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Look me in the Eye

By BertC  
Had to find some time to load another capture.

This frame was shot last Saturday whilst on a week-end break at the Weston Hotel (during which I bagged 180 raw captures ... to be uploaded in due course and time permitting).

This capture depicts a close up of my son; Nicky. I wanted to emphasise the eyes ... the look and thoughts that such innocent eyes portray in this modern 'cruel' age devoid of true values .....

May God bless & protect all our kids ....

Thank you for viewing and as always larger is better.

Exposure :- 1/500s @F5.6 + Fill in Flash.

Tags: General Close-up and macro Portraits and people

Voters: canongirl08, AlanBW, kataniaaa and 69 more

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canongirl08 12 18 United Kingdom
8 May 2007 4:07PM
Lovely capture Bert,Stunning eye's
Love the light

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AlanBW 12 20 England
8 May 2007 4:10PM
Hi Bert, you have captured so much in his eyes
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
8 May 2007 4:34PM
lovely skin tones, Bert...

NeilM 11 England
8 May 2007 4:37PM
this is a bit different for you Bert, excellent capture, like this.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
8 May 2007 4:41PM
This is an excellent close-up, superb lighting.

shortski 12 3 1 England
8 May 2007 4:45PM
Agree with your sentiments Bert, a superb sharp shot...jojo
LisaRose 11 172 4 United States
8 May 2007 4:54PM
Very sharp picture of this nice looking young man. Smile
jan 1 14 12 Netherlands
8 May 2007 4:55PM
Hello Bert.
Great portrait picture of your handsome looking son.
I will have a look out of the Plane window, during our stop at Malta airport, on our way to Sicily. Around 21.00pm at 9 May. Pity it will be dark by than.
it is our son's bithday who lives on Sicily. We only stay for one week, this time.
Ciao, Jan.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
8 May 2007 5:04PM
A son to be proud of Bert and you have depicted him so well. An excellent portrait.
Marian 12 62 England
8 May 2007 5:29PM
An excellent close up, with good tones and colour, making this a grand portrait.
rangerpaul 11 19 7 England
8 May 2007 5:57PM
Excellent portrait, pin sharp. Nice sentiments to. I agree whole heartedly.
pmorgan 11 217 13 England
8 May 2007 6:03PM

I was nearly first to comment on this, but just as I was about to press the vote button, the phone rang. This is the first chance I have had to come back to it. I was pleased to see that I guessed it was yours from the thumbnail! The light that you capture is unmistakable. Very poignant narrative, excellent work as always!

8 May 2007 6:19PM

edcat 11
8 May 2007 6:41PM
Bert I have to admire your unorthodox style. I would have never dreamt such a crop presentation. I works in all respects prosit! 10 marks for the pic plus 20 marks for the dictum!
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
8 May 2007 7:07PM
I just love your portfolio Bert..this is the first time I have properly looked at it.This portrait is stunning and your words are beautiful..yours is going to be a favourite of mine too.
GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
8 May 2007 7:19PM
Super eye contact in this portrait of your son
trissie 11 United Kingdom
8 May 2007 7:24PM
A superb capture of Nicky, excellent lighting and eye contact.

Trish x
Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
8 May 2007 7:28PM
amzing capture of innocence Bert, great skin-tones and sharpness of detail too, but for me the best thing is the daring composition and to see it doing well

CLIX Smile
TrevorPlumbe 11 60 England
8 May 2007 7:47PM
Bit different for you Bert, excellent capture, really like it

peter_oak 12 1 England
8 May 2007 7:51PM
Excellent shot Bert well captured,nice to see you back.

juldon 15 78 England
8 May 2007 8:06PM
Great shot Bert and I love the sun kissed skin.

Steveman 12 4 United Kingdom
8 May 2007 8:10PM
Amen to that, Bert. A super image.
Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
8 May 2007 8:35PM
Stunning sharpness and an unusual portrait that works very well.

phototime 12 8 United Kingdom
8 May 2007 8:54PM
Fantastic shot Bert,very sharp and excellent detail,great work.

Possum 11 148 England
8 May 2007 10:36PM
A beautiful close-up portrait, Bert. Love the crop, and he has such wonderful eyes.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
9 May 2007 12:19AM
Beautiful portrait, Bert, like those freckles, and the fantastic eye contact. As you say: May God bless and protect all our kids.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
9 May 2007 12:58AM
An excellent portrait--- Love the crop you chose!

JimV 11 6 3 Canada
9 May 2007 3:36AM
Love the close-up portrait and sentiment expressed Bert, too bad we don't retain such innocence!
Rgds., Jim
User_Removed Junior Member 11 16 England
9 May 2007 8:03AM
A superb portrait, Bert. great lighting and fantastically effective crop!
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
9 May 2007 8:12AM
has an interesting intensity to this, quality shot
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
9 May 2007 9:04AM
Beautiful close up Bert.I agree with you you cant protect your children enough brought home by the lovely little girl taken in Portugal.Stunning image.
wamp 12 276 8 England
9 May 2007 9:05AM
Excellent shot & meaningful text - well shot

MDaniel 11 3 3 Ghana
9 May 2007 9:46AM
looboss 11 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
9 May 2007 8:42PM
Excellent and original! Like the crop too!
casson 12 3 United Kingdom
9 May 2007 8:49PM
I'm not a portrait person but I do like this very good capture of your son Bert.
CaroleA 12 5 3 England
9 May 2007 11:05PM
A very captivating image - very strong. That little bit different too. Love his freckles!
exposure Plus
14 5.8k England
10 May 2007 8:45PM
Lovely eye detail and light tones and composition.
GeorgeRusky 12 1 4
10 May 2007 9:42PM
Hi, Bert
Good portrait
Thank you for your comments.
sunshot 13 24 United Kingdom
12 May 2007 11:29AM
hi bert,

an excellent portrait and the close crop works brilliantly, well composed.

thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
12 May 2007 5:36PM
Hi Bert,
A wonderful photograph,beautiful eyes and the description says it all too.I agree in this world our kids need to be looked after.Take care.AnnSmile
daringdaphne 14 82 United Kingdom
12 May 2007 8:47PM
I agree with the sentiments expressed here. Lovely eyes and skin. Very well taken. Bert they used to say if you are father of girls, then worry, but now well. . . . . .

Take care
SueWB 11 England
12 May 2007 11:37PM
The eyes have it! Wonderful sentiments....
SueTurner 13 81 3 England
14 May 2007 12:53PM
a wonderful crop Bert, with lovely light
sons are everywhere at the moment, LOL
16 May 2007 6:41AM
Lovely Bert, what a thoughtful picture and a good looking kid too. helen
DaisyD50 11 3
19 May 2007 8:38PM
What a great portrait. Something completely different, but very well done. Excellent lighting and composition.
annefromleo 12 11 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2007 7:20AM
extraordinary quality Bert.
Great sentiments too

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