Comments: This photo was made during a series of father and son photo sessions. I had only five minutes to conceive and make this shot; the father needed to leave unexpectedly and I had just arrived with nothing prepared as well. We rushed out to the backyard and made a few quick portraits, then I spotted the lawnmower.
By using a slightly elevated camera position I was able to use the grass as an uncluttered background but didn't use quite enough fill-flash. This shot called for one-half stop more flash but a little tweaking with Photoshop did the trick. HC
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