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These picture has been taken during a bike trip to Bruges.
I saw this father and child together on the Burg before the city hall.
This is a very nice moment, I've asks for take a picture but I could not speak his language, but with a hand signal, got I permission.
The blurred background is really, no post proccesing.
There is a strong bond between parent and child.
Parents can not only know what the child is.
By the behavior of their mutual, children will
respond to the things they collect.
The child is important for the parents relationship,
It often gets no favor with argument between parents.
But after a fight, the parents often staring blindly at the child.
Tricky questions will slow their thought. It is a disadvantage for the child.
That is the one that a lot of emotion experience.
The child cannot express because it is too young.
The absence of telepathy between child and parents is disastrous.
For the rest concerns the propagation of love to each other.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
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jjcordier (62280) 2013-01-02 23:05
Un charmant portrait bien symbolique de l'universalité de notre monde actuel.
Bonne année 2013.
aliabazari (10105) 2013-01-02 23:42
Hi John lieve
Gelukkig Nieuwjaar 2013
Mooie verschijning en aantrekkelijk. Prachtige kleuren, belichting en compositie. Mooi gedaan.
Een goede gezondheid en een goede dag aan u voor in het nieuwe jaar.
JFS (32107) 2013-01-02 23:45
What a great work focused on the child! top class portrait, very sweet. thanks!
pajaran (36190) 2013-01-02 23:54
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Lep pogled na oca sa detetom ...
Dodra ostrian snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst o trenutku i kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Dete je najsigurnije u zagrljaju oca.
Dobra tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje sa lepim secanjem na biciklisticko putovanje.
Good day, sir.
Nice view of the father with the child ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good article on time and composition, well demonstrated.
The child is the most secure in the arms of his father.
Good article on the used technique and image elements.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best with the beautiful memories of the bicycle travel.
janneman (2198) 2013-01-03 2:26
I love this portrait of this probably greec man with his child. It provides us with an intimate view of the relation of a father and his child.
Regards and best wishes for 2013!
snunney (67292) 2013-01-03 2:48
A charming portrait of loving father and son. Very good control over depth of field to lift them from the background. Superb clarity.
Nicou (97637) 2013-01-03 3:06
quelle image et portrait de ce père qui tient son enfant dans les bras tout collé il a une belle casquette, le regard de l'enfant est superbe grandiose réussite, superbe.
Bravo et amitié
tedesse (22116) 2013-01-03 3:35
Beautiful portrait of the father of the child!
Nice frame, beautiful colors and fantastic depth of field.
Have a nice day
bukitgolfb301 (30063) 2013-01-03 3:56
Hi dear John
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!
Ya starting by great double portrait posting for 2013.
His strong eye contact is very nice and arrtactive. Father's gentle expression is also very wonderful. I am a little surprised that F6.3 makes father's face blurred. But that is why boy's face seems to be so clear. Thanks for your sharing with comfortability and have a good day!
Takero from cold Tokyo
jacquest (14120) 2013-01-03 4:01
This is a very good and tender portrait. Like mostly in real life, the attention is focused on the child as the blur begins with the father then the backgroung. Well done.
timecapturer (30300) 2013-01-03 4:07
a beautifully sharp and charming portrait this. The bond here is palpable and the pose perfect. A well executed and captivating image.
Regards - Brian.
dkmurphys (36759) 2013-01-03 4:38
Fine double portrait. I like the idea and the good result.
Have a nice day.
pierrefonds (48335) 2013-01-03 4:41
The subject is well framed. You have captured well the smiling expression of the father and the curious expression of the child. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. have a nice day.
saxo042 (31794) 2013-01-03 6:03
A very sweet and tender portrait. There is a very good connection to the child, through the eyes. A very pleasant picture!
holmertz (26906) 2013-01-03 7:21
Hand signals is often all that is needed to establish some kind of contact. With a child you need even less. You established a very good eye-contact with the little girl and her father watches you with pride. The mild colours of their clothes and the background make the picture very nice to watch.
ikeharel (37280) 2013-01-03 7:55
Good evening John,
He is Greek for sure, first I saw the flag on his swetshirt - than realized he has a watch that gave a definite indication. But, after all - the picture is taken by the baby on hands, gave a fine look over your shoulders, eyes open wide in curiosity.
Lovely taken photo.
eldancer1 (17008) 2013-01-03 8:00
Great capture and documentation of the bonding between a father and child. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Noel_Byrne (7329) 2013-01-03 8:10
What a beautiful portrait, especially in that the young child looked straight at the camera for your cpature. THe man has a wonderful proud smile too, and the blurred background putting focus on the people is genious. Really nice image, and I like the matching watch and sweater :)
All the best
Alco (4625) 2013-01-03 9:36
Very nice portrait of that man with his child.Perfect focus on the main subject:the child.I like the expression on his face.Interesting note.Very well done
marabu61 (3900) 2013-01-03 10:14
Truly a very intimate moment between father and child, beautifully captured. The child makes good eye contact with your camera and the father is held nicely in the background.
Often a little sign by hand is enough to communicate between two perfect strangers to come to an agreement for photography.
Very nicely done.
a happy new year
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-01-03 10:51
I do not know if this is typical of Bruges, but it is a beautiful portrait. Nice and good quality. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
vladic (4153) 2013-01-03 11:29
Bonsoir, cher John,
Une belle images qui montre un moment intime du lien affectif entre l’enfant et le père. Ce vrais que l'absence de télépathie entre l'enfant et ses parents est désastreux, il aussi n'apprend pas à faire confiance aux gens, cela ne l'aidera pas plus tard à former des relations saines.
Tous mes compliments pour ta sensibilité et ton talent John.
PS. Nouveaux boîtiers FF EOS 6D, c'est un mini 5D Mark III, qui contient cependant quelques surprises, p.ex. Wifi, GPS intégrés...
adramad (27550) 2013-01-03 11:40
This splendid portrait of father with his little daughter, lovely time with the little watching you carefully.
Great picture quality that allows us to see every detail of the face and textures, the color is very natural to magnificent composition.
Have a nice day.
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-01-03 12:13
Hello John, this picture made me smile, just because it is taken in Bruges, the man is from Asia and he is wearing a Greek footer and watch!!!Pictures bring people together and show of how small sometimes is the world! I find this an extraordinary portrait,the blurred father's face is ok because the great highlight here is the baby's face which is showing beautiful and in great expression and detail!
Another impressive thing is the softness on the father's face and the sweet curiosity in the child's face especially on his eyes!
A very unique, sensitive and very beautiful picture!
Have a great evening,
ourania (12343) 2013-01-03 14:44
the greek flag on the sleeve and watch of the father is a pleasant surprise:) I like very much the tight frame that fits the father's posture, his baby stands out with excellent sharpness and is framed also by his arm. An adorable little child with an expression full of curiosity from the coziness of a very secure place. Lighting and colours are lovely. Their bond is expressed so obviously. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
energypolice (188) 2013-01-03 16:52
Excellent photograph, excellent sharpness, excellent composition, outstanding background and lighting.
zoomer (3580) 2013-01-03 17:14
Hello,excellent,spontaneus shot.Very natural pose and beautiful people.Have a great new year,Wolf.
abmdsudi (26215) 2013-01-03 18:36
What a joyous capture - great portrait of the child and the happy lively eyes with sharp focus on those vital spots, I enjoy it very much. She has so much life, I love the clarity, coloring and the framing which are so well taken and presented, COngrats.
claudeD (24173) 2013-01-04 1:33
very fine portrait shot of this father with child. Very important to realize a perfect sharpness in the face of the child. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
bayno (16175) 2013-01-04 7:59
Wonderful double portrait John, so tender and masterly taken...natural colors and good use of dept....
have a good new years...
rychem (9181) 2013-01-04 8:42
This is a picture of love between father and son (?), excellent portrait
UlfE (13730) 2013-01-04 10:24
What a wonderful portrait! I really like the focus on the child. The sharpness is remarkable and it works very well against the blurred background. Very artistic indeed. TFS and have a nice evening!
mesutilgim (67940) 2013-01-05 0:59
Hello dear John,
Wonderfull capture of this father and child ! Most probably she is an adpoted one, or his wife is a far eastner; either way, the capture is quite sensitive and a good evidence for the fact that not only mothers but also fathers can be sensitive :-)))
Nice framing and interesting story !
TFS and have a nice weekend
raszid62 (18196) 2013-01-05 1:15
A beautiful double portrait of father and son. Baby face heavily emphasized focus on the background slightly blurred face dad. I think this man is very fond of Greece, me too. Image I really like.
kato (6761) 2013-01-05 4:54
You're capturing a good expression of father and his child, so it's impressive to see the expression filled to love to a father's child, and expression without a child's vexation. The focus is well correct and the color is managed well.
jmdias (45780) 2013-01-05 5:23
very beautiful portrait of the love between child and father. the personages are well presented and the light is perfect. curious how he matched the watch and the clothes with the flags of greece.
dip (21875) 2013-01-05 8:40
beautiful shot of father and child,I like the focus on the child,clarity and sharpness are great,the Greek flag creates an interesting colors contrast,
very well captured!
krzychu30 (8849) 2013-01-05 10:06
you should take more portrait pictures.You have so excelelnt intuition for this kind of photography.This is the best proof of this.Great timing and framing.The way you isolated the father with the child from the blurred background is fantastic.Amazing composition!
Have a nice weekend
TopGeo (37994) 2013-01-05 22:29
Hello John Lovely scene with great composition. Very interesting POV and clarity of children portait are flawless. Maybe with more messages I am not sure. I am happy this symbolic time gave very much elements! interesting story of this father and child a Greek footer and watch with Gr flag? in my hard world!!! Happy New Year!
Thanks for sharing
Fis2 (73084) 2013-01-06 1:36
Interesting faces and eyes.
Good frame and colors.
I like depth.
thebest (3370) 2013-01-06 1:58
Beautiful portrait of father & little girl - Excellent POV - colours & sharpness.
I hope this New Year is A Happy one for you John.
Buin (42082) 2013-01-06 3:17
A beautiful picture! This basic trust of the little human being and this impression of security are transmitted wonderfully by your picture. I especially like how the blurred background accentuates these two. A photo to be proud of ...
Met vriendelijk groet ;-))
Frank, from wet, foggy and grey Westphalia.
ACL1978 (5773) 2013-01-06 8:03
Now here's a symbol for globalization if ever I saw one, John - an Asian father and child in Belgium wearing Greek tourist merchandise written in a Latin alphabet!
This is a shot outside of your usual fare, and it's a successful one - a really lovely portrait of this young one in perfect clarity, with a nice DOF that blurs the BG significantly, and father's face slightly. Good colors and a wonderful sense of happiness and wonder here. Beautiful!
TRB (12315) 2013-01-06 12:50
clarity, light, colors, and exposure with the perfect portrait.
a very successful skillfully shot, congratulations
Have a nice week
Vasa (15970) 2013-01-06 17:23
Lovely portrait, John and the best realization. Proud father, proud photographer and proud visitors of your gallery. Me too, friend!
Sonata11 (28289) 2013-01-06 17:28
This double portrait is very beautiful and wonderfully captured from great POV and depth as well perfect. Colors, sharpness, clarity, light are fantastic. Perfectly well done. Awesome shot. I really love this picture. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
josepmarin (55023) 2013-01-07 3:09
the good managing of the field depth creates a good three-dimensional effect, because it heightens the sharpness on the face of this lovely child in the arms of his father.
I like his innocent look and his expression of surprise.
It is a nice portrait, perfectly executed.
A beautiful work, my friend.
Happy New Year!!
mirosu (5509) 2013-01-07 4:39
A beautiful photo. Smart choice of square frame to accentuate the small boy with splendid sharpness. Very nice photo with great color contrast, excellent light and very good POV choice. Marvelous eyes. Excellent result.
Graal (88852) 2013-01-07 6:51
nice portrait of child with the father and reportage in one. An interesting comment in note. Fine DOF. Pleasant smile of man. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
Silvio1953 (98093) 2013-01-08 3:49
Ciao John, lovely family portrait with nice expressions, beautiful clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ChrisJ (86854) 2013-01-08 3:52
A nice dual portrait of father & child with excellent use of a shallow dof & selective focus. The diffused light works well & shadow detail and sharpness are excellent. The circles of confusion on the bg tree top left add interest. Tfs!
serp2000 (29172) 2013-01-08 5:16
an interesting note,
fine details (amazing Greece touch)
Happy& Healthly New 2013 Year too!
rbassin (11109) 2013-01-08 10:54
un magnifique portrait, ce père avec son fils est une image touchante, pleine d'amour.
bonne gestion de la profondeur de champs.
Schnappilic (7927) 2013-01-08 12:01
Great double portrait of father and son with superb DOF, vivid colors and Greece fans!
adores (28196) 2013-01-08 15:58
Guess it's the first time I'm seeing a potrait in your gallery:)! It's a good one! I like the serious expression of the child looking at you. Seems everything the man is wearing is from Greece! Well framed, with good focus!
Have a great New Year!
danos (73960) 2013-01-08 22:30
nice shot with the man to look Greek as wearing a timepiece with the Grrek flag as on his footer the word Santorini/Greece.But the child is a Greek one look like to be adopted.
Have a good day,Danos
carper (96) 2013-01-09 13:48
prachtig dubbelportret John heel mooi gemaakt en wat heeft dat kind een ogen zeg.
Didi (48896) 2013-01-10 8:38
Avec la mise au point sélective sur l'enfant tu lui as donné un peu plus d'importance avec le père en retrait.
J'apprécie les expressions naturelle; il est fort dommage que tu ne fais pas beaucoup de portraits
s_lush (15580) 2013-01-12 13:19
This nice portrait of a father and his child has been taken by you masterfully. The portrait shows not only their appearances, but also their characters and moods. Absolutely excellent job!
Angshu (51174) 2013-01-13 23:20
Lovely picture with good shallow DOF focussing clearly on the child. The child & father seem to be of South American descent given their facial features. Well done!
Bluejeans (64227) 2013-01-15 5:32
Ola John ,
Um belo retrato deste pai a carregar o seu filho ao colo , belo sorriso , bons detalhes e cores , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
clic (10991) 2013-01-17 15:24
Touching scenery indeed featuring strong shoulder, arm and hand holding a little treasure that appears bounded in a common aura to benevolant father for a strong impression of proudness and confidence on behalf of child!
Hellas (6505) 2013-01-22 0:34
John, you captured the moment beautifully!
The Greek symbols, distracted me , I can not hide it!
It seems that the boy's father loves my country, perhaps more than many patriots of me!
The effect of the background is real and very nice too. The feeling of fatherhood dominates the picture!
branley (3681) 2013-02-04 2:52
What a lovely portrait John. The dof is good, focusing entirely on the child. If they are from Greece I would say it's a welcome break from the troubles over there. A fine capture indeed.
Waylim (22349) 2013-02-06 18:13
A very lovely moment between farther and child. I love the tenderness and the trust of the child leaning into the embrace of the father. Beautiful and lovely shot. It is very nice of him to allow you to photo them. There are many kind people all around.
s4sayan (98) 2013-02-12 10:03
A really good portrait with nice depth of fields. A lot to learn from you.
fabbs99 (5407) 2013-02-17 9:16
Impressive shot of the father and son portrait. Excellent sharpness and clarity indicates the high quality of the image. Very well done.TFS.
jusninasirun (17138) 2013-03-08 6:09
Beautiful moment captured in this shot, John. The shallow focus works well against the partially silenced father. Bright and beautiful child well registered in the frame.
maloutim (8606) 2013-03-12 21:49
Indeed a beautiful post deep in meaning ! Great close-up of this father and child. The father is obviously proud and happy and the child looks secure in his father's arms and on his chest. I can nearly read his thoughts :"You stranger frightens me a little, but I know I am safe with my dad !"
I agree totally with what you say in your note about the importance of empathy between parents and children.
Thanks for this endearing picture !
daddo (18517) 2013-04-29 4:50
Hi John. A very cosmopolitan moment- a man of Asian descent wearing a top and watch with Greek motif photographed by a Belgian man and viewed and appreciated by a man in Australia of Albanian/ Croatian background.Anyway, a lovely photo of father and child with differing expressions. Best wishes for the week. Klaudio.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (122410)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-29
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1 GB Sandisk Ext II, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-02 22:53