Shall we do a few birthday photos?
Photos at Sha's are always problematic due to the light. We can get some light, but it is backlight which leaves subjects in shadows. We close the curtains, and then it becomes an issue of not enough light.
Being a clever boy, I brought a light for my camera.
Being a dumb boy, I forgot to insert the memory card in my camera.
So, it was the phone to the rescue. Actually, it worked well enough.
I took a photo through my wine glass, which I hadn't emptied much. As you can see, I am not a big drinker. Too bad about the dot over Sue's face, for the concept was a good one.
After the gifts, and only after the gifts, I remembered that I had brought a card. It featured some of Sue's recent photography – first the inside and then the outside because that is how Blogger inserted them.
As is the custom, JJ paraded the cake in. Shauna sang the birthday song. I forgot to sing because I was concentrating on the photos and focusing on the ever-moving JJ. Sue also took pictures. I am not sharing any of hers (or mine that I took with her phone) because we are having trouble transferring them today.
Since COVID, we don't blow out candles, or if we do, we put a solitary candle on a single piece of cake for ceremonial purposes. But Shauna has found the perfect alternative.
So that was birthday 76 for the old gal. Next comes Danica's Sweet Sixteen in less than a month.
Oh I do like the alternative to birthday candles. I am now on the search for such a decorative element. Any clues as to where Shauna found??
HAPPY BELATED TO SUE. And it looks like I would have enjoyed a piece of your cake too. Wine, not so much. Good to figure out all the issues with lighting.
Happy birthday, Sue!
I will ask Sha about the ornament.
Schedules and life have kept me from visiting but I'm checking down on all these terrific photos and wonderful occasions. Sue looks fabulous and I send belated but very happy birthday wishes. What a joyful occasion with all! Love the cake photo. (We don't blog out candles on the cake, either! I like Shauna's alternative.
On another note/post -- those snowdrop photos-- exquisite.
That is a good alternative to blowing out candles.
The candle replacement light was found in the card section of the grocery store.
How sweet! I just love these photos, all of them. It was clever of you take a photo of the wine glass. The red wine is a pretty color.
I think I'm just doing cupcakes from here on out for birthdays. The birthday person can blow out the candle on their cupcake and the problem is solved. Now, if only I could make the entire extended family implement this plan...
Happy birthday to Sue!!
Great idea to replace candles with lights. Glad Sue had a great day!
A good reason to celebrate.
Love the photos! It looks like a great time.
Great that you celebrate birthdays and have fun.
That was a fun one!
We've been using a fan to blow them out. Sometimes a mechanical one we use in summer.
The photo through the wine glass was very special and creative IMO. Really excellent!!!!! And, surprising and fun to look at closely!!!
I think your family is amazing. Love the cake shot.
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