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Pure 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). .................................................................................................................................................................................... '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. This is the same photo than the one below in my Gallery that won Staff Favorite on January 2015, but now uploaded with more resolution (more Megas), in order to present it to different contests. The low resolution version received +1.2k views, hundreds of likes and hundreds of peer awards.
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(File#: 2014-06-15 17.11.34-EYES 1)
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Awards

Contest Finalist in 800 Circles Photo Contest
Superb Composition
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Peer Award
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Top Choice
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Outstanding Creativity
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Magnificent Capture
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Superior Skill
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All Star
IMIKEMEDIA robbiewade Shellberry naturisk Sniper1972 NazZzaR jpnjoe +7
Genius
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Love it
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Emotions

Impressed
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Happy
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Top ClassTM

Studio Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 10 class
Studio Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Studio Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
A World Of Macro Photo ContestTop 20 class
A World Of Macro Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
A World Of Macro Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Tiny Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Tiny Landscapes Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Playing With Symmetry Photo ContestTop 10 class
Playing With Symmetry Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Eyes Are Beautiful Photo ContestTop 10 class
Eyes Are Beautiful Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Skin Photo ContestTop 10 class
Skin Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Life with Kids Photo ContestTop 10 class
Life with Kids Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Up Close Photo ContestTop 10 class
Up Close Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Pro Macro Shots Photo ContestTop 20 class
Pro Macro Shots Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class
800 Circles Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Photofocus Feature Photo Contest Volume 2Top 10 class
Macro Galore Photo ContestTop 20 class
Macro Galore Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
I Love This Color Photo ContestTop 10 class
I Love This Color Photo ContestTop 20 class week 3
I Love This Color Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Primary Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class
I Love This Color Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Her Photo ContestTop 10 class
Her Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Her Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1

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8 Comments | Report
eddie2
 
eddie2 March 22, 2015
beautiful work
lisajpt
 
lisajpt April 02, 2015
Amazing catchlights and such expression in the eyes!
timmiemceachern
 
timmiemceachern June 19, 2015
What beautiful eyes !
potterpals PRO+
 
potterpals July 07, 2015
Congrats on your finalist win. These are some beautiful eyes and reflections.
marnie333
 
marnie333 October 14, 2015
Amazing photograph! I thoroughly enjoyed your gallery...very inspiring!
Ranette
 
Ranette December 19, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
PhotoAddiction
 
PhotoAddiction April 01, 2016
Beautiful shot and model!
paulinarzewucka
 
paulinarzewucka June 10, 2016
wow!

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.
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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