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Saturday, 14 June 2014

expressions


I love this picture - Mr Manley finds it really hard to relax if he knows there's a camera about, but this was a lucky shot when he was messing around with Noah and Smiler.  

All three of them look happy and relaxed, but it's Mr Manley's expression that really gets me.  He takes everything in his stride, from our first child having such complex needs to me struggling with mental health issues, and I love him very much.  With Smiler pressed against his back making faces at Petal and I, Mr Manley could hear Smiler giggling.  Mr Manley twisted just a little, and even though he still couldn't see Smiler, he relaxed as Smiler laid his head against him.

Mr Manley and his boys.

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13 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Sometimes a great expressions post is all in the photograph, but others it's reading the story behind the picture which makes you really feel it. Thanks for joining in.

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  2. Thanks Helen, I know exactly what you mean!
    L x

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  3. Lovely! Hope y'all have a great Father's Day! :)

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  4. This is a superb picture - it's one of those that is really rare to capture - a real of the moment image that I suspect represents everything you know and love about these three!

    Love it and such a great picture to have
    xxx

    - linked up from expressions

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    1. Thank you Sarah, what a lovely comment! This is in fact one of those ones that I'm considering getting printed on a canvas and putting up on the wall!
      Thank you for the wonderful compliment, and I hope you'll pop back another day.
      Take care
      Lucas
      x

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  5. I am blind so I can't see your picture, but the littel sotry that goes with it is touching.

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    1. Oh Astrid, that's a lovely comment!
      Thank you, and take care
      Lucas

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  6. That's a super photo...one to treasure :) #weekendbloghop

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    1. Thank you Lisa, I do love it - at the moment I'm thinking about getting it printed on a canvas and putting it up on the wall - Mr Manley, Smiler and Noah really look like themselves - does that make sense?
      Thank you for popping by, and of course for taking a moment to say hi!
      Take care
      Lucas

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  7. That is a really special photo, just lovely. All the expression are perfect, and I love the story behind the photo x #expressions

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    1. Thank you Sara! It can be quite difficult to get a nice photo of Smiler as he doesn't tend to stay still for very long, so there always seem to be blurry hands or something! Fortunately for this one he was hugging Noah and his dad, so he was kind of contained!
      Take care Sara
      L x

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