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jimyoung 13 8
23 Mar 2005 11:36PM
So cute

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Boyd 14 11.2k 11 Wales
23 Mar 2005 11:40PM
Really good image of a landmark occasion.
Lovely shot.
janehewitt 14 215 1 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2005 11:46PM
What a beautiful shot! Jane
Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
23 Mar 2005 11:52PM
Perfect. Just perfect.
UserRemoved 13 53
24 Mar 2005 12:00AM
wish my 15 yr old son was as eager to go to school!

gill f 14 115 England
24 Mar 2005 12:01AM
Nice shot, wonderful memory.
david deveson 13 62 2 Italy
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...
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 15 10.4k 1 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.

paul_chong 13 24 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2005 12:20AM
oh the memories..brilliant shot
AngelaR 13 155 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2005 12:26AM
Beautiful capture and lovely framing by the doorway.
firzhugh 13 13 New Zealand
24 Mar 2005 12:27AM
nice composition, beautiful shot
david deveson 13 62 2 Italy
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.
claret 13 49 England
24 Mar 2005 12:39AM
Outstanding shot.
andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2005 12:43AM
I'm sitting having my first coffee of the morning,just enjoying viewing this David.
shane 13 7 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2005 12:45AM
Brilliant capture

Love it

24 Mar 2005 12:47AM
Lovely sentiment behind this stunning image
lacorsa 13
24 Mar 2005 2:44AM
very, very nice. I like this shot
ktcam 13 457 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.
david deveson 13 62 2 Italy
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...
Nic_WA 13 179 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!!!
StuartAt 13 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.

jkcuddihy 13 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!
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.
david deveson 13 62 2 Italy
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...
old timer 13 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.
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2005 1:16PM
Absolutely enchanting, David. A wonderful, touching image. (Damn those graffiti artists!)
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 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 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2005 6:02AM
I still have to keep coming back to take another look.

paulcr 13 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 13 2.2k 8 Ireland
25 Mar 2005 6:24AM
bloomin' 'eck !! this is good. brilliant.

david deveson 13 62 2 Italy
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...
paulcr 13 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 14 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.
andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2005 6:56AM
It was there leave it in.

andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 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.

StrayCat 14 19.1k 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.
david deveson 13 62 2 Italy
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...
davidbailie 14 457 7 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2005 8:14AM
Lovely shot - so evocative!

paulcr 13 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
david deveson 13 62 2 Italy
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???!!!
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
25 Mar 2005 12:43PM
Good move David... Paul
conniemayw 13 100 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2005 1:00PM
renaissance man?
superb portfolio-I love your vision
david deveson 13 62 2 Italy
25 Mar 2005 1:09PM
Definitely a renaissance man... wake up every morning and start all over again...
colin 13 697 5 Scotland
25 Mar 2005 1:13PM
Lovely stuff
stevie Plus
14 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2005 8:38PM
Che bellissima bambina! Beautiful moment, very nicely photographed.
Tom_Charles 13 279
26 Mar 2005 7:00AM
Superb image. Larger pic looks fab. Nicely worked.

highlander 14 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.
david deveson 13 62 2 Italy
26 Mar 2005 8:18AM
Mny thanks Doug for your kind words....
nanpantanman 14 24 1 England
26 Mar 2005 12:00PM
Brilliant. Terrific light and detail. Click. Kevin.
clevercloggs 13 237 2 United Arab Emirates
8 Apr 2005 11:07AM
great image. Good colours and cute little dogs. Story complements the image. click
covey 13 1.7k Ireland
20 Apr 2005 9:33AM
Super capture, it's all been said.

kinkladze 12 4
2 Jun 2005 8:32AM
really lovely .wonderfully framed.just catching up with your work-very impressive-
rosie42 13 7 Australia
5 Jun 2005 11:45PM
Love it. Made me smile! *click*
Susie :o))
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
31 Jul 2005 3:17AM
just wonderful

gilman 13 36
10 Mar 2006 5:25AM
love the light on the little girl.
so cute!
also looked through your portfolio, loved your work!

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