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Offline Doodle

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Rosie
« on: March 04, 2016, 09:15:27 PM »
I haven't posted in like forever here so I thought I would throw this one out there.
A very impromptu shot (because this whirlwind does NOT sit still) but I always have my camera in hand when she is around in case I get lucky.
70-200 f2.8 lens at 70mm, f3.5, 1/125th of a sec.
Cropped to get rid of some of the background. Just because.
This is Rosalee whom we call Rosie, my youngest sons daughter. 1 of 4 grand daughters.  :o
IMG_0252 by Randy, on Flickr
Take your camera with you dammit. You can't take your next "best photo" if your camera is sitting at home in the bag, now can you?

Offline Ochotona

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Re: Rosie
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2016, 09:48:10 AM »
Cute overload!  Love the lion mane of hair. Great natural light and window(?) catchlight in her eyes.

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Re: Rosie
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 12:04:56 PM »
agreed, she's too cute. I'd be tempted to move her back into the photo more. I'd place her right eye on the third line that's behind her, and maybe even move her up a pinch. your decision would be whether to crop from where you are, or start again and leave it a bit wider and include some stuff in front of her to the right side of the photo. personally I'd go in tighter, starting from where you currently are, you'll lose some of the cute wild hair, but sometimes hard choices must be made.

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Re: Rosie
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2016, 08:11:44 AM »
agreed, she's too cute. I'd be tempted to move her back into the photo more. I'd place her right eye on the third line that's behind her, and maybe even move her up a pinch. your decision would be whether to crop from where you are, or start again and leave it a bit wider and include some stuff in front of her to the right side of the photo. personally I'd go in tighter, starting from where you currently are, you'll lose some of the cute wild hair, but sometimes hard choices must be made.
Actually, those are all good recommendations if I was shooting a portrait. This was an instant shot of a girl that doesn't sit still. At all.
I don't even try to pose her yet (18 months old).  I just shoot whenever she happens to be looking at me (because I literally keep the camera in my hand while she is playing in the living room). 
As a grandpa, I overlook technical deficiencies (oh yea, I know there are plenty) for the cuteness overload. That said...I can't wait until she is old enough to sit and let me take her photo in a controlled setting.   I'm just afraid of losing the spontaneity of these smiles/ smirks that I get now. 
Take your camera with you dammit. You can't take your next "best photo" if your camera is sitting at home in the bag, now can you?