I really loved the challenge of One Hour Photo the last time I tried it out. It is a great way to force myself be creative and organized in a short span of time. This time around, I had a bit of extra time, so I decided that I would attempt to imclude my post-processing time in the hour!
My girls had been at the sitter’s and were running through the sprinkler nearly all day long. They were soaked, in their undies (because I forgot to send swimsuits), covered in grass and other undetermined debris, and I sent them straight to the bathtub when they stepped through the door. I decided it was the perfect chance to get some images, since usually they are in the tub at night and the light is atrocious. Every time I try to get pictures of them in the tub they are too grainy and blurry to even try to process. This is because we have an older home and our tub is not a lovely reflective white. Oh no, it is urine yellow with black accents, as are the walls, counter, toilet, sink. It even has a lovely tropical flamingo mural to enjoy while you are sudsing-up! Not the easiest environment to get nice images. But that is a whole other post…
I really wanted to get a candid shot of the girls together in the tub, but my little darlings, who I can’t usually convince to look directly at the camera, insisted on posing and mugging like crazy. Sigh. Finally I decided I was going to have to take what I could get and just let them look at me. The resulting image was my favourite of the whole shoot. I just love the angle, the framing and their expressions. I think I might even enlarge it and put it in the hall outside the bathroom (because the bathroom walls are covered in huge, impenetrable, formica tiles).
Here is the image, entitled Tub Time.
After I got the girls out of the tub, dried and into fresh clothes. I went to let out the water in the tub. They had left their toys behind and I couldn’t resist snapping a shot. I have entitled this image Secret Synchro Practice.
Just for the record, I completed this round of One Hour Photo in exactly 53 minutes and 13 seconds, including processing for both images! Ta-da!!!