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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)

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:Tamron 90mm macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Visitor
Username:malum malum
Uploaded:11 Jul 2008 - 9:10 AM
Tags:Black & white, Portraits / people
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ardbeg77
ardbeg77  111214 forum posts Sao Tome and Principe6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2008 - 9:17 AM

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.

Steve

Last Modified By ardbeg77 at 11 Jul 2008 - 9:17 AM

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wipka84
wipka84  743 forum posts England
11 Jul 2008 - 9:22 AM

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.

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RobboB
RobboB Plus Member 896 forum postsRobboB vcard United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 - 9:23 AM

Brilliant

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looboss
looboss  83124 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2008 - 9:26 AM

cute Smile

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ChuckThompson
11 Jul 2008 - 9:31 AM

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.

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Melanie_M
Melanie_M  10168 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2008 - 9:36 AM

Well timed.

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AndrewAlbert
AndrewAlbert Plus Member 8AndrewAlbert vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2008 - 9:42 AM

Its beautiful.

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dwarf
dwarf  752 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 - 9:59 AM

great image like the B+W and the movement in her skirt and hair
dorothy

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conrad
conrad  1110882 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2008 - 10:10 AM

Good, quick reaction by the photographer - well done!

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angej
angej  10477 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 - 10:15 AM

Really like this, a little girl on a mission it seems to me.
Ange

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User_Removed
11 Jul 2008 - 10:18 AM

oh this has HC/EC written all over it. Quality shot. Excellent

rgds
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vickik
vickik  7 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 - 10:45 AM

This is beautiful, it's gone straight into my favourites!

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challicew
challicew  7 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2008 - 11:03 AM

Brilliant!!!!!!! Fantastic mono

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jeanie
jeanie Plus Member 115980 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2008 - 11:13 AM

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

Jeanie

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excellent !

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imander
imander  8388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2008 - 11:45 AM

perfectly timed and perfectly captured
ian

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SamGillespie
11 Jul 2008 - 12:33 PM

So cute. Fantastic. Really captures the essence of childhood.

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MNPHOTO
MNPHOTO  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2008 - 2:09 PM

excellent

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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2008 - 2:13 PM

Magic.

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga Plus Member 737 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2008 - 2:15 PM

It's beautiful, great timing.

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proz  10205 forum posts United States
11 Jul 2008 - 2:29 PM

wont bomb with me, right into my favs

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hellsbells8868
11 Jul 2008 - 3:24 PM

Lovely image, Fab timing, absolutely love it..

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Chriscj
Chriscj  996 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2008 - 4:10 PM

Lovely capture.


Chris

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malum
malum  11622 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2008 - 7:27 PM

Thanks for the comments all
and thanks for the EC Pete. I guess sometimes I'm right then LOL

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Possum
Possum  8148 forum posts England
11 Jul 2008 - 7:39 PM

An absolute delight of a shot - you hit the light spot perfectly.
Allie

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8749 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1241 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2008 - 8:18 PM

A joy to look at. This must be pretty near to perfection.
Moira

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HelenO
HelenO  846 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2008 - 11:05 PM

Wow! What a fantastic shot. This should sooo be POTW! Gorgeous image. J x

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Diana  82011 forum posts Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2008 - 11:50 PM

POTW here you come

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12 Jul 2008 - 12:08 AM


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

rgds
Dave

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Nic_WA  10179 forum posts Australia2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 1:04 AM

Perfect!

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funkeldink Plus Member 111595 forum postsfunkeldink vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 4:20 AM

oh yes

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martinproe
12 Jul 2008 - 10:13 AM

Stunning shot. Love this, the conversion is wonderful too.

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kitsch  9439 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 9:18 PM

just delightful!

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A_Harrison
A_Harrison  10260 forum posts Canada
13 Jul 2008 - 6:07 AM

Captured at just the right moment

Allan

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Paddy  12254 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2008 - 8:32 AM

darling shot, beautifully presented SmileP

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carriebugg  1165 forum posts England
14 Jul 2008 - 8:39 AM

Absolutely brilliant - I love it and I love the story too! Congrats on the ec!

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malum
malum  11622 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2008 - 9:37 AM

Thanks for the comments and thanks for the awards Helen, Robert and Janey. Smile

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Morpyre Plus Member 101628 forum postsMorpyre vcard Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2008 - 12:31 PM

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

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malum  11622 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2008 - 12:33 PM

Thanks for the kind words Peter Smile
You'd better prepare yourself for the forthcoming action LOL

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beachbumjoey
14 Jul 2008 - 7:15 PM

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

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malum  11622 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2008 - 8:04 PM


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

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JulieTinton
26 Aug 2008 - 8:40 PM

Lovely candid shot! Excellent in black and white too!

Julie

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iconik  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2010 - 2:09 PM

I love it, a perfectly timed shot with the light in exactly the right place, bless her Smile

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