Suby & Sins House

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"Dark" Child Series I

Suby In The House

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I am starting a series today I am calling "Dark" Child Series. Why the "Dark"  in inverted commas I hear you ask?
 
Okay a little explanation here.
 
I love photography, I do not claim to be the best Photographer/prosumer or Photoshopper out there, I do not even claim to know what I am doing, all I know is I have been bitten by this photography bug for years and I have followed this passion thus far and I AM LOVING EVERY MOMENT I SPEND ON IT.
 
Now this brings me to my images, I love people photography, I love capturing images of people in their natural states, be it laughing crying, smiling etc.  I love presenting my images in a certain way "DARK" I really do not know why but I just like the look of a slightly darker image to that of a bright image. In the "Dark Child Series" I am taking that a little further and presenting a series of kiddy shots a little darker than normal.
 
WHY? Well because the Subster Likes it, because I CAN, because even though I know it may not be the cup of tea or some, I also know that some others will love it. Blogging is not the easiest thing in the world, we invite critics from any & everyone, but sometimes (I have been guilty of this also) we seem to forget that the image may have taken or edited the way it has been presented for a reason. I now tend to look at the archives of blogs I visit to see if there is a pattern in the images, then I think I am in a better place to comment on the image, no use telling someone the shot has to much colour when his/her last 30 posts have had a theme of bright colours is there?
 
One of my favourite blogs out there is NoWords not only are his images stunning, I appreciate the fact he only lets the image do the talking, no titles, no comments, no explanations, he lets his photography walk the walk. I wish I was at the stage of my photography where I could do this, I do not feel I am at this place/stage yet, but I am aiming to get there sometime soon. He has a certain style, what is his style? Quality shots being posted time after time
 
So to those still reading, I bring you this little series, I hope you all enjoy viewing these images, please feel free as always to drop your comments, positive, negative & constructive, but please before you drop a comment that the images are too dark, look at my archived images, I do this intentional. Let me know instead how I could improve this style.
 
Words and photography by Suby

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

"Dark" Child Series I

Suby In The House

See  policyofsubster

I am starting a series today I am calling "Dark" Child Series. Why the "Dark"  in inverted commas I hear you ask?
 
Okay a little explanation here.
 
I love photography, I do not claim to be the best Photographer/prosumer or Photoshopper out there, I do not even claim to know what I am doing, all I know is I have been bitten by this photography bug for years and I have followed this passion thus far and I AM LOVING EVERY MOMENT I SPEND ON IT.
 
Now this brings me to my images, I love people photography, I love capturing images of people in their natural states, be it laughing crying, smiling etc.  I love presenting my images in a certain way "DARK" I really do not know why but I just like the look of a slightly darker image to that of a bright image. In the "Dark Child Series" I am taking that a little further and presenting a series of kiddy shots a little darker than normal.
 
WHY? Well because the Subster Likes it, because I CAN, because even though I know it may not be the cup of tea or some, I also know that some others will love it. Blogging is not the easiest thing in the world, we invite critics from any & everyone, but sometimes (I have been guilty of this also) we seem to forget that the image may have taken or edited the way it has been presented for a reason. I now tend to look at the archives of blogs I visit to see if there is a pattern in the images, then I think I am in a better place to comment on the image, no use telling someone the shot has to much colour when his/her last 30 posts have had a theme of bright colours is there?
 
One of my favourite blogs out there is NoWords not only are his images stunning, I appreciate the fact he only lets the image do the talking, no titles, no comments, no explanations, he lets his photography walk the walk. I wish I was at the stage of my photography where I could do this, I do not feel I am at this place/stage yet, but I am aiming to get there sometime soon. He has a certain style, what is his style? Quality shots being posted time after time
 
So to those still reading, I bring you this little series, I hope you all enjoy viewing these images, please feel free as always to drop your comments, positive, negative & constructive, but please before you drop a comment that the images are too dark, look at my archived images, I do this intentional. Let me know instead how I could improve this style.
 
Words and photography by Suby

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

comments (27)

Nice one Suby. I also did a portrait too.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 11 Sep 2006, 01:07
no place safer than a dads shoulder. lovely shot
  • atunbi
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Sep 2006, 01:27
Very nice indeed. I think its the pp that is really doing it for me on this one. Nice job sir.
hey suby,

terrific shot man! i love the innocent, sweet expression that only a child could possess. terrific capture. i really like the pping on this shot...i like the way the little girl is highlighted while the rest of the shot is dimmed out.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 11 Sep 2006, 04:23
Nice portrait! Very candid & natural!
Look forward to see the whole series!
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 11 Sep 2006, 04:51
What a sweet beautiful face! Lovely portrait.
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Sep 2006, 06:47
Liking this dark concept of yours....great baby as well...i tend to do the same, rate people on the basis of their last shots......8.25/10
cr=7.5/10
  • Mr Skee
  • SkeeTown (SL)
  • 11 Sep 2006, 08:06
The limitations of photography are in yourself, for what we see is only what we are. -Ernst Haas, in "Outdoor Photographer" September 2003

Keep on keeping on.
  • micki
  • United States
  • 11 Sep 2006, 09:54
Go for it Suby! A week's worth of images of children...this will be good! I like the dark in this one, it really makes her large, innocent eyes stand out and become the focal point of this photo.
great start of the 'Dark'series, the processing is superb, well done!
  • The enforcer
  • alpha quadrant
  • 11 Sep 2006, 11:24
Its alrite, not special, I am not slapping today
Suby & Sinem: Was wondering where you had decided to go hide yourself.
Suby
  • faustina
  • United States
  • 11 Sep 2006, 11:25
I like it a lot, interested in seeing what else you come up with.
Suby & Sinem: I hope you like what I have lined up, love taking portraits of kids and just decided I was going to present the images my way for a change smile

Suby
Nice stuff Mr. No Word's got in his archives. However, I can think of some of your pics which are better than his. You need another mentor/source of inspiration...
  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Sep 2006, 16:13
I wonder what he's thinking? Lovely capture. Mal
Suby & Sinem: Probably thinking "who de weirdo taking a picture of my fine self?" tongue
Suby
  • jeff
  • United States
  • 11 Sep 2006, 16:48
Great candid portrait. I can see the value in a no words approach but I also appreciate finely crafted prose. I don't think writing about photos detracts from them, and it frequently enhances the viewing experience.
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 11 Sep 2006, 17:44
Ah its good to be back here smile
I don't like portraits. I liek this photo. Finally some central compositions, sick of the rule of thirds (I did rule of half in my blog today grin) Nice moment, alothough a little too heavuy on processing made those blacks lose their detail and texture.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Sep 2006, 17:57
wow what a beautiful eyes!!!!!
I like your dark pp Suby...curious what you have for tomorrowwink
  • chris p
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Sep 2006, 18:58
Cute capture Suby, a star in the making with those eyes.
  • Diya
  • Switzerland
  • 11 Sep 2006, 20:25
very sweet shot

Diya
  • brown inQ
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Sep 2006, 21:32
the child doesn't look dark. curious more like !! nice shot
  • ndiginiz
  • New Zealand (Aotearoa)
  • 11 Sep 2006, 22:51
Tena koe ehoa
Like the unadulterated look of innocence on the childs face. Nice human interest portrait Suby. As a small distraction, dads hair looks a little to solid though? But the strenght in the image is where the child looks directly at you. I like the vastness of those dark innocent eyes highlighted by the small catchlights.
  • timmybomb
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 11 Sep 2006, 23:50
This image doesn't strike me as being too dark at all. In fact, I really like the way the bright clothing seperates the photo into three distinct sections. Good stuff Suby. I like my images a bit on the dark side too.
  • mat
  • france
  • 12 Sep 2006, 15:41
i think i saw an angel wink
perfect timing...cute shotsmile)
nice 1 one but in my mind it's a bit too centrical, a bit more on the right, without the disturbing back of the head
  • manju
  • Singapore
  • 13 Sep 2006, 01:37
This one is an awesome portrait!
  • amin
  • Tasik Cini Malaysia
  • 10 Oct 2006, 08:23
I like the colours, the expression, yeah, no place is safer tha dady's shoulder..

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