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Father and son

By alistairfarrugia    
Taken at Sant' Anton, Malta's Presidential Palace Gardens, this (I'm assuming) father and son were walking along a path in the gardens and I wanted to record the moment. I hope you like the end result.

Tags: Candid Father Son Portraits and people

Voters: NDODS, wenzu78, IgorKo and 8 more

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2012 4:14PM
A beautiful image Alastair, one which evokes so many wonderful memories.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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wenzu78 6 7 Malta
26 Dec 2012 4:18PM
Greatly captured mate.

It reminds me of a similar picture I've taken a while back of my wife and kid. But this is really nice in color as the red totally attracts the eye further in.

Bravo mate Wink


alistairfarrugia 5 164 88 Malta
26 Dec 2012 4:18PM
As ever, thanks Nathan for your comment and your vote. Smile

When I see opportunities like these, the impulse to take the picture rushes through me. On this occassion, I was lucky enough to have the correct gear on me. I'll upload another father-son image at a later stage... It's another candid taken at the Malta International Airshow earlier this year. Will probably be tomorrow's upload! Smile

@Wenzu, I think I actually recall the image you're referring to in fact. Thanks for the comment and the appreciation. Smile
Tibetan 6 3 England
26 Dec 2012 4:42PM
It's a good evocative image, bringing to the fore front one's sentimentality and forgotten memories, each father has at some time done this! be it with a Son or Daughter, mine are in their thirty's and forty's, but I still remember now your photo has jogged my faint old memory, nicely taken good composition with a nice lead in, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
26 Dec 2012 5:37PM
Excellent !! I love this endearing image !!
Jellyfire 6 41 4 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2012 11:36PM
I like this, the focus being on the foerground rather than the figures actually works quite well, even though its an unusual thing to do.
alistairfarrugia 5 164 88 Malta
26 Dec 2012 11:40PM
Thanks Jellyfire, glad you like the end result. Shot this on S-mode, with ISO restricted to 400, so camera opted for the maximum aperture possible on the lens (f/5.6). As a result, had a relatively shallow depth of field and the man and child ended up in the blurred area when composed with rule of thirds in mind. Have to admit it was a bit of a happy accident that the end-picture turned out like this. With a deeper field, I would probably end up blurring the foreground in post-processing, but the effect would be slightly unrealistic I guess.

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