Postcard: Sailor’s Son

Date: February 6, 2010

Location: Grand Anse Beach, Grenada

Scene: It was the weekend of the Annual Sailing Festival in Grenada.  On a gloriously sunny Saturday, a young boy was watching his dad get ready to sail and race, standing right by him in the water. Pretty soon, the father shooed him out of the way and the boy started running in the opposite direction. I wanted to capture him while he ran away and as luck would have it, he happened to look straight at me at that moment.

*Addition*: Below is the same little boy, some 5 minutes before his dad shooed him away. I was watching him through my lens from a distance, just as intensely as he was watching his father set up. I just sensed he was about to do something unexpected or fun, and sure enough he didn’t disappoint!


  1. Hi Lily,

    Nice shot. Lots of color and I love the boy engaging the camera as he runs by. It works because of the look on his face and you caught the moment.
    Many times you don’t want to subject to look at the camera and break that candid moment but this time because of his expression – it works.

  2. I love the colors in this photo and the clean layout of your blog. The way you have things set up my attention is drawn straight to the photo. Looking forward to seeing more! I’ll be joining the U photo course this summer. : )

  3. Hi Gail, thank you for your feedback! I thought it worked too, my only hesitation was the slight “blur” in his movement, but I think sometimes that’s OK too. He was such a happy kid, I also have a shot of him standing watching his dad, just so cute. If I find a way to post, I will.

    Heather thanks much! Am excited you are enjoying my new blog layout, and looking forward to having you join the U this summer! :)