This is for Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Geometric Shapes. I realized I have hardly any photos of geometric shapes. They just don’t occur as much in nature and I tend to take a lot of nature shots. I am glad God doesn’t like hard and fast lines. I need someone like Him to go easy on me! 😉

This is for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Music. These are the instruments in my house.

My oldest daughter teaches herself to play songs on the piano and ukulele by watching YouTube videos. One instrument that I can’t photograph is her beautiful singing voice. It is my most favorite instrument in the world!

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My youngest daughter plays the recorder for school. In music class, they have “Recorder Karate”: for every song she masters, she receives a karate “belt” (i.e., the strings tied to the end of the recorder.) The belts progress in color as the difficulty of the songs she learns do.

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Several years ago, my husband bought me a guitar for my birthday because I wanted to learn how to play it. I realized right away that I do not possess the patience or true ambition for such an endeavor. It is my favorite instrument to listen to, however, besides my daughter’s voice :).

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This is for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Cameras and Photographers. This first one is an old camera I used to use before I really got into taking pictures. It’s been so long since I’ve used it, I couldn’t even get all of the dust off of it!

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This is the camera I use now, and I really like it. It’s a Sony Alpha SLT-A35. I just recently started shooting exclusively in manual mode which is very exciting to me! I feel like I accomplished something big. 🙂

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Lastly, here is my phone camera, which I rarely use simply because the quality isn’t as great as my Sony and I don’t have any control over things like aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings.

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