I came from the land of black hair and dark brown eyes, that’s why taking photographs of people with other colour of hair and eyes (non black hair, and non brown eyes) is fascinating to me. This boy is the perfect example. R is 3 years old with a thick red hair, dark green eyes and cute freckles peppering his face. His mom and I often have coffee together, but only today I had my camera ready, and only today he could sit still for about 20 seconds after he finished his hot chocolate.
I know that we have to be quick when taking photos of the little ones, but I still amazed how fast we really have to be. Twenty seconds were all I had before the sugar from his hot chocolate kicked in. No time to wipe off the chocolate from his mouth, little boys are known to despise all kind of cleaning, and no time to adjust the set up of my camera. If I could only close the aperture a bit more, I’d be able to get sharper focus on the whole face and hair. (I underestimated the brightness of the light inside the cafe). But again, no one could beat the effect of sugar in little bodies, so in one second when I looked away from him to look at my camera setting, he’s gone…sigh…
Catch him next time, I will.
Nikon D90 | AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G | ISO200 | f/2 | 1/80 |