Tuesday, February 15, 2011

boys on a red bench

This week's theme at iheartfaces is Red. For Valentine's and also for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Campaign.

This is a picture I took this summer while in Regina visiting family before our move down to Bogota. I was bound and determined to get a few good pictures of my three boys and my sister's two... and it didn't happen until the day before we left. I threw together five outfits of mismatched stripes and plaids and dragged the five of them around my sister's neighbourhood until the whining got to be more than I could bare I got the shots I was looking for.

Now while I pride myself on having gotten some great shots of kiddos not-my-own in the past, this was quite the challenge. Not only were they, after years of my picture-taking, no longer impressed/awed by the lady-with-the-big-black-camera, but my threats and cajoling had little effect on them and their levels of cooperation. Add to that the fact that one of them was sick with a cold that had him coughing mouth wide open in 80% of the images, but another (Simon) was starting to spike a fever and feeling generally miserable (a trip to an emergency clinic that night lead to a strep throat diagnosis, poor guy).

Not to mention that never have you met a group of five sillier boys.

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This bench is about two blocks from my sister's house, along a street in the much neglected "Chinatown" area of the city. Driving passed it several times during our three weeks there, I knew it would be a fun place to drag take the boys for pictures. There is actually a whole series of these -some of which are hilarious- that I'll try to get around to posting sometime this week.

More great pics, as always, over at iheartfaces.




Here are the rest, if you're curious or want a laugh.

13 comments:

  1. what a great moment you captured! i love it!

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  2. This is a great photo of the awesomeness of boys. All of their expressions are amazing, especially littles on the end there.

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  3. LOVE this! Makes me happy just looking at it. Great capture!

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  4. Boys! You gotta love them! What a fantastic capture.

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  5. What a great picture! I just love looking at each of their facial expressions.

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  6. I love this photo...especially the little one at the end! Nice choice for red.

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  7. Great picture...love those expressions!!

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  8. This is such a cute picture! I love their expressions.

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  9. They are all so cute. What a fun picture. Congratulations on being a winner this week!

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  10. Congratulations! AWESOME shot!!

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  11. love! love! love! congratulations!!!

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