My Baby

Uploaded: March 05, 2009


This was my little girl yesterday when she was being sweet as pie.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: fired, auto mode, return light detected, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 135.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Aimee C. Eisaman March 05, 2009

She is adorable! I love those green eyes and rosey cheeks! The skin is so soft looking while the eyes are nice and sharp. Great Job Christie! :~) #1093245

Esther R. Tinz March 05, 2009

Precious!! #7247499

Ellen H. Robertson level-classic March 05, 2009

Captivating, once those eyes have you , they really have you. Beautiful job. #7247555

Debbra Bailey level-deluxe March 05, 2009

Beautiful Christie! #7247682

Jeanine M. Bailey March 05, 2009

She's a cutie Christie!!! Great shot!! :) #7248407

Jodi M. Walsh March 05, 2009

what a sweetheart and gorgeous eyes! #7248582

Dale Hardin March 05, 2009

Christie, this is a wonderful shot in many ways. The look and the relaxed demeanor is precious. The photography is top notch also. Tonal balance is excellent and she is just too, too beautiful. Love it. #7248712

Anthony L. Mancuso March 05, 2009

Very cute pose and expression you caught here Christie..nice job!

I have noticed that your portraits tend to be very tight this by design or a technical reason or you didn't realize it? I have also noticed, judging by the central location of the catch light that you use straight on flash for lighting...have you attempted natural light portraits at all? they can be more challenging but can also produce better results..i could give you some tips that I have picked up in my reading if you are so inlcined..whatever you do just DO NOT put your subject in tatoo sleeved will catch hell for it!!!! #7249170

Christie R. Bielss March 06, 2009

Wow! Thank you so very much! She is a precious and sweet child - and I'm hoping she stays that way through her teen years!!

Tony - actually I do take a lot of 3/4-full body shots, but I just don't post many of them b/c they generally have a bunch of junk in the b/g! LOL! I took this one trying to copy it from a book I am reading. I think, from the responses, I may have done ok. I don't have a speedlight, so I have to rely on my built-in flash - which really ruins a ton of photos. But living in Central IL, where it is very dark this time of year - indoor natural light photography is very difficult - so I figured it would be easier to figure out my composition issues before tackling the lighting issues. Although they probably both go hand in hand. So, here's a few of my wider shots so you can see I do shoot more than just a pretty face! LOL! PS - I have had @ 5 hours of sleep since Tuesday, so if this makes no sense (well, more than normal) then you'll know why. So here goes my attempt at uploading photos - yikes. #7251746

Aimee C. Eisaman March 06, 2009

I just love the one of her in the leaves! Adorable! Your son is a cutie too! I wouldn't bet on the sweetness in the teen years, but you never know! LOL! :~) What has kept you awake crazy lady? #7251778

Christie R. Bielss March 06, 2009

My son and his asthma. He had a
typical attack Wednesday evening and then an absolutely horrendous attack @ 3am which nearly resulted in an ambulance ride. All this b/c he apparently caught a case of croup. Last night the fever hit and it was 104, so I was up pretty much all night fending off the fever and his asthma. My bags have bags - or as my husband so lovingly stated this morning "it looks like you've got a full set of American Tourister luggage under your eyes". Only after 20 years of marriage could he say that.......and live. LOL! #7251793

Aimee C. Eisaman March 06, 2009

Awwww...croup paired with asthma! I hope he is feeling better! Your hubby should know better by now! You think they'd learn, but for some reason husbands don't come equiped with that filter between the head and the mouth! LOL! :~) #7251812

Jodi M. Walsh March 06, 2009

love your other shots Christie! and I hope you get a little more sleep tonight. it's not fun with sick little ones especially when there isn't much you can do to help them.

i definitely recommend getting a speedlite. I got mine towards the end of summer because our house has terrible lighting and I knew I would need it over the winter. you can do so much more with just being able to bounce a little bit of light.

hopefully spring will be coming for you all soon and will bring more light. I know i'm looking forward to turning the clocks this weekend :-) #7251828

Janet McNeil level-classic March 06, 2009

Beautiful capture of this adorable little girl!! #7252475

Anthony L. Mancuso March 06, 2009

Those are all great Christie..i shouldve revisited your gallery before inquring about the tight crops!

I hope your son is feeling better :-( Please keep us posted with that if you don't mind. #7253072

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