The days are getting colder as Winter approaches. There are not many days left to go to the park, so I am trying to squeeze in as many visits as I can. My girl just loves to swing. I love to see her huge grins and hear her cackle with laughter. Her laughing sounds like cackling, I swear.My sister, Jo, came to visit last week so it was nice to have a pair of extra hands while getting to and from the park. (She was the unofficial "Baby Wrangler" while she was here.) It was a pretty chilly day and when we got there, it was practically deserted.My sister and I had a fun time taking photos of her and swinging her. I think my sister was delighted to see how much Melody enjoyed swinging. Her laughter and smiles were heart warming, but then again, we all adore her. So, we all may be a bit biased. :-)
We had an appointment near the Chelsea Market, so we had to stop by after we were done. My sister has never been there before. This is also the home of the Food Network and a lot of shows are filmed in the studio portion of the building. On some of these pumpkins, Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse's faces were carved on it.We wandered into bakeries and markets, savoring the sights and smells. Brownies were bought at Fat Witch and a delicious Peanut Butter Cup Cupcake from Eleni's was consumed all by myself. Whoops, I forgot to save some for my sister to try.This is me with Melody. It's a very rare occasion that a picture of me is taken with her since I am usually the one behind the camera. Plus, I am not too fond of having my photo taken.
On Saturday, I left everyone at home to attend a workshop called Photographing Your Knitting (And Beyond!). It was hosted by Sit 'n' Knit NYC and taught by the famous Jared Flood, aka Brooklyn Tweed!!! I couldn't miss this opportunity even though I had house guests.Jared Flood was really nice and down to earth. He spoke about camera terms in normal everyday language so that anyone could understand. Usually, I start to get confused with a glazed look on my face when I try to read my camera manual, but Jared made everything approachable. And I had a Aha! moment when I realized I have been misusing my ISO function on my camera.
Towards the end, he gave us a bunch of his Tips & Tricks. It was about using everyday household things or cheap materials instead of buying fancy equipment or props for the camera. Lots of great ideas! I am so glad I went. It was $45 well spent.