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We've taken some time off again, and had planned another day of hiking today, but woke up to 37F and blustering north winds and didn't feel like going out.

Some of you probably recognize this lady.

Thanks for looking,

Anne

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot G12
Lens:6.1-30.5 mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 May 2012 - 12:01 PM
Focal Length:13.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:125
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Isn't This Grand
Username:AnneWorner AnneWorner
Uploaded:10 Dec 2012 - 9:47 PM
Tags:Black & white, General, Portraits / people
Votes:56
Voters:Badgerfred · Chant57 · MattB1987 · CharlieW7 · lonely_oryx · Speckled_Coast · RysiekJan · EAS · AnnChown · morpheus1955 · maggietear · rontear · Digby · gwynn56 · scrimmy · taggart · joolsb · CarolG · nonur · Herge88 · DaveU · annettep38 · fentiger · NaturesHaven · Philip_H · mrswoolybill · woolybill1 · Tibetan · Alan_Baseley · mex · Pete · Hop-A-Long · orygenes · SlowSong · Joline · Viewpoint · derekhansen · MalcolmM · TrevBatWCC · Paul Morgan · lifesnapper · Richsr · abeeror2 · gajewski · frz67 · Mrserenesunrise · dawnmichelle · Mike_Smith · brownsilent · paulb20 · pascalg · lawrenceburrow · MarkScheider · Tigger1 · wap69 · costas ·
Views:171
Unique Views:87

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lonely_oryx
10 Dec 2012 - 10:10 PM

Great character study

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 10:23 PM

Sucha a characterful face, nice smile and boy but does she know how to hold a teacup! Grin

Ann

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 10:26 PM

A wonderful face - full of character - love Ann's comment!
Ann

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maggietear
10 Dec 2012 - 11:16 PM

I also love the face, so many years and stories of life within it! I took pictures oy mum when she was about 95, before she lost her health and I just loved the way they turned out especially in mono. I think older faces have that extra quality about them.
Maggie

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rontear
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10 Dec 2012 - 11:19 PM

Dignified image Anne, mono sets the scene.
Ron.

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scrimmy
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11 Dec 2012 - 1:31 AM

it most certainly is

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 2:08 AM

This is especially nice-- gonna be a great keapsake!

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8184 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 6:11 AM

A wonderful capture, Anne, and the perfect title to match it Smile Carol

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 6:17 AM

A great portrait!

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 7:55 AM

What a great portrait!

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 7:58 AM

A really charming and well timed character study and a fine example of how to hold the cup. Smile

Albert

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8660 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1182 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 8:45 AM

Solveig? It's always good to welcome back an old friend.
Communication without direct eye contact... I sense a lady who likes to be very precisely in command of the situation and is very slightly humouring you and your odd obsession...
Moira

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mrswoolybill
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11 Dec 2012 - 9:51 AM

The UA is partly for the fact that this breaks the rule that I most enjoy seeing broken, the one about not having people on the edge of the frame looking out. As someone bleated on one of my uploads a while ago 'We don't know what they are looking at'. Precisely!
Oh and it's also for those fingers. And the mirror for balance...

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
11 Dec 2012 - 9:57 AM


Quote: The UA is partly for the fact that this breaks the rule that I most enjoy seeing broken, the one about not having people on the edge of the frame looking out. As someone bleated on one of my uploads a while ago 'We don't know what they are looking at'. Precisely!
Oh and it's also for those fingers. And the mirror for balance...

My award is for the self same reason, good luck to you! regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Hop-A-Long
11 Dec 2012 - 11:01 AM

Lovely portrait with an interesting composition. It makes me wonder who she is with. The pose is fantastic adding to that wonderment.

Andy

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64969 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 11:42 AM

What a totally gorgeous lady, and so refined. Wonderful composition and and setting.
x

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Joline
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11 Dec 2012 - 12:30 PM

I love this....she is so special.

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner Plus Member 7620 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 2:41 PM

Good morning! We woke up to -3C today - not all that common in this part of the world - I was outside for a bit and must admit it is rather brisk.

Thanks to those who have stopped by. Special thanks to Moira, Chris and Leon for your UA's Smile
Yes, Moira it is Solveig.

Anne

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AnneWorner
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11 Dec 2012 - 3:19 PM

Thank you Joline for your User Award Smile

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 3:24 PM

What a remarkable looking lady, full of joy, and what a super portrait of her too, Anne Smile
Trev Smile

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lifesnapper
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11 Dec 2012 - 5:45 PM

A great character image Anne, nicely composed and perfect for Mono.

John Smile

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Richsr
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11 Dec 2012 - 6:55 PM

An interesting look character Anne, good mono conversion for this too
Regards Richard

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gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 9:15 PM

Anne, I waited until now because I wanted to give this a UA but the website thinks I don't have one to give until tomorrow. ???

Anyway -- consider this awarded.
This image has so much going for it. First of all -- the perfect composition and your excellent B&W tonalities. Your subject is precious. I love her pearls, her smile and, of course, that pinkie that indicates a "proper tea drinking lady."

A GREAT shot.
-=\Walter

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frz67
frz67  5 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 9:54 PM

an enigmatic smile and an excellent conversion

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12 Dec 2012 - 8:15 AM

PS Forgot to mention - I recognise your mother because whenever I see her I start humming Greig...

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dawnmichelle
12 Dec 2012 - 2:16 PM

beautiful with such grace about her

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner Plus Member 7620 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2012 - 5:56 PM

Thanks to all who have stopped by Smile

//P:

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13 Dec 2012 - 9:26 AM

A fascinating face, great lady!
Johanna

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16 Dec 2012 - 5:39 AM

seen on fb too Smile

prefer large : great portrait

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