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reflections of a four yr old

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49 Comments | Report
michyoung
 
michyoung March 20, 2014
Perfect.
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka March 22, 2014
Great idea well executed.
Plume
 
Plume March 30, 2014
Priceless :)
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank April 01, 2014
Simply adorable.
heathermcfw PRO+
 
heathermcfw April 06, 2014
very creative nice job
gwendolynfaasen
 
gwendolynfaasen April 13, 2014
A true masterpiece !
waynearmsworthy
 
waynearmsworthy April 29, 2014
Simply beautiful photograph
brendacoatsrich
 
brendacoatsrich May 02, 2014
Beyond beautiful!
MarcoPoveda
 
MarcoPoveda May 05, 2014
Wao que foto tan linda
susanmetzgodsey
 
susanmetzgodsey May 16, 2014
A true masterpiece
verity PRO+
 
verity May 18, 2014
Really beautiful child, great shot.
tjsearch
 
tjsearch June 01, 2014
Beautifully done!
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer June 16, 2014
Beautiful composition
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita June 19, 2014
thought this might be yours...gorgeous!
heathermcfw PRO+
 
heathermcfw June 19, 2014
wonderful
paulacoxrossi
 
paulacoxrossi June 29, 2014
Just Beautiful!
fernandoamato
 
fernandoamato July 01, 2014
Unique shot
Voted
vsidles PRO+
vsidles July 04, 2014
Thank you very much!!!
Vince542 Premium
 
Vince542 July 14, 2014
Stunning portrait. always amazing photography!!!!
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle August 10, 2014
Outstanding - beautiful little girl - voted
ritafayeadams PRO
 
ritafayeadams August 12, 2014
awesome!
marleecross PRO
 
marleecross September 01, 2014
So sweet!
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb December 28, 2014
all-time favorite ,love it
iamtherie
 
iamtherie May 21, 2015
beautiful!!
Snapshot53 PRO+
 
Snapshot53 May 28, 2015
Beautifull
Morales
 
Morales June 27, 2015
simply in awe with this photo,not enough awards to give you for this photo....
vsidles PRO+
vsidles June 27, 2015
Thank you VERY much for such a nice compliment! Vicki
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel March 02, 2016
Such a stunning image of a young girl, perhaps, dreaming.
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 July 14, 2016
Beautiful photograph !!
vsidles PRO+
 
vsidles October 28, 2016
Thank you all who voted who made this contest Finalist possible! I am truly grateful!
MeTooTimesTwo PRO+
 
MeTooTimesTwo October 28, 2016
One word, WOW!
Thierry-Jean Premium
 
Thierry-Jean October 28, 2016
So beautiful ...
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer October 29, 2016
Congratulations, Vickie - a perfect image for the Mirror contest finalist - a beautiful little lady and beautiful photo!
vsidles PRO+
 
vsidles October 30, 2016
Thank you everyone, not only for votes but for such kind comments! And especially to my beautiful granddaughter who begrudgingly posed! Vicki
YvonneJeaK PRO+
 
YvonneJeaK October 31, 2016
Gorgeous. Congratulations
rturnbow PRO+
 
rturnbow November 16, 2016
Congrats on the finalist in the mirror contest! Wonderful image!
Rustybucket8472 PRO
 
Rustybucket8472 November 17, 2016
Congratulations on your win!!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden November 20, 2016
Congratulations on your great P C Challenge Win!
gregedwards PRO
 
gregedwards November 26, 2016
Lovely!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank November 26, 2016
My compliments on all the well deserved awards for this adorable image.
Joy1964
 
Joy1964 November 26, 2016
Love love love!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 February 15, 2017
Voted Above or Below
httppluto
 
httppluto April 03, 2017
So beautiful
adavies PRO
 
adavies April 14, 2017
Wonderful image...really well done! :)
lisaladouceur
 
lisaladouceur May 02, 2017
Love love it
lmh1980
 
lmh1980 February 18, 2018
Absolutely Stunning
GGBLUE333
 
GGBLUE333 March 18, 2018
This is one of the best pictures I've ever seen
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography May 24, 2018
Absolutely gorgeous / Voted
cynthialesley
 
cynthialesley June 05, 2018
Beautiful young lady!!! She is just lovely! You did an excellent job with this!!!!
cynthialesley
 
cynthialesley June 05, 2018
Voted !!!
beingsalmankhan
 
beingsalmankhan December 24, 2019
Very Beautiful!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at my house....of all places, in the floor of my dining room!
Time
It was late afternoon and my granddaughter was a bit cranky, as you may be able to tell if you look closely at her facial expression.
Lighting
I wanted lower lighting which is why I used my dining room and since I'm a novice and (at the time) had no equipment whatsoever, I wanted to illuminate her face only while she was lying down on the mirror. I used only the light coming in the room which wasn't much, and a plug in night light up above her head.
Equipment
If I recall for this photo, all I had at the time, was my Sony point and shoot. With my granddaughter, I always had to set it on "kids" mode because she never stops moving however this time, I remember getting on to her because of the low light situation, I needed her to lie still, which is why she was "pouty". Really all I used was the Sony, a plug in night light and a flat "kid friendly" mirror.
Inspiration
I'd seen other baby photos that had inspired me to take one like this however I didn't have the camera or any type of know how when my granddaughter was a newborn baby. I had not gotten anywhere near to that point of reviewing other styles of sets and seeing what I liked. So in seeing so many beautiful baby photos done this way, I knew I had to have one of my gorgeous granddaughter, even though she didn't fit the typical "baby" mold for this style of shot.
Editing
For post processing, I only did some cropping, minor softening of features and some vignette around the edges. Overall I was pleased with how the photo came out.
In my camera bag
Now, because I've started doing more with my photos like canvas and cards or gifts for others (still a novice, this is a part time hobby), I have finally graduated to a dslr camera so I carry lens filters, extra batteries, extra memory card, wi-fi sync, my point n shoot Sony just in case, my zoom lens for the Nikon, flash diffuser, and that's pretty much it.
Feedback
A cooperative kid helps! My granddaughter wasn't in the best mood and I got lucky with this one but I can't tell you the times I've spent on setup only to be disappointed by attitude. Make sure they're rested. Make sure your attitude is funny and not too serious also. And just have fun with it. That's the best advice. Next best advice (especially with kids), takes LOTS of photos. You might get a few good ones and a hundred lousy. It's the few great ones that will be that canvas on your wall!

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