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Smiling for daddy

Smiling for daddy
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-10
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Friends/Family, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-16 2:24
Viewed: 1401
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

Children are not easy to photograph and I realize it every time I photograph my son. Sometimes, I feel taking macro shot of butterflies and insects are much easier than running behind your children and capturing them in a relatively satisfactory portrait shot :)
You know, things become even more complicated when children are in mood to play :D

I took this shot when my son, Yash Konstantin, was having a good time playing in the late evening hours. Natural light was the source of light in this shot, which was falling on his face through large glass window (being reflected in his eyes). Yash is 2 year and 4 month old in this picture.

In the living room, the light was poor at that moment i took this shot, therefore, went for high ISO ratings of 1600 but later looking at the result, I was satisfied.

Hope you like the mood in the picture.

Have a comfortable Sunday!

Best greetings,



Technical details:

ISO=1600, Focal length=105 mm, minor changes in contrast and gamma correction, cropped and finally resized for TL.

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Hellow Paras,
Quite true children are difficult but priceless subjects.Magnificent facial expression of joy and happiness, problems what problems, like I said priceless.Beautiful little fellow and good choice of black & white.

I just love it, Paras, you do not always see such happy kids in the world - you can be very proud and happy too. I bet this picture will be framed !!
Thanks for sharing - herzliche Gruesse Monika

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  • what Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 11] (354)
  • [2012-09-16 3:55]

Dear Paras,
beatutiful child, and amazing shot.


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-09-16 4:47]

Hi Paras.

Cute smiles for daddy.
Impressive b/w tones used here, gives so much depth and interest, the textured wall acts as a good backdrop. tfs

stv ;o))

Hi Paras,
Nice shot from Yash , He is so cute...and pretty smile..
good contrast and light in a sharp portrait ..
beautiful in Black & White.. he is so funny...
great shot..
Michel have a nice day..

Your pride and joy! Can't blame you, he is a cute looking kid. Nice catch of the expression. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-09-16 9:51]


super portrait et iamge comme il est cou et souriant le NB colle parfaitement à ton image fantastique.

Bravo et amitié


Que belo sorriso Paras...
O olhar é algo que me fascina e este, está perfeito: vivo, brilhante, penetrante.
Bela foto.

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-09-16 15:48]

Hi Paras,
You have captured a happy face and smiling eyes in Yash's photo. Yoush is exactly my grandson's age and I understand how hard is to catch them at this age.

I like the sharpness and B/W tone as well as the mood you have created.

Hi Paras

Love this portrait! Yash's smile is priceless! He is absolutely adorable! The little reflections caught in the eyes are lovely too! I am sure you are a very proud Dad indeed!

Have a good week!


Ciao Paras, lovely portrait with fantastic smile, splendid light and wonderful clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

What a great capture of a very handsome boy! I love the reflection of the light , specially on his eyes. Congratulations for such a happy son.


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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2012-09-17 12:42]

Hi Paras,

Excellent portrait of your kids, very nice B/G.
Ich liebe den Ausdruck seines Gesichtes und das Glück gern, welche befreit.
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu diesem schönen Bild.
Freundschaft von Belgien.

Olá Paras
With time he is loosing the baby face and he is already a little boy. I like his eyes, the smilea and the conection with the camera.
He looks so alife and happy.
A lovely portrait to keep and enjoy.
Um abraço

Hi Paras..nice portrait. Excellent details and tones. Well done.


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