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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Mummy’s Little Boy


My father enjoyed taking the quirky shot or two, and the above example is one of his. It’s my Mother peering at a little (very little) boy, seemingly perched on her hand. It’s actually my brother, about 1952, so he really was Mum’s little boy - but not that little......



........ Neither did he have such enormous feet as would appear in this shot. Both pictures seem to be taken on the same day, on a family outing to Wollaton Hall, Nottingham. They could even have been snapped within a few minutes of each other, without Dad even having to get up off the floor! Perhaps the camera was a new one and Dad was trying it out, or it may well have been that it was an idea that he had read about and his family were on hand to assist as his subjects, willing or otherwise.

Our Sepia Saturday prompt this week suggested ‘little and large’ as a possible theme. So there you have it - little boy with large feet. Join other contributors to see what they made of the image below.


17 comments:

  1. A interesting look at big and little. I think there will be some interesting interpretations of Sepia Saturday's theme this week.

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  2. I like the photo of your mother holding your brother in the palm of her hand.

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  3. Now these are fun photos -- I love your dad's quirky humor. I bet by the time all the Sepians finish posting by Saturday afternoon, this will still be my favorite take on the theme.

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  4. I love the photo of your little brother with his very big feet! Nice idea for the little and large theme.

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  5. Excellent choices for large/small photos. I think I'm one of the rare photographers who never tried the "holding" something small that was way in the distance. Perhaps the moon, or a car, depending upon who I get to model for me...

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  6. I like it. Who needs high powered tech to create a special effect.

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  7. Those quirky shots are a lot more fun to view than ordinary shots, and I imagine they were fun to make originally..

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  8. I bet your Dad had lots of fun with his camera. Our children all took a basic photography class in grade 5 where they paired up & took photos like those. They loved it.

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  9. Obviously your father was very inventive with his camera! What fun. Both photos you've chosen fit the category just right.

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  10. We used to try doing that hand-holding thing in photographs occasionally, normally with less than convincing results, unlike your father's successful photograph here.

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  11. Today, in the digital era, you can just take 20 pics and pick out the best, back then it wasn't that easy. The first photo is especially well done since there are no problems with the focus. Nice castle in the background, England seems to be covered with these kind of beautiful buildings.

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  12. Your father was very creative, which was not easy to do with film camera's. I love what different camera angles can do to perspective!

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  13. Your dad did a great job with his camera work, especially the second one. It looks like he (or the camera) was on the ground.

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  14. Quirky is good fun. You must have files filled with fun photos of family. Adds a whole different dimension to the chronicle of family history. Loved the photos.

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  15. I reckon something intentional about it! Lovely pics, both of them.

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  16. Brilliant! Both photos made me smile - what a great sense of humour your Dad had! Must have been fun taking them and then waiting to see how they turned out.
    Perfect take on the prompt too.

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  17. I love these photos, especially that first one! What a great take on the theme and a well-posed photo.

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