Potrait of the Missus


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My wife in a thoughtful moment. Hope she doesn't mind me uploading this one.
16/07/2011 - 22:11davidstorm
CategoryPortraits / People
Shutter Speed1/20
Aperturef/5.6
LensN/A
ISO800
Focal Length50mm
Views/Likes65/0

pauljay

Link Posted 16/07/2011 - 23:22
If she does mind you're gonna get an earfull!! What flowers do you like?
Paul.

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davidstorm

Link Posted 16/07/2011 - 23:42
Paul

Being 'just a bloke' I'm having trouble understanding the meaning behind your question. I like all flowers; I'm just not sure which ones my wife likes as I have never bought her any! (Only joking)

I've now shown her the photo I've uploaded and she's OK about it (flowers will be delivered tomorrow).
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pgweber

Link Posted 17/07/2011 - 01:41
I think you were always safe, David.

It's a pleasing portrait revealing her skin tones and a good mono conversion to boot.

The only thing I might have done different would be to pan slightly to the right, to put the subject left of centre and give her more space to look into. On the other hand it is well balanced around her shoulders.

I think Paul was joking about flowers for your funeral if 'the missus' took serious exception.
Peter

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Last Edited by pgweber on 17/07/2011 - 01:52

pauljay

Link Posted 17/07/2011 - 08:42
Think Peter got the point! Have to agree with him in respect of the composition. Just a pity there are so many distractions, but them's the consequences with grab shots.
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davidstorm

Link Posted 17/07/2011 - 12:48
Thanks for comments guys, it's uncanny that you mention the composition in terms of showing more of the right - The original photo is composed as you have suggested but I cropped it due to distractions in the background. I guess it is difficult when you take a shot quickly; with hindsight I would have used a wider aperture but this may not have given me the detail on the clothes / hair etc.
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trixie

Link Posted 17/07/2011 - 14:15
davidstorm wrote:
Thanks for comments guys, it's uncanny that you mention the composition in terms of showing more of the right - The original photo is composed as you have suggested but I cropped it due to distractions in the background. I guess it is difficult when you take a shot quickly; with hindsight I would have used a wider aperture but this may not have given me the detail on the clothes / hair etc.

David i think its a lovely photo and I'm sure shes pleased with it, the conversion works well and you could always edit the backgroung out if you wanted too but i dont think its necessary as shes the focal point of your photo, I like it very much, Cheers Trixie

pgweber

Link Posted 17/07/2011 - 18:41
I think an expression makes a shot like this. It might only last a few seconds and be lost while you carefully compose to lose the distractions in the background (which I think are sufficently out-of-focus here anyway). Keep going for the shot and if it works as here, great.
Peter

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autumnlight

Link Posted 17/07/2011 - 22:41
pgweber wrote:
I think an expression makes a shot like this. It might only last a few seconds and be lost while you carefully compose to lose the distractions in the background (which I think are sufficiently out-of-focus here anyway). Keep going for the shot and if it works as here, great.

I do so agree, i have many with backgrounds i dislike, but on this occasion you hardly notice because your wife's face takes up the picture in a lovely way.
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szgabor

Link Posted 20/07/2011 - 06:01
Well taken portrait and perfect conversion.
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davidstorm

Link Posted 21/07/2011 - 13:20
Thanks to you all for your nice comments. My wife also likes the picture and I didn't get into trouble for posting it!
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