2.15.2007

Stealing a Moment

Father and Son
February 2007

This one is simple.

I captured this moment between John and Jack on our way to the museum the other day. We were coming up out of the underground near Oxford Circus on the escalators. It was sweet glimpse and was gone as soon as my shutter released. I am so glad that I got it. The way the photo was shot seems like a moment frozen in time between the two of them...and yet the world is still going at a rapid pace all around them. Much like the way things are daily in life. We are always wanting to savor each second with our children in the midst of the chaos of our daily routines. Sometimes that is harder than it seems. But not here...and not today.

As a wife and mom, I could look at this image forever.

36 comments:

Pat said...

Oh, how touching Anna. What a wonderful moment. I'm so glad you caught that.

talj said...

I can understand completely how you want to keep looking at this image! It's a beautiful moment and knowing the hustle and bustle in the underground and the fact that this looks like a frozen moment makes it even more special. Lovely!! :o)

Mike said...

An excellent image and special moment rolled into one...

You did so well to capture this on a Tube escalator... (I'll be going up this very one tomorrow morning!).

How did you manage the lighting? It's wonderful.

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

made me cry - what a wuss! the father son thing is deep, so deep, well there are no words....beautiful image anna

photowannabe said...

What a precious memory shot. Great lighting and stop action. You have quite an eye.

Anna said...

I am so glad that you like this shot Mike. I had lots of fun with it in editing. My flash was not on when I took it and I ended up using a sepia tone. I also put a soft glow in the picture that I think really works well with the movements and the tones.

:) It was fun to experiment! Have fun in the city tomorrow! Never a dull moment there.

bluemountainmama said...

precious.....moment and photo.

mrsnesbitt said...

As my mum would have said...

Bloody marvellous!

Dx

Could I use the image in a card idea I have?
Obviously will give full credit to you.....

Dx

Elaine said...

This is sweet. A great capture!

kenju said...

What a powerful image of fatherhood and the love he has for his child. I think I'd frame that one!

Babystepper said...

That is absolutely beautiful. I love the technical and the emotional aspects.

jhoumes said...

anna, rock on...john's a good dad, isn't he?

John Roberts said...

You succeeded in capturing "the decisive moment"!

Carmi said...

So could I. It is this very moment that defines why parenthood is such a magical journey.

So beautifully captured.

Anna said...

That is one of the sweetest pictures I have ever seen. Pictures of my hubby w/ my kids MELT me...so I love that one. You really have a gift. =)

Sarch said...

Is it possible to capture the relationship between a father and son any better than that? I think not!

Simply the best photo I've ever seen of this topic.

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

This is one of those images that you want to enlarge, matte and frame and sit and look at at every possible opportunity. Wonderful capture. I have missed so many moments that I have in my mind but will never be able to printand regret missing every day, I am so glad you caught this one. This is the type of shot that makes me glad that I am what I am, a photographer.

Wonderful.

Lori

Corey Bienert said...

wow.

excellent picture...and an excellent description as well.

i love it when pictures can tell a story like this one :)

Andrea said...

Anna
I have seen this between my own husband and children many times--but how beautiful you captured it on film--just beautiful! A great picture!!

Joel Reynolds said...

Amazing shot, Anna.
Very well done.
Joel

Kaycee said...

Anna, what a fantastic photo! I love the bond between father and son that you were able to capture so well. The photo looks good in sepia, too.

Mr. Althouse said...

I think this is one your best (at least of what I've seen), and that is saying an awful lot. It reminds me of when my boys were little - a much simpler time in some respects and in others...

Mike

Ash said...

Awww....you've captured such a pefect moment Anna.

I just LOVE this!

Mike said...

Terrific shot Anna. The picture is technically great and emotionally super great. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Cris said...

You rock! A sweet candid picture!

eurorebs said...

So beautiful, Anna. Really. It's a photo that speaks to the soul...that really goes beyond the "visible" to the eternal...the mysterious. Makes me think of my heavenly Father! :)

busybusymomma said...

That's amazing, I love it!

Anonymous said...

John rocks too!

Natalee said...

Amazing, Anna. Thank you. And thanks for your comments and prayers. Love, Nat

Melyssa said...

Beautiful....simply beautiful. You caught a moment in time that should be savored, but that many take advantage of.

bluemountainmama said...

hey anna! just checking back in to see if tonight's photo is up...i almost hate to see yesterday's go b/c it's so great! have a wonderful weekend! -bmm

Anna said...

I'M WORKING ON IT....I'M WORKING ON IT!!! SORRY THAT IT'S GOING TO BE UP LATER THAN NORMAL!!!

Kendra said...

Oh Anna - this is absolutely priceless. It will go down for generations as a priceless reminder of a father's love for his son. What a catch!

sari said...

I don't really think there's anything better than the show of love between a parent and child, at any age.

This is beautiful.

Susan Ingraham said...

What an awesome and incredibly tender picture! What a treasure for your family. You are so gifted. I always knew John was a great daddy.

Jenny said...

What a lovely picture, Anna! Certainly melts the heart.