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    A Gift for Grandma

    When visiting with my parents in NZ I caught up with some friends of theirs. A young couple from Tyne and Wear in England, who have a wee girl Chloe who has just turned 4 yrs old.
    Chloe's Grandma & Granddad were visiting for 9 weeks and were very sad to soon be going home.... it is a long way from their only Grandchild.
    So I thought I would try & take a nice pic, print it post it to their home as a surprise for when they get back.
    Chloe was not a keen photo shoot participant, so I had to be sneaky & work fast.. she told me in a lovely Geordie/NZ Farmer accent "That's enough pictures"..... just 1 more says I.... "no you put that camera away in your room, it will be safe in your room"
    I miss her already myself...

    A Gift for Grandma

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    Re: A Gift for Grandma

    Beautiful picture

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    Very nice! They will love it!

    Try applying just a tad more contrast and sharpening to her eyes. Also darken the bright light in the background near her hair.

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    Beautiful child, and you've done her justice with this shot. The eyes are captured perfectly; it's a dynamic and completely believable natural pose. The lighting is excellent (I presume you used a diffused fill-flash?), but I agree with Mike that the leather above the left portion of her head would be improved with a little darkening. I'd be very surprised if you don't find this image framed the next time you visit.
    Last edited by kdoc856; 26th January 2013 at 09:01 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Hi Kay!

    I am a huge fan of monochrome portraits. Your portrait of Miss Chloe is one of the many reasons why.

    It has everything right about it and is just gorgeous.

    Not the least of which, and mainly, are your reasons for shooting it.

    It is quality photographers with Heart and Soul like you that give the rest of us a good rap. I hope we can return that favor.

    What you have done is, at least to me, photography at its very finest.

    Thank you and well done, Kay!

    We all owe you a Debt of Gratitude.
    Last edited by Loose Canon; 27th January 2013 at 01:59 AM.

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    Re: A Gift for Grandma

    Thanks Gentlemen for your comments.
    Mike I see what you mean on the bright bit, the eyes though I have to be careful not to go too far & give her a glassy look, if that makes sense?
    Kevin the lighting was window light & a flash on the camera with plastic diffuser thingy, so yes you're right there.
    Terry, how kind you are, I am humbled by your message it really was a pleasure to see the finished product
    & do not worry everyone here has already returned the favour, as it were - because Colin's portrait lessons and his & others encouragement & advice over the years have been a great gift to me

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    Re: A Gift for Grandma

    I totally agree with Terry's post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    I totally agree with Terry's post!
    Thanks Richard

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