A 10yo's View by Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

This gorgeous photo is straight from the camera…taken by my 10yo son, Parker.
He used a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4 set at a level that reads the available light and USUALLY adjusts…….this time it just stayed where it was. (this was obvious when viewing the other 20+ shots my son took of this spot)
My kid has an amazing eye….coming from a mom who is very criticle of work done by children who get over-praised. (yes…it’s possible)
This was photographed at our ‘Farm Series’ here in NE Kansas. This farm house was built back in the very early 1900’s and abandoned around 1972.
A magical place for both of us….we never get tired of visiting the entire property…and thanx to the owner, Donald, who allows us to.
One thing we both love in this room…are the empty chairs…the doors….there’s a tv and an old phonograph….a pair of overalls are on the far wall (not visible)…shoes and purses on the floor…….a vertible treasure of old abandoned objects to see.


  • Pardus
    Pardusover 5 years ago

    Your son did a great job! I love photographing old abandoned houses and farms.

  • I do too….I don’t often allow him into the buildings…especially after this past summer of him coming SO close to a venemous snake encounter next to one…but this time was winter so I allowed him closer then normal.
    He’s pretty proud of this image and wanted me to tell everyone THANX! :o)

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • robmac
    robmacover 5 years ago

    A great shot congrats to you Parker keep it up young fellow

  • He just left this morning for his dad’s for Christmas :o(
    He got to see this page before he left though and wanted to thank everyone for the comments. and? he took the camera with him and before he left got an amazing quick shots….

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture Parker. Looks like he’s working to get your camera Mom! That is how mine lost her first camera. :o)

  • lol…he got this one by ‘default’….it was a gift to ME…that I gave HIM…when I got a ‘lender’….I have since bought one new that I’d used before (that was a gift by the first ‘gifter’…lol)……..soooo…….
    he really loves to try. even told me the other night ’I’ll soon be better then you, mom’….lol BLESS HIM!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • MischaC
    MischaCover 5 years ago

    Great shot! You deserve to feel proud mom!

  • Oh I am! He’s only 10….already has 4 art awards to his name…..draws the most INCREDIBLY detailed images….
    When he was 5…he drew ‘A Frogs Lifecycle’….from beginning to end starting with the egg mass to tadpole…to tadpole with legs…..then the frog with only a tiny tail til it was a full frog. Do you know of any 5yo’s…….who make studies like that???
    I’m in SOOOOO much trouble! lol

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Deanna Roberts Think in Pictures
    Deanna Roberts...over 5 years ago


  • Thanx Deanna…we argued over which to put first? His cow pictures or some of the home….I won. lol
    Next time when he gets back from his Christmas vacation…we’ll see more of his cows then.

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 5 years ago

    Fabulous shot Parker – we hope to see more of your images in the Young Snappers :)) Pam

  • Be ready Pam! He’s got his camera over Christmas break at his dad’s….and dad has dogs! lol
    He wanted to thank everyone who’d typed comments before he left…so THANX!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • linmarie
    linmarieover 5 years ago

    way to go Parker, mom is showing you how to use your eyes,, this is fabulous,, linmarie

  • you’d be amazed linmarie! my kid? uses his eye even more then what I’ve tried to teach! he’s go so much natural talent I almost fear he’ll burn himself out.

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Fruitexplosion
    Fruitexplosionover 5 years ago

    “Empty chairs and empty tables…..”

    Have you ever let your son listen to the song from “Les Misérables”?? It gives the picture even more strenght!! He has remarkable eye.

  • johnr
    johnrover 5 years ago


  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...about 5 years ago


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