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A beautiful smile

A beautiful smile
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Copyright: Karen Arnold (dareco) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-04
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-04-05 12:46
Viewed: 1531
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
She loved seeing the picture of herself, a very sweet girl.
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Hi Karen,
Yes ,beautiful smile!Nice portrait!Regards.A.

A shot that really captures so much of the Philippines ... the warmth of her smile - and the always-eager-for-cameras temperament. The light isn't bad, I would've moved her out of the sun so that there were no harsh highlights and shadows on her face - it looks as though your flash went, too, which has actually filled in many of the shadows very well.
Nice composition

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-04-05 14:00]

Hi Karen,
Nice to see you. I hope your home-come is good!
As you noticed, I missed your last posts.
You made your trademark with your portraits of children. This one is really good!
Excellent placement of your model in the left part of the image, good management of the light and superb capture of her glance and smile!
Bravo! Annie

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-04-05 14:01]

HI Karen
Well captured expression of this pretty gal, the side lighting moulds the face well, and good reflection in the eyes.

This is noce, Karen - a very friendly, happy photo, great smile and lights in her ayes and well composed into the bargain. Might have gone for a slightly tighter crop, to just above the stars and stripes and in from the left slightly. But really a nice shot and I like the lighting here.

Excellent work on this Karen! Really nice close crop, excellent saturation and sharpness. Good control of light here, you did great with this!

Hi Karen,
Very beautiful portrait of this cute little lady.good pose and smile.TFS.


Bonjour Karen,
Lovely et très jolie with this beautiful smile,
Excellent portrait and details, I made a workshop ,
wish you like it..
All my compliments

Hello Karen,
Nice shot,
You gave her a little joy of happiness by taking her photo,
A very cute smile.

Hi Karen!
Wonderful compo,
nice pose and sweet smile!
nice captured expression,
and great management of the light!
well presented!
regards and tfs

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-04-06 7:54]

Hi Karen,
really beautiful smile.Perfect light and sharpness.I liked colors so much.congratulations.Necla.

Yes, a pleasant and well done portrait. Wonderful colours and smart composition.
Have a nice week,

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-04-06 19:28]

hi Karen

I try to imagine how good time spent in 2 months here and from the portrait shots, I can get some inkling of it. You really know how to enjoy holidays!

Basically this portrait has a few points for me to raise
.great smile! nothing beats that!
.light control is not your best here
.some may find the backdrop distracting, to me it is ok
.you may try a straight portrait with just color on BG?
.sharpness is good

Thanks for sharing. Regards, bill

Hi Karen..nice shot...well composed...great details and tones..nice pose.


  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-04-07 3:19]

No wonder she loves it, Karen.
its very well taken.!
Regards from Jan

Hello Karen,

Excellent shot of this lovely little girl with a wonderful smile!
Congratulations and TFS.

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  • deva Gold Star Critiquer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 102] (1008)
  • [2009-04-09 6:14]

Hello Karen,
I really love the smile and the look in her eyes...
showing you she is happy that you took her picture and you will remember her. Nice POV with sharp colors and details.
Have a good day, Andrée

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-04-12 2:09]

Married with a Indonessian wife,this kind of faces Ive seen so much around,you did see it very well her smile is exceptional !;]
Thanks Karen.


Hello Karen :)

A really wonderful smile ! She is a so cute girl, nice pose, excellent portrait ... lots of warmth in this shot, thanks !
Have a nice day

ciao Karen..
a smile that is lovely.. precious and spontaneous.. great portrait!! i love it!
ciao Marco

Hi Karen,a lovely portrait, she has a beautiful smile.
I can understand what Rew was saying about the bright light, but the sun on her face is not over-exposed so is not detrimental to your shot.
Good eye contact, she looks as if she was enjoying the experience.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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