A Moment To Ponder by Pip Gerard

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Taken in Pearcedale, Victoria.

“Listen a hundred times; ponder a thousand times; speak once.”
- TURKISH PROVERB

My son Kane had no idea I was photographing him at this time…He was just wondering sweetly along a path in a local parkland area when suddenly he stopped and leaned on the fence. I honestly could not believe what I was seeing through my viewfinder when he did it. Then when I saw the photograph it just blew me away.

Kane is 3 years old in this photograph.

This is my all time favourite photograph I’ve taken with my DSLR to date.

Played with the colour version in photoshop and am very pleased with the outcome. (black and white )

This was taken with my 300mm Canon lense.

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WINNER of the LIVE LOVE DREAM Feel the Emotion Challenge

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WINNER OF THE children the power of raw emotion challenge

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Comments

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnalmost 6 years ago

    Hi there, Pip – I had a look at the B&W – I like them both very much, but I think the beautiful soft colours in this actually add to it. That’s my opinion for what it’s worth! Well done, indeed :-)

  • thanks Colleen… I think so too. thank you :)
    Happy New Year.

    – Pip Gerard

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnalmost 6 years ago

    You’re very welcome :-)
    And a happy new year to you, too!

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 6 years ago

    ooooh, truly beautiful Pip
    i can see why it’s your favourite!!!
    beautiful beautiful pose and composition…so special knowing Kane had no idea you were shooting this too :)

  • He truly blew me away when I saw him doing this pose through my viewfinder… I remember thinking how incredible it was and praying that the photo would turn out and it did! Was like a gift.
    I’m going to blow this one up and hang in our lounge room… I think Kane will love it too when he grows up.

    – Pip Gerard

  • mowphoto
    mowphotoalmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic capture and softness with the color against the metal fence, really love it.

  • thanks Molly… so wonderful to hear that.
    Happy 2009. :)

    – Pip Gerard

  • Lorna Gerard
    Lorna Gerardalmost 6 years ago

    I really love this shot, love the soft colours, it adds to the pose, well done Pip.

  • Thanks gorgeous. I like it better too xoxox

    – Pip Gerard

  • Cathy Middleton
    Cathy Middletonalmost 6 years ago

    Absolutely delightful. Love it!!

  • thank you Cathy. That means a lot from you.. I’ve checked out your portfolio and you’re an incredible photographer!

    – Pip Gerard

  • Jane Keats
    Jane Keatsalmost 6 years ago

    Aw, that’s a gorgeous photo!

  • embeltmg
    embeltmgalmost 6 years ago

    I aM a real fan of B&W however the mild tone in the colour version i think offer more. Great capture, well done.

  • thank you Michael I appreciate it so much.

    – Pip Gerard

  • Kimberley Barton
    Kimberley Bartonalmost 6 years ago

    what a beautiful shot

  • benthebrown
    benthebrownalmost 6 years ago

    This is a really nice shot, is he very contemplative…or just tired… wow to be a kid again!

  • I can honestly say my boy seems to be quite a sensitive soul. I’ve captured quite a few images where he shows this side of himself. He’s a very sweet loving child.
    So I would definitely say this is a very quick contemplative, thinking, and somewhat tired moment all rolled into one (it was a case of blink and you’ll miss it… which is why I was so thrilled to have caught it on camera).

    – Pip Gerard

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