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The Questioning Stare

The Questioning Stare
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Copyright: Ramdan Nain (Ramdan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-08
Categories: Friends/Family, Experimental, Portrait
Camera: Pentax K10D, smc Pentax-DA 4-5.6 50-200mm ED
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-17 20:34
Viewed: 1918
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My first photo on my second year in Treklens.

This is Raziq, my youngest son having his big ‘question mark’ in his head, trying to understand his sister’s ‘instruction’ to pose for me. We were having a play for fun-portrait shots. One of my favorite shots of the session that happened to look more like a candid.

Natural light from a window was at camera-front-left with a white polystyrene at camera-front-right to bounce the light that helped to soften the shadow. For a little catch light I had used a diffused flashgun at its 1/8 power placed at camera-top-side-right.

Hope to hear your opinion and tips, with thanks in advance.

nipunjotsoni, amai26, tsesler, szatanowska, trekks, kross1, Lano has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To rewshearer: Thanks a lotRamdan 2 11-18 00:59
To tsesler: ThanksRamdan 1 11-18 00:29
To amai26: PonsikouRamdan 1 11-18 00:22
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  • wieyos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1094 W: 43 N: 2059] (9118)
  • [2008-11-17 21:33]

Happy 1st Anniv on TL, Ndan. i may forget the date, but i will always remember that you were responsible for bringing me in here.

a cute blank look of Raziq, indeed. love his shining eyes and the DOF is very effective.

looking forward to viewing your great shots in this second year and beyond.


so sweet expressions..
very innocent..
great capture Ramdan...

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-11-17 22:07]

Assalamualikum Randan,
congratulation your second year.Beautiful portrait of Raziq.I liked him so much.TFS.Necla.

Very nice work with the lighting here Ramdan! I really can't fault it, it looks natural and is beautifully balanced.

If I had any criticism it will be the background - a little busy and distracting perhaps, and of course his blurred sister on the left - is there any reason why you didn't crop it down?

Those things aside, a great shot - you managed the light and sharpness beautifully!


Selamat ke Tahun ke-2 di TL, semoga banyak lagi gambar2 yang cun2 dan power2 untuk dikongsikan bersama kawan-kawan yang banyak lagi mau belajar....hehhehe, tetapi bila terlampau power, mau hilang "balance" juga untuk beberapa saat.



Happy anniversary on TL Ramdan,
what an expression you caught on Raziq's lovely face;)
excellent portrait with great dof and beautiful light here,
welldone and tfs,
i wish you many more wonderful years and postings,
warm regards,

Selamat Paki dear Ramdan.
As I readed your note, I understand it was not just a quick snapshot of your son Raziq.
The light on his face is perfect, his questioned eyes tells the story.
Hard to say if your daughter is too prominent in it, maybe a bit less shoulder and a 'glimbs of her face in it ?
Nevertheless, little Raziq is looking GREAT.! HAHA.
Best regards, Jan

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  • rigz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 82] (1091)
  • [2008-11-18 15:53]

Assalamuallaikum Ramdan,

I like his expression. Looks very concerntrate...try to understand. Moment nicely photographed and composed. Congrats!

Geoffrey Bin Ramji

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-11-18 20:19]

hi Ramdan

A great portrait shot and good light control - it is very difficult to shoot a toddler. This post gives me an idea. Otherwise you can try to put up a backdrop using clothes hanger with a cloth to hide your background of the house. Good bokeh.

And looking forward to your 2nd year of postings.

tfs, bill

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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-11-19 10:13]

Hi Ramdan,
WOW waht a cute little boy. You are a lucky dad. This is a very nice portrait. Nice sharp image with good color and tones. I like the light in the shot as well. Very nice work Ramdan.

He is so cute and sweet. You must be really proud. I love this portrait. Amazing expression and great capture. Amazing use of light. Really beautiful
Thank you for sharing
Kind regards

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  • Lano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 184] (1205)
  • [2008-11-19 18:27]

Assalammualaikum bosku,

saya suka ini, si raziq serius betul mendengar arahan dari kakaknya..

good potret



Hi Ramdan..this is a nice portrait of this cute baby...great details nice light.


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