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Ellie

By digicammad  
I normally steer clear of photos of kids, especially my grand-daughter, as I don't want clicks for cuteness. However I'm breaking my own rule here because I think this particular shot has some merit despite the burned out collar on the left.

Taken at Chester Zoo on Saturday, just after she had her face painted and the paint still felt strange.

I didn't have time to underexpose to prevent the highlights blowing (she is 3 after all). I tried burning them back in but it looked horrible so decided to let it stand.

All comments and critique welcome as ever. No because she is cute clicks please.

Oh and by the way, wish her a happy birthday for today. :0)

Tags: Portraits and people

Voters: Maddie, taggart, davidbailie and 4 more


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Comments


Maddie 11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
25 May 2005 3:03AM
and whats wrong with cuteness! she is cute

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taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
25 May 2005 5:18AM
Happy Birthday to you!, Ellie. Cute it is and of great value! Any grandparent will agree.

What a capture. OH! what big eyes you have!

Thanks for commenting on the cowbird--no cuckoos here in Penna.
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
25 May 2005 5:59AM
you requested no click, so yer not getting one Smile)

like the contrast between the dark and light makeup - really stands out.
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
25 May 2005 6:02AM
Thanks Maddie, Jennifer.

lol Ade, that's perfectly fine, I value constructive comments much more.

Ian
Big Bri 15 16.0k United Kingdom
25 May 2005 6:06AM
bit of fill flash would have helped here. still cute though.
lobsterboy Plus
12 14.7k 13 United Kingdom
25 May 2005 6:06AM
I havn't clicked or made a constructive comment.
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
25 May 2005 6:08AM
Didn't think of that Bri thanks. Mind you she moves so fast the flash would still have been charging.

Thanks Chris, your lack of constructive comment is appreciated. :0)
davidbailie 12 457 7 United Kingdom
25 May 2005 6:16AM
Yes it works fine - especially as you've got the heavy back/side light

Dave
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
25 May 2005 6:27AM
I don't think that in 15 years time when you pull this shot out to show her, she'll thank you for it.....LOL
Does'nt she have beautiful hair Ian?....Nice one.

Ade
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
25 May 2005 6:31AM
Who are you telling they have a heavy backside Dave! lol

Thanks Ade, she does indeed. She's a star (and I'm not at all biased)

Ian
Anthony 14 5.6k 17 Scotland
25 May 2005 10:27AM

Quote:my grand-daughter
Quote:

Never knew you were that old Ian, lol.

As Bri says, a little fill flash would have beennice, but it wont have changed the cute factor.

Locely crisp, sharp clear image, perhaps a wee smile would have helped too. Over all a very pleaseing image Ian.

See you tomorrow, will call you shortly.

Anthony


novocastria 12 102
25 May 2005 3:10PM
To get the face exposed properly you sometimes have to burn out a bit, simply because of the angle of the light - but it isn't that bad (honestly!). The expression was definetly worth getting though. Very well captured all in all, I'd say, and timed perfectly.
*click*
UserRemoved 12 6.2k 1
26 May 2005 3:52AM
Such gravitas! Sets it above cute! Did a mod which suffers at the small size. Belated Happy birthday!
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
26 May 2005 3:56AM
Thanks Anthony and Mike.

Mark thanks for the mod. Must admit I thought about cloning but couldn't quite work out the best area to use as the source. Never thought of turning down the opacity and flow Doh!

Ian
jan 1 12 12 Netherlands
26 May 2005 8:39AM
3 clicks, Ian.
One for the little girl, one for the one who painted her face and last but not least one for you.!
Very well captured.
Jan
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2005 3:40AM
Thanks Jan

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