Sunday, July 4, 2010

Summer Stock Sunday - 21












A vintage look at summer for Summer Stock Sunday, hosted by Robin at Around the Island.














This photo was taken by my husband's Auntie Pat, who was a passionate photographer. Luckily for my husband's family, she took loads and loads of shots of the kids as they were growing up. She had her own dark room and a proper camera - but she was also known to use Kodak Instamatics.

Here she grabbed a shot as everyone headed towards an afternoon at the museum in Toronto. In the foreground, oldest boys Ken and Jeff lead the way. My father-in-law David chats with his aunt (I think it may be the same auntie who stood next to him and his mom in the 1930's Niagara Falls picture) as my husband Brad - the excited little guy - rushes to catch up. Obscured by David is my mother-in-law Joan, and probably my sister-in-law Karen, walking next to Grandma Smith.

I love the energy in this shot, the anticipation of heading towards something fun. And Auntie Pat's sense of composition and line turns this shot into something more than just a snapshot, as most of her photography did.

Robin says I love that she captured real moments, not just posed portraits. She must have been quite ahead of her time :)

Dianne says I'm pretty much the family photographer, I hope my photos are appreciated as much as you appreciate these :)

Louise says I can't even begin to tell you how fascinated I am with old snapshots. I get such a kick out of seeing how people dressed back then, how the cars looked, the ads, everything! This snapshot is so great!

6 comments:

Robin said...

I love that she captured real moments, not just posed portraits. She must have been quite ahead of her time :).

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Dianne said...

candid shots are the best

I'm pretty much the family photographer, I hope my photos are appreciated as much as you appreciate these :)

Louise said...

I can't even begin to tell you how fascinated I am with old snapshots, my own included, but definitely also those older than myself, and it doesn't matter if I know the people on them. I get such a kick out of seeing how people dressed back then, how the cars looked, the ads, everything! This snapshot is so great!

Akelamalu said...

Wonderful shot of a family outing!

Spiderdama said...

I think the photo is great!
Have a wonderful week:-)

Minnesota Mamaleh said...

it *is* a lovely shot! if for no other reason than a family moment captured in time. love it!