My daughter, Dana

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by raid, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
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    Raid
    50Tess. 50Tess.


    She is getting older, but she stayed loyal to being my model.
     

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  2. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
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    I liked the shadows on the wall. 50Tess-5. 50Tess-4.
     
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  3. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Beautiful portraits, love the striped light from the windows.
     
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  4. Patrick G

    Patrick G New to Leica Place

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    I love the third shot here. The lighting was very well captured.
     
  5. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
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    Thank you Brian and Patrick. The partially open window blinds created this effect.
     
  6. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    She speaks beautifully with those eyes. Very expressive.
     
  7. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

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    Thank you Dale. Dana is deep as a child. She is one of the smartest children I have ever encountered.
     
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  8. Peter Klein

    Peter Klein Leica Place Regular

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    Dec 31, 2014
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    Raid: From your pictures of her over the years, I have gotten the impression that she is both very smart and very sensitive. The third shot especially conveys this. That combination can make life difficult sometimes, but it is a true gift.
     
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  9. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

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    Peter: She has been getting stronger from inside each year, year after year. Recently, one of her teachers did not give her a fair evaluation of her submitted work, and she asked me to meet with the principal, even if it meant that she had to face her teacher there. We did. She has no regret about it. Just the opposite. This is also shown in her competitive sports performances at her school. She wants to win.
     
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  10. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    I had a Vince Lombardi poster on my desk for a few years, and Vince was often criticized for being over-the-top on the subject of winning. But he said something that stuck with me -- "Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing." So he meant that it's easy to get stuck in a rut, and it takes courage and effort to get on the winning side.
     
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  11. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

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    Thanks for these wise words, Dale.
     
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  12. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
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    I remind my daughters of their parents's origin and relatives. We are mostly high achievers (surgeons, professors, principals, teachers, engineers, lawyers, leaders, ...). They are learning, and they are proud kids.
     
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  13. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Lina will be a great Mad Scientist... She has the Laugh for it... I need to work on Dana's laugh...
     
  14. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
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    Lina is a slow bloomer, Brian. She used to get low grades because she was not interested. Now, she has only A's. She is still not very interested!
     
  15. Christilou

    Christilou Leica Place Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Wow, turn around for a few months and there they are ...... grown up a little more :) I have three daughters and they are all sensitive characters which can be tough in this world.
     
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  16. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    "Daddy, can I have the car....? We'll be back before 2 am, promise!"
     
  17. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
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    No, Dale. You may not have the car. End of discussion :)
     
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  18. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

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    Feb 18, 2015
    Beautiful window portraits, @raid@raid !
     
  19. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    Thank you Amin. It was about 2m from the window.