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After ordering a coffee at a cafe opposite the Hotel de Ville next to the Seine, I noticed this child and her mother at the far end of the bar counter. The mom was nonchalantly standing with her back turned away from the little one (Nell), and fully immersed in a newspaper, while Nell was quite happily munching away on her baugette. This indifference struck be as both odd and humurous, and yet confident. Mom was very happy for me to shoot some frames. I don't know about the reader, but I felt that this image conveys a dated feel, and the small-town diners in the mid-west springs to mind. I personally really like this one. I hope that you do as well. Thanks, Andre

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:17-55, 2.8
Recording media:RAW
Title:Paris: Nell a faim
Username:andreduplessis andreduplessis
Uploaded:27 Oct 2008 - 1:39 AM
Tags:Black & white, Child eating, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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clevercloggs
27 Oct 2008 - 2:04 AM

good photo, like the grey tones a d how the light falls over the little girl.

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NevP
NevP  8853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2008 - 2:34 AM

I like this very much, nice light creates a lovely mood, terrific composition.

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MediumSizeUnavailable

very beautiful. Perhaps it's the combination of the rather rudimentary setting, and the girl's looks lacking typical modern day characteristics that gives the photo a timeless look and takes it away from the family album shot. beautiful tonality. seems a bit oversharpened on my workscreen, but perhaps it's just this screen.

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andreduplessis
27 Oct 2008 - 3:22 AM

Thanks Koen. Maybe it is not your screen. I still battle with sharpening, and eye-ball the stages, with that last little JPG tweak for epz. I find the preparation for printing, and the above, still Greek. Thanks for your comments. The wall behind her is a textured red, which I knew will assist in the composition as a bare backdrop.

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2008 - 6:21 AM

I absolutely love this.

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User_Removed
27 Oct 2008 - 6:31 AM

Bl**dy hell Andre, you seem to get better and better. You said you only had 2 from your trip, that's 3....... This one is stunning and my favourite of your so far. I too thought it had an older feel to it. I love everything about it. She seems so relaxed and peaceful. Great great shot.

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funkeldink
funkeldink  101592 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2008 - 7:22 AM

fab work

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shaks
shaks  11561 forum posts Tokelau1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2008 - 7:45 AM

A very gritty feel. I immediately got the feeling of the Great Depression in the US.

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challicew
challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2008 - 9:51 AM

Perfect! Excellent composition!

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Gaucho
Gaucho e2 Member 122191 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2008 - 9:52 AM

Very good work. This is a wonderful photograph.
Malcolm

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andreduplessis
27 Oct 2008 - 9:56 AM

Thanks for the coments. I think that this one needed a very thin white border. Becomes a little lost against the black background that I picked from the epz options. Regards, Andre

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lesleyw
lesleyw  5 Australia
27 Oct 2008 - 10:13 AM

... this is amazing ... I lvoe the feel of it, like you said ... very dated and it takes you back to an era which seemed so much simpler than today. Nicely done.
Lesley

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funkeldink
funkeldink  101592 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2008 - 10:40 AM

knew this was a winner ... congrats ..well deserved EC

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andreduplessis
27 Oct 2008 - 11:41 AM

Hey! My 1st EC! Thank you Peter. Regards, Andre

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
27 Oct 2008 - 11:48 AM

Great in B&W. Timeless image. A photo with a soul. JNC

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carriebugg
carriebugg  1065 forum posts England
27 Oct 2008 - 12:22 PM

That's a stunning photo - great story too. Love the lighting and the treatment well done on your ec!

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MichaelBHanney
MichaelBHanney e2 Member 6MichaelBHanney vcard
27 Oct 2008 - 12:48 PM

Loads of atmosphere in this.

Michael

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ading  10 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 - 1:34 PM

Great light and love the mood here. Cheers, Abdul

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POOCHIE
POOCHIE e2 Member 8POOCHIE vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2008 - 3:58 PM

Just a gorgeous shot plain a simple as that.

Pooch.

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mhaseman
mhaseman  7608 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2008 - 5:25 PM

Brilliant shot. Just brilliant.

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peg  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2008 - 7:28 PM

All been said. Well done!

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8425 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2008 - 8:34 PM

oh yessss......
superb shot & enhanced by the narrative

congrats
Jo

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Possum  7148 forum posts England
27 Oct 2008 - 9:08 PM

Timeless, innocent and just gorgeous - well done on your EC Smile
Allie

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AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2008 - 9:45 PM

A very timeless shot. I like her gaze and placement in the frame.
Anne

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rolandiapari
27 Oct 2008 - 10:43 PM

Brilliant lighting, just awesome!. Well done!
Rolan

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MNPHOTO  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2008 - 10:47 PM

awesome

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andreduplessis
27 Oct 2008 - 10:52 PM

This has been my best day on EPZ. Thank you to all who have visited and left their comments. Most members seem to agree on the 'feeling' of the photo. I am glad, for this time my 'pre-shutter' expectations came true. Which is not often the case. Message of the day: Carry your camera at all times. I shall invest in a little point-and-shoot, as some unexpected situations only beg to be captured, never mind the hardware or pixel count. This time I was lucky. Regards, Andre

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wyatturp  8 England
28 Oct 2008 - 7:39 PM

Fab picture , well done

DougSmile

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AuntieClaire
29 Oct 2008 - 9:58 PM

Yes this is gorgeous - it captures Nell so well!...I'm her aunt!!...is there a way I can buy this picture?

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andreduplessis
29 Oct 2008 - 11:21 PM

Dear Jo! So unnusual to see such a comment! Thanks for getting in touch, and I am sure that getting Nell's pic over to you will be no problem. If you reside in Paris please ask her mom for the larger files that I emailed earlier today. They can be printed large. If not, still speak to her mom, who shall then contact me by email, and we will arrange something. Regards, Andre

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andreduplessis
29 Oct 2008 - 11:38 PM

Sorry Claire - called you Jo for some silly reason!!!

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patri  10 Italy
30 Oct 2008 - 4:43 PM

This is a great portrait, love it so much, a well deserved EC!!
Patrizia

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ToothPilot
6 Nov 2008 - 5:57 PM

One of my favorites. Like the feel and mood.

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andreduplessis

Thanks! It was one of those 'drop your coffee cup' moments. Just knew this will work and HAD to get this. So lucky that mom was agreeable. Would have spoiled my day if she refused.

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Syren
Syren  743 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Nov 2008 - 2:12 PM

I love this, she is totally gorgeous and seems so "unfazed" by the camera.
Cracking stuff!

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irone  8
23 Dec 2008 - 6:45 AM

nice kid portrait .....

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Finestone
Finestone  5 South Africa
25 Jan 2009 - 11:14 PM

hell boet. jou werk is goed>>>>>>
rob

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BuzzyBee
BuzzyBee  6
18 Feb 2009 - 10:16 PM

beautiful i love she is very beautiful.

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WillieH
WillieH  8 Scotland
29 Mar 2009 - 10:40 PM

Fantastic image its quite superb, well done.


Kind Regards Willie

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