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karen61 10 1 Scotland
24 Mar 2010 8:40AM
This is lovely, i wish i had a memory like this. Smile

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colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
24 Mar 2010 8:42AM
Ah the beauty of motherhood so well captured .... I prefer the toned version of no2 a nice warmth to that but both are grand , and you have taken many important images Paola Smile

24 Mar 2010 8:51AM
I like all 3. Really well shot. You can just see the happiness in their faces. Very well lit and nice softness about the shots. These guys will look back in years to come and be very proud of these. Really well done

Jalapeno 8 127 2 Iceland
24 Mar 2010 8:54AM
Great shot - v3 for me but v2 is better than v1 - much more warm! all are lovely though Smile
doodler 12 13 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 9:00AM
superb shots paola well done...
kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
24 Mar 2010 9:17AM
Looks guy close to being the current generation
Cor 9 Belgium
24 Mar 2010 9:19AM
V3 > V2 > V1.
A tender and beautyful memory.
Shane136 14 63 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 9:20AM
A lovely set of images
well taken

jools59 9 4 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 9:35AM
Fabulous shots these...jools Smile
andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
24 Mar 2010 9:39AM
Very well done!

24 Mar 2010 9:43AM
superb shots - worthy heirlooms - I'm sure they must be delighted with them
GregorP 13 4 Slovenia
24 Mar 2010 9:49AM
Excellent shots. I prefer No.3 Smile

mrjes 15 2 United States
24 Mar 2010 9:58AM
Wonderful work. They're all so good I couldn't pick a favorite!
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 10:02AM
what a beautiful and intimate set.

Oliverpants 9 2 2 England
24 Mar 2010 10:03AM
2 and 3 for me, very good work. Ann
User_Removed 8 299 4 France
24 Mar 2010 10:42AM
it is immpossible to explain how important an image this will be one day.....excellent in all three very proud....stuart
Rivergod 10 8 England
24 Mar 2010 10:58AM
Lovely shots, I really like V2 and V3 but all very good.

harrattp 11 11 4 England
24 Mar 2010 11:18AM
3 superb images that I am sure they are very pleased with. I wonder if you could have found something else forher to hide the lower half of her body with instead of the jeans; they look so unflattering under the bump.

johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 11:41AM
Wow Paola.....I mean, really, properly.....WOW!!! These are utterly, utterly beautiful........wonderful light (what did you light them with?), fantastic tones, superbly sharp, amazing expressions and poses....just utterly, utterly, utterly beautiful............

Probably, bar a couple of self portraits, the best shots you have produced on this site. They are heartbreakingly lovely....

Is there ANYONE thats slightly less good looking in your family?!!!???!!! lol! Smile Just not fair..... Wink

Fabulous stuff Paola and as I said before, its fantastic to see your skill and eye CAN be translated into a different style of image and still come up with the goods......

Phew, I need a sit down now...... Smile
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 11:42AM
And what camera and lens by the way? They are super sharp....
stix 13 924 87 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 12:58PM
Nice set of shots.
The first one seems a bit 'hot' in places, the back of the hand, the belly, the nose, the cheek . This I think would be a better picture, if you could 'cool' these down a bit. The second one is less affected.
I 'm not sure about the way she seems to be holding her boob up, rather than just covering it.
I agree with Paul about the jeans( both sets as the holes are distracting as well ) , I think naked would have been better, but there might be modesty issues!
Trout_Man 9 1 30 Wales
24 Mar 2010 1:23PM
Three fabulous images, V3 excellent...
24 Mar 2010 2:06PM
wow thankyou so much everyone, I am so happy with the comments, I will show it to them, i am sure they will be very happy tooSmile
I agree about the Jeans, but unfortunately she is too shy to be naked in a photo and she was also a bit nevous about being naked at the to too, i think it shows the way she is holding her breast, she is nearly squeezing it Smile but I understand her and am very proud that she asked me to do it, and not to talk about my brother, he would NEVER be naked in front of his little sister! hahaha....
24 Mar 2010 2:12PM
John you flatter me always so much Smile I realy appreciate that you liked the photos.
the camera is my one the Canon 40D, but the lens is the famous L lens of my friend, he lend it to me and also a studio light, the lens is a Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM not sure what all those numbers and letters mean, but I know i love it Smile i have no idea what the studio light is though, he was kind to let us use his little studio Smile i can ask him.
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 2:21PM
No worries Paola...I appreciate an image that is good for what it is....which these are. I like to look at the whole...and you have bought beauty and soul to these people. Thats they asked....

As for the set up, the lens I do know, its very nice. Its whats tempting me, along with the 70-200mm f2.8 that you also know, to change to Canon. I will have to start saving my pennies... Wink

As for the light, no worries, I didn't realise it was a studio. For a first time (I presume it is), you have done superbly well. Very well lit indeed!
24 Mar 2010 2:25PM
All tree are so so good but i kike 3 for the fun and emotion of it all

Morgs 9 20 62 Wales
24 Mar 2010 2:35PM
A superb set of images. It's all been said already, but V3 is very tender. I like the way that she's looking at your brother.

Top work.

TyChee 13 275 1 United States
24 Mar 2010 3:06PM
Excellent set of shots!
24 Mar 2010 4:56PM
Paola these are fantastic. Really well done, makes me wish I had taken some or had someone take some of my partner when she was pregnant. A bit late now though, baby arrived just over a month ago...

Cant choose a favorite.

alifink 11 6 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 5:52PM
3 superb photos, their happiness comes through in each shot, I especially like V2 and V3, her expression looking down on her husband and bump is quite lovely.
I agree with you, there are few sights more beautiful than a pregnant woman.
Got to give this an award.
24 Mar 2010 7:28PM
For me 3 brilliant pictures... love them all.

jackson8472 9 11 1 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2010 6:16AM
BEAUTIFUL shots Paola.....perfect!

Costapix 8 2 Spain
25 Mar 2010 8:21AM
"the new life" ... it is really good work paola ... Zia

Nice shots and love the tones
Good work

Thnx for the look
doodler 12 13 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2010 6:18PM
hey Paola ive done a mod of v3 can i upload it?
25 Mar 2010 10:33PM
of course you can Karl, i love your mods Smile
doodler 12 13 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2010 8:54AM
you have to make it modifiable paola in order for me to upload it i think
26 Mar 2010 9:29AM
Karl i did not notice it was not modifiable, i have no idea how to make it modifiable now ?? if it is not too much trouble maybe you can send it to me? i will post it as a new picture today
thanks again Karl
doodler 12 13 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2010 10:50AM
ill add it as a mod to yesterdays your posts for new shots..
Brian_Scott 8 42 27 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2010 3:47PM
Superb work all 3. Im sure they loved them
Phil1958 9 272 4 Wales
26 Mar 2010 11:53PM
Three superb images - think I like V3 the best,

polly470 8 25 8 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2010 11:47AM
Love all of them - perfection in pictures!
Hope the birth is a good one...
kopo 9 20 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2010 12:04PM
All three are superb but for me V3 contains the story, the joy, and the pride.
28 Mar 2010 10:36AM
very nice, strong picture! Well done Paola - for mei quite perfect, and no, totally naked would have been too much - so this is wonderful just like it is, your brother and his wife will be happy to get this i am sure Smile
reme 14 1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2010 3:40PM
Hi Paola, This is a lovely shot with superb lighting. Well done. Hope to see more of you and your work in the coming months.
16 Aug 2011 6:41PM
Un insieme Semplicemente meraviglioso di ritratti di famiglia "zia Paola"! - Congratulazioni.

Do you know why these work so well? Trust and confidence in the photographer always reflects in a more natural and relaxed pose. Yes, there might have been slight nervousness at the outset, but taken by an unfamiliar photographer, these results would have been quite different.

Reading through your personal portfolio comments, I know you want to improve and be more technically proficient (don't we all) - but for once, forget about the minor criticisms and subjective comments, as a group, you have really created something to treasure.

I like V1 for (the support of the right hand under the bump, and the reassuring clasp of the left hands). V3 (because it displays anticipation, love, pride, and wonderment). In portraits the face says it all (not the jeans - without them, it would probably have made it vulgar). All three pictures display contentment, and the facial expressions are relaxed. You have succeeded in producing a wonderful image and future memento.

You should be proud of your achievement Paola, thank you for sharing.


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