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By WelshKiwi  
Photographing Gracie was just fun, we did her and her brother in a local paddling pool.

Once again, Ive gone in close and not conformed to the rules by cutting bits off and having her composed off centre.

Originally they were booked in for a shoot in a studio setting but their mother had to cancel due to having a few financial problems.

She was upset and depressed and it broke my heart to hear someone so sad, so we said we would do some images for free.

It really cheered them all up and it felt good to give something back.

The reccommendations we have had have proved invaluable.

Im a firm beliver in what goes around comes around Smile

Have a nice day.

Lee Smile

Have a nice day

Tags: Black and white Portraits and people Humour and fun

Voters: andrewrit, NatalieKinnear, cjl47 and 18 more

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NatalieKinnear 9 280 8
5 Oct 2008 2:02PM
Lovely shot. You've captured a fun expression and I really like the compostion, very nice indeed. The image looks great in black and white too. I think I might have done a little tiny bit of editing on the eyes just to brighten them slightly. I'm sure Gracie's mum must have been thrilled with this shot.

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cjl47 8 4 3 England
5 Oct 2008 2:05PM
Great shot, mono works well here.
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3531 Canada
5 Oct 2008 2:42PM
A really nice shot, - and it still conforms to many of the "rules" with the eye on a thirds intersection!

Its a nice background story, - Ive been in the same situation myself

challicew 8 1 1 South Africa
5 Oct 2008 5:57PM
This is a wonderful portrait
RobinF 10 83 1 England
5 Oct 2008 7:25PM
Lee, this is fabulous! Not surprised by your generosity in doing this for free - and you're right what goes around....
Hope your good and we must speak soon!
kind regards
joolsb 12 27.1k 38 Switzerland
5 Oct 2008 8:49PM
Good stuff, Lee! I have to say, you have a real flair for portraits...

...but what I really want to see is some more landscape work. You know what I mean.... Wink
MNPHOTO 8 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2008 9:43AM
Mari 13 1.8k Wales
6 Oct 2008 7:33PM
Brilliant Lee, love this one and good conversion too. Just got home Sad missing the place badly already but won't be long til i'm back up and i'm kidnapping you to take you landscaping, no arguments!

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digipix76 9 577 England
4 Nov 2008 7:35PM

Quote:Im a firm beliver in what goes around comes around.......Very true....from experience Smile....great shot.

VicBarnes 7 49 2 England
23 Mar 2010 1:27PM
I love this pic -- great expression, perfect framing and an astute crop. It deserves more votes, so here's another. Oh, and thanks for your excellent input on the forum I started.

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