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Good afternoon folks....and the sun is out!

This is Dorothy or "Dot" as we call her....She is the Mum of a good friend of mine. I called around to see them today and had to grab a shot of Dot in those pink shoes! Dot will be eighty two next month....and what a charactor she is.She lives in a flat and gets all about town. She is really keen on bright colours and loves jewellery....and of course the finishing touch.... shoes! She even owns a pair of black leather trousers! I hope if I get to her age I am doing as well.

Taken just using window light.

Bet DaveU would like those pink shoes! Wink

Thanks for stopping by

C&C welcome

~Alley~

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 10-20
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:New Pink Shoes
Username:AlleyCatz AlleyCatz
Uploaded:23 Jul 2008 - 5:42 PM
Tags:Dorothy, Eighty two., New, Pink, Portraits / people, Shoes
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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 5:46 PM

Outstanding wonderful portrait.. love it

Jon

ArtRat
ArtRat  7 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2008 - 5:47 PM

What a cracking portrait - love it

imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 5:48 PM

What a wonderful character study, she looks a lovely young thing, and great shoesSmile lol
ian

sketch
sketch  71469 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Jul 2008 - 5:48 PM

lol love it, what a game old bird she is ha ha
nice processing too

sarah x

Wooly
Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 5:49 PM

Top quality work Alison.

Alan x

banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2801 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 5:49 PM

Fantastic, - I love it!

W

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 5:53 PM

Shoes, reminds me of Dorothy of OZ-- What an image, Pretty fancy lady!
je nnnn

JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
23 Jul 2008 - 5:54 PM

HIGH quality, Alison!

Afternoon??? It´s 8 PM! Wink

And too damn hot here Sad

Jouko

Last Modified By JouŠo at 23 Jul 2008 - 5:55 PM
Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 5:55 PM

Excellent Alison and congratulations on the article in the telegraph great pic in that to Smile Wink

Brian...........................................

colin
colin  9697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 6:09 PM

Brilliant portrait! She look a right character.

Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 6:24 PM

what a fantastic picture
and what a fantastic lady,
those shoes wooow

she looks and sounds like a lovely lady
just the sort i would love to be friends with,

i suppose she is what we all hope to be like at her age,
but the reality is of cause we wont be

we will get old fashioned and miserable

good for you Dot, and pleeeease don't ever change,

what does she think of being on the Internet.
pareen

User_Removed
23 Jul 2008 - 6:25 PM

Excellent work

Mark

Tracey_McGovern
Tracey_McGovern e2 Member 6Tracey_McGovern vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 6:33 PM

This is fantastic, love the colours, the composition, the old lady and those shoes - well what can I say, they're fab....!!! Well done to her for wearing them, and well done to you for capturing her. Can we please see a pictue of her with the leather cecks. Tracey Smile

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 6:44 PM

Thanks everyone much appreciated....I am sure Dot will be thrilled....she loved being photographed today...and was telling me all about the outfits and jewellery she wants me to photograph her in when I next visit her.


Quote: Can we please see a pictue of her with the leather cecks

You sure can....there next on the list!


~Alley~

Cormy
Cormy  6 England
23 Jul 2008 - 6:46 PM

This is an outstanding piece of work Alley.
Cheers
Alan

DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 6:48 PM

Gosh what lovely shoes Alley Wink

MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2008 - 6:51 PM

Great portrait of a super lady who must be forever young.
Mavis

chase
chase Critique Team 81116 forum postschase vcard England235 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 6:54 PM

Now that I like !!!
I have given this my special award Alison because you have captured the very essence of this beautiful Lady with her matching clothes & great jewellery.She has a wonderful face..I do hope you got some close ups of her.
Very well processed,one I would have liked to have taken...wicked shoes !!!!!!

Last Modified By chase at 23 Jul 2008 - 6:58 PM
DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 6:54 PM

Love this. The soft colours, the subtle processing, the pride and the pose. What a character she must be.

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 6:59 PM

Thanks again folks....mucho appreciated Smile

She is a real character.....and I say "Go Girl"

Thanks Janet for your UA means alot Smile

Dave what size shoe are you?


~Alley~

POOCHIE
POOCHIE e2 Member 8POOCHIE vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 7:03 PM

Blinkin brilliant! hope it gets the reward it deserves Alley.

Pooch.

DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 7:06 PM

Size 8 Alley .... quite demure me.

But as Old Granny U was always fond of saying "Small feet, big brain" Wink

Crikey .... it's sherry time .... toodle-pip Smile

Last Modified By DaveU at 23 Jul 2008 - 7:08 PM
AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 7:08 PM

The saying I used to hear from being very young was "Never trust a man with small feet!"

....Lol....

Ok Dave... I accept the large brain theory Wink

~Alley~

MNPHOTO
MNPHOTO  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 7:27 PM

yeah fab imaGE great lady just right wear what she likes she seems lkike a great characrter to know hope im like that at that age

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 7:30 PM

Fashion statement, superb ! Alison. Ron.

LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 7:57 PM

Well captured this Alley, like it lots

LesF

DaveGu
DaveGu e2 Member 7DaveGu vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 8:00 PM

Brilliant, love the processing.

Dave.

Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 8:06 PM

What agreat lady and so colourful.Love the tones and processing.Great stuff Alley.
Tom.

wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
23 Jul 2008 - 8:25 PM

Dave u in pink shoes thats a picture, well done on this oneSmile

Doug

zed
zed  10551 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Jul 2008 - 8:29 PM

Excellent work, great shoes.

z
x

NevP
NevP  8853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 9:35 PM

Completely fabulous.

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 9:38 PM

she sat very still for you, thats for sure... Smile

backbeat
backbeat  8134 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 9:44 PM

blimey, thats good.....straight in my favourites alley, and deserves all the plaudits it will get

...but now i have an image in my head of DaveU in those shoes..HELLLP!!

phil

kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8425 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 10:04 PM

superb!!!! love this Smile

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 10:35 PM

Thanks for your time....always appreciated Smile

Hope you enjoyed ALL your fino's Dave


Quote: but now i have an image in my head of DaveU in those shoes..HELLLP!!

...Sorry Phil....pour yourself a large vino it will help fade that thought Wink

~Alley~

User_Removed
23 Jul 2008 - 10:57 PM

you are without doubt one of my favourite photographers on here, it really is a joy to view your work

rgds
Dave

johnjrp
johnjrp e2 Member 10430 forum postsjohnjrp vcard Australia5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 5:14 AM

Very nice. John

DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 7:42 AM

Don't forget the leather trousers too Wink

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 8:29 AM

Dave....I promise I wont forget the leather trousers! Wink

Thanks everyone for your time,clicks and comments Smile

...And Thanks Jo for your UA means alot Smile


~Alley~

John_Horner
John_Horner e2 Member 8John_Horner vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 9:57 AM

What a lovely elegant Lady. The image is superb and you are to be applauded for this capture.
She has such an interesting face and I bet she has so many stories of intrigue to tell.
I love the HDR finish to this.
Very well done.
J

madbob
madbob  8 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2008 - 12:17 PM

just my age 60 do not do one wooly ace capture

LuzDeNoche
24 Jul 2008 - 12:40 PM

Brilliant work, and well-deserving of awards from two excellent photographers. The HDR is more called for here than HRT!
Smile Lucy

VintageRed
24 Jul 2008 - 2:21 PM

Another fine image Alley - you're on a roll at the moment. Keep 'em coming.
Nick

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91895 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 3:22 PM

This is an absolutely delightful image - great pof,superb processing .
Sounds like a great lady -will look out for more.
Just had to put my User Award on this - brilliant.

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 4:03 PM

Thanks again all....always appreciate your time.

Thanks Ange and Brian for your UA's...they do mean alot...and I am very pleased to be given them Smile


~Alley~

Last Modified By AlleyCatz at 24 Jul 2008 - 4:06 PM
JONTHELENS
24 Jul 2008 - 8:27 PM

very nice work.

shortski
shortski  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 10:15 PM

A big pink heart for Dot and You - this is SUPERB....jojo

bayliner185
bayliner185 e2 Member 7bayliner185 vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 10:58 PM

Great shot, the Photomatix style works very well and adds a extra level of interest.

Jim

Milla
Milla  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2008 - 5:39 AM

Oh wow, so excellent! Love this to the bits, everything works so well here. Great expression, great shot, great processing. Well deserves all these awards.

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2008 - 6:00 AM

a cracker ,Alley

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2008 - 7:54 AM

Thanks again....to you all Smile


....and Thanks Jojo...for your UA...means alot....
Dot will be very pleased when she finds out that her pic got 5 UA's

I am very pleased also Smile

~Alley~

chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
25 Jul 2008 - 8:34 AM

Brilliant...

POOCHIE
POOCHIE e2 Member 8POOCHIE vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2008 - 3:59 PM

Did Pete not see this?

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2008 - 4:36 PM

Thanks Chris and Poochie.....

and Thanks for your UA Poochie....it does mean alot to me and I am very plased about it.


Quote: Did Pete not see this?

He did Poochie and gave me a click Smile


~Alley~

Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2008 - 7:39 PM

Superb image Alley, so well deserving of all the awards Smile

Sarah *

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2008 - 6:41 PM

Thanks Sarah Smile


~Alley~

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2008 - 7:54 AM

Thanks Alan (Cormy) for your UA....Means alot Smile


~Alley~

CliveA
CliveA  8 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 - 2:47 PM

A stunning composition Ally; worthy of a place in the National Portrait Gallery ( BP Awards ) Deserves a bit more cred here too !
Humbly yours
Clive

davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2008 - 4:17 PM

Terrific work, Alley; one of your best. Remind me to cancel the next mini-meet with DaveU if he's going to turn up in this footwear.
Dave

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2008 - 5:33 PM

Thanks Clive and Dave...

Dave: If you go on a mini-meet with Dave and he turns up in heels please let me know asap, as I want to be first to take the photo's!


Clive: Thanks so much for your UA, it does mean alot to me Smile

~Alley~

youngwooly
2 Aug 2008 - 10:34 AM

Full of character: Image and subject...Brill...
Mark

PLCimagery
PLCimagery e2 Member 877 forum postsPLCimagery vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2008 - 8:54 AM

Superb!

MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2008 - 9:24 AM


Quote: When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Jenny Joseph

This is a perfect illustration for the poem - - perhaps you should contact the publishers Smile

Fran x

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2008 - 9:49 AM

Thanks Mark,Pete and Fran.

Hey Fran...a very good friend of mine bought me a book all about that poem.....dont know what she was trying to say to me!...lol.

~Alley~

CrownJoolz
4 Aug 2008 - 9:52 AM

FANTASTIC! The expression that's challenging with a touch of humour... and then the eye travels down to those awful shoes. It's brilliant. What a character and what a superb portrait. This is fantastic photography.

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2008 - 6:38 PM

Thanks again folks....much appreciated.

...And thanks Iain for your UA....Means alot Smile

~Alley~

roverrat
roverrat e2 Member 6roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2008 - 6:04 PM

Brilliant image, love the pose and the tones and light are just wonderful.
Alex

BrianSS
BrianSS  7276 forum posts England35 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2008 - 6:11 PM

What a truly fantastic image ! ! !

I think it's superb.

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2008 - 6:14 PM

Thanks Alex & Brain....much appreciated Smile


Thanks so very much for your UA Brian...it means alot and very pleased to receive it.

~Alley~

SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2008 - 9:51 PM

deserves all the awards and more it has been given - so original

Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2008 - 8:34 AM

absolutely fantastic

Dianna

pmorgan
pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2008 - 8:07 PM

If I hadn't already given it, this would have got my award too!

Rgds
Paul

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2008 - 7:00 PM

Thanks sue & Dianna.

Thanks Paul....thats a great compliament indeed Smile


~Alley~

uggyy
uggyy  82104 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 5:13 PM

well well worked and love the use of the lens

Tom_Charles
2 Sep 2008 - 5:58 PM

Amazing shot, Alley. Your observation skills are fantastic! Love this image and the account to go with it! If I had awards to give out, you'd receive one for this!

Tom

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2008 - 10:01 PM

Thanks Tommy & Tom....much appreciated Smile


~Alley~

Andrew_Hurley
9 Sep 2008 - 10:05 PM

Do her toes go right to the end of those shoes!

A cracking photo of a fun lady!

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2008 - 8:47 AM

Our granny also has the book with "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple" that Fran has quoted. This certainly fits that poem well.
Fantastic shot Very well deserving of all these awards
Well done. I hope she was delighted with it too.
Helen

JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53544 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 2:22 PM

Lovely character shot.

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