Daughter in a Beanie

by graysummers

Took this as quick as quick manually on a rare 120mm lens with no chance to 'focus on the eyes'. On my flickr site this is a fave for a lot of people. Along with a pic of the dragon-like Welsh sky and Mist and thoughts of flight, these three are the most popular.
Uploaded26/11/2013 - 11:18
CategoryPortraits / People
BodyLX
Shutter SpeedN/A
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Views/Likes90/0

Posted 26/11/2013 - 12:41 Link
Well caught, considering what you were using, she is beautiful
Mac
Posted 26/11/2013 - 13:21 Link
She reminds me of Clara Bow and Betty Boop.

I'm old - she's cute.
Mac from Montreal

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Posted 26/11/2013 - 13:44 Link
Mac wrote:
She reminds me of Clara Bow and Betty Boop.

I'm old - she's cute.

Even Louise Brooks
Posted 26/11/2013 - 15:27 Link
Yes, this has been mentioned before now on my flickr site.....those old film star/dancer/cartoon connections. I looked them up at the time and saw the similarities. Cheers.
"The Latent Image that exists before development is a truly mystical and exciting entity and some subsequent individual photographs can make the spine tingle."

Good Fortune:

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GIULIO57
Posted 26/11/2013 - 15:32 Link
Almost a 30s feeling...nice
PPG
autumnlight
Posted 26/11/2013 - 21:01 Link
Love the natural capture and expression.
Johnlw
Posted 26/11/2013 - 21:56 Link
The shot works great love it.
Regards John.
focus
Posted 26/11/2013 - 22:41 Link
Lovely portrait!, love that it's black and white film. - mary.
derek897
Posted 26/11/2013 - 22:45 Link
A really nice natural shot. Love it.
Derek
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Horst
Posted 27/11/2013 - 05:15 Link
Really nice shot. lovely and soft. Great looking girl If I was 40 years junger.......

Regards, Horst
Posted 27/11/2013 - 09:37 Link
Thanks all for the positive feedback.
"The Latent Image that exists before development is a truly mystical and exciting entity and some subsequent individual photographs can make the spine tingle."

Good Fortune:

Gray Summers. Website www.graysummers.com
nonur
Posted 27/11/2013 - 18:10 Link
Managed to get a lovely portrait.
Regards,
Nezih
AndrewA
Posted 28/11/2013 - 17:30 Link
Yeah, it has that 30s silent movie feel no question.
Andrew

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sandinista
Posted 30/11/2013 - 10:19 Link
This goes to prove that a shot doesn't have to be "technically" perfect, whatever definition you may apply to the parameter, to be a striking and timeless image, which is what you have achieved here.
Great simplicity is only won by an intense moment or by years of intelligent effort. T.S Eliot

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Posted 01/12/2013 - 19:20 Link
Thankyou all three. Great feedback and positive thoughts expressed give me inspiration. Good fortune to you all.
"The Latent Image that exists before development is a truly mystical and exciting entity and some subsequent individual photographs can make the spine tingle."

Good Fortune:

Gray Summers. Website www.graysummers.com
pauljay
Posted 03/12/2013 - 06:28 Link
Perhaps it's the lack of perfection that makes it so delightful!
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
PPG
Posted 03/12/2013 - 18:01 Link
Thanks Paul. Ron Davies [Welsh photographer] told me a while back that I should have focussed on the eyes to get them sharp. I love the softness here. I usually don't take portraits but I know 'eye focus' is considered good practice. This was when I had sticky mirror problems and focusing on the distant horizon would probably have given me the right result . But I like Imogen Cunningham's work and that has a certain blur about it that creates a great feel to the subjects.
"The Latent Image that exists before development is a truly mystical and exciting entity and some subsequent individual photographs can make the spine tingle."

Good Fortune:

Gray Summers. Website www.graysummers.com

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