Sunday, October 11, 2009

Weekly Winners: October 4th – 10th

Weekly Winners Information

October 4th – 10th
All shots taken with Nikon D300 and Sigma 100mm 2.8f macro.

Our favorite place to go with the kids has quickly become Mottisfont Abbey. Not only is is extremely close to where we live, it couldn't be more ideal for rambunctious boys. There is a beautiful stream that runs through the property that is teeming with rainbow trout, massive lawns, sloping areas perfect for rolling down, paths that run hither and yon through the trees, walled gardens filled with flowers and insects that just beg for little boy eyes to hunt out among the leaves, bridges, conkers galore, and a free-roaming cat named Murphy. :) For the photographer in the family, there are never-ending opportunities for capturing the natural beauty of the property AND my family.

His prize.

Ding! Light through the morning dew.
Chocolate sauce, prepared and packaged to say thank you.

Minus the chocolate sauce that went on our morning crêpes, of course.Leftover bread heels make excellent rainbow trout food. So says this fella, anyway.

Sluggy stink-eye.
Boys will be boys.

Thanks to Lotus, aka Sarcastic Mom, for hosting Weekly Winners!


  1. Wow, that last shot is unbelievably perfect. Absolutely beautiful.
    (Although I do love a little slug stink eye too :)

  2. That final snap of your boys IS fabulous, definitely one for framing. I really liked the first shot too, with the baggy pants and the golden leaves.

  3. Holy crap I love that last photo of boys! I see Xmas card spot!

  4. The sweet happiness of youth in that last pic of the 3 kids! Nice.

  5. I love your photos.

    I haven't been to Mottisfont Abbey yet even though I'm just the other side of the New Forest near Portsmouth. It looks like something my sons would enjoy too. Maybe next weekend I'll take them :-)

    Oh, and slugs. Get used to them as they'll be everywhere when it rains (check inside too - they climb through windows).

  6. Great photos!

    I especially like the one of the boys running. Awesome.

  7. Ooo They are all so great, but that last shot is particularly my favorite!

  8. I *love* the shot of your boys running towards you. Those perfect trees in even spaced rows remind me so much of my time in England.

  9. These are all gorgeous!!!!!! I love the last one! And the trout shot is just perfect.

  10. The light and framing in that last shot is perfect! It's so hard to get pictures like that. You have seconds before the kids running at you are behind you.

  11. The crepes look delicious! Love the slug!

  12. Crepes? Did somebody say crepes? All of these snaps are just so yummy...thanks so much for sharing!

  13. WOW! I wanna join this club!
    Gorgeous all!

    I got nothin' compared to this, but here's my blog.. : }

  14. Sluggy stink-eye = total awesomesauce.

  15. What lovely photos!

    I'm loving your blog! I just started one of my own and would love for you to stop by.
    Eliza’s blog

  16. I miss you guy's so much ! I think the last photo of the boy's is fabulousssss darling !! Maybe the fab 5 christmas photo ?? xp

  17. What wonderful experiences you all are having. great great photo's , you are a rock star. Miss you

  18. Yes Yes Yes I agree with all the comments.

    AWESOME photos. Esp the last one.


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