Last saturday I took my camera again to the fountains in the mall.
This girl was playing there, and I have never seen a girl so happy, and enthousiastic, it seemed that she almost was not able to give way to her delight. I have seen a number of expression up to real cries of joy. I took quite a number of shots, because she really made me happy.
USM and a frame.
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avigur_11 (22077) 2004-08-13 19:00
Wonderfull close-up. What a happy wet face. Very good capture, with the blue behind her amnd the excellent light. Excelent, Rinie.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-08-13 19:14
Lovely capture here, I like the face and the water running down her face, very good close up shot here, well done, the sharpness is really good
kikvel (4784) 2004-08-13 20:40
Very nice portrait!!! the image is perfect to my opinion.
The cropping is great, very nice close up.
The expression of hers is so nice, it is very nice to take and watch this kind of photos.
You did fine Rinie, and you also enjoyed the moment, a nice combination!
cgrindahl (6113) 2004-08-13 21:09
Beautiful presentation Rinie of this little sweetheart. Such a lovely clean image your camera gave you! Colors and details are right on and depth of field is fine. I know you will add to this collection, which is fine by me. Excellent work.
benny (631) 2004-08-13 23:08
Magnifique photo, beau cadrage!
Bravo à vous!
pamastro (7290) 2004-08-14 1:39
Wow, great capture, Rinie. The water on her face is so nicely captured. The hair is also excellently rendered here. And that little droplet of water on that hair that sticks out from the other side of her head is just incredible. Such great detail. And yes, what a happiness that comes across from her. And it looks like a moment of break. Coming out and looking back at the water, taking a breath before playing again. But my what detail. That little droplet just really amazes me.. Excellent job.
Galeota (10338) 2004-08-14 2:44
Hi Rinie, what a coincidence once again! I really love the drops of water on her face, and her wet hair. She seems so joyful and it's contagious. The tight crop on her face makes a good composition and the darkened background helps to focus our attention on the girl . Well done.
ps: Seems that the Sigma 70-300 is a good compromise for its price. What's your opinion on the several lenses you've been using with your D70?
RGatward (20062) 2004-08-14 3:01
Lovely Rinie. Just had a look at some of your earlier portraits. You're really working hard at this, definate improvements along the way.
spence (65) 2004-08-14 6:08
Wonderful detail Rinie, and great colour. I like the really tight crop. You're really achieving a high standard in your new direction!
Michael_Gan (2776) 2004-08-14 6:14
Great shot Rinie. The light is outstanding! i really like the dark background with the blueish colour at exactly the right location to show the wet hair of the girl in the left lower corner! And the shiny earring is a lovely detail. Good crop, very well done!
bfly (5775) 2004-08-14 7:14
good morning Rinie :) it is a joy to wake up to such a sweet face..tramsmits its joy really..I liked the crop very very much as you can imagine (I like and try tight crop portraits a lot too)..image is very fine and clear..as others wrote it looks like your new camera is a joy to work with...
(hmm..out of points today...sorry for now)
have a good weekend:)...
summer89 (5422) 2004-08-14 10:12
You "freeze" this moment :)
I like everything in this photo. You have a camera that i want to buy. What you thing about this camera? what kind of lens you have?
nwoehnl (122) 2004-08-14 10:35
This is a lovely portrait, Rinie. The water droplets and the expression of joy on her face are wonderful, and the way the light falls onto this semi-profile catch is great, too. Very nice, and just for the record now she made me happy too :-)
technogran (1339) 2004-08-14 11:39
Beautiful expression captured so well. It is a good advantage to have such a zoom lens. The water droplets on her face and the little earring add a translucence to the skin. Great cropping too.
Ebbe (9617) 2004-08-14 12:40
A very special portrait Rinie. The best parts are the waterdrops and the play of lights and shadows. Her eyes are a bit too dark though.
waskahegan (0) 2004-08-14 13:07
Wat anders te zeggen? een beeld van geluk en gezondheid, mooie "Hautfarbe". Het beeld is goed framed and exposed.
Darren (6823) 2004-08-15 12:34
This is great Rinie, I like everything about it. All the technicals and the emotionals work for me. not what I would envision as the stereotypical little Dutch girl.
danielswalsh (13599) 2004-08-15 20:31
Nice Portraiture Rinie;
Fantastic detail, just a little bit too tight of a cropping for my liking.
Like shots where the subject is unaware of the camera.
avis2avis (4264) 2004-08-17 6:45
The light and details in this shot are just superb! There is indeed a lot of happiness radiating from this shot. :)
cmartos (242) 2004-08-17 18:25
Yep Rinie, outstanding! I like it very much, wonderful portrait, nice expression, nice water drops, it's very well cought. I like your tight crop too. This is a lovely capture.
flydragon (0) 2004-08-18 3:20
Wowww this is a great great portrait
the compostion is verry good
and the light so beautifull
i love it
Burnham (2428) 2004-08-18 12:28
I have no excuse for missing out on this one ! ;o) It´s so beautiful, you captured exactly what you wanted (or at least what I think you wanted)She has a prizeless expression. You´re really putting pressure on me here, I´m happy just to get shots with people in them, but this one tells me that´s still not enough ;o)
joseelias (0) 2004-08-19 7:54
Perfect close up. The DOF is just perfect creating a blured and partially colored background which is not distracting and highlights the girl face. The play between light and shadow is also very nice as well the clarity of the details.
gufo (106) 2004-08-22 11:15
Spectacular shot! Very clear and detailed.
clodreno (0) 2004-08-30 1:50
This is a superb portrait Rinie, really, one f the best I have seen on TE. Keep on the good work.
Still in Inida, in amritsar, I met eric and sorhab the other day in delhi..
eleparc (24063) 2004-09-11 3:53
rinie, you need to stop now or you will beat us all at making portraits;-)) simply splendid!! bravo
kinginexile (2598) 2004-10-22 14:14
With more green and Manny would sue you for copyright infringement! :-))))....Joking!
I don't need to be sold on children pix, even more so, when this one is top notch for aperture and compo.
The little touch of the earring corresponding to the drops of water is like the proverbial cherry on the cake..
kaud (1840) 2004-10-29 1:10
Fantastic light used.
You got her happiness correctly.
Porteplume (3406) 2005-07-07 7:25
First Edit: [2004-08-15 13:59]
Well Rinie, this is TOP work. I can't imagine a better portrait, you must be really proud of it!
So close, so sharp and tender at the same time, a perfect tight framing as I like it by portraits, I can't find the words... A favourite for sure!
* NB - Later Edit: I've proposed this picture for the TE Book but I just realized I needed your written autorization. Would you mind? :o)
Amicalement - Viviane
- Copyright: Rinie Hoff (Rinie_Hoff) (9340)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-08-07
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300 APO II
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Photos that have a movie title II, The Joys of Childhood, regards, Your favourites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-08-13 18:57
- Favorites: 2 [view]