Photo Friday: Oblivious

Eilan plays in the sand, oblivious to the crowds massed around him
Eilan plays in the sand, oblivious to the crowds massed around him
But he was perched up on my shoulder with eyes wide for this
But he was perched up on my shoulder with eyes wide for this

It's amazing how kids can sometimes be tuned into the smallest detail, and other times be oblivious to everything around them. When I attended the Grand Opening Celebration for Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawaii a few weeks ago, Eilan was perfectly happy to play in the sand as we waited for the show to start. He seemed completely oblivious to the throngs of people surrounding him. But when the first note sounded, he practically hopped up onto my shoulder with eyes open wide, desperate to catch every moment.

Related Links
The Littlest Mouse (Part 1: At Home)
Honolulu and Greater Oahu with Kids (City Guide)
Aulani Resort in Pictures (Part 1)
Aulani Resort in Pictures (Part 2)

What is Photo Friday?

  • Post a travel photo on your site. It can be about any topic, as long as it is G-rated.
  • The focus of the post should be on your photo.
  • You don't need to be a professional photographer (I'm not), but do showcase your best work, and make it big enough to see well!
  • It's nice to include a few sentences about the photo, but it is not required.
  • Link back here so that your readers can see all the other great Photo Friday posts.

       Subscribe to our feed

      Subscribe by email:


      1. Henry Williams on October 7, 2011 at 7:26 a.m.

        good photo of the little kid

      2. Lisa on October 7, 2011 at 7:57 a.m.

        Kids are great at focussing on what's interesting to them. Sand is far more interesting than grown-ups standing around but Mickey Mouse even trumps the sand.

      3. Azeem @ Travel Tamed on October 10, 2011 at 9:05 p.m.

        Sometimes kids can be the center of attention, their moves and actions can make the trips even more comfortable. I am actually planning to go on a vacation soon this month. I should be able to post the captures on my blog soon. By the way nice photos and thanks for sharing it. I hope you had a great time there!

      4. Stuart on October 12, 2011 at 1:19 a.m.

        What a great idea for community posting. How many of us have literally thousands of pictures that never see the light of day. And how great to focus on your photography skills on a regular basis, comparing your work with others. We'll make a note to join in this Friday's photo fest.

      5. vasco on October 12, 2011 at 11:43 p.m.

        That little kid is awesome.
        The thing with kids - they are so honest, and sometimes actually manage to open your eyes to something you'd never otherwise think about or pay attention to.