This one was challenging, but ultimately very rewarding.
He was constantly moving, with his back toward me most of the time, making a decent shot difficult (it’s always a struggle at this age when kids start getting mobile, but — on the positive side — they’re still “naturals” in front of the camera).
So, I tried a few times throughout the day to capture him… without success.
Then, at the time of the “golden hour“, he was once again looking out the window. As he turned here, and smiled, a shaft of soft light from outside acted as a gentle spotlight on his left face and shoulder.
As I couldn’t back up any further from where I was, I could just fit him within the 75mm frame lines. And I tried my best to hit focus, as this wonderful combination of expression, light, and composition would likely not repeat itself. Fortunately, it all came together.
A Life’s Little Moment to be cherished.
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↑Leica M9 and Leica 75mm Summilux @ f/1.4.