Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pictures of my father

ISO 200
With this posting I was reminded of The Cure song pictures of you.  It gave me a great idea!  I'm going to change the format a little and ask something of you today.  I want you to photograph your father in such a way that reminds you of a special moment with him.  A picture that evokes emotion, try to let your audience know who he is and what he means to you.  There is no time limit for this project, and I would love to see what you come up with, so please share!  You can send a link to your picture in the comments.

What do you remember the most, was it a fishing trip, camping trip, a memorable vacation.  I know this is a broad question that could possibly take three pages to answer in essay form, but I want you to do it in a single picture.  Your imagination is going to be pushed a little with this project so take your time.  Some of us don't have a dad to photograph, he might have passed away or no longer in the picture.  In that case take a snap shot or two that tells a story of a positive role model in your life.  My dad was not around so I don't have many picture that help with this project, however I had my uncles, all great men that looked after me as if I was their own child.  They're all great men who were all responsible for who I am today.

How do I capture a feeling of admiration, respect, and love?
This picture means a lot to me and I wanted to share it with you.  The image is of a father and his son talking in the silhouette It is how I wanted to show the relationship I have with all my uncles.  You see there are no true distinct faces the son and father could be anyone.  There is a conversation going on, perhaps some sage advise is being dispensed.  They are outside I would like to think they are camping one of my favorite activities to do.

I took this photo at my uncles birthday and it's one of his favorites, that reminds me I need to make a print of this and have it framed for him.   Looking back I probably should have a much shallower depth of field but I exposed it the way I wanted so when it came out I was extremely happy.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this picture, so please leave a comment and provide some feedback.


  1. This photograph captures simple times. How beautiful to enjoy a conversation, father and son, and not let the fast paced life get in the way.

  2. Thanks for the comment, I love hearing from my readers even when I make an unexpected detour.


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