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Father and Son

Posted by
Kathe (Marquette, Michigan, United States) on 26 September 2009 in People & Portrait.

Remember the teen parents? It's hard to believe Seth will be a year old in less than a month! And his father, Carl, will be graduating from high school next June.
Carl asked me to take his Senior pictures today, but the overcast weather made shooting conditions less than desireable - especially considering I don't have the proper equipment for portraitures. AND the fact that I dislike taking portraits at all.

NIKON D40 1/125 second F/4.8 ISO 500 170 mm

Marcie from Newton, United States

WOW! Much..much too young to be a father. Sweet image!!!

27 Sep 2009 11:20am

@Marcie: Thanks, Marcie.

Yes, he IS too young to be a father. So is the mother, who is a little over a year younger than him. But they're both doing a great job balancing parenthood and school.

Mindy from United States

Lovely portrait. Not sure what you mean by overcast weather making the shoot less than desireable. Overcast is wonderful for portraits...soft diffused light, nature's softbox. Saves you from having to buy equipment designed to diffuse light, much like an overcast day.

28 Sep 2009 8:11pm

@Mindy: Then I must be doing something wrong - which wouldn't surprise me. EVERY photo I take on an overcast day comes out wrong - with or without a uv filter.

torekimi from Germany

Cute baby. The very image of his mommy.

2 Oct 2009 1:04pm

@torekimi: Yeah, he's adorable. He looks a lot like his grandma, who has blonde hair and blue eyes. Very Finnish-looking!

Mirjam from Kiev, Ukraine

I think you succeeded well taking this picture. Take courage we have four teenage parents in our "children's home". They are all doing very well and are responsible parents who enjoy their children.
Yes, they need our help ... and these children are former street children. Enjoy life!

9 Oct 2009 2:45pm

@Mirjam: Thank you, Mirjam. Thankfully, this little boy's parents are also doing very well. His mother is my friend's daughter, my daughter's friend, and like a second daughter to me. So I'm very glad his parents are taking such good care of him AND staying in school.

1/125 second
ISO 500
170 mm