Let me start out by saying that this photograph will not win any awards. It is the result of candid shots I was taking at Gustavo's last Cub Scout meeting. I'm using this picture because of the joy he exudes in it. I know I promised a constructed picture this week, but when processing this I couldn't resist and needed to use this picture. It has too much personality in it not to.
It is a simple shot taken with my G11 at its highest and worst quality ISO. I did the best I could to remove the noise and sharpen it, but walking the fine balance of detail, the above was the finest balance I could achieve.
I ask you is to remember the power of the snap shot. As Ansel Adams said, "it captures moments which would otherwise be missed." I didn't have any of my DSLRs with me, nor was there time to setup a proper shoot, as anyone that has been to a Cub Scout meeting would know. I was there with the "best camera" as Chase Jarvis would call it. The camera I had. A camera that captured Gustavo reveling in a flag swiping across his face...the pure joy of the moment. The G11 captured the joy, a joy I feel it when looking at the shot, I can ask for nothing more.
So revel in joyfulness with me. Enjoy the moment, Gustavo sure did.