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Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I had posted the second picture earlier on the blog. As I was reviewing photos from the day at the re enactment...I realized had another image of the couple.

The image that originally caught my eye was the mother and daughter walking away and how they were in step with each other. I didn't realize that I had also captured them earlier in the day doing their wash. You can see the same washtub in both pictures.

This was a good comment on how the the children at the time all had their chores to do...no matter how young...not a bad piece of advice to follow today!

Dan

22 comments:

shabby girl said...

You are so right! I believe that it is the very problem with today's youth. No responsibility, although in certain circumstances, with no responsible parent, they are struggling to keep it all together. We want them to be happy, we cater to them, but fail to teach the reality of life.
I posted a new "Cool Writing" on my blog that touches on this.
I just love your photos!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

chores! I can't even get my son to pick up his toys without you thinking I was removing his limbs! (he's 3, but I'm trying!)

p.s. Thank you Dan for your advice earlier today. I ordered right after your email came. :) I can't wait to get it!

dianne said...

Beautiful photos Dan and you are right, children should be taught that it is a good thing to share in the chores that need to be done,they are a part of the household and it teaches them to be confident, responsible and self reliant as they grow older. ♡

Dan Felstead said...

Shabby girl...I couldn't find the post you are talking about...on your main blog?

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Jaime! That is pretty much par for the course at that age! Wait until you want them to cut the grass...older of course!

I am glad you made the decision and you won't regret it!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dianne...I couldn't agree more...not that I followed your advice but I would if I had the chance again!

Dan

Sunny said...

I think my mother gave me chores the day after I was born! Ha-ha!
Now if I could just teach Lucy to pick up her toys!
These are really sweet pictures, especially the second one.
Sunny :)

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...that is a great idea...I will pass on chores to Scooter as well! She is quite good a making a mess...now to teach her to clean up.

Dan

septembermom said...

You should see my sons' raise their eyebrows when I talk about any kind of chores. I do think it's a sign of the times when kids are so resistant to any kind of real work or labor. It's a leisure obsessed generation. Wait until they have to earn a paycheck!!

Great pictures Dan. I love them!

M. Hassan said...

First of all, I'm very curious to know where you found those beautifully dressed people on your photos.

Secondly, I'm really curious about your HDR technique. Do you shoot multiple times, or shoot once and process it with a particular software?

I really love your HDR work. The colors are beautiful and subtle.

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...I wouldn't feel too bad about it...it seems that is the consensus from everyone responding here today!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

M...thanks for asking. I use Photomatix Pro HDR software (you can Google it). I do both techniques. It is best if you have the opportunity to take the pictures...underexposed by 2 stops, normal and overexposed by 2 stops and then merge them. From time to time I will adjust the exposure of a single shot in Lightroom to the under and over but it works best with three separate digital negatives merged together.

Once merged in Photomatix...I export to Photoshop and make final adjustments. They always need adjusting after merging...too much blue or over saturated colors etc...

Hope that helps.

Dan

M. Hassan said...

Thanks for the explanation. I thought you could also merge to HDR in Photoshop.

Well, I do it differently. I only use Lightroom. Google HDR in Lightroom.

Dan Felstead said...

M. Yes I have tried HDR in Photoshop but I couldn't get the results I wanted...that is why I went to Photomatix. I did not know that HDR from Lightroom was possible...I will check into it...Thanks!

Dan

M. Hassan said...

Yes its possible, but not as perfect as HDR with exposed and under-exposed photos, but it works well.

tricia said...

Beautiful shots. Do you ever get tired of reading that? Your art is wonderful Dan. I'm so happy you share it.

Cynthia L. H. said...

I love this. The original photo is in my top three faves....
;^)

Dan Felstead said...

Tricia! Great hearing from you again and I hope things are better for you. Thanks for your kind words and have a Merry Christmas!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Cynthia! Have you received your photo yet? Just wondering.

Dan

JaviZ said...

Simply beautiful images! They seem paintings from the past.

Warmly,
Javi

Dan Felstead said...

Javiz...thank you for the kind words!
Dan

Cynthia L. H. said...

No, Dan...maybe tomorrow!
;^)