Things Are Not Always As They Appear

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© Regenia Brabham
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UploadedMarch 27, 2012
TakenDecember 16, 2010
ModelCanon EOS 20D
Exposure1/250 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length25 mm
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This is my son Micheal. This is how he usually dresses and I promise you that he is no thug.

I am reserving my opinion on the Trayvon Martin case until all the facts are revealed. History has proven time and time again that looks can fool people. Napolean was a tiny little man but conquered nations. Ted Bundy was able to kill so many women because he looked like a nice guy. How many people were burned at the stake because someone thought they were a witch?

History has also proven that people rush to judgement without knowing all the facts. I don't know what Trayvon Martin was doing that evening nor do I know what was going thru the mind of the man that killed him. I will wait and watch.

Thank you so much for nominating my image Bailey!

44 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (27 Mar 2012):

    Hear! Hear! (Not everyone listens to the voice of reason). This is a fabulous portrait of Micheal.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (27 Mar 2012):

    One of your BEST B&W photos Regenia. Michael has very soulful eyes .You did a great job capturing his expression!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (27 Mar 2012):

    a stunning portrait, I love the contrast

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell gave props (27 Mar 2012):

    it is too easy to prejudge other people, good shot

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 Mar 2012):

    A kickin' entry into JPG's Hood.

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (27 Mar 2012):

    Great portrait..nice soft lighting..

  • Cheryl Andrews

    Cheryl Andrews   gave props (27 Mar 2012):

    Yessssssssss! Great shot too.

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (27 Mar 2012):

    Great portrait, and a great sentiment. This seems like one of those situations where the real truth may never be known, with each side insisting the other is wrong. Sad, on all fronts.

  • jeff case

    jeff case (Deleted) said (27 Mar 2012):

    i am disappointed in much about this situation. also about the white kid in Kansas City burned by two blacks, and the kid killed this past weekend at mississippi state, another white kid, killed by three blacks. no, they did not wear hoodies and no president obama, said nothing about those cases, and no, al and the rev. did not go and demand justice.
    i will leave here and read the news elsewhere.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (27 Mar 2012):


  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (27 Mar 2012):

    A simply fantastic portrait and entry Regenia.

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (27 Mar 2012):

    Well done and well said Regenia!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (27 Mar 2012):


  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (27 Mar 2012):

    This is an absolutely awesome portrait.....filled with personal power on both sides of the lens

  • Vincent J. DeSanto

    Vincent J. DeSanto gave props (27 Mar 2012):

    Very nice portrait. Love this in B&W, great choice.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (27 Mar 2012):

    A great portrait and entry for the theme!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (27 Mar 2012):

    words of wisdom, Regenia! and a wonderful portrait.

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (28 Mar 2012):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    Wonderful entry and love the portrait of your son...the lighting is exquisite...Your narrative is written very well...You not only are an excellent photographer but you also are a skilled writer ...

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    Wow! What magnificant lighting in this fantastic photo, Regenia. I love it, and also believe it is one of your very finest!! You're right about judging people by the way they dress. There is much more to consider, mainly how they portray themselves in public by their language, vices (drugs, alcohol, etc.) and at any is not for us to judge. That is for God alone! Wonderful, marvelous choice for this theme!!!!!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) said (28 Mar 2012):

    Btw, Jeff Case is exactly right, and as this is not a political website, I too will leave it at that.

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (28 Mar 2012):

    Nice crisp portrait.

  • Linda Benzon

    Linda Benzon (Deleted) said (28 Mar 2012):

    Great shot! You always step up to the plate for these challenges and produce stellar work!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (28 Mar 2012):

    great are right . facts will prove what is right.

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    great portrait

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Well said and beautifully captured.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Excellent portrait, statement, such a sad thing on all fronts !

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Outstanding portrait of Micheal! The best entry for the theme!

  • Brendan Kelly

    Brendan Kelly (Deleted) gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    I love your comments!!!! Great shot too.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (30 Mar 2012):

    Wonderful and powerful photo of Michael. I agree with what you wrote and with Jeff Case also!!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (31 Mar 2012):

    Magnificent Regenia..

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (1 Apr 2012):

    Great portrait ... Great words. Thats the most important what we have in our spirit and heart

  • Doglvr

    Doglvr gave props (1 Apr 2012):

    Excellent portrait. Wise words.

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (1 Apr 2012):

    I like the portrait. It's a very sincere image.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    choice of lighting is the best!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    outstanding theme entry, Reg. I love your statement, too!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    I saw this on FB! Wonderful portrait, Regenia! What a handsome young man!

  • tania medina

    tania medina gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    Is a great portrait! Cool photo :)

  • Rachelle Crockett

    Rachelle Crockett gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    Great contrast and lighting!

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (9 Apr 2012):

    Fantastic lighting and tones, Regenia!!

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    great light!!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    Beautiful portrait Regenia, light is great. Nice to meet your son!

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (11 Apr 2012):

    I agree with your commentary Regenia. We are a herd society that relies on the opinions of others. We don't research, ask questions, or work through opinion logically. I was given a brain. I intend on using it.

    Regarding the image and Michael... sensational. I too have a Michael (and a Tommy). Mine is 31. He lives in Vail and dresses like your Michael. My Michael has two degrees and was an English literature major with a minor in poetry before he changed majors from English to Parks and Resource Management. He was a master guide in the western national parks until the government started pulling funds. He went back to school, earned a second degree and will be start a third next year (physician's assistant). Michael is a Renaissance thinker and a gifted musician. Yet one sees none of this when they see him walking down the street.

    A picture is worth a thousand prejudices it seems.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (11 Apr 2012):

    Amen Bailey!! You said what I struggled to say.

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