<<< o >>>the innocence of youth 19 comments + add yours

I have loads of shots of Rhowan that I like, and almost as many of Harmony, but I have very few of them together. As such I think that this one will prove to be a favourite of mine for quite some time to come. As always, let me know what you think.

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comment by Garry at 05:06 PM (GMT) on 3 July, 2010

This is lovely.
Those soft tones give it a dreamlike appearance

comment by Carlos Garcia at 05:08 PM (GMT) on 3 July, 2010

Beautiful David. The soft focus effect is just right. Love the tones that you chose as well. Children are the best blessing. Wonderful!

comment by Bobbi Lane at 05:11 PM (GMT) on 3 July, 2010

What a beautiful and dreamy photo, lovely in the innocence of childhood, free from worry and just so tender.

comment by Jason Dale at 05:15 PM (GMT) on 3 July, 2010

Christ! that's a powerful Shot Dave... love the softness and post processing, Excellent!

comment by Arjan at 05:41 PM (GMT) on 3 July, 2010

Great shot. Softness work great and shouts "peace and love".
I can imagine you are very happy to have this one "for later" and I'm sure they'll appreciate this shot when they grow up.

comment by Chris at 06:42 PM (GMT) on 3 July, 2010

Its been an age since I've commented, but this is worthy of a positive note. Lovely use of the colour palette and as someone else said, the glow effect really suits. In all honesty anyone with children will find this hard not to like.

comment by Barb at 06:47 PM (GMT) on 3 July, 2010

So lovely! Your work is always amazing and inspiring!

comment by Libby Nightingale at 07:02 PM (GMT) on 3 July, 2010

I love this photo - it reminds me of this photo of them sleeping taken a few years ago :-)


comment by Cesar at 07:26 PM (GMT) on 3 July, 2010

This is one of the strange cases that I like the original more than the "photoshop version".

comment by Sue at 07:39 PM (GMT) on 3 July, 2010

I think this is my favorite of your girls! So beautiful and innocent!

comment by David Kelly at 08:11 PM (GMT) on 3 July, 2010

David, nice PPing to give a soft focus glow & high key effect. Definitely gives a dream like effect and Rhowan & Harmony an angelic / cherub like appearance. Like Chris says, any parent would be hard pushed not to be touched by this.
Just wish my little boy would still be asleep at til 8.41 in the morning, so that Daddy could have a lie-in once in a while! :-)

comment by Dan Kaufman at 01:24 AM (GMT) on 4 July, 2010

beautiful. both you and Libby, and the girls will cherish this picture for many years to come.

comment by Jason at 07:33 PM (GMT) on 5 July, 2010

This is stunningly beautiful. I love the soft dreamlike effect you created. A classic image which has been perfectly executed :)

comment by djn1 at 08:43 AM (GMT) on 6 July, 2010

Thanks everyone.

comment by jesse at 05:21 PM (GMT) on 8 July, 2010

i agree this is probably one of your best images in a while and it will take some time for you to top it!

comment by CLAUDIA at 06:32 PM (GMT) on 14 July, 2010

this one is BEAUTIFUL

comment by Sprezzatura at 12:40 PM (GMT) on 6 August, 2010

Simply amazing

comment by MQPhoto at 06:19 AM (GMT) on 31 August, 2010

Beautiful children shot, the tone works really well

comment by Lisa at 04:22 AM (GMT) on 8 October, 2010

So dreamy and beautiful ... love it