Thursday, April 24, 2008

Portrait of a fun boy (pic)


Floyd likes to come out with me to take pictures, and he plays the very important role of "photographer's assistant." Some weeks ago we were out and night, and Floyd being safety conscious and organized, brought along a flashlight. Once he figured out how time exposure worked, he asked me to take this picture, and it ended up being the best of the night--all his idea!

6 comments:

J. R. Miller said...

I like it!

S.S.STONE said...

ahhh yes, THIS is the one! I love it!!!!

Garza said...

I really like this. I think what struck me initially was how non-agressive the lines come across. They encapsulate the subject in playful, swooping arcs. It sounds odd I guess, but when I though about how I'd have moved a flashlight it would have been more figure-8ish, like sword slashes. I liked how before clicking on the larger image, the lines communicated that it was a younger boy.

Brad Wright said...

Wow, what a great analysis of the lines! That captures who he is as a kid--playful, non-aggressive. Maybe that's why I like the picture so much, it describes him well.

If I were to do it, it'd be a few slashing left-right motions.

jeia said...

i also love the lesson in teamwork for him to have experienced- sharing an idea, working with you to create it and then being amazed at the final product. this is so beautiful.

Brad Wright said...

Thanks Jeia... it's fun going out and taking pictures with my "photographers assistant"

In another picture, he illuminated a waterfall at night, and it was kind of cool. In fact, I think that I'll post that picture.