I love this picture of my two babies outside an old barn, if only you knew what they were doing to each other before I caught this moment – pinching, poking and whining!! I gave it a bit of a moody look in Lightroom as I thought they looked like little orphan children!

Taken with a Canon EOS 450D
Shutter 1/60
Aperture F5.6
ISO 200
Focal length 28mm

RB Homepage Feature: 14th March 2010
Thank you so much RED, you made this girl very happy!

FEATURED Nov 2009: Family Unlimited
FEATURED Nov 2009: The Woman Photographer
FEATURED Nov 2009: Children – The Power of Raw Emotion

Runner-up: Portraits in Natural Light – Friendships in Natural Light challenge
Top Three finish: Mood & Ambience – Siblings Bonding challenge
Top Ten finish: The Eyes Have It – Siblings challenge


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  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertalmost 5 years ago

    This is precious! so beautifully composed.

  • Thanks Kim, so very kind of you, I didn’t even realise that I’d published this one yet!!

    – Emma Collins

  • johnplatt
    johnplattalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot Emma, and don’t they know mum’s caught them out. The body language says so much. Combining that with the subtle Lightroom treatment creates and completes the emotion of the moment. JP

  • Thanks so much John for your very kind comment :o)

    – Emma Collins

  • LorenaLo
    LorenaLoalmost 5 years ago

    OMG!! What can I say? this is sooooo gorgeous!!!!

  • Thank you sooooo much!! – of course I think they are rather cute, but its great when a photo turns out well and other people see they are cute too :o)

    – Emma Collins

  • en-joy
    en-joyalmost 5 years ago

    They look like little angels! I´ve got 3 boys like that! They punch, shout, argue …. but I´ve got some angel like pics of them too!
    Although I must admit, they can be very loving to each other.

  • Thanks en-joy – you got it in one!!

    – Emma Collins

  • deborah brandon
    deborah brandonalmost 5 years ago

    beautiful childhood capture & keepsake Emma – beautifully composed – love the memory attached to the image that you can share in the future of how they were pinching, poking & whining – love it – CONGRATS on the feature also !!!! Back on line now – so excited to be reconnected. I went to the final year students exhibition for my photography course last night – really inspirational – blows my mind !!! p.s – love your new profile pic – BEAUTIFUL :)

  • Yay your back online!! I would looove to see the work from your class exhibituon, if yours is anything to go by the quality must be amazing – is there a website? … oh yeah the profile pic – i’m much happier with this one ;o) I put the other one up temporarily, it was horrible but the only pic I could find of myself (you know how it is being the family photographer, always behind the lens!!) – and it ended up being there for months!! Finally I decided to try out a selfie to replace it, and i really am not a selfie type – far too self conscious! It was so difficult as I didn’t have a remote!! Funnily enough I just treated myself to a remote today (and a lovely new 50mm lens – yay!) so maybe I will try out some more selfies one of these days… xx

    – Emma Collins

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaalmost 5 years ago

  • Thank you Maureen, you’ve made my day!

    – Emma Collins

  • JudyBJ
    JudyBJalmost 5 years ago

    congrats on the well desreved feature and i love this photo .I love the tones very much too

  • Thanks for the lovely comment Judy :o)

    – Emma Collins

  • Indrani Ghose
    Indrani Ghosealmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations again!
    So well deserving!

  • Thanks again Indriani – I’m very happy today!!

    – Emma Collins

  • Rachel Sonnenschein
    Rachel Sonnens...almost 5 years ago

    this is awesome, love the off-center focal point!!!!

  • Thank you so much :o)

    – Emma Collins

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyalmost 5 years ago

    lol! this is gorgeous! they do look like orphans!

  • Thanks again Nadine x

    – Emma Collins

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