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what's goin on here? :)

Chastity Abbott 3/7/2007 9:07:50 AM

OUTSTANDING light!!! I love the pink tones from the skin too....excellent capture!! Such an adorable image* :) #616974

Hayley J. Hamlin 3/7/2007 9:10:52 AM

Got lost out there somewhere:) Thanks so much Joan and Chas!! I appreciate the comments:)
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member since: 10/7/2006 love this shot! your lighting is beautiful and I can see why he's so enamored with himself, he's adorable-


Christy Nichols 3/7/2007 10:04:25 AM

This is so cute, Hayley!! Adorable capture! #4031265

dennis w. mcclain 3/7/2007 10:06:16 AM

that was a one in a million shot wasnt it. looks great, good work #4031270

Bruce MCcorrister 3/7/2007 4:55:29 PM

Amazing pic. How ya do that? :D #4032269

Lynn Crawford 3/7/2007 9:15:22 PM

That is so cute I just love it, I can see why he kept looking at himself he is adorable :) #4032752

Anna M. Bebee 3/8/2007 9:29:50 AM

I love this capture. Do you have any exposure tips on using plexiglass? I would love to be able to capture something similar to this. #4034690

Hayley J. Hamlin 3/8/2007 10:40:25 AM

Thanks so much everyone for the comments on this image...
Anna, as for exposure tips...this was my very first time using plexi so I definetely need to experiment a bit more to figure out my settings better. When I took these the light wasn't so great. So my ISO was high!! For the 2 images in my gallery these were the settings. Manual Mode, Natural Light, No flash, SS 1/125, F 6.3, ISO 1600. I also used my Tamron 28-75mm 2.8 lens. Because it was my first time using plexi I wasn't sure what my aperture needed to be to get everything in focus so I started with 6.3 and was going to play around but baby wasn't having any of that...so I'll have to experiment more with that someother time. I do have one shot that was F4.5 and that was fine as well. So I am not sure I am much help...still learning and experimenting myself:)

Kay E. Mahoney 3/8/2007 3:46:09 PM

Cute capture. Love the reflection. #4035573

Sherry S. Boles 3/11/2007 10:35:45 PM

Outstanding reflection, Hayley....Such a cute moment captured so well! :) #4045387

Julie Monacella 3/14/2007 7:05:03 AM

Hayley, this is beautiful! Great job! #4053396

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 3/29/2007 3:45:09 AM

Excellent capture, Hayley ... #4108082

Laura E. OConnor 4/24/2007 3:02:49 PM

SO SWEET!! Congrats, Hayley!!!! #4205006

Sherry S. Boles 4/24/2007 3:20:51 PM

Congratulations, Hayley!! :) #4205170

Chastity Abbott 4/24/2007 3:25:09 PM

YGG!!!!!! Look at you rolling them in!!!! Awesome and huge congrats to you!!!!!!! :) :) #4205217

Teresa Lee 4/24/2007 5:18:05 PM

Congratulations!! #4206222

Kay E. Mahoney 4/24/2007 8:45:02 PM

Congratulations on your adorable finalist. Good luck in the next round. #4207900

Alison Greenwood 4/25/2007 12:16:30 AM

Another finalist?! Congratulations!!! WTG Hayley!!! #4208577

Megan p 4/25/2007 5:05:30 AM

Awesome Hayley, Congratulations!!:):) #4209836

Christy Nichols 4/25/2007 7:30:22 AM

Congratulations Hayley!! This is So adorable! #4210984

Hayley J. Hamlin 4/25/2007 7:34:38 AM

Thanks so much everyone for the comments and congrats :) #4211019

Julie Monacella 4/25/2007 9:01:03 AM

Congrats Hayley! So pretty! #4211633

Denise M. Snyder 4/25/2007 9:02:14 AM

Another fabulous finalist!!! Congratulations! #4211638

Sharon King 4/25/2007 9:58:50 AM

Congratulations on this Beautiful finalist! #4211889

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 4/25/2007 11:25:36 AM

Congrats on this wonderful Finalist, Hayley #4212321

Shawn Jennings 4/25/2007 12:23:39 PM

Super portrait, Hayley! Congratulations on your finalist! #4212546

Candy Avera 4/25/2007 3:07:40 PM

I adore this Hayley. Congratulations. #4213189

MONICA G 4/27/2007 12:50:37 AM

gorgeous. can you please tell me what you used for the reflection? amazing! #4219513

paul parent 6/29/2007 8:35:10 PM


You have a great gallery. #4458078

Hayley J. Hamlin 6/30/2007 8:03:41 AM

Thanks again to all my BP friends for the wonderful comments on this image!!
Monica...I am so sorry for the delay on this...I have had lots of people ask me how to do this...if you want to email me I will send you the directions...The reflection is made with plexi,but I will be more than happy to give you details :)
Paul thanks so much for the comment on my gallery...:) #4459209

Lisa J. Boulden 10/1/2007 4:18:51 AM

Sweet and fabulous!
--Lisa #4868078

Joyce ONeil 1/9/2008 8:50:59 AM

Perfect! #5314480

Laura E. Swan 1/26/2008 11:52:32 AM

Oh, this is adorable! What a good idea.

Plexi glass! Who knew?! I was -wondering- how you got a little baby to stay so still and not ~~~splash~~~! #5400225

Robert F. Wilson 2/28/2008 4:10:06 AM

Awesome gallery Hayley. I was wondering about the size of the plexi-glass you use, 4x8 sheet..pretty expensive isn't it..? Love this shot. How did he stay still and not smear up the plexi. #5566012

Hayley J. Hamlin 2/28/2008 11:11:25 AM

Robert, Thank you very much!!
I use the smallest size plexi that home depot carries becuase I am an on-location photog so I have to be able to travel with it. It is not expensive at all. If I had a studio however, I'd get a much larger peice to save time in editing. This little guy was only a few months old so he could not move, but I have put movers on plexi and they do get away from you, just have to be patient. It's very easy to clean the drool marks up with windex and papertowel and if you miss, you can always edit them out ;) Hope that helps :) Hayley #5568139

Timmy Walsh 3/9/2008 4:41:39 PM

That is a beautiful picture. #5617800

Dawn A. 6/26/2008 11:29:04 PM

Hi, I just was curious if you knew that this photo was being used here:


Some of the other ones may be yours also. #6111918

Mervyn Dublin 8/3/2011 2:09:26 PM

Excellent shot, the reflection on the plexi is brilliant! #9579763

Linda Eodice 10/4/2013 3:04:35 PM

This is a wonderful captured moment of a baby discovering its own reflection. I love the space around the infant and the reflection. Most of all, I like the candid joy of discovery.

Nicolas Ramos 5/15/2015 6:16:00 AM

Excelente fotografža #11302394

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This little guy was so fasinated with his reflection, I couldn't get him to look up at me for anthing:) I love the look of wonder on his face...

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