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WOW, My Very First REAL Book!
© 1999 John A. Lind
  • Olympus OM-4
  • 50mm f/1.2 Zuiko (MC)
  • Kodak Kodachrome 64
  • T-32 flash, exposure data not recorded
  • DeKalb, Illinois, January 1999
  • This is one of my many, many first cousins, once removed.  He is the third of one of my first cousin's four sons.  Since we were having a major New Year's gathering of at my aunt's home in DeKalb, a piece of Christmas was delayed until New Year's Day.  The parlor was rather crowded and he was sitting behind me.  The look of awe on his face when he unwrapped the book was priceless so turned around quickly to grab this candid.  The reflection of light from the flash off of the book cover helps to light up his face some and keep it from being shadowed.  Not planned that way, but it worked.  This is obviously a "grab" shot, has some of the typical background clutter found in one, and there is a deep shadow from the flash angle directly behind his head.

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