Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday Snapshot - new friends

{Ferris Wheel - Navy Pier, Chicago}

Navy Pier4 
Last Fall I was asked by Stefanie (the lovely Stefanie who hosts Sunday Snapshot),
if I'd consider being a photo editor for An Orphans Wish.
It sure didn't take me long to say yes!
Last week I got to meet two people who I work with as a volunteer for this incredible organization.
We previously had 'talked' only in emails and on the phone (me with Heidi).

They were going to be in Chicago at a workshop and I made the trip to my favorite city to meet.

Navy Pier Triptych
(Heidi on the left and Lee Ann on the right).

By the time I'd gotten there they had already gotten familiar with North Michigan Ave.
so we took a little walk around Navy Pier.
These were a few images that I captured.
I loved the color and lines of both
the Ferris Wheel and the Swing Ride.
By the way, we didn't go on either...
we were too busy laughing and getting acquainted.
Between the three of us we have 16 children, 8 of them
adopted from China!

I'm hoping this will be a yearly get together thing.  :)

Navy Pier5

The Ferris Wheel image was taken with my Nikon d700

35 mm 1.4 lens
F - 4.5
1/5000 sec.
ISO - 200

Post processed with Florabella's Classic Workflow action,
Classic Film.
Composed in camera, my focus was on the center of the ferris wheel.

Ni Hao Yall

10 kind words:

Kate said...

A beautiful image conceived and executed perfectly Gail. If that doesn't speak summer to your soul, I don't know what would!

Ellie said...

I LOVE your ferris wheel shot! Like a hold my breath, keep going back to look at again, swoony kind of love. Beautiful image and it would be gorgeous blown up!! xo

Ps sounds like a super fun day - I will be there next week!

Stefanie said...

Yay - so glad y'all got to meet up... LeeAnn and Heidi are awesome!
And I LOVE this picture, Gail. I agree with Ellie, I can't stop going back to look at it again and again.
Beautiful in so many ways!

the meaklims said...

Okay, that ferris wheel shot is absolutely incredible... however, that swing shot is JUST as incredible... to a point where I would love them both hanging together in my house. I mean seriously, you just have to look at these and feel happy!

Amazing job!

Eva said...

Alright, I agree with Jill. Both of those shots are amazing and evoke such feelings of can you not hang them both somewhere?

Kristi said...

Isn't that ferris wheel amazing?

I live in Chicago and have photographed that ferris wheel many times. You however, captured it beautifully!

Natalie said...

Wow. Beautiful images. Love the composition and processing!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

I am always so in awe with carnival photos. These are beautiful Gail & I'm so happy you were able to have this experience & meet up. How fun.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

L O V E ! ! ! ! !


Michelle R Photography said...

Gail!!!! I can see your blog Images!!! Woo hoooooo!!!!!!! These are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! Your eye is impeccable and skill fantastic!!!

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