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By kuipje  
Hello dear friends. I'm back (sort of).
I like to thank all of you for your support and comfort words when my soulmate past away. Thank you somuch I can't say how much that means to me. But life goes on with ups and downs. You can't turn back to clock.

This photo is something new to me. People.
This photo was taken on my first trip without Bianca with my sister - and brother-in-law. It was taken on a kind of county fair in one of a little village called Spakenburg in the middle of the Netherlands. Lots of people and people in native dresses.
This is the first of a serie I plan to post on EPZ with the question if you comment/help/tip me to improve myself.

With lots of regards from Reeuwijk
Jos Kuipers

Sorry V2 should be V1

Tags: The netherlands Portraits and people Canon eos 5D Reeuwijk Kuipjedebats JC Kuipers SP AF 70-200mm Fand2 8 Di LD IF MACRO Spakenburg Native costume Klederdracht

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28 Aug 2015 8:31AM
A warm welcome back to you Jos V2 is lovely with the deeper colours. without the added distraction of the others in the background.

Happy to see your photos and look forward to seeing more of the folk in costumes too.

barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2015 9:04AM
good to see you are back.....
Loving this one
Thinl I would just crop it on the left side near the lasses shoulder
quite like the man on the right walking into the image
kuipje 8 3 Netherlands
28 Aug 2015 10:06AM
Thanks Patty & Barbara for your comments. And, indeed Barbara, I cropped it again left the man on the right out. Much better.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2015 3:10PM
We all need some one to lean on Jos. As this little one shows. Look forward to more soon.
paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2015 4:11PM
There is a fine idea there, but the child's face needs to be visible. Thn the grip and the eyes would rally tell the story. You are a touch over exposed and would benefit from a little more depth of field. Hence I would have been at f5.6

pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2015 10:41PM
You have achieved something out of the ordinary, Jos, and it works. It has a gentle and loving feel to it.

But I find it unsatisfactory to my eye because I want to see the child's face, not just its hand. That will be a very personal observation, some may only need the hand to be in focus, especially considering your title.
The lady's hair is in focus too, because it's in the same plane as the child's hand, but it's not the story, and becomes a distraction, taking attention away from the hand.
On the plus side, I like the shape of the large earring, and especially its shadow.

kuipje 8 3 Netherlands
29 Aug 2015 7:44AM
Thanks Paul & Pamela for your "correct" comment. It was my intention to get mother and child with their face, but... but there were lots of people between me and mother and child and when I had a clear view the "moment suprime" had past. But like the other pictures with child (I gone post them tomorrow) the children have a special "connection" with their parents. You can't get always the perfect moment that you want to some must settle for the almost perfect one.
kuipje 8 3 Netherlands
29 Aug 2015 7:46AM
sorry last line word "some" should be " so you ..."
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1928 England
29 Aug 2015 2:23PM
First, welcome back, Jos. I hope that we can provide some fun and distraction here in the galleries.

I like your crop, and my only suggestion is a slight rotation to get the verticals straight.

I think that Paul and Pamela have said the technical and compositional stuff, otherwise: and I completely understand what you say about crowds. The perfect shot was one that got away - but you had to try.

Even in sunlight, raising the ISO a little can give you headroom for depth of field and avoiding camera shake. Modern cameras don't need to be racked to the minimum setting to give good results.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2015 6:32PM

Quote:Thanks Patty & Barbara for your comments. And, indeed Barbara, I cropped it again left the man on the right out. Much better.

sorry i didnt make myself clear....i like the man on the right walking in to the was the mann on the lest i wanted cropping out.....i mean on the screen.....if you understand me...Grin
29 Aug 2015 11:41PM
A warm welcome back to you Jos,
All lovely captures, Jos SmileSmileSmileSmile

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