Yesterday, I photographed a colleague’s two children at a local park. Then, we went with some friends to Washington Farms (where we picked strawberries in the spring) to participate in fall activities, including a corn maze. It was a good day.
Are you ready to experience part of our fun day? Here we go!
Before the family I was photographing arrived, I photographed some wildlife at the park.
I “stalked” this squirrel for about 10 minutes. I rather like the effect, even though I have no idea how I did it.
Then the family arrived, and the real fun began. 🙂 Here are some of my favorite shots of the girls…
Watching big sister play.
LOVE these pigtails…
Both girls LOVE the ducks and geese.
They both loved the sand, too.
Older sister enjoyed being pushed on the swing by her daddy.
This stranger-child loved being pushed on he swing by his daddy, too.
From the park, we went to meet our friends and then onto the farm.
They had “duck races” in which you pumped water to move a plastic duck down a tube. I loved the pumps.
I seem to be developing a love for photographing fences.
The light metering on this is STRANGE, but I love it.
He loved this slide, made of ABS tubing (most often used for sewage/drain tubing).
After doing the farm activities (mainly geared for kids), we looked at the fall crops…
…including Indian corn…
…and “baby” pumpkins.
We took a “spin” through the vortex tunnel.
This photo was taken on f/11 with a 6 second exposure…
…and this one (taken an hour or so later) was taken at f/22, also with a 6 second exposure…
In the corn maze, Sam learned that corn doesn’t come in packages, but attached to a cob. I think he was impressed! 🙂 (I’m always impressed by that, too.)
After awhile, Sam took a load off, and I snapped this photo of him through the corn.
It was a LONG day, but a really good one. It’s always fun to visit with colleagues outside of work, and we hadn’t seen Mike and Christie and Sam in MONTHS. (Sam, by the way, is the little boy I photographed on his birthday a few months ago.)
We may go to the zoo with Mike and Christie and Sam in October. Ahhh… 🙂
For more Weekly Winners, visit Sarcastic Mom. I’ll likely include some more of our weekend’s adventures later this week.