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At the street fair, there is one of those inflatable jumping things filled with screeching kids and there is a llama ride. This little girl was being a good sport. She was with a man and a two year old boy. The man was obviously crazy about the younger child; talking in loving, excited tones, standing very close and snapping pictures. The boy was small so it seemed reasonable that the man should stay close to him. As the ride neared the end, the man spoke to the little girl saying, "We've got to get some pictures of you too," but his enthusiasm seemed forced. This shot was taken at the beginning of the ride; I didn't see what happened about the picture taking. But now as I look at the picture, the girl's eyes seem sad. What do you think: stepfather or just new baby? Check out the WS for more data.

Update: I like Ricardo's and Wes's stories better than mine: The remote look is because she's imagining herself a princess riding along on her steed.

PP: I was shooting these as they moved along between the ugly background of motor vehicles, so I did my decrease noise thing for the background, described here and also darkened it slightly to minimize the background. also convert from RAW to jpeg

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Additional Photos by Pat Lim (plimrn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3999 W: 226 N: 6734] (21344)
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