Monday, September 20, 2010

Herding Cats

Herding cats is what it felt like trying to get this year's picture of all four grandchildren. My mother really, and I mean REALLY, wanted it so I picked up the gauntlet, grabbed my trusty camera and waded into the fray.


Many minutes and several hundred shots later I REALLY wanted a drink we finally got a keeper. (Well actually we got a fairly drab shot, but thanks to the miracle that is post-processing I was able to punch it up a bit and now it's more or less a keeper. It amazes me how many ridiculous ways four otherwise adorable children can screw up a simple photo.)


And now, with no further ado, may I present to you

*drumroll please*

The Grandchildren, August 2010


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22 comments:

Sheri said...

Well they are beautiful children, I am sure your mother DID want a photo so she can show them off!!

meredith said...

Awesome photo. Chez moi, it's my husband who is always clowning up the photo :)

Dave said...

a timeless piece!

Anon said...

Sweet! My mother-in-law posed the children and they dutifully, "SMILED" and then she gave them funny hats to wear. The second picture was the best, go figure.

Linda

Yaelian said...

what a lovely picture Robin:-) Your Mother must have been really happy with that..

EG Wow said...

They look so cute...how could they possibly have been a problem? LOL

ilanadavita said...

What a lovely bunch! No wonder your mom wanted to have them all together.

Mojo said...

Kids are notorious photo bombers! Nice work (and patience!)

Ralph said...

As one of 13 grandchildren at one point, Grandpa always tried to get the clan pictures when on vacation. It was something to complain about as a kid, but the major family shoots are to be treasured. Grandkids need to be photographed in total sometimes, and this group complied beautifully!

maryt/theteach said...

Fantastic photo! Lovely children! Your mother I'm sure is proud!

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Pagan Sphinx said...

Nice results! They're all adorable.

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Martha in PA said...

Wonderful shot. Kids really can make it difficult to get the perfect shot! I think that's why I like to photograph plants and flowers - LOL!


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quilly said...

They are cute kids! It looks like it is a good thing you snapped the pic when you did. Is that little's one's finger headed for his nose?

Dianne said...

they are beautiful
a treasure for any Nana :)

Jill said...

Wow, that is an AWESOME photo! Fixed or not, it truly is gorgeous. Your mom should be so happy ...

And yes, taking photos of more than one kid is truly herding cats. To get one good photo is amazing... you deserve a medal. And a cocktail. Maybe two. of both.

ronit said...

what a lovely photograph, you have a real talent!

Auntie E said...

There is always one in the family that is the clown. Looks like you have yours. Critter wants to always make faces, so capturing a great shot is hard. Love this shot however, it shows the character of each of them.
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Daryl said...

just perfect! I am betting the Grands are thrilled

shiborigirl said...

Haha. I remember my brother and me doing the same silly stuff for family shots. Congratulations... perseverance paid off here. This is adorable.

Kate

Steffi said...

Awesome photo!

Fireblossom said...

That's a marvelous shot! They are a good looking bunch!

Janet said...

Oh, that's such a gorgeous shot! Your Mom is sure to be happy with it :-)