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Four Things About This Photo

(Note: Those reading “Shootings” may continue to Part Twelve)

Photo by my lovely wife (click either pic to enlarge).

There are several things going on in this picture.

  1. Benjamin is in the hallway, and the light is shining from the bathroom where I lie quite uncomfortably under the sink installing the new faucet (previous post covers that),
  2. he is dressed as a cowboy in Christmas pajama pants and my hiking boots (the latter of which I had used just about an hour before on Benjamin’s first time sledding in the spring snow),
  3. he’s holding his way cool six-shooter Nerf dart gun that we threw away weeks later, after he threw it in anger, and
  4. the flash didn’t fire when my wife took the picture.

That last point was the one I came out here to make. I like the motion effect it caused, but it was a bit too dark and the white balance was way off. I don’t know that I improved it any, but it was fun to play with it.

3 Responses to Four Things About This Photo

  1. He was covering your back Mark… even I can see that! *LOL*

  2. He threw the gun in anger and it broke and had to be tossed?

    Makes me think that when our guys do similar things they’re at the stage now where rescinding computer privileges is an effective form of discipline. Still… I’d be careful around the Christmas Cowboy at the best of times.

  3. Dave – I like that idea. I definitely was in a vulnerable position.

    Simon – No, it didn’t break. We have been working on getting him to stop reacting hastily and inappropriately to his anger. Throwing away any object he throws is a part of the strategy. Sad, too, because I loved that Nerf gun six-shooter!


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