Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday Snapshot - brothers and sisters

Pinwheels 5

"It was nice growing up with someone like you - someone to lean on,
someone to count on...someone to tell on!"

~ unknown

Pinwheels 4

"Help your brother's boat across, and your own will reach the shore."

~ Hindu proverb

Pinwheels 1

"In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips."

~ unknown

Pinwheels 2
The groundhog in Wisconsin was correct this year and we're
having an early Spring.
Sunshine, warmth and children playing outside
they're making some childhood memories.

Pinwheels 6

I think brothers and sisters can be embroiled in a sometimes - love 
and sometimes - hate relationship from the beginning. One minute
they're playing happily and the next, they're arguing about something
inconsequential. They learn to "push each other's buttons," manipulate, 
cajole, tease, share (whether they want to or not) and tolerate.
And they learn to forgive.

Pinwheels 3
Grace is the typical big sister - she likes to boss Will around, tells on him
and sometimes has him wait on her like a "butler." They both have
strong personalities and want the other to play their way.

Pinwheels 7
Will is a typical little brother - he adores Grace, follows her everywhere, 
spies on her, and bugs/torments her at times.
Both are delighted to get the last cookie, Popsicle, soda - anything
that denies the other something they might want.

That being said, they truly love each other and usually
are delightful together.
As I've said many times, we are so blessed to have them in our lives.

I happen to be an oldest sister with 3 younger siblings(a sister and 2 brothers).
My husband is the youngest brother of 7 children.
We both well understand this complex, yet wonderful
life long relationship Grace and William have.

Ni Hao Yall

And Stefanie at Ni Hao Yall has changed it up
in a good way for her Sunday Snapshot.
It's new and improved with a twist!

These were taken this week when we were off school for Spring Break
and took a walk around a local nature conservancy.
I chose the top image as my best one. Not sure it's my best but it's my favorite because
it was a candid of them doing what they do kids.

All shot with my Nikon d700 and a 35mm 1.4 lens.

The settings were:
1/2000 sec.
ISO 500

I brought all my pics into Lightroom and adjusted the exposure as needed.
Then into photoshop CS 3 where I used Florabella's
Classic Color action at about 50%,
1968 action at around 20%
and Warm Color Pop at 32% on everything except their skin.

23 kind words:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

GORGEOUS photos of Grace and Will...and I love the quotes too!!

I bet they loved those pinwheels.....they always remind me of my childhood:)

Happy Sunday Gail~



Ginny said...

Beautiful. I love her outfit!

Kim said...

LOVE those two... can't wait to meet you all one day...
Love you tons my friend..

Kim said...

I always love your photos!


Mona's Picturesque said...

Wonderful photos ♥ Can see the Love here!

redmaryjanes said...

Very nice. I never thought to put a shirt under that dress, I am going to pull Sophia's out and have her wear it now.
Brothers and sisters are a beautiful blend. I love the photos. I am the oldest of 3.

Jboo said...

Love these photos!! Brothers and sisters -- so fun and so much drama sometimes!! Hope you have a great week!

Thinking of you!


Jaymi said...

these are such great shots!! What beautiful portraits!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

I love these- the bond between them is so evident. I was an only child until I was 10- then both my parents remarried & I became the oldest & instantly had 4 brothers & 2 sisters between both families. It was an adjustment but I am so happy for all that came into my life because of it.

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Your photos are very good!!! What great subjects.

Love Letters To China said...

These are so beautiful Gail. Looking at these photos you'd think they always got along. ;-)

Every word you wrote sounded like you were describing my two lovelies. I agree..a love/hate relationship. Luckily the love always wins.

Hope your weekend was fabulous. We need to chat and catch up. So much going on around here.


Jodee said...

Cute pictures!

Terri said...

I think their all great! I also like that you wrote down all your camera settings! Score for me! =) I can learn! YAY!

I hope your husband is having some good interviews and finds a fabulous job soon! I know he will!

Sharon Ankerich said...

They are adorable together!!! XO

Wanda said...

Love how you candidly describe the sibling dynamics between Grace and Will. I never tire of seeing the two of them interact so lovingly.

These are truly beautiful moments captured. Feels like we got a chance to sneak up on them in their moment.

Happy week Gail!

Dita said...

Such lovely images of your two Beauties...I agree with Wanda...I love watching these two together!

Wishing you a great week!


Sophi Belle said...

Wow, look at them, they're so cute together! And you took perfect photos, as usual, and perfect postprocessing too!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

HAHAHA! I love that Grace has him waiting on her!

This set of pictures is absolutely stunning. I just can't get over how much William seems to have grown.

Thank you, for sharing these and giving me my morning smile!


Debbie said...

Your photos are amazing and you really have a way with words!

Stefanie said...

Just LOVE this post, and the gorgeous images you captured of your two cuties :)

Eva said...

What a fun series of photos! Nicely captured!

Chris said...

Brothers and sisters......such a special relationship. :)

Your photos are simply lovely!!! wow.....

Wisconsin, huh?

Us, too.

We are definitely loving this early spring weather.

Sharon said...

Love them all!

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