Silence

I loved the IDEA of this image, but had a hard time getting there.

My almost 7-year-old thrilled me when she asked for a Rapunzel dress-up at the Disney store. It seems like she is growing up so fast, so I HAD to take a photo to remember the moment. She was sitting quietly by a little stream in the shopping center (after having played at the splash pad, which explains the crazy hair), but the light was SO harsh. I did the best I could with the light, then did the best I coud with the processing. I don't mind it.

This is my entry for "Silence" in the June Word Challenge.
Beautiful shot! It has a ethereal. magical feel about it. Fav from me :)
posted June 4th, 2012  
@mummarazzii Wow! Thank you...that really means alot because your portraits are all so beautiful.
posted June 4th, 2012  
Has a magical feel to it - lovely soft shadows across her face.
posted June 4th, 2012  
Oh beautiful, the toning is absolutely perfect!
posted June 4th, 2012  
Timeless and beautiful!
posted June 4th, 2012  
The coloring and image are "spot-on" Well taken
posted June 4th, 2012  
gorgeous!
posted June 4th, 2012  
It DOES have a magical, ethereal feel to it. LOVE it.
posted June 4th, 2012  
So serene.
posted June 4th, 2012  
Love this, Fav
posted June 4th, 2012  
This is so lovely (:
posted June 4th, 2012  
This is beautiful caryn! so soft and i love the colour tones.
posted June 4th, 2012  
I think this is such a beautiful capture and your processing is just excellent, too! Looks like a perfect theme shot to me!
posted June 4th, 2012  
so pretty
posted June 4th, 2012  
Gorgeous, I actually like the light! Beautiful girl you have there :)
posted June 4th, 2012  
Absolutely gorgeous! Fav
posted June 4th, 2012  
Looking for this to be on the popular page, so incredibly beautiful, I love the processing.
posted June 4th, 2012  
very nice shot, timeless
posted June 4th, 2012  
It's a beautiful portrait Caryn! What a great memory! I can't believe how fast they grow up! It's a keeper!
posted June 4th, 2012  
Wow!!!! This picture is magic, i feel something irreal when i look . It's really really nice you did a great job Caryn!
posted June 4th, 2012  
So beautiful, lovely tones & capture of the light
posted June 4th, 2012  
Wow lighting. Just gorgeous. A beautiful portrait. Fav!
posted June 4th, 2012  
Great light. Beautiful portrait - FAV!
posted June 4th, 2012  
I actually like the light, it is what drew me to look at if from the thumb nail. It still looks very golden and her skin looks like porcelain.
posted June 4th, 2012  
I love the tones! Beautiful! And such a pretty girl!!
posted June 4th, 2012  
So pretty i really like the tones =)
posted June 5th, 2012  
Beautiful!
posted June 5th, 2012  
Beautiful young lady! Love the tones and composition
posted June 5th, 2012  
Great shot - perfect lighting.
posted June 5th, 2012  
It's beautiful! She looks so deep in thought. I'd bet you will both love this photo over time as well
posted June 5th, 2012  
this is absolutely wonderful!
posted June 5th, 2012  
I'm glad everyone likes this - I did when I first saw it and it fits the 'silence' so beautifully
posted June 5th, 2012  
Gorgeous picture!
posted June 5th, 2012  
Oh my! You've captured this "silence" perfectly. What a beautiful photo and a fav for me. She looks like she is seriously contemplating something.
posted June 5th, 2012  
I love her expression. You've done a wonderful job with the processing - the light doesn't look harsh at all, it looks soft and golden.
posted June 5th, 2012  
FANTASTIC SHOT AND COLOR TONE,This is really beautiful,according to the mood, this is the perfect angle. The tone work is brilliant.Well done Caryn.
posted June 5th, 2012  
Nice expressions & processing!
posted June 5th, 2012  
Such a lovely expression; nice pose!
posted June 5th, 2012  
Love It! Fantastic Processing! She is beautiful and you have captured her inocence so will....This is an excellent memory!
posted June 5th, 2012  
You've processed your shot beautifully, because the light looks wonderful on her! Very pretty tones!
posted June 5th, 2012  
Beautiful processing! She is adorable!
posted June 5th, 2012  
it's just beautiful
posted June 5th, 2012  
Beautiful shot and beautiful little girl! Love the processing.
posted June 5th, 2012  
Wow, this was taken in a mall setting? This is an extraordinary photo, well done.
posted June 5th, 2012  
Wow..such a beautiful, stunning photo. Thats definitely a perfect moment to cherish.
posted June 6th, 2012  
I think it's beautiful.
posted June 6th, 2012  
The color tones and the lighting and shadow are just beautiful. Gorgeous portrait photo .... what kind of lens is this? A macro (micro?) It's a FAV.
posted June 7th, 2012  
@karenann This is a 35mm f/1.8 prime lens. It's cheap ($199), and a great lens for every bag.
posted June 8th, 2012  
This is beautiful! love the way you control the light :)
posted June 8th, 2012  
Beautiful!
posted June 22nd, 2012  
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