Sunday, April 12, 2009

I ♥ Faces - Amateur Week/Spring

This week at I {Heart} Faces, the theme is Easter/Spring and the one I'm entering is for Amateur Photographers. I suppose that's me. I don't make money yet, I just seem to spend it to get the "best" lens or the latest book at the book store. So far, my hobby is very expensive and has not been paying for itself.

This picture is one that I took of my daughter riding her tricycle in our driveway. Spring is such a good time to get outside again and dust off the outdoor toys! I love the motion and the flow of the picture. The look on her face is natural and happy. I just loved the lighting and the colors in it. Let me know what you think! I learned so much on Friday during the Constructive Feedback session. Any tips from the pros would be sincerely appreciated.

If you want to enter this week, head on over to I "Heart" Faces and check it out!



Taken with a Canon 40D and a 24-105mm lens
at 50mm
1/100th sec
ISO 200
f/4

48 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Your work and your precious little girl!

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  2. Oh the eyes! You capture them beautifully!

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  3. What a gorgeous photo. I love that you've captured the wind in her hair!

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  4. What a lovely photo! I love how you've captured her eyes, great shot!

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  5. Beautiful little face!........Great shot.....

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  6. I think you're well on your way to being able to make this a business. Your photos are absolutely beautiful. I love the lighting on her face and the bold reds in the photo.

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  7. Look at that face! She's so beautiful! Makes me smile just looking at her!

    Donna
    Our blog: Double Happiness!

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  8. A lovely daughter and a lovely image! The skin tone is wonderful...don't you love cloudy days?! I really don't have anything to offer for criticism, other than you need to start charging for your work! :)

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  9. another amazing shot from you. amateur? i do not believe it! :)

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  10. I swear you have the cutest kids! Great photo as usually!! PERFECT!!!

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  11. Love love love the peek of the radio flyer and the clarity of the shot...it reminds me of my little one on his radio flyer rocketship...thanks for sharing...

    Best,

    Rosalyn-Sue

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  12. Love the picture!!! It's so sharp! What lens did you use? Can you give some info on the exposure.

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  13. Momtosix... Here is the info from the shot:
    Taken with a 40D and a 24-105mm lens
    at 50mm
    1/100, ISO 200
    f/4
    on a wonderful cloudy day

    Hope this helps!

    Thanks for all the compliments everyone!

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  14. Ok seriously - you cannot be an amateur - this picture is way too beautiful! :-) Her eyes are fantastic and the color and crispness are just perfect! Happy Easter!

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  15. precious photo! she looks so excited

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  16. She is so beautiful and what a great shot!!

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  17. I love the reds! This is just so crisp.

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  18. If this one doesn't win...I think we should protest : )

    Why you are still an ameauture and not making money...I have no idea. You definitely could be!!

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  19. Gorgeous as always! You could be a professional anytime you want to I bet. I'd hire you to get a cute shot like this of my kiddos! Great entry.

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  20. Very nice shot! Precious little girl...love how you captured her clutching the stuffed animal.
    Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my entry.
    Blessings,
    Amanda

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  21. Awesome photo, what a great shot and your daughter is beautiful!

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  22. k... so glad you commented because I'm instantly in love with your photography.... I probably could ask you a million questions.. what camera do you have? Favorite lens? I love love your textured background! Beautiful pictures.

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  23. Sherine.... Thank you so much for the comment! I shoot with a Canon (either a 5D Mark II or a 40D) and my favorite lens? Well, this week it's a toss up between my 24-105mm f/4 or my 135mm f/2. I'm a lens addict.

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  24. Thanks for posting such a wonderful comment on my blog. You photo entry is so sweet. I love the result the lens gave. I think I need to upgrade. =)

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  25. This photo is totally amazing. Love it :)

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  26. really lovely photo - with wind in her hair is great

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  27. WOW!!! I love ALL of the photos on your blog...truly inspiring, especially if you're still an amateur. I have a long way to go, but hopefully I'll get there soon.

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  28. I always look forward to reading your blog every week on the i heart faces links. Your photos are great!

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  29. My goodness! This photo is just adorable and SO GOOD!! I love everything about it, but the clarity is really remarkable. What an awesome shot by an awesome photographer!

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  30. Its beautiful! My entry for this week is up at: http://scienceesl.blogspot.com

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  31. Beautiful photo, great moment to capture, very natural and simple.

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  32. Fantastic!! Love the angle, love the eyes, love the wind blown hair and LOVE the stuffed animal in the crook of her elbow. Simply great and very impressive!! :)

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  33. I love this, just gorgeous. I love the excitement on her face. Her eyes and that little dimple are just precious. Great entry, you should definitely start charging....

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  34. The eyes are so beautiful! I would have never known that you aren't already a professional!

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  35. I told you you should be a winner every week!! Congrats!!

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  36. Yay for you!!! Congrats on another top ten finish. Love this shot!

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  37. I absolutely love the color in this photo -- do you have an action to make her skin look glow and look so creamy? Love it!

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  38. Hi Marcie ~ I have played with this photo so much I have no idea what I used. I did find a free action the other day that does that effect... it's here http://www.thealbumcafe.com/Actions.html

    It's the 2nd free action. I use it sparingly and mask the eyes and other places I like sharp.

    Thanks for the compliment.

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  39. such great colors, so crisp and great angle! love it!

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  40. Her expression is so so lovely and real. And goodness, she's gorgeous, isn't she?!

    Congrats on making the top 10!

    BlogBaby

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  41. I just posted on your blog and then saw that you are in the top 10!! Congratulations!!!!!

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  42. I am so proud of you. Congratulations.

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  43. CONGRATS! Your photo was one of my favorites! Love your photography.

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