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By Chocwendy
Took this yesterday in the garden of Sam, having a wonderful time! The look on his face of pure innocence and enjoyment just blew me away....
This is what life is all about.....
Hope you like it....

Tags: Fun Laughter Baby Children Black and white Enjoyment Portraits and people Humour and fun

Voters: canon_stu, DYankee, Glynn and 21 more

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canon_stu 15 140 4 England
4 Jul 2006 9:03PM
beauty of a portrait but the toning kills it for me, why do you not like it in colour?

regards stu

clik for the portrait aspect anyway Wink

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DYankee 12 6 United States
4 Jul 2006 9:09PM
Great portrait.... starting them young over there, aren't you? LOL
Dawn Smile
phill 13 1 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2006 9:21PM
Well composed and good effect.
User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2006 9:28PM
Could we see the colour one? Love the tilt of his his hat .

Chocwendy 12 8 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2006 9:42PM
Thanks for your comments . the colour version just didn't seem the same for me. Too much background colour which was quite distracting, but if you like i will put it on tomorrow and see what you prefer
starliz 14 1.6k 3 England
4 Jul 2006 9:47PM
what a cheeky little grin,lovely made me smile,would be nice to have a look at the colour version then I can make my mind up : )) well taken.
Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
4 Jul 2006 9:49PM
OK Clever-Cloggs woman, this just is not fair, you probably have THE best model ever... That face is just so adorable, I bet he's a right cheeky little chappy and the worst thing is that it should have far more attention, and not just for the obvious appeal. The composition just could not be any better, the placement of the the football is bang-on-the-money, the turned up hat is a stroke of pure genius, especially with that expression and the toning is just excellent because for me if this was in colour it would have been far too busy, as I know what those flowers look like, so sorry Stu your way off beam on this.
If I was you Wenz, I'd check out some printing labs and get this blown up and stick it straight on your wall, or better still on the ceiling of your ambulance, it would save the NHS thousands of pounds as people would feel instantley better. For me this and his birthday photo are my favourite ones of yours, and I love your flower shots, but this is just pure class.


EDIT: see I knew the colour one wouldn't work as well, I was still typing this when you posted that...
donnaree 13 36
4 Jul 2006 10:45PM
What a face to make anyone smile.

tonymarq 12 1 United States
4 Jul 2006 11:22PM
Wendy a true cutie and love the sepia tone given!

stay well
jkennedy 12 4 1 Indonesia
5 Jul 2006 2:55AM
Lovely portrait Wendy and well captured. I love the upturned hat and the ball adds a good contrast. Well done. CLIK.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 8:40AM
Lovely portrait. The toning works for me.

AlanBW 12 20 England
5 Jul 2006 2:20PM
He radiates happiness here
Phantom7 12 29 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 5:56PM
Hi Wendy
This one has blown me away.This is your best yet.I think making this B/W is just the right thing to do and freezes a moment in time.I would take a look at pics of his grandfather and compare them and i bet they look alike.
Very well done on this one.
And a big kiss from me and the wife for Sam xx
5 Jul 2006 8:48PM
this reminds me of a portrait back in the 30's.
great the sepia effect.
oppo 12 6 2 Scotland
6 Jul 2006 4:14PM
Wendy..This is the most natural portrait I have seen in a long time. Wonderful work.

Malc_V 12 England
6 Jul 2006 9:29PM
Wonderful image, love it in sepia.

GPTek 12 454 1 England
6 Jul 2006 10:10PM
Wonderful shot, I'm sure you'll treasure these moments. My youngest is now 2 weeks away from 18... only seems like yesterday.

Chocwendy 12 8 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2006 10:01PM
Now i'm not biased, even if this is my little boy...but why are there not over 30 votes yet??!!!
I'm so thrilled with this shot.....
martinproe 12 293 5 England
8 Jul 2006 8:48AM
I'd have been chuffed with this shot as well Wendy, that's a great expression. Don't know what software you're using, but perhaps a little selective colouring or a border or something might have lifted the clicks a little, but the shot is wonderful anyway.
shutter speed 13 369 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2006 10:41PM
What a gem another good one great to come home to a smile like that eh.

Our two are 24 and 23 now but at least they can buy me a pint(usually with my money lol)

annefromleo 12 11 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2006 9:47PM
sepia tone is just perfect for this image, great crop too
RoddBC 12 40 United States
21 Oct 2006 9:40PM
Great tones, perfect composition and what a wee model. Great capture Wendy.


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