4/21/2006

The eye of Ethan

Several weeks ago, Keith bought Ethan a digital camera. Yeah, that's what I said...WHAT? He quickly informed me that it was a CHEAP camera, 12 dollars to be exact. You can tell it's cheap when you see the resolution of the pictures but it's a great way for kids to have almost instant photo feedback. It doesn't have a preview screen on the back but you can still plug it into the computer and see your masterpiece fairly quickly.
I put together a little montage of Ethan's latest work...


Watch the video

20 comments:

drewey fern said...

Hmmmm, I think I see an artistic eye emerging! Slightly amateur, perhaps, but definitely creative. Hey, here comes the rest of him emerging too! (Sorry about that last line - the phrase artistic eye emerging was just too good to pass up.)

Avalanche Cowpoke said...

That was great Ethan!!! Hey, I really like the music too! Who's the singer? Ol' 'Lanche was a tappin' his feet---and doin' his horsey grin!

ljmax said...

Good 'ol Raffi has the best kids songs!

the Joneses said...

That was entirely charming. How long did it take to put together that video? Ethan's subject matter made me laugh several times. It's obvious that Drew is on his eye level. :) I can't wait to show the video to Darren when he gets home.

-- SJ

Claire said...

When I pulled down the live bookmark and saw the title about the eye, I was a little afraid that it would be some sort of pink-eye picture!

That was fantastic! I think my favorites were: the totem pole, the stop sign, and you waving your paw.

KW said...

Ethan...you are soooo cute. This makes me want to give him a big ol' smack on the cheek. Where did he find the totem pole?

Mrs. RF said...

So much fun to see your world from Ethan's view! Delightful.

asaphat said...

Liane!

I am not lying when I say I came to your blog almost as soon as I found my "spam" comment and typed out a comment that said "Did you spam my blog???" I was almost taken in, but garden gnomes? I knew it had to be you. But then, before I published it, I wondered if it could have been someone else, or maybe someone trying to set you up, so I backed down.

Funny, though, really.

pennyjean said...

Excellent!

Brad said...

What a great idea to get Ethan a camera. Nice job on the slideshow, too.

The next step is to buy him a camcorder and start posting his videos. He could have his own vlog!

Claire said...

I'm surprised he didn't take pictures of himself with Drew- given his penchant for being in every picture w/him...Hee hee.

melbrown said...

A prodigy!!! I'm quite impressed... He's got the asymmetry thing down pat. Way to start 'em young, Keith.

p.s. -- I don't know if I've ever written out "down pat"... it looks really weird and I'm kind of worried that it's one of those "play it by year" type phrases... oh well.

Claire said...

Also...the title has me thinking of witches around a bubbling cauldron..."eye of Ethan, tongue of newt..."

debbie said...

oh, thank you so much for letting us take a peek of ethan's world through his eyes - it was totally sweet! it's not hard to see what's important to him....

ljmax said...

SJ--not sure exactly how long it took since I did it in bits and pieces and had lots of software glitches but if all went smoothly, I'm sure it could be done in half an hour or so...

Yeah, isn't the totem pole great? We've got lots of interesting sights right nearby!

Craig, I gave the spamming of you much thought...glad you weren't completely taken in!

janelle said...

Love the music and Ethan's artistic flare. He is your boy. I thought I made out a blur of megapixels that resembled Kathryn and another of my own legs and feets. We are flattered to be included in the montage. Finally the glory I deserve on this blog. =)

And, because I have been so bad at emailing I will say it here: YES do plan on the garage sales on the weekend after Mother's Day and before Memorial Day. Bring your own sack lunch and port-a-potty because we ain't stoppin' for no-thing or no-body!

gretchen said...

That was just awesome! Can't wait to show it to the boys: they'll love it I know.

Incidentally, a little note to Janelle here: I love reading your comments, and especially the way you deliberately misspell words so that when I read them I can hear you saying them! It's fun to "hear" your voice...

ljmax said...

Indeed, that blur is Kathryn, and your legs and feet in yet another pic, Janelle of Novi.

the Joneses said...

Addie and Stuart (especially Stuart) have watched the video about twenty-eight times.

-- SJ

janelle said...

If you're funna make me from da burbs I would prefer to be from Beverly Hills...or maybe Hamtramck...just nowheres near Wootwart or 8 Mile.

Grentchen, what misspellings? I never misspell words. =)