#projectcapture #capturingeloise

#projectcapture is about capturing the personalities of my children in pictures. Though we have four children at this point, I’m always amazed at how each child’s personality is different. Eloise seems to be more determined than our other children. She’s advanced in everything she does. She’s attached to mommy and daddy (mostly mommy) and has such a sweet face that charms all who look at her.


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And here are a few more:

#projectcapture #capturinglucas

#projectcapture is about capturing the personalities of my children in pictures. #capturinglucas took the most thought. Lucas expresses himself more in his mind than in his actions. Lucas is extremely thoughtful of his siblings – especially his baby sister. He gives incredible thought to everything he says. He is my analyzer. You can almost see the wheels churning in his head. Give him a maze puzzle and he’s in heaven.




And here are a few more:

Backyard Baseball

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Ever since we went to the Mets game a few weeks ago, my whole family has gotten into baseball. Anna’s been working on her fastball, Micah loves anything active and is quite the natural, and we make a big deal out of Lucas having the same name as Lucas Duda, who hit a home run at the Mets game we went to.

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So, naturally, all the kids enjoy playing a bit of backyard baseball. The more we play, the more official we get. We now how bases and a pitcher’s mound. And today we even found some gloves for the kids to use…even the pink color didn’t keep Micah from want to use it.

Even Eloise joined in on the fun.
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Here are a few more pictures:

The (not golden) Bridge

Last night I went to the Mid-Hudson Bridge to get some shots for work. We’re doing a fundraiser for an organization called Solving Kids’ Cancer.

Anna is interested in what I do at my job. Every now and then when JK brings the family to the store to shop, they’ll come up and say hi. I showed Anna my computer and tried to explain what I do. I even had her edit some pictures that I was working on. But all in all, it’s pretty boring for a 7 year old. Last night was fun because we got to go out on location.

(Picture by Anna)

The goal for this project was to take some pictures of the gold lights of the Mid-Hudson bridge so that I could post them as part of the fundraiser project. The bridge was supposed to be all gold as a tribute to pediatric cancer victims and survivors. Unfortunately, there was a mix up and the bridge wasn’t all gold.

But Anna and I had fun together throwing rocks in the water and watching the water for jumping fish.

This picture is of Anna being “surprised” by a jumping fish:
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As usual, Anna asked alot questions. Here are just a few:

  • What if our car was full of water but you could breathe in it?
  • What should we get mommy for her birthday?
  • What if everyone walked with a cane?
  • What if everything was cherry flavored?

And my favorite dialog:

Anna: (In rapid succession) I want to ride in a boat. Can we get a boat? Not just a regular small boat. I mean a boat with two levels so we can be on top and bottom. We could come down here and ride in the boat with the family.
Me: I think you’re talking about a yacht.
Anna: Yeah, can we get a yacht?
Me: That would be awesome. But they’re really expensive. Like more than house!
Anna: How much?
Me: (After looking it up on my phone) Like $2 million.
Anna: You and mommy have $2 million.
Me: No, we don’t.
Anna: Yes, you do. Each of you has $1 million in your bank accounts.
Me: No, we don’t.
Anna: Yes, you do.
Me: No. Seriously. We don’t.
Anna: (Saddened by reality) Oh.

Lucas Dunking

Lucas has grown in many since moving back to the States. Both his physical and mental skills have greatly improved. It’s been such a joy to see him enjoying life. He loves cars, trucks & trains more than anything else. In fact, the way to coax him into going to Sunday school is by saying something like, “Lucas, I think they have a truck for you!” (It works every time.)

He also like balls, which of course thrills my heart since I’m also a fan. He gladly joined me in playing basketball on this afternoon. We were at Anna’s school picnic at a State park. Despite his fear of heights (he’s our timid one), he overcame for a few seconds to dunk the ball. He actually wanted to do it several times, which, of course wore me out.


Picture notes:
My wife took this picture and I edited it. I did my original edits (cropping, B&W) in iPhoto and then moved over to Photoshop to add the puzzle effect. I also removed my arm pit shadows as it was distracting and the first thing I looked at. (See original and cropped B&W.)

Lucas Dunking B&W Cropped

Lucas Dunking Orginal