El Jay the Ninja
From time spent at the park yesterday. El Jay in his Halloween Costume. He wants to wear the costume all the time. (You can also see some of the hair he cut off on his own. People often ask if I dye El Jay's hair--he has brown hair, with lighter stripes at the temples. No, the highlights are natural. In the Summer it gets a loot lighter. I call it his HALO. My hair is naturally blond, but the highlights on the side do the same during the Summer.... I'm told it is part of my Scotch genes... I guess El Jay's Mexican and Mescalero roots are more prominate, but the Scotch and Swede are there.)
I see so much of my beautiful, amazing sister, Sylvia, in my son, El Jay.... I see her in this image. El Jay never knew his wonderful Aunt in this life. She died 8-years ago... around now..... and El Jay was born 3-weeks later. I love you, Sylvia. I miss you so much.
Thanks for the many comments on my MX3 photo yesterday. I guess the term Fig Leaf is a Utah thing....? It isn't a pose.... it is a way to discribe what the average man does instinctively with their hands in a photo. It is most noticible when you take a group picture--say at a wedding--a man will often put his hands together over the pelvic area. Kind of like they are wearing a fig leaf. In a group multiple the hands by 5 or 6 guys.....I was taught when posing men to have them do something else with their hands.
Of course, my earliest photo teachers were all very detail conscious and proper hand/finger placement was essential. When I attend a wedding/reception, I cannot watch other photographers at work, because I want to rush in and pose their subjects.