Friday, October 27, 2006

Calvin as a Photog?

I went to download pictures off my digital camera the other day in preparation for the trip to see the Blue Angels. I wanted to make sure I had as much space as possible. I really need to get a memory card for that thing. Anyhow, I was surprised to find 17 pictures on it since I only remembered taking a few. It was still sitting in the dock, recharging.

I pressed the button to transfer the pictures. And was quite surprised to find these.

Somehow “Calvin” figured out how to 1) take the camera off the dock, 2) turn it on, and 3) take pictures with it. Pretty good for a five year old. A lot of adults can’t get that far.

Given the unique composition and his approach to the subject matter, I’m thinking he might have a future as a photojournalist. Certainly this looks like an abstract painting, the colors bold and slightly out of focus, yet not hiding the power of the dinosaur. And the material is unique, showing his out-of-the box creativity: it's one of his shirts.

Here I think he's saying something about scale. Buzz is a space ranger, so clearly his powers exceed that of a mere helicopter.

And this one. Certainly he's making a statement about his desire to learn to read so the "light" will go on. Or maybe we've sung "This Little Light of Mine" one too many times. Or maybe he just likes anything that looks like fire.

Again with the perspective. Maybe he wants to feel bigger than a car?

Of course all of this presupposes he lives to see six. He and his sister were trying to lower each other over the wall from the loft to the stairwell using a jump rope. Luckily, they were trying to pull UP and neither was strong enough. However, there are now rope burns on the wall. So, maybe a rappelling photo journalist?

One other thing. If you’re curious about what kind of purses different writers would carry, check out Jenny’s blog. Can you guess the genre by the purse?

Back yard update: The work has begun, so more on that later.


Prince Myshkin said...

"My son is training to be a rappeling photo journalist."

Sounds like the type of thing to put on a book jacket.

Jenny said...

He's gifted--one look and I can tell. And I'm an expert (no, not a retired pert). When he's rich and famous, remind him that his Miss Jenny always believed in his talent. Give him a hug from me before you lock him in the closet.

Abundant blessings,
Jenny Cary

Jennifer Tiszai said...

I'm just glad he's out of his black Sharpie art period.

michael snyder said...

Excellent work by the little man. Especially dig the green on green race car. It's not too early for you guys to start asking for grant money!

Michelle Pendergrass said...

Fabulous art. He certainly has an eye for it. Did you notice how centered things were?

We need more of this on a regular basis!

Jeanne Damoff said...

I like the glowing red finger as home planet effect, providing excellent motivation for that big smile on Buzz's face. And I agree the green-on-green is very je ne sais quoi.

Quite the little artistador ya got there.

GeorgianaD said...

Precious! You must save these for later. He must have been so proud when you showed him the final photos:)

:-)Ronie said...

GREAT photos, Jen! I love the photos. How gifted he is.

Ama said...

This "gifted grandson" figured out how to take video on Grandma's Camera.
Can't wait to see pictures he takes of his other "cars"
What is the Handicap logo for?