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Are You doing good in school?

Are You doing good in school?
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Copyright: Christopher Wallish (prezntime) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 746 W: 1 N: 999] (3946)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-30
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-31 0:21
Viewed: 1669
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was in downtown Alexandria Virginia today. I was frying so I decided to get a frozen yogurt and I saw this performer giving out balloons. He seemed very nice and quite into kids. I've had a three day battle with this computer, so i have no real idea whether this picture turned out good or bad. I'm a bit frustrated and will be taking a break soon so I can learn what the heck I'm doing. I Brightened up the picture a bit and increased the color a little. If this photo is small I apologize, but I am having a hard time figuring out how to get pictures to fit onto this site.


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Hi Christopher,
Excellent mood that you have captured here. Love the strong contrasts and the empty space in between. Well Done!
With Greetings from India

PS : Which software are you using? If its photoshop resizing to fit the TE parameters isn't a big deal. If you need any help, do let me know.

Hi Chris,
I like it... you have managed to catch an interesting moment... I like this partly diagonal composition and contrast between the man and this young girl...

Hi Christopher - I think it works well, the DOF is good with the background areas being blurred out & the focus placed on the main subjects. the little girl's pink top is bright & adds a nice splash of colour to the image.

Hello Chris,
I loved the expression on the face of the cute girl. It's a very nice moment you captured. I also liked the sharp foreground and the blurred background. TFS.

Wonderful portrait. I cannot decide whether I should call it double portrait. Excellent clarity is the asset of this picture. You captured very well the expression of this sweet girl. TFS.

Hi Chris.

Very nice composition. The subjects are great and very candid. Great lighting on the little girl--she really stands out. Nice sharpness as well.


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  • JanP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 85 N: 265] (1705)
  • [2006-07-31 17:45]

Hi Christopher.
Just at the right moment...there is full contact between the eyes of these two person.
Forget abot framing here. The motif is excellent!
Thanks, Jan

That's a pleasant framing Christopher and well seen contrast of just the bowed head of this tanned face towards the very white skin of the cute little girl with her eyepulling dress.

Hi Christopher,
Thanks for your wishes.
Very nice capture with a great contrast between the man and the little girl.
Lovely expression of this beautiful girl.
Excellent focus, colours and frame.
TFS and greetings

Excellent framing here and the girl's expression is great as well.. Really nice! Regards, Doug

hi Christopher,
what a candid smile,shy and expressive.good frame also of the man which made in evidence a little more the little girl.

Hi Chris,
You have captured their gesture very nicely. I love the expression of the little girl. Perfect timing & very nice presentation. Congrats.


Hi Christopher!
Very emphatic and inward photo! Excellent composition and splendid mood! Very lovely photo! Thank you, nice days

Hi Christopher,
I like the expressions on the faces and the theme. the shot is meaningful by itself.

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  • Filko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 114 W: 0 N: 121] (1134)
  • [2006-08-24 4:30]

simply nice...simply lovely...no more explanation!!!

Nice picture, I like how despite them being in each corner of a spare frame, there is no mistaking what is the focus of the scene, thanks to her pink robe and sharp focus. You caught their amiable communication perfectly as well.

Hi Chris,
I like that portraiture of an eye-contact, thanks to the way each character is represented in the best way that can lead the viewer to imagine, as you did in the title, words spoken, thoughts shared through a glance.
The framing is perfect as regards that, and nice anyway. The intimacy may not be that of friends in this contact, but it's friendliness brightened by innocence.
The little girl is captured with the whole attitude she adopts, she fits the scene real-life-wise.
Sorry for awkward comments :D
Thanks, F'

A fine conversation going on here...Crossing the barrier of religion, creed, language & nationality....
Your crop is just right to bring that to the focus & is very pleasing...


this moment of frankness gives pleasure to see.

  • leex (68)
  • [2006-09-21 17:11]

nice work, i like the color of this girl's cloth.

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  • sebcz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 667 W: 149 N: 348] (2345)
  • [2006-09-26 3:32]

Fantastic, beautiful shot! Even without your title one automatically thinks this can be the man's question. And the girl replies: "Yeah!"
Good observation, those red elements and composition are superb.

I find this composition really beautiful, the actors are great and also the moment that you have catches, well done, compliments.

Hi Chris,
Whenever I browse your collection I always come back and pause at this one. The obvious open innocent communication between the two, oblivious to all around, is so refreshing. I think the key to the shot may be the distance between them but whatever it is I find it captivating. Thanks.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2006-12-01 4:05]

Hello Chris
First I thought I comment on the size of the pic...but then I'm sure you've mastered it by now...a beautiful mood you've captured here..it resonates something I've seen quite often….people asking little kids their age, school etc etc & believe me the kids’ facial expression is pretty much the same as you’ve shown here...I guess that expression cannot be described in words. Wonderful framing with only the head of the person in the frame, almost like an intruder into the li’l girl's world

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  • pgorod Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 48 N: 271] (1019)
  • [2007-06-16 14:37]

Hi Chris,

digging back in your gallery I was pleased to find this little gem, full of color and that childish innocence that always conquers me, no matter how lame I feel when it happens... :-)

The character coming in from the left, almost totally cropped, makes a very interesting compo - quite original and it works great for this picture.

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