Favourite pictures – my Daughter Emma

The picture below is another of my favourite pictures which I’ve not published on this site before. It’s a picture of my daughter which I took several years ago when she was only a little girl.

Young girl in Sunlight
Young girl in Sunlight

I think the think which most strikes me about the picture, and which marks it out as one of my favourites, is the light in the picture. It was a very bright day, which led to a very high contrast picture and it particularly shows in the reflection off the top of her hair.

The picture was taken with a Pentax K-r DSLR and a Tamron 70 – 300mm zoom lens with the aperture opened up to f/4.5 to increase the background defocus. I was quite lucky to get the shot because, as I remember, she fell off the tree trunk just after I took the picture!

I can’t help thinking that this would have been even better if I’d had a film camera with me on that day in Sept 2011 at Alexandra Palace.

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