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Meeting Phil k's Family

Discussion in 'Photojournalism, Candids and Street Photography' started by beaucamera, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Last week I had the pleasure of getting to know Phil Kwong and enjoying a photo shoot with him at Point Reyes.
    Phil's vacationing here in the SF Bay area while his son, Julian, now 13, has been attending Summer Camp at Stanford.
    His wife, Margaret, and his daughter, Natalia ( 8), joined him this week.

    Yesterday the family picked up Julian at Stanford so we met for lunch and brief shopping stint at Stanford Shopping Center.
    Phil looked so much more relaxed and I got to see another side of him as he laughed and played with this kids.
    When I first met the kids, they were shy for about 30 seconds.
    Natalie loves to tease her brother.
    Julian plays it cool for a while and then can't resist joining in.
    They seem to have a great brother-sister relationship and really enjoy being with one another.

    Phil told me Margaret had been his high school sweetheart.
    That's because she is a real sweetheart, and the leveling point for this very active family.
    She is one busy lady, though, with full-time job and family.
    Julian pretends he doesn't enjoy being in front of the camera, but he wasn't afraid to show me he likes doing so.
    He's very observant.
    Natalie, on the other hand, couldn't care less.
    She's just a carefree 8 year old.

    Look how they are growing too.
    Won't be long before they are both full-fledged teenagers, Phil!

    aka beaucamera

    Most of these were taken with the D300 and Tamron 28-105 f/2.8

    #1 Julian, Margaret, Natalie and Phil
    NIKON D300    ---    50mm    f/7.1    1/500s    ISO 200

    #2 Margaret
    NIKON D300    ---    48mm    f/5.0    1/40s    ISO 3200

    #3 Phil and Natalie
    NIKON D300    ---    48mm    f/7.1    1/200s    ISO 200

    #4 Julian
    NIKON D300    ---    105mm    f/5.0    1/25s    ISO 3200

    #5 Margaret, Julian and Natalie, playing with straws at the restaurant.
    NIKON D3    ---    28mm    f/2.8    1/100s    ISO 2200

    #6 Arm wrestling
    NIKON D300    ---    38mm    f/7.1    1/15s    ISO 3200

    #7 Julian and Natalie in profile (a composite of two images)

    #8 Say Cheese!
    NIKON D300    ---    68mm    f/7.1    1/250s    ISO 200

    #9 A little sister and brother horsing around.
    NIKON D300    ---    58mm    f/7.1    1/40s    ISO 3200

    #10 More tricks and pranks
    NIKON D300    ---    38mm    f/7.1    1/60s    ISO 3200

    #11 Shopping for shirts (cheaper here than in Hong Kong!)
    NIKON D300    ---    70mm    f/7.1    1/25s    ISO 3200

    #12 Shopping for purple sheets for Natalie's room. Purple's a hard color to find in Hong Kong, but it's one of Natalie's favorites.
    NIKON D300    ---    62mm    f/7.1    1/50s    ISO 3200

    #13 Like Father like Son!

    #14 Trust and Admiration

    #15 Gosh how these kids are growing!
    NIKON D300    ---    40mm    f/7.1    1/200s    ISO 200
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  2. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
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  3. Leigh


    Feb 19, 2005
    What a beautiful series! Thank you so much for sharing it with us today!
  4. What fun! Thank you, Virginia, for sharing these wonderful photos of a wonderful family with us! It looks as though you all had a great time together!
  5. Virginia...... AWESOME THREAD
    phil is such a wonderful guy and we've seen the transformation of his family, over time.... right in front of our CAFE eyes....

    it's great that you got a chance to spend some time with them
    i'm so glad for this terrific series of images and captions

  6. Thank you Virginia! It's wonderful meeting you, and you're one of the sweetest persons I know.

    Greg said it well. Cafe is our extended family. Though most of us never met, we know each other very well, not only our photography, but also our daily life and families. The wonderful members posting here and sharing so many things here are why the Cafe is such a special place.
  7. Thanks, Paul.
    I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the whole family and seeing them together as a unit.
    I enjoy putting my pics together in a way to tell a story so you could join us and share a memory or two.
    Yes, both of these kids are growing up fast.

    You're welcome.
    Phil and I were comparing notes and sharing lenses while all this was going on.
    I had a blast.

    Connie, you would have enjoyed this too.

    So true, Greg. After seeing all the great pictures Phil has posted over the years, it was a joy to meet the family in person.

    I hope Margaret and the kids enjoyed these too, Phil.
    Have a great time at Alcatraz today!

    ....I wonder if the kids will put you in jail (we we see you again?)
    :eek: :biggrin::eek: 

    aka beaucamera
  8. Virginia, thanks for pointing to this thread.
    Any kind of Get-Together is always a great experience, no matter how many Cafe-ists are involved.

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