In The Night Garden

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by craigatkinson, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. craigatkinson

    craigatkinson New to Mu-43

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    Jul 19, 2010
    First outing with the E-PL1 / Pany 20mm. Would like to hear your thoughts!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/drawsomething/4812869782/" title="In The Night Garden Liverpool (28 of 35).jpg by Craig Atkinson ♦ Café Royal Books, on Flickr">[​IMG]"373" height="500" alt="In The Night Garden Liverpool (28 of 35).jpg" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/drawsomething/4812219359/" title="In The Night Garden Liverpool (22 of 35).jpg by Craig Atkinson ♦ Café Royal Books, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="375" alt="In The Night Garden Liverpool (22 of 35).jpg" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/drawsomething/4812174559/" title="In The Night Garden Liverpool (14 of 35).jpg by Craig Atkinson ♦ Café Royal Books, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="375" alt="In The Night Garden Liverpool (14 of 35).jpg" /></a>
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    If that is your son, you are truly a lucky father! This is a lovely portrait of a young boy entranced. The light is really nice the way it hugs his profile, as he sits with his his (favorite?) stuffed animals, completely oblivious to everything but what's going on on stage. I also like the fact that the two people in the background are still just visible enough for us to see them - another parent, perhaps, who seems to be looking in your direction while her little boy sits in rapt attention, just as yours is. Beautiful!

    The two of the stage and its characters also worked out very nicely - I'm not sure if this is the toy camera setting or the diorama, but it is just right!

    My only complaint is that I wish we could see them much larger because I think they're worth it - especially that portrait.:bravo-009:

    Perhaps my view is colored by the fact that my "child" is now 20, but I don't think that's it - I think the innocence you've captured would be clear to anyone with eyes.
     
  3. craigatkinson

    craigatkinson New to Mu-43

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    Jul 19, 2010
    Thanks! Yes he's my son!
    No settings, just 'P' mode set to natural. I did crop and add a slight vignette in LR though. So I guess the shots aren't 'pure'. The portrait shot was jiggled with a little to get rid of some noise.
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Well, Craig, I'm impressed with P Mode! It must be very intuitive!:biggrin: I've never tried it, but it surely worked out awfully well for you Craig. Your son is beautiful. You're very lucky!
     
  5. edr93

    edr93 New to Mu-43

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    Jul 20, 2010
    Excellent photo of your son. I think that is what the E-PL1 is all about, grabbing a great shot in adverse conditions. Camera manufacturers put a lot of development dollars into the on board computers to calculate exposures. This is the perfect time to use the P mode. Nicely done.

    Ed
     
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  6. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Craig,
    Nice stuff. Pure!, you used "P" ure mode....
    Whatever works to make the image is it.
    Your intent is obvious and such makes it Pure.
    Don
     
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  7. craigatkinson

    craigatkinson New to Mu-43

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    Jul 19, 2010