Suby & Sins House

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BUCKETFUL OF FUN

SIN'S IN THE HOUSE.

Suby is down and out with the relentless pain he has been courageously battling against since his trip to the dentist's on Wednesday. We had to run back to her again tonight to get the stitches taken out at around nine pm - it helps to have a dentist sister, I'm telling you! :)

I decided that since my last post on Thursday choked some of you guys to tears, I should post something to cheer you up and lift up your spirits - all the more reason to try and put a smile on your faces as it is the day before the most dreaded day of the week: Monday!

So here is something I took with the point and shoot - Olympus 700, which incidentally doesn't even belong to me - on my London expedition three weeks ago. This was again taken on the Thames embankment. It was around about 32C, a scorching hot summer's day in London, when all street entertainers and all children of London seemed to have arranged to meet by the riverside. I came across this lovely scene of childhood joy and merriment and started snapping away before worried mums dragged their children away !

BUCKETFUL OF FUN

As the miserable, moody child born on a dull and dreary winter's day, I go through the cycle of life patiently awaiting summer. As the first daffodils - harbingers of rebirth and new life, raise their delicate heads of the ground, shaking away the last of frost, I dream of days of endless summer sun when life is more fun, less burden, when people shed off their winter worries along with their winter woolies.

The sun glimmers and shimmers on sun-kissed skin, the smiles and the eyes seem to get brighter with the touch of distant, dreamy climes... Waking up to the aubade of a choir of birds rather than dismal rain pattering on the windows through the darkness, picnic in the park instead of a desk lunch, enjoying the dregs of the sun in its orange glory, with friends and fine wine instead of huddled in front of the tv, with a blanket for company.  Weekends of endless, glorious sunshine, by the river, by the lake, at the seaside. And school holidays. Summer holidays. A beach. A book. And the sound of the waves caressing the coastline of bluest dreams and coconut smell. The smell of lazy, peaceful, glorious summer days. Days you wish would never end... Days of ice cream. bucket-ful of sun and bucket-ful of fun.

Words and photography by Sinem

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

ps. Suby,babes, not to worry, with a little amendment to Shelley's words, "If summer has come, can winter be far behind?"

pps. Yep, you guessed it, Suby is NOT a fan of summer!

BUCKETFUL OF FUN

SIN'S IN THE HOUSE.

Suby is down and out with the relentless pain he has been courageously battling against since his trip to the dentist's on Wednesday. We had to run back to her again tonight to get the stitches taken out at around nine pm - it helps to have a dentist sister, I'm telling you! :)

I decided that since my last post on Thursday choked some of you guys to tears, I should post something to cheer you up and lift up your spirits - all the more reason to try and put a smile on your faces as it is the day before the most dreaded day of the week: Monday!

So here is something I took with the point and shoot - Olympus 700, which incidentally doesn't even belong to me - on my London expedition three weeks ago. This was again taken on the Thames embankment. It was around about 32C, a scorching hot summer's day in London, when all street entertainers and all children of London seemed to have arranged to meet by the riverside. I came across this lovely scene of childhood joy and merriment and started snapping away before worried mums dragged their children away !

BUCKETFUL OF FUN

As the miserable, moody child born on a dull and dreary winter's day, I go through the cycle of life patiently awaiting summer. As the first daffodils - harbingers of rebirth and new life, raise their delicate heads of the ground, shaking away the last of frost, I dream of days of endless summer sun when life is more fun, less burden, when people shed off their winter worries along with their winter woolies.

The sun glimmers and shimmers on sun-kissed skin, the smiles and the eyes seem to get brighter with the touch of distant, dreamy climes... Waking up to the aubade of a choir of birds rather than dismal rain pattering on the windows through the darkness, picnic in the park instead of a desk lunch, enjoying the dregs of the sun in its orange glory, with friends and fine wine instead of huddled in front of the tv, with a blanket for company.  Weekends of endless, glorious sunshine, by the river, by the lake, at the seaside. And school holidays. Summer holidays. A beach. A book. And the sound of the waves caressing the coastline of bluest dreams and coconut smell. The smell of lazy, peaceful, glorious summer days. Days you wish would never end... Days of ice cream. bucket-ful of sun and bucket-ful of fun.

Words and photography by Sinem

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

ps. Suby,babes, not to worry, with a little amendment to Shelley's words, "If summer has come, can winter be far behind?"

pps. Yep, you guessed it, Suby is NOT a fan of summer!

comments (20)

  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 16 Jul 2006, 02:02
Both your photo and your words are so very poetic. I absolutely love this. It may be my favorite of yours, simply because it is so joyous and carefree. It captures the fancies of the young so very well.
  • Reza
  • United States
  • 16 Jul 2006, 02:44
I dig this shot. Cute kid doing cute things. smile

Very nice. I also like the PP.
Wait, Suby doesn't like summer!? He's the only black fella I know that doesn't like summer. Not to sound stereotypical, but all of my black friends hate winter and LOVE summer.
Excellent shot of kids at play and the size of that bubble is extraordinary.
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 16 Jul 2006, 07:19
Awwww very cute shot, liking the suttle glow.
GREAT GREAT SHOT!!!

Get well soon Suby, it's good to have dr. friends and relatives, then theres also lawyer friends that come in handy and the occassional php coder too grin
  • micki
  • United States
  • 16 Jul 2006, 10:14
I don't know which was better...the photo or the prose about summer!! I am also a winter baby and do long for summer every year.

Your children will have a wonderful time year round...Mom will help them to enjoy the summer and Suby can take over with the cool weather activities when summer fades.

Oh, Suby, poor Suby! Sending you the biggest of get well wishes from the east coast of the US!! I know you're in the best of lovin' care, though.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Jul 2006, 10:14
Great great catch!!! The blurred background works well for me....the focus on the scenery is excellent!!
One of my favourites..smile
Suby, get well soon..
  • Idefix
  • Germany
  • 16 Jul 2006, 10:53
Oh what a joyful picture - it literally bursts with the enormous enthusiasm of the kids, as they are reaching for those bubbles - I love it!
  • Sarah
  • Philippines
  • 16 Jul 2006, 11:47
Love it....its a cutie shot, w/ the bubbles. smile Looks like their having a fantastic time.
  • jlc
  • 16 Jul 2006, 17:56
i love the construction of this one ; and the sweet post treatment.

have a nice end of day wink
  • deji77
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Jul 2006, 18:48
A moment well captured in words and pic!
Words of comfort to Suby.
(He doesn't like summer, doesn't like horseback riding, climbing, what does he like?!?!)
  • atunbi.
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Jul 2006, 19:36
This is a real cool shoot. I am loving it lovin it loving it.
  • Emré
  • United States
  • 16 Jul 2006, 19:46
This is a great catch on the expressions.

red shmood?
- Camera could be at the children's level, but this angle catches the faces more I think, so it's ok.
- Perhaps bw conversion was not necessary for the background?

Very original and aesthetic. I like it smile
Cheers.
  • Amira
  • Canada
  • 17 Jul 2006, 15:10
Great shot! I love the colours and play with shadows!
  • Osime
  • London
  • 19 Jul 2006, 02:48
Absolutely Beautiful! ...I want to play too tongue
  • Alicia
  • United States
  • 21 Jul 2006, 02:46
The bubbles are huge. Look at the children reaching! Wow. I'm a fall/spring person myself. Again look at the little reaching. Just beautiful.
  • Ava
  • Australia
  • 21 Jul 2006, 11:56
that kid in the hat is the cutest thing i have EVER seen
Ooo, that looks like fun!! nice dreamy feel.
  • Maran
  • Malaysia
  • 21 Jul 2006, 20:32
Heaven for children.
  • Nivio
  • Brazil
  • 26 Jul 2006, 13:54
Wow!!! Amazing bubble effect...
wow! this is a great shot, sinem. the bubbles are beautiful, and the children's hands reaching up are lovely. youve captured that split second, wonderful smile

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