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Despite spending quite some time trying to come up with something quirky for this week’s Photo Friday challenge – Treasured – I kept coming back to pictures of our children, not least because the remainder of the treasured things in my life are rather unimportant in comparison (other than my wife, but she’s had her fair share of pictures over the last couple of days ;-).

The photograph from which these three images were produced was taken one month before our daughter’s second birthday and shows her in an unusually calm mood. While she’s an undeniably cute child, she’s also something of a handful and rarely sits still long enough for me to take her picture – so I suppose I treasure this image because I don’t imagine there’ll be many more opportunities to take similar ones, at least not until she’s a bit older.

Like a number of the images I’ve used recently this was taken with my old camera, a Fujifilm FinePix 40i. As a consequence I needed to spend a bit of time removing some unwanted jpeg artefacts, but other than that I didn’t need to do too much else with it.

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comment by tocular.blogspot.com at 12:11 AM (GMT) on 29 December, 2003

Your daughter is very beautiful and the picture is excellent...

comment by fredrik at 07:33 AM (GMT) on 29 December, 2003

great shot!:) it really highlights her eyes.

comment by hannah at 10:07 AM (GMT) on 29 December, 2003

her eyes are truly amazing. well done that you focused on them!

comment by djn1 at 11:39 PM (GMT) on 29 December, 2003

Thanks to all three of you.

I agree that her eyes make this image, but the tight focus was more good fortune than planning as this with was taken with my old point-and-shoot that wasn't overly reliable when focussing. I guess that this time it got it right though :-)

comment by spunwithtears at 11:33 PM (GMT) on 1 February, 2004

very cute little one. I really like the concept of zooming into the eyes. Black-and-white really works for this picture. Great series of photographs!

comment by Leda Cruz at 03:34 PM (GMT) on 15 October, 2004

The image of Serenity and the Beauty

comment by Joe[y] at 02:32 PM (GMT) on 7 June, 2005

Looking back through your older work I'm really beginning to notice how much you have progressed over the past couple of years.

I notice some very chromasia-style photos back in the never-regions of your archives but they're all just lacking that 'spark' you've got now... that perfection you've mastered.

It's vey inspirational this VERY visible improvement.