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Copyright: Xavier Alcala (hydroxycut) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 36 N: 48] (3561)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-07
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Nikon D300 DSLR, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Children(2) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-07-07 17:26
Viewed: 2039
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My 7 day old son ( Xander Inigo). Taken with available light coming from our window. using a white cardboard and a white cloth for the background and foreground.
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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2009-07-07 17:29]

Hi Xavier,
A lovely photo, one this little boy will treasure later in his life. The simplicity of the shot is stunning.

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  • Serabi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 118 W: 0 N: 19] (1643)
  • [2009-07-07 18:35]

Beautiful, perfect exposure and sharpness!

Hi Xavier,
This is a very good portrait of your new born son. I really like the cropping and overall composition.

It's a bit of a high key, althought is look to me that the contrast are a bit low. I also know, that I see a lot of picture, with a magenta cast. I don't really understand why, never seen any real skin, that is that color. It could be warm up a little. Adding some red and yellow could achieve that.

I have done a workshop on it....but posting will have to go to tomorrow, as I've already past my daily limit.

But I do believe that you've got everything there to make it a real good picture.

Congratulations mate on your new son ... nice work with the improvised setup, it looks fantastic. Good composition and framing, lovely sharp details.

Hi Xavier, Congratulations on the baby! :) The photo is so beautiful. Very soft and delicate coloring and simplicity make it a very appealing shot. Not to mention the adorable baby!! He is just precious.

Give him a hug for me! Lisa

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  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2009-07-07 20:43]

Congratulations Xavier :)

A beautiful photo, great use of light and pure white atmosphere.
I loved they way he's having a cozy sleep, very well captured!

excellent focus and sharpness!

A great memory :)


Hi Xavier,

Very good portrait of your new born son.
also there is a good exposure and sharpness.
a kind of very good memory going ahead into the future.


Congratulations - both on the arrival of your son and this superb photograph of him..

High quality image - good sharpness,lighting,composition. All nicely done.


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-07-08 0:09]

Hi Xavier...
Beautiful portrait...
Beautiful moment for this photo...
Perfect exposure and sharpness...

How very, very cute Xavier.
Congratulations both on the birth of your son and on this excellent picture! Really good work.
Of course it's a kind of "classic" image, but still... you took it!


OOh what an adorable pict. of your beautiful son. Congratulations with both your son and your great shot.
The fg has this, almost touchable, softness which belongs to a new born child.
I whish him a happy life !!!

regards, willie

Sooo Sweet :)

Excellent mood.

Hello Xavier!
Excellent PP work and beautiful baby composition!
I like very much the soft colours and light here!
Great picture!
Best regards!

ang cute ng portrait... 1st baby boy congrats


A very touching portrait you've captured here.

Very peaceful to the eyes and mind. The innocence is so overwhelming.

I sure do hope that you have actually have a large print of this and had it framed. This photo should be cherished and framed.


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