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Old 25th September 2012
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One of my favourite shots

I was recently asked to provide an example of my photography for inclusion in a publication that mentions me so I provided this:



Taken at a north eastern Thailand primary school. The little boy is waiting for his sibling at the end of the school day.

I did do a lot to this shot in Lightroom and Photoshop, and I do feel a bit more pleased with it than most of my work.

It was taken using an E-3 and 14-35 f/2 when I was in Thailand in 2009.

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Images that evoke good memories are always special, but when they are this well produced they will always appeal to others as well.
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Re: One of my favourite shots

Lovely tonal range, and the pose can suggest a variety of emotions depending how you view it.
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Re: One of my favourite shots

Well you are certainly not letting yourself down using this image Ian.

A very beautifully processed evocative image.
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Re: One of my favourite shots

Thought-evoking image Ian! I especially like the way the mother's embrace frames the child, and the way he makes full contact with the one eye, a little shy, like children his age. Also, the mother's face is mostly hidden from view, she looks away. What is she thinking of? Is she worried about the child she is waiting for? Look at the way she keeps him safe, while gazing out into something else.

Love this. It's an image I'd definately want to see again!
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WoW ! such a great shot the BEST
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Re: One of my favourite shots

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Thought-evoking image Ian! I especially like the way the mother's embrace frames the child, and the way he makes full contact with the one eye, a little shy, like children his age. Also, the mother's face is mostly hidden from view, she looks away. What is she thinking of? Is she worried about the child she is waiting for? Look at the way she keeps him safe, while gazing out into something else.

Love this. It's an image I'd definately want to see again!
Thanks everyone

By the way - that's not the mum, but a child minder, as explained originally

I thought she was the mother but I was put straight at the time.

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Thanks everyone

By the way - that's not the mum, but a child minder, as explained originall

I thought she was the mother but I was put straight at the time.

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Oops! I missed that, I just saw the caring way she held the child. Goes to prove a good childminder can give a child a lot of security and love. Even better, Ian
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Re: One of my favourite shots

I have often wondered what quality Olympus kit can produce, and now I can see what I can aspire to.

I love the image, but equally, the tones and the edit... It is a truly beautiful shot, and I would love it in my collection.

It immediately confirm's your photographic talent.
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Re: One of my favourite shots

Outstanding image young man! Extremely envious.
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Re: One of my favourite shots

Polar Bears and Childminders - and all on the same day too We are totally spoiled on this site

Fantastic Ian

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Re: One of my favourite shots

I believe putting the polar bear with the childminder might result in another red painting.
Nice photo though!
Does it represent your photography Ian, or was it chosen for other reasons?
(I mean it's definitely a good B&W, is it representative of your favoured style?)
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Re: One of my favourite shots

Yes Ian, a photo to be justly proud of. You captured a lovely moment and the time you put into it shines through.
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Re: One of my favourite shots

A lovely restfull image.
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Re: One of my favourite shots

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I believe putting the polar bear with the childminder might result in another red painting.
Nice photo though!
Does it represent your photography Ian, or was it chosen for other reasons?
(I mean it's definitely a good B&W, is it representative of your favoured style?)
No - I don't think I have dominant genre. I do fortunately get to travel a fair amount and this brings out street photography, landscape, abstract, candid, architecture - even macro! And I like both colour and black and white.

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