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7- Twirling
7- Twirling

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Black and White, Diptych / Triptych
Date Uploaded: Feb 18, 2008

Viewed: 691
Comments: 28
Favorites: 6 (view)

My daughter loves to twirl in her dress. I think it is standard behavior for all little girls with dresses.

I got her to twirl for the camera and this was actually a nice sequence that I turned into a triptych. I know, the background is too busy. It was spontaneous and the shallow dof helps to minimize the impact of the background.

desaturate colors
adjust levels
adjust contrast
a bit of dodge and burn
a little USM and some noise reduction

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04/30/2008 03:31:24 PM
Very well done! I really like it. I love the simplicity of the composition rather than trying to get all artsy with the triptych...it works tremendously.
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04/10/2008 12:58:47 AM
This is so well done Bud, I think this one should be on your wall, in 15 years when she has moved out it will be a treasure.
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04/03/2008 07:30:52 AM
Lovely, lovely and lovely. What a cutie!
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04/01/2008 09:47:53 PM
The background is not a bother at all. This is adorable! You are going to have so many wonderful photos of your kids. I love how well she pops out from the background. The motion captured is wonderful as well.
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03/30/2008 12:39:24 PM
Of all your wonderful images, this one is my favorite. What a great photo for you and your family to cherish forever. Personally, I don't see a single thing that I would change.
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03/30/2008 11:50:51 AM
This is fantastic!

Oh, to be young again...
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03/29/2008 04:56:45 PM
This is simply perfect
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03/01/2008 05:48:16 PM
Bud, this is just fantastic! Your choice of image positioning in the triptych is unusual but works well, the location couldn't be better as it shows her in a natural setting doing what little girls do. Her expressions are just wonderful #1 preperation, #2 wow look at this and #3 I nailed it!

#2 is the winning shot for me as her feet are ballerinaish (look, I made up a word). Its a perfect sequence Bud and, rather than print the triptych get 3 8*10's, frame them and hang them like the triptych!
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02/28/2008 01:48:17 AM
This is so sweet. I love the dedication and the little shoes.
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02/25/2008 10:40:57 AM
This is an absolutely wonderful triptych. You've caught the essence of childhood, and put it together for all of us to see. My daughter likes to spin and do "ballet". I think I need to get one of these myself. Your B&W conversion fits this perfectly.
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02/24/2008 12:20:27 AM
i think the b/g is perfect, really give a nice sense of surroundings and plants that we dont see much here in washington
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02/22/2008 11:50:06 PM
Absolutely brilliant. So well put together. You captured a priceless moment here. I'm particularly fond of the middle photo - she looks like a professional dancer.
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02/21/2008 11:48:09 PM
This is pure delight.
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02/21/2008 11:06:04 PM
This is Classic! This has such a great feel to it, you captured of the essence of a little girl. Nicely put together and well done in b&w. The background, I feel is perfectly oof and well suited for the context of what she is doing, not too busy at all, imo. Well done and you got a keeper here!
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02/21/2008 03:02:46 AM
Positively delightful! And the background is not too busy for me - it's real and it supports the shot nicely. This really is well presented. You also have a series of three of just her feet and the bottom of her skirt if you wish.
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02/19/2008 02:07:02 PM
Excellent! Be proud! Lovely set of images to treasure.
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02/19/2008 01:41:19 PM
That is just a fabulous set of shots. Something your family can treasure for many years to come.
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02/19/2008 01:18:56 PM
I like how you did this -- how it steps down as she twirls. She is so precious, Bud. I love that outfit she is wearing -- and the hat! I want to eat her up :)

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02/19/2008 12:23:55 PM
This is a beautiful series and the BKG is not in the least distracting.
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02/19/2008 12:03:14 PM
The tryptich is what makes this work well, giving context to what is actually going on. Very nice.
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02/19/2008 11:52:50 AM
Beautifully done! Really shows the innocence of childhood! very clear. This is worth framing!!!
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02/19/2008 07:58:53 AM
She is precious. I remember when my daughters were a lot younger and they'd twirl and twirl to get their dress to balloon out. My first impression was that feeling of nostalgia that fathers get as they grow older. I never noticed the busy background, the slight blurring works well to separate her from the noise. Liked the use of the triptych to show the sequence. She looks happy and content, which is a good look for a child. For anyone.
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02/18/2008 12:42:01 PM
Just gorgeous. She doesn't appear to be in the least bit self conscious either.
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02/18/2008 12:28:39 PM
Simple, real, and so alive with feeling. This is great work that is well presented.
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02/18/2008 12:16:23 PM
Amazing little girl! Excellent use of Black & White! :)
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02/18/2008 11:57:06 AM
Little girls are so much fun! Love the way you captured her moving without blur. Beautiful b/w collage for your wall.
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02/18/2008 11:17:33 AM
Sweet girl, I like the position of the images. The background isn't distacting with that dof, contrarily it gives a conection with a real place and not with a studio-like situation.
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02/18/2008 08:06:43 AM
Excellently well done. Though the bg may be busy, it is pleasantly oof. The middle one is especially nice.
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