But the tricky thing about a perpetual motion machine is that they are difficult to photograph in their natural habitat. Most of my early photos consisted of blurs, so we bought a camera that we just keep on the "sport" setting all the time. We also take many pictures of us holding Zane, trying to contain that energy for the seconds it takes to snap the shutter.
Occasionally, however, we get lucky. We were at a restaurant called Good Time Charlie's one cloudy day in June. I don't know about Larry and Zane, but I was there for the chicken fried steak. Because if you're going to go to a place called Good Time Charlie's, you do not order a salad. We brought in the trusty tablet, so Zane would actually remain seated for the entire meal. While he was sitting there, I snapped a few pictures with my phone.
|Would you just STOP?|
I had to keep interrupting a rousing game of Plants vs. Zombies 2 in order to get Zane to actually look in the direction of the phone. After the fourth or fifth time, I started to hear the familiar refrain: "Moooommm!" I kept on pressing the button, however. That's my secret to photographing children: keep bugging them, and eventually they'll start smiling. Or stop smiling. Which also makes for some dramatically spectacular photos. Also, good blackmail photos, for those awkward teen years.
A perfectly good excuse to learn Photo Shop, I suppose.
4.) Share your top favorite photo you took in June. Give us the back story.