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Father's Love

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 9 February 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

While at the workshop, we were given photograph exercises. One was photographing feelings. I saw this carrot topped youngster dancing up the trail. It was an outburst of "joy." Her father picked her up and was walking away. I yelled out "Stop!" I asked him if I could photograph them; he said, "yes." Do you think that she was going to express "joy"? Not on your life, no matter how much her dad prodded her. What I was given was "love." I'll take that gift.

NIKON D700 1/160 second F/6.3 ISO 1600 56 mm (35mm equiv.)

Maria from California, United States

she's very cute though and you got a lovely capture here, Jack

9 Feb 2012 5:52am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

They're just sweet . Very cute .
My husband's hair is the same and I wish I could have a baby like this , Now I have a teenage son and he goes to me not his father !!

9 Feb 2012 6:36am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Ils sont beaux tous les deux.

9 Feb 2012 6:47am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very well expressed feelings!

9 Feb 2012 7:18am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Nice expressions ... of joy, yes for him, surprise for her !

9 Feb 2012 7:30am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5****

9 Feb 2012 7:55am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Cute scene and an interesting story accompanying it. Great shot, Jack!

9 Feb 2012 8:34am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful natural portrait - great story as well and your cry of "stop!" was very effective!

9 Feb 2012 11:24am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

I like all your latest images. What a cool setting for a workshop!

9 Feb 2012 11:38am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Two very expressive faces! Nicely captured Jack! ;-)

9 Feb 2012 12:14pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

superb portrait and wonderful story

9 Feb 2012 12:45pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Well captured ... and his love definitely shows through.

9 Feb 2012 12:56pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

If nothing else, the man helps you to express your own joy Jack, it's very sweet and noble effort to please the workshop group.

9 Feb 2012 1:14pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh this is soooo cute! Sheer joy to look at!:-)

9 Feb 2012 1:56pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Haha- what is the theatrical phrase?..."Never work with children or animals"! Now you know why! Great shot nevertheless

9 Feb 2012 2:26pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States


9 Feb 2012 2:31pm

Slackwater Don from Spokane, United States

I like the honesty of her expression. Excellent colors!

9 Feb 2012 3:52pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Excellent portrait

9 Feb 2012 3:54pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I like those glasses and the way her eyes look so large through them. I think she was mesmerized by the photographer. In any case, you got a neat shot.

9 Feb 2012 3:55pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I understand perfectly friend! How often give us love in a photographic act ... I sometimes notice the emotion of people close to the surface and I appreciate the soul ... A friend hug and celebrate your comment excited against this father and daughter so beautiful! A hug y muchos besos, Adela

9 Feb 2012 5:09pm

STEED from D, France

A nice Family (double) portrait...........

9 Feb 2012 6:43pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great portrait capture of these two.....and those pink glasses just accent the girl's outfit perfectly.

9 Feb 2012 7:42pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

an extraordinary "couple" and portrait! superb!

9 Feb 2012 7:42pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

She was smitten because she knew that you were a grandparent and all kids LOVE grandparents, even if they are not their own...This is wonderful Jack ;-)

9 Feb 2012 8:24pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Very heart warming!

9 Feb 2012 8:38pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Jolie frimousse .... et adorable enfant ....

9 Feb 2012 9:49pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Fabulous - the colours really pop from this lovely family portrait.

9 Feb 2012 9:51pm

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Lovely portrait and adorable little girl.

10 Feb 2012 12:00am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Lovely portrait. Sweet.

10 Feb 2012 12:21am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful portrait! She is too cute!

10 Feb 2012 1:56am

Rafael from North Miami, United States

That is a really nice shot. She is so cute !

10 Feb 2012 3:36am

tataray from france, France

Beaux portraits. Bonheur du père !...))

10 Feb 2012 5:41pm

Phil David Morris, 2012 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

A shot with proof that the love shared cannot be duplicated for a photo and between
two it is a very personal feeling. Beautiful portrait !~

11 Feb 2012 3:25am