Monday, May 10, 2010

Why I Take Photos

Lately he is not very cooperative when the camera is out. I can't image having the camera pointed in my direction as often as he does, so I respect his need for me to put it away. It doesn't mean I don't sneak a shot when I can since bribery shots don't work very well lately.

Today, he was playing in the garden and was overjoyed when I returned with a lost toy. He didn't even mind the camera.

200mm | ISO 200 | f/4.0 | ss 1/500

This will be the photo that will remind him of his childhood. He'll see the purple watering can he picked out for me. The pots of herbs on the deck his dad built last summer. The yellow swing he loves to spend time on. The pirate sweatshirt he insists on calling his "pirate coat." Most importantly? He'll see a sign of his joy.

That, my friends, is why I take photos.

4 comments:

Susiecw said...

Oh my, you are so right, this photo tells such a story! I love his expression and the movement. Wonderful!!

*Paula* said...

Whew! So it's not just mine that are fed up with having a camera pointed at them. Love that shot. Love the joy :)

Sarah G. said...

This is beautiful picture . . . he is getting so big! I have not had a successful picture of my daughter in nearly three years. She's at that age. I just sigh and say, well, when we look back, we'll know exactly when that picture was taken.

Oliag said...

Just discovered your blog via Shutter Sisters...and altho I take pics of my grandchildren rather than children I can tell this place is going to be a big inspiration for me....Love this photo...now I am going to check out the archives:)

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