The Vacation B+W


Joined July 2009

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Man: Self Portrait
Girl: My daughter Phoenix
Where: Ashridge Estate (Bluebell Woods).

The first day of my wife heading off to University on a full time course lent a moment or two with my daughter Phoenix (now a stay at home dad). I gave her three choices, dressing up, tennis or making spiders from pompoms and wire string.

With no delay she said “dressing up”.
“Great how about we also go outside and take some photos?”
“That’s a great idea, we can show mummy when she gets back!”

Luckily I had a location in mind and also used an outfit I bought yesterday from a vintage fair so off we went.

Although I had this shot in mind and sketched it out 5 months ago in my studio journal getting the shot was a little tricky. Firstly Phoenix wanted to eat the sweet I gave her as a prop, she also wouldn’t stay still longer than 2 seconds as she was so keen to see the results of every shutter click. Then the wind picked up and the balloon was going everywhere. Frustration a plenty out of 15 shots this was the closest to what I had in mind.

On the journey back I took one look at my daughter licking the sweet with a multicoloured face and sighed oh I am so in trouble when mummy gets home.

I hope you like it.

Canon 5D, 85mm 1.2L, f/1.8, 1/80 sec, ISO 200. No filters used. A little cropping in Lightroom 4.

© Copyright David Huxtable-Reid – – All rights reserved.

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