With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Sweet Boy in Over-sized Hockey Helmet

Friday, June 4, 2010

Sweet Boy in Over-sized Hockey Helmet

A sweet little face like this doesn't require lots of photo skills to melt a Mom-Mom's heart!
Silas, an enthusiastic little boy with flushed cheeks from wearing his heavy helmet on a hot day, a slight cropping to eliminate boring background, a little lightening and slight increase of contrast. And there you have it.
Ready to bring home the Stanley Cup!

Photo Stats:
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Aperture f 5.6
Focal Length: 68mm
Auto flash ~ on
ISP speed: 400
Not posed: just a little guy who ran up and asked to have his picture taken with his beloved hockey helmet.

No time to relocate to more frontal natural light that might have eliminated the horizontal shadows on his face. I just wanted to capture a fleeting moment before he ran off.
Since the shadows don't run through his eyes or mouth, I am not too concerned with them.
I think attention is drawn to his eyes, each framed by the squares in the face mask.

That's a lot of helmet on those wee shoulders!
Know who he's cheering for...
F L Y E R S!
of course!


Deb said...

That helmet is about as big as he is...it has to be heavy!!! He's adorable!!! There's nothing in the world like GRAND children!!!

Maggie Ann said...

What a little sweetie-pie!

hip chick said...

Oh my goodness that first photo is so cute!

Mary said...

What a sweet, sweet child and what a fabulous picture. His eyes are really amazing. Thank you so much for the birthday wishes. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Hugs and blessings..Mary

Dayle Allen Shockley said...

Awww... he's adorable.

gypsyrose said...

great photo, I was immediately drawn to his beautiful eyes.

Leann said...

Oh this photo brings back memories of our oldest son. Thanks for sharing your sweet little fan!


Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my heavens, that is precious! His eyes are what I looked at first, they sparkle!

Thanks for sharing!


Ann said...

I didn't even notice the shadows on his face until you mentioned it. I was just drawn in by those eyes. Such a cutie and what an adorable shot that is.

Mildred said...

He's cute as can be and oh so tiny for such a big helmet.

Laurie said...

Oh, this is precious! I, too, was drawn immediately to his eyes, so big and clear. It was so fun to see this precious little guy in his big helmet, ready for Mom-Mom to take his picture!

RoseBelle said...

Awww, look at his darling little face in that big helmet! You're really good with photography as you know the direction of the shadow being casted. I'm slowly learning about lighting and direction to point the lens.

Valerie @ Composition-Life said...

The FLYERS!! Oh no - I never was a hockey follower (we live in the land of the Sabres) but always heard of the dreaded flyers) LOL - just teaasing!!

I love the contrast in this photo of the metal grid of the mask - over his soft sweet beautiful skin! Oh to have such skin again!

And they eyes - your grandbabies have such beautiful eyes - and you do such a great job of capturing them.

I too never saw the shadows on his face - perhaps I am not observant enough - or perhaps you did a great job of capturing this little sweetie - so that our eyes are drawn right to his!

Wendy said...

What a sweet shot!


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