Friday, August 23, 2013

Baby's Hands, Grandmother's Hand

2013-08-22 Madeline 1

Baby Photography 101 continues. Hope I'm not boring everyone. Indoor flash photography is not one of my top skills so the lighting effects here are not exactly intentional. Nevertheless, the color and lighting remind me of 15th-16th Century Dutch portraiture (there's self-congratulation at its best). This was taken last night after Madeleine and my daughter came home. It was Emily's 37th birthday, too. Here, the emphasis in on Madeleine's hands and Grandma Crowe's hand.

Some variation soon. The Lou is about to start an annual string of festivals - the International Festival this weekend in Tower Grove Park; the Japanese Festival (konichiwa!) in the botanical garden over Labor Day weekend; and the Hispanic Festival downtown the weekend after that. Only problem is the first two get so crowded it's hard to shoot.                  

11 comments:

brattcat said...

lovin' these. not the least bit bored.

Kate said...

Such a privilege to get those loving grandmother's hands around that tiny form. Beautiful!

Lynette said...

Bob, I agree with how your photo turned out. And I love seeing photos of folks babies and grand-babies and toddlers and teens.

Virginia said...

To heck with those crowded festivals. Let's keep the Baby Fest rolling. We have the Thurs. Arch series, how about Madeleine Mondays???
V

Suzanne said...

Congratulations Grandpappy. Beautiful photo, Madeleine Mondays sounds like a lovely idea.

William Kendall said...

Wonderfully composed shot, Bob!

Norma Beishir said...

That's what I told Carolyn--along with Thursday Arch pics, it seems we'd all love a Madeleine Monday!

Jack said...

A new child is the most important thing in the world. Keep at it as long as your daughter and her husband will have you.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ditto what Virginia said Bob :)

TheChieftess said...

Such a sweetie!!! And a lucky grandma to be there getting to know the wee one!!! We're just a bit too far from our grandkids for my preference...everytime I see our littlest one she's grown 3 inches!!!

I vote for Madeleine Monday too!!!

TheChieftess said...

BTW...the lighting is superb!!! You're doing great!!!