By Scott Shephard
I'll have to admit that not every photo I take is the result of careful planning and management. Sometimes it is only after I have the picture on my camera or computer that I really "see" it.
Such is the case with this shot of Deb holding granddaughter Glenyce Jane's hand. What I see is that the dominant color is blue and the the brightest color, aside from the white sweatshirt that Deb is wearing, is the flesh tone of Glenyce's hand. And I like that. I also like the little jeans, their back pockets and they way the jeans drape and gather over Glenyce's feet.
I also have an emotional attachment to this photo, which colors what I see. For example, I look at this picture and wonder what Glenyce sees when she looks at the water. And more than that, I wonder about what she thinks and feels. And I wonder what proud grandma Deb is feeling. Only the gentle grip of their hands and Glenyce's relaxed posture give me insight into those questions.
All of that from a photo that wasn't premeditated and captures 1/600 of a second in the lives of those present. . . .
Canon 5DIII 1/1600s f/3.5 ISO320 130mm