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The saga of the wedding continues...
The Groom's Mother's smile says it all, brittle, sharp and just a little bit of "this is the brave face I have to put on for this farce..."
Or am I being just a little bit cruel?
She has a beautiful face. What structure! To me she looks genuinely happy, but then I don't know her as perhaps you do.
Another excellent image.
hmm.... i dunno... her smile doesn't seem to quite reach her eyes IMO
Hi Kitsch, I think I know and I agree with you.... it was a fixed smile she put on her face, just like make-up... the difference was it didn't smudge.
A cracking image regardless of the 'smile debate'
she may be iin doubt about it but she is soooo pretty.
I think you're right, the smile looks very false.
I agree the smile 'doesn't reach the eyes' but it's a cracking capture. How you managed to get that lighting so perfect in what must have been difficult conditions I just don't know.
Jo's hit the nail absolutely on the head - big smily mouth, strangely empty eyes. Lady Macbeth greeting her guests. (Oh dear, maybe cruelty is infectious...)
Look folks, if this"Italian mother"is anything like the "Irish mother"at her own son's wedding, her eyes will then reveal it all. Not a surprise to me.
But David, you didn't get back to my comment in your last upload on this wedding...what about that woman in black between the bride and her Dad? Now there's a world of intrigue in her expression!!!!!!!????
Johnny...(continuing to stir it, as usual!)
Stir away, Johnny, stir away.... as for your woman 'in black' I know nothing, absolutely nothing but I'll go and investigate if your curiosity is so intrigued....
and a Happy New Year to you....
Moira and Jo,
those eyes never ever once during the whole day light up and say "so glad you're here....".
... never ever, not even once.
What a series! I've been hooked like everyone else into the unfolding story - and I cannot begin to imagine the relationship there will be between Mama and the new bride .. just makes my knees shudder to think of it.
And yes, interesting to see a face lke this - not one of those what I call "life lines" are called into play in that smile .. two halves of a face completely at odds.
Back again for another look. Try this little experiment - hold a sheet of paper up diagonally against the screen, hiding the face below end of eyebrow to bottom of nose, see how the expression changes.
I dont see any disjoint between her eyes and her smile...no one can know whats going on in her mind anyway..she may have some real troubles going on behind those lovely eyes that have nothing to do with the wedding
I think it is a stunning shot though
I feel that people are reading something into this picture that is not there. The smile and the eyes look fine to me - what I find does catch my eye though are those bright highlights behind her head. Andy
My friends, you can all think what you like but Moira is right..... take a piece of paper, separate the eyes from the mouth and visa versa.... there's no connection.... it's a smile as false and brittle as a piece of toffee apple.... the piece of paper trick is one I used as a Director... and when you get what you've got here you have an actress who isn't feeling deep down what she's been asked to feel. It's as false as Guy Fawke's night in the middle of May.
A wonderful expression or caught here David, but whichever a truly wonderful shot.
Congrats on another HC
It's a cracking image whatever the truth behind it.
"The only point of art is the bit you can't explain" Georges Braque
(maybe not word perfect, but he was speaking in French)
Fantastic image David. Just tried Moira's suggestion and she's right there is no connection between the eyes and the smile. Her eyes have a very preoccupied look almost sad.
love this pic.
Excellent. Great lighting and the unravelling of a tale.
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