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Old Jun 14, 2006, 5:20 PM   #1
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I was down by the lake in a fowl mood (looking for birds to photograph) when I noticed an elderly couple watching their granddaughter playing. She came to her grandfather, took his hand, and led him to the swing set so he could give her a push. I forgot all about the birds and was overtaken by the intimate moment between these two, and the joy they found in it.

Thank God for extended families.

Canon 20D, Sigma 120-300 2.8 @ 300mm, f5.6, ISO 400, 1/1000th sec.


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Old Jun 14, 2006, 10:31 PM   #2
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Ah, that'sa great one. One of those pictures where the technical quality (which it has) is secondary to the content.

Nicely seen.


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Old Jun 15, 2006, 4:17 AM   #3
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Walter,

Wonderful moment caught in digital form. I wonder what we should now say instead of "The Kodak Moment?"

Yes, I agree with Barbarian, the moment rises above any of the comments we may have about the technical merits of the photo.

Aloha and thanks for sharing a magic moment framed in blue.
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Old Jun 15, 2006, 8:09 AM   #4
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Nicely done. My extended family is all gone. My family now consists of my wife and a loving dog.

Although the color blue is well represented here, what is more important is the family moment captured in this photo.

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Old Jun 17, 2006, 7:40 PM   #5
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Very nice capture, indeed. Congrats! The expression on the subjects's faces are so intense and effecting. As for your remark for the extended families, I wholeheartedly agree. It's sad to see grandpa and grandma excluded from the family.




Ps. I hope you don't mind if I say I missed your earlier avatar (actually no problem with the present one though):-)
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Old Jun 17, 2006, 9:31 PM   #6
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Bahadir

Thanks for the comments. Regarding the former avatar, I had been wearing that tuxedo far to long, so it had to go to the cleaners. :-)Actually, this shirt I've been wearing in the current avatar is getting a bit "ripe" as well.

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Old Jun 18, 2006, 9:42 AM   #7
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Well, Walter! I don't think you are much older than me. Perhaps you've heard of a new device that was invented back in the early 20th century. It's called a washing machine....:G:lol::G:lol::?

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It's inevitable, Cal. A future version of Windows will include an olfactory feature so that we can smell what we are viewing. Until then, I won't be changing my avatar every day.
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