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In his Thoughts

In his Thoughts
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Copyright: Annie Belanger (Beger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2010-12-30
Categories: Daily Life, Friends/Family, Portrait
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D, 50mm f/1.8 II
Exposure: f/1.8, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): TEXAS EXCELLENCE AWARD I, Photos from heaven [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-01-06 9:02
Viewed: 2214
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello dear friends,

My grandsons are my favorite models for my experimentations with my new 50mm. Here, Xavier 3 years old in few days! He has a high concentration for his age.
I used ambient light for this one and converted the photo in B&W using channel mixer.

Please, fell free to give me any comments for improving my work!

Have a nice day!

lilimih33, shelbeesmom, parasbhalla, Jan9376, Teresat, mushtaqhussain, Reflex has marked this note useful
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To lilimih33: Hi Lili,Beger 1 01-06 09:47
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Hello Annie!
Very beautiful portrait in black and white of your grandson!
Good light, perfect focus, good detail!
Lovely little face!
Happy New Year and best regards!

I have no idea why, I might be tired, but this photo brought tears to my eyes...it's THAT good...OMG.... How I would have loved to have taken this shot! With ALL the focus pulled to his right eye, the natural expression, the BW, the deep blur in the BG, it is excellent in everyway! You get an award for this!

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-01-06 9:18]

Hi Annie,
What an expression in grandson's face!
Great soft lighting! The eyes are superb with a wonderful reflection in them and a nice sparkle.
On his behalf he's a great model and you a marvelous photographer.
My best wishes,

Francis Xavier

This is such an emotional picture where you bring out the mood so wonderfully, Annie!

Great focus on the eyes of your grandson. He is so cute!
The blurry BG is amazing and helps to isolate your lovely kids's face beautifully.
Well captured!


  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2011-01-06 10:07]

Hi Annie
Wonderful portrait very sharp, with a wonderful light, and very well composed image.
The fece expression is fantastic (I understand very well your pride).
Have a great new year and I wish your grandsons the best for the future.

Hello Annie,

To me, this is a much kinder shot.
The b/g does not fight with the image but enhances it.
The quality of the exposure, with fine details, is excellent. The sharp focus is clearly on the eyes, where the catchlight adds character and emphasises that wonderful, child-like intensity of attention.

Bev :-)

Hi Annie...nice portrait of your grandson...well composed with nice details. I would not go so sharp with the eyes and not sharpen the whites...I like the shot and his pensive expression.


OMG this is awesome.
Could you please come to my place to teach me how to make pictures like this?

Happy New Year from the Netherlands.

  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2011-01-06 11:55]

Olá Annie
So good...He is so great ...it is perfect ( as you know I am very far to be an expert) but he shines .....I imagine you full of love for this face and eyes. What a delicious moment....I love it.
I love the expression and the bright...
Lucky girl you are.
Um abraço

Bonjour Annie,
C'est excellent Annie et belle prise de vue sur sa concentration,
beau contraste et netteté,
Très beau portrait de Xavier,

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2011-01-06 12:40]

Hi Annie,
Lovely shot of your grandson, excellent choice to post in B&W, it gives it a really classy look, as does the choice of frame you have used. The detail and sharp focus on the eyes is absolutely stunning and it is a great composition. Best wishes

Hello Annie,

stunning portrait - I love the sharpness on those beautiful eyes! Lovely ambient lighting and depth of field. Effective framing and choice of black and white.

- Jan

Hello Annie

I like the concentration that you captured on the young mans face. The sparkle in the eyes are the best. Nice work.......a very handsome grandson. you must be proud.


Very nice portrait indeed, I like this one a lot, Annie. The off-centre composition, Xavier looking across the frame, the clarity of his leading eye - lovely shot, nothing to change here :-)

Un beau portrait avec un belle pdc, et un beau noir et blanc.

Bonjour Annie,

Magnifique portrait , ce noir et blanc est délicieux, superbes détails sur ce visage lumineux.
Un regard émotion!!!
Mes compliments pour cette présentation.
Amicalement. Happy New Year Annie.

Hello Annie.
WOW...wonderful composition with beautiful close up framing and the shallow depth is amazing,very well use of the light with beautiful sharpness on his eyes,your grandson is smart and photogenic.
Thank you for sharing
best wishes

it is beautifully intense. i like the black and white and i love the cropping and the uneven frameing of white. very well balanced photograph and very sharp too. great job!

Bonjour Annie,
magnifique portrait n&b , le focus est parfait, j'aime beaucoup l'effet de flou et le reflet dans les yeux , belle luminositée et un beau cadre . Belle présentation Bravo!
Best regards

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2011-01-07 18:18]

Quel regard ! Absolument fascinant avec un très bon choix du N/B !

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2011-01-08 0:07]

ohhh, what a gorgeous portrait !!!

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