Views: 227 (86 Unique)  Award Shortlist   

"One Moment In Time"

By RonnieAG
One member, Lynne {LynneJoyce}, recently mentioned that photography is about both capturing the perfect scene/shot but also recording precious moments with friends, family, pets, etc. These moments may be fleeting and if not recorded cannot be retrieved at a later date, and it matters not that they may lack technical brilliance.
My 2 shots today sort of come within that spectrum: our daughter Pamela plonked Finlay (now 7 months old) alongside Brodie to see the reactions of both. Brodie never batted an eyelid or took much notice apparently, whilst Finlay pulled at his ears and boxed him with his small fists. In V 1 he has grabbed the dog's left ear. I just grabbed the nearest camera, flipped up the flash unit and fired away. So here are two of these shots, poorly composed and with technical faults (witness the flash reflection in the glass) but ones which I and the family will treasure for ever.

Many thanks to all for the response to my last posting, Far Along The Path, and for the honest appraisal of my use of soft focus: and a big thank you to Herman {Hermanus} for his User Award.

PS..........I feel I need a break now and this will be my last posting for a wee while...........R)

Tags: Flash Retriever Finlay Portraits and people Brodie Family snaps

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

Exclusive 25% off Affinity Photo: Professional photo editing with no subscription!


achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
12 Jun 2013 1:11AM
Has a photo got to be perfect! 100% no these as you say will remain treasured memories forever, My choice has to be V2 for the beautiful pose by Finlay and the don't care attitude of Brodie.



Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
12 Jun 2013 1:32AM
This is a partnership that will grow and become a forever friendship-- What a lovely pair!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
12 Jun 2013 1:33AM
Such lovely docile dogs. Very sweet captures. Love them both......Sandy
12 Jun 2013 1:48AM
Lovely shot Ronnie, guessed it was yours.

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
12 Jun 2013 5:04AM
These are lovely Ronnie !! Perfect family photos to treasure Smile Will miss you !
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
12 Jun 2013 5:39AM
So nice capture

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Jun 2013 5:55AM
Two heartwarming images, Ronnie, showing the complete trust between two of the dearest family members, absolutely wonderful. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 6:33AM
Two for the family treasure chest Ronnie, both lovely but the expressions in V2 make it a winner for me. I see you have been taking heed of the message in one of my previous posts.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 7:16AM
What lovely precious images Ronnie - as you say family treasures indeed. Smile
Don't stay away too long...!

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
12 Jun 2013 7:20AM
They will be mates for ever ,there's a lovely bond between them,
Dont make it a long break.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 7:29AM
2 super capture Ronnie, V2 my fav, my 2 youngest grew up with our 3 Labs, brings back fond memoriesSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 7:37AM
2 excellent moment images and haven't they both grown my goodness. Have a good break Ronnie I may also be away for a couple of day's as I'm having a carpal tunnel op at last. Best wishes Sue.
12 Jun 2013 7:52AM
Beautiful images Ronnie,
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 8:13AM
These are so lovely Ronnie, especially Finlay tugging Brodie's ear! It's charming.
Look forward to your return.
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
12 Jun 2013 8:22AM
They both look content.................enjoy your the batteries.............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
12 Jun 2013 8:23AM
What a delightful photograph Ronnie.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 8:32AM
the dog looks huge...
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 8:51AM
Two cracking shots I love them both xx
12 Jun 2013 8:56AM
Priceless images you have caught it spot on
You are right Ronnie, the value of the shot is in the family album for all to see when needed, it's cute and it's a moment to treasure.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
12 Jun 2013 9:53AM
A slice of history Ronnie.....never to be repeated.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
12 Jun 2013 10:05AM
Clearly the best of mates!! It will be wonderful to look back on this in years to come!!
12 Jun 2013 11:16AM
two fine captures Ronnie both have their merits v2 is my fav contented mutt and happy wain priceless moments in time well documented

GrahamGrin GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
xwang 9 56 8
12 Jun 2013 11:27AM
Beautifully captured images, a wonderful moment for the family to treasure forever...
12 Jun 2013 11:41AM
Brodie has learned patience really well Ronnie, a great couple of shots for the family album for sure.
Enjoy your rest from EPZ, I know the feeling my friend.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 11:58AM
Two lovely photos Ronnie of that adorable dog and your precious Finlay.
V2 is great with his big smile.
I also enjoyed a peek at your bookshelf!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
12 Jun 2013 12:27PM
Wonderful moments, Ronnie. The dog's chin on the wee laddie's foot and the pulling of the ear link the two together beautifully.

Enjoy the break. The site does seem to be all-consuming sometimes but you are allowed to drop in every now and then Smile

12 Jun 2013 12:35PM
Love it Ronnie. Don't stay away too long !!!
V2 for me too !
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
12 Jun 2013 12:45PM
Who cares if they're 100% perfect or not? Two wonderful captures here, Ronnie, to treasure for all time Smile Going to miss seeing your wonderful uploads, so don't you be away for too long Sad
Trev Smile
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 1:16PM
12 Jun 2013 5:59PM
Absolutely superb Ronnie, gorgeous shots for the family Album.

John Smile
12 Jun 2013 6:25PM
A great family shot. I particularly like the way Brodie's head is resting on Finlay's foot.
jdinne 15 16 England
12 Jun 2013 7:21PM
Two very precious moments capture indeed Ronnie that I am sure will be treasured by you and the family.

Sometime been too technical spoils the moment and doesn't end up the result envisioned thus the pleasure is gone.

You take care of yourself Ronnie I for one, when I am not having a break, will miss your photographs.

Kind Regards

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 8:09PM
I come back and you go! was it something I saidWink two superb shots Ronnie
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
13 Jun 2013 12:30AM
Really makes me smile ! My respect to you for your good reaction and capture ... Must have been difficult to keep the camera straight and respects to Brodie for his patience
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
13 Jun 2013 12:58AM
Two VERY precious images.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
13 Jun 2013 1:01AM
Featured e2 image just now--- Wed. 8 PM EST--guess it is some time early morning your timeThursday-- Still so very dear!
13 Jun 2013 8:45AM
Both very happy images to be treasured ! enjoy your wee rest !Wink
13 Jun 2013 8:46AM
A wonderful moment - enjoy your break Ronnie and come back refreshed I will miss seeing your wonderful images and your helpful commentsSmileSmile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
13 Jun 2013 9:45AM
Just the opposite, they are nicely composed, Ronnie. Fabulous images and they are so lovely.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
13 Jun 2013 3:34PM

Quote:What lovely precious images Ronnie - as you say family treasures indeed. Smile
Don't stay away too long...!


My thoughts too Ronnie, many thanks for your support,
moiral 8 12 Scotland
13 Jun 2013 10:20PM
Once the moment is missed it is lost to eternity. Well captured Ronnie and Finlay is gettin big - soon be chasing Brodie. Enjoy your break.
14 Jun 2013 5:25PM
These are lovely, v2 for me
15 Jun 2013 12:17AM
Priceless images Ronnie..Lin
15 Jun 2013 10:45PM
I've just seen these two wonderful images, Ronnie!
Moments to savour and enjoy forever!
I love your description and empathise with your need for a bit of a break!
Look forward to viewing more images..............whenever!
Take care.
Very best wishes,
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
16 Jun 2013 1:02AM
Two enchanting images to treasure Ronnie, i hope to see you back on here again in the not too distant future
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
18 Jun 2013 12:17PM
a precious moment well captured
geffers7 Plus
7 51 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2013 5:04PM
Beautiful family shots Ronnie - get them printed - last a lifetime.
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2013 5:05PM
Two excellent shots for the family album Ronnie, I am sure your daughter is delighted with them both.
Look after yourself on your break and return soon.
A bold baby, though innocent, with the tamed dog, so well captured & presented, Ronnie. As you recalled Lynne's, these are golden moments which are to be recorded without minding flaws. Two flawless pictures. - Raja.
9 10 10 England
19 Jun 2013 8:29PM
I've only just caught up with these two delightful shots Ronnie.SmileSmileSmile Hope you're enjoying your break and will come back refreshed.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 11:00PM
Lovely moment and capture Ronnie.
21 Jun 2013 5:42PM
What delightful images Ronnie - love them both. A
Jocelia 7 2 1 Australia
23 Jun 2013 12:53AM
Definitely a couple of treasures that one cannot repeat Ronnie.
You can always take the reflection of the flash out but I would say these are lovely…..
Congratulations to Brodey and Finlay for the perfection….GrinGrinGrin

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.