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Friday
Sep172010

Vacation/New Camera Part 2

So the rest of my vacation was spent with my family. This of course includes the new member of my geek bag, the new canon SLR. 

So here are a selection of photos from the rest of my trip and time with the newest of my gadgets.

 

Friday we spent time at freedom park in Charlotte were Alison decided to give

David some fashion tips. 

 

 

Brother moment. Had I been sitting there I am sure I would have assumed the same position. 

 

 

David Hodges.

 

 

Amen and Danny sharing a moment. 

 

 

Amen showing his stuff. (photo by Jeremy Hodges)

 

 

Amen proves pink is a manly color, if its on an ATV!

 

 

When not on tour Daniel mixes sound at Nexus church while dad preps the video content.

 

 

 

 

Sunday Afternoon I went for a photo walk around Charlotte. 

 

 

This is as clear as the signage around NC gets. 

 

Now that I have had the camera a couple of days I am shooting full manual, sometimes.

 

 

The city presents some interesting combinations of architecture. 

 

 

I'm still trying to understand how this city can be large, and yet small at the same time. 

 

 

This is the performing arts center as well as the bank of america building.

Im really happy with my 18mm lens and the fact that I can get the entire building on one shot.

 

 

Here I go trying to be artistic again. 

 

On memorial day we headed to Boon NC to picknick with Nikki and her kids. 

 

 

Gaves, my sister Nikki's youngest  is cooler than most 2 year olds.

At two, I don't think he remembers me much from this past christmas.

 

 

Liliana on the other hand knows that uncle Randy can be fun. Well, when he wants to be anyway. 

 

 

 

This is a face I am sure I made her mom make, many times. 

 

 

Graves just wanted to eat, why wait for his cousins when he is hungry now!

 

 

Don't tell anyone, but I think Niki still like to spin in circles.

Ok, to be fair she might claim that's all she does all day with the kids and her job etc..

 

 

 

Liliana successfully hides from my auto focus. 

 

 

Liliana continued to evade the autofocus. I think would could create an add for Trader Joe's however. 

 

 

 

Someday I hope I can remember how to get back to this lovely spot that we had lunch at.

 

 

 Liliana discovers that chips are waiting for her. Of course in that moment they become her favorite. 

 

 

 

I was attacked. That my story and I'm stickin to it. (photo by Jeremy Hodges)

 

 

Regardless of what is going on the kids just want to play in the dirt.  (Photo by Jeremy Hodges)

 

 

What are you looking at?

 

 

After lunch we all went on a short hike. 

 

 

Hmmm, I think I like being your cousin, says Liliana.

 

 

We hiked as far as David's stroller would make it. It turns out this is right next to a beaver damn.

 

 

Crystal became the pied piper on the return journey. 

 

 

Tuesday we headed to Queens Landing.

 

 

Dad took Daniel, Alison and myself on a dinner cruise on Lake Norman.

 

 

Ahhh, even a power plant can be attractive, in the right light. 

 

Put a camera in my hands and even on vacation I will hang off the side of a boat to get the shot. 

 

 

 

Sunset on Lake Norman.

 

 

Once again I try to be artsy. 

 

 

A bit of romance on the lake. 

 

 

The view from my bed, well couch. 

 

 

Friday was spent roasting and delivering coffee at Bald Guy Brew world "head"quarters.

 

 

I am editing the footage we shot here, but if you can't wait for fair trade coffee, check it out.

 

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Reader Comments (5)

Your nieces & nephews are the cutest how fun for you! It's so good to see everyone together! I think I've seen Nikki make that face too! Love that you will almost fall overboard for the perfect shot- worth it! Thanks for sharing Uncle Randy. Come visit us sometime too :o)
heidi

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

Thanks, yea we need to have dinner soon.

September 17, 2010 | Registered CommenterRandall Hodges

How dare you stir up my envy mode. ;-) Second-hand enjoyment of the family is better than none, however. Great shots. That one of Graves with the glasses is classic. His eyes look far older than his age. My next favorite is of Julle and Lilie being coy. Somehow you make me homesick for places I've never been.

September 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPappaw

Yes this is how I have come to leave California to go home and then leave North Carolina to come back home.

September 18, 2010 | Registered CommenterRandall Hodges

I am fairly sure Niki made that face at you more then once a week growing up...lol

November 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBobbie

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