I gave warning last week that I would be concentrating on portraits for the next couple of weeks. It's not really the sort of photography that I enjoy but luckily my family have had cameras pointed at them since day one and just carry on with whatever they are doing when I point in their direction. I think a portrait should capture the essence of the subject and have never liked stiff or posed photos. These are my grandchildren and step grandchild. We were having evening picnic at the beach.
Jami was laying on a blanket at my feet. (Being a senior person I had a seat.)
Unfortunately, the sun is reflecting off Michael's face but I like the shot anyway.
My daughter in typical pose.
Zharn in a rare quiet, thoughtful moment.
I was at the Waipu Cove Fish Fry on Sunday. It's a gathering of surfers and shapers sharing a day at the beach. The original format of the Fish Fry was based around the Fish surfboard but as the event has evolved and spread throughout the world it has become open to all forms of surfcraft. It's a non-competitive and non-commercial event and was well attended by surfers of all ages.
The weather could not have been more perfect for strolling along the beach looking for subjects. Trouble was there were about 20 other people with cameras, doing the same thing. Every time I stopped for a shot this guy seemed to be in my way with his camera. So in the end I resorted to a portrait of a photographer. No doubt that is him in typical pose.
A mother doing what mothers do.
And a little beach babe. I love this, the little thumb showing her concentration not to lose any of that wet sand.