A Kodak Moment: "Like Father, Like Son"

Reblogger Iran Watson
Real Estate Agent with Georgia Elite Realty

I had a lot of fun with this Kodak Moment contest.  There were some really exceptional entries and I don't envy the judges of this one.

I wanted to reblog this one inparticular to some of the groups that I frequent because it may have been missed otherwise.  John is my business associate and has been an invaluable asset to our team.  He has a great eye for composition and regularly helps me in photographing our listings.  This post is a shining example of why.

Good luck to everyone and thanks again ActiveRain and Kodak for this great opprotunity!

Original content by John Whittinghill

We've all heard the phrase, "Like Father, Like Son".  Growing up, I've always heard the phrase, "Oh wow, you look so much like your Dad"!  What can I say, I am his son, and we have a lot in common.  Yes, we look a lot alike, but we act a lot alike too.  I guess he passed down his genes, which includes looks, mannerisms, voice, etc.  When I was younger, I kind of wanted to be seen as just my own person, and it bothered me a little bit.  Now that I am old enough to appreciate the sacrifices that my parents made to invest in my brothers and sisters, that still continue to this day, I don't mind hearing that at all, because I am proud to be their son.

Think about how you were raised, and how it's no coincidence, that who you are today, has a lot to do with how you were raised.  Maybe you didn't have a father, or mother, but someone most likely had a significant influence on you growing up.  Most likely they passed on their family traditions, you made some of your own, and might already be passing them on to your next generation. 

Last fall, we took some family pictures and a few extra individual shots of just the kids, with their parents.  Sometimes the best photos come when you least expect it, and everything from the light, the colors, facial expressions, background, etc, where everything turns out just right.  This just happens to be one of those moments, I think we all know as, a "Kodak moment"

Father and son playing guitar

I love this photograph of my brother-in-law and nephew, because I think it captures so perfectly, the bond that a father and son share.  You can see love being passed down, love being given up, and a father sharing his love of music (2 things that make the world go round in my book) with his son.  My nephew is young, but he "gets it".  This picture will be a priceless treasure for our family, and especially for my nephew, when he is digging through a shoebox and finds this Kodak moment that he and his father shared one day.


This post is written as a submission to the ActiveRain 'Kodak Moments' contest. I have the chance to win the KODAK EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera

To participate in the ActiveRain contest, visit the blog post announcing the contest from Kodak and ActiveRain. 

John Whittinghill

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Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

That is a good one! A great photo and an inspiring story too.

Dec 19, 2010 03:28 PM #1
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Iran...Wonderful!


Dec 19, 2010 03:30 PM #2
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Iran ~ that is a touching photo.  And they will certainly cherish that photo for years to come.

Dec 19, 2010 03:49 PM #3
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Iran....really nice post and great photo. Hope you have a great day!

Dec 20, 2010 04:00 AM #4
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