You Capture: Body Parts

I think this has been my favorite You Capture assignment yet! I decided to try and capture 2 favorite body parts from each member of my family. It was really fun to do it and I think some of these photos are my best work yet!

One thing I paid special attention to this week was lighting. I read a post on about finding the right light for shooting pics and I really tried to keep that in mind when composing each shot. Consequently, many of them turned out just right  in their raw form and I didn’t need to do any editing other than adding the watermark. Gotta love that!

Here we go!

First up – Samson. Two of my favorite Samson parts are his “lion” eyes and his big paws. I also love his soft fuzzy face but it doesn’t translate as well on film as it does when you’re snuggling up to it!

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bodyparts paw

Wanna know something? Samson hates having his paws touched. I like to rub them and he always jerks away. Big baby.

Next – Isabella. Of course I love everything about her but this week I captured her face (particularly her big eyes and pouty little mouth) and wild hair! Poor thing inherited my hair – fine and thin. So no matter how many times we brush or comb it, her hair goes wild and does what it wants. I hope for her sake that it thickens up as it grows longer and she gets older. Mine became more manageable right about the time I graduated from college…

bodyparts face

bodyparts hair

Her hair was doing some weird Alfalfa thing on Saturday. She woke up with this one piece sticking straight up and nothing I did would tame it. Made for a fun picture!

Finally – CJ. I have always been attracted to men with muscular arms/shoulders/chest because it makes them seem strong. I guess no matter how tough I try to be, that base part of me still needs to feel protected by my guy. CJ is certainly strong (both physically and mentally) and I’ve always loved his arms. I also love how our hands look when they’re intertwined. I remember when we were dating and I glanced down one time as we were holding hands and couldn’t tell which one was his and which one was mine. I knew then it was meant to be. Can you tell whose hand is whose?

bodyparts hands


bodyparts arm

Don’t you just want to go squeeze his arm? Well I do (and did)! And he’s not even fully flexed in this pic! Be still my heart…what can I say, my honey’s still got it! 

So there you go! I hope you had as much fun looking at these pictures as I did shooting them. I’m excited to get started on next week and continue playing with light. I had forgotten how important it is and what a difference it can make!

To check out more You Capture photos, go visit Beth!

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11 thoughts on “You Capture: Body Parts

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  2. I love your dog photos! I was going to try to capture Stewie, my Bichon, but the lighting was always horrible when I was thinking about it. Great job this week! It is clear you had fun!


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