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A Kodak Moment: "Like Father, Like Son"

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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Comment balloon 29 commentsJohn Whittinghill • December 18 2010 03:51AM


What a cool photo John. Most dad's would pay for the look in juniors eyes. Excellent photo and I hope you win. Happy Holidays.

Posted by Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI (Lake and Lodge Realty LLC ) over 9 years ago

This is a beautiful picture. I hope you win. You have my vote.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 9 years ago

Great photo of your brother-in-law and can see the love and the bond they share.  It will be a priceless picture to your nephew some day.  Well done John, excellent Kodak Moment.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 9 years ago

Great picture!  Good luck!

Posted by Kimberly A Norgard (Devlin McNiff Halstead Real Estate) over 9 years ago

An exceptional photo.  The composition and lighting are amazing.

Posted by Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate (American Foursquare Realty) over 9 years ago

John--Love the photo and yep your nephew will always treasure this photo of him and his dad!

Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) over 9 years ago

great photo - one of my favorites in the contest - hope it made it in by the deadline! priceless memories

Posted by Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant (Tech Training for You!) over 9 years ago

John, what a masterful blog post. You write so well. And, of course, such a terrific photo. Congratulation on an excellent submission

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) over 9 years ago

Well written post and an excellent photo, too.  Good job!

Posted by Roger Johnson, Realtor - Hickory NC Real Estate (Hickory Real Estate Group) over 9 years ago

This is what I'm talking about!  Great job on this one.

Posted by Iran Watson, Marietta Real Estate Agent - Photographer (Georgia Elite Realty) over 9 years ago

@Randy      Thank you, junior is a great kid!  Can't wait to see him play the guitar one day.  Merry Christmas to you & your family.


@Gita         Thank you!  there are a lot of amazing entries, and winning would be completely unexpected, but not too shabby if it   did!


@Roger      Thank you, sir.  I know i've found a few Kodak moments in random boxes, of old family pictures that I didn't remember existed, and they put things in perspective when looking at them.  see you in the Rain!


@Kimberly  Thanks, Kimberly!  seen a few of your posts, always a good read.


@Richard   They hit the nail on the head right?  Thank you


@Teri         Glad you liked it!


@Craig       Thanks man!  & thanks for the educational blogs you crank out, I'm already a subscriber!  I hope it made it too, I had some technology issues last night....we'll see


@Jon          Thank you for the compliment!  That really means a lot.  I used to write a lot, and enjoy it, but it's been a while, and I'm new to the AR community & blogging.  Sometimes it just flows, and other times, the wheels are a little rusty.  I am loving Active Rain, and going to be writing a lot more in 2011!  Merry Christmas   


@Roger      Thanks for the compliment! 


@Iran         Thanks bro, it would be crazy if we ended up with 2 photographers on the team.  Fingers x'd



Posted by John Whittinghill, Marietta, GA Real Estate Agent (Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta) over 9 years ago


Great photo. I too play and am now sharing with my son. It is always a joy when he runs up to play me a new song he has learned. Nothing like playing some music with family and friends.

Posted by Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC (NCW Home Inspections, LLC) over 9 years ago

Oh, John I'll say it again and again, this is one of the winners!!  This is the most precious photo I've seen thus far.  It is truly a "Kodak" moment if I ever saw one. ;)

Posted by Gail C. Harris, Reach the BEACH with Gail C. Harris (cell: 703.868 (Resource Network, LLC SFR, AHWD, ACRE, SMAR Board Director) over 9 years ago

Great Pic..>You have to read my Guitar post.  I am pretty sure it is on AR...if not I will find it and post it here.


Gary De Pury, SFR

Tampa Short Sale Specialist

Posted by Gary De Pury, ESQ. (Bay Vista Realty) over 9 years ago

Caught this on a reblog! So glad I did! A GREAT Kodak moment for sure!! Good luck!! :))

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 9 years ago

Like Joni I saw this on the reblog.  What a great Kodak moment.  The feeling radiates and I love your nephew's cap.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Posted by Robin Dampier REALTOR®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source (Coldwell Banker King) over 9 years ago

@Donald    Music is a powerful thing!  must be an awesome feeling to share with your son.  So who's better?  Still Dad? : )


@Gail     Thank you so much!  Would love to have your vote if it makes it!



Posted by John Whittinghill, Marietta, GA Real Estate Agent (Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta) over 9 years ago

@Gary    Thanks, Gary!  Some interesting blogs in your corner.  Would love to read your Guitar post, bring it by.


@Joni    Well thank you very much!  Iran & I are a real estate team in Atlanta...we could always use an extra camera ; )


@Robin    thank you, he's a pretty cute little fella.  I think he looks like an old-time paper boy with that hat!  A good look for sure.

Posted by John Whittinghill, Marietta, GA Real Estate Agent (Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta) over 9 years ago

What an incredible photo! The lighting, the angle, well..... everything about it is perfect. This too has my vote. Good luck, John (& Iran).


Posted by Kathy Nielsen, Atlanta Georgia Home Stager ( over 9 years ago

I absolutely love this photo! One of the nicest I have ever seen. Really captures the moment.

Posted by Dawn Maloney, 330-990-4236 Hudson & Northeastern Ohio (RE/MAX Trinity Northeast Ohio Real Estate Specialist) over 9 years ago

oH! That photo is AWESOME and yes the love is captured!

Posted by Kate McQueen, Tailored service for your real estate needs! (CB&A Realtors) over 9 years ago

@ Kathy

@ Dawn

@ Kate   

Glad you ladies liked it!  Would love to have your vote in the contest!


Posted by John Whittinghill, Marietta, GA Real Estate Agent (Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta) over 9 years ago

John, this picture is unbelievable in quality and the content is priceless.  You have my vote.

Posted by Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) over 9 years ago

That is an awesome shot and I do have to say that is one awesome photographer to have that vision.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 9 years ago

@ Damy : )   Glad you liked the photo, but we missed the Top 10 somehow.  Have a great day in Cleveland!

Posted by John Whittinghill, Marietta, GA Real Estate Agent (Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta) over 9 years ago

@Todd    I agree with you, the shot is one of my favorite pics, and the photographer is named Christi Dillon with "A Gathering of Days Photography".  She does family portraits and individual shots, and does have a great vision for her work!

Posted by John Whittinghill, Marietta, GA Real Estate Agent (Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta) over 9 years ago

Wow, what a great picture. I agree that something precious was captured in this photgraph that will become an heirloom.

Posted by Charles Edwards Bentonville, AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker (Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 ) almost 9 years ago

John, That is a wonderful post that says so much.. It has captured a very special moment in time.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 9 years ago

John - Wanted to support subscribing to your post - Great to connect with you at Tim's

Posted by Mary Macy, Top Agents Atlanta Metro (Top Agents Atlanta Metro) over 8 years ago