A picnic on a nice summer day hosted by Sud Barik and family at their residence in Thiels, NY. Two beautiful children kept my M9 busy: 2-year old Dominic and 18-month old Chloe. It may had been a gorgeous day for outdoor fun but the light was harsh and contrasty. It called for shooting technique I learned from Cliff Mautner. All shots taken without flash or reflectors using Leica M9 and Zeiss 50mm Sonnar at f/1.5 (for shaded shots) to 2.8 (for open shade shots).