Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hanging Out

Hanging Out

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A father and son playing at the Ballard skate park bowl when all the sk8trs had abandoned it for the day. The boy would slide to the bottom, run around a bit, then dash quickly to get enough momentum to scramble up to the lip. Sometimes he would succeed unaided, and other times dad would assist in pulling him out. . .or dangle him back down again to his delight. My inner-mom's note to self: take time to play and connect everyday before they are outtahere.

25 comments:

Jilly said...

My goodness, this looked so scary in the portal. Am glad it's simply fun! Fab shot, Kim.

Blacksun said...

Yeah.. at first you think "OMG... whats happening???".

Really sweet, the boy seems to enjoy hanging around ^^

Rambling Round said...

Oh, how true!

Laurie said...

What a marvelous shot. But I've turned into such a killjoy since becoming a parent. All I thought was -- the kid should have sneakers on for better traction or he could sprain his ankle!

Small City Scenes said...

Look at the huge smile on the boys face. What fun they are having. MB

Saretta said...

What a great dad! What a great photo!

USelaine said...

You captured a perfectly marvelous moment. Not only a "free range kid" but a free range dad as well.

ChowDownSeattle said...

Great shot! What a fun picture. :-)

ChowDownSeattle said...

Great shot! What a fun picture. :-)

Becky said...

That's awesome! I wish I was still small enough for my dad to do this with me. :o) Made me smile to see this shot. Thanks for the smile today.

A Seattleite in Paris said...

The photo seems odd, until you read the explanation. The kid looks like he's having a blast.

Julie said...

The lo0k on the boy's face says it all. You have given the action wonderful space.

USelaine said...

On second visit, I hope they get to see this. It's an image of a lifetime.

Katie said...

Awesome photo! I bet they'll remember this day for a long time. Such fun to see them having so much fun!

Maya said...

You are so talented with people shots! I love this.

Laurie said...

I had to come back and see this one again. You really captured a great moment.

ursel said...

What a great picture. Two people caught at a perfect moment! Really love it.

Petrea said...

Oh! Amazing shot!

Ham said...

What a great shot - a decisive moment if there ever was one.

Also, thanks for dropping by and commenting on the film/digital - I have to say I agree with your criticism of the film version - the lack of focus really annoyed me but I decided to use it, anyway.

Bibi said...

Love it! I would like to be the kid in the photo.

brian said...

i have to make that same note to self! nice photo, observation and capture!

~tanty~ said...

A very well captured. This boy looked so happy and enjoyed it.

Blognote said...

A great photo, Kim!!

Rosalyn said...

What an amazing shot. It makes me smile from the inside out.

Benjamin Madison said...

Splendid capture!