Wednesday, May 30, 2012

the world in his face

So many times we see photos of fabulous landscapes, vistas so breathtaking we have to stop and look, and imagine what the photographer must have experienced in emotion as the photo was framed in the camera viewfinder, and the shutter clicked.  We are astounded at the beauty of the earth, and all that lies before us.

I feel the same way when I take photos of faces.  The face is a tapestry of infinite expressiveness.  Proof that there is beauty in front of us, that the creativity of the cosmos isn't just in mountains, oceans and vast panoramas.  The beauty I see in faces, of all kinds, proves to me that you can find the world in a teacup, if you look closely.

I spent an hour or so yesterday evening and took some wonderful photos of my  grandchildren playing soccer.  Then the children took a break, and this is what I got when I shot a few photos of my grandson Duncan (in the order I took them):



He had no idea I was shooting him, he was looking at his mom.  You can see the love in his eyes in the last two photos.

I saw the world in his face.


life is good...
~cath
Twitter @jonesbabie

23 comments:

  1. Breathtaking photos. He is a darling~

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    1. Thanks Shelly, I really didn't know what I'd gotten until I saw them during editing. I was trying to capture both boys but the other had turned his head and Dunc was making these expressions. It happened so fast I didn't see the expressions until afterward.

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  2. How precious. (All) your grandchildren are sweet. Love you Cat.

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    1. thanks Nikky...he's such a twerp. :D

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  4. Gorgeous photos! What a handsome young man Duncan is!
    Blessings!

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    1. Thanks Martha. My abilities as a photographer are very limited, but I have fun, and create a lot of memories!

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  5. The kid in the green shirt looks very cute.

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    1. Thank you Roy, I am so glad you enjoyed them! :D

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  7. Duncan is beautiful! I agree that you can see the love and tenderness in his eyes esp. in those last 2 photos. I think in this instance, it helped a lot that the photographer also had so much love in her heart as she captured such beauty!

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    1. Thanks Joy, but we say every cow licks its own calf, so I would think he was beautiful no matter what. And yes, every time I look at any of my four grandchildren, I am looking through the eyes of love. :D

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  8. I love to see the expressions in people's faces too - especially children - they're so transparent. The last two photos just grab at your heart! He's a precious child!

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    1. Exactly right Corinne! Children are transparent. Thanks for the lovely comment!

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  9. A lovely little boy. And you are totally right, there is the world in his face!

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    1. Thanks Muriel, he certainly has a face made from Play Doh...those expressions happened in about 3 seconds. :D

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  10. This is great!! I too love watching the expressions on my toddler's face. The innocence and the sneakiness is perfect.

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    1. Toddlers are wonderful for expression! My two year old grandson makes me laugh with his reactions to things around him. Glad you enjoyed the post. :D

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  11. Cath, your photos are excellent! I believe we can get so much expression when snapping sports photos...especially when they are able to find their mom or dad in the stands ☺

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    1. Thanks Mary, my photos aren't professional but as for emotion, I like to think I can capture that! :D And you are right, seeing their parents brings out lots of expressions. Thanks for the lovely comment!

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  12. Dunc is so sweet!

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