PEOPLE 176 – EYES FULL OF MISCHIEF

 

 

Eyes full of mischief
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A young friend ; 19 July 2014.

I know that look!  The smile, the knowing and speculative glance – and behind that glance all kinds of mischief in the making.  Seconds out … round 10,389 … ding-ding …

And there is the small point that, mayhem or no mayhem, I love this little lady very dearly, as I do her elder sister.  I have known them for all of their lives, and they have certainly enriched mine.

D700 with 105mm Nikkor; 1600 ISO.
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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.

26 Responses to PEOPLE 176 – EYES FULL OF MISCHIEF

  1. Sonali Dalal says:

    Cute portrait. And oh yes, I can sense the mischief.

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  2. Malin H says:

    What a beautiful face and I really like her expression…
    Wonderful portrait, my friend. I like honest portraits!

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, honest portraits, no frills, and what you see is what you get, which is my case was the latest broadside of mischief!

      Actually, in this case, she was sitting in really glorious window light, and what I was seeing through the viewfinder was simply photographically mouthwatering – but the little imp kept sticking her tongue out at me, which ruined the effect >>> until at last I was driven to bury my head in my hands and plead “Can you please stop poking your tongue out?” >>> whereupon this look appeared – she’d won!!! – and I released the shutter.

      Thank you for your thoughts, my friend! A 🙂

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  3. poppytump says:

    You have a lovely sensitive gentle way with your camera photographing young ones Adrian .
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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thanks, Poppy, I very much appreciate you’re saying that. This is the wonderful person who, after her mother had consigned me to the Naughty Step at the bottom of their stairs – because my numerous misdemeanours! – brought me her dolly to sit there with me, so that I wouldn’t be lonely there on my own! That was a simply beautiful moment. Thank you again. Adrian 🙂

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  4. Emily Gooch says:

    What an adorable little girl. Yup, she’s got that look that would melt any heart. I’ve always wanted to have a little girl and ended up with two rambunctious boys instead. Just as well… having boys helped me become brave about handling bugs, worms, and other slimy critters that make girls squirm and run away. 🙂

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  5. What an absolute angel! You have captured the look of mischief in her sweet little smile and the twinkle in her eyes. Beautiful.
    xxx

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thanks, Gem! She is simply delightful -tho it must be said that she has a very strong character and, if provoked, a temper to match! Both of the sisters are delightful, but in terms of personality they are quite different – its intriguing to witness. ATP xxx

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  6. That is a “I’ve got you wrapped around my little finger” look. What a cutie pie.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Teri, you’re right, that’s exactly the sort of look it is!!! In response to it, don’t know what I can say really – maybe just “HEEELLLLPPPP!!!!!!”. No, its ok, I’m madder than mad, so The Two Monsters (this lady and her sister) get as good as they give! But if I need back up I’ll get in touch …. thank you for your thoughts! 🙂 …. A

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  7. That’s a lovely natural portrait 🙂 Children really are nourishment for the soul!

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Nourishment for the soul, oh I like that, Sarah, you’ve said it exactly! Little children – I’m not so big on surly adolescents! – but little children, they make me laugh and smile, and who can ask for more?

      They see things differently, of course they have a different brain to us adults – and I absolutely love finding out what’s in those minds – that is truly one of the great enjoyments of life. Thank you for your thoughts, my friend! Adrian 🙂

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      • Children see all the simple and beautiful things around them. They have so much enthusiasm for new experiences! The world is a big adventure 🙂 I try to see the world in that childish manner! Keeps me young and happy 😉

        My goddaughter is the oldest of all the children in my life at 9yrs. I just LOVE spending time with them and encouraging their interests, particularly in the natural world and art!

        I couldn’t have children of my own but I feel that all adults have a responsibility to the next generations, to help them grow up happy with a deep love and understanding of the world they live in.

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Sarah, I agree with every word that you have said. I’m very sad to hear that you yourself cannot have children: despite what some may think, life is by no means a bowl of cherries – the likes of you and I, and many others, know that.

          Yes, keeping trying to see the world as children do is a very valuable thing, both generally and also in terms of being a photographer – it is all about retaining a sense of wonder, and not becoming jaded by familiarity. Thank you for your thoughts, my friend, it is a great pleasure talking with you. Adrian 🙂

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          • Thanks Adrian, it’s always good chatting to like-minded people 🙂 Keeping a sense of wonder for any artist is vital! We went to the Valley of the Butterflies on Rhodes and it was so wonderful that I cried with joy 😀

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            • Adrian Lewis says:

              I love butterflies too, they’re amongst my favourite lifeforms. I can remember Alpine meadows teeming with them – and by coincidence I’ve just managed to capture a Tortoiseshell trapped inside our windows without damaging it, and put it back outside. A

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  8. Ajaytao2010 says:

    Cute girl very beautiful 🙂

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