Cole Bear

A little boy playing at the park.

Click the pic for a bigger view of Cole

Today’s post is the complement of last week’s Swimmer image.  That shot was of my daughter at her swim meet.  So to keep balance in the family today I’m posting a shot of my 3 year old Cole playing at a local park.

The thing I love about this simple shot is the expression on his face.  It is so natural and represents the innocence of a child at play.  I felt fortunate to get this one as my kids have a tendency to hide from the camera.  They will typically let me get one shot and then after that it becomes a photo hunt to get another.  I guess they are trying to make me a better photographer by only giving me one chance.  That or they just like to aggravate dad. :)

So where does the name Cole Bear come from?  A day care attendant in Telluride CO nicknamed him that on one of our ski trips and it stuck.

Until next time..






  1. Tobias George May 23, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    Excellent capture! Great stuff.

  2. Rich Williams May 23, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    Nice portrait. The light is perfect and that orange really pops.

  3. Chris Kenison May 23, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    Great portrait. Love the light on his face! Well done.

  4. Jim Denham May 23, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    Great pic – love the candidness of it! Good looking boy!

  5. Carol Stambaugh May 23, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

    Again, I’m partial, but I LOVE this pic of our little Coley Bear. I think his hair had some gel in it earlier that morning. So the messy hair that you see in the pic just adds to the notion of a rough and tumble little boy playing in the park.

  6. Dave DiCello May 24, 2011 at 7:06 am #

    Love the lighting in this one Chris, a very natural expression you’ve captured for sure!

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