I love black and white but this time I couldn’t resist to put this one up in colour. The colour of the leaf Maiya is holding and the lovely matching colour of her hair forced me to go for colour this time. I also made two black and white edits of this raw file, one in Silver Efex Pro and one in Lightroom, but they still couldn’t live up to this colour-edit which was developed in-camera (!) with the “positive film” setting in the ricoh GR my all time favorite camera.
These two guys are friends since they were about 5 years of age. They are now 13. Noah is the tall one and Liam, my son, is a lot shorter but can still be considered kind of tall. You know they hit puberty and they do grow… a lot. This time they were playing soccer in the schoolyard in front of our house and I asked them if I could take their picture. Yes, sure! Ok act tough!… was my direction… and so they did… act? Thanks guys, you almost had me scared there.
On Saturday and Sunday a lot of beautiful sculptures were displayed in Almere the place where we live. Several materials were used like Ice, Wood and Sand. Artists were literally sculpting the hard materials with chainsaws. Very loud and impressive. Maiya, my daughter, like many other kids, was very much attracted by the cold frozen stuff that melts when you put your hand against it. It was kind of amazing to see such big chunks of ice. One was big enough to contain an adult and was hollow, and open on one side, so you could walk in and let family and friends take a picture on the other side of the chunk while the chainsaws roared…
Growing up with a dad who’s always pointing a camera in your face, Maiya is quite used to being photographed…however…this time she did NOT want to be photographed AT ALL. Still I couldn’t resist to take a few shots of her while we were eating an ice-cream in an ice-cream shop. The result: almost a total camera knock-out. Maiya: 1 Ricoh GR: 0
No kids or camera’s were harmed in the making of these images. :)