PEOPLE 160 – PORTRAIT OF A BABY BOY (MONO)

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A friend’s baby son; 6 Mar 2014.

Light was from a bay window, with open blinds.  His expression?  He’s never seen anything like it in his life – tho whether that’s a reference to the gaping, hooded lens of the 105mm, or to me, is uncertain.

There is an another image from this session here.

D700 with 105mm Nikkor; 12,800 ISO; Dfine 2; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Soft Orange preset.
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

23 Responses to PEOPLE 160 – PORTRAIT OF A BABY BOY (MONO)

  1. Helen Cherry says:

    I think he is not sure what to make of you 😉

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  2. juliecrombe says:

    What a cute little face!!

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, he’s a stunner – and with a wonderfully humorous, calm and tolerant personality. I’m not really into babies – whereas my wife, of course, can’t get enough of them. But what really gets to me is when these little beings start to talk – that, for me, is when the real magic begins. Thanks for your thoughts, Julie! Adrian

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  3. Sonali Dalal says:

    Absolutely amazing! The softness, tones, expression everything perfect.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you for your appreciation, Sonali, I’m pleased you like it. I have another to post when I can get around to it. I have an agreement with his mother that I’ll send any new images I make to her, to ask her permission to put them onto my blog. I hoping for more photo sessions with him. A

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      • Sonali Dalal says:

        Welcome. Waiting for more :).

        If you get a chance and time please check my g+ stream. I would love to have your feedback.

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Good! But I must be honest and say that I doubt that I will get over to your g+ stream, my friend, because I find that blogging takes too much of my time these days, and I want to spend more time making images. I have reduced the number of blogs that I follow quite sharply, and I’m just about at a good balance between looking at blogs and making images. Therefore, at least at present, I’m not taking on anything else. I hope you won’t mind my honesty here. A

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          • Sonali Dalal says:

            I don’t mind it at all. I expect it from you. And I can easily understand. I am also facing so much pressure now with so many things I have taken up !! But at the end of the day it gives me pleasure 🙂

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            • Adrian Lewis says:

              Well, thank you, Sonali, I’m so glad you’re not offended. And the pleasure is what its all about, that makes it all worthwhile – but there’s no getting away from the fact that real, ongoing, committed blogging is quite a demanding and time consuming thing. You may have seen this too – a 72 year old American lady blogger wrote recently that she’s closed the Comments on her blog because she can no longer keep up with them – I love her blog, to me its unique and wonderful – and I felt a great sadness for her – but that’s the basic reality of what we’re doing. Thank you again for your understanding. Adrian

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  4. Robert says:

    The effect of the light is amazing, by covering one side of the face then the other; it is like looking at tow different faces

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      I’m glad you like it, Robert! I really enjoy both using soft window sidelight like this – and processing the results with Silver Efex Pro 2! Gentle light, softness and blur are wonderful things. Thank you for your thoughts, man! Adrian

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  5. Both he and the portrait are gorgeous – I like the softness of it and those eyes…well 🙂

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, Lisa! I love intermixing shots like this with my more graphic shots – and I love the opportunity to use SEP2 on shots like this too! Haha, and as you know, if I ratcheted up SEP’s Structure here, I’d end up with something out of Frankenstein! Looking forward to more of your pictures. Adrian

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  6. Meanderer says:

    Lovely portrait, Adrian. His little expression is wonderful!

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, my friend – I’m pleased with this. I think he was fascinated by the camera and its noise, and at crucial moments I made soft and often repeated noises – hisses, hums, clicks and so on – which provoke curiosity and fix attention; such tactics work with cats and cagebirds too. I have a feeling you’re revelling in your freedom …. A 😉

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  7. He’s in awe of you, for sure. He’s beautiful!

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  8. RobynG says:

    Beautiful! I bet they were thrilled with the portrait!

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