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Copyright: Janneke de With (Jan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-24
Categories: Friends/Family, Portrait
Camera: Canon 400D
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-08-24 12:10
Viewed: 3147
Points: 73
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am proud to show you again... my daughter Vivianne!

I am having a break in my "Colours of Croatia" serie, cause today we (Alex and I) had a fotoshoot. We have the same camera, but a different lens. So we wanted to try some things.

We used ourself as models and later a curious daughter came to see what we were doing. So then she was the victim!!!

I have seen many beautiful portrets were the model looks up, so I wanted to try that pose.

I cropped the photo and gave it some glamour.

I hope you like what you see! I love the "victim"!! :)

Janneke (the proud mother)
ps.look at the WS for the original

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Dingo: Dank je!Jan 3 09-09 13:07
To Jeweller: WS...Jan 2 08-28 04:35
To GreenBaron: Thanks!Jan 3 08-25 13:00
To Hendrika: foto....Jan 1 08-25 04:34
To keldermt: Her eyes...Jan 1 08-24 12:56
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Brilliant photo, Janneke. I love it. The cropping, the looking up, the colors on the scarf, and for some reason even the blue and black (spray paint?) on the background to the right - it all works. Wow. I've shot some students' senior pictures in the past - I might have to play off your ideas here. TFS... and she is a beautiful young girl - congrats to a proud mother! -Kelly

Ottimo ritratto, bella inquadraturabello il verde degli occhi.

Complimenti Gaetano

Hi Janneke,
You took a beautiful portrait of your daughter. Excellent sharpness, nicely unsymmetrical positioning and cropping. Well captured moment with great colours, background and clothes. Congratulations, good job! TFS.
Best regards,

Hi Janneke,

Great skin tones and I like the compostion, her eyes are the main focus of the picture and are placed perfectly in the third.


Hard to describe what makes this picture so special. i should be against the main rules of composition, technically not perfect, but it has an almost hypnotical quality to it.
well done and thanks for showing,

She is beautiful.

Hi Janneke
Very original portrait,great sharpnes,excellent lighting,beautiful "victim"

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  • S-moon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 382 W: 97 N: 457] (2844)
  • [2008-08-24 12:27]

He Janneke,

Super mooie closeup! De kleuren van de kleren en de achtergrond passen heel goed bij elkaar. Goede crop en POV. Viv: hij is vet mooi ;-)
Tot snel!

Groetjes Simone

En je hebt alle recht op trots te zijn Janneke.

Heel mooi portret van dochter Vivianne - mocht zij dan ook een portret van jou maken??
Ik zie je fotograferen in haar ogen.


Hi, friend!
She is beautiful! I very like her smile and hair. It is good portrait. Good colours and light, interesting composition.

Hi Janneke!
Your daughter has an excellent feeling with the camera, as a model and also as a photograph!
And she is also a beautiful girl, you can truly be proud of her!
Same for me and my daughter and favorite victim, Flaminia!
Ciao, and TFS

Hello Janneke!
Your daughter is very beautiful!
Nice point of view!
Lovely portrait!
Best regards!


Very nice photo of your daughter. If fact, your photos and all of your family's photos are very interesting. Keep up the good work even though your husband has to suffer through it all!

Fred Kroon

Hello Janneke,
Your daughter is really lovely and this shot certainly shows it. Great portrait with a good POV, skin tones and compo,
Well done!

Hi Janneke

She makes a beautiful subject for sure! I think your composition and POV here are the winning factors in this shot. The viewer is drawn immediately into those eyes and that lovely smile.

The softness of the focus is a break from the usual super-sharp crisp shots we see usually, but in all honesty I don't see it as a bad thing.


Hoi Jannke,
Prachtig portret van een mooie dochter :-) Mooie pose en compositie. Wel heb ikde indruk dat het een tikkie scherper kan (of heb je een gausian filter gebruikt?). Niettemin een pracht plaat!

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-08-24 23:30]

Morning Janneke ;)
Beautiful happy smiling eyes, TFS
Best regards,
J ;)

ciao Jan..
what can i say?!? a beauty!! wonderful expression.. beautiful eyes!! i really like also the crop you have chosen!! brava!
ciao Marco

Hallo Janneke.
Jouw dochter looks like a professional Model.
Nice spontanious smile and she got beautiful eyes too.
Your work on it, makes it maybe more 'glammer', but she dont really needs it. (besides the sun tan)
Good work, kan zo als omslag voor een magazine.
Groeten van Jan

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-08-25 11:21]

Ik ken dat trots op je mooie dochter gevoel maar al te goed Jan.
Je hebt het allemaal een beetje wazig gemaakt rond het gezicht an dat maak haar nog mooier.

Hello Janneke!
Lovely Viviane! Great portrait! Beautiful colors, lights and details!
TFS, Best regards,

Hi Jan,

So beautiful portrait of your daughter . .
I like the way you crop and compose this image . .
You may need to increase speed to get sharper image . .


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-08-26 6:30]

Fantastic PoV and wonderful crop! It works so well because her eyes are now just above the "powerpoint" (at the intersection of the lines of thirds)
Superb colours, perfect expression

Hi Janneke,
Very lovely model with perfect sharpness and details.
Excellent portrait.TFS.

Great shot of your very beautiful daughter.
I hope you don't mind but I tried a workshop.

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2008-08-27 2:33]

Hi Janneke,
You have a very pretty daughter, and the close, tight crop looks great.
She would be very happy with this I would imagine. Well done.

Congratulaion,Janneke and Viviane.
Beautiful portrait.
best regards,

hi janneke!
you have very beautiful daughter, excellent green eyes and very nice smile. :)
photo is very nice and soft, i like it.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-08-30 18:55]

Hello Janneke! A great portrait of your beautiful daughter, good tight crop, good exposure and a very nice result, thanks!


She is beautiful, you did a great job, I love the comp and the 'directness'!
I sense a good rapport between the subject and photographer, thanx, M, (*_*)

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-09-09 12:30]
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Ik zag deze thumbnail op je intropagina, Janneke, en ik kon er niet aan weerstaan.
De grote versie stelde me echter teleur: je haalt het zelf al aan, er is een duidelijk probleem met de scherpte. Dan keek ik naar het "origineel" in de ws, en begon me vragen te stellen, zoals daar zijn: "waarom verzachten?": je dochter is een knappe vrouw, en in mijn wereld bestaan er geen Barbie-dolls... ik bedoel, ik hou van portretten "au naturel" en voor mij horen daar sproetjes en zelfs een paar rimpeltjes bij... die geven een gezicht karakter en storen helemaal niet. Om daar nou scherpte voor af te geven, dat kan er bij mij niet in hoor...
Wel leuk is de crop die je gebruikte, die legt heel mooi de nadruk op haar gezicht en vermijdt de achtergrond beter. Maar toch kies ik voor de ws versie, vanwege de scherpte.

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-09-11 0:57]

Hallo Janneke
Wat een mooi ongecompliseerd eerlijk portret.
Gr Jos

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2008-09-13 4:31]

Great portrait Janneke, The composition is excellent and I like the light in her eyes with your silhouette in the middle.
Best regards,

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  • A-lex Gold Star Critiquer [C: 124 W: 54 N: 132] (1248)
  • [2008-09-16 11:58]

He Jan,

Schitterend!! Echt een prachtig plaatje. De foto van boven nemen, de kleuren, de verdeling!! Klopt allemaal!


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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2008-09-18 23:07]

Hoi Janneke,
Als ik zo'n dochter had zou ik k gaan glimmen van trots..... ik heb 2 pracht-zonen.
Heel mooi portret van een mooie jonge vrouw; heelfraaie uitsnede.
Over de scherpte is al genoeg gezegd.

Groet uit Schouwen,

Nice photo, good compo, youd daughter is very cute like you.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-03-11 10:05]

Hello Janneke
beautiful smile, beautiful daughter. Well presented portrait with soft pastel colours.
My compliments.
Janek Kloss

Geinig. Ik zag staan "my daughter", met daarachter tussen haakjes (71), zijnde het aantal punten. Nou, die meid ziet er jonger uit, dacht ik dus. Inmiddels staat daar 73 achter. Tsja.

Mooi gepresenteerd zo in de bovenhoek. Is weer eens wat anders. Leuk model met mooi open gezicht. Mooie kleuren ook.


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