What the … Duck

As you read this I am on a weekend vacation with my husband to celebrate our 12th anniversary.  We are on Mackinac Island (this was pre-written) – in a house with incredible views but NO TV, No Internet access, and NO cars on the entire island.  Yep – Me. I have made my husband promise that I can take my laptop to a restaurant with wireless so that I can check email once a day.  But still…

And since I don’t like to leave you with nothing entertaining, here is a What The Duck cartoon I thought you might like.


And for fun, and back to the whole “your camera takes nice picture thought process…” here is a shot my husband took of Jenna and me a few weeks ago. He used the Canon 5D MKII with the 35L lens at ISO 400, f 2.8 and 1/160.  If he sees this I hope he can laugh at being an example and that the 12th anniversary is not my last. And in his defense, once I explained that he needed to put the red dot on my eye he did get a slightly better shot.


Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions

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    […] 1 votes vote What the … Duck As you read this I am on a weekend vacation with my husband to celebrate our 12th […]

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    aha! that’s awesome! oh, us poor photog moms never get a good pic of us do we?!
    and those who buy the same camera as us, then think they’re pros, makes me wanna cry :(

    not calling myself a pro or anything, just that i’m working hard everyday to get better and learning so much (thanks to you) and it’s disheartening when people with lotsa money think they can do the same thing as me…..

    oh well, enjoy your holidays! happy anniversary!

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    Jenny says:

    OMG… that is so funny. I literally lauged out loud!!!!!
    I hope you’re enjoying your anniversary weekend! Congrats!
    My husband and I also just celebrated our 12th :)

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    My husband does the same thing! I’ll be shooting in Manual or AV and he’ll get a hold of it to take a few pictures, he’ll accidentally switch it or something – and then they all come out blurry, over-exposed and just terrible!

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    Lisa L says:

    lol..great uhmmmm, trees! Have fun relaxing!

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    Michelle says:

    hahhaa! Love the example shot!

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    Penny says:

    Hahaha. Reverse bokeh! I love it. LOL. Sounds like a fantastic place. Congrats…have fun and enjoy each other.

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    Kristin says:

    Hi! I’m a big fan of you and your blog, follows it from over here in Sweden :) As a dedicated amateur photographer and Photoshopper, trying to be more and more professional every day, I hate it when people say: What a beatiful picture, you must have a great camera… I love your example :)

    Keep up the good work!

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    I have so many blurry pics of me and my kids that my husband took – too funny!

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    Wow, it’s like you’re on vacation in the Witness Protection Program haha!!

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    Alexa says:

    Well, at least the background is nice and sharp! ;) This kind of picture is very familiar.

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    darlene says:

    hilarous! like he really wants to even try to compete! better just to fail miserably!

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    Terry Lee says:

    Happy Anniversary, Jodi..I totally relate to those “blurry husband shots”…thanks for the laughs! xo

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    bdaiss says:

    I didn’t make it to your example. I’m still crying over my jealousy that your at Mackinac. I miss the island! I went to MTU and spent many fun filled times camping over there – we were in college, couldn’t afford the fancy digs.

    Eat a whole bunch of fudge for me! And some Mackinac Island Fudge Ice Cream too! The cherry flavor was my favorite. Especially after a hard night of midnight hockey games. *sigh* Memories. : )

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    Maybe he was going for a soft and dreamy look : ) So dreamy you can’t distinguish anything : )

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    Lori says:

    THANK YOU for sharing the shot your husband took – I really needed that laugh!!!!!!

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    LoodyW says:

    Great shot! I assume you’re in the Witness Protection Program. ??


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