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The Turkeys vs. the hams

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

The last few weeks have been a whirl with a very fun Thanksgiving, fun Christmas decorating and a house full of fun Company!

Here  is a look back at the priceless Thanksgiving memories!

We joined the fabulous Slattery family for our day of thanks – –


They wanted me to snap a pix for their Christmas card this year – -easy to do with such a handsome group! I picked the dark green background and worked with the sunlight. The white shirts are always a challenge for the camera but I think this worked. If you ever get asked about what people should wear for group shots….neutral colors that coordinate (not match) are a good choice.

We moved on to the annual Thanksgiving Play written this year by Steve!



It had a space theme (?) and featured their dog Daisy dressed as the turkey!




The play was a huge success!

it was now time for The Game! The Thanksgiving Football Game: Turkeys vs. Hams


The action was fast.


Aunt Donna thought she would never catch the football.


Adam was thrilled to have a break from the Army base!


Melissa outran just about everyone and did cartwheels when the ball wasn’t coming her way.


Chris takes sports very seriously.


Evan got the ball after yelling ’open’ about 20 times!


Andrew made some great catches.




Donna finally caught the ball!


In the end, it was an outstanding effort by both teams and the final goal, Thanksgiving Dinner, was enjoyed by all!


It was a perfect day and we are thankful for the fun photos to remember it all.

I used my 70-200 2.8 Canon lens for the outdoor sports shots. It is very difficult to get the action shots if you don’t have a quick shutter speed. You can adjust your manual camera settings to achieve this. You can also use the sports setting but remember that when you are on any of the creative settings your camera usually determines what to focus on sometime it is a person and sometime it is a tree. So, if you want more control over the focal point, switch over to manual and change the selection to the center point and you will be much happier with the outcome!

Have a fun few weeks getting ready for Christmas and don’t forget to keep your camera out on the kitchen counter all charged up so you will be ready to go!


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