Neighbourhood Kids Series - Image #6 (Ellena)

Posted by Magda (Vancouver, Canada) on 8 June 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Over the past two weeks I took photographs of all the neighbourhood kids that visit our house daily. All of them are wonderful kids that play a huge role in our everyday lives. Paige and Tara adore them and treat them as family.
I have a full permission from their parents to post them here on AM3. :)

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Willow wrote: "The CHALLENGE is on! Thanks to everyone for your comments and suggestions. Abstracts seemed to generate the most interest so ABSTRACTS are it. Let's set the date for June 25th to give us all some time to get creative. The only rule is that there are NO rules - after all, these are supposed to be ABSTRACT!!! Any photographic technique, subject and processing is perfect! So pass the word along and let's get creative!

My favorite definition of the word 'abstract': something that concentrates in itself the essential qualities of anything; essence. Feel free to redefine the he word any way you'd like."

Thank you so much for taking your time to visit and comment on my photographs. It is greatly appreciated! :)
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24x36mm from Toronto, ON, Canada

Very nicely done with an excellent use of DOF and selective focus. Just an idea, but this image suggests to me a square crop from near the top and down.

8 Jun 2009 5:45am

@24x36mm: Thank you Darren. Thank you for the suggestion. Sounds great, I will have to try it. :)

Mithun Varma from Bangalore, India

Excellent portrait Magda.. The smile on her face is attractive.. The DOF was perfect. Well done!

8 Jun 2009 5:49am

@Mithun Varma: Thank you Mithun

Bill Jennings from (Bay Area Northern Calif), United States

what a great pose - you have a very natural ability to make your models be at ease: well done.

8 Jun 2009 5:57am

@Bill Jennings: Thank you Bill! I just wish I didn't rush with this one! It was one of the last images from that photo shoot and we were losing daylight. I forgot to increase the ISO, which would allow me for a higher shutter speed eliminating the hand shake. Well, lesson learned - don't rush! ;) Easier said than done sometimes, eh?! (grin)

Vinod from Bangalore, India

Amazing portrait Magda... Thanks for sharing.. Loved the DOF which you presented it with.

8 Jun 2009 6:02am

@Vinod: Thank you very much :)

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

I love the pose, great portrait Magda!

8 Jun 2009 7:18am

@Yvonne Simons: Thank you very much! :)

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Love this one ... great angle and pose!

8 Jun 2009 8:16am

@Monique: Thank you Monique

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Another fine portrait Magda! Well done!

8 Jun 2009 10:32am

@Craig: Thank you Craig

Laurent from Lyon, France

beautiful portrait.
I like her natural smile and the colors but most of it I really enjoy the pose and your very good angle

8 Jun 2009 10:59am

@Laurent: Thank you so much Laurent!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Well done Magda! This is a real money shot! ;-)

8 Jun 2009 11:44am

@Eric Cousineau: :)) Thank you! I'm so pleased to hear that! She will be even happier to know that! :)

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

Superb shot, superb DOF

8 Jun 2009 2:57pm

@Onlymehdi: Thank you

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a beautiful pose, look for this angel!
magnifique! magda!

8 Jun 2009 5:00pm

@marc battault: Thank you Marc

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Neat pose. Great smile.

8 Jun 2009 5:15pm

@john4jack: Thank you Jack! :))

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Great portrait. I like the effective use of dof, bringing the attention to the subject, nice one.

8 Jun 2009 7:06pm

@Graham Russon: Thank you so much

Arantza from Menorca, Spain

Great portrait! Excellent DOF!!

8 Jun 2009 8:05pm

@Arantza: Thank you!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

I took a few minutes to look back at the series and they are all wonderful shots. Just beautiful.

8 Jun 2009 8:14pm

@Laurie: Thank you so much Laurie!

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great shot of Ellena today....beautiful baby blues, and sweet smile!! Doesn't look "rushed" much to me!!!

8 Jun 2009 10:02pm

@Susan: :)) Thank you Susan! I want to re-do this one to make it even better. ;)

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Love this portrait!

9 Jun 2009 12:03am

@Sandrine: Thank you Sandrine!

Bill from Belton, United States

This is yet another fantastic portrait Magda! This series says to me that you have a natural talent in portraiture that puts your subjects at ease. I, for one, find that very difficult to do.... hence the focus on landscapes and inanimate objects. This series ranks at 5 stars in my opinion!

9 Jun 2009 1:01am

@Bill: Thank you so much Bill! This means so much to me! :))

Mandy Provan from Johannesburg, South Africa

another awesome portrait Magda...she's lovely

9 Jun 2009 5:52am

@Mandy Provan: She is wonderful!!! Thank you Mandy!

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

amazing girl and portrait!

9 Jun 2009 12:20pm

@Ada Panich: Thank you Ada!

LM from Meyreuil, France

nice pose and color very, good shot

9 Jun 2009 1:50pm

@LM: Thank you! :)

Pai from India

Beautiful portrait.. One of your best.. :)

10 Jun 2009 3:35am

@Pai: Thank you so very much! :)

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

this is wonderfully carefree -- and therefore ultimately faaabulous!!! :)

10 Jun 2009 4:15am

@dj.tigersprout: Thank you! :)

Azarakhsh from perth, Australia

you are amazing and your photos are fabulous.

11 Jun 2009 3:31pm

@Azarakhsh: :)) Thank you so much

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

Wow, I love the perspective of this and your dof is amazing. I love how the ground is blurred right in front of the girl....another thing I definitely need to try. Your talent is certainly one of my great inspirations and motivator...maybe one day, I will be able to produce like you :)

12 Jun 2009 12:16pm

@Marion: Thank you Marion. You are so kind! :))

Abraham Siloé from Puebla, Mexico

excellent portrait!!!

16 Jun 2009 6:00pm

@Abraham Siloé: Thank you :))

pedro alexandre from loures, Portugal

i like the low ground perspective, she has a beautifull smile, thow you really risked the low speed on this one, @75mm 1/60, if this was for a pro job it could be the diference for a great shaked photo, sorry for the tech hint i guess you know this already.

17 Jun 2009 11:08am

@pedro alexandre: Thank you Pedro. Oh, yes I know.... I wrote to Bill Jennings how much I wished I had more daylight for this shot so I could use higher shutter speed, especially taking this one without a tripod. I want to re-do this one to make it better. :) I'm glad that you can see it. Those comments are the most valuable for me. Thank you for stopping by.

Heather J. Woodland from Napanee ON, Canada

That's a cute one. Reminds me of my daughter....beautiful! :)

12 Jul 2009 1:00am

@Heather J. Woodland: :)) Thank you

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

The perspective and the pose are outstanding! A delightful portrait!

17 Dec 2009 1:18pm

@Pavan Kaul: Thank you

Nandan from Zurich, Switzerland

its gr8...I would have included both the arms completely in the frame

3 May 2010 3:56pm

Nikon D80
1/60 second
ISO 250
75 mm (35mm equiv.)

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