Project 10 | Soft

This month, I was responsible for picking the theme for our Project 10 challenge. (See October's theme and a brief description of the project here.) I tossed around ideas that were more obviously linked to the month of November: home, traditions, food, etc. Then one afternoon, I realized it had been a couple of weeks since I picked up my camera around my boys and I had a huge desire to create and play. I decided to test my free lensing skills, which I had only previously practiced on stationary objects.  This may not have been the best idea to practice with water around and my lens away from the camera body, but my boys know much better than to try to direct water at me with my camera out.

After taking and uploading these images, I realized I had my theme: soft. The soft focus produced by free lensing feels nostalgic and lovely. I think this theme could be taken in so many directions--from soft & cozy blankets to soft light, soft hearts to soft snow. It really is so versatile and I can't wait to see how you interpret it. I may have to re-interpret it myself throughout the month!

On another note, yes, we were playing in water in our underwear in October. Welcome to the desert's third warmest October in recent history.


  1. I love this! I really need to work on free lensing more. (And I love that since we're in AZ, water play is still an option!)

  2. What lovely pictures! I know I am going to wish I had lifestyle shots like this when my kids are older!

  3. These are so great! You make me wanna experiment!

  4. Great pictures! They capture the everyday so perfectly. These are the moments we want to remember!!


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