“Ummmmmmmmmmmmm, NO!

We didn’t change our minds at all.

We think you are a psycho!

Now back away from our door

with your pictures Lady.”

OK. OK. Maybe they don’t really

call me a psycho!

They do want me to back away from the door though.

Back away so they can hug me : )

Cause even though they hate the sun flare

they usually like the other pictures.

And that makes me so happy.

Taking pictures makes my heart happy.

What makes you heart happy?

Oh, and P to the S!

I know this picture is not my regular style-

there is just something about it that I loved though.

It popped out to me and said

“Pick me! Pick me!”

(and you know, when a picture pops out

and screams at you….well, you just gotta listen!)

Wait until I tell you all about this fun couple.

They will make you smile!

Kelly and Jason

4Eva!

81 comments:

Helene said...

I think it looks beautiful. I can see why you'd like that style.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

I like those sun flares too that everyone else looks bewildered about. The photo is cool!

DonnaS said...

bahahaha!! yes, sunflares...cutting off the parents heads...close ups of baby body parts, lol All those things that us 'in the know' photogs love :) Great shot!

Angie - The Arthur Clan said...

I ♥ Sun Flare in a big way...just wish I knew how to capture it more consistently. I need to get out there and practice, but Ohio never has any sun anymore! LOL!

Love your entry Becky. :)

Buckeroomama said...

I love sun flares, but I'm not very good at capturing them. :)

lifebythecreek said...

Hee! you are SO funny.. um, wait. Who are you, anyway? Do I know you? hehe. LOVE your sunflaire, by whatEVER name you use to post it! I am still laughing at the story from the workshop, and now you've made me laugh even more as I imagine friends staring at your sunflare photos and thinking "Poor thing... she was SO good, but she's lost her touch..." If they only knew...

Karyn Kuniyuki said...

That isn't sun flare, it's the blinding light reflecting off her engagement ring!! Seriously, that's the first thing I thought, gorgeous ring, what a reflection off that rock! Hope you have a great week!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! No one ever likes my sun flare pics because they think I messed up!! And I'm always like, I did that on PURPOSE people!

Drew said...

Rebeckah,

You're so good at writing articles and making me laugh. Can you keep my site updated while you're at it? I might actually have followers then. :) I love this picture and the fun (but maybe not true) story behind it.

Oh, and BTW, no house cleaners for me. I'd be up all night cleaning my house for the house cleaners that I think the only good that would come out of it would be that my house would be clean. Of course, then I would be tired. I have a feeling Mark would be okay with me being tired...if our house was clean. Enough talking in circles. :) I'm heading to bed! After I leave Pam a comment. Oh, and maybe 10 other people. :)

Mama Kayla said...

I'm with ya. Gotta love the sun flare! :-D

Hayley said...

Bahahaha!!!! Oh, don't we all know that conversation rather well! When I started practicing I was out the front with my camera shooting sun flare over the roof of the house in front of us and my partner asked what on earth I was doing, when I showed him my beautiful images of perfect star burst sunflare... well, let's just say - He didnt quite get it!! lol!!
Love it, awesome job!!!

SKELLER said...

of course your pretend conversation cracks me up!! been there, done that!

y'know, I'm crazy 'bout flare. but a whole lotta people aren't.

I shot a darling family this weekend. I surely hope they like flare, cause I got a bunch! hehehe.

lovely, fun portrait. I bet the couple loves it!!

Mon Cheri said...

Love your post-love the picture-love everything!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

It's a beautiful portrait . I always thought sunflare ruined photos ;)

Frau said...

I think I always delete those photos...not anymore they are pretty cool. I really like yours.

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

What a fun post!!!

Christal said...

you're too cute! It is so true though! We try soooo hard! I love your picture, great shot, and your post is hilarious, as usual!

Melissa G. said...

I'm so glad you listened and picked this one!

And taking pictures makes my heart happy too! =)

Madison said...

Spent some time looking at all your photos. Beautiful. I love the dove. Lots of pretty faces too.

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

I know exactly what you mean. I love the flare everyone else hates it and they make horrible comments.I know about photos that speak to you too.

A perfect photo for the theme. LOVE it.

K. said...

Omigoodness... you're so right about how only photogs seem to like sun flare. haha. When my hubby saw some of mine he asked me if I didn't want to move our son to a different spot in the yard. haha.

I think you captured it perfectly in your image. Hooray for photogs who love sun flare!

*Jess* said...

your post made me giggle :) Absolutely love the photo with the flare!

Nessa said...

It is a happy picture and makes me think, "Bright Future Ahead!"

I like sun flare, too.

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angie said...

love the commentary...made me laugh this morning :)

Kyla said...

Love it! They look like a fun couple. You have a wonderful way with words. Thanks so much for the humor bright and early on a Monday morning! ;)

Heather said...

Ha! I love your commentary. Some people just don't get us, do they? They do look like a fun couple ... good capture!

Sarah said...

I love this picture! They look like a fun couple with a great sense of humour!

As always, love your writing. It made me laugh! :D

Terrano Photography said...

It's a great style, you picked ... or should I say the pic, picked you well! :)

Foursons said...

Love your commentary on this photo. Hilarious! I tried some sun flares last night and I kept getting a bright circle on their faces. What's up with that?

mandy said...

I love reading your Blog.. I gave you a award, you may get it on my blog if u would like.

Mighty M said...

You make me smile.

Jo said...

People just don't understand the beauty of this kind of capture!! Beautiful!

Dot O said...

I love your sun flare!! I haven't tried one of these yet - our weather last week, after the theme was announced, wasn't conducive to taking the shots. When the sun finally made an appearance, my family was nowhere to be found!

My family being together makes my heart happy!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love that you are psycho. Cute psycho!!!!!
I also have pictures pop out at me...sometimes it can be scarey, and sometimes it can be good. THis one is GOOD!!!!

Hayley @ When I Grow UP said...

Funny you should ask. My photo this week definitely includes 3 things that make my heart happy...4 if you include the fact that I was taking the picture!

I'm with you...I love sunflare, but I also know many who do not. I am a pro at capturing it, but not always the faces within the shot too. (This week's I heart Faces tutorial helped.)

Great entry, as usual. Great post too!!

Tomara said...

Well... I like it. Sweet photo!

He & Me + 3 said...

Love this post and super cute picture of a cute couple.

Lisa said...

Oh yes! We definitely love sun flare photos and are THRILLED when we get a shot just right!!

Love your photo! Nice entry!!

Vic said...

The sun shots are the best. Thanks for coming by today...love your creativity going on here:)

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Very cool. You got the sun! That is sooo true how people think it was a mistake! I cracked up at your post:-)

puna said...

I love her hand on his chest! Lovely!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Love it!!! That is just a beauty shot!!! I hear you when one calls that you have to listen!!! ;)

Shonni said...

It's a great picture....I love the angle of it! and of course, LOVE the sun flare!

Miti said...

It's pretty obvious to me...

Such a cool looking shot! It does scream "PICK ME! PICK ME!".

Tracey said...

I think it looks beautiful! Great shot to me!

Merlot said...

Such gorgeous colors in that flare...what a happy photo :)

Jo@Mylestones said...

You crack me up. Love the flare!

photography mama of two said...

Love the photo its beautiful!

Kate said...

You picked well, so much personality in that shot!!

Julie Rivera Photography said...

Something about this pose just sings to me. I love her over the shoulder look and his straight on one. And the sun flare...fabulous!

Lyndsey said...

What a cute couple, and I agree when a picture jumps out at you you gotta go with it! Very nice.

Amandalynn said...

Your photos is great(his expression made me smile), and I love your whole post! So true!

4 Lettre Words said...

This is lovely.

I'm out this week b/c I have so little to choose from. :o(

CallanNMasonsMama said...

I think it's a fun pic. I love it.

Mindy said...

Awesome photo! And you are so funny! Love the commentary. :) Thanks for your comments on my blog. :)

Suki said...

What a gorgeous sunflare. Music and all creative things make my heart happy :)

Jules said...

I know what you mean, I used to think sunflare ruined the photo, until I realy got into photography and found out how much fun sunflare can be. Love your photo! And thanks for your comment on my blog too!

Molly said...

my kids and family make my heart happy...oh, and ice cream : )

thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Brooke said...

You are so right! No one loves sunflares but photographers :) I think this is a great picture too.

Stephanie said...

I love your sun flare very cool. I really need to practice my sun flare technique more i mean I do live in CA, the sunny state, right.

Great pic.

trustandobey said...

Great shot! Thank you for being such an encourager. You always have a kind word for others:)

Rosina said...

Oh Rebeckah I can't wait for more stories about this couple! I love the emotions you captured in this photo--and the sun flare just adds to it! I agree with the previous comments--you really have kind words for others, and I'm so encouraged by you! :)

Traci said...

Love the picture! But that's nothing new. They are always wonderful.

All my best and happy Thanksgiving.

Sarah Jones said...

Oh, I love it! Such sweet emotion!

Sarah Jones said...

Oh, I love it! Such sweet emotion!

Mrs. Bird said...

Good work!

Becca said...

haha I love you and I love this post - cracked me up! ;-)

Lori said...

I love the sun flare!! Especially that big sun blob in between her eyes! How can someone not love that??

I wish I was better at capturing it. :) Great job!

the monkey's mama said...

hahahaha. I loved your dialogue. Hilarious! So true, too. Ahh you are so funny!

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I love it! and I love how you wrote your post!!
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KrisFlower said...

Your posts always make me smile...And its so true about photographers lovin the sun flare...I'm glad you picked something different, it shows your range, love it!

cheers,
Kristi

Marice said...

awww thats one sweet capture! :)

u may view mine if u have time

Run DMT said...

I loved your narrative! Girl, you are a nut! LOL And a great photographer too! You're the funny photographer! ;-)

jennykate77 said...

I think the sun flare is way cool. I never get cool pics like that. You're the queen of coolness.

jen said...

so that must mean i can officially call myself a "photographer" ... 'cause i love me some sun flare ... ;)

Ms. Latina said...

I totally agree with Mon Cheri's comment wayyyyy up above! I love your blog, it always brings a smile to my face =)

I like the sun spots and I like the green one by their hands too!

Happy Thanksgiving by the way!

BE~ Photography said...

Your post made me laugh!!! I love it! Great photo! You can still see their faces and I love that!!! Great job!

Kimberly Sebastian Photography said...

I love the photo...and the way you write! It is all so true! I was laughing as I read this post! And thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. I really appreciate it!

a little bit about me... said...

loved your post.
so fun! :)

Megan Gray said...

That is so true!! Love the sun flare, but people just don't get it! They need to get out of the box and come hang with us haha!

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