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A mother's love

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by cariocaleo, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. cariocaleo

    cariocaleo Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 30, 2012
    GX1 with 12-42 kit lens... I'm very pleased, what do you all think?

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  2. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    i love the processing for the theme
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  3. Jdumas

    Jdumas Mu-43 Regular

    Nice capture of a very special moment.

    I would crop it a little tighter and print it off for the mother.
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  4. nianys

    nianys Mu-43 Regular

    I agree with the tighter crop suggestion (cut off trees above her head), and I love the moment, it is very, very sweet.
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  5. cariocaleo

    cariocaleo Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 30, 2012
    Thanks all,
    I was quite impressed with the little kit lens, I was going to get the 12-45, but I may keep this one until something happens to it.
    Probably invest on 45mm 1.8.
    I did a tight crop on it, but I made it a bit different.

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  6. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Very nice - the crop is better to me, but I preferred the B&W of the first.
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  7. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Agree with RevBob, the crop works well but the B&W was more pleasing (to me).
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  8. BarefootPilgrim

    BarefootPilgrim Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    Westchester, IL
    Yes, RevBob nailed it. But it's a great shot any way you look at it! :biggrin:
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  9. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Nice capture. And I prefer the uncropped version with the other children in the photo. It emphasizes the love and attention the one child is receiving from his mother. I also prefer the B&W because it better defocuses the distraction of the child in the far backround and thereby focuses better on the mother and her child. The natural circular shape of mother hugging child and child hugging mother is better emphasized in the B&W, uncropped version also. Nice job.
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  10. cariocaleo

    cariocaleo Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 30, 2012
    Thanks all, I do have a few other poses from the burst I got from that little moment, but that one was the most pleasing of them all. Had the most, feeling out of it, even thought it was a bit busy.
    Always welcome the critiques :) 
  11. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Nice shot - and I agree with RevBob, I like the tighter crop but with the original B&W processing. The crop pulls the focus to the central subject and combined with the B&W makes it feel softer and more intimate.
  12. cariocaleo

    cariocaleo Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 30, 2012
    I made a copy of the crop with the settings of the B&W... Just waiting on prints now
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