Sunday, May 17, 2009

Rough to The Touch

Rough


I was having a pickle of a time coming up with something for this challenge. I was actually thinking about it while making dinner and in walked my handsome husband with a week's worth of facial hair. Inspiration struck and I grabbed him (against his will) and started snapping away. It reminded me of all the times, as a little girl, that my dad would grab me and rub his prickly chin against my cheek as hard as he could. I would laugh hysterically, cry and then laugh some more. My girls do the same when Dave does it to them. Man whiskers...definitely rough to the touch.

Taken in front of a window, 50mm, f/4.5, 1/125, ISO400

CC always welcome.

12 comments:

Jackie said...

oh goodness...doesnt that feel good to rub on.. :) Good take!!

Rachel H. said...

EWWW!!! I totally had this same idea, but my hubby knows how MUCH facial hair ANNOYS me! SOOOO scratchy! :)

Very nice shot!

Kristine N said...

If my hubby weren't out of town at the moment, I probably would have at least attempted something similar (though I would have added my daughter's hand being rubbed through his beard). I love the lighting, and the expression he has on his face. I think the black and white really accentuates the texture. Very nice picture.

Nicia said...

I really like the lighting. Very nice picture.

Erin Wageman said...

Thanks for the comment! I'm happy to be back! This is a great shot of the man of the house! I really don't like whisker burns, and of course my husband thinks its hilarious when giving them! I love the B&W, I feel like it draws your eye more to the texture instead of the colors, and the soft lighting is a great touch!

Felicia H. said...

I love his expression, great idea!

Blake said...

I do that to my kids too. I also rub their feet on my beard if their feet r clean of course and they go crazy laughing!

Great detail on the beard!

Janelle said...

My dad used to do that to me, and I loved it. Now when my husband does it, I hate it!

Melanie said...

Great angle, great lighting, great "rough" take. I don't think there is anything about this shot that I don't like. Amazing job!

Carly Carlson said...

This is a great shot! Love it!

Katy said...

This picture is a total FRAMER!!! Brittney it's flawless! I love the light from the window and the idea is sooo great! (hahaha, when i was moping around the house trying to find something to take pictures of, my hubby says, "what's the word?" i say, "rough" and he says (not even hesitating), "take a picture of your legs... it's been a while right?"

right.

nice.


anyway.

love this picture!!!

Teryn said...

Great lighting. And such a nice relaxed expression. He looks so thoughtful. I could never con my hubby into letting me do his picture like this! I just love it.