Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Y is for Youths on ABC Wednesday

Photo taken at a butterfly release event by the Children's Discovery Museum.


Photo taken at the same butterfly release event as the above photo.


Photo taken at a dance audition to perform at a local amusement park.


Photo taken at a local art fair where there was a huge slide to occupy the kids.


I looked through all my newer photos and couldn't find anything that started with the letter Y so I dug through my archives from my old newspaper days and came up with these photos.

- AV

36 comments:

RuneE said...

What could be better than Youths? If we don't have it ourselves, we love to see it in the...youths.

Greetings from one who is in his "late youth" :-)

david mcmahon said...

The butterfly shot is great; the timing of the last shot is exquisite.

Ackworth Born said...

your youthfulness yields yells

dot said...

A sweet post. Our youth are so important and who doesn't love a butterfly!

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

That butterfly shot is cool...I presume you photoshopped it yourself? cool! I just bought Elements 6.0 and have installed it. I can't wait to play with it. I also bought a manual to go with....should open up a world of possibilities!!!

Love the last picture too.

Mike said...

I love the butterfly shot. Aren't butterflies great!

Deb said...

I like the last photo of that young boy leaping on the yellow slide.

bonnie said...

These are beautiful. What spirit you capture! A viewers delight.

Oswegan said...

Nice theme and photos.

~Oswegan

kml said...

A perfect Y - well done!!

mrsnesbitt said...

Yes! Yes! Yes!

So resourceful! I need to sort my photos in a big way!

photowannabe said...

Y was difficult for me too. I like your youthful choices.

RUTH said...

I like your photos...that first one is so lovely. :o)

Neva said...

Very nice yellows!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I just love the B&W. Perfect.

Annie said...

Youths doing youthful things - all beautifully photographed by you.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Runee, I'm a youth a heart too. Thanks for your comment.

AVCR8TEUR said...

David, What I love about photography is timing to get that perfect shot. Thanks for your comment about the butterfly shot as well. I missed a few that flew away too quickly.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Ackworth, well said. Yippee for your comments.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Dot, Youths keep us young. The butterflies are great if they stay put. :)

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Dana. I assuming you meant the first butterfly photograph. The butterfly was there so I didn't "put" it there. I just transformed a majority of the photo to b&w and kept the butterfly at its original color. Photoshop has got to be the greatest program invented.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Mike, Yes butterflies or any creature of nature are great. The challenge is to make sure they don't fly or run away. Haha!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Deb, thanks for noticing. I totally missed the Yellow for Y.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Bonnie for your kind words. To me, a challenge of photography is trying to get an emotional response from the viewer.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Oswegan. It's hard to keep up with the master such as yourself.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks kml for your comments. Now I've run out of Y photos for next time.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Denise, when we take so many photos over the years, it's tough to sort them out and remember which folder they're in. We will have to work harder the 2nd time around for ABC Wednesdays. :P

AVCR8TEUR said...

Photowannabe, Thanks for your comment. I guess we will have to go out and take more photos for the next go around for ABC Wednesdays.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Photowannabe, Thanks for your comment. I guess we will have to go out and take more photos for the next go around for ABC Wednesdays.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Ruth, I'm partial to that one too. It was my first attempt at Photoshop years ago.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Neva, You're right, there is yellows on the slide and on the little kid's shirt. I was too busy to even realize that.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Digital Flower. I guess my first try at Photoshop worked. I knew what I wanted, but had no idea how to do it. Just by trial & error, it came out the way I wanted.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Annie, glad I could share my views with everyone. What did we do before blogging???

Andrea said...

Love all of your pictures today. Great post.

NYCindividual said...

Beautiful Kodak moments!

Lynette said...

Great, just great recent photos for all of us to enjoy! Thanks for your visits to my blog.

I have just talked with Mama on her cell phone--I'm home still, doing laundry, allowing Duncan plenty of time outside his kennel and some well-deserved attention, tending to her get-well bouquet from a neighbor, etc.--she said she had an OK night, ate a bit more breakfast, and has not seemed as dizzy when she's sitting up, but she said she still falls asleep as soon as she lying down. She said that if I visited anyone’s blog, to say thank you for your well wishes for her, for all of us.