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Forest Portrait

By leeroe  
Taken mid morning in a local pine forest, this was my first foray into portraiture with a digital SLR.

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Mavis 20 143 2 England
8 Oct 2002 8:13PM
Lee this is a charming portrait . I bet those blue eyes twinkle when he smiles ?
20 Oct 2002 5:13PM
I really like the expression. Children are great to shoot because of their honesty, you can see how they are feeling in every moment. The only thing that bothers me with this photograph is the word "next". It's just a little distracting, perhpas you could photoshop it out. Other then that it's great, and I also really like the lighting.
leeroe 19 231 England
24 Oct 2002 4:47PM
Hi Mavis and Mike,
It has taken me a while to reply to your comments, what with the dark nights and workload I have to bear.......he he he. No but seriously, I really appreciate your comments, with reference to your comment Mike, I tried, all be it very briefly, to remove the word "Next" in Photoshop, but my cloning skills need a little sharpening, (forgive the pun), and the results were really quite terrible, so in order to post the image in the gallery sooner rather than later, I posted the image "as is" the photo is as it was taken. I also agree with your comment on a childs honesty, I dont think the image looks too staged, and although the immediate location was selected, the way Morgan is posing was really spur of the moment and completely natural, I just shot about 10 frames and chose the one I felt was the best.
Mavis, as you quite rightly supposed, his eyes do twinkle when he smiles, and he takes advantage of that fact when ever he is in trouble. One of these days.........
Once again, thanx for the comments.

dalowsons 18 89 Australia
3 May 2005 2:18PM
This is lovely, I like the shallow DOF bringing attention to your son. And yup, the NEXT has got to go ! Smile
cmmatthews 18 1 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2006 9:21AM
If it was taken at night it isn't a sunrise!
15 Feb 2007 2:47PM
Good image but do not tell us that it is a 6:30 pm picture in a sunrise competition.
I live in the wilds (Scotland) and would have been none the wiser!
leeroe 19 231 England
14 Apr 2007 4:01PM
Not sure what the sunrise comments are all about but maybe the gremlins of the the new EPZ V4

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