Last Sunday afternoon, I went over to Casco Viejo to take some portrait pictures of a friend of mine for many years—Mireya Plummer. She’s leaving for the U.S. shortly, and I thought a few pictures for memory lane would be just fine. At the same time, I could practice portrait photography, which is extremely difficult because you have to deal with emotional expressions.
As I was about to call it a day, when I saw a pair of beautiful kids playing with a skateboard at a little park in front of the San Francisco de Asís Cathedral. Their parents were sitting on a corner of the park having a light supper. The way they jumped and the happiness they expressed in their play, caught my immediate attention. I wanted their pictures for Lingua Franca—definitely!
I approached the two children and asked if they would like to have their pictures taken. They responded, “Yes,” even before I had stopped asking. The little boy’s face beamed with excitement. Then I went over to their parents and asked permission to take their pictures. They consented with a courteous smile.
After I obtained their approval we started shooting. This is what came out of my Birthday camera’s lens. Here we go.
Photograph of Nicolas showing off his skateboard. On the background you can see the former Hotel Colombia currently transformed into private condominiums. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
Photograph of Chloe, Nicolas sister. She also practices skateboard sports and has a natural talent for posing for the camera as you can see. Maybe we will see her in People's Magazine front cover in a few years. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
Photograph of Nicholas in a small park in front of the San Francisco de Asís Cathedral at Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
Photograph of Chloe pretending to be surfing the crest of a wave in Hawaii. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
Photograph of Nicolas with the intentions of making a long distance jump with his skateboard. I think he's having fun posing for the camera. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
Photograph of Chloe concentrating on her next skateboard move. She never told me what is was. Her floating hair looks awesome. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
Beautiful photograph of Nicolas proudly displaying his skateboard. His face is so sweet as children can be. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
Before I close this post, I would like to express my appreciation to Nicolas and Chloe’s parents for making this post possible. Nicolas and Chloe are natural born actors. At 62, I still have fun viewing children play. Good Day.
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