Fly away

  • Aperture: f/6.3
  • Focal Length: 200mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter: 1/400 sec
  • Camera: NIKON D1H

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Photographing children always unnerves me. Something about the intensity of their eyes, the way they seem to see straight through you.

This photograph was just a quick shot grabbed during the wedding rehearsal last Friday. Although I was supposed to be photographing the wedding party, I found myself drawn to the bride’s three-year-old daughter, Skyler, and the way the setting sun was backlighting her hair.

I was trying to capture her laughing and playing, but somehow I managed to record something altogether different, something unreadable.

A part of me keeps looking at this photograph, wanting to like it, but I can’t. It just disturbs me somehow.

Music: “When I’m Gone” by 3 Doors Down (lyrics)

Pic of the day: “Skittles” by Brian at Panhandlin’. 

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