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When are we leaving, dad?

By annettep38  
At the same party you saw on silly sunday. The little girl was hanging on between two guys who were more or less sober... Dad was protecting her well don't worry.
I'll dedicate this to Chris (Slowsong) because she was feeling a bit oof .. this is me never taking pictures of kids ! It really helps to do something else. And since I don't have a clue about this (ask me to take a race car, a bird an insect a lizard or a monkey, even in a suit Smile ) all critique is highly encouraged.

Many thanks for your overwhelming echo to the chalkhill blue. Special thanks to Alan, Kate, Rich, Joline, Carole and Walter for the UAs.

oh yes: here is a question
What would you take to Malaysia? off next wednesday..
600mm? or the 200-400? Macro? a 55 1.2 or an 85 1.4? For certain the 24-70 and the 80-200 2.8.. but the 14-24 or the small old 18mm?
choices, choices... decisions decisions.

Tags: Photo journalism Party Children Girl Black and white Portraits and people

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 Sep 2013 10:16PM
I could learn how to do this from you!!!

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17 Sep 2013 10:17PM
This could be an old photo from the 1930's..............GrinGrinGrin
8 10 10 England
17 Sep 2013 10:26PM
Like a shot from a 1940's film promotion - great work Annette.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
17 Sep 2013 10:26PM
Like a still from an old movie, very nicely done, Annette. Can't help with the lenses, still trying to make up my own mind for next week Smile

Agree with all the above.. Has the 1940,s look .... Excellent portrait..& processing
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2013 11:07PM
Excellent portrait Annette, both the original and the mono with look of an old image.
the girl's face and hair style suit that period.
V3 also a great shot - such a look of innocence.
cats_123 Plus
13 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
17 Sep 2013 11:26PM
Fine shot....

Malaysia - lots of street photography so something with a wide angle, but there's also plenty of a longer lens would probably be a good choice... 200_400? Enjoy Smile Smile Smile Smile
xwang Plus
8 56 8
17 Sep 2013 11:29PM
Wonderful mono... the coloured one looks nice as well.
mikbee Plus
10 3 8 Scotland
18 Sep 2013 12:33AM
Yes,a good period look to these ones Annette.
And what would I take to Malaysia ?
That cheap aftershave I got from my sister at Xmas.
That would certainly keep all the beasties away from me !!
RLF Plus
7 17 4 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2013 12:34AM
Brilliant shots. Schindlers ListSad
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
18 Sep 2013 4:00AM
Yes, this has a great period look about it -- could be a still from some 1940's movie.
Good luck on the trip. You were the one who had the best advice when I was about to take off for Thailand. I'm so glad I had that f/1.8 50mm with me. Thanks again for that.
18 Sep 2013 4:15AM
Some really special photos these Annette !! I love the way you took and present them ! Malaysia ? Take that after shave Smile
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
18 Sep 2013 5:15AM
Enchanting images, Annette, could have been taken during the war years. Off again, who's a lucky girl Wink Carol
Excellent work!
18 Sep 2013 5:46AM
"What would you take to Malaysia?"

Good pic.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2013 6:36AM
Very clever processing. V1 is the best.

As for what to take to Malaysia - the ones you leave behind will be the ones you need (one of my laws of photography) so take them all.
18 Sep 2013 7:45AM
Only too happy to take this beauty to RC.
You have too many choices with your cameras
Most of us have no choice.....Wink
18 Sep 2013 8:29AM
excellent Annette 1 and 3 work best for me excellent processing, 200-400 1 x macro 85 and the 24-70 as Lynne says whatever one you leave behind will be the one you wished you had brought

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1851 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2013 9:32AM
This is delightful Annette. Taken in obviously difficult light - but it's the sort of image that really suits grain. B&W was a wise move.
One problem - there's some banding across her right forehead, eye and cheek; looking at V2 I think it has probably arisen in processing the colour image rather than in camera, and b&w conversion has exacerbated it.
18 Sep 2013 2:36PM
I consider a matured mind,not a little girl. Just see the expression on her face. Reminds my sweet daughter when she was in that age.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2013 2:58PM
A delightfully 'dated' look AnnetteSmile
three lovely shots. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
18 Sep 2013 4:24PM
Super shot Annette. Hope you enjoy Malaysia.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
18 Sep 2013 4:40PM
V1 all the way for me Annette, when we fly from this country we have to weigh our carry on luggage and max allowed is 5Kg, no way would I put my photographic equipment in the hold, I normally put the body in bag and a few bits and pieces, and my lenses in my pockets, so can get away with about four, the ones you want to take are very large, so unless it is different from where you are flying from you are stuck, or pay the exorbitant fees the Airline charge.


18 Sep 2013 5:39PM
Excellent captures.
V1 work for me....

ColleenA Plus
5 350 5 Australia
18 Sep 2013 8:04PM
Love the mono images as it works so well. Poor kid, always feel sorry for the kids at parties. great captures
As for the lenses....take them all, leave some clothes behindGrinGrinGrinGrin
18 Sep 2013 8:08PM
Agree with everything that's been said I particularly like v3.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 12:02AM
Love the effect. Wonderful child portrait, wonderful work! Grin
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
19 Sep 2013 10:42PM
You had me fooled at first as I thought they were old photographs from your childhood!Blush
At first I thought it was an old photo ... Good work, Annette!Smile
I'd take the 24-70 for landscapes and street photo, 200-400 for wildlife and portraits and 85 1.4 for local beetles... Although I can see that your 200-400 is able to do macro quite fine, too...
Regards Valery

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