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jimyoung 11 8
23 Mar 2005 11:36PM
So cute

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Boyd 12 11.2k 11 Wales
23 Mar 2005 11:40PM
Really good image of a landmark occasion.
Lovely shot.
janehewitt 13 215 1 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2005 11:46PM
What a beautiful shot! Jane
Nic_WA 11 179 2 Australia
23 Mar 2005 11:52PM
Perfect. Just perfect.
Nic
UserRemoved 12 53
24 Mar 2005 12:00AM
awwww......superb!
wish my 15 yr old son was as eager to go to school!

Lizzie
gill f 12 115 England
24 Mar 2005 12:01AM
Nice shot, wonderful memory.
24 Mar 2005 12:02AM
I know the feeling Lizzie but then again you have to remember this was Ludovica's FIRST day.... the proof of the pudding will be later...
David
24 Mar 2005 12:03AM
Lovely image - well captured.
24 Mar 2005 12:07AM
Very nice David. Echoes of "The Walk to paradise garden" by W. Eugene Smith from "Time" in regard to framing of the subject and lightsource. My only criticism (and not that I know anything) is that the background to focused, to much DOF. But still a nice shot - would work in B/W. Matt
andytvcams 13 10.4k United Kingdom
24 Mar 2005 12:20AM
Bloody hell David,how on earth did you get this shot,

if i could give an award this would be it,

beautiful lighting and composition,and so very emotive,

A real pleasure to view.

Andy...
paul_chong 11 24 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2005 12:20AM
oh the memories..brilliant shot
AngelaR 11 155 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2005 12:26AM
Beautiful capture and lovely framing by the doorway.
firzhugh 11 13 New Zealand
24 Mar 2005 12:27AM
nice composition, beautiful shot
24 Mar 2005 12:29AM
Hi Andy.... I was lucky, this is our courtyard and also where Ludovica lives... I was leaving with my camera (as is my wont) and there she was... I admit I ordered her to stay there and not to move while I fiddled around... but this was the result.
David
claret 12 49 England
24 Mar 2005 12:39AM
Outstanding shot.
Iain
andytvcams 13 10.4k United Kingdom
24 Mar 2005 12:43AM
I'm sitting having my first coffee of the morning,just enjoying viewing this David.
shane 12 7 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2005 12:45AM
Brilliant capture

Love it

click
shane
24 Mar 2005 12:47AM
Lovely sentiment behind this stunning image
Jenni
lacorsa 11
24 Mar 2005 2:44AM
very, very nice. I like this shot
ktcam 11 457 Scotland
24 Mar 2005 3:04AM
This is beautiful and poignant. It really is a moment captured in time. Everything about it is well done. Gives me a lump in my throat just viewing it.
*click*
24 Mar 2005 3:11AM
Thank you all for your comments and, as Kate says in the comment above, you've given me a lump in my throat...
David
Nic_WA 11 179 2 Australia
24 Mar 2005 4:06AM
This one has really stuck in my mind. I keep coming back for another look - if you check your extra statistics and have lots more views than clicks...that's me!!!
Nic
StuartAt 11 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2005 4:20AM
Fantastic. I love the way this tells a story in a picture. Fantastic composition and the exposure is spot on.

Stuart
jkcuddihy 11 72 1 Ireland
24 Mar 2005 7:12AM
It has everything David. I still remember my 1st day at school, nothing as idyllic looking as this, and that's 48 years ago!
Congratulations.
Johnny
24 Mar 2005 7:37AM
I don't have a lump in my throat - I'm a hard woman, lol. It's a lovely shot though, can't go wrong with children and animals. I like the dof, being able to see all those great textures in the far wall and road.
24 Mar 2005 12:52PM
Lydia, there's no way you're a hard woman, you just see through the cynicism involved in posting pictures of children and animals...
David
old timer 12 55 1 Scotland
24 Mar 2005 12:54PM
Just a fabulous little pic, David. The dark edges simply focus attention on the important part of the pic.
Jim
IanFlindt 11 740 21 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2005 1:16PM
Absolutely enchanting, David. A wonderful, touching image. (Damn those graffiti artists!)
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
25 Mar 2005 12:24AM
One of those shots that work a lifetime on a personal level and with everyone else for a damn long time too. Deserves as many 'clicks' as any shot I've seen this week.
andytvcams 13 10.4k United Kingdom
25 Mar 2005 6:02AM
I still have to keep coming back to take another look.

Andy...
paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
25 Mar 2005 6:09AM
Oh this is just fantastic David. Apart from the technicalities of being perfectly exposed for the light and shadows, it's a super record of her first day. No doubt you'll look back on this one over the years. (maybe clone out the graffitti though). Paul
croberts 12 2.2k 8 Ireland
25 Mar 2005 6:24AM
bloomin' 'eck !! this is good. brilliant.

Chris
25 Mar 2005 6:25AM
Never clone out the graffitti.... it's part of the atmosphere... it's a difficult one that... clean it all up and Rome looks sterile like Disney Land, leave it and mucks everything up... oh dear, decisions, decisions...
David
paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
25 Mar 2005 6:31AM
A point I suppose. I've never been to Rome (would love to though) so I didn't know there was a lot of graffitti there and it was a feature of the streets. If that is the case then leave it in. Try it both ways and make your own artistic decision. Still a fantastic shot though. PAul
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
25 Mar 2005 6:46AM
Lovely shot David, excellent balance of light and shadow with little Ludovica standing in the doorway. A perfect way to remember her first day at school.
Louise
andytvcams 13 10.4k United Kingdom
25 Mar 2005 6:56AM
It was there leave it in.

Andy...
andytvcams 13 10.4k United Kingdom
25 Mar 2005 6:58AM
It was there leave it in,I'm so pleased this one has made thirty,so well deserved.

Andy...
StrayCat Plus
12 17.6k 3 Canada
25 Mar 2005 7:15AM
This image says it all. Make sure you have one for her in her later years. Our granddaughter is 5, and it's her first year at school. I videotaped her first Christmas concert this winter and happened to put it on a tape containing Christmas when she was 2. She was thrilled to see herself, and hear herself when she was that age.
25 Mar 2005 7:44AM
Hey, hang on everyone... the idea seems to be gaining ground that little Ludovica is mine... now I live in Rome where people tend to have warmer tempers than Brits like myself and if her Father (who lives on the other side of the courtyard) even gets the whiff on idea that I may have been involved in the begetting of his daughter then it's curtains for me. I just happened to be going out with my camera as the scene took place. Honest. Anything else is nothing to do with me... please, please believe me...
David
davidbailie 13 457 7 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2005 8:14AM
Lovely shot - so evocative!

Dave
paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
25 Mar 2005 12:16PM
So let her parents have a copy of the shot. They'll love it I'm sure. Paul
25 Mar 2005 12:34PM
They already have a copy printed A3 size, framed and hanging on the living room wall... d'you think I'm stupid or wot???!!!
David
paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
25 Mar 2005 12:43PM
Good move David... Paul
conniemayw 12 100 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2005 1:00PM
renaissance man?
superb portfolio-I love your vision
25 Mar 2005 1:09PM
Definitely a renaissance man... wake up every morning and start all over again...
David
colin 12 697 5 Scotland
25 Mar 2005 1:13PM
Lovely stuff
*click*
Colin
stevie 12 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2005 8:38PM
Che bellissima bambina! Beautiful moment, very nicely photographed.
Steve
Tom_Charles 11 279
26 Mar 2005 7:00AM
Superb image. Larger pic looks fab. Nicely worked.

Tom
highlander 12 32 Scotland
26 Mar 2005 7:35AM
Hello David, I went through your portfollio today and must admit that this is one of the finest I have seen...your web site shows so many beautiful shots which humbles me into reasoning that my learning curve is still very steep...this is so well balanced in colour brightness and shadow that it projects an artistic eye which is manifest in this shot and others of your work. Very impressive.
Doug.
26 Mar 2005 8:18AM
Mny thanks Doug for your kind words....
David
nanpantanman 12 24 1 England
26 Mar 2005 12:00PM
Brilliant. Terrific light and detail. Click. Kevin.
clevercloggs 12 237 2 United Arab Emirates
8 Apr 2005 11:07AM
great image. Good colours and cute little dogs. Story complements the image. click
covey 11 1.7k Ireland
20 Apr 2005 9:33AM
Super capture, it's all been said.

T.
kinkladze 11 4
2 Jun 2005 8:32AM
really lovely .wonderfully framed.just catching up with your work-very impressive-
David
rosie42 12 7 Australia
5 Jun 2005 11:45PM
Love it. Made me smile! *click*
Susie :o))
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
31 Jul 2005 3:17AM
just wonderful

cole
gilman 11 36
10 Mar 2006 5:25AM
love the light on the little girl.
so cute!
also looked through your portfolio, loved your work!
yours.
gil.

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