Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The best laid plans
















Now that a great Thanksgiving is behind us, it is time to start thinking about the Christmas season. That involves lots of activities, but one of the first we decided to tackle was getting a special picture of our Granddaughter-Victoria. One of my main hobbies during our five years on the road has been photography and I think I have gained a bit of experience and gotten a good number of great photos of our journey. So taking some pictures of Victoria should be a snap.

Given the needs of assembling all the gear a small child needs to travel with these days and other interruptions, we did not hit the beach until later in the day than I would like for ideal pictures, not to mention the strong winds blowing off the water. The other major factor not considered was the fascination that Victoria was going to have with the beach, sand and water.

So with three people working on this project with at least two taking pictures for close to 45 minutes, we managed to take over 300 pictures! How many, you may wonder, met the planned need for a great Christmas picture of Victoria-noneL

We had a great time and certainly have some pictures that will be cherished through the years, but not the “one” we were looking for. At one point Victoria appeared to be a lemming returning to the sea. She just turned toward the water and started forward at full speed. With Grandma yelling, her mother intercepted her before she got wet, but clearly she has no natural fear of the water.

I have not given up and will get that picture before Christmas arrives-I hope!

19 comments:

Nan said...

How funny! She has a mind of her own, doesn't she!

Elaine said...

how very cute she is...I think the pictures are adorable like her..but like you say the best laid plans....have a super week...and good luck with the picture taking.

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

GREAT pics -- Victoria is ADORABLE!!

Jim and Sandie said...

I think photographing children must take a really special talent and lots and lots of patience. But she's so cute it's worth it.

FULL-TIMERS...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Oh I see several that are very special. The last one is a KEEPER for sure. Great job1

Happytrails said...

She is just adorable!! Love the naturalness of the pics! Thanks for sharing your fun day photographing Victoria!!

E Squared and Mui said...

You almost got it in a couple of scenes ... if only she'd looked towards the camera ... but then, she's a toddler and not taking direction is part of her mission at this point in her life :-))))

Judy and Emma said...

No victory with Victoria, but perhaps she will be an earth mover when she grows up. :)

Joe and Nancy Conrad said...

Victoria is just so darn cute, thanks for sharing the pictures and good luck on the next ones.

Donna K said...

They sure know how to NOT pose when you want them to. But what adorable pictures just the same. She is a really beautiful little girl - what a treasure you have.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

How can you lose when you're so sincere?

Imagine how frustrated you'd have been if you were using film... ;c)

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

Picky, picky, picky! I think they are all adorable!

Diana said...

She really is adorable - I think you got some great shots!

~~Sue and Doug~~ said...

Victoria looks so cute in her Christmsa dress!..not quite beach attire but I can only imagine the pictures!!..hope you got the perfect shot eventually!!..

Janna and Mike said...

I like the bottom photo you Victoria and her Mom.

Laura said...

I think you got some great ones! She sure is cute. Love the fancy dress with the sand.

Margie and Roger said...

Amazing! All those shots and couldn't get "the one". Luckily you'll have more time to give it another try. She is a cutie.

Hope you enjoy your stay in Florida - looks like a great RV Park. Hope it doesn't get too cold there.

Sweet Meanderings said...

Victoria is a real cutie. I think all the pictures are wonderful!
Candy

Jeff & Barbie said...

Your very own little grand-mermaid! Sounds like she loves the water. I'm sure you'll get that "special" shot!