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By malum
Now, I really like this so I expect it to bomb. The shot I wasn't so sure about got photo of the week and ones I like tend to get about 5 views. So either I am really bad at picking the good stuff or I'm waiting for everyone else to catch up with my taste LOL.

My daughter came to visit me at work after her ballet lesson, she poked her head around the door and then ran off laughing.
I happened to be taking some product shots with the Tamron 90mm Macro so I grabbed it off the tripod, flipped the settings as quick as I could and managed to get this just as she passed the right point in the hallway.

This is at F2.8 so I was pleased that the focus was bang on.

Oh and it's much better large (hit F11 to go full screen)

Tags: Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: ardbeg77, wipka84, RobboB and 120 more

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ardbeg77 Plus
12 1.2k 6 Sao Tome And Principe
11 Jul 2008 9:17AM
Defintinely has something about it - a shot with a story behind it. (I kind of wish I didn't know how you'd got it.....the mystery behind it is part of the pull I think). The way you've managed to catch her in the chink of light helps a lot. Nicely done.


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wipka84 8 43 England
11 Jul 2008 9:22AM
Agree with the above, great use of the light shining into the hallway.

Plus there's something mysterious about her running away from the camera and not being able to see clearly where she is running to.
RobboB Plus
9 112 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 9:23AM
looboss 9 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 9:26AM
cute Smile
ChuckThompson 8 19 2
11 Jul 2008 9:31AM
I really like this - which probably doubles it's chances of bombing hehe
strange how these things work here sometimes.

You should enter this for this months contest.
Melanie_M 11 168 9 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 9:36AM
Well timed.
11 Jul 2008 9:42AM
Its beautiful.
dwarf 8 52 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 9:59AM
great image like the B+W and the movement in her skirt and hair
conrad 12 10.9k 116
11 Jul 2008 10:10AM
Good, quick reaction by the photographer - well done!
angej 11 477 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 10:15AM
Really like this, a little girl on a mission it seems to me.
User_Removed 9 485 13 England
11 Jul 2008 10:18AM
oh this has HC/EC written all over it. Quality shot. Excellent

vickik 8 15 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 10:45AM
This is beautiful, it's gone straight into my favourites!
challicew 8 1 1 South Africa
11 Jul 2008 11:03AM
Brilliant!!!!!!! Fantastic mono
jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 11:13AM
It's a delightful image.. Had to laugh at your comments. Sod's law isn't it about what you like and what others like Smile

11 Jul 2008 11:30AM
excellent !
imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 11:45AM
perfectly timed and perfectly captured
SamGillespie 10 94 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 12:33PM
So cute. Fantastic. Really captures the essence of childhood.
MNPHOTO 8 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 2:09PM
NevP Plus
11 853 13 Canada
11 Jul 2008 2:13PM
11 Jul 2008 2:15PM
It's beautiful, great timing.
proz 12 205 United States
11 Jul 2008 2:29PM
wont bomb with me, right into my favs
hellsbells8868 8 151 2 Wales
11 Jul 2008 3:24PM
Lovely image, Fab timing, absolutely love it..
Chriscj 10 96 1 England
11 Jul 2008 4:10PM
Lovely capture.

malum 12 622 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 7:27PM
Thanks for the comments all
and thanks for the EC Pete. I guess sometimes I'm right then LOL
Possum 10 148 England
11 Jul 2008 7:39PM
An absolute delight of a shot - you hit the light spot perfectly.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 984 1498 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 8:18PM
A joy to look at. This must be pretty near to perfection.
HelenO 9 46 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 11:05PM
Wow! What a fantastic shot. This should sooo be POTW! Gorgeous image. J x
Diana 9 2.0k 19 Netherlands
11 Jul 2008 11:50PM
POTW here you come

User_Removed 9 485 13 England
12 Jul 2008 12:08AM

Quote:Oh this has HC/EC written all over it. Quality shot. Excellent


Nic_WA 11 179 2 Australia
12 Jul 2008 1:04AM
funkeldink Plus
12 1.6k 1 Australia
12 Jul 2008 4:20AM
oh yes
martinproe 11 293 5 England
12 Jul 2008 10:13AM
Stunning shot. Love this, the conversion is wonderful too.
kitsch 10 439 4 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2008 9:18PM
just delightful!
A_Harrison 12 260 Canada
13 Jul 2008 6:07AM
Captured at just the right moment

Paddy 13 254 8 England
14 Jul 2008 8:32AM
darling shot, beautifully presented SmileP
carriebugg 12 65 England
14 Jul 2008 8:39AM
Absolutely brilliant - I love it and I love the story too! Congrats on the ec!
malum 12 622 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2008 9:37AM
Thanks for the comments and thanks for the awards Helen, Robert and Janey. Smile
Morpyre Plus
11 1.6k 8 Wales
14 Jul 2008 12:31PM
fantastic photograph because it really captures that mischievous air that children are so good at having - the timing is perfect and presented in black & white really makes this work - i think it would have less impact in colour. goes to show it is always sensible to have a usuable camera available at all times.

this has extra meaning to me because my niece will be able to walk and then run in the next few weeks which i really look forward to - has been sweet enough watching her learning to crawl Grin

peter "morpyre" turner
malum 12 622 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2008 12:33PM
Thanks for the kind words Peter Smile
You'd better prepare yourself for the forthcoming action LOL
Love this shot, just perfect ....good luck for photo of the week with this one.
malum 12 622 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2008 8:04PM

Quote:Love this shot, just perfect ....good luck for photo of the week with this one.

Too late I didn't get it but thanks for the comments Smile
JulieTinton 10 39 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2008 8:40PM
Lovely candid shot! Excellent in black and white too!

iconik 9 1 United Kingdom
5 May 2010 2:09PM
I love it, a perfectly timed shot with the light in exactly the right place, bless her Smile

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