Category Archives: Children

Brothers and Others

Hanging out on Christmas Afternoon

Spotted these two girls on a rooftop ( near Alberta Street, Portland, OR.) playing with a blond-haired doll. The dialogue went something like this:

Me: “May I take your photo”?

Younger girl: “Do you have flash on that camera”?

Me: ” Yes, I do, but it is too sunny out to need it”.

Younger girl: “Don’t tell my mom we’re up here”.

Me: “I won’t tell. Be careful”!

DSC_3405

Skidmore St. Cast-offs

DSC_1949-001 DSC_1953-001

Some of the odd items spotted along Skidmore St., NE Portland. I did pick up the syringe (diabetic?) and dispose of it later. It’s so infuriating to find stuff like a syringe that could be so dangerous to humans of all ages, but especially children. That is my rant for the day.

A Charmed Life?

Snake handlers at the Pike Place Market. Of course, even the tattoo relates to their passion or …..whatever it may be called. Pretty sure I would pass on the chance to hold one of these guys.

My Niece’s Daughter

I rarely do portrait work of any kind. I just find it easier to work with inanimate objects. Having said that I thought I would share a photo I took a few years back. I have always thought that I had really captured a moment in time with this image of my niece’s daughter.

Interesting Ritual Observed

A week ago I was walking near Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill in Seattle when I observed  a most unusual Spring ritual. There was a large group of children gathered around an inflated giraffe-like creature led, apparently, by a middle-aged man  wearing fake bunny ears. As he gesticulated to the horde of children as he counted down from 10. When he said the magical number the children made a dash for these plastic, egg-shaped objects that were randomly placed on the landscaped hill. I surmised that the idea was to collect as many of these ‘eggs’ as one could. Clearly the advantage was with the faster and probably older children. This event/ritual had their own professional photographer! After all of the eggs had been gathered the children and their parents met up at the fake giraffe-like object and the ritual seemed to come to a close at that point. I think I identified with the toddler in the last photo. He seemed to be wondering what all the fuss about some orb-like  object could be? My sentiments exactly 🙂

Slow Down

A concerned parent probably made this sign and actually anchored it, using a chain, to a stake in the parking strip.

Out for a Walk

Footwatch Friday # Two

This is my second submission ( The big toe of the subject is not totally visible. You will have to take my word for it that the subject has also raised his/her big toe to signify #2). I have a sense this theme is not catching on as fast as I had thought.

Playroom on Wheels

This small trailer has been gutted and turned into a childs playroom. In the NW, where there is no shortage of rainfall and, hence, a great shortage of parental peace and quiet in the home, this seems like a great solution: send the kids to the ‘playroom’ and enjoy a couple of hours of peace and quiet.

Life out there

The further adventures of Faith Roswell…

olafphoto.wordpress.com/

Crafting and Inspiring Great Imagery / X100F / Medium Format

JerseyStyle Photography

Because There's Style...And Then There's JerseyStyle

San Francisco Locals Street Photography Pool

Street and Urban Explorer Photography

RESISTENZA

"Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest." - Denis Diderot

drivebyMEDIA

Mostly Music

Reccing Crew

Listen at own risk.

Note to Traveler

Dream. Explore. Discover.

In Photos dot Org

Cork, Ireland and Elsewhere

Random Bits of Trial and Error

THE JOYS OF FULL-TIME RV LIFE - Random, moody, and quirky--but always straight from the heart.

Say It With A Camera

Mike Hardisty Photography

Milford Street

Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence, in the confines of one single photograph - Henri Cartier-Bresson

Instaology

notes from a Swedish amateur photographer © Ulrika Undén

Kendall Kessler Art

Original Art by Award Winning Artist Kendall Kessler

%d bloggers like this: