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Eyes of a Child


I'm not a great children's photographer, I lack patience,
but today I got lucky with a portrait that tells it's own story!


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Re: Eyes of a Child

100 views but no comments. Is there something wrong here?
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Re: Eyes of a Child

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100 views but no comments. Is there something wrong here?
I don't think there's anything wrong Mark, I've noticed that posts are getting a lot of views but not many comments lately.

Very nice capture by the way.

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Re: Eyes of a Child

Thanks Dave, I've noticed that too.
I wondered if maybe had to do with it being summer up there and members are just out and about more.
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Thanks Dave, I've noticed that too.
I wondered if maybe had to do with it being summer up there and members are just out and about more.
It could be Mark however, the weather has been odd so far this year.

In the space of a week we personally experienced a snow blizzard on the Yorkshire Moors and a few days later in Suffolk, temperatures of 20c plus.

In addition, it has tended to be nice during the week, when most are at work, then turning miserable just in time for the weekend.

Maybe people haven't found their summer temperaments yet. 😉

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Re: Eyes of a Child

Do you know the child, Mark, a relation possibly?

I don't know about Aus, but here in the uk it's sort of off limits to take pictures of random children. You could get a knuckle sandwich as your 'reward', or be called a pedophile with someone calling the police. Imagine defending your position, oh I just like taking pictures of children, officer.

I do street photography, but never ever with a child or teenager in the scene.
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An great capture Mark. As Ricoh said it often feels uncomfortable taking pictures of children here.
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An great capture Mark. As Ricoh said it often feels uncomfortable taking pictures of children here.
As a woman you can just get away with it, for a man they'd lock you up.

In 20 years time, society will look back and wonder if children ever existed - the photographic record will be virtually non existant, apart from your shot of course.
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Re: Eyes of a Child

I've only just seen it Mark and it's a cracker. Nicely done lucky or not. I know what the others mean, it's a pretty sad reflection on our society that this situation occurs these days.
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As a woman you can just get away with it, for a man they'd lock you up.

In 20 years time, society will look back and wonder if children ever existed - the photographic record will be virtually non existant, apart from your shot of course.
You are probably right, and I do have some shots that I've taken. Yet their parents often happily post endless pictures on Facebook!
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Re: Eyes of a Child

Steve, Amanda, Phill - No worries, these shots of my old friend David's family were strictly legit! I am not mentioning their names for obvious reasons.
These were shot after a great day's outing to the Yuyangs near Geelong, Victoria, then afterwards we took the kids to the café for a treat.

In the thread #1 you may notice I applied some lens blur on the portrait of the older boy.




The Yuyangs near Geelong, Victoria shot with the phone beneath a "white sky of death". Melbourne lies 50km north on the horizon
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Re: Eyes of a Child

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Nothing wrong with those at all - that xz-1 is great for capturing the moment. The added blur looks pretty natural on that first photo - I find that wide open the XZ-1 and 2 do pretty well with limited depth of field if you can get close enough and far away from the background.

Definately some pictures your friend will treasure for a long time.

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Re: Eyes of a Child

re pictures of kids - there are times looking at some of the threads that I feel the need to have had a recent CRB check carried out to prove my innocence of action.
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Re: Eyes of a Child

Not been on fro a while due to health so have just seen this Mark.
I think it's a great child candid portrait and one I would have been happy to have taken Mark. Good lighting makes a portrait and here you have it.
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Nothing wrong with those at all - that xz-1 is great for capturing the moment. The added blur looks pretty natural on that first photo - I find that wide open the XZ-1 and 2 do pretty well with limited depth of field if you can get close enough and far away from the background.
Definately some pictures your friend will treasure for a long time. Cheers,
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My friend David and his son, Simon like the shots very much, as does the boys' mum who wants it as wallpaper on her phone.

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re pictures of kids - there are times looking at some of the threads that I feel the need to have had a recent CRB check carried out to prove my innocence of action.
Paedophilia is an abhorrent human aberration with a long history, yet only in recent years has the extent of it come to light.
As photographers we are all aware that pointing a camera at children in public to whom we have no connection is to invite suspicion and not a good idea.
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