October 13, 2009

Grandson and Grandma

Over the weekend, I was once again did something that I really love to do—street photography. On Saturday, I was at my grandchildren’s school taking random photos of all the students and then on Sunday, I was at the open house at the Friendswood Fire Department. Lots of kids and lots of shots.

Today’s photo was taken Friendswood Fire Department of a young boy and his grandmother. The young boy was quite striking, but I was really attracted to the affection shown between the two.


Camera settings: Nikon D3, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 at 200mm, shot at ISO 200, f/8 and 1/90th with SB-800 attached to Really Right Flash Bracket

Post Processing:

Lightroom—Set white and black points, added mid-tone contrast, added clarity.


  1. To me, your framing of his face makes this photo. Even though you cannot see grandma, you detect the love. Good image with some emotional overtones.

  2. You can tell from the photo that the boy was at ease with his grandmother's arm around him. He doesn't exhibit any squirming or that impatient look on a young child's face that they usually get when they don't want to be hugged or held.

    Nice exposure and composition.


  3. Doug is spot on. The boy is relaxed and I would dare to say comfortable with grandma's arm around him. This is a photo that grandma would love.

  4. Very nice Patrick!

    Great composition and lighting! Nice job getting such sharp detail in the eyes and nice job capturing a great moment in time.

    Well done!

  5. I cannot believe I am saying this to you, but, did you consider making this a B&W. I think it would have an even more emotional impact in B&W. Good moment shot.

  6. Once again you presented a fine photo of a child. You seem to know how to photograph children really well. Nice portrait.