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sticks and stones - day 14
sticks and stones - day 14

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: clubhouse gallery parking lot
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2007

Viewed: 323
Comments: 10
Favorites: 3 (view)

Daniel noticed this mountain of a sand pile today in the corner of an art gallery's parking lot, and he just had to stop and construct something. He gathered whatever natural objects that he could find in the surrounding area, and created a little village of sorts.
It got a bit more elaborate than this as he added bridges, roads and miniature trees. He worked on it for almost an hour, but he really could have stayed all day. This is Daniel in his element.

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11/13/2007 05:17:43 PM
I LOVE the color tones here - they're perfect. They create an awesome atmosphere. Beautiful shot!
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04/26/2007 01:44:58 PM
this is really very sweet and beautiful picture, erin. i so much admire your interaction with your children.
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04/26/2007 12:16:31 PM
so sweet, love this
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04/26/2007 11:24:42 AM
Better hide this "villiage" from Art!! LOL Aren't kids funny like that? They are constantly making things with their hands... you captured this moment perfectly.
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04/17/2007 06:13:36 PM
i love to come back to this one. it is calming. it could be from any era. it's got such a powerful sense of childhood wonder, innocence, imagination, creativity......
the crop and de-sat is just frosting on already amazing photo!
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04/15/2007 10:37:58 PM
Theres my fav boy! And he is a creative thing isn't he!
Another great portrait of Daniel, what can I say!
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04/15/2007 01:05:14 AM
I like the PP, it suits well with the color of the sand and his shirt. Great "kids in action" shot.
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04/15/2007 12:54:18 AM
Erin, what a great story! And what an interesting amazing child Daniel is. I see so many kids today that don't seem to be interested in anything but computer games. To see one that manifests such imagination and creativity at any opportunity is such a breath of fresh air!

Dave is right. You never know where this early passion might lead him. One day when he's an engineer building cities, these stories might be so precious to remember!

I love this photo!
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04/14/2007 11:48:20 PM
Great portrait that shows what he's like. I think the slightly desaturated look is very appealing, and makes us contemplate the scene. I think I'd find it very calming to watch him do this.
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04/14/2007 11:03:02 PM
Erin, someday when Daniel is out constructing bridges the memory of this photo will come to mind. Wonderful capture of imagination.
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