#1 is a very nice portrait. It's a bit soft, but I quite like it here as it matches Aishee's reflective mood. I think the eyes need to be a little brighter and sharper, and also her hair is very dark and it would help to try and bring out some highlights. I did a quick edit if that's OK just to do the eyes, and try and bring out the hair a little. Nice shot.
I did get your PM (I wasn't ignoring you!) But I'm just really busy for the next couple of weeks. Please don't let that stop you PMing though.
Edit on the right
#1 beautifully shows us the unrestrained joy that can be part of childhood. A gloriously refershing and uplifting capture of childhood.
#3 I don't think works because, as you said, she wasn't looking up.
#2 is an intersting image in germs of how you've gone for teh sharpness on the heand and the hand. I like the idea. The top of her ehad beaing so close to the left-hand edge of the frame is, I think, a buit of a problem.
#1 is the classic type of portrait shot on which I always feel uneasy giving a comment because of my own inexperience. The tight close-up works okay for me and the timing of teh shot is very good - capturing her in the most pensive moment.
The changes you have made are subtle, and effective. My list of things to be extra watchful about keeps growing. I normally just brighten the iris, but it seems to me that you have increased the brightness/sharpness for the entire eye. Can you please confirm? Another lesson learnt. (well I hope)
No worries. I am in no hurry, and not going anywhere. I have been wandering about trying to find rocks for my next composition exercise - rocks in their environment! I understand that you are painting your house. Good luck with that. Just remember to call on Jiro for any PP help if you screw up.I did get your PM (I wasn't ignoring you!) But I'm just really busy for the next couple of weeks. Please don't let that stop you PMing though.
Just remember to call on Jiro for any PP help if you screw up.
By the way, did you get a new keyboard, or have you been staying up long hours to get us all those beautiful photos from your trip? Not only are your posts getting lost in cyberspace, but seems to me that someone has been replacing letters here and there in your post. Very uncharacteristic of your posts, so I thought I would ask.
sweet pictures of a beautiful little girl, I like the one where she is posing the best
I agree! She has very beautiful joyful eyes. I hope you take more of her next time she visits. !
I like the second one Abhi,
Reflection of the thumb/hand ...for me is great
#1 - A pensive moment
- For this one, I was hoping for something more that would connect me with her feelings when you took the shot. The matte white background does not seem to help me really know why she felt that way. Just my personal opinion.
#2 - Thoughtful
This is the one I like most among the set. You put her in the frame with supporting elements in the background. A lot of ways to interpret this image but still a strong image for me.
#3 - Playing on the stairs.
This one is not as strong and as well composed as #2. I guess the reason is that you cropped the image too tight. If you have included more of the other person included in the frame I could interpret the image as if this person is trying to protect the kid from not falling off the stairs while she's going up.
#4 Finally, posing for a shot
This one is a good candid shot and can stand on its own. I can't remember what book have I read this idea but the author once said that "... the eyes will always reveal the true emotion of a person specially in his unguarded moments." I can easily notice the laughter in her eyes on this shot.
These are my personal reaction to these images. I think you did good here. Abhi. Congrats.
Even I do not know the reason for her expressions in #1. The pensive look in that photo probably lasted for 5 seconds. I was just lucky to be able to capture that. Prior to this she was trying her best to not get her photo taken.
And #4 is actually posed. She chose the expressions, of course.