03 February 2013


Silly hour on the beach with his best friend.

She leaves us in two weeks. She has become such a huge part of our lives. He looks for her first thing every morning. My heart is already breaking for his loss. I do not know how I will explain it to him.

It was late in the day, the light was low, and my lens was refusing to auto-focus. The shot is terribly grainy. There were clearer ones I could have chosen. But I love his energy, and their connection. It's tough, but I am relishing the process of selecting just one frame.

Joining in with the inspiring Jodi.

You can see the whole series of portraits here. 


Ruby Hoppen said...

Wow! So glad I found your blog. I think it great that everyone has to choose one photo. It's a good exercise in restraint, I'm doing the 52 project a little differently, so I'm not in the same predicament. I want to see more photos of the lighthouse! Such a romantic way to live!

Lisa said...

just gorgeous x Going to check out your blog now :)

Sharlene said...

What a beautiful beach! I just love the expression on his face here and the sense of movement. Completely understand the feeling of trying to choose between a photo that is technically correct and one that just conveys the feeling you were hoping to capture. I think you made the right choice :)
Intrigued by Ruby's comment, off to check out your blog now too!

Jennifer said...

Hi, stopping by from Che and Fidel! I absolutely love this shot, you did such a wonderful job capturing the pure joy in your little ones face! Looking forward to seeing more picture's from you.

little earth stories said...

Ruby - thanks for the lovely comment. Love your take on the portraits!

Thank you Lisa :)

Ah, Sharlene, thank you. Your girl is divine!

Jennifer - you are too kind, it was really just luck as my lens is on the way out! :)

natalie thistlewood-cox said...

oh what a darling shot! beautiful. I am taking part too, natalie x