Uploaded: August 24, 2012 02:19:54


After jury duty yesterday, I took a pitstop at the Market East Train Station in Philadelphia. So this was shot in the Women's Restroom.
Mom had to briefly leave her tiny baby in the protection of her older son, who took his responsibility exTREMEly seriously. When I shot this, Mom was washing her hands and gave me permission to photograph her children. The baby was resting on the changing table, cradled in his brother's arms.
More Jury duty today. Must rush.

Exif: F Number: 3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 14.90 mm, Model: DMC-LX5


Antonio Amen August 24, 2012

Very nice portrait. #1482050

Paul E. Earl August 24, 2012

Really lovely image. #10287798

Jack Gaskin August 24, 2012

Great Face on that young man NICE CATCH.

Jack #10287847

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic August 24, 2012

Great shot Michelle, really brings out the young lad's protective stance and feelings. #10287855

Linda D. Lester level-classic August 24, 2012

Excellent....great timing! #10287900

Marijana Fajgl August 24, 2012

Priceless capture, Michelle! #10287901

Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe August 24, 2012

Mom gave permission, but NOTHING is getting past big brother.
Well done, indeed. #10287976

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic August 24, 2012

Adorable photo. He sure does look serious. I bet mom would love a copy of it. #10288111

Gina M. Savage August 24, 2012

Oh Michelle, I so love your portraits. This is a great candid shot and I love that he is protective of his baby sibling. You captured that here. #10288693

Rona L. Schwarz August 24, 2012

Wonderful candid, Michelle! You've really captured such a sensitive and caring expression on that young man and I love his eyes! #10288998

frank w. degenhardt August 25, 2012

This is award winning work my friend. I am so amazed at the level of your talent and the way you have captured some of the most profound images in a style that is raw, real, and of the highest journalist quality. A picture paints a thousand words and this one is speaking loud with its message, that look on that boys face says it all. If this one falls short of being in the winners circle, then none should be in it.
Exception work my friend. #10289185

Emile Abbott level-classic August 25, 2012

Agree totally with Frank above Michelle. Award winning work. #10289751

Cindy Bendush level-classic August 25, 2012

My condolences on jury duty... However you've captured a terrific story telling image. Hope we see this one again! #10290292

Neal D. Hatcher August 27, 2012

Fantastic capture of a brothers love-I also agree you have a special gift of capturing photos that are full of life and emotion #10291973

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 27, 2012

I agree with Frank too, Michelle. This one just called out to me from the thumbnail - and didn't disappoint when opened. Wonderful moment and expressions. #10292698

Emile Abbott level-classic September 24, 2012

I knew this was a winner from the first time I saw it. Go for the Gold Michelle. #10335599

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe September 24, 2012

Wowzer! this is a beauty Michelle....Congrats on the finalist for this one too.....hope we see both again....they're both stunning captures! #10335704

Marijana Fajgl September 24, 2012

Another fantastic finalist, Michelle! Congratulations! #10336095

Tammy Espino September 24, 2012

Congrats ,Michelle :) #10336370

Stefania Barbier level-classic September 24, 2012

touching finalist Michelle... congratulations! #10336462

Ann Coates level-classic September 24, 2012

Congratulations on another fabulous finalist Michelle. #10336647

Robert R. Goodman September 24, 2012

Big Congratulations on your beautiful finalist,Michelle!!! #10337004

Nancy Marie Ricketts September 24, 2012

Beautiful story and portrait of emotions, Michelle- an awesome finalist! #10337103

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 24, 2012

Outstanding in every way, Michelle!

Congrats and best wishes for the next round!
Debby #10337504

Danny B. Head September 24, 2012

Powerful! Congrats! #10337675

Lindley Johnson level-classic September 24, 2012

An awesome portrait, Michelle, and a well-deserved finalist - congratulations! #10337746

Phyllis A. Houghton September 24, 2012

Your title is perfect. Congratulations, Michelle! #10337807

Lydia Williams level-classic September 24, 2012

Great portrait, Michelle..well done!
Congratulations! #10337833

Neal D. Hatcher September 24, 2012

-----------"CONGRATULATIONS"------------ #10338167

Leslie McLain level-classic September 24, 2012

Congrats on a wonderful finalist, Michele. #10338277

Phyllis H. Burchett September 24, 2012

Congrats on this wonderful finalist! #10338309

Mukesh Srivastava September 24, 2012

Congratulations on this fantastic Finalist,Michelle!!!! #10338700

Renee Doyle September 24, 2012

What a wonderful storytelling portrait Michelle! Congratulations! #10338839

Raymond Pauly September 24, 2012

Great capture, Michelle! Congratulations! #10339320

Connie J. Bagot September 25, 2012

This is just wonderful Michelle---congratulations! #10340159

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer September 25, 2012

What a heartmelting image, Michelle. Congratulations again!! #10340170

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 25, 2012

Incrdible finalist, Michelle! Good luck, my friend!

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 25, 2012

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist is really Special!

jo ann c. #10340854

frank w. degenhardt September 25, 2012

I'm wish for this to be a Winner my friend. What portrait work you do. Congratulations on the Finalist my friend. #10340982

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic September 25, 2012

Fantastic expression captured here. The b/w works so well. Congrats on all your finalists. #10341729

Louisa Hancock September 26, 2012

This is fantastic, a wonderful finalist image with a great story attached #10342953

Rona L. Schwarz September 27, 2012

So happy to see this one again, Michelle! Such a unique candid capture, so full of emotion. I think Gold would go very well with the B&W! Congratulations again! #10343942

Nadia Paul September 28, 2012

Congrats on your wonderful finalist Michelle! #10345853

Merna L. Nobile September 30, 2012

I heard the good news…and could not be happier for you! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna

Graeme yew Chow October 06, 2012

Congratulations ! on your super finalists. Missed out earlier, Michelle. #10357639

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