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A fleeting smile

By AnnChown  
I've worked a bit on this one as when it came out of the camera I could barely see the lady as she was so much in the shadow, so with a little help from Lightroom, I've got some detail - I hope! Cienfuegos, Cuba, again, and very much a grab shot.
Thank you all so much for your time, comments, suggestions and mods yesterday on Fishing with grandad! Your suggestions and mods were all very helpful and the comments provided me with lots of smiles!
Thanks for looking and for any comments today! I hope you all have a good week.

Tags: Cuba Landscape and travel Portraits and people Cienfuegos

Voters: chavender, BarryC123, Fefe and 62 more

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BarryC123 9 43 25 Ireland
20 Aug 2012 10:46AM
This was well worth the effort.
Great composition.

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Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 10:49AM
Good work! Great imageGrin
20 Aug 2012 10:50AM
love the composition and her smile is excellent good work

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 10:52AM
Like it... she has an almost resigned look on her face... almost as if they were prison bars... Nice work Ann.
20 Aug 2012 11:14AM
Well spotted Ann, like the composition and the detail,
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
20 Aug 2012 11:16AM
Great observation and so well composed and of course the face in the window is "the icing on the cake". Good processing work too Ann.

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
20 Aug 2012 11:17AM
Love it Ann, the textures and tones are excellent! The bonus is the lady, very good photography.


woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 11:18AM
No wonder she can smile, with a stout wooden door and an iron gate to protect her from marauding photographers!
Well worked and rather attractively composed.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 11:21AM
Fantastic shot, superb textures and tones, very well done.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 11:35AM
great extures .. and arent you the clever one to bring her out...
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 11:40AM
This is excellent Ann.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
20 Aug 2012 11:46AM
A wonderful grab shot, Ann, and very well presented, excellent work. Carol
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
20 Aug 2012 12:40PM
You have lifted the shadow well here Ann.
Super shot.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
20 Aug 2012 12:45PM
Impressed by your work on this. Makes an interesting image and doesn't she manage to look contented with her lot?

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1911 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 1:24PM
I've looked at this a few times. There's a relationship between the lines and the smile, can't put it into words but it's beautiful.
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
20 Aug 2012 1:25PM
A superb shot that certainly tells a story.

Fine work with the photographic techniques.

MalcolmM Plus
12 887 5 Scotland
20 Aug 2012 1:30PM
Fine work. Like the lines, & texture, & face a bonus...
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
20 Aug 2012 1:35PM
looks fabulous...amazing what Lightroom can do SmileSmile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
20 Aug 2012 1:45PM
Good work releasing her expressive face-- she fits in so well in her window on the world!
She's smiling with delight at being in the cool of the house, while you are in the boiling heat of a Cuban street. You've managed yet another fine image from your island trip Ann, well done.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
20 Aug 2012 1:53PM
How nice to get that smile. Smile
Tibetan 5 3 England
20 Aug 2012 2:28PM
Full of atmosphere makes you wonder what she is thinking, nice one like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
20 Aug 2012 2:36PM
well observed and good eye or glimpse contact.
the grotty door is a beauty in itself
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 3:13PM
Interesting candid - well spotted, Ann.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
20 Aug 2012 3:45PM
An enigmatic smile, happy, sad, resigned??? And an excellent composition with the frame within a frame within a frame. Well worth the effort, Ann.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 5:17PM
Well observed Ann, and excellent work.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 5:53PM
You've done well to bring out her smiling face Smile
I hope she has a back door WinkWink
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
20 Aug 2012 6:24PM
Great opportunistic shot Ann, well seen and processed

20 Aug 2012 6:28PM
A great capture Ann, and very well composed seeing as it was no doubt a quick grab shot.

John Smile
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
20 Aug 2012 6:48PM
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
20 Aug 2012 7:27PM
Well observed and excellent processing.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
20 Aug 2012 8:26PM
I think I would find it hard to smile in that situation Ann - excellent candid.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
20 Aug 2012 9:02PM
Ann -- a powerful image.
20 Aug 2012 9:55PM
Wonderful capture and lots of texture Ann
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 9:59PM
Outstanding Ann,
love this one
20 Aug 2012 10:03PM
Glad to make this 50 Ann,excellent capture..Lin
Ray42 10 3 England
21 Aug 2012 7:25AM
A great capture Ann - like Moira - I don't know but there is something in this comp that's very attractive
Well framed indeed, love the expression you did well to capture her, great detail on the doors, works well.

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
21 Aug 2012 12:12PM
Love it! This works beautifully and the editing is wonderfully done.
jdinne 14 16 England
21 Aug 2012 12:42PM
Great work Ann well worth the effort. Great textures and a great composition.

KingBee Plus
11 529 2 Scotland
21 Aug 2012 1:14PM
I'm late as always, but I get there. Wink And in your particular case, I always find the journey very worthwhile.


ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
21 Aug 2012 3:58PM
Very well shot to begin with, Ann, and you've brought out the light so well on the lady's face! I like how she doesn't look unhappy or suspicious about you taking her pic. Rather, she's calmly studying you as study her.

Brilliant candid portraiture Smile

2 Sep 2012 4:47PM
A lovely picture and was worth saving. Excellent image SmileSmile

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