07 MAR 09
My son was invited to his first overnight birthday party. He'd slept away from home before -- with our next door neighbors. He'd never been away with friends from school whose parents I hadn't known for a decade. So I was understandably apprehensive. Of course it all went well, and he was even invited to stay extra time. When he came home, he was filled with stories of the playing he did, the cake he ate, the movie they saw, and the annoying younger siblings they'd had to deal with.
My little boy is growing up.
What does that story have to do with this picture? I'll tell you. This is a photo of the bow that was on the birthday present that he brought to his friend. I love how colorful it is, how cheerful. It just screams celebrate, doesn't it?
Post-production: noise reduction, sharpening, saturation boost, a little cloning (stray hair removal), border addition.