posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 09:15 PM
Not an optometrist, but I will say that both eye colors can change, and those were really bad shots of him as a child.
I've watched my father's eye color change from brown-hazel to grey-green as he ages. The melatonin is controlled by DNA, and genes. If the
instruction is there for the color to change (usually during a time period like puberty or aging), it will in fact change.
I have light brown eyes. My childhood photos, school shots, tend to show my eyes as almost black. Not the real color. As someone who dabbles in
high end photography (stills, headshots, family and glamour), I can light a subject to bring out their eyes. It takes some time, and several lights,
but I can bring out the true color of someone's eyes. If I recall correctly, the school photos were a single light source in those days, no time was
taken to highlight a face appropriately, and it was snap and go. Also, people who are not professional photographers often get the school contracts
because they can do it cheaper. I'd suggest that perhaps the quality of the shots taken compared to the one with the bright blue eyes needs to be
considered, as well as post photog touchup (popping the colors is something easily done in PS).
Just a thought.