Monday, April 4, 2011

Deep in the Heart of Texas...

Please correct me if I am  wrong, but I think Texas is the only place in the world where people will flock on the side of an interstate to take pictures with the state flower. I really don't see Arizonians clamoring to take their photo next to cacti. I've always thought those pictures of people in bluebonnet fields was, well, to put it bluntly, excessively white trash. For starters, it's on the side of a busy highway. The only thing worth pulling over for on a busy highway is to pee or pickup a hot hitchhiker. Of course most hot hitchhikers are prostitutes so I really don't recommend pulling over for that reason either.

I also don't enjoy watching people bring in their fancy new cameras and attempt to be artistic like they're Annie Leibovitz. I get it, you can zoom in really close with your camera, good job. So it's out there: just because you have a nice camera does not make you a photographer and that does not mean you can offer your services to all your friends. If you've mastered the art of the factory settings and modes (portrait, action, nighttime...) then good for you. But until you start dealing with f-stops and exposure and aperture, you are no better than the person with the disposable camera. But then you still have to deal with those who are knowledgeable in Photoshop.

Anyways, to be the hypocrite that I am, we decided to take the Baby to a field of bluebonnets to have her photos taken. This field wasn't next to a highway so no +1 to our white trash attributes. We also brought our friend along with her snazzy new digital camera. She's actually a real photographer and has shot the local music scene and she wanted to try out a new lens and stuff so she offered her services.

So here are the photos of the Baby in a sea of Texas pride.


  1. You baby is preciosA!!!! I can't believe how much she has grown.

  2. LOVE. THESE. I really like the one where she looks like she is yelling ecstatically into the camera. I want to find a bluebonnet field in town for us to take Piper, because I would also like to avoid the side of the highway scene. I'm way too paranoid for that.