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  1. ernie

    ernie TPF Noob!

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    taken in brooklyn botanical garden while waiting in line for a hamburger.
    tried my best to convert them to an interesting b&w but i feel they came out kind of average anyway. maybe it's because of the bad lighting (middle of the day, bright sun), i dunno. anyway, emotion of the girl is nice i think.

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    #2 (when she noticed the camera and got scared, haha)
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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think with her hair highlit from behind and your focus just right they are more than average. And her face is cute and her expression intense, so I think you did well.
    I will never like vignetting so much, but that is just me, and maybe, only MAYBE, if only I knew how it is done, I might begin to like it a bit better, too. But, erm ... true fact is: I don't.
     
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    I think these are both very good.
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    yea i like the first alot, i think the expression was well worth capturing and you did a good job with the conversion. :thumbup:
     
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    I really like them alot. I have a big issue with people taking photos of children and posting them without consent of the parents though. But that aside, I think they are very nice. Did you get the parents address. I am sure they would love a copy.
     
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    thanks for the kind replies guys.

    well thanks! i thought a highlight on her hair like that was not done with portrait photography. i figured it was all about soft light.
    the vignetting was done to draw focus away from some old lady (and to the girl of course) that was staring straight into the lens, was kind of distracting.

    hm, haven't even thought of that. good point ...
     
  7. Rick Waldroup

    Rick Waldroup No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That's right Ernie, you never know what will happen posting a shot of a cute girl out in public, seemingly having a good time with her dad. Egads!!! Imagine the horror of what might happen.

    Some of us might actually understand that you have frozen a moment in time that is precious and innocent. A moment of beauty and wonder in a child's life. Of course, only some of us might understand that.

    Nice shots.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I still HOPE (believing in the good in people!) that MOST only see that happy, innocent moment, "the moment of beauty and wonder in a child's life", and that it is only SOME (let's hope only really very few) that might see other things in this!!!
     
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    Rick Waldroup No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks. You said it better than I did. :wink:
     
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    Yeah, and imagine ....in just a few short millinium someone might be able to track down this child and ....wait, she'll be dead by the time anyone could ..but then if she's.....you can't...


    dude, i think it's gonna be ok.

    Now, if you'd posted her name, address and phone number online....

    great shots. they both convey a sense of joy and innocence( esp. the second one with just an innocent curious eye. nice job)
     
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    A couple of awesome grab shots. They don't come along enough.
     
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    Love them. Especially number one.
     

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