Of course I hope that it was to me, he was reachng out, but probably it was to the camera, or to my glasses. But his first laughs were for me, definitely! Because we looked at each other, and smiled.
He was sitting in a big imitation wooden shoe in front of a souvenir shop. Anf after he laughed at me, I asked his mother whether I could take some pictures of him, se was pleased, so I got a couple of nice shots.
After I had downloaded them, I could only think of Manny and his beautiful sepia portrait that you can find here
So this one's for you, Manny, because you always bring me so much joy with your beautiful portraits.
Yes, I know I should not upload, my arm is not good yet, but my fingers itch all the time, and I had a good day yesterday, so here you go, I hope you like it.
Thanks, Line and Curtis, for giving me this push.
Cropped, Unsharp mask, converted to sepia, added a fram.
Title is from the Monty Python movie: 'the Life of Brian'
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mikee (2354) 2004-07-09 1:46
Wonderful portrait picture. Great DoF and framing. Well captured expression of joy the face of the child. Great composition.
cgrindahl (6113) 2004-07-09 2:45
Perfect! Great composition and wonderful decisions all the way down the line. The child's face is a treasure. First rate work. Now, perhaps, you can rest your itchy fingers for a few days. And thanks for inviting me along on your journey with this image. This is what "friends" are for, even friends half-way around the world in cyberspace.
carper (96) 2004-07-09 3:41
Het is een prachtige foto Rinie,
Fantastisch moment genomen, goed gekozen voor de sherpia.erg goed werk.
Ik hoop wel dat ze hem er niet af halen. Dat hebben ze bij mij ook al een keer gedaan toen ik een zwerfhondje had gefotografeerd.
RGatward (20062) 2004-07-09 4:17
Hi Rinie, nice to see you back with this happy shot. Don't over do it though. Yes, I thought of Manny when I saw this one, and it's up there with his. Points later.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-07-09 4:25
Hi Rinie, great to see a new photo coming in from you, and what an endearing portrait you made of the little one. An infectious smile all over his face, a fine framing, and a great look this one gets in sepia. I'm sure Manny will appreciate this fine tribute to his style, and I have to say it is just as great as his work. Very nice.
Don't do too much though and please still make sure your arm gets sufficient rest, okay?
jhonny_blue (4956) 2004-07-09 5:18
Wonderful portrait Rinnie ! The kid is beautiful and his smile is amazing !
Very well done !
pridel (233) 2004-07-09 7:06
C'est superbe, vous avez réussi à capter un sourire , un regard, un geste tout cela en un "clic". le pp est parfait, il y a Manny il y a Rinie ! Félicitations
sunny (3068) 2004-07-09 11:24
Fantastic close up, Rinie! You captured in this smiling little face all the pure happiness in the world! :-) Wonderful composition with his hand, reaching out to you - it is vibrating with so much sheer joy! Thank you for sharing - an excellent capture indeed!
ps: as you can see, my fingers were itching to write a crit today too, my friend...:-P Enjoy your Day tomorrow! ;-))
cdewet (0) 2004-07-09 13:10
Simbolies, of wat praat ek, Rinie. Jy kan nie weg bly van TE, seer arm of the not, en nou ryk jy uit. Dis goed, ek ken ook die gevoel. Is jou arm beter? Ek het dieselfde tipe probleem lank terug gehad. jou voorarm druk op die lessenaar en dan gaan die senuwee dood. Jy moet jou sit hoogte probeer verander, dat jou arm met 'n ander hoek die lessenaar vang. Cute kleinding, en ek sien jou in harr oë!
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-07-09 14:37
very nice portrait shot, I like the baby, the baby is a natural poser here,, the details are superb too
waskahegan (0) 2004-07-09 21:21
prachtige glimlach, uitdrukking van vreugde. Great Dof, very nice black and white.
pamastro (7290) 2004-07-10 1:26
I was just today looking to see if I had somehow missed any of your posts and I saw this new one. Great capture, Rinie. So crisp. And you got such a great expression. Joy, happiness, excitement, curiosity. It's all there. It goes along with your photo of the two girls with the mall in this respect. In both cases you were able to spot out and capture such great expressions. The tones here and the DOF are both perfect, too. And the eyes are great. They have a sparkle. And a reflection of you in them. For the scavenger hunt, perhaps. Excellent job, Rinie!
ChrisJ (100042) 2004-07-10 3:12
A wonderful portrait
eleparc (24063) 2004-07-11 14:50
HEY RINIE? YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LIKE MANNY, BUT I HOPE IT IS FOR ALL OF US? FOR THIS IS AN EXCELLENT PORTRAIT YOU HAVE MADE..;-))
I like it very much indeed... excellent crop, focus, DOF and choice of sepia was a nice addition;-) bravo rinie:-)
bertolucci (13358) 2004-07-11 16:40
What a lovely and sensetive pic Rinie! You captured the enthousiasm and cheerfulness expertly. The sparkle in his eye is magic and the sepia choice works great. Congrats, this is top.
magnier (988) 2004-07-12 9:27
exellent photo! the baby is very funny! well done
Burnham (2428) 2004-07-12 10:10
It's cool to be mentioned on a note for such a great shot, I told you it would work in sepia ;o) (actually I tried it on my monitor the day you sent it ). He is just SOO sweet, and everything works really well here. everything has been said, I just love it - it's monday now, so I only have 'till tomorrow ;o) You make me proud ;o)
kikvel (4784) 2004-07-12 10:21
WOW Rinie!!! this is great!!! I am glad you are getting better and to see your fine contributions to TE! Your pic is great!
cmartos (242) 2004-07-12 16:36
Wonderful shot, Rinie! Wonderful expression, nice tight crop, excellent sepia conversion. Beautiful, these eyes are so nicely cought. Very fine catch!
manny (21833) 2004-07-13 0:26
I am honored Rinie! I am here now in the Philippines and am planing to stay away from the internet but since you asked me to comment/critique, I will.
This is a very good portrait. The sepia is a great choice. the expression is very candid and the way you place him in the frame is perfect. DOF is also perfect. I lke this pic a lot.
If there's anythig I would do to improve is to aply softness around the child's hands. Aside from that, I am truly amazed by your not so frequent attempts at rtraits when i can definitely see your heart for it.
See you in two weeks. Will be back in Bangkok then.
Steely (895) 2004-07-13 3:19
what has not been said?
A wonderful and beautiful portrait Rinie:)the sepia conversion is a good choice, very much more impact than a colour image :)
oochappan (16957) 2004-07-22 15:15
Leuke foto Rinie, die heldere lachende ogen. Zelf hou ik meer van kleur maar voor deze maak ik graag een uitzondering!
elihesamian (26149) 2004-07-27 15:48
Lovely shot,I don't like to say about techniques as contrast,light,...
say just:Congratulation for this very lovely shot!
Thanks for sharing
harold (2377) 2004-07-29 8:47
Bravo Rinie Très beau portrait, le noir et blanc est bien choisi. Belle réalisation.
glider (690) 2004-08-03 9:48
Hi Rinie, I just find your TE pictures and I must say that I like it very much.
This shot is very lovely and "warm". I think that sepia tones is good choice. I like your composition and expression of child´s face. Excellent portrait.
danielswalsh (13599) 2004-08-12 1:01
Nice photo Rinie!
Very cute baby, it would be hard to resist taking photos.
I think you did a great job capturing the moment. The fact that he's reaching out to the camera is superb!
Nice sharpness, and good contrast.
naxius (16685) 2004-08-29 12:48
This portrait is really nice and the sepia mode works perfectly for this. I like the experession of this baby and he seems to be so happy!
This is perfect! Bravo...
helcio (136) 2005-07-04 22:08
charming... can´t take a look at these picture and not making a smile.
- Copyright: Rinie Hoff (Rinie_Hoff) (9340)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2004-07-08
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Photos named after a Monty Python quote, Your favourites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-07-09 1:21
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