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She Can Smile!

By Philo  
The regular viewers of my shots will know that I have struggled to capture my daughter with a full smile so, at last, here it is. Again shot on the beach as the sun was setting, hence the warm light.
Perhaps too much weight on her right arm and background could be better, but I don't care, I got that smileGrin
As always your honest feedback will be welcome.

Tags: Beach Smile Kusadasi Portraits and people

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strokebloke 8 493 17 England
1 Sep 2012 9:47AM
Very well worth waiting for Phil. Well done.
Definitely one for the album Grin

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Jestertheclown 8 7.5k 249 England
1 Sep 2012 10:23AM
Looks good Phil.

I wouldn't concern myself with the background or the pose.
She's a child and as such, she can get away with some slightly ungainly postures.
It's nice to see a smile after all this time though!

Philo 7 99 83 England
1 Sep 2012 10:48AM
Thanks guys, it's been a long time coming.
pamelajean Plus
11 979 1891 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2012 4:52PM
The long-awaited smile is great to see, Phil, but you know me, I can't help having a fiddle.
I like her pose and also the large pot beneath her.
I love cut palm trees and the patterns within them, and it may be for this reason that it keeps drawing my eye, so I felt a crop coming on.
In my modification, I cropped both sides and did a bit of cloning of the background around your daughter.
There is a very light area on the underneath of her jeans left thigh, which I at first thought was part of the background, so I filled it with the dark jeans colour.
Philo 7 99 83 England
1 Sep 2012 7:05PM
Thanks, Pamela, I think Megan will like the crop. Good point about the bright area under her thigh: I hadn't noticed it before but now it catches the eye every time I look at it.
JackAllTog Plus
8 4.6k 58 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 9:14AM
Super shot, i love how she own this picture and the light an the background work well to complement this.
Philo 7 99 83 England
2 Sep 2012 2:47PM
Thanks Stuart.
banehawi Plus
12 1.6k 3634 Canada
3 Sep 2012 3:53AM
Congratulations Phil, - a very nice shot, and a winning smile!

1881 5 India
3 Sep 2012 6:43AM
EXCELLENT in all respect.

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Philo 7 99 83 England
3 Sep 2012 12:05PM
Thanks Willie and Sanjeev. How long until the next smile though?

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