Observing the world through a window

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Observing the world through a window

Uploaded: September 08, 2008


Thanks to Kate Jackson and Amy E. Schneider for their suggestion to put this image into contest.
f/3.5 s1/100 iso/200 EF50mm f/1.4 USM Available lights 7:00pm


Teresa P.Pelaez September 08, 2008

Beautiful image Max, great lighting and model.

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Max Aureli September 08, 2008

Thanks to Kate Jackson and Amy E. Schneider for their suggestion. #6428995

Max Aureli September 08, 2008

Thank you Teresa for your lovely comment! #6429000

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap September 08, 2008

Wonderful POrtrait & Nice Window Light Capture MAx! #6429053

Max Aureli September 08, 2008

Thank you Rajeev I appreciated your comment! #6429205

John Connolly September 08, 2008

An excellent candid portrait, Max! The expression and lighting are just superb! #6429454

Lynne Morris level-classic September 08, 2008

What a gorgeous capture Max, lovely lighting and composition. #6429483

Kate Jackson level-classic September 08, 2008

Max hello again. I do think this is a wonderful image and wish you all the best with it in the comp. #6429564

Max Aureli September 08, 2008

Thank you Lynne for your comment! #6429571

Max Aureli September 08, 2008

Kate, thanks again for your wonderful wish! #6429599

Howard B. Cheek September 08, 2008

Very special moment captured Max, I like this :)
Well done!
Howard #6430051

Judy A. Lawhon September 08, 2008

Beautiful lighting and I love the B&W, Max!! A sweet child. #6430262

Max Aureli September 08, 2008

John, thank you for you comment. (It's a little crazy with my email in here!)
:) #6430304

Max Aureli September 08, 2008

Howard and Judy thank you for the sweet comment!! #6430342

Max Aureli September 08, 2008

Howard and Judy thank you for the sweet comment!! #6430411

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe September 08, 2008

Wonderful image Max!! Beautiful lighting and composition, and I love the b&w!!! #6430423

Robert R. Goodman level-addict September 08, 2008

That is some very beautiful lighting,Max.Stunning capture!!! #6430472

Vladan D. Djordjevic September 08, 2008

Lovely portrait. #6430511

Lorna Shutter September 08, 2008

Love this image and your title for it! The child is so cute! Lovely shadows and tones! Fantastic lighting! Kate and Amy know a good shot when they see one! Great work, Max! :) #6430562

Mary L. Graham September 09, 2008

Excellent lighting and this is excellent in black and white!! =) #6432035

Ermanno Radice September 09, 2008

Excellent framing, wonderful expression, beautiful lighting and B&W, Max! #6432898

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 09, 2008

Well, Kate & Amy are clever!!! Absolutely an exceptional work here,Max!!! I like everything about this!!! Winner in my books!!! #6432992

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe September 09, 2008

Gorgeous image, Max. Love the lighting. #6433464

Tiia Vissak September 09, 2008

great tones, light, expression & framing! #6433737

Max Aureli September 09, 2008

Renata Gusciora
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member since: 3/29/2008 Great capture and super focus,like it a lot,Max!

9/5/2008 5:44:11 AM

Vicki L. Filippin
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I LOVE the lighting and mood you have set on this image, Max.
Well captured!

9/5/2008 9:55:53 AM

Anna M. Halasz
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Fantastic portrait.LOVE IT. Anna

9/5/2008 10:15:01 PM

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Thank you Renata, Vicki, Anna for your comments. I really appreciated!!

9/8/2008 3:42:13 AM

Kate Jackson
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Max are you entering into the competition? You are very good and I cannot understand why you have not any EP's or Finalists.
Love this one!

9/8/2008 5:44:06 AM

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Kate you have made my day... not... my week!!! :)
I put in competition few images and after your comment I will put this one to.
Maybe I don't have any "stickers and bumpers" because I am new in digital photography (I have taken 20 years of break from film) and I just re-started.
Most important for me is to receive and to give honest and generous comments, it will help me to grow.
Thank you again Kate for your wonderful comment.

9/8/2008 7:11:26 AM

Amy E. Schneider
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Oh Max I totally agree with Kate...this is a winner in my book...I love the lighting and black and white tones as well as the composition of this image...terrific work my friend.
I will be surprised if you don't get at the very least an EP for this one.

Beautiful photograph!

9/8/2008 10:07:34 AM #6434198

Max Aureli September 09, 2008

I should done this yesterday but any way... thanks for all you wonderful comments! I really appreciated.

Patricia Ronan September 09, 2008

A beautiful B&W portrait Max:) #6434414

Robyn A. Terrell September 09, 2008

Wow, Max, this is a stunning portrait with superb lighting and tones! Beautiful work!!! #6434930

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. September 09, 2008


KARU. #6435761

Max Aureli September 10, 2008

A special thanks for this image goes to KARU WIJESUNDARA!
Observing his wonderful gallery and detailed descriptions, I was finally able
to capture a beautiful moment of my son in natural low light.

Thank you Patrizia, Robyn and Karu for your wonderful and encouraging comments.

Max #6436139

Lorraine A. Cook September 10, 2008

Ahhhhh...I see we are on the 'same page', Max!<:))

Handsome portrait of your son...his inquisitiveness is well documented...beautiful in B+W!!<:))


Stefania Barbier level-addict September 10, 2008

This is exceptional Max... the light-shadow play, his look showing wonder, the dim window light, the B&W tones... I am mainly a people photographer and believe me this is superb! #6436402

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict September 10, 2008

Great portrait and monotone image here, Max.

Dominick #6436406

Max Aureli September 10, 2008

Just wait my next right shot and I will have a special thanks for each of you!
There is a lot to learn at BP and from everybody photography because are not just images but wonderful art!

Thank you Lorraine, Stefania and Dominick for your comments!


Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 10, 2008

Such a beautiful capture, Max!
Lovely depiction of a child's sense of wonder.
~♥~Lisa #6436606

Max Aureli September 10, 2008

Thank you Lisa for your comment!
I am so happy for this image and for the wonderful comments that some times I do bla, bla. From my previous comment I should say... If I am able to get the next right shot.... but I don't know if I will be able to do! he he he he :)
Thanks. #6436736

Mary Timman September 10, 2008

Love this. I like how the light shines on this childs face. Wonderful little capture! #6436737

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe September 10, 2008

Super portrait lighting, Max, and I love it in bw, too! This is art!
kk #6436854

Kumiko Parkinson September 10, 2008

Outstanding image, Max! The lighting is very beautiful, I love his expressions, his nice round cheak and curious eye and mouth, the angle of his head....this image is talking a lot in the simplicity. Great job! #6437673

Max Aureli September 10, 2008

Thank you Mary, Kathleen and Kumiko for your wonderful and descriptive comments! #6437696

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 10, 2008

A wonderful portrait; excellent use of lighting and B&W! Jeff #6438220

September 10, 2008

Fantastic image, My friend!!!

daniele #6438542

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 10, 2008

Great light and B/W conversion, Max. #6438687

Carol Sawyer September 10, 2008

Beautiful B&W portrait, Max!! #6438752

Eugenio Diaz September 11, 2008

Fantastic portrait...grat lighting...Well done my friend! #6440651

Gena L. Talbot September 11, 2008

Wonderful image here Max... You did such a great job capturing this beautiful little person, "LOVE" the black and white tones! Super Job!!! :) #6442365

Mitch Spence level-classic September 13, 2008

Love this, Max. It's absolutely beautiful, with the terrific light on the face as he peeks out of the window. Just excellent. #6449878

Max Aureli September 13, 2008

Jeff, Daniele, Bojan, Carol, Sabrina, Eugenio, Gena and Mitch thank you for the wonderful comments!
But again, I would like to thanks everybody that did stop here and drop some thoughts, they meant so much to me!

Max #6451576

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic September 14, 2008

Amazing image display of a child's curiosity and you've handled it skillfully with the use of fantastic soft lighting through the window and very well presented in B&W. Well done Max! #6453245

Kaye Burazin September 16, 2008

The direction of light to focus mainly on this little boy's face is superbly done. #6461892

Michael Umbreit September 17, 2008

Max - Wow! Wonderful image! - Mike #6468722

Raquel J. Ruiz September 18, 2008

Very sweet capture, great job! :o) ~Raquel #6469889

Susan Fox September 19, 2008

Fantastic capture! The light is illuminating the face perfectly. #6477878

Allen Hughes September 21, 2008

What makes this special, Max, is that it's not posed. It's natural... it captures the curiosity of this charming little tyke. And the B&W makes it even more so. Very nicely done. #6485194

Stephen Zacker September 22, 2008

Wonderful lighting and feeling this has #6487323

Marisol Pastor September 22, 2008

Beautiful B&W portrait. Love the light. #6490825

Stan Kwasniowski September 23, 2008

Max, so beautiful, this has to be a winner #6498310

Max Aureli September 23, 2008

I would like say thanks again to every one that left wonderful words on this page.
I am keeping re-reading all of your comments. They are all wonderful and they transmit beautiful touching feelings.

Thank you Reynaldo, Kaye, Mike, Raquel, Susan, Allen, Stephen, Marisol and Stan for your wonderful words and support. #6498899

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 23, 2008

te l'ho detto che questa era speciale... congrats for your EFP! #6499449

Vincent J. DeSanto September 23, 2008

Max, what a great photograph, the pose, composition and tones are perfect, great job Max, I love these type of portraits. #6499530

Sandy Powers September 23, 2008

Ohmy! This is fabulous! It is art. It makes me feel like I am part of a childhood moment without intruding.

I expect to be congratulating you next month on your win for this one :)


Leslie McLain level-deluxe September 24, 2008

Great image with terrific light. #6504840

Stephanie Frey September 25, 2008

Wonderful portrait with great lighting and mood! #6509954

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 25, 2008

Great capture in B&W and love the lighting! #6510493

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic September 25, 2008

Wonderful portrait and lighting Max!,
Amalia #6511843

Courtenay Vanderbilt September 25, 2008

Congrats on your EFP, Max! #6512781

Lorna Shutter September 25, 2008

I'm so glad you got an EFP for this one, Max! I love it! Congratulations! :) #6512994

Thomas H. Reiner level-classic September 26, 2008

A memorable moment,Max! B&W just the right medium. #6518296

Sue Marshall September 27, 2008

I have been going through your gallery Max and you have some outstanding images!
This B/W portrait of your son is amazing the lighting is incredible!
Congrats on your EP I hope to see this again!
Thanks for visiting my gallery and your kind comments. :-)

Max Aureli September 27, 2008

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Great job capturing a feeling of curiousity :). Love the black and white feel with this one. Superb really nice. A winner. I agree with the rest here. Spacing, shadows, detail, sharpness, everything. Nice job.

9/27/2008 6:02:44 PM #6521627

Amy E. Schneider September 27, 2008

What did I tell ya! Congrats on the EP---yeah!!!
Amy:) #6521632

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic September 28, 2008

Everything about this is...PERFECTION! #6523057

May K. Vokaty September 28, 2008

Beautiful light! Lovely portrait. #6523352

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe September 29, 2008

Fantastic capture and lighting, Max! #6527067

Terri L. Scribner September 30, 2008

Excellent low key capture, Max!! #6532119

Daniella Puente September 30, 2008

This is a precious BW photo Max... #6533730

Joan E. Gerring October 01, 2008

Beautiful b/w photo...love the lighting #6538625

Peggy J. Maguire October 01, 2008

Beautiful B&W portrait,Love this shot....Peggy #6540438

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 01, 2008

Ohhh Max! This has got to be a winner! Love the natural light, the composition and the adorable child! Your portraits are excellent, enter them all!

jo ann c. #6540775

Max Aureli October 01, 2008

Thank you All for your wonderful support and great words for this BW image.
I decided to chose this image to be my icon.
Thank you again for your wonderful words!


Sherran Andersen level-classic October 03, 2008

Wonderful comp in this great b&w photo Max. Well done. Sherran #6550363

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton October 04, 2008

The perfect B&W image.. A Winner, for sure!! #6552655

Murry Grigsby October 04, 2008

Wonderful image design, use of B&W, lighting and timing on the pose Max! What a great feeling of anticipation and mystery. Well done!! I enjoyed your gallery also :0) #6554023

Bill Knaps October 06, 2008

Great portrait Max and a winner. Congrats on your well deserved EP. Bill #6559133

Ulysses A. Villamin October 07, 2008

Perfect black and white! It makes it easier for you because you have a very lovely subject :) WTG!!! #6565133

Nikki McDonald level-classic October 12, 2008

This is a wonderful capture, Max -- it's all been said. Congratulations on the EP and good luck in the contest! #6587265

Bill Wyatt October 14, 2008

Wonderful light and shadows. The tones are terrific! #6596297

Amanda Chapman October 17, 2008

Perfectly captured with the expression and the right amount of light peaking thru #6614760

Dianna Murphy October 17, 2008

Love the expression, the light, the tone. Wonderful Job! #6615643

Linda M. Walker October 17, 2008

Excellent work...just love the lighting #6616312

Raquel J. Ruiz October 24, 2008

What a little sweetheart, This is a very beautiful portrait and I love the tones. Excellent job! #6650707

Corinne M. Thompson November 24, 2008

This is a perfect capture, love the expression and look of awe. #6800074

Flavio Carnevale level-classic December 06, 2008

So expressive... Sweet and story telling. These are the photos I love. Adding to a perfect use o framing, lighting and treatment, something more: emotions.
Flavio #6861202

Patti Coblentz December 13, 2008

This is my all time favorite image of yours...you have captured his young curiosity beautifully and the lighting, as always, is out of this world beautiful!!!
Patti #6889823

Aimee C. Eisaman December 16, 2008

Absoluetly love the shadows vs. light in this shot. Great capture & perfect title! You did a fantastic job with this one! :~) #6899367

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 07, 2009

Such a beautiful image, I just had to visit it again!
Smiles, lisa #6998002

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 09, 2009

....And to think that I ALWAYS THOUGHT THIS WAS YOU, Max! Ha!

He is a precious little boy! So well done and such perfect timing! - Sister Laura #7260673

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