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We've spent the last week on the Black Sea coast, staying in an apartment in Elenite. It was a great week, but after a week of swimming, making sure that the younger kids didn't fall in the pool, and everything else that goes on during a family holiday, Libby and I are now seriously in need of a rest :)

As for this shot: it's Camilla (left), Harmony (right) and Rhowan (almost visible in the middle) playing in the pool, and is one of five portraits that I'll be posting over the next week or so.

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comment by Dan Kaufman at 12:09 PM (GMT) on 23 June, 2010

What we have here is the essence of Rule #1 (which is) HAVE FUN !

The B/W processing distills that essence.

comment by Carlos Garcia at 01:24 PM (GMT) on 23 June, 2010

Welcome home from.... uh..... your.....uh... vacation? :)

Well, at least some of the Nightingales were having fun!

I like the original too :) Nice!

comment by Paul.B at 01:29 PM (GMT) on 23 June, 2010

Wow such energy in this shot, excellent capture shows all that goes with kids and water on there hols

comment by Matthias at 02:50 PM (GMT) on 23 June, 2010

wonderfull black and white! splish splash - that's funny ^^

comment by Kurt at 10:56 PM (GMT) on 24 June, 2010

I like the shot. I like how the B&W treatment hides the green swim floats. Also the white spray of the water jumps on the B&W especially against the hair of the girl on the left. Nice shot. But I have to admit you must be brave to bring a huge 70-200 f/2.8 lens into a pool or swimming area. I always seem to get looks if I bring a camera into the pool area with my kids. It's to the point that I just don't bring it. I guess the reward is shots like this.

comment by djn1 at 09:30 AM (GMT) on 25 June, 2010

Thanks everyone.

Carlos: it was fun, but rather tiring :)

Kurt: we were lucky insofar as the pool was just outside our apartment, and not too many of the other guests were using it.