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When my Muse is in the Mood by micklyn

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This expression is what you get when you really feel like messing around with portraiture and your little muse does NOT. My long suffering sweetheart, Mila, posed for me anyway, after telling me “But my tummy doesn’t feel like photographs, Mommy!”
(She was climbing a tree at the time, I went looking for her in the garden, and photographed her there. So don’t worry on her behalf, her tummy is actually fine, just more interested in climbing trees than keeping still.)

Camera Model Canon EOS 500D
Shooting Date/Time 2011/02/18 01:00:02 PM
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/125
Av( Aperture Value ) 2.8
ISO Speed 200
Lens EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Focal Length 100.0 mm

Processed in Photoshop CS2 using my own textures and actions.


micklyn, mila, beautiful, child, portrait, texture, vintage, girl, blue, eyes, surreal, surrealism, canon, childhood, muse, moody, glassy, sparkle, curls, victorian, classic, daughter, photoshop, manipulation, photomanipulation, cute

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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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 3 years ago

    Pretty as a picture she is. Strangely enough she looks like someone much older..her eyes and expression. I see more than just a little girl putting up with you. I see resignation of a lifetime..spooky hey?

  • hmm… when I think like that and look at this image it is kind of eerie… like when you look at portraits of children who lived a hundred years ago. Thank you so much for your comment, Kira, and the fave!!

    – micklyn

  • Jane  mcainsh
    Jane mcainshover 3 years ago

    I agree she has a mature look in a young facce . beautiful little muse indeed gorgeous image !!!

  • thanks so much!

    – micklyn

  • Angel Warda
    Angel Wardaover 3 years ago

    oh how beautiful…..

  • thank you, Angel!

    – micklyn

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 3 years ago

    OH MY WORD !!! What a beautiful and inspirational muse you have !! I would wrap her in cotton wool and hide her away if she was mine. Your photograph and your little darling is just AWESOME

  • : ) thank you so very much, Sandra!

    – micklyn

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 3 years ago

    How beautiful….Excellent portrait!

  • Ellen, thank you so much!

    – micklyn

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 3 years ago

    I don’t even like portrait study’s but you have inspired me so much now I am going off at this very min to post one that I took of one of my friends

  • You didn’t post it afterall? I went looking for it : )

    – micklyn

  • KatarinaSilva
    KatarinaSilvaover 3 years ago

    Sooo enchanting!!!

  • thank you!!!

    – micklyn

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 3 years ago

    Oh wow what a wonderful portrait and endearing expression :)

  • thanks so much, Karen!

    – micklyn

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkover 3 years ago

    She is gorgeous….and the expression is wonderful. Great treament! Just beautiful all around. :))

  • thanks, Ginny!

    – micklyn

  • zdepe
    zdepeover 3 years ago

    stunning work beautiful expression!

  • thanks!

    – micklyn

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