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Soooooo Cute!!!

Soooooo Cute!!!
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Copyright: Mike Hodgson (Fisher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2005-12-03
Categories: Event
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 24-70mm F2.8
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): btokaz favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-05 8:13
Viewed: 2120
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From the Santa Claus session and gallery I had on Sat.
This one was my favorite. A number of kids had their picture taken with Santa, two babies showed up, this was one of them.
I don't normaly post my sessions but was so proud of this one and thought of you ladies out there in Trek L., I couldn't resist.

B/W conversion in CS2 channel mixer, a Vignette and a solid color with reduced opacity.

Hope you like this one.


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There Will be a few (ARRRRR's) over this one I'm sure Mike :) Yet another brilliant shot from you here and very well presented. Brillant work


And again a masterpiece by you, mister portrait
"Rembrandt" (^_^) ..
well done Mike and Yolanda is looking over my shoulder and her reaction was: AAAHHHHOOOWWWW how cute !
So there you are. Cheers my friend

Lovely picture, Mike! Even men can appreciate this one! Perfect composition and such a good light. A beauty!

Absolutely great shot Mike. Beautiful. Perfect...

quelle magique photo que voici, entre les mains de la naissance et les mains de la vie!
tres belle prise! la position du bébé est tres charmante!

Mike! Great porcelain effect on you photo, well done!!


Hi Mike, Like this portrait even though I'm a man. I appreciate the professionalism in this image. The size of the hands holding the tiny baby make this a memorable shot. Well done and you are right to be proud of it. The soft effect is just right. TFS, Paul.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2005-12-05 9:25]

Hi Mike

An adorable infant. The tonal range is superb & the ligh key toned border effective. The softness is appropriate here. Good work!

Beautiful shot Mike. Just a couple of tiny things that would improve-
1. Small white object under left hand (as you look at it) catches the eye. This could easily be cloned out.
2. The right side vignetting is of beautiful quality but it looks a little ragged on the top of left hand (Santa's right) 9/10 for this one

Ah, so cute! Lovely shot of the baby. I wish it wasn't in black and white though. Would have been more festive with santa's red suit showing, also the baby's clothes. Great macro Mike.

Great portrait Mike, the use of black and white has really made this for me. A real cracker.


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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 156 N: 602] (8359)
  • [2005-12-05 15:02]

Beautiful image Mike, great work.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2005-12-05 15:16]
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Could also have been a 'contrast' entry for the scav hunt, Mike... hands! I agree with Diana though, IMO a colour version would be even better. TFS.

Of course we are going to say "Awwwwwww how cute!".....but also what a wonderful image altogether. I love the sizes of the two pairs of hands, old and large, and the tiny delicate baby hands. I love the 'cloud-like' background you have made for it. Really a bautiful composition. TFS

very tender image, beautiful, INDIGO AWARD, thanx, (*_*)

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  • Tintin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1885 W: 243 N: 345] (1982)
  • [2005-12-05 19:17]

Excellent picture of this baby sleeping, Mike, with lots of tender emotions. The contrast between the old hands of Santa again this new life is just great. Excellent!

Hi Mike, beautiful indeed, the baby looks so warm and comfortable on S. Claus :)

Great pp work as well with the vignette.

Cheers, Yan

Excellent capture Mike and the vignetting is very effective... you should be proud of this one...

Hey Mike, what about me?? I'm a proud father of just a kid like this one. I only don't use the word cute...
The hands look massive compaired to the hands of this little child, fragile as it is, in comfort by those hands. Good PP, and the right moment and pose.
See you again, Richard
- next time "of you ladies and DigiSpy"

Great stuff!! Wow, this is a great image, well isolated with the Vignette. Draws, well, forces attention to the main subject! Nice choice for B&W. Exposure is perfect!

There is something very bright underneath the hand on the left - if I let me imagination run wild, I could imagine it is a Dove...

Mike, it's perfection! You captured here so much emotion and tenderness.



What a very good and warm portrait. Great job. Excellent!



Tomorrow the points, I'm out of smilies.

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  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2005-12-06 11:59]

Great shot Mike, and the B&W is perfect - good light, composition and nice soft PP work. Very nicely done ...

Great job on the PP, Mike! I really like the B&W. You did well, my friend.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2005-12-07 0:18]

Wow! Look at the different hand sizes. Wonderful show Mike. Real cute.

You couldn't resist you say, Mike, eaither me when I looked at the vignette.
I have nothing to say about technic. But these old hands taking care of this little angel make a very, very warm photo with full of tenderness. TFS, Mike.


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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2005-12-09 14:23]

very tender image Mike, you were right to post this one ..Beautiful shot !!

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  • dada Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 46 N: 382] (6560)
  • [2005-12-21 2:47]

ooooooooh so cute! I love it!

the babys are the most beautiful when they are sleepling:) especially mothers say it:D

I love not only the baby here, but the whole compo, with the hands of the parents holding him very tender:) lovely:)

10 points from me!
anca (a mother:D)

This a beautiful and tender photograph. This is excellent and you can give yourself another pat on the back from me. good stuff mike.

Great Shot and adorable baby. He looks so tiny in those big hands!

It's so nice ...wooooooooow

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  • iGirl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 106 W: 29 N: 112] (610)
  • [2006-08-23 0:30]

Hi Mike, this is wonderful, great b&w tones, good idea with the vignette. Truly a precious portrait. Thanks for sharing!

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