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Grandma's back!
And in comparison to yesterday's image she's all smiles Smile

I think my grandmother is certainly the strong noble woman I hoped to portray in yesterday's image, but most of the time she is simply this dear warm person you're seeing in this image. She's actually rather camera shy, but there's no chance she'll say "no" to her granddaughter Tongue

I'll appreciate you comments on this one plz.

Have a great week!
Ayelet

Camera:Olympus SP-560UZ
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Granny says Relax
Username:Ayelet_A Ayelet_A
Uploaded:21 Feb 2010 - 9:44 PM
Tags:Portraits / people
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maroondah
maroondah  11239 forum posts Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2010 - 9:57 PM

Images like these are what life and memories are all about. Beautifully done.
Gerry

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ptitcendrier
21 Feb 2010 - 10:00 PM

love the tones and the diffuse light, but the window seems to grab my attention more than the old lady and the table set... still, nice, really nice.

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2010 - 10:00 PM

Beautiful shot Ayelet; a great contrast between the wild weather through the window and the cosy setting with the candles, wooden table and wine. And a warm smile from your gradmother portraying the affection between you
Tim

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7455 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2010 - 10:06 PM

I love her. I love everything here. Warm and glowing.
Moira

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2010 - 10:28 PM

beautifully captured

Linda

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DP_Imagery
DP_Imagery e2 Member 10DP_Imagery vcard Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2010 - 10:36 PM

Again you have chosen your composition beautifully. A fine and charming study.

Bruce

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2010 - 11:22 PM

A beautifuly lit composition. Love the setting. Well done
Carol

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6549 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2010 - 11:55 PM

Thats better a happy smiley face much prefer this one. - gary

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2010 - 5:56 AM

A lovely image, Ayelet, good light. Carol

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
22 Feb 2010 - 1:11 PM

great shot with the use of natual light
jj

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2010 - 1:46 PM

A lovely comp Ayelet,
Geoff.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2010 - 5:11 PM

the setting looks warm and inviting, think it would suit a square crop.lesley

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2010 - 6:25 PM

Oh yes, a very different image from yesterday's with all the eye contact and warmth you could want. An interesting comparison, well done.

David

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ellenib
ellenib e2 Member 10ellenib vcard United Kingdom
22 Feb 2010 - 6:47 PM

Look like your heart had been out to take pictures again you certainly know how to put the warmth into an image.

Niels

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
22 Feb 2010 - 9:43 PM

Super well composed portrait Ayelet.One for the wall I reckon.

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2010 - 1:00 AM

Beautifully done

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photophantom
23 Feb 2010 - 2:05 PM

excellent Buddie
Dennis

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 - 10:05 AM

superb candid image ayelet.ray

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 8:38 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

The love you and your grandmother feel for each other is so obvious in this shot.

The focus looks a bit soft but I think that actually enhances the photograph, especially in the appearance of the candle flames. The composition seems a bit odd to me, though. Shooting portrait means that your grandmother is leaning in from outside the frame and the left-most candle is hard against the other side. It also puts a lot of bright window in the photograph, which draws a lot of attention. Was there any reason you didn't go for a landscape orientation? That would seem more natural, as long as it didn't bring anything unwanted into the image.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 11:27 PM

Hi Ayelet,
Thank you for your most appreciated comments on the Macaque series. Japan was fascinting and an experience ! Ryokan's and fish !
A time of our lives, many thanks for giving us an earlier insight.
Ron.

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Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2010 - 11:17 PM

Thanks everyone, I'm sure grandma would be delighted for such responses Smile

Dave, thanks for the critique. I usually prefer to shoot in portrait crop, can't really explain why I find it more appealing usually in the composition than landscape crop.
In this specific image the subject wasn't necessarily a portrait of my grandmother but more of the entire room and atmosphere. I felt she has a strong enough personality to shine through even if not placed in the center of the image. I also really liked the window, with the wooden frame and delicate drapes. The light was the crucial choice I think for me to choose this orientation, and I felt the image was better illuminated using this crop.
If I'm not mistaken (it was almost a year ago) the room was rather small and a nasty fridge was placed on the left which would have shown on a landscape orientation.
After all this being said, both you and Lesley commented on the portrait orientation, so maybe it was just a personal preference, and not necessarily the right one Wink

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