The tongue of concentration

Crop of a wider portrait, but couldn't resist the tongue ;-)

This is my little niece, just 6 months old this week.

Lighting info, for those interested:

1 SB26 @ 1/4 power into wall camera left, one 580exII @ 1/4 power into roof, camera right, both triggered by CyberSyncs.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 23rd July 2009, This photo: 11:33am

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  • James Lagden said:
    And she looks like she couldn't care less what flash setup you used!
    Cute baby.
  • David de Groot said:
    Quite ;-)
  • Thea M said:
    Nice portrait. Nice lighting and skin tones. Maybe you could do a series of 'the tongue' and embarrass her at her 18th.
  • Out_and_About said:
    I just love the title! Brilliant. What a little cutie.
  • Adam Randell said:
    Excellent portrait mate. Great lighting, really brings those blue eyes out.
  • David de Groot said:
    I'm building a good collection of shots of people poking their tongues - quite unintentionally too. ;-)
    She is indeed :)
    Thanks Adam, lighting was simple, but worked well. Nice and soft without having to worry about umbrellas, etc.
  • leadegroot said:
    Hey! You cropped me out! Thats not right!
    (I know its me, because I spent the whole day holding the baby! Muahahaha! ... and, well, thats my jumper....)
  • accesser said:
    So was everything you where bouncing off white ? Gave a nice soft light without any color casts . . . nicely done
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah our walls and ceiling are off-white (8 drops of black tint in a drum of white paint, apparently).
  • s.westhead (Simon) said:
    Very cute!! :-) they put the black tint in white paint to stop it going yellow you can't see it but it does work.
  • David de Groot said:
    My brother did it (he was a painter at the time), but makes sense.
  • Cass n Dan said:
    This is great :)
    What a beautiful baby .....together now "awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww"
  • D'Arne, Ming & Jack said:
    what an expression ! m
  • SkattyKat said:
    gorgeous baby & shame on you for cutting your wife out !
  • sheelz said:
    What a cutie, she will want to poke her tongue out when she grows and sees this photo you have taken. Just to get her own back. lol
  • David de Groot said:
    Aye, she's a cutie for sure.
    Indeed! :)
    Oh, I posted the one with her in it on FB.
    Quite possibly ;-) And then I'll shoot it again!
  • fatimka said:
    awww! so sweet!
  • David de Groot said:
    Cute eh ?