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Pure and Genuine Light



Children's eyes series. Simple shot with the very sharp Sigma 50 Art lens. Hand held. No stabilizer. Image cropped. (Be child, my friend).
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Children's eyes series. Simple shot with the very sharp Sigma 50 Art lens. Hand held. No stabilizer. Image cropped. (Be child, my friend).
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'In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. But the earth was formless and empty. Then God said: Let there be light; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good'. (The Bible, Genesis 1, 1) ..................................................................................................................................................................................... It is the light what gives consistency and form to the matter. The atoms are practically 100% empty space. The volume occupied by the nucleus plus the volume occupied by the electrons is only 0,0000000000001% (yes, thirteen decimals) of the total volume of any atom. But the photons, as bosons responsible of the electromagnetic interaction, connect internally and continuously the electrons with the nucleus, and also the atoms with other atoms in order to form molecules. The photons act as if they were the cement of the matter. Without light in its interior, there would not be 'solid' atoms and molecules. The matter, the whole universe would be an extremely loose soup of bosons and hadrons with c.0% density. That is, without light, the matter, the earth would be 'formless and empty', as surprisingly states the first sentence of the Bible. Light is not an outside phenomenon: photons are an essential 'internal' component of the matter. Without them it would not be possible any form. Neither the beauty, nor the photography. The matter is literally 'filled' with light. Also at night. To capture it, is all.
..................................................................................................................................................................................... One of my favorite themes in photography is try to capture the light of the children's eyes. In any portrait, everything is in the eyes. And children have the most pure, genuine and lighting eyes. (Be child, my friend...)
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GRACECAPRI
 
GRACECAPRI January 03, 2015
Stunning!
oilypiston
 
oilypiston January 10, 2015
Great eye shots: windows to the soul etc. What could be more worthwhile perfecting!
danielmartin
 
danielmartin January 11, 2015
Mirrors of her soul.... Very beautiful! GREAT series!!!
christinedibbs
 
christinedibbs January 14, 2015
Beautiful!!!
EddieG PRO
 
EddieG January 15, 2015
Love your collection of eyes; all perfectly and consistently lit. Such colours!
Freckles99
 
Freckles99 January 25, 2015
I like how you photograph a face and make me feel like I know what's going on behind those eyes. :)
photomessenger
 
photomessenger January 26, 2015
At a quick glance, it looks the best to me too, but I just really admire someone getting a theme and 'working' it. I think you can learn a lot from doing so, and you can get some lovely shots like this!
dareco PRO+
 
dareco January 29, 2015
WOW!!!
ahmedfouadibraheem
 
ahmedfouadibraheem February 03, 2015
Very sharp shot ,well done.
dareco PRO+
 
dareco February 20, 2015
voted!
ahteshamulhdshible
 
ahteshamulhdshible March 03, 2015
Beautiful eyes !
dareco PRO+
 
dareco March 03, 2015
once again you have my vote :)
dareco PRO+
 
dareco March 17, 2015
vote
cynthialesley
 
cynthialesley March 22, 2015
stunning!
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD March 27, 2015
AWESOME capture, world's beauty in one shot, hope it wins !voted in Your Life !
GEFAELL
GEFAELL March 27, 2015
Many thanks! Although I am bias, because she is my litle daughter, I agree that her eyes have "the world's beauty"!
lisagallant
 
lisagallant March 27, 2015
Pretty eyes!
jimboz PRO+
 
jimboz May 14, 2015
Very nice collection of close ups of eyes. There is an innocence that you achieved portraying through the photos, liked!
Pblais
 
Pblais May 22, 2015
Sigma Art strikes again!
danettezak
 
danettezak February 02, 2016
You have conveyed childhood innocence in this photo! Very beautiful!
ilondevanhoolwerff
 
ilondevanhoolwerff February 03, 2016
Beautiful image
Memorablephotosbyanne
 
Memorablephotosbyanne February 03, 2016
amazing eye color
Treecy
 
Treecy August 29, 2016
Great lighting...fantastic job!
SweetMignon
 
SweetMignon January 10, 2017
wowow. Fantastic!

Behind The Lens

Location
This is a photo of my little blue eyed daughter. The shot was taken in our garden, in Madrid, Spain. She did not know what a camera was, so her pure and genuine expression reflects also a bit of curiosity and surprise. This photo is part of my children's eyes series, an exercise that you can find in my ViewBug gallery.
Time
The photo was taken the 15th of June of 2014, at 17.11.34 h., Central Europe Time.
Lighting
No flash. No artificial lighting. Illumination is just the sun's light. That day there was a bright blue sky, with some clouds.
Equipment
My camera is a Canon 70 D. The lens used was the very, very sharp Sigma 50 Art lens (a highly recommended lens!), which has not stabilizer. The photo was taken hand held. The image is cropped a bit.
Inspiration
'In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. But the earth was formless and empty. Then God said: Let there be light; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good'. (The Bible, Genesis 1, 1) .................................................................................................................................................................................................. It is the light what gives consistency and form to the matter. The atoms are practically 100% empty space. The volume occupied by the nucleus plus the volume occupied by the electrons is only 0,0000000000001% (yes, thirteen decimals) of the total volume of any atom. But the photons, as bosons responsible of the electromagnetic interaction, connect internally and continuously the electrons with the nucleus, and also the atoms with other atoms in order to form molecules. The photons act as if they were the cement of the matter. Without light in its interior, there would not be 'solid' atoms and molecules. The matter, the whole universe would be an extremely loose soup of bosons and hadrons with c.0% density. That is, without light, the matter, the earth would be 'formless and empty', as surprisingly states the first sentence of the Bible. Light is not an outside phenomenon: photons are an essential 'internal' component of the matter. Without them it would not be possible any form. Neither the beauty, nor the photography. The matter is literally 'filled' with light. Also at night. To capture it, is all. .................................................................................................................................................................................................. One of my favorite themes in photography is try to capture the light of the children's eyes. In any portrait, everything is in the eyes. And children have the most pure, genuine and lighting eyes. (Be child, my friend...)
Editing
The RAW converter that I used was Capture One 8. Colors of the shot are natural, not photoshopped. However, the eyes have been sharppened and their color was saturated. I used a mask for that purpose. The RAW file was cropped with Capture one, in order to center the eyes.
In my camera bag
Canon EOS 70D is my only camera. And my only lenses are: Sigma 1.8 18-35 Art Lens; Sigma 1.4 50 Art Lens; and Canon 70-300 L IS USM
Feedback
With kids a good advise is to shot several photos, preferibly using the live-view touching screen as focussing method, in order to obtain natural expressions.

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