Sunday, August 29, 2010

Change of View

My photography skills have become so lackluster, I decided to turn them over to more capable hands.

I might be using the word "capable" a little to liberally, but you have never seen such enthusiasm for the art of photography as Scarlet captured the latest month of our life.

She began her photographic journey with more of a still life view. This lamp particularly caught her artistic eye.

Literally 34 shots later, the lamp was sufficiently captured.

She then moved onto more of a "capturing in the moment" phase. At first, she found faces to just distract from the image.

Mom discouraged this artistic movement, especially when she discovered most of the angles unflatteringly captured her posterior.

So she moved onto more traditional portraits.

Who can resist these eyes? I love this one,

Thanks to my Las Vegas local status, I occasionally get hooked up with a free deal or two. It's pretty awesome.

My latest, and greatest deal so far, tickets to the Miss Universe preliminaries.

I convinced my friend, Ashley to ditch her family as well and we had our first girls night out.

But first, the photographer just had to capture the occasion.

Rhode and I right before I left
Rhode only barely made the cut I guess.

Then she had to have one of the two ladies ready for their night on the town.
A little more to your right...

Too much! Too much! A little more to your left now...

and there we go!

We had a great time. The event was held at the Mandalay Bay. The people watching alone made for a fascinating evening.

It is kind of funny that they just straight from Miss "Country" to Miss Universe. Seems like a lofty title...

But then I met "Mrs. Earth" and "Mrs. Russia Earth". Trump is right, Miss Universe is a way better title.

The preliminaries included all 87 contestants doing the formal wear and swimsuit competition. And, not to brag, but even without hearing them utter a word, I totally called the winner.

.Miss Mexico. Yup, saw it coming. She was seriously beautiful. That is what is nice about Miss Universe. No need to be a piano savant or the most fascinating person you have ever spoken to as does Miss America. Just good looking. I like the straightforwardness.


Peggy Dee said...

Scarlet is amazing! That's a great shot of Miss Universe!! She's right in the middle of the frame and everything!!!

Tyler - Danielle - Emree said...

Oh you and your moms comments. I almost go to the comment page just so I can read them. I giggle every time. I am totally jealous. How fun! We totally could have won that in our prime :)

hsw said...

Too cute. :) You and Ashley looked great by the way!

Marie Davies Howick said...

You are a hot mom. Just saying.

Kendall said...

That is so cool that you got to go to the pagent! You looked beautiful!

Kylie said...

hey ask scarlet if i'm a studa-duda