Do you like me?  by steppeland

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Amsterdam SouthEast – multicultural and hospitable – Inhabitants Day
Amsterdam – the Netherlands
Street photography – street portraiture – photojournalism – local news – documentary


It was very crowded, and i had walked a lot, so I sat down in the middle of the market place on a low stone threshold, when this little girl walked up to me.
She stood there, looking at me for a little while, with a gentle familiarity as if she knew me for ages… then came even closer and sat right next to me… letting me take her picture without any hesitation. (Yes, the mom was very near- even ‘fixing her up’ while I was taking the pic – and I asked permission before doing so :) )
It was a very special encounter…

“Do you like me?”
… yes, I do ;)

Technical details

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Pentax-DA 18-55 lens
Exposure 1/250 sec, f. 4,5
focal length 18mm , ISO 200
Date: sept. 2009

Features and Top10 placements
Featured in High quality images (July 04, 2010)
Top10 placement in Black & White Images of Children – Good News! (July 6, 2010)
Top10 placement in It’s all about the eyes – Cee’s fun artsy friends (Sept.30, 2010)
Featured in Black and white – #1 artists of Redbubble (Oct. 22, 2010)
Featured in Pentax ladies (April 24, 2011)
Featured in The Silky Touch (May 23, 2011)
Top10 in Bubbling Weekly Challenges – Black and White portraits (Aug. 18, 2011)
Featured in The human condition (Aug. 12, 2012)
Thank you so much!

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Sweet little girl


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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • Sangeeta
    Sangeetaabout 4 years ago

    Aww what a sweetie!

  • yes, she was such a sweet little girl indeed :D – thank you, Sangeeta!

    – steppeland

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 4 years ago

    she has great eyes. Beautiful

  • Yes, those eyes are really ‘captivating’ (hmm… good English word in this context? [giggle] )

    – steppeland

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you! :D

    – steppeland

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    Most definitely I like her. She is absolutely adorable and you captured her so very well!!!!

  • Thanks, Cee! Your kind words mean a lot! :)

    – steppeland

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellabout 4 years ago



  • woot!! Pat, you’re just marvellous! Thank you! :)

    – steppeland

  • Jenni Atkins-Stair
    Jenni Atkins-S...about 4 years ago

  • Awesome! Thank you, Jenni!

    – steppeland

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You are a TOP TEN winner in the It’s all about the eyes! challenge in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends Group.

  • Thank you so much!

    – steppeland

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonalmost 4 years ago

    Such a lovely portrait. A really beautiful photograph :)

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 3 years ago



  • Thank you so much, bdazzled … I’m really honoured! :D

    – steppeland

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™over 3 years ago

    Beautiful portrait!

  • Thank you so much for your visit and compliment, Chris, it’s much appreciated!

    – steppeland

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