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I don't have much to say about this one other than that it's a shot of Harmory on the beach being cute.

To follow up on yesterday's discussion (regarding the flash gallery): it seems that it requires a minimum of flash 8 to run, hence the reason a few of you didn't get to see the images. I'll keep playing around with this until I come up with something a bit more robust.

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1x1 + children [portraits]
comment by toby at 08:22 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2006

Lovely shot. Great depth of field and detail on subject. Like the colouring aspect of this photo as well, makes it appealing to the eye.

comment by Jennifer at 08:31 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2006

Awww - she does 'cute' VERY well! :-)

comment by ains at 08:31 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2006

you do have the most beautiful children

comment by Ayash Basu at 08:43 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2006

Beautiful image, she's very very cute.

comment by Adrian Park at 08:44 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2006

*Very* cute - kids rock!

Like most others, I almost always like your post-production, but this time I'm speechless! The colours and tones in this are just spellbinding.

comment by char at 08:49 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2006

Awww she is adorable!

comment by krisba at 09:03 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2006

Very nice pic!!!

comment by Karl Baumann at 09:51 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2006

Yes she is :-)

comment by nuno f at 09:54 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2006

Good portrait of Harmony. She is really photogenic.

Yesterda, I tried your flash gallery and I didn't had any trouble viewing it using firefox, internet explorer and flock. I've installed Flash 9 version last week and it all worked smooth. :-)

comment by Paul at 10:12 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2006

What a fantastic image, so soft and personnal. Shot of the day for me!

comment by jesse at 10:17 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2006

i always enjoy the shots of your kids - they seem so alive

comment by ps at 10:21 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2006

it's so cute :)

comment by Mary at 10:36 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2006

Your children are so cute! I enjoy seeing pics of them. I like how you use depth of field when taking pics of them. You make it all about them. Awesome!

comment by Arthur at 10:39 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2006

Beautiful shot, DJN.

It’s very interesting to compare this with the bold, vivid shots of this time last year—which I love—and to see the gentle, desaturated, green tone that’s evolved lately—which I think I like, too...

comment by chiara at 10:44 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2006

WOW never boring and always spontaneous! Love it!

comment by Trish at 10:52 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2006

Aw, she's beautiful, as is your photo of her. ;)

comment by mehdi at 11:18 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2006

I have to say that your shots here and on weekelyshot are great
because you shoot everything well. You are a great inspiration to many photogs.

comment by rambohoho at 12:26 AM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

lovely shot, loverly girl.

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comment by john at 02:56 AM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

Beautiful pose, lovely bokeh. I'd prefer a more saturated version, but this is very nice. I have a young daughter of my own so I have a soft spot for photos like this one.

comment by blake at 03:52 AM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

I have always thought, and still do, that you're best work is your photography of your kids. This is fantastic like all the rest.

comment by Ash at 05:03 AM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

great candid shot...love the tones....almost pastel....

comment by m i k e b at 05:39 AM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

This came out fantastic. I think I like how well her hair was captured the most. The detail and "frizziness" just adds character to the shot.

comment by Jeet at 06:23 AM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

great shot..

comment by mihai at 06:25 AM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

wow, where do u find them, so lovely and so cute....great portret, cool tones of color, cool dof and detail of her hair...lovely

comment by Eirik at 07:20 AM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

About the Flash gallery: you're using SlideShowPro, right? When you export the movie, you can choose to make it Flash 7 compatible.

I really like these simple and personal photos, especially when the colors are just a bit desaturated (or even b&w). Great job, as usual :)

comment by navin harish at 07:30 AM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

Yes indeed she is cute and I quite like the colour treatment on this shot

comment by doreen at 07:54 AM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

all i can say is: awwwwwwwwwwwwww

comment by Ivy at 09:22 AM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

Great photograph, greater caption and of course, the cute kid takes away the cake.

comment by Jeroen Broeckx at 10:22 AM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

Something to put in your portfolio!
Absolutely perfect post-processing!
Love this shot...

comment by Ali at 11:51 AM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

Contetnt: Beautiful and full of life!
Technical: Nice colors, great DOF, great post processing like always.

For the Flash slideshow I think Eirik is right.

comment by David at 02:59 PM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

so so cute, i love your portraits, when i grow up, i wanna be like you XDD

comment by Joe at 03:46 PM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

Absolutely fantastic!

comment by Jouna at 03:52 PM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

Hehehee. There's going to be big amount of picture-books for her to keep from childhood :)

Really great pic.

Just ordered Nikon D50 with nikkor AF-S 18-55mm and 55-200m kit lenses :)

Waiting is pure agony..

comment by Jukka at 04:50 PM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

Finally, a real photograph!

comment by PlasticTV at 07:16 PM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

What an aptly titled picture. :)

comment by Sysagent at 09:14 PM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

Great stuff David and definately an image to treasure for years to come...

comment by marco's light opinion at 10:28 PM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

She has developed a sort of empathy with your camera and is always so spontaneous... great shot!

comment by Maxine at 11:12 PM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

I love this girl to pieces :)
amazing the colours effect, just love the way clothes, skin and background integrate to each other. Very harmorycal ;)

comment by Geoff at 11:34 PM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

lovely colours...

on a side note, I don't know if anyone has told you, but the mouse over title dialogue spreads across the whole browser window in IE7.

comment by djn1 at 11:39 PM (GMT) on 11 July, 2006

Thanks all, and I'll pick up on some of your points tomorrow. Right now I'm too tired to even think, let alone type.

comment by Antony Williams at 11:44 AM (GMT) on 12 July, 2006

Hi Dave,

Super shot of your adorable daughter. Interesting treatment of the image tones and typical of your more recent posts I feel, which display more moody, subtle colours rather than the super bold colours of old. Is this 'dulling down' of late done on purpose?

I can't help but ask myself why you put this shot up though. Aside from the understandable pride you have as her father and will no doubt want the whole world to see how wonderful she is, this image doesn't strike me as anything more than a snapshot. The sort of shot any of us can achieve at 200mm focal length.

It just doesn't stand out all that much.

I know this post is a bit late and you have already put another (excellent) shot up but I gave it some thought yesterday and again this morning and eventually decided to swim against the sycophantic tide of adoring comments and question why you chose this image as it doesn't really do much for me and its style isn't what I have become accustomed to seeing or expecting from you!


comment by djn1 at 01:10 PM (GMT) on 12 July, 2006

Antony: I guess, for me at least, this is elevated beyond being just a "snapshot" for two reasons: first, because it captures something about her; i.e. it's a defining moment if you like, and second, because the post-processing was tailored towards enhancing the mood and feel of the shot.

I do take your point though about this not being my usual style, but personally I think this is a much better shot than the "excellent" one you refer to in your final paragraph.

I guess the bottom-line though is that we each have our preferences and our own views about what makes a good photograph.

comment by Antony Williams at 01:25 PM (GMT) on 12 July, 2006


Thanks so much for the response and having considered your comments I agree with you because you will always post images that mean something to you rather than images that you think will be popular.

I do defenitely see a more sombre feel to your work lateley and find it (personally) less appealing but this is your domain and it is your call what goes online.

The bottom line is that I still visit each day and more often than not admire your offerings.

All the best!

comment by kavin at 07:20 PM (GMT) on 12 July, 2006

i like the glow line around her chin. Perhaps it's the peach fuzz children has.

comment by chuck at 09:44 PM (GMT) on 12 July, 2006

a correction on the slideshowpro... you may need flash 8 to impliment it, BUT you only need Flash player 7 to view it.

i use it on my site too and am very happy with it.

comment by m at 11:05 PM (GMT) on 12 July, 2006

:-) very cute

comment by Niki at 05:55 PM (GMT) on 17 July, 2006

This is soooo precious...

comment by michaelm at 10:47 PM (GMT) on 30 July, 2006

A wonderful picture. There's a story hiding inside...
I write and come here for inspiration.
Keep creating, dude...


comment by Nad at 05:01 AM (GMT) on 30 October, 2006

This picture is amazing!!! It’s still, yet you can feel the motion… the wind, body movement… it’s so detailed! And the coloring…can’t stop staring!