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I think this one looks the most natural of all of the ones that were done. Although I do love all of them.
“Always remember, you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think” ~Winnie The Pooh
I love the skin tone. Nice work.
NOT BORING AT ALL! IS JUST WITH SOME LIGHT TOUCH AND IS VERY NICE- NATURAL LOOK! ...
It creates a very evocative image from the period it would have been taken - when babies were formally dressed in pale colours and before we had automatic washing machines of whitening detergents!
Nice shading and skin tone
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton
HA, HA.. COOL EXPLANATION TOO!
ANYWAY EVEN USED TO BE HARDER NOT MODERNIZED TIMES PEOPLE LIKE TO DRESS NICE, WAS LOTS EMBROIDERY... OTHER WONDERFUL DETAILS, WORKING HARD THEY STILL KEPT THEY CLOTHING PRECISELY CLEAN, NEAT! ..PLUS TO HAVE AN PHOTO MUST BE BIG DEAL THOSE DAYS, NOT EVERYBODY COULD AFFORD OR THERE WAS NO PHOTOGRAPHERS AROUND!? AND I SO APPRECIATE HAVING AT LEAST FEW OF AN OLD PHOTOS, I JUST HAVE ONE OF BOTH GRANDMA'S AND TWO OF ONE GRANDPA PHOTOS.. GIVES ME UNDERSTANDING AND RESPECT FOR AN OLDER GENERATION, WOULD WISH TO SPEND TIME WITH THEM!
... if for just one day those photographs could come to life and let us meet our elders (again). I had a camera in hand from an early age so I am privileged not just to have a photo of each grandparent but to have a Photo I took of each grandparent ... and I guard them very jealously to keep them safe. I was working out the other day it is nine years since the last of my grandparents died ... and in one way it feels like for ever and in other it feels like just yesterday (maybe my work now makes the connection stronger and fresher I don't know!)
You are right that having photographs would have been a luxury for many but before that the children of wealthy families would have had to sit for a portrait painter - so perhaps the photograph was less stressful!
My Mum always tells the story that she would go out to play in a white dress, white socks and with white gloves and return home still perfectly clean ... I can't imagine my daughter would have managed that ...
happy reminiscences - thank you Flippo and Inanina