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Daddy don't walk so fast

By kuipje  
Taken at the County fair in Spakenburg (Netherlands).
Serie of "high" raised kids.
The street signs are not straight and I didn't straighted them because the main objects are straight. And I think it give it a nice effect
Please comment/advise what I could have done better.
V2-3 different shots

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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barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2015 8:32AM
her expressions are delightful
have you tried mono?
fabulous details
11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2015 9:25AM
Three wonderful candid images each one filled with charm. Nicely exposed with good skin tones in what looks like tricky light.

Thanks for sharing Jos.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1928 England
30 Aug 2015 9:43AM
1/3200 is quite high - I'd suggest stopping down a little - f/4 or f/5.6 to allow a little margin for error with focussing. This will still leave you with 1/800 and no risk of camera shake, and at 200mm it won't bring the background too sharp.

And are you using a single AF point? If so, it needs to be the one over the face, not something else. Focus is critical with a long lens, and I'm not srue the girl's eyes are the sharpest part of the picture.
banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4307 Canada
30 Aug 2015 4:32PM
Nice expression on that little gorl.

I would increase exposure on them all, not not worry about highlights, just to get her face bright, which is the important element here.

WB would usually be above 4800 even in Holland (!), so I have it roughly the same in each one.


paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2015 9:07AM
Both John and Willie hit the valid points. You should not be setting such a high ISO in full sun lit daylight and f5.6 would cover focusing errors a little. You are under exposed and the highlights will stand a little more light.

Then adjust highlights with the burning in tool and brighten her eyes with the dodoge tool.

kuipje 8 3 Netherlands
31 Aug 2015 11:49AM
Thanks all for your comments/advise/tips and Willie for your mods.
I think I understand about ISO & f/ & speed and hope to remember it.
For one reason or the other I notice lately I can't find myself in your comments about the "under exposer" I know what you trying to say but when I see the mods I think the are "over exposed" but I think it has to do something with MY eyes. But as always I do appreciate the effort you all take to help me, make no mistake about THAT.

Have a very beautiful day and enjoy life with each other

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