Darrick and Mara sent me some Thanksgiving Day Photos.
This one is from Darrick of the table set for the meal with Anna reading in the background.
This is a photo of Mara (in the pink top) running in the Turkey Trot.
Mara, Tom, and Katie:
Mara with Erin:
Darrick sent me this one later in the day:
Here are two photos from our Thanksgiving meal:
More photos from Mara:
Tracy sent me this photo – Darrick is in this one:
Mara sent me this photo of Katie trying on costumes in an attempt to look like Gottfried Leibniz for Halloween. I’m not convinced that Katie’s friend thinks this is a good idea
Marie is working on the pumpkin in the photo below just as Callisto escapes the house. Molly is looking on from Marie’s left.
Tiger ran outside too. Joe caught Tiger and made him pose for a photo.
Photos of Marie just prior to leaving to meet her friends for trick-or-treating. (I’m very happy with the way the first photo turned out. I’m less happy about the second due to it not quite being in focus.)
Mara sent me another titled “Leibniz after a Long Day”:
The pumpkin that Marie was carving earlier in the day…
Below is a simpler version of the above photo. It’s the -3 EV layer only. The only thing I did to it was run unsharp mask on it. The photo above was made from four exposures and three tone layers. I ended up interposing yet another gray (partially transparent black) layer on top of the tone layers and masked it to show just the pumpkin since the rest of the scene ended up being too bright and distracting. That mostly grey layer ended up darkening the non-pumpkin portions of the scene making them less distracting. The nice thing about it is that, using the opacity slider, it’s possible to make it as light or as dark as we want.
Joe reads while waiting for trick-or-treaters. It must have been a very good book because he hardly moved at all during that 30 second, f/10 exposure at ISO 100. (The exposure for the pumpkin was only one second.)
This is a video of Katie’s dance performance at the 2012 OPUS chamber music camp on Aug 10, 2012. Vivienne, in blue, is the teacher. Robin, in green, is the other student. The three designed the interpretive dance themselves. This performance was a part of the Arts Connections Seminar.