While shooting the kidlets in school uniforms this afternoon, Lea tried to get Aleks interested in an imaginary bird out the window but instead we got this expression. I like it, even if it's not what we were after.

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Strobist: Vivitar 285HV into Westcott Silver umbrella camera right, 1/4 power. Styrofoam reflector camera left.

View all photos taken: Friday, 25th January 2008, This photo: 1:17pm

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  • Panorama Paul said:
    Lovely expression... thanks for sharing this one!
  • David de Groot said:
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  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Paul :)
  • said:
    What a lovely looking son - nice photo.
  • looby88 said:
    Oh bless him, dont tell him porky pies about imaginary birds, just dangle a sausage roll or something, and then say- Oh gosh, I didnt know they grew on trees......
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks on both counts :-)

    Ah well I wasn't the one telling porky pies.
  • leadegroot said:
    Oh, poo, all the children know their mother tells them horrible lies!
    Umm, wait, thats not meant the way it came out...
  • looby88 said:
    LOL !!! one day when they are lying on that couch, talking to their shrink it will all come out, being constantly photographed, flashing lights, the trauma of sausage rolls in trees, er imaginary birds I mean........ hee hee
  • picsbymac said:
    Good job! BTW, the title 'Three Monsters' had me laughing : )
  • David de Groot said:
    Oh I'm sure they'll just think it was an alien abduction or something ;-)

    Thanks Mel :) Yes, that title seemed somewhat appropriate (even more so if you saw the original shot - Kara's head was elongated due to the wide angle lens used to get them all in, it's been a little corrected in PS)
  • looby88 said:
    I've gone and looked at the other piccies, never seen uniforms remotely like these, cant imagine aussies in anything too stuffy, it seems too laid back a country, and too hot ! Great set of potraits sir

    I know Lea wouldnt be in a school uniform ( well perhaps she would but thats your business !! ) But I guess she can just run faster than you as she manages to avoid any potraits. Or is it just that your life wouldnt be worth living if you posted them......

    Now for some cute fluffy posed dog photos and I can see you in the local mall drumming up business !!
  • leadegroot said:
    Oh, he takes lots of shots of me.
    We have a good laugh and then hit the delete key.
    I don't know where Kara gets her photogenicness (its a word if you understand what I mean!! ;)) from, but it wasn't me :)

    But if you poke through the family gallery enough you will find some of me :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Oh the private schools tend to go for more formal uniforms, but most public schools are more sensible these days (I had formal like uniforms at school, but that was a while ago).

    Well one of these days I'm sure I'll get a shot of Lea that she likes.
  • leadegroot said:
    Honey, you can publish any shot of me that you think is publishable
    (no worries, guys, he has very high standards, but you've probably already noticed that :))
  • looby88 said:
    photogenicness, its a good word, it really should exist, like expressionate should, it just sounds so much better than expressive, well to me anyway !! Well I am glad you get to laugh about your piccies. Of course he has high standards- he married you Lea !!!
  • leadegroot said:
    Ah, thanks Helen :) :blush: