Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sunday Snapshot - Exploring

Exploring blog 1

I love watching what they do very well, which is 
to play, investigate, learn,
experiment and explore.

Exploring blog 2

“Explore” basically means to go where you haven’t been before – which is what children 
do all of the time. 
 As they grow, they change and the world looks a little different 
from their perspective.  

Exploring blog 3
(Shortly after this was taken, Will fell off the little board, got his bottom wet
 and of course loved that part).

They often find themselves in new places and situations which can sometimes
 be uncomfortable, scary, exciting or fun.   
Their reactions can be inquisitive, fearful, subdued or joyous. 
 I love joyous.

Exploring storyboard
(Fishing for as they called it..."goo," also known as mud and dead leaves,
they thoroughly enjoyed themselves!)

  It's fun for me to watch these two create games and try new things.
They can get quite creative.

Exploring blog 4

Taken last weekend at a park we'd never explored as a family.
We'll definitely be back...and hopefully soon.

Exploring blog 5
(Violet collector).

Shot with my Nikon d700 with a 35mm 1.4 lens.
f/1.8 - 2.5
1/320 - 1/800 sec.
ISO 250
Spot metering
Taken around 4pm.

This area had beautiful light
and even some soft back light (the ones of Grace and Will 'fishing').
Back light has a haziness to it that can give an image a lovely look.

Edited with Florabella's 'Lume' action from her
Luxe II collection.

(Will with sticks).
Exploring blog 6
Please see more at Ni Hao Y'all's Sunday Snapshot.

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13 kind words:

Sophi Belle said...

I adore these, Gail. Can't wait for good weather so we can go and explore too! It's raining here and they say more rain will come this week. >_<

(P.S. I created a Google account just to be able to post faster on my favoured blogs - most of them are on Blogger. :P )

Barbara Palmisano said...

wonderful post!Have a nice day!

Courtney said...

It is so fun to sit back and watch kids explore. Beautiful pictures. I love the beauty of spring.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I just adore that last shot! They are all fabulous! I felt like I could be there sharing the day with you! Wish I could be.

I am so struck at what a big puppy you have now! Too cute!


Eva said...

What a lovely spot to explore and hang out!

Lovely photos!

Kim said...

Love seeing photos of these 2.. makes me smile.. have a great Sunday.. .Love ya MUCHO...

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

What a wonderful adventure Gail!!!! I LOVE that expression on Grace's face with the goo. So many unknowns ahead- yet it's so exciting to think of the possibilities, isn't it?!! Scary & exhilarating all at the same time!

Stefanie said...

Simply beautiful!
Looks like a wonderful spot you found :)
Happy Sunday, Gail!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Beautiful photos of you two cuties exploring!!! This series just screams Spring to me.

Hope you have a wonderful week!



Jboo said...

So lovely -- these shots are beautiful! Those two are adorable!

Hope your garage went well! Have a fun week!


Love Letters To China said...

Wow...what an amazing place. I can't believe you have such gorgeous locations to go and explore. I'm very envious right now.

Love, love, love the first one of Grace looking over her shoulder with the lake in the background. GORGEOUS!!! Can I hire you? Only catch is you have to come down south...with your kids. I'm not kidding. Maybe during the summer... :-)


Sharon Ankerich said...

Beautiful shots of an exploring day~ EK would have LOVED to be there. That is her thing!!! Creeks, treasures, and goo. LOL Blessings and love! XOXO

Kristi said...

Your daughter is lovely.

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