Tuesday, March 09, 2010

happy campers

A few of our young people attended a week's worth of intensive training to supplement their home education. These are a few of our scientists. As we drove back home from Wisconsin, the incessant download of information kept switching back and forth between the academic experience and social exchanges. I'm glad my daughter had a good time while she was learning. In case it is not obvious already, my daughter is the one in the middle.

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Clear, blue skies made way for brilliant sunlight as the students packed their bags in their respective minivans. I already had my new Pentax in hand, because I had been taking pictures of the trees, so I asked if I could get a shot of these girls together. They lined up on one side of the road, facing the sun. They were squinting at the camera, with cabins and busy-ness behind them. I suggested they take a few steps to the other side of the road. Wanting to avoid silhouetting from the strong backlight, I used an external flash for fill-in.

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I guess they had already traded emails and phone numbers, because presently, they were just engaging in light conversation. Perhaps they had already said their goodbyes. I finished my second cup of coffee, and hopped in the Caravan, ready for two and-a-half hours of cheerful gabbing.

9 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

All three look like the kind of kids that are nice to have around.

Does your daughter have your sense of humour?

imac said...

Happiness of the youth, is so enlightening to see.

mommanator said...

looks like we had a happy time!

Craver Vii said...

Are you kidding me, EG? My sense of humor is often imitated, but never duplicated. D2 tries, but we do not allow her to speak. ;-)

Actually, D2 has this schtick she does called "randomness." I fear for her future husband.

Yeah, Imac. And I'd better not catch her hanging all over your posters, Mr. Chick Magnet.


Yes, and I wish she would let me teach her how to take pictures. Mommanator, I had to download her pics and put them up on her Facebook. (sigh) They just work me to the bones, these kids of mine.

Carletta said...

She's a cutie and looks like she has a little mischievousness in her. Hmmm....I wonder where she gets that. :)

nAncY said...

lovley girls, and good photo.
i like the choice of background.

Craver Vii said...

Mischievousness Carletta? You betcha! She spent as much time scheming and planning pranks before this trip as she did researching her presentation. The day before we drove her up to came, she said, "Daddy, I need to go to the store for some duct tape, Vaseline, and live crickets." Mmmm... I think she gets it from her mom. ;-)

Thanks nAncY. You'll see that there was still snow on the ground, but it felt like a twenty degree difference whether a person stood in the shade or direct sunlight.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Craver: That is a fun shot of the girls.

lime said...

sweet when they make new friends isn;t it?