ARCHIVE 191 – FATHER AND DAUGHTER (MONO)

 

 

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A good friend with his baby daughter, 5 April 2009.

The baby’s mother loves the direct and very vital connection between the baby’s rapt gaze and the father’s smiling face and she’s totally right.  I also like the apparently huge size of the father’s hand as it rests on his daughter’s diminutive shoulder.

I don’t have a lot of confidence with people pictures, but luck has won out here – and this sort of close, intimate shot is one of the things that, for me, monochrome is all about.

D700 with 105mm Nikkor; 6400 ISO.  I was very new to both digital photography and the D700 when I took this, and I have a vague recollection of frantically raising the ISO to 6400 to keep pace with the faltering light conditions, and of then setting matrix metering and trusting to autofocus – with a lucky outcome!
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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.

2 Responses to ARCHIVE 191 – FATHER AND DAUGHTER (MONO)

  1. paula graham says:

    indeed..not sure that it was not you who created the luck! Touching photo. xx

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Well I may have created it, but at the time it felt like hanging on – hanging on in there with the photos – for dear life!!! But, as we said yesterday, I had the Nikon’s wonderful autofocus helping me out. Very good indeed to meet you. xx

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