Beauty in the simple things

Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by johng426, May 19, 2005.

  1. johng426

    johng426 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Northern Indiana
    Hello,

    I'm relatively new to photography and puchased a Canon Digital Rebel last fall. The other week I had the pleasure of taking the day off work and spending it with my kids at a local park. My daughter was fascinated by the dandelions and she picked one up and leaned against a tree just marveling at its beauty. . .

    I in turn marveled at her beauty and youthful innocence and could not pass up the opportunity to take her picture.

    [​IMG]

    Please let me know what I have done right and what I should have done differently. Any and all comments are appreciated.

    John G.
     
  2. Zeitgeist

    Zeitgeist TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 12, 2005
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Do nothing different.

    Well, might have taken a step to your right to clear the tree growng out of her head, but it is a beautiful shot.
     
  3. johng426

    johng426 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Northern Indiana
    Thank you Zeitgeist . . . you know, I didn't even notice the tree on top of her head. I guess when you're too close to the subject all you do if focus on her and don't notice whats around her.

    Thanks again for your comments.

    John G.
     
  4. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,822
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I agree, it's a great shot.
     
  5. dalebe

    dalebe TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,147
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    cheshire, england.
    welcome to TPF! beautiful indeed! and i agree with all the above. :thumbup:
     
  6. KevinR

    KevinR TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,204
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Dearborn, MI
    Very nice. A keeper. :thumbup:
     
  7. JohnMF

    JohnMF TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2005
    Messages:
    3,009
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    UK
    always nice to have the story behind the picture.

    I think you captured it well
     
  8. JonMikal

    JonMikal TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2004
    Messages:
    12,262
    Likes Received:
    327
    welcome and what a pic! nice work!
     
  9. LRJ

    LRJ TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    no. california
    great shot! what a cutie :)
     
  10. Johnboy2978

    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2004
    Messages:
    1,797
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Southwest Virginia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Welcome John!

    The only change I would make to this, and this is probably nitpicky on my part, is to crop about 2 inches from the top to eliminate some of the lackluster sky.

    I think that you have a wonderful pic as it is though!

    (As an aside here, I am an expectant father of a daughter myself, and I would recommend taking a day off as often as you can to spend with your beautiful daughter and family and sharing moments like this.)
     
  11. johng426

    johng426 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Northern Indiana
    Johnboy,

    Congrats on your future bundle of joy! Yes I agree with you about spending time with your kids. My Twins are my pride and joy and I take a day off work every two to three weeks to just spend the whole day with them. To me that is the best investment I can make.

    Thank you everyone for your comments and suggestions. I look forward to posting more pics soon!

    John G
     
  12. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Messages:
    9,325
    Likes Received:
    102
    Location:
    Poland, Sz-n
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    exactly :) I just wanted to say that :) as soon as I saw the picture I payed the attention to the tree growing from her head. :)
     

Share This Page