Monday, January 23, 2006


As I have said before (here), I really like taking pictures of kids. They make great subjects because they either ignore the camera, or when they mug for the camera it is with an enviable lack of self-consciousness which means they do not have the deer-in-headlights look a lot of adults get when they see a camera aimed in their direction.

This picture, of my cousin’s younger son Tiernan, was taken the same weekend as last week’s picture post. My grandfather had passed away and we were all gathered for his funeral. Somehow I managed to get stuck wandering around the property with Tiernan. I say get stuck, but I don’t mean it in a negative way, we just happened to end up hanging out. When I got my camera out he immediately started posing. I got a couple of good shots of him, but this is far and away the best one.

This was shot with my Vivitar 220SL with a 135mm lens on FUJICOLOR 800 film.


Connie and Rob said...

That is a great photo of Tiernan. Even though you said he was posing you really captured his innocence.

So sorry to hear about the passing of your grandfather.

Take care, Connie

Anonymous said...

Awesome. Truly beautiful picture.

You get some of the best shots -- the ones that are treasured decades from now because they managed to steal a moment in time and crystallize it beautifully.

Anonymous said...

Oh, that was me, btw.