"Children do not need to be made to learn about the world, or shown how. They want to, and they know how." -John Holt

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Fresh Air @ Griffin Park

52*+ a windy park + 2-3 sick kids + one daddy = a good photo opportunity! What did you think I was going to say!? I'm trying my darndest to stop using my camera in automatic mode but it's hard to fiddle around with the settings with three monkeys to keep in check. That's where having a Daddy along really helps out.Today's lesson was image optimizing in aperture priority. Doesn't that sound impressive? You may notice the above pictures are slightly more vivid than normal. I did that on purpose I did.And now that I'm addicted to "vivid", I thought why not bump up the contrast even more! Everyone looks so much happier all color saturated. Three cheers for PhotoShop!

What took me so long?

When Momma has fun, everyone has fun...

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"By nature people are learning animals. Birds fly; fish swim; humans think and learn. Therefore, we do not need to motivate children into learning by wheedling, bribing, or bullying. We do not need to keep picking away at their minds to make sure they are learning. What we need to do - and all we need to do - is to give children as much help and guidance as they need and ask for, listen respectfully when they feel like talking, and then get out of the way. We can trust them to do the rest."
John Holt
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George Bernard Shaw
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