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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Absolute Best Face Photo of 2010

This week, at I Heart Faces, our challenge is to find our “Absolute Best Face Photo of 2010”. Since I mostly photograph my children, I’m pretty partial to the faces in those photos but I do believe that this one is my very best of the year. Most of the time my 12 year old daughter (Emma) looks just like what she is… a tall, gangly, pretty, goofy, almost- teenager but every now and then I snap a photo of her that truly takes my breath away.

I’m proud of this photo and proud of the knowledge I’ve gained in the past year. I’ve learned to shoot in manual, how to occasionally compensate for the shortcomings of my camera (and there are quite a few), how to edit photos to bring out the natural beauty in them and many more things. In the coming year, I hope to improve my composition and my posing of people. I hope to get more photos that are in focus. =) And I hope to be able to decide if I want to continue photography as the most rewarding of hobbies or to turn my love for it into career that brings me joy!

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57 comments:

  1. Your daughter is beautiful and this is a gorgeous shot.

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  2. I'm a sucker for dark eye...and is shown in my entry this week. Stunning capture!

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  3. She is stunning! Look out mama!!!

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  4. Seriously stunning. Wow. She is gorgeous! I am glad you had a great time learning this year : )

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  5. I think general consensus is Candace for the win! We all love this photo and think your daughter is just stunning!

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  6. Such a lovely girl, I love the casual look of it. Very real.

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  7. Beautiful shot!! you're daughter is gorgeous!!

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  8. Candace this is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

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  9. What a beautiful daughter, first off. Second, I love the lighting and the angle. Well done!

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  10. This is my favorite photo of yours! She is stunning! Love!

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  11. wow, those eyes! this picture makes me happy to have brown eyes. :)

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  12. So beautiful, perfect exposure!!! I love brown eyes in photographs & hers are gorgeous!

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  13. Gorgeous photo! Your daughter is beautiful!! Love it. :)

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  14. I love this photo. Gorgeous!

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  15. Such a beautiful shot! Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Beautiful! Wonderful photo and your daughter is gorgeous.

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  17. Beautiful daughter! Awesome photo! She has a quiet glow that shines through to the viewer.

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  18. Stunning. Beautiful girl and photo!

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  19. Loved this when you posted to Constructive Criticism, love it now! She is gorgeous!

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  20. This is such a beautiful photo! Great job!

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  21. This is gorgeous! She reminds me of a younger Anne Hathaway.

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  22. Wow, gorgeous! Beautiful color tones and a beautiful girl.

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  23. She is beautiful! Great light and composition!

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  24. Oh my goodness...she is beautiful and so is the image. I can see why it took your breath away!

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  25. Fabulous! Photography is amazing, and the model is stunning. LOVE!

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  26. She is absolutely gorgeous! Just lovely.

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  27. Now, you already know I LOVE this ;)
    You just my pull this one girl!!!!

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  28. Your daughter is stunning! Beautiful capture, I love everything about it!

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  29. Gorgeous portrait, you definitely have the talent to make a career!

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  30. What a stunning young lady and photograph. Well done!

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  31. I'm so glad you chose this one as your year's favorite. I have a feeling we will be seeing it in the winner's post!

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  32. She is a beautiful girl...and that is a stunning photo. I love this simple, natural portrait!

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  33. She is beautiful,and I Love the natural simplicity of it!

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  34. This picture is amazing!

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  35. Gorgeous shot! I love her hair and the light in her eyes! Fabulous!

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  36. Beautiful shot...so natural!

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  37. Congratulations! I love the pose and expression on this girl. Wonderfully lit and emotive! One of my favorites!

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  38. congratulations...
    this is really really beautiful.

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  39. Congratulations on your win! Your daughter is beautiful!

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  40. Love it.... beautiful shot and beautiful young lady.. congrats!!!

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  41. Lovely photo. Congrats to you!

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  42. Congratulations, gorgeous portrait. The girl is pretty and your job excellent.

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  43. Absolutely gorgeous!! Perfect lighting and I love the composition. She looks a lot like Anne Hathaway!

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