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Copyright: Liliana Mihailovici (lilimih33) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2852 W: 613 N: 3000] (19483)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2007-03-25
Categories: Decisive Moment, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Sony DSC-P200
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): FACES:, 100 points or more!!!, My portraits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-08 12:15
Viewed: 2956
Points: 126
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another portrait in my collection.
The quality of this picture did not turn out exactly how I wanted it to be, but I really like the childs facial expression.
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interesting portrait hi key, the nice b&w key, good work...

Hi Lili,
Very beautiful portrait and details.Congrats!!
Best Wishes,

it is lovely picture indeed! i also love this kind of B&W when background is dominating, and someone/something is just in the corner.


Hello Lili :o)
Wonderful ! Cute boy with a sweet expression .... lost in his thoughts, dreaming ... splendid ! Excellent POV and good choice for B&W,bravo !

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2007-08-08 16:23]

great comp

Bonsoir Liliana,
Very beautiful Portrait of a child, nice expression on her face and regard, good black & White contrast and Point of view..well done..

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
  • [2007-08-08 22:32]

Hi Lili.

Lovely image.
Powerfull ...expressions are fantastic in image.
Well done.

jean paul

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-08-09 0:10]

Fain de tot; bravo !


Hello Liliana,

I like thisd B&W photo excllent composure with great contrast, excellent detAILS, VERY WELL DONE

tfs kYLE

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  • stery Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 268 W: 20 N: 71] (2050)
  • [2007-08-09 6:53]

Buna Liliana!
Foarte interesant portret...detaliile sunt foarte bune,
Foarte buna imaginea

Buna Lili..
Din nou copilaria " ca la ea acasa";-)
Imi place tare mult seria asta..
Numai bine,

Hi Lili,
Beautiful portrait,dreaming looks there.great shot and B&W photo.Well done.TFS.

Excellent composition/crop Liliana. Good tones and textures. For once I prefer this to tyhe coloured version. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Unknown II’

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-08-10 2:35]

Hi Liliana
Long time no see, this one was werth waiting fore, great BW shot, excellent COMP. it is great. TFS

Hi Lili,

Great presentation! . . Very nice portrait with blank dark space composition . . Lovely!


:-)) this afternoon (Indonesia time)

This is a very impressive photo, I like the hair before the black background.
Best wishes,

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2007-08-10 9:21]

Ciao Liliana,
Foarte frumos, imi place expresia fetei, lumina puternica care ii scoate in evidenta trasaturile. Felicitari!

Buna Lili, imi place cum cade lumina pe fata baiatului.Frumos portret al micutului "ganditor". Felicitari.

Un WE minunat, Chris.

Buna Lili,
excelent titlu pentru aceasta compozitie. Se pare ca portretele sunt noua ta pasiune, foarte buna alegere. Lumina cade minunat pe chipul baiatului iar expresia fetei, asa cum ai spus si tu, e cu totul speciala. Imi place mult.

Numai bine,

Hi Liliana: The light in the portrait is harsh,but I dont think that takes too much away from the photo because you have caputured the eyes very clearly and sharply, and actually the light makes the face very interesting ...... it works for me anyway...... well done.......Roman:0)

Thanks for the workshop. I think the B&W is much better. The detail seems more intense. The freckles seem 3D.

Well done,

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-08-11 3:21]

...very well done...
All the best,
J ;)))

hello liliana,

prefer when you put a black background as opposed to your previous portraits where the white accentuated the overexposition to my mind. For sure, the expression of this child is great..seem to face a big reflexion, like a dilemn...!

Yes, the expression makes it alright in this photo.
great work again.

Hello Lili,

Nice portrait here. Interesting and good expressions. TFS


Nice crop. I like the composition and the expression of the child. The light looks a bit hot on the nose and the cheek. Not much detail there. It also looks slightly oversharpened.
These are technical drawbacks only :-)

Hi Liliana,
Very nice expression, good contrast and sharpness.
TFS this lovely portrait.
Kind regards,

Hi Liliana,
What a superb portrait.Excellent POV and B/W compo.TFS.


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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2007-08-14 3:24]

Hi Lili,
Lovely portrait, you have left plenty of space for him to look into.
Nice contrasty black and white.
Well done.
Thanks for your comment on my Cheetah.
Kindest regards,

hi lili,
great POV and excellent framing, like it !
a soft facial expression..dreamer.
very good sharpness and well done in b/w.
thanks - carole

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2007-08-14 10:13]
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Un portret foarte bine iluminat.
The BW treatment is very high quality with a lot of fine details except the compression artifacts. Be a bit more careful and set the JPEG compression options when you save your work.

Hi Liliana,
I like the placement of the model here.
The dark background 'pushes' the subject out very well.
I think it turned out quite good.
The sharpenning added some very fine grain with also makes it interesting.

Best regards, Daniel

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  • zomik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 56 N: 314] (3599)
  • [2007-08-15 6:50]

Hi Lili :)
wonderful portrait !
Both versions appeal to me, but B&W is more expressive, more interesting.
very good work

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-08-15 13:48]

I think you're right about the child's expression, Lili. Wonderful. Nice compo too with a great contrast between kid and backdrop. As for quality, his face is alright IMO. I just have the feeling you oversharpened which affected the hairs and the edge of the face...
Still, a very nice portrait.

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2007-08-15 14:56]

Very nicely done Liliana - you are so right the expression hides any flaw in the lighting - I also like the way you have composed the picture by placing the boy in one half of the space and left the rest black. Shows your talent.


Hi Lili :)

Very good decision to post this photograph. Interesting portrait. Bravo.
TFS, Best regards, Josée

Very nice portrait. Black and white is very nice and in great contrast. I like how you cannot see all of the details.

ciao liliana.. beutifull name.. look as italian too..
is quality not the best? i think there is only a little extraexposition... but it'snt a wrong!! it's ok.. it imrpoves the mood of this shot.. the portrait is full.. expression is losen to down.. is beutifull..
a lovely work!

Hi Liliana

Very interesting... great potrait...

Amri HMS

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-08-18 15:09]

Hola Lili,
buen momento,
y retrato sensacional,
nitidez y original encuadre,

Great work. Excellent portrait.


Bello retrato.
Perfecto encuadre y ajustada exposición Liliana.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Hello Lili the composition is nice and I like the black negative space. Its really sharp, expressions are natural. Good night and tfs rgds Necip

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-08-22 17:00]

HI Liliana,
STUNNING. Perfect portrait- lighting, colors, B&W is a great choice. Really well done. TFS Julie

Another great close portrait momment, beautiful photo details and b/w colors really perfect. TFS
John T

Hi Lili,
Gorgeous portrait. I like the framing and the boy's facial expression. Best regards, Danilo

Excelenta incadrare si joc de umbre si lumini. O expresie interesanta, intr-adevar.



Hi Liliana,

Masterful portrait.

Great mastery of the art and the detail, focus and use of light is superb.

Most exceptional.



merhaba dear lilana
beautiful black white,portrait picture.beautiful light.well done my friend.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Ciao Lili, affascinante ritratto, grabnde il bianco e nero con una splendida luce, brava, ciao Silvio

Hello Liliana
beautiful portrait

Hi Liliana,
great portrait, very good work!


Yes, the expression is very good. I like the comp & the high contrast.

Hello Liliana - I, too, like the expression of this child. You've positioned the model well all the way to the left, where the light comes from. I like the light effects on the hair. The shady area is well managed, though the left half of the face is a bit OE. Well done and TFS! Cordelia :)))
PS: Thank you for your critique on my glass photo!

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2007-09-09 13:36]

Hi Liliana,wonderful portrait.TFS.Necla.

Nice portrait Liliana and I agree that this is an interesting expression. Love the use of black & white and this black BG. Well done!

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  • ornis Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 20 N: 139] (842)
  • [2007-10-02 9:04]

Hi Liliana,
Obviously, as you mention, the child's expression is great and deserves our attention. I like B/W here with a very good use of the light coming from the side and behind. It gives a very good spatial dimension and gives lot's of presence to the subjet. Well done.

I do too Lili,
Glad you decided to use this picture - in fact I would not mind seeing more of these some time.

Superb !
I should try it too whith my kids. But, how you did it ?

nice shot with strong light.
great focus and detail.
contras and sharp done really great.
** points


foarte bun portret.
desi supraexpunerea in general deranjeaza, eu cred ca aici ajuta, trecerea de la albul din stanga la negrul din dreapta da personalitate cadrului.
iar expresia privirii e minunata.

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-01-08 18:13]

Hi Liliana...
Very beautiful portrait in B&W..!
Cute boy in nice pose. - I like it...
Great sharp capture, very nicely done.

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  • cbcs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 115] (1139)
  • [2009-07-04 0:30]

Dear Liliana,

This portrait is simply stunning!

I love the composition and exposure and the details of the eyes and hair of this beautiful child.

Makes me think of my youngest son.



I love this portrait.
Great shot and beautiful contrast between the black background and the subject.

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