Uploaded: August 30, 2008 22:12:50


f/1.8, 1/2000s, 85mm lens, ISO400, evening shade

Exif: F Number: 1.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/2000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 85.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Sarah Pilapil August 30, 2008

This is absolutely beautiful! May I ask why ISO 400 and shutter 1/2000? Rather than 100 ISO? Also, did you find it difficult to focus on the eye, with such a shallow dof and, I imagine, a fast moving subject? #989313

Nemil B. Chabebe August 31, 2008

This is a great portrait and very difficult to get an expresion like that, nice grey tones. In my opinion you should gave a little more of shadows, the ratio is 60-40 (60% light-40%shadow) It is a cute photo.

If I may answer, Sarah, about the settings, the ss2000 is very fast, and it freeze the frame more, so the iso400 allowed more light into the camera, f8 is also very nice aperture for light and color control. I do not know if Lisa use this settings in auto or she set them up like that. #6390365

Shirley Sicurello level-classic August 31, 2008

This kid is terrific! Expression is so wonderful. Well done! #6390764

Lisa Theis September 01, 2008

Thanks for the comments! Ideally I would have set the ISO at 200, but it was set at 400 from a darker shaded situation. The 1/2000 is due to shooting at aperture priority, and my main concern was shooting as wide open as possible. It is difficult to get the focus in the right spot all of the time with the shallow dof, but it was worth the extra frames I shot to get an image I liked. #6396700

Erin Tyler September 22, 2008

Congrats on your finalist! #6488801

Vladan D. Djordjevic September 22, 2008

Congratulations on your terrific finalist! #6490547

Michelle L. Frick September 22, 2008

Gorgeous finalist Lisa - that face is priceless and I adore the curls!! #6492509

Renee Doyle September 22, 2008

Superb!!!!! Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Lisa!!! #6495406

Dianna Murphy October 23, 2008

Congratulations, beautiful!!!!!!!! #6645597

Shannon Edmonds December 22, 2008

That's just fantastic! Totally awesome shot! :) #6923140

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