Weekly photo challenge: Close

Good grief! I can’t believe (yet again) that it’s been a week since I last posted anything on my blog.

Life is still a mixture of chaos and uphill climb at the moment … but that is little excuse for my complete absence.

Having said that, this week’s challenge gives me an opportunity to post my favourite picture that I have ever taken. Forget apertures and focal lengths and focusing and composition and perfection. This is a picture of my little boy when he was about two years old. He had a elephant called “Nelly,” a Ty stuffed animal given to him by his nursery worker for his first Christmas (3 months old) when we lived in the States. Since that time, Nelly was never out of his reach. Nelly came everywhere with us, only ever losing his grip when my son fell asleep, and I occasionally managed to put Nelly in the washing machine.

Sadly, we lost Nelly somewhere after a trip to a playground after moving to England. It seems they don’t sell the same Ty elephant here in England, and the loss was a source of anguish for many months afterwards. Even now, as an eleven-year old, my son looked at this picture, and, just for a second, that muted look of separation registered on his face.

© Alice through the Macro Lens [2012]

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21 thoughts on “Weekly photo challenge: Close

  1. Friends that can not be separated :P, lovely

  2. Lovely!

  3. nicely taken

  4. precious memories.

  5. soft toys are so precious when you’re young and their loss can be devastating

  6. Love this one.

  7. What a heart warming post. I’ve seen the same attachment my son has for his blanket. They were inseparable. The hard part is letting go. For me, we simply need to let them hang on to it for as long as they can. They get to be a child only once and they do grow so fast.

  8. Well this is your moment with your macro lens Alice… I love the photo you chose and can relate to the tight schedule too. Great shot. 😉

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  12. Sweet picture. 🙂

  13. A really nice entry for this topic!

  14. excellent!!! great choice!

  15. such a beautiful image

  16. jakesprinter

    Great work my friend 🙂

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  19. It’s always a little sad when they reach that milestone of letting a special comfort toy go!

  20. Endearing photo! The composition also really works 🙂 totally understandable that this one of your favs

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