Becca and Ryan

This is cheating a little bit, because I actually took this picture a few weeks ago (it was my Christmas card picture), but since we're introducing ourselves, I wanted to include this. This is Becca and Ryan, my 10 yr old DD and 15 yr old DS. They're great kids, and I'm so happy to be their mom!

Funny story about this picture - I took this in a field next to a car dealership. It's right off a farm-to-market road heading out of town. We were out there about 30 minutes, and I got some great shots leaning against some trees and what not. When we started to leave, a man in a pickup truck that had been parked at the dealership office started driving through the field toward us, and I worried a little bit thinking maybe it was someone from the dealership that was not wanting us to be out there (it's all one big piece of property). Anyway, he drives up and says "If you guys want to take pictures out there, that's fine - but you need to know all those trees are covered in poison ivy so be careful!" I had no idea! I called my husband who's an EMT and he said "Don't you know what poison ivy looks like?" Obviously NOT! Anyway, we rushed home, and I got the kids and myself in a quick shower, washed all our clothes, wiped down the car and everything. Then I uploaded my pics so that I could compare pictures of the ivy to pictures online, and sure enough - it was poison ivy! Luckily, we all had on long sleeves and pants, so we didn't break out!

Since it's been awhile, I don't remember all the settings. I know that I shot this in AV mode at f5.6, ISO 400, but I don't remember the ss. Then I converted to b&w in PSE2, (before I got PSE4). Let me know what you think, I'd love some CC. Thanks for looking!

13 comments:

Liz said...

I will totally let you slide for the old picture because that story is too darn funny! Also the picture is just too good to not share, wonderful shot!

Mom2Drew said...

Oh No-Poison Ivy! What a fun story to tell them. That's one of thos pics they will want to tell ALL their friends about!

Cari said...

This is a cute photo and great story to go with it!
Cari(hailirililey)

jglanzer said...

Funny story, and wonderful picture! I love it when ppl have a little story behind their POTD!! That picture is great, and looks like you are a lucky mom to have such great kiddos!

Somewhere over the rainbow said...

What cute children.
Very cute shot! :)

Donna said...

What cute kids you have. :) Working as a camp nurse I do know that poison ivy is not fun. So glad you didn't get it.

dar said...

Wonderful capture of your beautiful children.

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh, thank goodness no one got it...ack!

great capture.

meliss said...

That story is great. I would totally do something like that!

I love the photo. They look like great kids!

Andrea said...

Poison Ivy sucks! I'm glad you were all okay. I love the b&w conversion- great contrast!

Debbie said...

Oh my, what a story! I wouldn't have had a clue, either. Love the picture.

sarah (2peas: sarah elaine) said...

This is a great photo...very natural and fun. Your BW conversion looks great...good contrast!

amcess721 said...

That is a great story!!! I would have thought the old man was just trying to get you to leave the property in a creative/mean way!

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