I hope it's safe and enjoyable!
Autumn has finally arrived in Clarksville. The leaf colors are blazing, and today we have proper Hallowe'en weather with a forecast containing crazy wind and rain and thunderstorms. There are wet leaves everywhere. I'll probably hunker down and make some cupcakes.
Enjoy my little scarecrow. Last Saturday was Clarksville's "Fright on Franklin" event for children of all ages. I spent a good two hours photographing costumes, kids, decorations. It was windy and cold but great fun. This little guy was dancing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" for a while and it was too cute.
I've made a surprising realization - I really like photographing children. Who'd have guessed? I don't mean in a formal portrait way, of course. It doesn't seem to be in my cards to have a passion for anything remotely commercially viable. I mean that I love making candid portraits of children, when they hardly know I'm there. I love the range of expressions they display before they learn how to control the face they show to the world. They are so present and fresh.
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