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Light & Shade

Light & Shade
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Copyright: Mushtaq Hussain (mushtaqhussain) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1685 W: 62 N: 3007] (13921)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-21
Categories: Nature, Friends/Family, Experimental, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D700, AF NIKKOR 35 mm 1:2 D
Exposure: f/2.5
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-10 2:06
Viewed: 1476
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Folks.

Captured Mehdi while he was posing on the tree trunk and it was experimental shot of the 35mm lens.

I used its almost widest aperture of 2.5 to get shallow depth yet maintain over all sharpness and details on his facial features and how much I succeeded is up to your judgement :))

Being the least qualified among you people so here I specially thanks everyone for the encouragement of my previous presentation and to those who marked my humble work as their favorite.

Thank you for visiting and useful feedback
Best regards

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Nice shot Mushtaq - great use and control of DOF with a wide aoerture and the focus is perfect on his face! Nice to have his face in the shade so it's not over-exposed too.

Good portrait.


Very good neutral tons. I love the child face expression. good shot.

A very well controlled shot in all fields, Mushtaq: tones and light, DOF, compo, as well as the way the shadow falls on the face of the boy (not hiding anything but making it still more expressive). I like the warmth in your picture. Good pose of your young model by the way ;o).
TFS & kind regards,

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2010-12-10 2:51]

Salaam Mushtaq,

A quite warm shot of Master Mehdi, as this has a silent effect and that could be felt no noise. For lens it has a nice sharpness but you're still .5 f stop high to the last f/2, well shot and TFS.


Hi Mushtaq,
Beautiful portrait of Mehdi! well taken with a nice expression on her face, beautiful eyes and naturel pose ,
good contrast and light with a nice saturation of colors,
very well done.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-12-13 8:59]


fantastique image et captage, superbe ce jeune, que les tons sont doux, que la position de ce jeune est parfaite, avec la branche ce regard, grandisoe.

bravo et amitié


another first class portrait my friend excellent details grt use of shadows and natural light
tfs regards bryan

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2010-12-13 9:40]

Merhaba dear Hussain...
harika bir portre çalışması, ışık renk ve netlik harika, pozlama mükemmel olmuş, selamlar

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-12-13 10:07]

Ohhh dear Mushtaq,
what a lovely pose of Mehdi you catch.I liked his looks so much.Perfect light and sharpness.Beautiful framing.TFS.Necla.

This is a nice capture from a cute boy and the way he is looking into your camera, is very expressive, Mushtaq!

Great use of the shallow DOF and I must say you managed the exposure very well. The sharpness and POV are excellent. An outdoor location is generally a challenge but you did a wonderful job.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-12-13 11:46]

Hi Mushtaq,
Another fine study of light and shadows! Great expert managment of exposure! Even in the shadows you obtained perfect reading and balanced with the most highlighted parts.
Nice soft warm lighting and precise focusing. The f/2.5 aperture worked out fine and the result is just stunning!Very good work, my friend.
My regards,

Francis Xavier

Salam Mushtaq bhai,

Really perfect focused on Mehdi's face and very nicely manged the background with subject, and it look cool in black frame..


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-12-13 17:29]

dear Mushtaq,
what a beautiful shot in splendid light and shadow situation!
his face on lovely posed hands looks dreamy and attractive so much,
and the branch looks like a little dragon for his riding,
back blurred bright field is nice to make him more delightful,
thank you for your excellent shot,

and thanks for your lots of comments for my shots,

  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2010-12-13 18:51]

boa noite Mushtaq
It could be a frame of a movie ( you make me remember , he is a fanatstic model, Good light and great use of the branches of the tree to make this portrait,
Um abraço

Salam Mushtaq Jan,
Çok sevimli bir çocuk portresi olmuş.
Modeliniz çok güzel bir poz vermiş,Işık-gölge oyunlarıda süper.


Bonsoir Mustaq,

Ô oui c'est vraiment un très beau travail réalisé ici.
Très beau regard, je remarque la bonne gestion de la lumière.
Superbes couleurs mates sur le visage de ce séduisant garçon.
J'apprécie la présentation insolite avec les bois d'arbre.
Recevez mes compliments pour cette composition douceur.

Terrific capture of this little boy. I like your pov and using the shadows to barely cover his face, very creative. I has a good dof with good details. Great colors and textures. Well done, tfs.

Hi Mushtaq...excellent shot...very nice management of your light....well done.


Hello Mushtaq!
Fine boy, very fine young man, smooth philosopher. Superb scene and pose. Excellent scenery and background.
Ideal point of view. Original composition. Perfect capture.
Good DOF.
Well done!

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-12-14 23:42]

Salaam Mushtaq!
Wonderful portrait my friend! I like the pose and expression of Mehdi (what a eyes!) and his placing on the left of the image. Perfect focus on the subject and nice boke effect around.
Excellent presentation....it seems to me that Mehdi is watching from a window :))
Ciao! Vanda

Great portrait with beautiful details and colors.
Great light and composition.
I like this photos.
Regards Zoran

Beautiful portrait wonderfully framed by the branch. Very nice light management. Good work

Hello dear Mushtaq,

Great experience and result!
What a beautiful shot!
Parabéns e um grande abraço,

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-12-15 13:49]

You have certainly pulled out all the stops on this one my friend - a beautiful presentation. Excellent portrait and use of natural light, the composition is natural and well positioned in the frame - one of the best shots I have seen in a long time - well done. Best wishes.

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2010-12-21 7:02]

Hi Mushtaq,
Excellent portrait and use of natural light! I like the pose and expression of Mehdi (eyes!)

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