This week’s theme: A Great Leap
I don’t think I could be any later to this party, but better late then never right?!
Nolan is my shy child. And of course I can’t have a child be a “typical” anything, so when I mention to someone that he tends to be shy they just don’t understand the extent of it. As a baby he would not get out of the car at Grandma’s house even though I was staying there with him. He would sit in his car seat and cry while I tried to convince him that it was okay to go inside. He didn’t speak to his Pre-K or his Kindergarten teachers until well after Christmas break. His Kinder teacher used sign-language to communicate with him because he just wouldn’t talk. And this year in first grade, when learning to read is so very important, he was unable to read aloud to his teacher. The first report card he brought home was marked at below level in reading because he was unable to show her that he knew how to read. After much coaxing, bribing, and yes some threatening that he would have to be in 1st grade again next year, he spoke loud enough for his teacher to hear him. Suddenly he went from below level in reading to reading at a second grade level. Yes, there was a great leap in levels, but more importantly there was a great leap in confidence and fortitude. He was so brave.
Shot in manual. I turned it to black and white at first but the tones and contrast didn’t look right so I went with sepia. I saw some wedding pictures done by a photographer in black and white and the faces were so bright and their skin tone looked so good. I have no idea how that is done. I’m still not sure if there is enough contrast between Nolan’s face and his grey shirt. Does it all blend to much?