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We were out shooting portraits today, and while I'm not entirely convinced I composed this one as well as I should have done, I do think it's a moment worth sharing.

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12.18pm on 7/2/07
Canon 5D
EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM
C1 Pro
children [portraits] + people [portraiture] + no print
comment by ROB at 11:14 PM (GMT) on 7 February, 2007

The close crop works well for me - shows off the intamacy of the moment.

Maybe its my monitor, but it appears a little dark of something.

comment by Katie at 11:18 PM (GMT) on 7 February, 2007

A magnificent moment in time captured splendidly. I agree its a little dark, but I think it adds to the intimacy. How precious.

comment by Katie at 11:20 PM (GMT) on 7 February, 2007

Unrelated sidenote: I noticed that in my browser at least (Firefox)the increase size and decrease size options in the bottom of the comment text area have opposing arrows. Increase is pointed downward and decrease, up. Just FYI.

comment by nferreira at 11:36 PM (GMT) on 7 February, 2007

To tell you the truth, I think that the composition is too tight. But it was a moment that speaks for itself and emotions, in this case, are more important than composition. :-)

comment by 3amfromkyoto at 11:44 PM (GMT) on 7 February, 2007

Damn this is good...

comment by Psychodudu at 12:48 AM (GMT) on 8 February, 2007

This is dynamite. The pureness of this moment brings a lump to my throat. A little dark, and I'm not so sure your DoF is how you intended it be, but hey....what the heck do I know?

comment by Robert at 03:09 AM (GMT) on 8 February, 2007

I think you may be too hard on yourself. As ROB noted, the close confines of the frame are intimate and warm.... lots of feeling. It reminds me of childhood and the feel of my dad's stubble when he hugged me. The contrast in skin tone are just an added bonus.

comment by Sharla at 04:47 AM (GMT) on 8 February, 2007

I agree with your comment on the composition but sometimes the subject is far more important.

comment by MarkDM at 05:04 AM (GMT) on 8 February, 2007

I actually like the way this is lit. It allows, almost forces, the viewer to focus on the baby's face. Very nice moment, David.

comment by P.J. at 06:33 AM (GMT) on 8 February, 2007

You've caught an excellent moment here. Black and white works perfectly.

comment by Toxic Lens at 07:33 AM (GMT) on 8 February, 2007

Touching... I'd really like it in sepia.

comment by Jump at 08:02 AM (GMT) on 8 February, 2007

Really lovely picture

comment by David Chabashvili at 08:04 AM (GMT) on 8 February, 2007

this is one of the sweetest photos I have ever seen! so emotional, expressive! great!

comment by Jennifer at 08:37 AM (GMT) on 8 February, 2007

Wonderful comp, but would have liked a little more light on Dad's face - prob would have missed the moment if you'd arsed around with lighting though!

comment by lasiate at 12:23 PM (GMT) on 8 February, 2007

superbe travail sur la profondeur de champ même si ça n'aurait pas été mon choix. Très belle image d'amour paternel.

comment by Richard Trim at 02:47 PM (GMT) on 8 February, 2007

Haven't you thought 22 ...this is the 21st century!

comment by m at 04:19 PM (GMT) on 8 February, 2007

:-) On an lighter note!! One of your commentors needs to get out a little more.

comment by riesenriel at 04:44 PM (GMT) on 8 February, 2007

Just lovely... great framed.

comment by Jennifer at 04:49 PM (GMT) on 8 February, 2007

Hmmm - looks bril on the laptop - think I have monitor issues :-(

comment by seawitch at 04:56 PM (GMT) on 8 February, 2007

I like it a lot. There is something in the Dad's face that invokes the feelings of tenderness, love, and joy that parents feel.

comment by Jaynee at 10:24 PM (GMT) on 8 February, 2007

This has nothing to do with today's picture, but two nights ago here in South Carolina we had the most amazing sunset - just drop dead gorgeous. And my first thought was, "I wish Chromasia was here to capture this on film because it will never be this beautiful again."

comment by Ryano at 10:59 PM (GMT) on 8 February, 2007

1 word for me... Beautiful!

comment by djn1 at 10:59 PM (GMT) on 8 February, 2007

Thanks everyone, and my apologies for the racist comment that appeared earlier. I've now deleted it.