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Apr 19, 2012 07:17 |  #6691

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Thanks Shane. Lucky she is wearing tights under neath :) phew

Ah ok. I couldnt tell (not that I was staring) if they were tights or girlie undies.


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Apr 19, 2012 08:00 |  #6692

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I was very taken aback by this photo when I first saw it and I was going to comment straight away but I didn't. However, since other people are commenting I thought I would join in... and the image does keep drawing me back in.

The girl is the focus and for me she expresses enormous power, there is great intensity to her gaze without any self-conciousness. She is taller than the older guy, she is looking straight into the camera with those amazing eyes whilst he seems to be almost grimacing whilst he looks away. She is the dominant character and, if they are indeed grandfather and granddaughter, then that is quite believable - in the heirarchy of families its always the little girls who run the show and he knows it.

It reminds me very much of my wife's dad with my daughters, he's a grumpy old git sometimes but that's what happens when you get older. He was talking to no-one in particular the other day when my little girl told him to be quiet cos no-one was listening - only she is allowed to get away with that!

Anyway, I love this image, much better than your everyday "pretty family" portraits - this feels like a portrait of real people from a real place. I don't see fancy clothes or expensive hair styles, but I see no shortage of character and I see a little girl with willpower. Watch out dad.

Thanks man! It was really just quick lighting test. I took 7 or so snaps and though there were some happy/smiley ones I thought this one was by far the most interesting. And yes, that is my dad and my daughter.


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Apr 19, 2012 08:03 |  #6693

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Is that where Neptune Net is? If yes then yes.:)


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Apr 19, 2012 09:00 |  #6694

Atheist Jon wrote in post #14289612 (external link)
I was very taken aback by this photo when I first saw it and I was going to comment straight away but I didn't. However, since other people are commenting I thought I would join in... and the image does keep drawing me back in.

The girl is the focus and for me she expresses enormous power, there is great intensity to her gaze without any self-conciousness. She is taller than the older guy, she is looking straight into the camera with those amazing eyes whilst he seems to be almost grimacing whilst he looks away. She is the dominant character and, if they are indeed grandfather and granddaughter, then that is quite believable - in the heirarchy of families its always the little girls who run the show and he knows it.

It reminds me very much of my wife's dad with my daughters, he's a grumpy old git sometimes but that's what happens when you get older. He was talking to no-one in particular the other day when my little girl told him to be quiet cos no-one was listening - only she is allowed to get away with that!

Anyway, I love this image, much better than your everyday "pretty family" portraits - this feels like a portrait of real people from a real place. I don't see fancy clothes or expensive hair styles, but I see no shortage of character and I see a little girl with willpower. Watch out dad.

I asked my wife who knows absolutely nothing about photography what she saw in the photo and her comments almost exactly mirrored every point you presented.




  
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Apr 19, 2012 15:50 |  #6695

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Apr 19, 2012 15:52 |  #6696

Chester, nice one as usual. When youre shooting images like his, where is the sun ? I always find myself in scenes where there is too much dynamic range for the sensor because if harsh sun shadows.


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Apr 19, 2012 16:15 |  #6697

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And yes, that is my dad and my daughter.

Ha! I should have guessed that the photographer was the dad. I'm glad you enjoyed my comments, I'm away from home and missing my two little girls so I am quite sensitive your image. I'm feeling nice and warm inside now, thanks.

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I asked my wife who knows absolutely nothing about photography what she saw in the photo and her comments almost exactly mirrored every point you presented.

Its good to hear I am not alone.




  
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Apr 19, 2012 17:03 |  #6698

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Apr 19, 2012 20:49 |  #6699

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At 6300 feet, above an overcast, with both engines dead, I hope she gets them restarted or has a suitable place picked out to land. However, she doesn't seem to be overly concerned about her situation. :)

hahaha... experts.. leave it to them to prevent we blind folks from being able to "suspend disbelief" ... haha


(facetiously said of course, that was a cool comment on the photo :) )


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Apr 19, 2012 21:10 as a reply to  @ patliean1's post |  #6700

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Very beautiful shot, props who ever did it.

Uhh, I think patliean1 did it...



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Apr 19, 2012 21:32 |  #6701

I agree with Chris. I believe its Pat's image. And a fine one at that!


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Apr 19, 2012 21:57 |  #6702

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Apr 19, 2012 22:04 |  #6703

JakAHearts wrote in post #14294256 (external link)
Chester, nice one as usual. When youre shooting images like his, where is the sun ? I always find myself in scenes where there is too much dynamic range for the sensor because if harsh sun shadows.

Hey Shane, with this particular shot, there was no available sunlight. But when there is sun i always try and use it as my rim.

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Love this Pat!

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Niiiice one :)


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Apr 20, 2012 01:59 |  #6704

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Apr 20, 2012 07:17 |  #6705

I don't even want to guess how many pictures she has on her facebook profile :lol:

her friends have snapshots, and she has photographs ;-)a


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