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By answersonapostcard  
Description: Took this last year with a 3 pix camera, I've always liked this and uploaded a black and white version but it did appear flat. Thought I'd give the colour one a rework and upload at 1000 pix, not sure how its going to look. It was taken with just window light and today I've been at home and sunlight was filling the house, reminded me that studio lights sometimes are superfluous when nature can sometimes provide better.

Tags: Boy Child portrait Portraits and people

Voters: covey, steffilewis, whipspeed and 27 more

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covey 13 1.7k Ireland
21 Feb 2005 9:24AM
Excellent portrait, lovely lighting and the expression ...


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steffilewis 14 179 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2005 9:27AM
Good point about natural light. I liked the B&W version but agree that its a bit flat compared to this shot. Its an excellent composition *click*
whipspeed 13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2005 9:30AM
Lovely light, window light is often the best. Nice portrait although he looks a little sad. Would agree that this is less flat.
tigerminx 14 237 South Africa
21 Feb 2005 9:34AM
Quality work again K. Noticed this as one of yours. The lighting is superb, made even stronger with the black background.
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2005 9:35AM
Agree about the natural light K,and as always such a superb portrait shot,well captured
wallypics 13 3
21 Feb 2005 9:37AM
This is very nice composition. Nice lighting.. well done!
lesley, click!
helendixon 14 30 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2005 9:38AM
You can't beat good old nature to light your subject. This has quality written all over it.

Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
21 Feb 2005 9:56AM
Shows just what a basic point & shoot digital camera is capable of doing.
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
21 Feb 2005 10:18AM
Can't beat sunlight over flashlight.
Boyd 14 11.2k 11 Wales
21 Feb 2005 11:04AM
Really good Ken. Just goes to show that no amount of kit can create a good picture without a bit of talent.
Postcard Jr. doesn't look too happy - I guess you've just told him he's got to sit there for another thirty shots :o)
21 Feb 2005 11:09AM
Thanks all and for Pete for the HC. Only did 3 Boyd, just asked him what he could see out of the window. K.
xanda 14 244 2 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2005 11:15AM
Very, very impressive portrait. CLICK!
lyne 14 15
21 Feb 2005 11:18AM
A beautiful portrait k,lovely sharp detail,love his eyes a handsome young man lynex
funkeldink 14 1.6k 1 Australia
21 Feb 2005 11:43AM
oooohhhh..... no mods//// oh well...... i love this shot... reminds of last year a lot.... spotdiddlyon
glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
21 Feb 2005 12:31PM
Brilliant portrait shot! Well done this is stunning, congrats on the award! Spot On! Click!!!

leedsgh 13 496 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2005 12:37PM
was this done at the end of the shoot, K? He does look a little... erm... fed up!

No bother though, its natural light and a natural expression. Great work.

riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
21 Feb 2005 12:59PM
fine shot, congratulations on the HC, fabulous lighting
ginz04 14 281 20 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2005 2:38PM
good clear picture - well done
User_Removed 15 39 6 Scotland
21 Feb 2005 10:56PM
A touch fed up looking K but then again at that age don't they always. LOL.

Luv Victor
22 Feb 2005 1:21AM
Thanks all, funny though he wasnt actually grumpy LOL. K.
ardbeg77 14 1.2k 6 Sao Tome And Principe
22 Feb 2005 1:28AM
Agree with above - sunlight beats flash any day. Lovely soft lighting. I did think 'a bit fed up' to start with. But the more I look at it the more it becomes 'daydreaming'..

22 Feb 2005 2:02AM
Thanks Steve. K.
pfheyes 14 254 1 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2005 2:55AM
I'm not well qualified to comment on portraits K, but this looks great to me. Love the contrast of the soft lighting against the black background.

mattmatic 14 598
22 Feb 2005 3:08AM
Excellent work. Definitely agree that sunlight is better than flash any day Smile
(And a little more sunlight wouldn't go amiss at the moment either!!)
Matt :click:
aunt sally 14 110 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2005 4:27AM
Beautiful portrait, you have managed to capture that look of "innocences " that only children have.

This little chap will break a few hearts when he is older.

22 Feb 2005 4:49AM
Pete everyone is qualified, no opinion is considered 'unqualified' in my book, thank you.
Matt, cant wait for more light and thank you.
Sharon, thank you you've just summed it up nicely. K.
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3893 Canada
22 Feb 2005 5:34AM
Nice detailed portrait, - natural light is great.

I wonder about heavy black frames in people portraits, - not just here, but in general, - I find they can look like those old "Im memorium" pictures that I used to see as a kid.

Mybe IM just morbid!

shane 13 7 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2005 8:04AM
Hello K

Great photo as always but it looks like the poor little chap has had all he can take of being in front of a camera..

bassan 15 9
22 Feb 2005 12:44PM
Pleased to be your RC click, on this fine image.

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