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Lucy’s Quiet Place

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This is Lucy, sitting next to the rain barrel. I’d guess that she was just looking for a little quiet time, which is a bit out of character for her, but who can say for sure.

Jungels Dance Party

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Every once in a while we get the music playing and just kinda let ‘er rip, as much as 4 girls 7 years old and under and “let ‘er rip.” We call it the “Jungels Dance Party.” My girls are still young enough not to be embarrassed by my lack of dancing skills, but time’s ticking on that clock. So, I need to enjoy it while I can.

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At the Park

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Just some pictures of the girls at the park. The picture of Norah, below, makes her look a little cross-eyed (or boss-eyed from “The IT Crowd”).

It has occurred to me that Lucy seems to be missing from in front of my lens lately. I’ll have to try and grab a few more pictures of her.

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Stella in the gardens


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A couple more pictures of Lily and Stella at the Urbana arboretum. We had gone there to try and get some (a bit belated) birthday photos. It was really hot and humid and the girls were being hostile subjects. They just weren’t into it. And to be honest, I wasn’t exactly feeling the mojo either. So I broke out the film cameras and just starting shooting for fun.

 
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This was taken inside the shade of a gazebo. It’s probably my favorite of Stella that day, but that darned sign on the left! A lack of viewfinder awareness on my part. I should have changed corners.

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Lily ask to take some pictures so I let her use my DSLR while I shot with the Mamiya TLR.  

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Here’s the corresponding picture of me.

Weekend Favorite

This is, without a doubt, my favorite picture from this weekend. I’ve been trying to get a satisfying picture of that piano for quite some time. Turns out I had to put a little girl in front of it. Go figure.

A bit unusual for me lately, but no strobes used. It was a bit later in the afternoon so the sun was giving us the nice long shadows. I used a diffuser to soften the light on Stella.

Another one I like of Norah:

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Goal!

Goal!

At school Lily has a folder that will hold all of her writing. She has to decorate the folder with pictures of her choice. Yesterday she specifically asked me to get a picture of her scoring a goal so that she could put it on her folder. Perhaps she’s just a bit too comfortable with a camera always pointed at her. Bad parent, bad!

And my alternate “Goal” shot:

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Double Rainbows

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Double Rainbows

Odd weather here in Champaign lately. This past weekend we saw a double rainbow looking out our backyard. The bottom rainbow was as complete as I’ve ever seen one. I used the widest lens I’ve got (17mm) and still couldn’t get it all in frame.

This, naturally, led to a series of rainbow pictures….

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Northern End

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Single Rainbow

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Cloud and a bit of Rainbow

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