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flossie 14 1.6k
23 Jun 2004 2:14PM
No McDonalds?? Ok, I'm asking!

Georgous picture Dave, the skin tones are beautiful ...big big click for this one.

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old timer 14 55 1 Scotland
23 Jun 2004 2:15PM
What an absolutely FANTASTIC little portrait! The skin tones and the lighting are simply beautiful!
Massive click.

PS Wow that was quick - an EC in about 5 minutes - Congrats.
dani2 14 45
23 Jun 2004 2:20PM
Really lovely portrait. Congrats on the EC. [ wish I could get one Sad ] CLICK.

melliemel 13 2
23 Jun 2004 2:24PM
Absolutely Gorgeous.. and well deserved EC.
23 Jun 2004 2:26PM
Let me guess, its because mum whispered it to him to keep him still! Congratulations on the EC. Klicked. K.
croberts 13 2.2k 8 Ireland
23 Jun 2004 3:00PM
excellent shot. beautiful tones. Congrats

debbiehardy 14 363 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2004 3:03PM
Fantastic. Well deserved EC.
magda_indigo 14 418 England
23 Jun 2004 3:07PM
Congrats, beautiful portrait, click (*:*)
Nyx 15 533
23 Jun 2004 3:13PM
No macdonalds if you dont behave...i use that one alot Wink
Congrats great pic Smile
23 Jun 2004 3:30PM
This is so neat! I don't get a sense that mom just threatened kid with no Mcdonalds. It's pure love that I see! Smile Click! Great title by the way...
ruzzi 14
23 Jun 2004 3:32PM
devongirl 13 1
23 Jun 2004 3:48PM
A beautifully lit and composed shot. it feels very peaceful. congrats on the EC, well deserved. I wish i could take portraits like this!!! click
lyne 14 15
23 Jun 2004 3:50PM
Beautiful shot and
mattmatic 14 598
23 Jun 2004 3:56PM
Wonderful texture, lighting, and crop. Beautiful.
Great to see an EC!
Matt :click:
FrankThomas 15 2.8k United Kingdom
23 Jun 2004 4:10PM
Nice one Dave. Lovely tones and composition.
What's the 180mm like ?? I'm thinking of getting one for my RZ67
23 Jun 2004 4:15PM
Thanks for your kind comments.

Re. The McDonalds thing, this shot shows mum Roxanne telling little Myles that if he didn't behave, there would be no McDonalds later!

For anyone who's interested, it was originally shot on Reala - NOT Velvia as previously stated. The image was scanned, greyscaled and heavily cropped.

The soft skin effect is done by doing a duplicate layer, adding Gaussian blur, setting the blend mode to Multiply and reducing the opacity of the dupe layer. The dupe layer is erased using the eraser tool around the hair, eyes etc.

Frank - I really like the 180mm lens - its an excellent portrait lens.
funkeldink 14 1.6k 1 Australia
23 Jun 2004 4:36PM
sugarbird 14 223 South Africa
23 Jun 2004 5:15PM
Excellent shot, superb, well done on deserved EC!
regards Jill
paul162brown 13 10 England
23 Jun 2004 5:23PM
Very classy shot.
trahern 14 863 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2004 5:30PM
Excellent tender portrait
tiptoe 14 267
23 Jun 2004 6:21PM
This just blows me away - really hope it wins shot of the week so you get a super size canvas.
This makes trawling through them all worth it and IMHO it's the best photo on the site.
TTT 16 584 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2004 7:23PM
Totally agree with Tiptoe, this is stunning.
vfr400 16 886
23 Jun 2004 7:51PM
Awesome portrait, stunning work congrats on the well deserved EC.
23 Jun 2004 8:21PM
One word, BEAUTIFUL....
John W 16 4
23 Jun 2004 9:10PM
Great portrait! Love the lighting
Snapper_T 14 866 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2004 10:00PM
The thumb stood out, lovely soft tones, a deserved EC.
23 Jun 2004 10:39PM
Awesome somthing to aspire too!!!
eafy 14 9 Australia
23 Jun 2004 10:57PM
Excellent shot, by the way, i've found that the best way to photograph kids is with bribery!!
PatriciaWilson 14 615 58 Greece
24 Jun 2004 3:09AM
johnjrp 14 432 5 Australia
24 Jun 2004 7:26AM
Very nice. click
aworan 14 145
24 Jun 2004 8:53AM
Its been a while, but this is a fab portraiture shot that I have seen on this site for a while. Lovely.
24 Jun 2004 9:42AM
Perfect framing and light. An excellent job!
Biffa 15
24 Jun 2004 11:35AM
I must agree with everyone this is probably one of the best portraits posted for some time.
gajj 14 32
24 Jun 2004 12:02PM
Agree all around. Beautiful, very well done.
ciro 14
24 Jun 2004 1:06PM
big fella 14 485 England
25 Jun 2004 12:01PM
All of the above and more! Super (click)
Denise 16 279
26 Jun 2004 5:37PM
I'm not surprised to read that you are a pro. photographer. This image is outstanding. The skin tones etc. are wonderful as is the composition. The sitter must have been very impressed with this.
MartinWait 14 92 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2004 12:29AM
This is one-hell-of-a good picture!
Looking at this weeks EC's if it were me I'd give this photo of the week.
Excellent work.

28 Jun 2004 9:38AM
for me potw matey good luck love yer work keep it up Smile click
14 Jul 2004 1:52AM
Great, great portrait!
jw32003 13 7
8 Aug 2004 3:23PM
What a shot!! The lighting is fantastic!!
6 Oct 2004 4:46PM
Just perfect! Well deserved award!
My congrats!
shane 13 7 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2004 7:58AM
Today's upload has led me to this, thankfully...
It is stunning

discreetphoton 13 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2004 8:25AM
I saw this when it was first uploaded. Thought I had clicked before. Pesky ADD.
shed 14 586 England
13 Jan 2005 10:57AM
A very nice image. I love the expressions and it is IMHO your best image to date. Very classy. Bet the mum was pleased!

Well done. Click
tinabolton 14 131 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2005 1:56PM
Dave this is a stunning shot - the effect you have achieved on the toning is fantastic. As is your portfolio.

I am not worthy!!

aussielass 13 6
24 Apr 2005 10:02PM
This is a gorgeous portrait. Stunning. click x
dionne 13 29 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2006 2:32AM
A very beautiful shot of mother and child. The lighting and composition is just perfect. An image to be proud of.

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