Through The Lens Thursday #16: Together

Through The Lens Thursday is a one-year photography project, where every week, my project partner, Greta of GFunkified and I, will post a picture (or pictures) we have taken based on a prompt. Our hope is that together, we can teach and learn from each other, stay accountable to our goal of improving our skills, and hopefully, be taking some gorgeous photographs. 

A photography project

This week’s prompt is “Together”.

Toddler and ball

1/15, f/6.3, ISO 3200

He has a few loves: his brother, father, me. Cars, buses, trucks, bikes, and balls.

We have a hundred or so plastic balls that I’ve had to stash away. There are at least a few basketballs in different sizes lying around. Beach balls, a football, there’s even a water polo ball somewhere.

There are only so many places one can hide these darn things.

He found this one underneath the entertainment centre, and refused to let go, even for nap time.

A boy and his ball, together. Sigh.  

(What do you think of my ‘together’ photo? This IS a photography exercise, so I would appreciate any critique!)

Next week’s prompt: Water

For the full list of prompts, check out my Through The Lens Thursday page. If you’d like to join Greta and I, but not necessarily blog your picture, join our Flickr group, where we upload our photos, and give comments, or helpful critique on each other’s photographs.

I have a post today at Everyday Family about how to prepare kids for new twin siblings! Please do check it out. Thank you.

Alison
I am a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother to two boys, born December 2009 and May 2012. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world's biggest sports brands, I traded in launch parties, product launches, and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Aside from this blog, I am a contributing writer at Everyday Family. My writing has also been featured on Mamalode, Families In the Loop, andThe Huffington Post.
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  • April 17, 2014 Allie

    Love it! Everything about it. There’s definitely something about a boy and balls of all kinds – they are drawn to them from birth. One of my sons is a hoarder of toys, balls, animals – you name it. He goes to sleep surrounded with all his favorite things of the moment.
    Great shot!
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    • April 23, 2014 Alison

      How DO they sleep with all that stuff??!

  • April 17, 2014 Julia

    I love it. I love all the little details, like the wispy pieces of hair.
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    • April 23, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Julia. I love his hair!

  • April 17, 2014 Tamara

    It’s incredibly sweet. He has Des’ eyelashes! They go on for miles.
    Des really does love balls, but lately it’s trucks and cars. And it’s funny because he has full access to all sorts of toys – stuffed animals, dolls, wooden, organic somethings or another, and typical “boy toys.”
    He likes trucks and cars. It’s biology, baby!

    • April 23, 2014 Alison

      Same with my boys. They have all manner of toys but the little one loves his vehicles and those darn balls.

  • April 17, 2014 Felicia

    Love this photo! It’s so precious and melts my heart and he just looks so peaceful. I really do love everything about this picture. Can’t wait to have little ones of my own one day!
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    • April 23, 2014 Alison

      You will love it somuch!

  • April 17, 2014 AwesomelyOZ

    Lol this is SOOO cute :D My son sleeps with his Yoshi – he looks for that thing when it’s gone. Sometimes his lantern. Very awesome photo Alison :) To think you’ll have two more soon! Ahh haha :) have a great one love -Iva
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    • April 23, 2014 Alison

      Yes, two more. Double (or quadruple) the toys and stuff!

  • April 17, 2014 Katie

    Oh I love it! That face! The hair wisps! Perfection.
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    • April 23, 2014 Alison

      Thank you! I do love his wispy hair.

  • April 17, 2014 Greta

    Oh, my heart. Toddlers are so weird but sweet (mostly). I love the detail of his eyelashes and wisps of hair.

    • April 23, 2014 Alison

      I hope this hoarding thing doesn’t last :)

  • April 17, 2014 Charlotte

    Oh, my goodness… This is just so perfect for the prompt. You capture such beautiful details in your photographs, Alison. Love.
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    • April 23, 2014 Alison

      Charlotte, thank you. That is very kind of you, and very encouraging for me.

  • April 18, 2014 Clare at CatsEatDogs

    My youngest son’s first word was ‘ball’! So I can relate. This is a lovely photo x
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    • April 23, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Clare. He does love that ball. Very much.

  • April 18, 2014 tracy

    Oh friend. Those lashes!!!!! Such a perfect memory captured. It changes in a flash. xoxo
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    • April 23, 2014 Alison

      Oh they do!! Why can’t I have lashes like that?

  • April 18, 2014 Rorybore

    gorgeous! I love this shot – so much about it. It’s sweetness and innocence and.. loyalty all rolled together. You framed it perfectly.
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    • April 23, 2014 Alison

      He is so NOT innocent :)

  • April 18, 2014 Rea

    My son also sleeps with basketballs and toy cards and trucks sometimes. :) Very nice candid photo.

    • April 23, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Rea. It boggles my mind how much stuff these kids can sleep with. :)

  • April 18, 2014 Kim

    I have a ball lover too. He will choose a ball over most any other toy. And we have about 100 of the same little plastic balls too. They are impossible to keep tidy!
    Love this photo, so much!!
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    • April 23, 2014 Alison

      Oh those small plastic balls, they are the bane of my life.

  • April 19, 2014 Elaine A.

    I love the close-up of him asleep. So very sweet and soft. I want to reach out to my screen and touch his sweet face! :)

    • April 23, 2014 Alison

      Aw, thank you, Elaine.

  • April 20, 2014 Natalie

    Love that sweet little face as he holds the ball!
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    • April 23, 2014 Alison

      I do too!!

  • April 28, 2014 Andrea

    Great picture. Those lashes. Sigh.
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    • April 28, 2014 Alison

      How is it fair that he has nicer lashes than me?

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