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The Heat of the day

By Alan_Coles
In the hot afternoon of last week's SVR 40's weekend found this woman sat quietly under canvas reading a book away from the main area - although it was a little shaded where she was the book was lit from the sun and reflecting back onto her which helped get some good detail - hope you like it as it was one of my faves.

Tags: General Svr Sa Portraits and people

Voters: dmhuynh72, dven, Adderwatcher and 18 more

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dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2010 6:40AM
I really like this Al, nice and natural looking image with that lovely soft natural light. You can really see the woman is really concentrating on reading her book and not posing for the camera which makes it bit more special.

Image deserves more attention.

Have a great weekend

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Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2010 6:51AM
An excellent natural portrait! Well taken.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2010 7:58AM
great comp with cracking dof wonderful light and detail a real beauty like this a lot Wink
8 10 10 England
3 Jul 2010 8:35AM
Well spotted - this could be an image from a 1940's war film.
The reflector has worked a treat here, a lovely eye catch light.

cassiecat 9 39 46 England
3 Jul 2010 9:26AM
was expecting this one yesterday, agree with yung's and dougies comments. lesley
Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
3 Jul 2010 9:53AM

Quote:Was expecting this one yesterday, agree with yung's and dougies comments. lesley

You know me I like a bit of fun of a friday.....thought the doggie fitted the bill Wink
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2010 10:00AM
excellent exposure superb picture
3 Jul 2010 11:44AM
Excellent comp.
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9 23 16 Canada
3 Jul 2010 1:48PM
Her book worked perfect for the light and the canvas makes for such a clean b/g. What a lovely shot and so natural........Sandy
PeterDSmith 9 13 46 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2010 8:19PM
I think this is a very good candid photograph of the woman reading. Mind you, if it were a portrait, I would have expected you to remove the clutter on the table in front of her before taking her photograph. Nevertheless, I would like to suggest that, perhaps, you should have taken the photograph from a viewpoint a little lower and a little more to the left?
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
3 Jul 2010 8:38PM
lovely and natural, nice one. ant.
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
3 Jul 2010 9:06PM
cheers for comment, the place was st mary church pencoed. i wonder if you have tried some of your shots in mono, i always prefur colour but your sort of images may suit it. ant.

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