This photo is all about the expression on the little girl's face.
It's a little moment, which are usually hard to capture. In this
case, I just waited and watched the group of children to see which
ones were more animated and excited, anticipating a reaction when the
squids were brought out at the Newport Sea Base. I decided on the
little blond girl and her friend, and just sat down in front of them
and started shooting.
Some people tolerate this kind of close, intimate photography;
others will not.
The girl, 7-year-old Olivia Orne, was so young and preoccupied
that she just ignored me and let me shoot from about two feet away.
And sure enough, when the squid came out, the girl crinkled her face
into a cute frown and I got a great photograph.
-- Kent Treptow