Wednesday, February 6, 2008

in his eye


in his eye, originally uploaded by gawdessness.
(rebel xti, shutter 1.8, f2.8, 100mm, iso 200 - using the macro was interesting, getting a kid to hold still even more so, the striations around the pupil are really there, not a trick of the light)

This eye took a fair amount of time to turn brown.

Photographing it today, I realized that brown doesn't begin to describe the colour.

My oldest boy turned 17 yesterday.
For the first chunk of his first year, he looked at the world through dark, slate blue eyes.

He is a good kid.
And precious, as they all should be.

11 comments:

M&Co. said...

I wanted to tell you how much I've enjoyed this blog you've started.

Margaret

concretegodmother said...

it's a work of art!

concretegodmother said...

both the picture *and* the eye.

Karin said...

I love closeups of eyes - especially because they prove that we are all so very very different. Eyes are not just brown or green or blue, etc. Love this!

Ampersand said...

Aww, they do grow up. And what a beautiful shade of brown.

angelfeet said...

You can only find that genius and detail in nature. Fantastic picture.

Cloudscome said...

Amazing! Really beautiful.

Marcia said...

very cool!

ipm said...

very beautiful! for the first 18-20 months Uni's eyes were blue and then they changed. Elle was born with brown eyes... you never know!

happy birthday to your boy....

Sandy said...

Beautiful - the picture and your words. Happy Birthday to your son!

Sharon said...

Ah, my oldest is also 17 :)
He started with blue eyes, but they changed to a greeny-grey. Beautiful picture, beautiful brown eye :)

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