Tread Softly (& Contest Continues)

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A few pictures from Mother’s Day!

Tread Softly
This one I call – ‘Tread Softly and Carry a Big Stick’.

Sam doesn’t quite have the same diplomacy policy as his sister.

I call this one – ‘Wee Warrior’. Strangely enough that is a pelvis from a horse skeleton around his neck, and a rib in his hand. While the girls were happy to peer at the bones and nudge them with their feet; Sam felt a need to wear them. He asked if he could, “wear them to school”. “YA Right SAM!” He’s not quite as evolved as I’d hoped.

I spent Mother’s Day at ‘my’ Grandma’s farm, with my parents, aunt and uncles. After a great dinner, we all took a walk. It was a chilly spring day. It won’t be long now until summer (see the buds just coming out on the trees). I took a whole slew of pictures. Speaking of slough(s) …

This shot of the slough and the tree I call – ‘Still Water’. I agree I’m not that creative … can you think of a better name?

Finally, my favourite …

A family portrait. I can’t think of a name for this one. Help me out!

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MK xo
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Jenn B · May 12, 2008 at 10:32 am

cute! love the “horse bone warrior”. boys. ;)

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Andrea · May 12, 2008 at 10:40 am

Wow you take such beautiful pictures! =) I always enjoy seeing them all. My favorite though is the still water – it looks like something you would hang in your living room, or some room in your house.

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Susy-Q · May 12, 2008 at 10:46 am

I love your skills with a camera. Ever thought of selling some of your prints? They would make lovely gifts in a nice frame.

I can’t think of an English name for the last (amazing) photo because a name came to me in French first. It would be Silhouette Orageuse. I guess that translates to Stormy Silhouette!

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Noreen · May 12, 2008 at 10:49 am

great picture, sorry no ideas for any names

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Steph · May 12, 2008 at 10:55 am

That photo of the tree reflecting on the water is simply gorgeous! I also love that last picture!

naomi · May 12, 2008 at 11:22 am

the tree one is great…solitary?

For the family shot, it’s obvious- We Know… ha!

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Angella · May 12, 2008 at 12:51 pm

Those photos are GREAT!

That last one made me think of LOST. Maybe you could title it “The Others”, since you are the one taking it ;)

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Hannah · May 12, 2008 at 1:14 pm

Awesome photos!!!! I was thinking the same as Angella about the last one, it looks like the “LOST” photo!

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Aileen · May 12, 2008 at 2:30 pm

“Darkness Falls”

Wait…that’s too sinister sounding, right?

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Miz Booshay · May 12, 2008 at 3:21 pm

What a cute header!

I just love the family silhouettes!

Kristian · May 12, 2008 at 5:55 pm

Those are great and the last one is contest worthy!

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Cindi · May 12, 2008 at 7:00 pm

One of them might be called “Refections on/of Life?! The pictures are superb. Silhouette of a family? for the family picture?! Family at Sunset! I will be thinking on this…..Sounds like you had wonderful Mother’s Day. Your children are adorable. Cindi

laurie h. · May 12, 2008 at 7:16 pm

gorgeous pictures. WOW. i wish i had a farm like that so i could try to take pics as good as yours!

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Tara R · May 12, 2008 at 10:40 pm

How about “silhouettes in love”?

or is that too cheesy? Either way I love the picture.

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bunny · May 13, 2008 at 1:04 am

Great shots! Love it :)

Christina E · May 13, 2008 at 4:50 am

great pictures!

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Jennifer · May 13, 2008 at 6:23 am

I love the family portrait with the sillouettes (sp?). What a cool effect.

Michelle · May 13, 2008 at 7:00 am

I love all your pictures. Especially the family portrait – very cool! I wish I could take pictures like that. I just need to find time to actually pull the camera out!

Deb · May 13, 2008 at 8:19 am

I think you’re in the wrong industry. Your skills with a camera are absolutely amazing. I am not creative – hence I can’t think of a name for your family shot…but I would definitely be framing that one, if I were you. :)
great job and I hope you had a good Mother’s day!

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Ilissa H. · May 13, 2008 at 8:43 am

I really love the family portrait. It is beautiful! I think it could be called ‘Day’s Break’ or ‘Sillouette of a Family’ or ‘Outlining Family’ or ‘Shadows of the Generations’. Just a couple of ideas anyways.

Brenda · May 13, 2008 at 3:11 pm

The only thing that come to my mind when I was the family picture… and I didn’t know it was a family picture when this thought entered my head… was…”They wait”. They don’t look rushed or harried, just waiting.

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JaimeS · May 13, 2008 at 8:37 pm

For the last one you could call it “Silhouette of Generations” :O) Great pictures!

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Renato · May 14, 2008 at 6:43 am

Angella you took the words from my mouth!
These photos are sick, the colors, the angles, all perfect.. and this last photo is LOST like and The Others is a perfect title.

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Jennifer · May 14, 2008 at 7:14 am

I love the tree reflecting on the water. What cool pictures

Kait · May 14, 2008 at 9:54 am

Ooh! I love the silhouette (spelling?) picture! Very cool, but, no name ideas.

Danielle · May 14, 2008 at 9:59 am

Great shots!

How about “Shadows of Us”…

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Carey · May 14, 2008 at 11:06 am

What awesome pictures. I love the last one of the family portrait. Very cool!

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*andie* · May 14, 2008 at 1:08 pm

Boys and girls are so different!!!!!

I can not imagine my little princesse playing with a bone… but I can imagine my little man doing it!!!

Tammy · May 14, 2008 at 6:59 pm

Agreed, great shots. I like Danielle’s ‘Shadows of Us’.
Thoughts that sprang to my mind included, ‘Perspectives’ or ‘From Where I Stand’.
Best wishes.

bunny · May 15, 2008 at 3:58 am

Love the last pic with all the silhouettes. Great shot!

Bree · May 17, 2008 at 12:16 am

I love those pictures!

GilmoreGirl · May 20, 2008 at 6:55 am

I’d call the last one “Generations” . You are a great photographer… I lack vision in taking pics…probably why my camera sits in the cupboard now, and I forget to take it anywhere… never much of a point when the photos are all awful (apart from a few now and then).

Leslie · May 25, 2008 at 7:57 pm


Awesome pics. I would love a copy of the tree one and the family silhouette! That is my favorite tree. Fun going through the family pic and figuring out who each one is. Is it Corrie, Gayle, dad,liz, grandma, mom, gregg, rod, sam, george and Will? :) Love it!

So excited to come home. How are you feeling?


Joe · August 4, 2008 at 2:44 pm

I’m not sure if guys are allowed to post comments (sorry I’m new here) but I had to just quickly say that these photos are incredible! The colors from ‘Tread Softly and Carry a Big Stick’ are mesmorizing and ‘Still Water’ looks like it’s straight off of a movie poster.

I also like how in the silhouette you can still make out the pelvis bone on your son. It looks like he’s holding a lizard, so I like “Anolis Sunset”

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