Sunday, May 4, 2008

Best Shot Monday - Vintage Boy

I have a boy. I love artistic photography. The two don't always mesh, especially with my never ending, energizer-bunny channeling boy. He doesn't often want to stop and be a model - even when playing on his own; he has eagle ears, he hears the camera lens extend as it's turned on and he runs in the opposite direction. Literally.

Once in a while, though, I get lucky enough to get a shot like this.


(all he needed was his newsboy cap.)

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19 comments:

Maya said...

Well that couldn't be truer that boy + artist photos don't match! But this is a darn good one for that mismatch!

Blueberry said...

very very nice!! so glad he sat still for a minute! :)

Christina said...

Yep, you got lukcy with this one! Or rather, lukc mixed with your natural talent to create a fabulous image! It really does look like a classis painting, especially with the bowl of fruit there. But are those pumpkins, in May??

Kara!!! said...

That could be a Norman Rockwell scene - very artistic.

HipMomma said...

great job! Nice texture too.

Jaimee said...

Oh my gosh -- I LOVE that picture and the texture is absolutely perfect! Great job!

carrie said...

This may be my favorite photo of yours...ever! It is incredible.

susiej said...

I love this too... it's timeless.

Vered said...

Love it! I agree with Susie - it's timeless.

I have 2 girls and it's not that easy to get them to be still for more than a few seconds. I can only imagine how impossible it is with a boy!

Christine said...

I can so relate! I have 2 girls and it has only been recently that my oldest will "allow" herself to be posed and photographed. My youngest daughter is a whirlwind and so hard to capture! I wonder just how much harder my baby boy will be!! LOL

Great photo, though!! It is precious!

Elaine A. said...

I love this photo - very cool effects! He looks like he's ready to jump out of that chair any minute though! HA!

Brittany said...

Ohhhh I love this!! :) He's so cute!

Childlife said...

Oh, beautiful shot! You did some excellent work on this one -- just lovely (and your subject is just plain adorable!)

Thanks for stopping by my place for BSM! :)

Megan said...

very nice -- with two boys here, bribery is the only way to go for photoshoots :). love the effect you created.

Maggie said...

I love the way that this looks - very vintage indeed! And you get bonus points for the fact that this includes a boy toddler...that certainly isn't an easy feat!

Jen said...

I love the vintage look. My boy is the same way. He never stops.

Dawn said...

That is WONderful!

Phyllis Sommer said...

sitting still? what's that!? this is great:-)

Stacy said...

Wow, you even got eye contact, too! Great job on the processing. I agree he needs a newsboy cap, but really why push it?? He might have moved. ;)