These photos were taken at my girlfriend's great grandmother's 95th birthday party. I hadn't intended to be shooting photos that day, so I didn't have my camera with me. Thus, all these photos were taken with my Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone, inside of a waterproof case, so shooting through the plastic over the lens. And then editing was done on the JPEGs that came out of the phone. But, as the saying goes, the best camera is the one you have with you. Here are 6 of my favorite images that came from that day.
My absolute favorite photo is this, 4 generations of the matrilineal line: my girlfriend, her mother, her grandmother & her great grandmother. I printed 4 copies of this photo, framed them and gave them each one as a Christmas gift this year. That way, whenever one of them is looking at the photo, there is a good chance someone else in the photo is looking at it as well.
I shot a full family portrait as well (minus me as I didn't have my real camera, tripod and wireless shutter remote). I planned ahead and brought that full kit to Christmas, but still need to edit those photos. This photo is actually a composite of 3 shots. I had to blend several exposures in order to get a single image with everyone smiling in it. But I bet you can't tell which two people have been replaced.
My girlfriend, great grandma and myself.
My girlfriend's brother & great grandma.
My girlfriend and her mother.
And here is my girlfriend's mother, her sister and great gran. So it's really Grandma and two granddaughters. All having a great laugh together. Another of my top favorites from that day, and a great one to end this post.
As always, C&C is welcomed, just keep in mind the limited source files I had to work with And feel free to venture a guess as to which two people were replaced in the family portrait. I'm curious if anyone can tell, and if so, how you can tell.