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Hi everyone,
Long time no upload --- well it is so long since I have been on EPZ that everything has changed on here, and how, what a difference.
Where have I been I hear you ask, well I got a tiny bit tired of photography and needed a break, plus I sold our old house and have moved to a new area, not too far away but no longer in the middle of nowhere and we love it.Smile
It was quite a traumatic time, as any move is, but we have been settled for nearly 3 months now and I thought it about time I put something onto EPZ again.
I took this photo last year of a friends daughter, she really didn't want her photo taken, probably because she knew I didn't know how to take portraits too well, but in the end I was reasonably pleased with this one shot.
We are quite busy with the garden so I won't be around too much, but I will try and look in on you some time soon.
Hope you are all well.
Nettles x

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony A700
Lens:Minolta 50mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Apr 2010 - 10:50 AM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.7
Aperture:f/1.7
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:The look
Username:Nettles Nettles
Uploaded:14 Aug 2011 - 5:36 PM
Tags:Black and white, Girl, Portrait, Portraits / people
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gingerdelight
14 Aug 2011 - 5:44 PM

Well look who it is!! How are you? So good to see you again, welcome back!
This is a beautiful mono portrait, and I bet your friend's daughter is delighted with it!
Carol

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
14 Aug 2011 - 6:01 PM

Well done with this portrait, to move is a big change for most of us. Depending how long time it was since the last move. I hope that you are enjoying the new environment

Peter

andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 6:34 PM

great to see you back and back with a stunning capture top shot Wink
andy

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom951 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 6:44 PM

Welcome back - you see, everybody comes back eventually. And congratulations on the move accomplished, now relax!
A break, a rest is often good. This is a very thoughtful portrait, a gentle angle, sympathetic processing. Someone is bound to ask for sharper focus on the eyes but I like the rather dreamy softness.
Don't wait so long before uploading again...
Moira

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 6:52 PM

A beautiful portrait to return with, Annette, hope we'll be seeing more of your images now Smile Carol

dathersmith
14 Aug 2011 - 6:57 PM

Nice one, good to see you back.

Darren.

Richard_OSullivan

Great portrait
But I'm afraid moving house is no excuse for not taking photos Tongue your camera should be wrapped round our neck like another limb.
anyway we shall let you off now your back as we want to see more great images like this one Smile

Rick

franken
franken e2 Member 113024 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 7:07 PM

A lovely portrait and welcome back.


Ken

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 7:30 PM

So glad to welcome you back, Annette. I'm sure the stresses of life will leave you alone for a while; you deserve that reduction in blood pressure.

Sharpness in portraiture is much over-rated, I feel, especially in black and white. Why else would the great and good have invested in soft-focus filters, I ask you? A sine qua non for female portraits. I merely opine that the focus is very slightly too far forward, on the hair rather than the eyes; but it's a damn' close-run thing Smile
Regards
Bill

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 8:31 PM

So good, seeing you back again and glad that the house sale and move all worked out well. Very nice portrait too. Works well in B&W and the eyes are lovely.

Ann

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 8:52 PM

Really like this soft gentle image - mono suits it well - glad your move has gone well, and its good to see you back again Smile
Helen

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 11:08 PM

Good to see you back! A very pleasant soft focus portrait.

Albert

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 11:17 PM

Nice to see you have returned from the wilderness Annette !!
Yes,the soft focus works well here I reckon.
Good shot.
Mick.

barmymarny
15 Aug 2011 - 12:27 PM

Welcome back from me too Wink
Lovely capture Annette.

Marilyn x

Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
16 Aug 2011 - 5:41 AM

Very nice portrait image....great work.Grin

JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53509 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2011 - 9:04 PM

Lovely, she should like this loads.

1881
1881  2 India
8 May 2012 - 7:32 PM

Well looked photograph.
SANJEEV

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