The joy of an observed response
to impropriety
can only be rivalled
by the memory of it.

My son forever young if not entirely innocent :) Bless you Dan x

Featured inthe ’Mornings & Evenings – Sunbeams & Storms group.

Canon EOS 400D 18-55mm lens, natural light.


fun, portrait, son, oops, swear


  • Jen Wahl
    Jen Wahlabout 6 years ago

    what a sweetie. ;o)

  • Ha, thank you Jen x

    – Polly x

  • Jodie Elchah
    Jodie Elchahabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous Paulette… He will make you proud… Jodiexx

  • Thank you Jodie, he already has. He’s a star and brings joy to all who know him x

    – Polly x

  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkerabout 6 years ago

    what a great moment to capture.

  • He had just been rather naughty, with a gesture at me – as I was taking so many shots of him at the restaurant table. My face ilicited this response. It is a classic Dan moment that all who know him will recognise. I have a capture of the gesture as well but not sure it’s appropriate for bubble.

    – Polly x

  • Michael Oubridge
    Michael Oubridgeabout 6 years ago

    Great shot Paulette, love the lighting

  • Thanks Michael. It was pure sunlight through the window but I’m sure you can tell that.

    – Polly x

  • botticcelli
    botticcelliabout 6 years ago

    stunning light work..intense and praise of darkness..i like very much, Paulette…you have took here a nice shyness hide on that enough light that full him.. keep …and try it in B&W’s

  • Thank you so much for favouriting this, feel very honoured. I did try black and white first but it seemed lacking slightly (will send you a copy to judge for yourself). I then just slid the colour saturation up a tad to bring in this warmth which I felt was more ‘Dan’.

    – Polly x

  • tessabishop
    tessabishopabout 6 years ago

    Ah, Dan – one of my favorite people! this is a wonderful capture of him, his eyes say it all, and I can just see that gesture!!!!

  • Mmm, you know him only too well Tess. Got a series of great emotions from him and he was so intrigued with it all, kept smiling and concentrating, taking it all in. He loved it. And you know he said those immortal words ‘my brother taught me that!’

    – Polly x

  • pijinlane
    pijinlaneabout 6 years ago

    Brilliant capture

  • Many thanks Jen

    – Polly x

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 6 years ago

    beautiful lighting

  • Thank you so much Antanas, my first venture into portraits. I went to ’botticcelli ’ whose portrait work is excellent to ask his opinion on this (his comment is above) and he has taken a selection of my other pictures and worked his magic on them; they will go on his site soon.

    – Polly x

  • Yuri Lev
    Yuri Levabout 6 years ago

    Excellent slice of life. Your use of specular light has created a kind of design and an approach towards the abstract.

  • Thank you very much yurilev, I’ll certainly pay particular attention to the light in any future portrait shots – it was the sun on his face that sent me reaching for my camera.

    – Polly x

  • photojoey
    photojoeyabout 6 years ago

    fine capture

  • Thank you Joseph, very much.

    – Polly x

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