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I had great plans for this week's Photo Friday challenge – Father – that involved taking a portrait of myself and our four daughters, and I took numerous shots yesterday afternoon. And, in all of them, our daughters looked lovely. But sadly, I ended up looking like either a rabbit in the headlights or a psychotic drug fiend immediately after the lobotomy. And, in some of them, a combination of the two. So I abandoned all of them and went with this one instead.

And as far as Photo Friday attempts go I actually quite like this one, despite its total lack of seriousness – and Homer is probably one of the world's better known fathers. To be honest though I don't think I would have used it had it not been for this challenge – it's massively cropped (which I really don't like doing), and it's remarkably similar to this shot – but I've entered something for the last 36 challenges so I didn't want to miss one.

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comment by Tudy at 01:01 AM (GMT) on 9 July, 2004

Ahh the Mother of all father symbols. :-) I like it.

comment by caitlin at 02:21 AM (GMT) on 9 July, 2004

haha, definately a good idea, i like the saturation in this photo.

comment by myla at 03:24 AM (GMT) on 9 July, 2004

I love this -- but I still want to see the shots with you and the girls (I think someone was a little too um, what's the word, harsh? on themselves. . . oh yes, that's it) -- (and yep, that's a hint) =)

comment by djn1 at 06:52 AM (GMT) on 9 July, 2004

Myla: seriously, I looked like I should be carted off and sectioned (which for those of you in the US is when the men in white coats come round, insert you into a waistcoat with seriously long sleeves, and take you away for a nice rest in a comfortably padded cell). I will take some more though - at some point - because it was potentially a good shot.

comment by RainKing at 09:58 AM (GMT) on 9 July, 2004

"I ended up looking like either a rabbit in the headlights or a psychotic drug fiend immediately after the lobotomy."

Nice metaphor. ;)

I like the contrast and saturation of the colors in the pic. I guess there's not much to the composition though.


comment by djn1 at 10:04 AM (GMT) on 9 July, 2004

RainKing: no, it's not one of my better efforts, but I decided some time ago not to miss any of the Photo Friday challenges so have occasionaly gone with something that I might not normally put up.

The other thing I implemented a while ago is that all my images are categorised into one of three primary categories: photolog, gallery, and portfolio. The Portfolio is for my best stuff, the Gallery is for shots that I'm pretty happy with, and the Photolog (which this shot is in) is for all those shots that, if I'd had something better to put up, probably wouldn't have seen the light of day ;-)

comment by RainKing at 12:16 PM (GMT) on 9 July, 2004

It's some challenge to aim not to miss any of the PF challenges. Good luck with that. :)

comment by Urbanite at 12:52 PM (GMT) on 9 July, 2004

If you think you look deranged, then have a look at the photo of my Father I entered into the challenge, YOU have nothing to worry about !

comment by Bob at 01:12 PM (GMT) on 9 July, 2004

Dave -- I thought you always looked like a psychotic drug fiend? :-) Just kidding... Hey I have 3 daughters of my own -- a little older than yours, and I know who you feel - most days I feel like the rabbit AND the drug fiend (isn't there a children's story about a rabbit and drugs? :-))...

Nice image today -- the colors have a chrome feel to them... metallic like, if you will... Speaking of which, how's England doing in the WC? Have a great weekend!

comment by davide at 03:36 PM (GMT) on 9 July, 2004

don't kik them!

comment by Maxine at 06:09 PM (GMT) on 9 July, 2004

cleaver!Like the texture and colours :)

comment by Seth Thomas Rasmussen at 06:27 PM (GMT) on 9 July, 2004

Niiiice. Your blog is one of my favorites, sir. Keep up the good work!

comment by Kayleigh at 04:44 AM (GMT) on 10 July, 2004

The saturation and the content are marvelous.

comment by djn1 at 04:15 PM (GMT) on 11 July, 2004

Thanks everyone.