Monday, November 03, 2008

Hugo is at the hospital & A trip to Lake Geneva, WI

He's supposed to return by November 24, following any necessary treatment he may need to get for his poor vision and inability to focus properly. I am hopeful that when he returns, he'll be all better and ready to go on many a winter walk with me, spying all sorts of things that will look especially nice in black & white. Let's say a prayer or three for Hugo's successful return (and by successful I mean that #*%$ Nikon will repair whatever the heck is wrong with it and get it back to me by that date because I fly out of the country a few days later and Hugo MUST be with me). Amen.

Before sending Hugo to the doctor Liz & I took a drive up north to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin this last Saturday where we enjoyed the fall colors, met her parents for lunch and secretly snapped a few shots of Liz & her brother, Mike, as a present for their father's birthday.
A walk around the town.
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A Starbucks stop revived us after our walk and before our little photoshoot. (I recommend their new Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate.)
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Liz's brother was having none of my suggestion that Liz throw leaves in the air.
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Or any of the "Jazz Hands!" suggestion.
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I always take a couple headless shots, 'cause I think it's interesting to see what you get with just body language.
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5 comments:

DeniseMarie said...

Oooh, those fall leaves look so beautiful. We had a little bit of rain this weekend, though it was still in the 70s so a bit muggy. The news this morning reported highs in the mid 80s again by the end of the week. Arg.

Molly W. said...

I was on a photog blog the other day and the gal was saying how hard it is to photograph adult children and not have them look like a couple -you did a good job of that! Really lovely fall colors too. And yes, Hugo's return is a must!! (my fave is the third from the bottom)

Sarah S said...

man. I really would be having a panic attack knowing my dear gem was away... in someone else's hands... you are trusting... but I suppose they are trustworthy folks? :)

amazing photos ... love seeing fall in wisconsin... thanks for the glimpse...

Kellyry said...

YES! It is very challenging photographing men & women who aren't a couple. To convey a closeness an intimacy that comes from being family, without trodding into the romantic poses.

jen jen said...

i heart the leaves.