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Its started, the transition! Going is the urge to dress up as a pink fairy and now its Avril Lavigne grunge! Well sort of Alex bought the dress herself with her Christmas money and the wings were in a sale at M&S for 25p! Can never resist a bargain but the boots, oh the boots, pestered to wear them to school because all her mates are wearing them. Oh dear!!

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riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
18 Jan 2005 12:39AM
Excellent, very clever, my daughter is approaching a similar age, she would really appreciate this!

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raziel_uk 14 4.9k
18 Jan 2005 12:42AM
And how old is she - wanting to wear boots like that?

Great idea for the subject matter.

gemm 13 800 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2005 12:50AM
Oh dear, it's all started! Smile

Great idea for the shot!
Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
18 Jan 2005 1:07AM
Excellent idea and well lit.
ardbeg77 14 1.2k 6 Sao Tome And Principe
18 Jan 2005 1:18AM
Clever as always,K - and her expression fits well with the title.
Boyd 14 11.2k 11 Wales
18 Jan 2005 1:18AM
Agree about the lighting, very good. I think, for me, the crop is just a bit too tight (looks like you've nipped off the tips of her wings).
I've got to say I like this because she looks well hard in those boots.
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
18 Jan 2005 1:27AM
I expect to see my eldest start soon. Mind you, if I can produce a shot of her half as good as yours of Alex, I shall be well pleased. Nice one K - clever idea and well executed.
lovelylindax 14 16
18 Jan 2005 1:28AM
Ahhh maybe K is trying to clip her wings here Smile
Seriously - love it - what a pretty girl she is K but she has a beautiful Mum ...
Bye the way, I like the boots Wink

Linda xxx
ktcam 13 457 Scotland
18 Jan 2005 1:37AM
I love this pic! Apart from being beautifully shot it catches the whole concept of transition from childhood to teenage years perfectly. My own daughter will be at that thresh hold soon enough and I found this pic humourous but also sad.
Big click*
18 Jan 2005 1:53AM
Thanks all, and Pete for the HC Smile. I know this wont appeal to alot but it sums Alex up at the moment. That look is becoming a bit familiar although she did put it on just for the camera last night Wink. Boyd your right about the crop, tis a bit tight, I broke my 'background' and thats all I could salvage :-(. Oh and by the way those boots are childrens boots, I havent quite lost the plot yet! Wink
ZenTog 16 7.9k 1 England
18 Jan 2005 2:30AM
great shot bet your daughter loves it, I love the combination of the boots and the wings a fairy with attitude, watch out though K shes going to be a boy magnet very soon, enjoy this time together,

I know I have 14 year old thats just starting makeup and getting interested in Boys!!!
18 Jan 2005 2:37AM
LOL! Thanks Paul, scary aint it?!
sabretalon 14 1.9k United Kingdom
18 Jan 2005 3:18AM
My almost 3 year old likes her fairy outfit she got for Christmas (bought by people that don't really know her!), she likes her punk outfit but struggles to find boots in her size that really top of the outfit!

I guess the next stage is dyeing the outfit, black maybe and a few tears in the wings?

Nicely lit and effective pose.

BTW, are they your boots K?
bytorphoto 13 37 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2005 3:30AM
I love it. I love the contrast between the wings and pretty dress, and the leather boots and bruised knee. The expression is very "What're you looking at?" and completes the image perfectly for me. Good lighting and crop, well shot as always K. Great model. Clicked.
18 Jan 2005 3:30AM
Thanks Glen, she is in a bit of personality crisis at the moment but even so I dont think she'd let me do that to the costume, although fab idea lol! No, not mine, the boots are hers although one size up and I could have worn them too, maybe next year! K.
18 Jan 2005 3:32AM
Thank you Graeme too. K.
john short 14 25 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2005 3:48AM
congrats on the HC. Lovely colour and lighting. Love the perspective with the boot your face
18 Jan 2005 4:17AM
Thanks John. K.
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2005 5:36AM
I must be grungy too K,..i love those boots:o)
excellent shot,as is all your work,well done
Boyd 14 11.2k 11 Wales
18 Jan 2005 5:44AM
Did a quick modification for you Ken. Hope you don't mind. Thanks.
ukuwi 14 476 1 England
18 Jan 2005 5:48AM
not really sure what to make of this K, it made me laugh, because of the enigmatic smile, looks like she was not that happy with you for doing this.
from a photographic point of view, not keen on the hair shadow or the tight crop on the wings, but overall, its a very enjoyable picture to look at and the whole transition story just adds so much to make this complete, excellent work KSmile
18 Jan 2005 6:01AM
Thanks Julie.

Boyd that modifications is brilliant, she will love it!

Tony your comment made me laugh, if you knew Alex thats far from unhappy, she thinks she looks cool LOL! Thank you for your advice, very much appreciated. K.
glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
18 Jan 2005 6:15AM
Creative, cute shot! Not sure about the boots though, they look a bit big! Smile Spot On! Click!!!

18 Jan 2005 6:21AM
Thanks Greg, she's got big feet but the perspective makes them appear a bit larger. K.
old timer 14 55 1 Scotland
18 Jan 2005 6:39AM
Love this one, K. Made me smile - not quite a little girl, but not quite grown up Smile
mattmatic 14 598
18 Jan 2005 6:47AM
Great idea, K (shame about the clipping though!) Well executed too!!
Looks like she's not one to argue with (hahahaha!)
Hope you like my modifications...
Matt :clickityclick:
18 Jan 2005 6:50AM
Thank you Jim and Matt. Matt I had a similar sort of thing done last night but went for the almost untouched version, its a phase I'm going through Wink, tis very good though. Thanks again. K.
User_Removed 15 39 6 Scotland
18 Jan 2005 7:09AM
Hi K, never could resist a nice fairy, even a bad fairy for that matter. First class photo. If you think the transition is going to be quick my Nicola is 15 and I can't keep up with the changes on all fronts!!. Have fun.

Luv Victor
bigtim 13 155
18 Jan 2005 7:16AM
Cool. Love the contrast. Initially wondered if the light on her face was a bit flat, but then thought it added to the "Goth in a fairy dress" look. Was that conscious, K? Having seem Boyd's mod not sure which I prefer.

Agree about the crop, but hey, what can you do if your backgrounds broken??

Last thing is that when she really gets body conscious she ain't gonna thank you for that thigh.

I hope I know my daughter as well as you know yours when she's that age. The depth of your relationship is so evident in your portraits and the comments you attach to them.

sze4j 14 56 Singapore
18 Jan 2005 7:38AM
Superb idea and quite excellently shot too, K!
18 Jan 2005 8:39AM
Thanks all very much. K.
Badger 15 4.7k 20 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2005 9:35AM
Excellent shot, pose, costume and that look... All combine well. The boots are fantastic.

Now K, can you do that look as well? Could work well when moderating at times to quieten down the rabble!!!

Anthony 16 5.6k 17 Scotland
18 Jan 2005 10:38AM
lovely shot again K. I dont think I can add anything new, other than my click.

MartinWait 14 92 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2005 11:24AM

teena40 14 66
18 Jan 2005 2:22PM
Oh there she goes.... in another couple of years she'll be back..bloomed into a lovely young woman.
Bernie 14 2.2k
18 Jan 2005 2:29PM
I have 2 of the above lovely younge women and spend every weekend worried about
Another cracker K.
muzzeyman 14 293 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2005 3:29PM
Talk about stark constrasts!!! very well taken K, reminds me that with my daughters, then I'm in for a rather bumpy ride when I get to my 40's :o#
lyne 14 15
18 Jan 2005 3:59PM
I really like this k wonderful lighting and pin sharp excellent work lynex
noseprints 14 576
18 Jan 2005 8:03PM
noe this rocks! have another logo! really different. she looks like a rock pixie. great composition and colour.
theorderingone 14 2.4k
19 Jan 2005 3:46AM
Awesome idea! Really well lit also.
I think maybe it could do with 2-3mm extra backgrond as the crop is maybe a little too tight, but what do I know?! Grin
19 Jan 2005 3:57AM
Thanks everyone for your comments and suggestions, much appreciated. K.
starstriders 13 1.6k United Kingdom
19 Jan 2005 7:02AM
WOW! Boyd! Your manipulations alone deserve recognition, never mind your own work! V cool pic too K, made me smile Smile
20 Jan 2005 1:45AM
Thats a nice idea and a great work too.

pipapelada 13 135
20 Jan 2005 3:17PM
LOL, Brilliant pic. I bet she loves it!!!
davidbailie 14 457 7 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2005 1:56AM
Looked at this for a awhile and it then all fell into place

I now think its great - lots of humour there

Good shot

Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
22 Jan 2005 11:13PM
Perfect title, great pic.

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