50% American + 50% Swedish = 100% blonde

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I thought that title would make you look. But it's true.

My son with his blonde curls and a smile that lits up just about any cranky person.


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Everybody knows that Swedes are beautiful (at least in Finland :smile:), and your family sure isn't an exception.

A great shot, although I'm wondering if you composed the shot by purpose as it is, or if you cropped it this way... I would love to see the feet too.
 
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Thank you Terri,
it's probably not more different than your own! I have pale children, especially Elliot here, he's the fairest one. But I usually look at the face before I even hit the shutter to get minimum shadows falling on their eye sockets.

My PP are quite simple, I like using Curves and I press Command and click on his face on the curve and then I usually raise that point up a bit if I want it to look more bright. To get more contrast I just drag the lower left of the curve down a bit, which darkens the shadows.

For some photos I just use a soft light layer instead and reduce the opacity until it looks O.K.
 
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Thank you Terri,
it's probably not more different than your own! I have pale children, especially Elliot here, he's the fairest one. But I usually look at the face before I even hit the shutter to get minimum shadows falling on their eye sockets.

My PP are quite simple, I like using Curves and I press Command and click on his face on the curve and then I usually raise that point up a bit if I want it to look more bright. To get more contrast I just drag the lower left of the curve down a bit, which darkens the shadows.

For some photos I just use a soft light layer instead and reduce the opacity until it looks O.K.
Thanks, Linda. You always get the skin looking just right!!
 
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So which half is which? He's a nice looking young man. If he retains that look the girls will be lined up to the curb by high school.
 
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Everybody knows that Swedes are beautiful (at least in Finland :smile:), and your family sure isn't an exception.

A great shot, although I'm wondering if you composed the shot by purpose as it is, or if you cropped it this way... I would love to see the feet too.
Thanks, I think I just quickly snapped a shot since he was sitting there looking so cute so the composition was in a haste.

Well composed shot Linda. You have a cute blonde there no doubt about it.
Thanks Gordon

Thanks, Linda. You always get the skin looking just right!!
You're welcome Terri, I hope that helps.
 
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So which half is which? He's a nice looking young man. If he retains that look the girls will be lined up to the curb by high school.
I'm the Swede, my husband is polish/irish/lithuanian/belgian

I think his looks are kind of stuck with him... and I doubt he would get fat any time soon. lol

Ugh, by High School age of my two kids, I'm having a rifle in my closet and a chained door, and a really...really bad (worse) attitude.

Linda
that that shot is wonderful
Thanks Greg!

Beautiful Linda! He's a handsome little man!!
Thank you! I wasn't sure if I should post it or not, I thought I might just be super biased. On the other hand, he's referred to as the "cute one" by the older, 4 year old girls. LOL

Great Shot Linda, He is just to adorable!!

Dan
Thanks Dan!
 
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Linda, you've got me ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!! I just can't resist this ...

hit the shutter
It's RELEASE the shutter, not hit! Your warranty only honors released shutters, none that are hit. :biggrin:

I don't suppose I could be your caption writer. Nahhh. But if you did allow me, this one would be simple: "Hey, Mom! I'm dirtying my pants. But you'll never notice. That's because you've always got that camera with you and all I have to do to distract you is point my shiny blues at you and smile."

All joking aside, it really is a fun image, definitely a keeper.
 
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I guess she meant to write that she hit the 'shutter release'.

Mike, you have to excuse us non-natives using funny expressions (like me writing about shrinking shoes during the January madness :tongue:) :smile:
Hi, Jani!

There is a sad but good possibility that the term, "hit," was started by Americans. I see the term used in documentation of software where it would be better to use the word, "click." We also can be blamed for a world full of MacDonalds. Sheesh!
 
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Linda, you've got me ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!! I just can't resist this ...



It's RELEASE the shutter, not hit! Your warranty only honors released shutters, none that are hit. :biggrin:

I don't suppose I could be your caption writer. Nahhh. But if you did allow me, this one would be simple: "Hey, Mom! I'm dirtying my pants. But you'll never notice. That's because you've always got that camera with you and all I have to do to distract you is point my shiny blues at you and smile."

All joking aside, it really is a fun image, definitely a keeper.
lol... oops. Yeah, let me tell you my husband still laughs at my expressions and phrases. Direct translations doesn't always work out the way we want them to! It's very possible I also picked it up by the Americans as well!

I beg to differ, I think us moms-with-cameras pay MORE attention:

here's me directing him how to pee on a tree for the first time. LOL

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He missed the tree, but no pee in the pants!
 
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Handsome boy. Great shot Linda.
Thanks Pat :smile:

Whoa...absolutely beautiful shot. The lighting is just awesome.
Thanks Sen!

I guess she meant to write that she hit the 'shutter release'.

Mike, you have to excuse us non-natives using funny expressions (like me writing about shrinking shoes during the January madness :tongue:) :smile:
lol...something like that, Thanks Jani. Shrinking shoes? haha
 
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