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Here's another of Finley, taken yesterday afternoon as we took a stroll around the woods at Beacon Fell. Moments before he'd been happily running ahead, but then he tripped and fell face down in a muddy hole. This was taken just as Libby helped him up. A few seconds later he was off on his way again, none the worse for wear.

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comment by Photorama at 08:05 PM (GMT) on 5 February, 2007

Very emotional, and nice bw contrast!

Poor child... what did they do to him?

comment by Jennifer at 08:05 PM (GMT) on 5 February, 2007

Wonder where those muddy paws went - all over Mum's clean togs if he's anything like mine were!

comment by Photorama at 08:06 PM (GMT) on 5 February, 2007

Ah... Ok! I've read the text! ;-)

comment by Richard Trim at 08:12 PM (GMT) on 5 February, 2007

You've caught the moment delightfully. Heck Finley might show some embarassment when you show him this when he's a teenager! But I guess you'll go on loving it yourselves.

comment by m at 10:04 PM (GMT) on 5 February, 2007

The first portrait of Fin is this? I'll only say Tut Tut

comment by Ryano at 10:45 PM (GMT) on 5 February, 2007

Classic shot! This symbolises parenting I think, whiney little people lol jus kiddin, great shot Dave!

comment by Mohamadreza at 10:53 PM (GMT) on 5 February, 2007

What mxpressive shot. I like B & W photos and this one is really awesome. Added you to my links. Cheers.

comment by mikelangelo at 11:12 PM (GMT) on 5 February, 2007

I love the black background. I never would have guessed that this was taken out in the woods. All the focus is squarely the the munchkin's emotional state. A hint of the mud on the fingers/jacket to indicate a problem and an adult's hand showing a relationship. But... for this instant. It's all about him. Neat.

comment by doreen at 01:25 AM (GMT) on 6 February, 2007

it's about time you put some of finley's portraits up! admittedly though, i thought this was a picture of harmony until i read your description XD

comment by Rob at 03:50 AM (GMT) on 6 February, 2007

Been there, done that. Nicely captured. I like the dark background.

comment by david kleinert at 05:43 AM (GMT) on 6 February, 2007

not a happy chappy! cute image indeed :)

comment by Katie at 06:53 AM (GMT) on 6 February, 2007

Interesting comments, I'd say. I adore this photo. Perfectly shot and just absolutely love that contrast and ratio. A beautiful boy, and a lovely portrait of motherhood and childhood - dare I say, boyhood :D.

comment by navin at 07:07 AM (GMT) on 6 February, 2007

Very cute shot. Captures the moment perfectly

comment by michele u. at 12:50 PM (GMT) on 6 February, 2007

eheh..so sweet!

comment by lucacanzi at 02:32 PM (GMT) on 6 February, 2007

I really like it...

comment by Angel at 05:09 PM (GMT) on 6 February, 2007

Great scene, and very contrast image. i like it.

comment by David Chabashvili at 06:02 PM (GMT) on 6 February, 2007

oh that is so emotional! and sweet at the same time! kids - they are great! great shot David!

comment by P.J. at 06:15 PM (GMT) on 6 February, 2007

That is such a great image. You captured an interesting moment. I love that the mud is on his hands.

comment by djn1 at 08:39 PM (GMT) on 6 February, 2007

Thanks all :-)

comment by alex at 05:59 PM (GMT) on 7 February, 2007

This is great simply because it's such a snapshot moment, a moment later everything is different. When we're kids life is so much like a rollercoaster, up and down so fast!