Big Smiles. by Karen  Betts

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We dragged my girls to Southwold Beach it was Meghans 18th birthday and thought she could do with some fresh air. As Simon and I went onto the sand and under the pier to photograph my 2 ate fish and chips and had hot chocolate ,with cream and marshmallows.
They came and found us on the pier when they Had finished and were frozen within minutes as it was getting very blustery and cold.

I wanted a photo of Meghan on her 18th and with Grace as they normally do not like their photos taken, wanted a natural relaxed photo. This i think i got.

Featured in the weekend Photographer Group Dec 09

D90 Nikon camera
Nikor 18-105vr lens
Focal length 62mm
F/,. 5.3
Exposure 1/320 -0.3 step
ISO 400

camera p settings hand held.

I have used redynamix HDrR programme to soften and add more subtleness to this.
taken 8th March 2009

A Magpie when it comes to photography I capture anything and everything that captures my eye and lens. A beginner in this field I love how the ordinary becomes less ordinary.
All images copyrighted to me Karen Betts.

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  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...almost 6 years ago

    fabulous and lovely capture Karen!!

  • thanks Pam, wish i could add it to older kids but as meghan is 18 she is too old, but i do like this one as natural. They wanted a image or 2 to send to their dad i did not want a posed one .

    – Karen Betts

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathalmost 6 years ago

    great shot, definitely one for the album!!

  • Thanks linda, will have to print 1 or 2 off i think and give to family.

    – Karen Betts

  • cdcantrell
    cdcantrellalmost 6 years ago

    very pretty shot

  • thank you : )

    – Karen Betts

  • Simon Duckworth
    Simon Duckworthalmost 6 years ago

    this is a great capture, does have their personalities in it, brill shot…

  • Yes definatley who they are, great to see them relaxed together.

    – Karen Betts

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanalmost 6 years ago

    Great looking girls, you must be very proud Karen. Lovely shot!

  • Thank you Shaun a rare chance to get a photograph of them together, was meghans 18th birthday we dragged her out for a walk but they decided to go and eat fish and chips instead lol Yes very proud of them both and great they are growing up to be who they wish to be.

    – Karen Betts

  • reflector
    reflectoralmost 6 years ago

    A nice portrait shot ! Great pose and expressions !

  • Thank you ; )

    – Karen Betts

  • chijude
    chijudeover 5 years ago

    So glad I found this lovely, lively shot!! You have the sense of wanting to know them better!

  • Judy, thank you for your lovely comments, a rare image as they do not like having there photos taken.But it is both of them to a T. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • fourthangel
    fourthangelabout 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature

  • WOW thank you so much I asm totally thrilled to be featured in such a wonderful group. It is really appreciated. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • Simon Duckworth
    Simon Duckworthover 4 years ago

    GRATS on your 10 ten placement.. love.. : )

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeover 4 years ago

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