A Soldier's Gift by rocamiadesign

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5/24/10 – Featured in the FROM THE HEART Group
6/18/11 – Featured in THE ADDICTED PHOTOGRAPHER Group.
6/20/11 – Featured in the IN HIS NAME Group.
10/13/11 – Featured in the SPEAKING PHOTOS Group.

This is my son, David, finally home from his second tour in Iraq. He just got to meet his twin babies. They were born, two months premature, while he was still waiting to cross the northern border of Iraq into Turkey. We were unable to get ahold of him to tell him his sons had been born.

This was the greatest gift that was awaiting him when he came home.

The lighting is kind of funky because it was taken in natural light with the flash turned off. I’m having trouble figuring out how to use the flash on my new camera without it whiting everything out, so we left the door open and shade off the window to get as much daylight as possible. I had to take the shot quickly, to keep the baby from getting chilled. Fortunately, it was a rare, sunny day for a Montana Spring.

- Kathleen -

104 views, as of 6/1/10.

Taken in May, 2010 with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera in Kalispell, Montana. Photos is AS IS, straight from the camera.

SECOND PLACE WINNER in the Parents with Child challenge in the Candid Photographs of Friends and Family group.
TOP TEN WINNER in the Dads challenge in the Challenge Cafe group.
TOP TEN WINNER in the Father’s Day challenge hosted by the In His Name group.

Comments

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 4 years ago

    (((((happyhugs)))))

  • Thank you Robin!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Jarede Schmetterer
    Jarede Schmett...over 4 years ago

    wow! congratulations to you all!! beautiful stunning full of love shot!! hugs GF!!

  • Thank you!

    – rocamiadesign

  • PBWright
    PBWrightover 4 years ago

    Wow. How wonderful! And it’s a great photo as the lighting isn’t that bad! What kind of camera do you have? If you can figure out how to use the manual settings, you can eliminate the flash altogether.

  • Thank you! I’m going to have to go through the manual. I remember seeing something in there about being able to turn the flash down.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 4 years ago

    What a wonderful image t his is. You captured the love and the wonder of a child’s birth.

  • Thank you, Bunny!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Bernie Stronner
    Bernie Stronnerover 4 years ago

    Thjat is an amazing shot! I wouldnt worry about the lighting I dont think any of us are. This picture says a million words on its own and no studio can do better than that.. It is a natural caring shot and you have captured the love and pride well in this image, well done

  • Thank you very much for your kind words!

    – rocamiadesign

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

    You couldnt wish to come home to something better could you. Brilliant poignant shot. Nick:))

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Just lovely :)

  • Tramper
    Tramperover 4 years ago

    Wonderful,he looks so proud and happy.

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    Ah, what a precious moment. Thank you for sharing this lovely shot. Please tell David that I truly appreciate his sacrifices and all he has indured for me and our country. Hugs,Ann

  • Thank you, Ann, I will!

    – rocamiadesign

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

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