Friday, January 4, 2013

Woman and Child


As we sat waiting in Charles de Gaulle Airport in 2008, I was mesmerized by this woman with her small boy. It was a long wait for such a small child, but he was delightful. I did that, "Should I ask to take his photo?" in my head for probably an hour. Finally, I just took my camera and held it up. She nodded.  He was delighted to see his image in my screen. I'm glad I asked.

19 comments:

Joe said...

Wow V! What a capture. The vibrancy in their smiles and eyes shines through the wonderful colours. How nice of them to let you take their photo. A magical moment. Cover material. Cheers J.

Lynette said...

I'm glad you did, too, Virginia. This is fabulous!

ALAIN said...

Ce qui est dommage, c'est de ne pas pouvoir partager la photo avec la personne photographiée.

M said...

Et moi aussi! Great portrait of two lovely smiles!

Nadege said...

Lovely!

Paulita said...

He is adorable. I love the framing of this shot.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Wow, nice portrait!
And I love your continually updating set of header photos!
Duncan In Kuantan

altadenahiker said...

No wonder you were captivated.

Virginia said...

Alain,
She spoke no English ( or French for that matter) so it was not possible to get an address etc. I regret that as well.
V

weekend et coup de brosse said...

superbe photo!
cath.

Alexa said...

And I'm glad you asked too—what a gorgeous portrait, V! (He looks just like the beautiful Ethiopian child a friend of mine adopted.)

Jack said...

Virginia, you nailed it with this one. Marvelous portrait. I am going to copy it and tell people I did it. OK?

Starman said...

She looks a bit long-in-the-tooth for that to be her child. Grandmother perhaps?

Kristie Franklin said...

Virginia,

What a marvelous photo! I love the color the lady is wearing and the little guy is adorable. How nice that she let you snap a photo! :)

Millie said...

I LOVE this Virginia, thanks x

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Kate said...

Terrific. Beautiful faces and that orange sari just popped out of the photo. Our appreciation for diversity has enriched our lives in so many ways!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my gosh Virginia, her eyes could tell a hundred tales..

TheChieftess said...

A wonderful shot!!! Glad you asked, too!!!