His First Buck

Just before these two went deer hunting, they paused for a photograph. On the first shot (with my camera, that is) they grinned. Then I asked them to “look serious” – hunting is serious business, after all.

Then they were off for their own kind of shooting…..

Later in the day, a phone call from an excited young man brought the news that he had shot (with a gun, not a camera) his first buck! I wasn’t around for the return of the hunters from the field, so I have no photographs of their conquest. (Just as well, I can be a bit squeamish).

This image illustrates that solemn expressions can truly capture who we are and the feeling of a particular moment in time.