A pretty girl in China-
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Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
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Shy, willing, and entirely unposed.
The girl was standing like this when I saw her. A smile and a gesture with my camera, and she understood what I was asking, so I took the shot.
Painless, and a good memory for us both.



Steady Hand
Registered: Dec 03, 2007
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Another Very Nice portrait/photo.

I like the expression the most.



Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
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Thanks, Steady.
Yes- I think her expression is a quiet commentary on her being shy- yet unafraid.
During my many travels abroad, I was surprised at how most children responded that way.
It sure assuaged any feelings of guilt I might have had otherwise.
Charlie



Michaelparris
Registered: Sep 15, 2008
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skin tones look kinda red...also, to my eye the hole in the rock is a bit distracting. Have you tried a BW conversion? might look nice



Steady Hand
Registered: Dec 03, 2007
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Charlie Shugart wrote:
Thanks, Steady.
Yes- I think her expression is a quiet commentary on her being shy- yet unafraid.
During my many travels abroad, I was surprised at how most children responded that way.
It sure assuaged any feelings of guilt I might have had otherwise.
Charlie


Those are nice thoughts Charlie. Thanks for sharing them (with the photos) here.



Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
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Thanks again, Steady.
Thanks also, Michael. Upon experimenting, I agree that there's a bit too much red in the girl's face (I sometimes have trouble noticing that). So below is a correction.
Charlie



Jim Rickards
Registered: Dec 02, 2003
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Nice photo. Well done.



liamh
Registered: Jul 24, 2005
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Like the pose. Like her smile. Like the square crop with umbrella. I lIke.



Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
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Thanks Jim and Liam.
Yes, her shy-yet-friendly smile won me over.
Charlie