Saturday, June 7, 2008

Photostory Friday: The Sepia Years


Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

The "sepia" phase. My children are my favorite subject. They are the reason I started taking pictures. I rarely take a picture of them directly facing the camera, in fact I take a lot of them walking away from the camera - and it all started with this shot. I had been photographing them on a trail near our home, when I had to stop to reload the camera (there was a time when we still used film in our cameras - it seems so barbaric now), and Jordan and Matthew headed off, hand in hand, down the trail. I quickly loaded and shot this. It may be my personal favorite, of any picture I've ever taken. With the kids not facing the camera and saying cheese, they become part of the entire narrative. The picture becomes a story. 


Also on the trail that day, my then two year old son Matthew, holding hands, and worshipping his mother - from below. She maintains, to this day, that Matt is the most affectionate of our three kids.


My son, also on the trail, a year or so later, and after a good rain, was fascinated by the new friend he found. As usual, I was fascinated by him. 





15 comments:

MamaGeek said...

I couldn't agree more. My favorite pose is usually from the backside as well.

These shots were all fantastic. Love the sepia tones, but the reflection shot TAKES THE CAKE. Well done!

Cecily R said...

I love the walk away pose too and I rarely love a straight on shot as much as I do one at a funky angle or from behind.

I'm with MG. That last one is perfection!!

Thanks for playing PSF Chris!

beth said...

Beautiful shots. They really tell a story!

The more pictures I take of my kids, the more I like the natural shots over the posed "say cheese" pictures.

Pinky said...

I have shots like this of my three.
These are lovely, as is your entire blog. Beautiful and touching...thank you for sharing.

Corey~living and loving said...

What a nice post. :) I love the phases we all go through in our photography journey. You have some really lovely images there. :)
happy PSF!

April said...

Beautiful shots, beautiful post! I love shots of people walking away...

Head Gaggler said...

Awww, beautiful shots. I love the reflection one. Awesome!

Jacki said...

Beautiful.....

Aaron said...

I guess you are just "beautiful"....HA! I want to play I want to play!

Alexandria said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures. They actually brought a tear to my eyes.

Shannon said...

Fantastic photos! I have a few of the holding hands from behind variety as well. Always a favorite!

Killlashandra said...

That last one of the hand in the puddle is wonderful. :) I love the reflection and him reaching down into it. What a wonderful moment to remember.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Awesome photos! I love sepia. The "new friend" pix is my fav.

Robyn said...

goregous shots. I an in awe with the puddle one.

LingoVise Says... said...

such beautiful shots. really love the puddle... great capture of the reflection - perfect.