Childhood is a Solemn Business by micklyn

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My son, Hudson (nearly 5), can be very solemn indeed. And then again, sometimes he’s not!

I was feeling all out of sorts and needed to do a portrait… for some reason it makes me happy. ( :

Shot outdoors in natural light, processing and split toning done using Photoshop CS2, Topaz DeNoise also used, textures my own.

Camera Model Canon EOS 500D
Shooting Mode Manual Exposure
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/80
Av( Aperture Value ) 5.6
ISO Speed 200
Auto ISO Speed OFF
Lens EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Focal Length 55.0 mm

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In between cooking, shopping, doing laundry, washing dishes, changing nappies and schooling my children I sometimes find a spare moment to doodle, draw or photograph something or someone. Those are the moments that keep me going, even if they are few and far between. Food for the artist mom’s soul.

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  • Tara Lemana
    Tara Lemanaalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful portrait Micklyn, what a gorgeous wee boy!!! Amazing eyes! Love the funny comparison pic, too!!! :)

  • thanks so much, Tara!

    – micklyn

  • Jurmale
    Jurmalealmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful portrait,Micklyn!!

  • thanks, Paul!!

    – micklyn

  • Silvia Ganora
    Silvia Ganoraalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning portrait and gorgeous boy! :) Love the split toning and the textures too

  • thank you, Silvia!!

    – micklyn

  • Matt Sillence
    Matt Sillencealmost 5 years ago

    wow, superb BW image. Love the texture overlay and those Eyes u have sharpened and dodged and burned are brilliant. All in all a very well composes and processed image Micklyn.

  • lol! sharpened and dodged and burned? how perceptive (( : Thanks for your comment, Matt!!

    – micklyn

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • thank you, Angel!!

    – micklyn

  • Ingz
    Ingzalmost 5 years ago

    such a serene and beautiful portrait Micklyn, i think it is much harder to catch them this solemn than smiling….as always truly beautiful work my friend xxx

  • Thanks so much, Ingz!!

    – micklyn

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

    Beautifully done

  • thank you, kathy!

    – micklyn

  • Matt Sillence
    Matt Sillencealmost 5 years ago

    was I right or totally off the beaten track with that comment

  • spot on, Matt!! ( : of course I dodged and burned and sharpened… who wouldn’t?

    – micklyn

  • Oncemore
    Oncemorealmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful portrait:)

  • thanks so so much, Vanessa

    – micklyn

  • jujubean
    jujubeanalmost 5 years ago

    he is too cute!!! love the stark difference in both images.

  • ( : Thanks, jujubean!

    – micklyn

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