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Children have the best expressions

Children have the best expressions
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Copyright: Michael Porterfield (mporterf) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 93 N: 141] (1022)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-26
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Event, Decisive Moment, Friends/Family, Action, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Exposure: f/4.4, 1/140 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-07-03 5:07
Viewed: 4580
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken at my son's t-ball practice when we lived in VA Beach. I stumbled upon it last night while looking for another photo, and it made me laugh out loud.

I would love to hear your captions for this photo—what you would imagine is going on here. Feel free to post them as comments.

I am also posting another of my son's expressions from that day as a workshop—as a bonus.

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The facial expressions are indeed priceless especially that of your son. The pointed finger certainly evoke someone is at fault. See you on the 18th photo walk. Hope you take some firework pics. I need to do some research to find the optimum tech settings for fireworks using my cam.

Hello Michael,

Truly the expressions are priceless!
Children make such excellent models, especially when they are unaware of the camera.

My only criticism would be that half figures don't usually make for good composition. However, if you added the caption ' ... forty-six nits, forty-seven nits, forty-eight nits!' then it all works!

Have a good w/e,
Bev :-)

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  • skot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 59 W: 10 N: 77] (453)
  • [2009-07-05 0:26]

Hey Mike,

I was unsure about the half-figure as well. The little girl pointing in that direction gives it some merit, though. Almost like she's directing all the attention toward someone else, she doesn't even care who. (I wonder why that could be!)

You're absolutely correct. Children do have the best expressions. I think that's because they have no inhibitions in front of the camera. You and I and everyone else "mug" when we see a lens pointed our way. Kids have no such impulse and act on whatever affects them in the moment.


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