Portraits of my Dad (2017 Week 4 Theme)

by Ben Mckechnie January. 25, 2017 4855 views

This week, the PhotoBlog weekly theme is Headshots. Yesterday was slightly above freezing, but I needed some exercise. Too much sitting in front of a computer drives me a bit mad. Also, I wanted some interesting scenery for this portrait challenge. 

So, my dad and I drove up the East Yorkshire coast to Filey Brigg Country Park. Take a look at this stunning aerial photo by photographer George Stoyle for an idea of the point we hiked out to. My dad just got back from two weeks in the Canary Islands, hence the suntan!

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When the two of us meet up in the UK or elsewhere around the world, my dad often finds himself being being the subject of my photos. I figured I might as well share a few others...

Thanks for looking. I always enjoy reading and appreciate receiving comments from the PhotoBlog community below. The entries to this week's headshot portraits theme are looking great already. Take a look at them here. Keep up the excellent work, everyone!

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Shimna M 3 years, 3 months ago

A little late comment Ben. Nice shots. Your dad is very handsome and he looks really cool in that outfit standing near the motorcycle :)

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Ram Ya 3 years, 4 months ago

Beautifully done, Ben! I love the deep colors and your compositions.
Your dad is a very handsome guy!

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Jennifer Venter 3 years, 4 months ago

Stunning images ! Love them ! Well done !

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ben Mckechnie Replied to Jennifer Venter 3 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Jennifer! I appreciate it.

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jill Bahm 3 years, 4 months ago

Great series! Something about the color and composition of #3 - I really like that one. And the one of your dad with the nice mug next to his ferocious motorcycle.

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Ben Mckechnie Replied to Jill Bahm 3 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Jill. Glad you liked the post! It is indeed a ferocious motorcycle. I sat on the back for an epic trip around the Scottish Highlands and islands in 2015.

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Gene Mcdaniel 3 years, 4 months ago

Great set of portraits, Ben.

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ben Mckechnie Replied to Gene Mcdaniel 3 years, 4 months ago

Thanks a lot Gene. Glad you enjoyed them. I'll let me dad know he's currently the top post in PhotoBlog's Popular feed!

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 3 years, 4 months ago

Now I understand from were your travel desire comes from. Great portraits.

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ben Mckechnie Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 4 months ago

Thank you Antonio! Yes, we all love to travel in my family. Quite often we're all in different countries at any one time.

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Will 3 years, 4 months ago

Hey Ben great shots man ! Im curious what lens are you using?

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ben Mckechnie Replied to Will 3 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Will! The first two: Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art. The next four: Canon 24-105 f4 L. Are you thinking of going lens shopping?

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Stephanie Hyde 3 years, 4 months ago

What a fantastic set! I love them all...and your dad is a great sport.

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ben Mckechnie Replied to Stephanie Hyde 3 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Stephanie! He's a good lad.

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 3 years, 4 months ago

Glad to see you two had a nice adventure together! What a handsome gentleman! He looks like a real man's man! You are so fortunate to have him in your life! These images are wonderful! The settings, perspectives, colors, focus & clarity are superb! WOW!

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ben Mckechnie Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Jay!! Such a joyful comment to read. Cheers!

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Ben Mckechnie 3 years, 4 months ago

My joy, created by your images, is automatically reflected back to you!

See....it's "your fault", after all.............right???? (((GRIN)))

;=D

Cheers!

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