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author Janet Jonas
   
subjectPortrait
title Portrait Of A Child
date2/23/2005 11:41:16 AM
detailsTaken at the end of our 15 minute photoshoot. 2 1/2 year olds have very short attention spans. tech info as follows. iso 200 85mm 1.4 at 3.2 1/80 sec full frame shot. Windowlight from a large bank of window to her right.
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blinks: 365.52score: 9.515voted: 104

rank: 2comments: 97viewed: 36026
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1 Jorge Felix   (2/23/2005 11:59:37 AM)
Beautiful portrait. Nice light and colors.
=9
2 davidbarker   (2/23/2005 12:01:04 PM)
this is really nice... pale skin, soft light and bright intense eyes. what camera are you using janet?
3 Greg (Greg Governale)   (2/23/2005 12:08:57 PM)
Interesting to look at! The eyes look very good. The overall tone very pleasing. Greg Governale
=9
4 Hector Brandan   (2/23/2005 12:13:52 PM)
Excellent Posrtrait Janet, and beautiful model too, congratulations, Hector
5 Verkhovsky   (2/23/2005 12:23:28 PM)
beautiful, like the timeless feel about it
=9.10000038146973
6 steve sharpe   (2/23/2005 1:46:22 PM)
great tones, the eyes are really mesmerising
=9
7 joe bellantoni   (2/23/2005 2:33:04 PM)
one of the best natural portraits I have seen in a long time....excellent!
=9.39999961853027
8 Ollie Kelly   (2/23/2005 2:42:49 PM)
What a model! great portrait.
=9.19999980926514
9 MarioP   (2/23/2005 2:57:49 PM)
very strong eye contact... great jab, capturing it...
=9
10 khaled   (2/23/2005 3:23:40 PM)
great portrait
11 Reidar   (2/23/2005 4:22:06 PM)
Agree with Joe! Just beautiful!!!
=9.19999980926514
12 Rudi Van Gestel   (2/23/2005 5:26:13 PM)
Terrific Janet! Amazing expression! These eyes are comparable with "Mare Tranquillitates"!
Su-Per-B!
Don 't often vote a 10! Well this time I offered myself the opportunity! And I'm very glad with it!
Hope you are!
101!!! This gotta make the top 100!
If it doesn 't, I leave pb!!!
13 deefilly   (2/23/2005 5:47:22 PM)
Harmony of colors and old world charm comes to mind...wonderful shot! If I could vote this would be a 10. Congrads.
14 CherylB (I only lie when I do not like your pic)   (2/23/2005 6:09:44 PM)
LOL Rudi, I don't want you to leave so I'll give it a shot.
15 MJFerron   (2/23/2005 6:25:26 PM)
This is one of the nicest portraits I've seen in a long time. Nothing to pick on and everything to enjoy. The tone, background and lighting are all superb and you found a perfect young model.
16 Arno Hollander (Sniper 1)   (2/23/2005 6:34:35 PM)
teh eyes are...
very impressive..
so is..
your picture..
!
17 joe bellantoni   (2/23/2005 7:15:51 PM)
I had to come back to look again...I am glad I was right in my praise of this image....simply beautiful!
18 Hazel   (2/23/2005 7:40:27 PM)
This is one I'll come back to again and again. Superb. Lighting, colors, just beautiful and that look, those eyes!
19 Seleznev (Oleg Seleznev)   (2/23/2005 8:40:39 PM)
Great
20 Mike Blanchard   (2/23/2005 9:04:04 PM)
Wow Janet, what a great shot. The expression, the light, the muted colors.....it's a classic.
21 LindaY (Linda Y)   (2/23/2005 10:09:54 PM)
Janet, this is so beautiful! The little girl looks like an angel. The photo has a wonderful timeless quality. The thing that I find most striking about this is the lighting. It has just the faintest muted rosy hue to it that is so flattering to the delicate colors of this little girl. I noticed that you said that you used natural window light. If you don't mind my asking, what time of day was this taken? Was the light filtered by curtains? I am assuming from the softness of the lighting that the light was not shining directly into the windows.
22 Roger Ranney (Don't block the shot)   (2/23/2005 11:33:56 PM)
So much to learn. Wonderful Janet!
23 Wayne Morgan (( ;-)   (2/24/2005 12:08:42 AM)
This is why I have the greatest respect for you when you comment on portraits. Very beautiful in every way!
24 Alexander V (Alexander Voroshilov)   (2/24/2005 12:56:25 AM)
Beautiful portrait!
I like the toning!
Wonderful eyes!
25 Yuri Bonder   (2/24/2005 1:15:13 AM)
Excellent Posrtrait 9.7
26 Igor L. (Igor Laptev)   (2/24/2005 1:45:18 AM)
Amazing!
27 Ray Griffiths ( )   (2/24/2005 2:33:18 AM)
Outstanding!
28 stefano   (2/24/2005 2:47:52 AM)
SUPERB !! CONGRATS. Ciao Stefano
29 Katya Lin   (2/24/2005 2:48:02 AM)
Excellent!!!
30 herman blockx   (2/24/2005 3:03:48 AM)
superb portrait!
31 Eric Mary   (2/24/2005 5:33:32 AM)
Really beautifull , great portrait .
Bravo author.
32 hasan akcin   (2/24/2005 6:03:15 AM)
Beautiful portrait.thanks
33 FrankT ( pot'hbe'chug yay qa)   (2/24/2005 6:09:41 AM)
Excellent!
34 Doru Stoica   (2/24/2005 6:15:21 AM)
Everything has been said... I can only vote: 10.
35 oneolden   (2/24/2005 7:03:13 AM)
Definitive child portrait - wonderful expressive innocence.
36 Vladimir Lestrovoy   (2/24/2005 8:06:53 AM)
Excellent! Excellent! etc.
37 J.JACINTO   (2/24/2005 8:16:02 AM)
Excellent

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38 jr   (2/24/2005 8:33:11 AM)
Nice and soft, the expression on her face is perfect
39 Jouko   (2/24/2005 9:16:36 AM)
Fabulous portrait!
40 Claudia Robinson (looie's mom :-o)   (2/24/2005 9:31:46 AM)
Janet, it's all been said but I just want to add that this is a very professional photograph and I'm most impressed. excellent work and congrats!
41 Laurel Austin   (2/24/2005 9:55:27 AM)
this is very beautiful, very beautiful!
42 Sergio Pessolano   (2/24/2005 10:06:26 AM)
A perfect portrait. All elements work great.
43 Fernando Dias   (2/24/2005 11:38:50 AM)
W o n d e r f u l work!
Congratulations
score 10
44 Biliana ((I am against CHERYL B)   (2/24/2005 11:52:14 AM)
wow. bravoooo she is so lovely and sad!
Excellent portrait!
Congratulations
Biliana
45 Marc Guyt   (2/24/2005 11:52:20 AM)
great portrait
great tones and mood
46 Pascal Paoli   (2/24/2005 12:30:17 PM)
Really a very nice.
47 ORZECHOWSKI (. .)   (2/24/2005 12:58:18 PM)
No questions.Beautiful photo,and model.Congrats & Regards:)))
48 btezra   (2/24/2005 1:54:07 PM)
~janet your talent is remarkable....thnx for sharing this~
49 Elisabeth   (2/24/2005 3:47:42 PM)
Excellent portrait, great kight and beautiful colours! I only wish she wouldn' look so serious and sad!
50 valerie hutton   (2/24/2005 7:23:38 PM)
simply exquisite!!
51 archera (Roland DiSabatino)   (2/24/2005 8:36:14 PM)
ditto all, Janet! Big congrats, it's just lovely, for sure.
52 Janet Jonas   (2/24/2005 8:59:35 PM)
Wow, I am amazed by the response to my image. Hannah is one of the most beautiful children I have ever photographed. She has a presence that is hard to ignore. I am very flattered by the wonderful votes, and more importantly the comments. The photo shoot started as collaboration between Hannah and me to make a get well card for her grandfather who was undergoing cancer surgery. I took several of her in a pose that made it appear she was praying. When I told her she looked just like an angel she told me in no uncertain terms that she wasn't an angel as she had no wings. I pulled some I had out of my props trunk and put them on her. She then became an angel and after that pose we took this one, which was the last of the bunch.
53 Janet Jonas   (2/24/2005 9:01:21 PM)
She was getting a little squirmy and this dress that she got out of my props trunk she insisted looked like a princess dress. Much too big for her but I was not going to argue with her. That it why it falls off her shoulder like that. When I saw it through the viewfinder I thought it had a simple elegance to it so I took it. I have a terrible habit of in camera cropping too close and this is a full frame shot so... Her hair is a little messy but if I pulled out a comb at that point in the shoot she would have protested and I might never have got the shot. If I were to shoot this again I would try to improve on it as I don't think there is such thing as a perfect shot. Maybe pull out a bit more and include the rest of her right shoulder and her little hands. But alas that would have been a different photograph, and maybe loose the charm this one seems to have.
54 Bill Taylor   (2/24/2005 10:11:41 PM)
Lovely , and the dress does her well , a Princess Indeed ..
55 btezra   (2/24/2005 10:37:07 PM)
~I am glad you relied on the spontaneous, the comb would have lost the moment...and it is that moment that deseves praise, too many images get lost in mediocrity because of planning, production and post processing out the whazoooooo (anyone can Photoshop) the content and the simplicity drive the impact and that is exactly why this image deserves the limelight~
56 dido   (2/25/2005 12:09:49 AM)
Ditto all of the above. AS with all good portraiture, this is more than merely an exercise in technique. This is superb. (minor nit: bright spot here . Nothing serious (9.99)
57 Kazimierz Morski   (2/25/2005 2:15:23 AM)
Great Janet's style!!! :)K.M.
58 Jean-Philippe Poli   (2/26/2005 1:59:35 AM)
So expressive !
59 WalterL   (2/26/2005 5:56:20 AM)
Beautiful
60 Blake Heminger   (2/27/2005 5:17:38 PM)
Beautiful my friend!!
61 Debi Joranco-Arellano   (3/1/2005 11:29:49 AM)
Wonderful light and expression! What a darling child!
62 Nannini Van Gestel   (3/2/2005 3:32:54 PM)
Just wonderful!
Very angelic!
63 Kris Bass (peter pan is so real ))   (3/5/2005 1:27:49 PM)
I have to agree with craig about the comb. Children in my personal opinion look 100% natural when they are slightly untidy unless they just got out of the bath. I also like the shoulder of the dress slightly falling off as it reminds me of my daughters trying to play dress up and wanting to be grown up all too quickly. I no longer have small children and often think back to those days and how quickly they seem to grow up and miss that. Nice share
64 JIM TAYLOR   (3/6/2005 8:16:20 AM)
EXCELLENT..
65 Awadh Alhamzany   (3/6/2005 6:00:02 PM)
I loooooove it
66 Hani   (3/6/2005 6:00:39 PM)
Great portrait
67 Richey   (3/7/2005 10:50:34 AM)
Congratulations on a stunning image. One of the best portraits I've seen!
68 AAT_SA   (3/10/2005 12:56:17 PM)
amazing portrait
69 Rodger   (3/11/2005 12:53:53 AM)
luv it
70 Dejan   (3/12/2005 5:34:22 PM)
janet your ph is simply MAGIC!!!
71 Elle_Nova   (3/14/2005 5:48:06 AM)
nice work!
72 Gedevani   (3/14/2005 10:21:28 AM)
Very good.
73 midyat (Abdurrahman Aksoy)   (3/20/2005 7:48:41 AM)
wonderful photo and incridible composition. This photo is my favoritte photos I have ever seen in my life...
Congrulations...
74 Ehdae   (3/26/2005 1:31:30 AM)
Excellent
75 Yeshey Dorji   (3/28/2005 11:10:31 AM)
What can I say ... this is simply stunning!
76 Les McLean (**** ))   (3/29/2005 5:12:40 PM)
Wonderful, wonderful work
77 DeCastro   (3/30/2005 7:58:06 PM)
Beautiful portrait. Nice light and colors.
78 SDELALIS   (4/8/2005 4:51:42 AM)
i should answer to you with one photo, as i wanted to say 1000 cogratulation for your work with Hannah.
79 Awais   (4/21/2005 4:57:33 PM)
Cute and Lovely. Very high class Portrait.
80 Awadh Alhamzany   (4/21/2005 8:00:16 PM)
Just Beautiful .. I loooooove it
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