" I'm tired, mama.... "

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 18 April 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Danville CA ~ seen in Chow's restaurant

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Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

haha, I really like the title, she does look tired.

18 Apr 2010 5:06am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Although the girl is in the center of the photo I cant stop looking at the face of the mother ..

18 Apr 2010 6:32am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I have the same feeling as Sonia... the girl is very cute and well photographed but there is something that catches the eye in her mother's expression. Have a great Sunday Dulcie :)

18 Apr 2010 7:13am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

So beyond just engaging . . the image tries to say more but the lips are sealed !

18 Apr 2010 10:21am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

How beautiful! and what a great composition!!

18 Apr 2010 11:00am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Delicious picture! The gesture of the girl is so expressive that it needs no explanation! I like the composition image focusing on the girl and leaving half her face!

18 Apr 2010 11:33am

Yvon from Orleans, France

oh lala, where is my bed...
great portrait

18 Apr 2010 12:43pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Great shot Dulcie with a beautiful title!

18 Apr 2010 1:01pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Great shot, she does look it is naptime for her.

18 Apr 2010 1:44pm

Bettina from United States

This is a great capture. Beside that the gesture is a perfect and typical child's "tired" signal, the mother's worried/tense look (weirdly Jackie O) is priceless. See a child, there's always a mother nearby, worried about something.

18 Apr 2010 2:06pm

Bob Towery from Granite Bay, United States

Ahhhh, so cute. We parents have seen this so many times. The framing of your shot really moves this out of the snapshot category and into interesting photography. Mom's face. WOW!

18 Apr 2010 2:52pm

@Bob Towery: Thanks for the comment. Moving beyond the "snapshot" is always my goal, especially when the subject is "sweet" or "cute." The mother's face definitely added something unexpected. This woman turned her back to me .... or I might have had a marvelous study of her full face !

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful , lovely girl portrait . mom looks like Jacklin Kennedy :))

18 Apr 2010 2:54pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Such a doll!!

18 Apr 2010 3:20pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Tired kids can be adorable. Good capture!

18 Apr 2010 3:26pm

rose from France

Oh elle est toute mignonne !

18 Apr 2010 4:07pm

@rose: Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I visited your site but haven't figured out how to stop on the photo I want see and make a comment on it ... I will keep working on it . :-)

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Great capture. Very well done.

18 Apr 2010 4:49pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Aaah...time for a nappy...hope you're as beautiful as your mom. best...jerry

18 Apr 2010 5:01pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

i can't help feeling that there is a story in the woman's eyes.

18 Apr 2010 5:02pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Interesting that everyone sees Jackie O in the woman's face........interesting shot......woman holding this child looks more to me like grandmom......and neither of them looks very happy......maybe, end of a long day shopping/????

18 Apr 2010 5:47pm

Chris from .Haute Loire, France

Très tendre photo, on voudrait prendre l'enfant dans ses bras...

18 Apr 2010 7:41pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Dulcie,
the little girl actually seems to be very tired. The facial expression conveys it very well. I see a little bit from the face of the lady. She looks a little bit nervouce.... ??!! Have a nice evening and thanks for your nice comment. Dear greetings Christel

18 Apr 2010 7:47pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Effective portrait

18 Apr 2010 10:56pm

Shelle from Washington State, United States

Nice capture. I like the partial frame of the mother. That is all that is needed.

19 Apr 2010 12:44am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Outstanding photo and caption!

19 Apr 2010 1:24am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Outstanding photo and caption!

19 Apr 2010 1:27am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Such a natural portrait

19 Apr 2010 7:22am

k@ from Paris, France

I just love how you composed this, narrow framed is so strong with this half strong mama face and tired kid !

19 Apr 2010 8:33am

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

Nice shot

19 Apr 2010 9:04am

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

very cool and lovely!!

19 Apr 2010 6:53pm

sara from paris, France

So cute and yet her mother mouth.

20 Apr 2010 6:50am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful portrait of a tired child and a very observant mother with a searching gaze!

20 Apr 2010 9:52am

Cecile Langelier from United States

A portrait that speaks a thousand words..... and I imagine each viewer will have a different interpretation. I adore the little curl right below the girl's eye..... and that pouty lip.... a treasure.

20 Apr 2010 9:06pm

JOEMULLIGAN from burnsville, nc, United States

it came as a shock to see a series of pictures of people but, now that i've looked throgh your portfolio i realize you posted a few before. i hope you'll do more if they are as brilliant as this which, as others have noted, is so full of story. a painful story, if think. and who is that half-seen man in the lower left. is he the father who is fading away.....as fathers often do??? thank you, dulcie!

21 Apr 2010 9:37pm

1/60 second
ISO 200
450 mm (35mm equiv.)