you're lucky this isn't loaded! / 19 July, 2005 [click for previous image: and teddy makes three]
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You remember the cute little guy on the left in yesterday's shot, the one with the teddy bear? Well, here he is again looking, err, not quite so cute ;-)

More seriously: Simon made a comment yesterday to the effect that he didn't feel easy with my pictures of children, that they seem voyeuristic and distorted in one way or another. I can't comment of why he would feel they were voyeuristic, but in terms of my intentions I have to say I'm pleased that he isn't entirely comfortable. What I try to do with my shots of children, especially my own, is show them, not what I see as a parent and adult, not what you and I expect children to be like, but something a bit more powerful ... maybe. I don't know. I guess that a part of it is trying to capture their spirit is some way without simply portraying them as kids.

I'm not sure I put that all that well, but I hope some of it made sense.

And this shot reminded me that I haven't mentioned that our latest – due in three weeks and six days (and I still haven't finished the kitchen) – is going to be a boy, which makes me a little apprehensive. I've had a lot of practice bringing up daughters, but not sons ... and I don't like football. Anyway, this shot reminded me that little boys aren't quite the same as little girls and that the parenting experience might be a bit different ;-)

Update: I'm pleased to be able to tell you that chromasia was featured on the BBC's news site today, so welcome to all the new visitors!

6.13pm on 9/7/05

Canon 20D

EF 70-200 f/4L USM

200mm (320mm equiv.)



shutter priority

-2/3 (-2/3 FEC)





C1 Pro


focal length
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RAW converter

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