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Another 'outside the comfort zone' post in response to a conversation I had about photography during which the other person remarked,

"You don't do people." I have also said of myself that I don't do kiddie pics and I don't like posed shots, both of which are true, but try telling my mother in law not to pose when she is anywhere near a camera (see version 12 where Helga too is posing!)

Anyway this prompted some archive diving (great activity during this rubbish weather) and this revealed that I do indeed do people, though not often as normally I prefer to capture them with my sketch book and paints.

V1 and V15 are kiddie pics, V1is from a book I did for a friend that features his enchanting daughter, Grace, V15 a picture of our charming new neighbour in Spain clutching the toy we bought for him. V's 4 & 13 are dedicated to Lifesnapper.

Since Garrath had cancer I have become more aware of the need to capture friends and family and there are some of these here, but as ever, I always prefer candid shots. I am not sure that he will be too pleased about me posting V2 which I believe to be a picture that perfectly portrays the consequences of hitting the gin bottle hard whilst at a friends house!

Thank you for looking and I hope that you enjoy at least some of them.

P.S. I have added two more versions in response to Pluckyfilly's comment - "Lynne my only criticism would be that I do like to see what a person is resting on, as in the little lad (beautiful image in every way BUT) he looks as if he is floating in mid air!" She actually was floating in mid air as she had jumped spontaneously but I get the point and did the two versions to give more context, and just for the hell of it!

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
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Title:Don't Do People, Don't Do Kiddie Pics!
Username:LynneJoyce LynneJoyce
Uploaded:18 Feb 2014 - 5:39 PM
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GarrathE
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18 Feb 2014 - 5:45 PM

V2 for me as I look worse there than at the worst of the cancer! Grin

A real hangover is a rare luxury in these advanced years!

And as for v14 I really must get some new clothes in Spain! I love the scowl of concentration you've captured.

Last Modified By GarrathE at 18 Feb 2014 - 5:48 PM

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gajewski
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18 Feb 2014 - 5:49 PM

I love any tog who shoots outside her comfort zone. V1 is the epitome of cute. This would not be a fraction of the shot you have here if you tried to pose her.
-=\Walter

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LynneJoyce
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18 Feb 2014 - 5:52 PM

Aaargh, forgot to say that I don't do cute either!

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Glostopcat
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18 Feb 2014 - 5:55 PM

What a wonderful collection of people pics from your archives Lynne, my favourites in no particular order are 1, 2, 7, 12 and 15. These are all portraits that really show these peoples characters and the expressions captured are priceless. No prizes for guessing which ones Lifesnapper and Mikbee will pick as their favourites!WinkGrin

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CarolG
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18 Feb 2014 - 6:00 PM

I think you need to do a bit of leg shortening in V.14, Lynne Wink A most interesting set, the little lad in V.15 is so very cute, and obviously playing up to the camera. Super set of varied images. Carol

Last Modified By CarolG at 18 Feb 2014 - 6:00 PM

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LynneJoyce
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18 Feb 2014 - 6:01 PM

Forgot to mention that I don't do sewing Carol!

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ali63
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18 Feb 2014 - 6:06 PM

An interesting collection of images GrinGrin

Ali

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Glostopcat
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18 Feb 2014 - 6:08 PM


Quote: I think you need to do a bit of leg shortening in V.14, Lynne Wink Carol

That Carol G is a cheeky sew and sew for giving you some needle on this thread!Tongue

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 18 Feb 2014 - 6:09 PM

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barbarahirst
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18 Feb 2014 - 6:10 PM

really enjoyed looking at these Lynne
Strange ..... but I feel I knowa bit more of you than I did before.

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lifesnapper
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18 Feb 2014 - 6:17 PM

Thank you so much for those two lovely pictures LynneSmile I like them very much.
And yes, I always say that the pictures we take of Friends and Family might mean very little Today, but with time, they become to mean so much more, and become so SO precious.

John Smile

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jaktis
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18 Feb 2014 - 6:17 PM

A great set of people in different situations

Peter

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ColleenA
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18 Feb 2014 - 6:23 PM

A wonderful mix of people images, you may have found a new genre to pursue...GrinGrin

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rayme330
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18 Feb 2014 - 6:28 PM

An excellent series Lynn, and I think V12 has to be my favourite.

Ray

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Lillian
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18 Feb 2014 - 6:35 PM

Really had a good laugh with some of these especially knowing
Your feeling on some of the subjectsWink
Tell Garrath I have a good /kind one tomorrowBlush
really enjoyed this set
Lillian

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taggart
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18 Feb 2014 - 6:43 PM

A great set Lynn--- We just discovered a shot of John's dad as a baby--- a treasure, pointing out, you have a collection of treasures here--- for someone in decade or two.

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digital_boi
18 Feb 2014 - 7:15 PM

V12 the woofies are looking great

Graham

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RonnieAG
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18 Feb 2014 - 7:19 PM

What a selection but it's the candid sneaky back view in V 3 that grabs my attention, Lynne.
R.

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prabhusinha
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18 Feb 2014 - 8:03 PM

Good to find V 2,14 & 12, for obvious reason.But V 4 & 13 should stay one ater.

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EMJAYCEE
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18 Feb 2014 - 8:05 PM

Glad I found time to see these Lynne SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Joan.

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fentiger
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18 Feb 2014 - 8:49 PM

Excellent set of well photographed and presented people images.

Albert

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pluckyfilly
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18 Feb 2014 - 9:08 PM

I don't do people full stop especially kiddie shots! But like you I might find a few if ever I found the time to look (since I was poorly and for so long I have been forever trying to play catchup) a great set of piccies Lynne my only criticism would be that I do like to see what a person is resting on, as in the little lad (beautiful image in every way BUT) he looks as if he is floating in mid air!

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banehawi
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18 Feb 2014 - 9:31 PM

V2 for Prime Minister!



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18 Feb 2014 - 9:45 PM

Superb set of images, Lynne.

Fred

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pamelajean
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18 Feb 2014 - 10:03 PM

There is obviously a lot you DON'T do, Lynne, but you DO take good pictures, whatever they are of.

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annettep38
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18 Feb 2014 - 10:54 PM

GrinBlushTongueGrin v2 has me in fits but so has v4..and its sibling Smile excellent wildlife shots! there were also some interesting beach mammals guess you need some courage to do this.

Guess what, I would need even more courage to do v1 and the last one, I'd be afraid to get killed by the parents, they would probably get away with it for excruciating circumstances. Must admit I duck when it comes to pretty kid shots, babies are even worse because I can't get them to sit on a branch or stick GrinGrin
I have to stop giggling and go to bed.

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18 Feb 2014 - 11:00 PM

I thought my favourites would be 4 and 13 but after seeing 2 it has to be that one Lynne.
Garrath is a man after my own heart with putting two fingers up to the ''establishment'' !!
I think Garrath would make a splendid photo project.
I always thought it was a lot of crap to hear talk by all the old codgers at my camera club as to how they wanted to capture the ''character and soul'' of a person they are photographing.I think I know now what they mean !!
Mick.

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18 Feb 2014 - 11:30 PM

V1 and V15 apart your wicked streak is still apparent.
I do like V3 with the less than perfect beach babes and labels sticking out!

V12 is perfect for the family album whether you like it or not and the less we say about Gareth the better!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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19 Feb 2014 - 3:16 AM

Lovely capture of series with great imagination.

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mistere
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19 Feb 2014 - 8:03 AM

All good here, nice set Lynne,

Dave.

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nonur
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19 Feb 2014 - 8:18 AM

V2,5,6,9,11,15 are the ones I like more, and might be to your surprise, but I like the shot of your mother-in-law with the dogs in dappled light shade a lot.

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19 Feb 2014 - 9:14 AM

V1 V4 and V15 I like. Well done Lynne.
WesternRed.

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yestermusic
19 Feb 2014 - 9:26 AM

A super selection Lynne, some a bit too much for my poor old ticker!

Best Wishes

Geoff

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19 Feb 2014 - 10:48 AM

A right motley crew here, Lynne! Wink A great collection though, and V2 really made me chuckle out loud! GrinGrin
Trev Smile

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19 Feb 2014 - 2:49 PM

A great varied selection of portraits Lynne....
V3, sights you see when you ain't got your gunTongueTongueGrinGrin
Diane

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19 Feb 2014 - 3:41 PM

You do do people pics Lynne - as usual, all so well taken and presented here!

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19 Feb 2014 - 8:07 PM

V2 for me Lynne. Garrath looks sooooo relaxed, great to see. Some excellent candids there. I don't take many people photographs but my wife makes up for my shortcomings.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Ray

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21 Feb 2014 - 2:56 AM

I can't choose! They are all amazing. A really great set of images Lynne!
Brenda Smile

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21 Feb 2014 - 9:33 AM

You've done very well to capture the Real human life. What I like most is that your photos are "True to life". V2 is excellent captureGrin. I like V16, the jumping kid. BTW, thank you for your helpful comment and MOD.

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22 Feb 2014 - 12:35 PM

Definitely worth doing. When we're long and gone, what photos are our nearest and dearest going to keep? Smile

Dave

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7 Mar 2014 - 2:06 PM

great set

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