Wednesday, August 23, 2006



Blogger micki said...

tuan asked yesterday if broadband was available in my area…no it is not. Cable is not either. I’m stuck with dial up. Yes, I know I could get a satellite dish, but actually I can’t. As the clearing for our little house in the woods is only about a third of an acre, there’s no place to put the dish where it will receive a signal.

The six month cleaning at the dentist’s went well enough. It’s never as bad as I fear. Now I have six more months before I have to go back again. :o)

What makes me smile? My little guys with a new hair cut. These shots were taken right after their last haircut, three weeks ago from tomorrow. Now they’re due for another. After the weather cools down a little, I’ll trim them 1/8th of an inch longer than this cut. This one starts off at 1/8th of an inch at the ear and back of the neck, and lengthens up to 3/8th of an inch at the top of the head. They never need a comb.

Here they are doing their favorite outdoor activity…climbing one of the felled trees from hurricane Isabel. My older son had worked for a few days trying to break off the branch he is leaning on in this shot. Shortly after I took this, he succeeded. Of course he started to go down with the branch, about five feet from the ground into the branches of an ivy tree. But my son, although non verbal and moderately-to-severely autistic, is wonderfully athletic. He didn’t panic, just assessed the situation and found a sturdy branch of this dead tree to land on. It was a hard land and he came away with some cuts and bruises, but within a minute he was back to his daredevil climbing. I’ll never give up on this kid who never gives up.

My other son sat there giving me lip and throwing mushroom growth at me from the trunk of the tree while I took his picture. He’s my little stinker. I grabbed this shot in between his attacks.

Older Son
Camera - Minolta Maxxum 9000
Film - Kodak Max ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/180 +1 EV
Aperture Setting - f-4 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm portrait/macro lens
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Younger Son
Camera - Minolta Maxxum 9000
Film - Kodak Max ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/250 +1 EV
Aperture Setting - f-4 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm portrait/macro lens
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Yeah, he looks like he had been throwing stuff at you. :-)

Fun shots.

10:20 AM  
Anonymous david said...

it's lovely to read about your sons growing up in what seems to e such a beautiful rural area; great photos too!

10:45 AM  
Blogger Don said...

Fine pictures. I particularly like the action of the first one. The account of the kid's persevering was very interesting. Nice job.

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Craig said...

Excellent shot, love their expressions.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's hard to beat the rural life. Great photos of your boys, they must keep you busy!

11:41 AM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

LOL love his face on the last shot...look like he felt a little bit guilty to throwing mushroom to u:-P i'm not sure he looks handsome coz of yr pro shot or just perfect haircut:-P great capture!

1:22 PM  
Anonymous DAVE said...

Fuzzies rules =) (I'm a fuzzy myself)

Sweet pix

1:34 PM  
Anonymous jlc said...

the small adventurer

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

this is a fine portrait of a resolute adventurer!

4:45 PM  
Anonymous mar00ned said...

excellent portrait.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Beautiful boys! They look so much! Excellent images.

6:02 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Wow! You can sure tell they are brothers. I can't even imagine how busy you must be! I just adore the colors your shots have.

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Doris said...

I have to agree, I think my boys too are very handsome with the same hair cut LOL We do it year around here :-)

Even hubby OK he started the tradition LOL the boys just figured out it was much easer to care for LOL

8:08 PM  
Anonymous 19 Seconds Of Spring said...

Nice work... Very expressive!

9:28 PM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Oh my... what a guy! They grow up so fast. Take LOTS of portraits.

10:38 PM  
Blogger Vidya said...

cute one :) ! who is he ?

12:36 AM  
Blogger Vidya said...

oh ,ur son cute ! I wrote the comment and then read ;o) !!!

12:41 AM  
Blogger manju said...

Your son has given you such a cute expression ! Love it!

12:41 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

These are fine portraits to treasure and some trees are just made to climb.

3:28 AM  
Anonymous Fantom Poet said...

I could imagine the mushroon growth attack ;-) A couple of nice shots of a cute guy.

4:48 AM  
Anonymous John said...

Would never have guessed you were under fire while taking these shots. I like the top one the most. Cool reporting from the front line.

5:49 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

The framing is perfect given that you were under attack ;-) Very cute, well done!

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

To my also me of a little fear to go to the dentist, I am glad that you have surpassed it well, and also that your small one only had small contusions after climbing to the tree. Greetings.

8:00 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Older son definitely looks like he's ready for adventure and younger son appears to be plotting his next barrage of fun with fungi - nice feature of this dynamic duo!

5:09 PM  

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