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Weekly Photo Challenge: Faces

A flash in the dark.  I try to use available light most times and avoid flash.   Uncle Matty in from Zagreb with an armful of two nephews and a niece. Jack, Anna and Michael.  Maura Clare looking on from the front porch steps at La and James’ home.

I chose this one for the weekly photo challenge because I thought the faces expressed the most emotion, even if the light of the flash wasn’t the best light on them.

21 responses

  1. connie

    On the left – such joy. On the right – Maura weighing her options?

    September 17, 2011 at 12:08 am

  2. Sue Reinfeld

    Happy children, happy uncle = happy picture

    September 17, 2011 at 12:34 am

  3. Ken Klucsor

    Ruth – I think you are correct that the light of the flash wasn’t the best light on them. However I also think it’s an excellent photo. As you wrote, their faces express a lot of emotion. And Maura Clare’s expression is priceless. Also, I like the way the flash lit up part of the front porch and swing, and I like the twilight in the sky. Overall, my two cents worth is that this is an excellent photo.

    September 17, 2011 at 12:47 am

  4. I wish he was my uncle. My uncle lives in Australia. :(

    September 17, 2011 at 4:42 am

  5. they are all so silly

    September 17, 2011 at 6:08 am

  6. Marlene

    They love their Uncle Matt.

    September 17, 2011 at 8:32 am

  7. Faces of love are always beautiful.

    September 17, 2011 at 9:23 am

  8. Toni

    Fabulous faces!!!

    September 17, 2011 at 10:08 am

  9. Such a happy photo! And priceless!

    September 17, 2011 at 10:51 am

  10. Nandini

    Smiling with happiness and joy. :)

    September 17, 2011 at 11:10 am

  11. Sometimes you just have to use flash. You’d have lost a great shot if not. Look at that smile!

    September 17, 2011 at 11:47 am

  12. Kristin

    Such unbridled joy!

    September 17, 2011 at 11:52 am

  13. I also avoid flash photography like the plague, but this worked well, I think. Most joy-filled, these faces…

    September 17, 2011 at 1:12 pm

  14. I think the flash worked in this one. great faces

    September 17, 2011 at 3:34 pm

  15. Sally

    Family pictures are always the best!

    September 17, 2011 at 3:53 pm

  16. erica

    Matt must like Croatia, but he also mut love to visit PA /OH!!!! Uncles can be very special … I felt the same enthusiasm seen here, whenever I saw my Uncle, for his entire 104 years!!!

    September 17, 2011 at 6:04 pm

  17. gotta love family – flash or no flash
    thanks for sharing this joyful yet touching moment

    September 18, 2011 at 9:48 pm

  18. thirdhandart

    Such pure joy captured! Great photo!

    September 19, 2011 at 8:47 am

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  20. This is a beautiful photo and certainly one to treasure forever!

    September 20, 2011 at 10:48 am

  21. always happy faces are soothing …
    greetings by


    September 23, 2011 at 9:02 am

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