My son and I had a few days away together to catch up with my mum, on the New England Tablelands, where she lives..

It was lovely to sit around and relax. Fortunately my camera was not far. Cameron was enjoying a peaceful moment reading his book and I just had to get in a shot.

We also had the opportunity of catching up with Kitsmumma on our way home yesterday. If only I could have had more time to spend with her. Next time…and we’ll head out to the lagoon for a shoot!

Uploaded 13 July 2010

Equipment: Canon 40D, Camon 100mm F2.8L USM Lens
Converted RAW image in Lightroom2 and also made a couple of tweeks with the curves etc.

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  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingover 4 years ago

    beautiful portrait Lorraine, you must be pleased with it!

  • Thanks so much Soxy. He wanted the one that had him smiling, but I prefered this almost ‘Mona Lisa’ smile.

    I can always see the smile in his eyes.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Julie-Ann Vellios
    Julie-Ann Velliosover 4 years ago

    lovely natural shot – he has a really nice face, full of expression

  • Thanks so much Julie. I’m pleased you can see what a see. xx

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • deborah brandon
    deborah brandonover 4 years ago

    this is such an engaging & beautiful portrait of your Son Lorraine – love the natural light – expression & tones – how wonderful to also catch up with Sylvia :)

  • Thanks for the lovely comment Deborah.

    Sylvia is gorgeous. Such a warm, happy and very creative lady. I really wish I’d had more time.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Tracy Wallace
    Tracy Wallaceover 4 years ago

    hes a very handsome young man. I like how you’ve processed it

  • Hey, thanks Tracy. Really appreciate it. Hope you’re well.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 4 years ago

    this is such a lovely portrait Lorraine, it’s really masculine, he must love this, and you must be so proud….it’s so lovely you have a great relationship….not many people would be able to do something like that….go visit with their son.
    You certainly have something very special there and i think it’s a reflection of
    you as a mum …beautiful :) x

  • He is a dream child…I tell him that all the time…lol….We hang out a lot together. It’s been a pleasure and honour to watch him grow into a fine young man. I’m quite proud of him and his achievements.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • garts
    gartsover 4 years ago

    What a lovely portrait, love it against that black background. It reminds me of an old oil painting from one of the masters.

  • Thanks so much garts. It was fortunate that there was a dark background and the lighting from the very large window beside him. It made it the perfect setting without either of us leaving our comfy chairs to get this shot.

    Hey, we were relaxing…didn’t want to go out of our way with setting up a shot. LOL

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • CJTill
    CJTillover 4 years ago

    A stunning portrait Lorraine

  • Thanks Colin. x

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaover 4 years ago

    Wonderful Lorraine, you both must be so pleased with this :D
    I agree with garts ^. It reminds me also of an old work from one of the masters, the lighting, the tones the dark background and it’s special because you took it of him. I hope you’re going to get this one framed.
    It was great to catch up with both you and I can’t wait to shoot the lagoon next time, that will be great fun, I already have some ideas!

  • Yes indeedy…this is going to be framed. I now have portraits of #2 and #3 b taken. Now to get #1 and #4. They are a little harder to pin down, expecially #1. He hates his photo being taken.

    Sylvia. After seeing your last lagoon shot…all those gorgeous layers of interest…. I can’t wait to get up your way again. Hopefully not too long.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • margotk
    margotkover 4 years ago

    Excellent portraiture.

  • Thanks so much Margot.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • linaji
    linajiover 4 years ago

    My goodness.. I have to say your depth and tenderness really shows up in this shot.. What a lovely son, and his book must have been interesting… those eyes!

  • He’s always reading interesting books. He was so content and comfortable. It’s so true about the eyes being a window to the soul.

    _Funny thing about his eyes…one is green and the other is half brown. Quite unusual. People usually comment after talking with him after a while. _

    – Lorraine Creagh

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