Freckles and Me

© Michelle Alton

Freckles and Me

Uploaded: February 12, 2015 | Entered: February 12, 2015 05:28:18


Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade 2013. It was a horribly sunny morning for people photography. Costume hats were casting shadows over people's faces. and subjects were squinting. This little blue-eyed cutie needed dark glasses to deal with the sun. So it turned into a sort of selfie for me, with my reflection (with fill-flash diffuser glowing) in her shades! Flash fired!

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 160, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 39.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III


Bojan Bencic level-classic February 12, 2015

Great SP, Michelle. Very green. #1607193

Emile Abbott level-deluxe February 12, 2015

Outstanding selfie reflection Michelle. #11245964

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 12, 2015

A fave for me Michelle, it has it all! #11246030

Douglas Pignet February 12, 2015

lovely capture & reflection...nicely done #11246169

John Connolly February 12, 2015

A wonderful portrait Michelle! I love the Irish hat! #11246195

Tiia Vissak February 12, 2015

a cute capture! #11246223

Anita Hogue February 12, 2015

Totally adorable, Michelle! Love the reflections! #11246272

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe February 12, 2015

Great idea perfectly executed, Michelle! Great colors, wonderful portrait, awesome reflections. Very well done. #11246324

Mitch Spence level-classic February 12, 2015 1

Way to go, dealing with the difficult sunshine. Makes for interest in both the cutie's portrait and in the reflections. Here in sunny Florida, that's an ongoing problem, and I always hope for clouds and threatening skies. #11246384

Gord MacEachern February 12, 2015

Outstanding capture Michelle, you solved the problem with the harsh light, and got cute picture of the little girl, and a unique selfie on the side!! #11246396

Terry Cervi level-classic February 12, 2015

I also like your reflection in her glasses. Terrific work under the circumstances. #11246401

Katherine Kuhn level-classic February 12, 2015

Great reflections & capture! #11246473

Ann Coates level-classic February 13, 2015

That's why I keep away from people photography, but you know what you are doing when it comes to people. Excellent portrait here and fantastic reflections. #11246548

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe February 13, 2015

Wonderful capture and love the reflections, too. Michelle!! #11246774

Lynne Morris level-classic February 13, 2015

Fantastic and unique sp Michelle. #11246904

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic February 13, 2015

Wonderful portrait Michelle!,
Amalia #11246934

Bill Whala level-classic February 14, 2015

Wonderful portrait, Michelle!! #11247491

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic February 15, 2015

Wonderful portrait....great light, color and reflections. #11247896

Anita Bower February 15, 2015

You did a good job using the sunny situation to create an interesting reflection. #11247935

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic February 19, 2015

Impressive work on this portrait Michelle. Very nicely exposed and processed showing all the wonderful details, reflections, colors and that beautiful expression. #11250278

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