Sunday, June 08, 2008

Obligatory “We Were There” shot…

I occasionally think that I took up photography in order to keep myself out of photographs. And I usually do pretty well at it. But every once in a while you have to capture the moment. This is on top of Kamiak Butte, near Palouse, WA. Myself, my wife and my son. I set my D70 on a a bench (on a folded sweatshirt), set the timer and click. There you have it. Bad lighting, closed eyes, etc. But that’s us! Sadly my 2 older daughters couldn’t make the trip, so it’s not a full family portrait. But it still captures a great afternoon…

I decided to post this, after seeing John R's "I was there" shot at his blog. Anybody else want to take up the challenge??

3 comments:

Sherry said...

i think it's very nice!

most of the family holiday photos are without me in them cause i'm the one with the camera.

Ted said...

Simultaneously I respect your image and share your wonder at the way we take some shots because we should take those shots. For example, the last time I was in Rome (I love to write those words)... um where was I, oh yeah... The last time I was in Rome I had exactly the same experience as you... And wrote about it here... (http://imagefiction.blogspot.com/2008/01/fabulous-fotos-not.html)
There's something about great minds wandering and wondering about together, huh? The thing is, your obligatory shot was a great capture at exactly the time we all curse the worst light of the day. Sweeeeeeet.....

photowannabe said...

Hmmm, I thought I had commented on this shot...I guess its in the Blogsphere somewhere.
This is a great family portrait eve with squinty eyes. You'll be happy you have this one in years to come. Memory shots keep getting more important as the years go by.