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pixellimagery
 
pixellimagery April 20, 2013
Gritty portrait, fabulous intense stare!!!! :-))) Ell
TreeAnderson
 
TreeAnderson April 20, 2013
Amazing!
Gwenllian
 
Gwenllian April 25, 2013
awesome!
adoptedone
 
adoptedone May 01, 2013
Gorgeous portrait. Love it!
Lorenzo
 
Lorenzo May 02, 2013
Wonderful portrait and face expression. Excellent eye contact and B&W rendition.
JacquelineMGrange
 
JacquelineMGrange May 12, 2013
Love the serious expression and freckles... very well done!
kelsav
 
kelsav May 31, 2013
Great close up and wonderful subject. Voted!
ziggysofi
 
ziggysofi June 01, 2013
Fantastic shot! voted.
ArtQ
 
ArtQ June 10, 2013
Congrats on winning the Peoples Choice Award in the Children Portrait Contest.
KKGivens Premium
 
KKGivens June 10, 2013
Congratulations on winning People Choice Award, Stacey so proud of you.
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade June 12, 2013
awesome, check out my work please.
sherrymarie PRO+
 
sherrymarie June 12, 2013
Such a great shot, congrats!
tissa7
 
tissa7 June 12, 2013
love the expression!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions June 12, 2013
congrats
mailsmc
 
mailsmc June 13, 2013
Great intensity in the eyes, congrats on your award!
Jeanne713 PRO+
 
Jeanne713 June 13, 2013
Great shot! Congrats!!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta June 14, 2013
Great mono portrait. Congratulations on your win.
anneschlueter PRO
 
anneschlueter June 18, 2013
Congratulations!
Frostwings
 
Frostwings June 24, 2013
Gorgeously done while still looking tough and gritty. The myriad of freckles on his face somehow makes this photo all the more interesting. Very nice.
ultrachic PRO
 
ultrachic June 27, 2013
Amazing. I feel like this picture really grabs the viewer and insist on becoming a story to be told.
judithstopforth
 
judithstopforth June 29, 2013
congrats! lovely photo
fabs
 
fabs September 04, 2013
great B/W portrait!
SuperT22
 
SuperT22 September 27, 2013
Very nice photograph
lauradrakeenberg
 
lauradrakeenberg September 27, 2013
superb portrait! great
KKGivens Premium
 
KKGivens November 08, 2013
Congrats o your Finalist in Facial Expressions.
avguzzi Premium
 
avguzzi November 08, 2013
NIce congrats!
jleiweke
 
jleiweke November 08, 2013
Congrats!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 November 08, 2013
Congrats on being a finalist!
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle November 08, 2013
Just incredible. This is just so riviting. Congratulations on being a finalist!
louisloizidesmitsu
 
louisloizidesmitsu November 09, 2013
Congrats!!!
sharonmorris Premium
 
sharonmorris November 10, 2013
Congrats Stacey love this one!!!!
pope1000
 
pope1000 November 12, 2013
Amazing shot.
SherranAndersen
 
SherranAndersen November 15, 2013
Congrats.
ashleybronwyn
 
ashleybronwyn November 20, 2013
love the connection you have with the subject
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots January 03, 2014
Awesome portrait shot! Congrats.
Teener12wb Premium
 
Teener12wb February 03, 2014
Great picture!
lindywalker
 
lindywalker February 03, 2014
great capture!! congrats on your awards!
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 March 18, 2014
great job, congrats
KKGivens Premium
 
KKGivens March 19, 2014
Congratulations Stacey!!!!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ March 24, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
desrey88
 
desrey88 April 23, 2014
Such a great shot. Perfect model. Love this!
BensPhotography
 
BensPhotography May 15, 2014
awesome
wanderlustsoulsphoto
 
wanderlustsoulsphoto June 17, 2014
Stunning portrait!
KKGivens Premium
 
KKGivens June 23, 2014
Congratulation on your Finalist in Children's Portraiture Contest!!!
pattack
 
pattack June 23, 2014
Great image and nice to see one of a little boy for a change!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ June 24, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
davidconnelly
 
davidconnelly June 24, 2014
great shot
sharonmorris Premium
 
sharonmorris June 26, 2014
Congrats Stacey on your finalist
MikeW PRO+
 
MikeW August 23, 2014
love it! Really engages the viewer!
KKGivens Premium
 
KKGivens October 29, 2014
Congratulations on your finalist!!!!
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset November 10, 2014
Congrats on being finalist, it's a great capture. Love the intense look of concentration. Bravo!
LKoz PRO
 
LKoz November 24, 2014
I just love this photo!!
deniseabela
 
deniseabela January 26, 2015
Love those freckles! Congratulations!
KKGivens Premium
 
KKGivens January 26, 2015
Congratulations Stacey so proud of you great work. :)
rexnet
 
rexnet January 26, 2015
Great shot great expression love this shot
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta January 27, 2015
My previous comment refers. Congratulations on being a Winner again.
sharonmorris Premium
 
sharonmorris January 27, 2015
Congrats Stacey on your win. Great portrait love the freckles.❤️
rhondas PRO+
 
rhondas January 27, 2015
Congrats! Very Nice.
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD January 27, 2015
Stunning natural capture. Congratulations.
joannegraham
 
joannegraham January 28, 2015
INSPIRATION!!! fantastic
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 February 02, 2015
congrats on your win, remarkable image
GingerGeorge
 
GingerGeorge April 12, 2015
I love everything about this image! I love the helmet, the frickles, and that intense look on his face. Great capture!
dareco PRO+
 
dareco May 08, 2015
voted
joegoble
 
joegoble June 20, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
abdulmagidalglidphotograph
 
GOOD PORTRAIT
ColorsoftheRainbow
 
ColorsoftheRainbow August 10, 2015
Absolutely love this! Love the intense stare and the freckles.
KKGivens Premium
 
KKGivens August 18, 2015
Congrats on your finalist. :)
maureenrueffer
 
maureenrueffer August 19, 2015
This should be framed in their house! What a wonderful shot!!
lesaforshaw
 
lesaforshaw August 25, 2015
Wonderful shot.
blackphotos
 
blackphotos September 20, 2015
Incredible contrast... Love this so much. Wonderful photo!
WMurrayphotos
 
WMurrayphotos October 14, 2015
Congrats on finalist!
WMDoornbos
 
WMDoornbos Sep 30
One of the best portraits I've ever seen.

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Behind The Lens

Location
Baseball field in Greenbrier Arkansas
Time
Evening probably between 5:30 and 7 PM
Lighting
Shot in natural light with no reflectors
Equipment
Canon 40D 70-200mm f/2.8 lens - at full 200mm aperture f/2.8 shutter speed 1/250
Inspiration
I like the idea of a close up of a catcher with the full mask with the eyes being the focus and wanted to try it out. This is actually my 2nd attempt at this type of shot, the first session with another boy was not successful. This is one of the boys that was on my nephews ball team, and I had been taking their photos during the game for a couple of years and was doing their individual and team photos and wanted to the catcher shot again. Loved the boys look and freckles, so asked I asked him and his Mom if they minded helping me out with this image and this is the result.
Editing
I knew when I was taking this photo, I would go black and white for the grittiness. To me the kids stare and freckles make this image.
In my camera bag
My bag pretty much has my Canon 7D and my 70-200mm f/2.8 lens and a 2x extender that I use for zoo and animal shots. I like to get up close.
Feedback
Focus on the eyes and get close and if you don't succeed the first time, try it again :)

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