Credenza Boy

Although I made this one a while ago, I had never displayed it… I don’t think.

During a session of two children, I began photographing just the baby of the pair, and while I did that the older brother proceeded to slip into what apparently was one of his favorite hiding places. When I spotted him, I tried quickly to set up and capture the scene. Harsh direct sunlight was coming in through a nearby window and I tried to work with it, but it is a bit more contrasty than I prefer.
Tech info:

Handheld FujiS2, 50mm f1.8, set to f1.8 at 1/90th sec., ISO 800, B/W Mode, Fine JPG. I had to compromise the exposure since the boy inside of the credenza needed a much different exposure than the detailed work on the outside of the furniture.

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–Eddie.

16 thoughts on “Credenza Boy

  1. robyn

    Eddie – This is stunning and is probably my favorite of the images you’ve posted on the main page. Love the detail in the wood.

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  2. Stina474

    By far my favorite image you have posted Eddie.
    What I love most about it is this picture really shows what it can sometimes be like to be a sibling to new babies. Sad and sometimes on your own.

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  3. eddie Post author

    Thank you, Robyn!

    Stina, yes, it seems as though that sibling dynamic was at work here. And sometimes our portraits will show it a little too clearly. Ü

    –Eddie.

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  4. Subra

    Sharp image and even sharper eyes of the boy. What an amount of details that are captured of window? Lovely photograph.

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  5. Mary Beth

    Eddie – really captivating image. It makes you pause and take it all in. I love that you were aware of what was going on around you despite the chaos that a sibling session usually has and jumped at the chance to capture something amazing like this.

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  6. David G

    Eddie, I too really love your work. I try and learn as much from your images as I can. I also read your comments about the shoot and the answers you give to your loyal readers. However, there is one thing that has given me great pause. And that is, why do you shoot JPG Fine when the rest of the would is shooting RAW? Additionally, what is your workflow like? I would really appreciate hearing from you about this. Thanking you in advance for your help.
    David

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  7. eddie Post author

    Thanks so much for the comments, everyone… very appreciated.

    Regarding your question, David, please see my response to similar questions of yours in the previous month’s image discussion (for “Pool Smile”).

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    –Eddie.

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  8. sonia

    I love this one since ever I have seen it … !!!!

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  9. stacy

    eddie,

    already partial to b&w photography, you have reinforced my love for it. your photography, top notch. thank you for sharing your photographs, and especially for sharing your thought process entirely on each capture. what i love most about your photographs, they provide a feeling, not just an image.

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  10. eddie Post author

    Hi Stacy. I appreciate your comment about getting a feeling from an image; that is always one of my main goals while hunting for a portrait during a session.

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    –Eddie.

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  11. Mikeal

    Hi, I am new to the site. I found you by looking up B&W photography for my D3x. I have to say, your work is amazing. I am a magazine publisher so I see submissions all day from photographers wanting to get published, and your work in top-notch. This is an amazing capture! There is something haunting about it. I looked at this and said, “wow”. This would look GREAT on a large canvas! I just wanted tot ake the time and let you know that you have another fan of your work!

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  12. eddie Post author

    Thanks, Mikeal. I appreciate your comment very much.

    🙂

    –Eddie.

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