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Father And Son

By AlanBW
Outside a large and busy shopping mall in Bangkok, while waiting for Tricia to complete her browsing and buying, I sat people watching. It was a fascinating place to observe life, as there was a series of bus stops nearby and also a number of benches, so there was plenty to see. A lot of people were going by, on their way to or from the nearby shops, so this proved to be a fascinating interlude. Many were buying New Year gifts, for the day was the 29th of December 2006.

While watching the activity and the characters outside, I noticed the doting dad and his charming little son pictured above. Doubtless waiting for mum, they had positioned themselves to be able to see one of several water features just outside the shopping mall. The little boy was thrilled when the water shot into the air and then disappeared, only to emerge again a few seconds later. His expressions ranged from glee to fascination, while dad looked on proudly. I moved to an advantageous point on one of the benches and managed to catch the little boy as he squealed in delight, with his dad looking down at him and smiling tenderly. It was a magical moment - this man's love for his son could not have been better illustrated.

Tags: Travel General Boy Man Bangkok Candid People Father Thailand Black and white Son Laughing Portraits and people

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Blenkinsopp 15 320 4 England
22 Jan 2007 7:27AM
wonderful candid shot !
chrissd 15 304 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 7:57AM
cracking shot Alan, just look at the expressions, first class work
KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 8:01AM
a super candid Alan
nessa 14 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 8:26AM
Beautiful shot the little boys expression of delight..nessa
hebdens 15 5
22 Jan 2007 8:32AM
This is gorgeous, stunning happy emotion, like it very much.
cantona43 15 928 4 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 9:05AM
Brilliant shot Alan the liitle boys face is a picture itself very good in mono
BigK 15 8
22 Jan 2007 9:43AM
Nice one!

bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
22 Jan 2007 10:16AM
a great candid shot
phototime 14 8 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 11:22AM
Fantastic B&W image,love the boys expression.

oppo 15 6 2 Scotland
22 Jan 2007 11:43AM
You have captured something really special with this candid Alan. The expressions say it all. Wonderful timing.

Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
22 Jan 2007 11:50AM
How totally adorable. That little boy is the epitome of joy! I don't know how you manage to get such great candids...
mickf1 14 2 England
22 Jan 2007 12:30PM
Lovely image Alan, well captured image of one mans love for his son.
KKmoments 14 12 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 1:19PM
Very emotive.... a wonderful capture and so nice to see a fathers love for his son... wonderful
TommyStr 15 9 3 Norway
22 Jan 2007 1:21PM
Great timing, such a photogenic moment. Good one Alan
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 1:51PM
An excellent candid Alan.

tull 17 181 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 2:14PM
A truly beautiful candid Alan wonderful epression with great light and tones.

mollye 14 3 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 2:43PM
Lovely B&W shot great tones with brilliant expressions.
22 Jan 2007 2:59PM
Wonderful timing to catch this very candid moment. Right on!

daringdaphne 17 82 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 3:38PM
Very Good Capture!! Doting Daddie indeed.Very clear and good comp.

vparmar 16 7 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 4:30PM
stunning image Alan - well taken

eddieali1961 17 97 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 4:36PM
Great shot.
Caught the little boys expression spot on.
CecilyC 15
22 Jan 2007 4:40PM
thanks; yeah, she was soo pretty Smile
this is a lovely shot; great capture!

22 Jan 2007 4:50PM
they certainly look alike and those smiles are very nice. well captured.
Rock 18 10 2 England
22 Jan 2007 4:54PM
The B/W enhances this Shot !
Once again a great grab shot from the "Watcher"

22 Jan 2007 5:17PM
a great candid image, you do this so well..

Superb candid work Alan !!
bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 5:54PM
brilliant candid shot and story... love the big grin
ginz04 17 281 20 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 6:01PM
30 - well done

good candid picture.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 16 Wales
22 Jan 2007 6:04PM
Excellent candid image Alan.People watching is so entertaining.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
22 Jan 2007 6:22PM
A marvellous opportunist shot and story from the master of the candid camera. Love the expression of joy you've captured on the little boy's face and the way you've shown the close bond between father and son. The conversion to black and white has worked a treat too
G73photography 14 417 15 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 6:24PM
great portrait/candid. G
Richard707 14 14 United States
22 Jan 2007 6:28PM cute! Nice timing!
22 Jan 2007 6:31PM
Wonderful portrait its a candid image.
I like so much the child expression.

cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
22 Jan 2007 6:47PM
lovely catch, Alan

rikewoo 18 347 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 7:40PM
Most memorable Alan. These memories are so hard to catch, you have to be waiting and watching for just the right moment.

thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
22 Jan 2007 7:43PM
Hi Alan,
you chose the right moment to click for that candid shot and get the most beautiful expressions on both father and son.
Take care.AnnSmile
anthhope 15 1 England
22 Jan 2007 8:21PM
A great expression. Well caught!!
Malc_V 15 England
22 Jan 2007 8:37PM
Superb b&w Alan.
A very lovely image, beautiful laughter on the little chaps face.

Nice one.

Possum 14 148 England
22 Jan 2007 10:55PM
This wonderful image has so cheered me; thank you.
Pegon 15 78 1 England
22 Jan 2007 10:58PM
An excellent capture of happiness Alan. Well spotted and caught.
cat_mc 14 17 Australia
23 Jan 2007 8:46AM
excellent work alan love the little guy face . well caught
Chant57 Plus
15 395 3 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2007 10:36AM
Another great candid Alan, lovely tones and expressions.
robway 16 318 Wales
23 Jan 2007 12:13PM
Excellent candid shot.
sputnki 16 10 Canada
23 Jan 2007 12:47PM
Wonderfully captured here Alan! I remember when my daughter was still an infant, if I went visiting with her I'd sit her on a table underneath a ceiling fan. She could sit in her carrier for a solid hour watching that fan go round-and-round.

Children have a marvelous ability to see the magical in the everyday!

sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2007 2:39PM
this really is a very pleasing image alan, so cheerful, well done.

23 Jan 2007 3:47PM
Lovely happy capture.
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
23 Jan 2007 4:25PM
Very pleasant and relaxed shot.

tuhin 14
23 Jan 2007 4:45PM
Nice Smiling.You ar great.
Gaz_H 14 150 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2007 5:05PM
Sweet image, absolutely love this candid moment - which we all share with our own children.
davidbailie 17 457 7 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2007 5:20PM
Very nice picture Alan - love shots of gleeful kids

JimV 14 6 3 Canada
23 Jan 2007 5:35PM
You do those so well Alan, and your background write-ups add so much to our understanding, well done!
Rgds., Jim
DaisyD50 14 3
23 Jan 2007 6:04PM
Beautiful candid shot!! You have caught the right moment.
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
23 Jan 2007 6:04PM
An excellent shot, the B&W treatment really makes this stand out! Spot on! Click!!!

xinia 16 54
23 Jan 2007 6:41PM
uplifting image Smile
KingArthur 14 8 Malta
23 Jan 2007 7:20PM
A good B&W Alan, lovely expressions.

KingArthur 14 8 Malta
23 Jan 2007 7:20PM
A good B&W Alan, lovely expressions.

Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
23 Jan 2007 10:44PM
A good sensitive picture. - Brian.
DP_Imagery 16 24 6 Wales
23 Jan 2007 11:20PM
Charming Smile Bruce
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
24 Jan 2007 10:58AM
This is so good Alan,a moment of joy so well captured.Super B+W.
I cannot believe a quality pic like this did not get an HC at least !!!

GeorgeRusky 15 1 4
24 Jan 2007 11:39AM
Love that Alan very much!
Thank you for your comments.
angelamary 15 6 England
24 Jan 2007 12:43PM
Beautiful shot! Well timed and well caught!
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
24 Jan 2007 2:09PM
Ohhh...bee-yoo-ti-ful father and son pic, Alan. I LOVE watching happy kids and their parents and this just warms the cockles big time.

As for the image itself, the tones are stunning and I echo bricurtis - this should get an HC.

Andrew Smile
Alfoto 14 Wales
24 Jan 2007 6:18PM
Super image- Love it.
CaroleA 14 5 3 England
24 Jan 2007 8:11PM
Another fantastic travel/people shot, with your trademark description (I love reading those).
24 Jan 2007 8:52PM
That's wonderful Alan, a very touching moment.

daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2007 9:06PM
Another superb candid Alan. The little boy's expression is a delight! Great work.

Sezz 16 619 15 England
24 Jan 2007 11:07PM
Wonderful B&W candid, love the childs expression, so cute!

Sez Smile
bengsays 16 13
25 Jan 2007 2:46AM
a great expression on the childs face. The black and white touch is very nice for this photo.

I'm not entirely pleased with the fathers expression, but thats nothing you could have helped. Overall a nice shot!
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
25 Jan 2007 6:42AM
Alan, this is a GREAT father and son shot. -=Walter
korni 14
25 Jan 2007 6:45PM
Fabulous capture,love the boys expression...
25 Jan 2007 7:21PM
Touching shot! Works lovely b&w
annefromleo 15 11 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2007 6:16AM
just lovely and fantastic study
evelen 16 5 England
27 Jan 2007 6:45PM
wonderful shot.eve.
29 Jan 2007 12:21AM
Wonderfully captured and very well presented in B&W

30 Jan 2007 6:57PM
Beautiful candid shot Alan so full of happiness exellent.
TonyA 16 11 Spain
31 Jan 2007 9:44AM
Love the tenderly care of the father controlling his happy offspring.

GregorP 16 4 Slovenia
22 Feb 2007 4:13PM
Lovely candid shot. Like it.


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