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I have no idea who this little girl is. I was lining up a shot for something else and happened to glance down to find this wee child by my side looking up at me. I whipped my camera around to shoot the marvelous expression you see here. She giggled in surprise and ran away.
When I saw the image on my computer, the lighting and angle brought to my mind that this is how an Old Master could well have painted her. So I have tried to present her beautiful countenance as if emerging from the artist’s canvas.
Nikon S640, 1/600s @ f.2, ISO:100, processed in CS2 with my own textures.

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 4 years ago

    Just beautiful, so precious,

  • hello ann.. thank you for your lovely comment

    – carol brandt

  • SRana
    SRanaover 4 years ago

    it does look like as if she’s emerging from the canvas…great work Carol, that smile is so innocent n precious

  • ta shane.. yes I agree, innocent and very precious

    – carol brandt

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous title for this little cutie Carol xxx

  • is that not just the most beatific expression you ever saw? :)))

    – carol brandt

  • Gareth Jones
    Gareth Jonesover 4 years ago

    superb comp Carol

  • many thanks gareth

    – carol brandt

  • SPFisher
    SPFisherover 4 years ago

    how wonderful! :)

  • thanks simone :)

    – carol brandt

  • moyo
    moyoover 4 years ago

    lovely portrait. i like the 3d effect. watch it! she is gonna pop out and then she will dance around in your work-space.

  • she’s already popped up once.. that will do :))

    – carol brandt

  • Blake Steele
    Blake Steeleover 4 years ago

    Fantastic. What angelic eyes!

  • and such a beatific expression

    – carol brandt

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 4 years ago

    beauutiful! such perfect bg setting, magic~

  • thanks so much lisabeth

    – carol brandt

  • coffeebean
    coffeebeanover 4 years ago

    Oh my what a beautiful child, classic timeless beauty in that face and you’ve treated this in such a unique and creative way, a priceless interpretation. A glorious piece of art. Oh how her mother would love this!!

  • thanks so much for your very thoughtful comment cb, i appreciate that very much

    – carol brandt

  • Shubd
    Shubdover 4 years ago

    Truly a matter of quick thinking and good luck !! And then you took it further with your treatment ! Really turned out a classic shot !

  • I’m not actually a kiddie person but this little girl’s expression has something quite special about it to me

    – carol brandt

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