I Heart Faces– A Slice of Life

The theme at I Heart Faces this week is “Slice of Life”, or lifestyle photography. I wasn’t going to enter, because I just couldn’t nail it down in my mind. How many pictures do I take “in the moment”? Thousands, from wrestling to Scouts to school to home. I try to capture “natural moments” when I do photo shoots, too. And I am not the most decisive person, so choosing just one shot? accck. But, I took this photo last week at our school. One of our alums, Jacob Dennis, was killed in Afghanistan last summer, and the school dedicated a “fallen soldier” memorial to him, as well as naming the football field after him. It was a very special night; I love this quote in the Marietta Daily Journal by our headmaster, Todd Clingman. “You see schools name things after big donors,” Clingman said. “What bigger investment can a kid make than give his life for his country?” I took some pictures for the school, but this capture was completely spontaneous. As we were leaving the field, the setting sun illuminated the flag at half-mast, as well as the face of Jacob’s father. This is truly a slice of life that was bittersweet.

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For more “in the moment” photos, head over to I Heart Faces and check out the other entries. Thanks for stopping in…

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11 responses to this post.

  1. Beautiful photo, I love the colors, good luck!

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  2. Posted by Leanna N on March 27, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Lovely!

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  3. Posted by Dana on March 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    I was gonna say, after I saw you comment that you couldn’t figure this out….HOGWASH! HAHAHAHAHA! You do this kind of stuff ALL the time! You are a master! LOL

    I’m so glad you entered! And this photo is so beautiful….and touching! I just love everything about it. I so love your heart.

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  4. Posted by Austin on March 27, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Love the shot you chose!

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  5. Wow…great shot.

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  6. This picture is absolutely perfect Pam! And totally slice of life! I think sometimes the people that do slice of life might get confused about the title of what they are actually doing. Beautiful picture.

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  7. That picture captures the essence of what this week’s challenge is all about. You ROCK, Pam!

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  8. What a beautiful story to go with such a beautiful capture…you totally ROCK Pam D.!!!!!!!

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  9. Your photos always have a story… and this one just breaks my heart.

    So glad they saw the value in his sacrifice. And glad you were able to capture this moment for his father.

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  10. What a perfect shot and poignant post – glad you decided to enter my friend!

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  11. So beautiful. Gave me goose bumps and tears.

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