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Birthday Candles

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 24 November 2009 in People & Portrait.

Grandpa Jack and Fiona. Happy Silly Tuesday.

Dave duChemin in his latest ebook had this to say. "If there were a secret to creating photographs that looked the way you see them in your imagination it would be this: to consciously be aware of your vision, to be intuitively aware of every effect of your technology & technique upon the look of the image, and to know how to combine the two. Of course that’s not the answer most of us want to hear; it carries with it the implication of a great deal of (a) navel-gazing and self-awareness, (b) time and energy
spent intentionally learning to understand the visual language our
technology is speaking, and (c) time, effort, and mistakes made
along the journey of figuring out how to express our inner vision
with the gear in our hands."

NIKON D80 1/160 second F/4.0 ISO 200 39 mm (35mm equiv.)

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

*Happy Birth Day*
very cool capture,best wishes

24 Nov 2009 5:54am

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Congratulations, nice photo grandpa!!

24 Nov 2009 6:26am

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

Very happy birthday to both of you !!!

24 Nov 2009 6:29am

PATRICK from miramas, France

very happy birthday and 5 stars

24 Nov 2009 6:31am

Linerberry from Christchurch, New Zealand

Wonderful shot...beautiful....Happy Silly Tuesday Jack:-)

24 Nov 2009 6:36am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

C'est l'anniversaire à qui ??? à vous deux....
Toute bonne journée

24 Nov 2009 6:42am

@Sof: Grandpa's birthday was Sunday, but Grandma was smart about having two sets of candles.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Not fair...Fiona got more candles than you !! ;-)
Hope you had a great celebration. This looks fun !

24 Nov 2009 7:18am

@Dulcie: Wonderful family time.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

What a little doll Fiona is and look at the silken hair ... you two seem to be enjoying your birthday brunch!
Happy birthday again, Jack!

24 Nov 2009 7:19am

@Judy: Great time!

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Hope you have had a great day! Fiona is such a pretty little girl. Happy ST to you too!

24 Nov 2009 7:58am

@Anina: Terrific time!

oncho from granada, Spain

Felicidades muy guapa la niña

24 Nov 2009 8:13am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Heureux grand père Jack ! et délicieuse petite fille

24 Nov 2009 8:14am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Superb portrait ! A great moment !

24 Nov 2009 8:32am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Happiness and Joy. What a lovely shot.

24 Nov 2009 8:37am

zOOm from Paris, France

A great duo Jack ! That's too cute !

24 Nov 2009 9:27am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Happy birthday!

24 Nov 2009 9:48am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales boy), Germany

Very cute,both of you :-)

24 Nov 2009 11:02am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Happy birthday! Both looks cute in your own way :) But the winner has to be her :P

24 Nov 2009 12:33pm

@Nicholas: Without a doubt!

MJ from Delaware, United States

great expressions from both of you... and the light from the candles gives this shot such warm tones...
Happy Birthday to both of you

24 Nov 2009 12:40pm

@MJ: Thank you.

k@ from Paris, France

Ooh, seems the lil'cutie is much older than her grandpa from the number of candles here !
You're real nice & kind face, you sweet kids*
Happy everything to both of you ~ 

24 Nov 2009 1:02pm

@k@: Merci.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Is she 7 years old ? She looks cute, especially adorable for you, Grandpa Jack. You might not be painful, if you put your granddaughter in your eyes. This is a Japanese idiom that shows that someone is adorable.

24 Nov 2009 1:16pm

@Hiro: She was 3 the end of June.

dan from Paris, France

Gourmands both.
Happy birthday for this special day.

24 Nov 2009 2:05pm

@dan: Merci.

Mirjam from Kiev, Ukraine

Happy birthday to both of you!

24 Nov 2009 2:21pm

@Mirjam: Thank you.

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Happy Birthday!!!!

24 Nov 2009 2:56pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thank you.

Adela Fonts Artús from Barcelona, Spain

An exciting picture. All photographs with our grandchildren have the fresh air and happiness!
I have read very carefully the text you enter in the introduction today. Fantastic. A deep reflection on the art of photography. Many years of practice, a long way forward, learning from mistakes... Do it right without thinking. Master, thanks very much for this wonderful lesson! Geetings. Adela

24 Nov 2009 3:16pm

@Adela Fonts Artús: Gracias.

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

Wonderful photo. She is cute and I see a resemblence to grandpa. Something in the pucker up and blow I think. Have a great day with her. Cheers!!

24 Nov 2009 3:24pm

@Macrobaby: Thank you. She is grandpa's pride and joy. This afternoon I take care of her after pre-school. Yesterday, grammy and I took care of her 4 month old sister.

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

a very precious shot, grandpa Jack - everyday is a celebration with our family, Silly Tuesday or not - beautiful narrative and image... and Fiona is such a cutie pie, that's what i call my granddaughter... :-)

24 Nov 2009 3:31pm

@dabbler: Thank you.

Don from spokane, United States

What a great birthday picture of the two of you - especially the beautiful, younger one! :-) Seeing pictures in our imagination is an interesting concept. I don't think I know the inside me well enough to do this well, but I do better at pre visualization when taking black and white images. The picture is already going to be unnatural so I must try to imagine how the final black and white print of the colored scene in front of my camera might look when processed - a very inexact process! :-)

24 Nov 2009 3:43pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

It's nice to see you with Fiona! This is a picture full of tenderness. I think as and as images that Fiona is a great "little" girl!

24 Nov 2009 4:03pm

@Mathilde Collot: She's grandpa's pride and joy.

Momo from Montpellier, France

happy birthday jack...what a great photo this is...she'll treasure it always...and man, how come we weren't invited to the party? :-) i love cupcakes...

24 Nov 2009 4:26pm

@Momo: Thanks, Morris. (You mean you didn't get your invitation??)

LauraS from Chico, United States

So it's YOUR birthday too, Jack. Nice to see you in the shot. Happy ST and Birthday to you both.

24 Nov 2009 5:34pm

@LauraS: Jack's BD was Nov. 22; Fiona's was June 26. However, on Sunday, a wise grammy had two cakes with candles.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Happy birthday to you both :)

24 Nov 2009 6:19pm

@Paco Díaz: Gracias. (One birthday; two candle blowers.)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I didn't realize how young Grandpa Jack was. :-) Nice action shot. Happy Birthday to you both!

24 Nov 2009 6:27pm

@Steven: Thanks, Steven. Only grandpa's BD, but when it came to candles, he needed a big helper.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Jack , this is so cute portrait of you and your beautiful Fiona :)) I see you were blowing 7 candles ... seventh birthday ( he he :)) I guess you feel like that :) Kisses to you and Fiona ;))

24 Nov 2009 6:27pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A cute duo, full of complicity... children always love to blow candles

24 Nov 2009 6:31pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Absolutely.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Lovely happy birthday to you both

24 Nov 2009 6:46pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

such a beautiful captured moment ;-)

24 Nov 2009 6:49pm

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

Happy Birthday! Gorgeous shot, not silly at all. Love the warm light.

24 Nov 2009 7:54pm

@Betty: Son Brock took the shot of Fiona and me on Sunday.

Blimunda from Cascais, Portugal

Happy birthday. Goodg photo.

24 Nov 2009 8:45pm

@Blimunda: Thank you.

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Felicidades!!!!! gran momento, magnifica foto

24 Nov 2009 9:57pm

@Isidro: Gracias.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

What a wonderful image this is! Priceless! Love it! Happy Birthday!

24 Nov 2009 10:02pm

@Magda: Thanks. Son Brock took that on Sunday.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Looks like a wind storm in the dining room. Cool shot!

24 Nov 2009 10:08pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Sorry, Jack - no way is that enough candles for you!! I'm just not buying it. LOL

24 Nov 2009 10:51pm

@B. Thomas: Sorry I wasn't clear; that's my emotional age!!

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great shot, she's a cutie!!! Happy Birthday to Fi !!!

24 Nov 2009 11:49pm

@Susan: Fiona's BD is June 26; Grandpa's is Nov. 22.

Ajay from Pune, India

Is that from your birthday few days ago?

25 Nov 2009 1:02am

@Ajay: Yep. Taken by son Brock.

Bill from Pacific Northwest, United States

Got the candles just right for your birthday--7 on Fiona's cupcake, 4 on yours. Wishing you many more years of "navel-gazing and self-awareness"--it's what keeps us young, or at least childlike.

25 Nov 2009 3:36am

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

A very beautiful moment Jack...

25 Nov 2009 6:06am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

a very, VERY sweet shot...both 'grandpa and fiona' together and those delicious looking cupcakes :)

25 Nov 2009 2:54pm

@bekkah: Thank you.

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Aww, I love it! Fiona is a doll. She is so lucky to have her grandpa, too. :)

25 Nov 2009 4:15pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

So lovely shot !

25 Nov 2009 7:23pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful. Happy Birthday.

25 Nov 2009 7:59pm

@Vitor Martins: Thank you.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

7 and 4. You were in great compagny for your birthday. Beautiful light.

25 Nov 2009 11:32pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

cute family shot ;-)

27 Nov 2009 12:21pm

laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Jolie photos, bon anniversaire avec un peu de retard, mais mieux vaut tard que jamais !

27 Nov 2009 7:35pm

@laur: Merci.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

happy birthday!!! do you both share the same day? or am i right in guessing it is Fiona's birthday? regardless -- this is a warm and happy image!!!

30 Nov 2009 4:57pm

@dj.tigersprout: My birthday. Fiona's is June 26. Obviously grandpa needed help.

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Beautiful family portrait.

30 Nov 2009 9:16pm

@Francesc B.: Merci

Shailaja from Banglore, India

Well, a very happy silly Tuesday to you and Fiona and belated b'day wishes to you Jack, as well :) Wish you guys many more such Tuesdays! Fiona is a doll! :)

3 Dec 2009 2:34pm

@Shailaja: Thanks. She certainly is grandpa's pride and joy.