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The dreaded haircut... :))

The dreaded haircut... :))
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Copyright: Shelly OBrien (ShellyOB) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 86 N: 790] (3425)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-25
Categories: Humorous, Friends/Family, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 85mm f1.8
Exposure: f/1.8, 1/25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Children(2) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-26 10:41
Viewed: 1169
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well, our weather is absolute YUCK and looks to be that way until next Saturday, so I have to content myself with practicing portraits and using inside light.

Last night was haircut night. My daughter cuts the boys hair (and her own) and it's always an event. For some reason the clippers weren't (ahem) 'cutting it' (groan) so she was having to use scissors. I don't know who it's the bigger pain for - her, or the victims...LOL

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Hi Shelly,
Very impressive daily life photo I would say... You captured the right moment, excellent timing. Technically you used the internal light very well, perfect DOF and sharpness on the head of the kid. Original photo, TFS!

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  • Alexia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 0 N: 221] (2466)
  • [2009-01-26 11:50]

Ciao..mi piace molto questa foto
anche io molto spesso
ho avuto questa paura!!!=(
=) Complimenti


What a GREAT fun shot Shelly!! My daughter could make some really funny yuk faces too! This is adorable! Nice work on the quality here! Every kids nightmare! So funny!

Haha, I remember dreading haircuts myself as a kid, so this is something I know well.

Nice capture of epxression, excellent sharpness and detail with such a slow shutter and long focal length, and perfect focus with that wide aperture.

Great job

Hello Shelly!
Perfect focus, very good picture!
Good detail and nice colours!
Best regards!

This is great! Eyes closed, wrinkles on his nose, and the entire expression is priceless. I like the coloring you used too. Great portrait! Lisa

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-01-26 14:51]

HI Shelly
At least he is not crying like they do for a first one.
Love the expression. You are doing really well with portraits something I have yet to try.

AH Shelly , the kid sure wants no hair in his eyes though he could have some slip inside his sweet mouth ,lol. A nice capture here , so sharp on the boy's face i feel i am standing right behind his Mom there .You 're doing fine Mom , hi. Cool job from all of you !

The only thing missing is the bowl on his head to get the fringe right :-)

A well captured candid shot, you must have a steady hand shooting at 1/25 and like the shallow depth of field.

Nice one.


Oh, Shelly, this did make me laugh!
It reminds me so much of when my daughter was young, brushing hair and cutting hair were events akin to ww2 in emotion!

A great portrait capturing the emotion to perfection. (One for the family album ... to share with prospective girlfriends!)

I like the way your daughter's head and arm frame the shot.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Shelly,
Very impressive daily life picture with the eyes shut, Excellent done and taken at the good moment..
good sharpness and colors,
Very well done.

hello Shelly !!!

wonderful compo!!
i love the lights..really cool idea..
Well done!!


Hi Shelly,
This pose is very well captured and funny too. The small aperture is tricky though, but you managed it well, the victim's face is sharp while the arm of the perpetrator is blurred creating a nice and special effect which I like. Fine posting Shelly!

Bonjour Shelly
Je vois que les enfants us sont autant malheureux qu'en France(-:
Ciao yvon

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2009-02-12 13:53]

Hi Shelly,
Very impressive daily life photo. A great portrait capturing the emotion to perfection

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