Chris, I don't know. I just have this feeling that between the title and the photo it should be able to stand on its own without any interpretation from the photographer.But it's good to give us your intent Ray! This photo kicks!
Normally I like to take kid shots at their level but this one I wanted looking down. I got lucky here. Initially he was standing with his back to me so I waited and hoped he would turn and start climbing the steps to get the shot I wanted.Tells a story. Very well seen and composed.
Believe me, I have plenty of cute baby shots but the really special ones, the few like this one that have some universal appeal are the ones I treasure the most.A baby picture that is nicely composed and has a story... who woulda thunk it?
It all depends on the photographer's intentions, the context of the viewing and the larger contest of where and why the photographs exists. For something personal like this one, it could go either way. However, some contextual anchoring, such as the background story that this one and your previous photo and story provide, can enhance the viewers (our) enjoyment of the photo.
Mike, for me the ultimate photograph is the ultimate snapshot. Something I'll keep striving for, at least!:biggrin: Also, I very much like photographs that are deceptive in their ordinariness. Yeah, at first glance this one just looks like a quickie snapshot. Thanks for your insight and comments!Great shot Ray and I for one really appreciate learning your thought process. Making a conscious decision to crop the image for effect is what its all about IMO. I like knowing that it wasn't just a snapshot grab and posted here just because it was filmeroo. Also nice that it's sharp and representational in the classic sense. Its not a deep image, could be any front porch anywhere; but its engaging due to the fine composition and tonal qualities.
Graeme, it's nice to see that you are alive and kicking! Have you been working long hours lately? Thanks for the comment and I am looking forward to seeing some more new shots from you! :smile::smile:Ray............ quality at it's best my friend. Simple as that! :biggrin: