Escape! (Sometimes you can't get the eyes)

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    My daughter is a very active 2-year-old and, me being not exactly the most agile human around, a good portion of my shots end up not getting her eyes or an expression as she has a way of always walking away from me.

    That being said, every once in a while, there's one or two images that I really like. This is one of those, and I'd appreciate any thoughts or input, too. When my wife saw it, she said 'looks like an old movie set'...

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    Wow, it's gorgeous!
    It works so well in black an white, and I love the lighting! It really has a mysterious feel to it!
     
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    Agreed. This is a very nicely done shot. Keep up the great work!
     
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    love it, the light behind her lighting up her hair, the composition, tones...:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    only thing that i could possibly "criticize" is the sharpness, but thats easy to fix... just don't forget to sharpen it a bit if you're printing this in a small size ;)
     
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    :lol: :lol:

    my daughter is two and a half, I feel your pain!!
    my timing is definitely getting better though.. after THOUSANDS of shots.





    that's an awesome picture.
    i'd be hangin' that one on the wall!
     
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    This has to be one of my favorite shots I've seen on the forums. Great work.
     
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    Thank you for the kind words.

    I intentionally did a 20% normal blend on a 15.0 guassian blur copy of the main lair, but followed it up with one pass of 100/.5/1 lab color sharpening, a 100/.3/1 pass, then back to rgb where I did a hard light high pass sharpen at 20% blend. I figured with the slight halo already around the arms, I might oversharpen it some.

    I could selectively sharpen the boards and the grass, I suppose.

    Thanks for the feedback!
     
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    I have a 2 1/2 year old little boy who HATES the camera, so I feel your pain! Any pictures that I DO get of his face, he usually looks mad. :p


    I love this shot!!! Beautiful!
     
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    Cool! Like it a lot! I like the b&w conversion too! Works well.
     
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    I love how her little foot is hanging in mid-climb. Very cute and well done.
     
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    awesome job!!!
     

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