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Last week was our COLD trip to the beach. Who knew the high would be in the 60s during the last week of March in FLORIDA?? Certainly not me when I made our reservations back in December. Oh well, we tried to make the best of it. My girls wore their sweatshirts and tennis shoes to play in the sand, and the fact that I haven’t had a pedicure recently never became an issue.
When packing for the trip, I made sure to bring all my camera equipment along. I charged the batteries for my Olympus SLR, my Canon G10 and both my girls’ point and shoot cameras. I even had my back-up batteries charged and brought extra memory cards of various sizes. I don’t know if it was the cold weather, or simply that I love the camera on my iPhone 5…but I never even unzipped my camera bag while I was there. It is so nice to carry something convenient around that happens to have a good camera on it. And the ability to send the pictures to friends and upload them to Facebook within seconds is hard to beat. I think phones are slowly taking the place of cameras that do nothing but…oh my goodness…take pictures!
However, my little photographers were requesting their cameras even before we got there. I may have gotten some great shots with my phone, but nothing evoked the joy I felt when reviewing what was on my girls’ cameras once we got home. I have decided to make this a tradition. I will make sure they are able to document whatever they want to on our vacations, and then I will burn it onto a CD and probably save it on my external hard drive for later enjoyment.
Vacation through the eyes of a 5-year-old is an amazing thing. From pictures of themselves in the mirror standing on the new bed, to photos of beautiful things in shops we would never buy…I was enamored by the simple beauty they captured. They took pictures of the inside of our cottage, the sandcastles and shells they found, along with pictures of each other making the goofy faces they reserve only for their twin sister. I can also appreciate the world from their height…I never realized how much they have to look up to see everything. And the simple things they find worthy of capturing make me realize it really is all about the little things. Life sure is beautiful from these smaller points of view.
What do you do with your pictures taken on vacation? Do your kids take pictures, as well?
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