Thursday, February 2, 2012

this or that thursday: boys

Last Sunday, we spent the afternoon in Gary's parents' beautiful backyard. It was a gorgeous day with this weird spring-like weather we've been having most of January. The boys had some fun playing football.




But more importantly, they agreed to a mini photo shoot. So I had lots of fun too. See what I mean?


 There's nothing I love more than capturing photos of my boys. Especially when I get a good one of them together...


I love this one in black and white. I think I may have to actually print one to frame.


Thanks, guys for having such a good attitude about putting up with my annoying camera on a regular basis. I really do appreciate it.


I had a couple of questions about which lens I used so I'm editing to add all shots were taken with my 85mm 1.8 with the aperture set at 1.8. If you have a crop factor camera this would be equivalent to a 50mm lens.





I would love to see what you've been shooting, too. So let's get the rules out of the way...
  • submit the url of your blog post, not your home page
  • link up a photo that was taken by you
  • include a link back to my blog in your post (you can use the button or a text link if you prefer)
  • visit a few other blogs and leave some comment love 
Okay, just link up below!

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74 comments:

  1. Deb these shots are wonderful!! I don't (can't!) do people shots well so I am always full of awe when I see great shots like these!!

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  2. You've got two incredibly handsome young men there! I bet they are heartbreakers ^_^

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  3. Handsome lads, taking after their pretty mum I reckon :-)
    Lo vely setting for your portraits.
    Thanks for hosting this.

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  4. They are so handsome! Love, love, love that B&W, Deb.

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  5. Deb these shots of your wonderful boys are just great. Love all the blurring of the background and those stellar smiles that they have. Now where did they get those smiles????? LOL. Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful group! Enjoy this amazing weather...... I keep waiting for the snowstorm to come..... but so far.....

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  6. Love the black and white - I need to remember to take more of those! :-)

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  7. They have the best smiles! Totally frameable (is that a word?) Glad you're enjoying the weather, it's insane here, warm, cold, rain, snow, I can't keep up!

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  8. They are VERY handsome and look like two peas in a pod. Love the black and white of them! Just wonderful photos of these guys,

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  9. Your boys look as if they get on really well - which is great!!! They are a really handsome pair as well.
    I really love your b/w picture - it seems to give the picture more detail.
    Nice to have these lovely pictures to look back on as well.

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  10. Very happy family1 I have no words to say more.

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  11. Love the B&W one. I really struggle with both action shots and portraits so I'm loving yours.
    Thanks for sharing them.

    Linda
    http://coachhousecraftingonabudget.blogspot.com/

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  12. They are very handsome young men. Beautiful captures.

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  13. Oh boy! You nailed those amazing shots Deb.

    Now...it's time to frame them.

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  14. Wow, wonderful shots of your boys!
    Love your b/w photo.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great day :O)
    Mette

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  15. great captures - they look like such nice young men!

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  16. What a great action shot, you really stopped the movement and crystal clear too!

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  17. These are gorgeous shots, Deb!! Your sons are handsome young men with lovely smiles. It looks like they are also great friends.
    I am not great at capturing shots like this, so I love enjoying the talents of others in this area.

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  18. They are so handsome Deb and yes, that last shot is definitely a framer! Excellent!

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  19. Wonderful shots!
    That first photo is just so precious. :)

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  20. That black and white is wonderful!

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  21. Lovely shots - family ones are the best, aren't they?! I too love the b/w one - it's so nice!!

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  22. That B&W absolutely must be framed. What an awesome picture of two very handsome young men.

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  23. Deb, your boys are so handsome! These are just beautiful captures of them!

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  24. Awesome shots. They are so handsome.

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  25. What gorgeous shots! Your sons are so handsome, and looked like they were having a great day. :)

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  26. What gorgeous pics of your handsome boys Deb! Love that glorious light and the beautiful background. Your focus is spot on! You should definitely frame that pic of the two of them. It's fabulous ;)

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  27. great portrait photography, and it always helps when you have such good looking subjects.

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  28. Hi Deb,
    Great snapshots! Love the black and white picture. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Food for Thought

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  29. Great photos deb! What nice kids to humor their mom. Mine have been on a camera break and I am itching to take their photos.

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  30. What great photos Deb- your boys are growing so quickly into such handsome young men. Certainly the kind of boys I like to see my son hanging with. What a fun time & a great way to spend the weekend.

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  31. deb, your boys are SO handsome! i bet they both are the love of women.

    interesting captures and composition.

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  32. Wonderful photos, Deb! Your boys certainly are handsome! We've been having some spring-like weather here in PA also. Even my daffodils are popping up already! I'm still waiting for Old Man Winter to make his return. :)

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  33. Great shots of your boys, Deb. You can tell they are close. :)

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  34. i swear, every time you post them, they look more like men...

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  35. So wonderful that they let you shoot them a lot! Perhaps that comes with maturity and I can count on my boys to do that when they're older?? Well, maybe not since my husband is 37 and he never lets me take a picture of him!

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  36. These are absolutely fabulous photos. I especially like the action shot. You nailed it with the dof and catching them at just a perfect moment. Awesome!!

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  37. You have some handsome boys there Deb. I wish my kids were willing to be my photographic subjects. But I don't like to have my picture taken and that has rubbed off on them :(

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  38. You have brought up some handsome young men! (I'm sure they're loving all these comments about them...) And how sweet of them to be so patient with you - the pictures are FABULOUS.

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  39. Oh I love their smiles! What handsome boys you have! I love these and you should totally frame the one of the two of them together! :)

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  40. Great pictures, Deb! Your boys are good, my kids will only get photographed if it involves photo bombing one of my other pictures. *sigh*

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  41. How lucky you are that they will even pose for you! My two want nothing to do with the camera and it's just so frustrating! Now if it has something to do with sports then my son is all about that! ha

    These are all sooo fabulous! Wondering what lens you shot with?

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  42. Great shots - they are quite cooperative, which is so nice to see (mine aren't as cooperative!). It has been such a mild winter, so bring on spring!

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  43. The weather really has been awesome this winter! Looks like they're having lots of fun. :)

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  44. Totally need to be framed! Definitely stellar work!

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  45. Always enjoy seeing pics of your boys...such handsome young men. And your clarity in your images always amazes me.

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  46. Great shots, love the black and white!

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  47. Great photos - sorry about the double link, the linky acted like it didn't work...

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  48. Your boys are so handsome :) You captured some great shots and they're so clear!
    You must have stolen our weather, we've had the wettest coldest Summer ever here in Australia I think!!

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  49. beautiful captures, deb! your boys are handsome!
    thanks for hosting~
    xo

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  50. What great shots of your boys...these are special times since they're growing so fast!

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  51. What handsome boys you have! Wonderful portraits, and great action shot too. What a beautiful backyard!

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  52. These are wonderful images that you'll treasure :)

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  53. handsome boys...real troupers...

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  54. How sweet that they let you take some shots. They have learned to pose well for you. I guess it is from all of the practice. lol.

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  55. I was blog hopping and found your site. I browsed a bit and am impressed by your photos. I really liked the shots at the plantation and dew/ice on the grass. Perhaps, I'll link up sometime. I've just had my DSLR for a year, since I had my sweet Baby Girl. I'm learning, slowly, and enjoying it greatly. I'm hoping to learn some things from your blog too!

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  56. Great shots! I'm wondering if you used the same lens for all the photos and which one it was if you don't mind sharing!

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  57. Amanda, I have no email for you, but if you come back I wanted to let you know I used my 85mm 1.8 for all of these shots! If you have any other questions just email me (the envelope at the top right) and I'll be glad to answer you directly.

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  58. What handsome boys you have Deb! That last shot of the two of them together is priceless... definitely print it big and frame it!!

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  59. Deb, What fabulous pictures. Love the one of your 2 boys...they are so handsome!

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  60. Fantastic shots!! Your boys ad so handsome :) I love seeing you capture them and imaging my boys all grown up.

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  61. Great shots.. love the fun and excitement in the 1st shot.. Your boys are really hunks!!

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  62. Good looking boys you've got there :)

    Kathy

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  63. You boys are so handsome. Gorgeous picture, I love the one in black and white; I need to use more black and white!

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  64. Oh how wonderful - and they are really awesome models!

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  65. Deb...they are so handsome, good sports too. Takes a lot to get my boys in portrait mode. Have a great weekend.

    Tiffany

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  66. these are lovely shots! definitely need to be framed :)
    have a great weekend!

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  67. It is a bitterly cold day here in Italy so I am staying warm and cosy by the fire and catching up on my blog reading. What handsome and co-operative sons you have.

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  68. Gorgeous photos!!! Looks like a fun day. I totally agree, that B&W is just screaming to be framed!!

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  69. gorgeous portraits of your boys!

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