Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO  

Like Father, Like Son by Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO

February 2021 - Like Father, Like Son

About the Image(s)

This image was created a few years ago at the Brookside Gardens in Maryland early spring (april). It is a wonderful place for flowers and all sort of vegetations (they even have a green house that they convert into a butterfly garden). I was walking around and found this couple of guys that really looked very involved and using tripods with point and shoot cameras which I found very cool. They were under a Large tree that is framing them and the light conditions were mixed with some backlight as well making the flowers stand out. I used my old Nikon D300 with the Nikkor lens 70-200 mm f/2.8 at 280 mm (cropped sensor camera) and these settings ISO 320, f/8 and 1/640 sec with - 2/3 EC. The image was adjusted for light in the shadows, and cropped.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
Isaac, I like the diagonal frame formed by the tree that frames the subjects. The triangular shape of the tripods and the shared activity of taking pictures link the two individuals together. It's wonderful that the father is teaching his son the proper technique of using a tripod, notwithstanding the point & shoot cameras. So many people today use an extended arm technique instead of using the eyepiece. The red shirt of the young boy draws my attention to him and makes him the star of the show. Good capture!   Posted: 02/17/2021 12:13:11

Dan Waters   Dan Waters
A beautiful picture Isaac and Gloria is right on with the tree helping to frame the subjects. The expression on the young mans face completes the story. The backlight and DOF background blur gives the picture a feel of texture. Very nice and I look forward to spring.   Posted: 02/17/2021 20:17:50

Bruce Goodman   Bruce Goodman
The title says so much. Perhaps using the tripods for the 'father' to teach the 'son' some aspect of photography? Nicely framed to put the focal point on the two shooters. I wonder if they were lining up their shot to photograph you? B   Posted: 02/18/2021 09:18:56

Hassan Sadek   Hassan Sadek
in my view its a photo with deep emotions. It talks a lot about the relationship between fathers and sons and how they ae related to each other.
Their colors are just very appropriate and make them distinguished as the main subjects.
The tree there looks like it is embracing them and what they are doing.
Nice photo.   Posted: 02/21/2021 10:03:44

Daniel De Cort   Daniel De Cort

Like father like son is nicely illustrated here. Both looking through the viewfinder with concentration. The camera is also adapted on the persons and they stand out well against the background. The tree trunk nicely frames the scene. Togheter with the spring blossoms a beautiful photo to look at.   Posted: 02/22/2021 06:08:00

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
(Groups 4 & 31)
Hi Isaac
So like everything about this image like all good pictures it tells a story,the title is perfect,wonderful backdrop the look on the young mans face is priceless total concentration and the Father looks so absorbed in what he is doing.
Just a thought with them using tripods wonder if they are using the video mode rather than the stills mode.
A wonderful image that brings so much joy in these troubled times.   Posted: 02/22/2021 16:03:24