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By AHoughton
Photo of a young lady in the foreground with a young man looking on in the background.

Tags: People Closeup Looking on Portraits and people

Voters: troberts, iansamuel, Rob_p and 8 more

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KatieR 17 6.2k 6
5 Nov 2006 6:36PM
Great composition and excellent lighting.
Although he's probably a bit peeved at being in the background, she looks great - you have really brought her eyes out well in this image.
Imagine even the idea of an image like this in the 1950's - woman at the front? scandalous!
AHoughton 14 12
5 Nov 2006 6:49PM
Thanks for the lovely comment. What an interesting observation about the 1950's and the changing attitudes.

Actually..if the truth be known.. I think he was a bit peeved because I wanted him out of focus...he hadn't really grasped hold of the idea that I was after stock photos.
KatieR 17 6.2k 6
5 Nov 2006 6:57PM
Ah ha! thought so! lol!

I said that because I recently read a terrifying article from a 1950's magazine about "how to be a good housewife". It really was appalling ... "remember that your topics of conversation are not as important as his". We laughed, but then we can today.

It made me think. A lot. And it made me very thankful for the effort of my female predecessors.

Equality - as far as is practicable - is the way forward.

Except here ... *sniggers*

AHoughton 14 12
5 Nov 2006 7:04PM
Reminds me of a quotation...

"I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. "
-- Mohandas Gandhi
User_Removed 16 4.3k 2 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2006 9:44PM
Very effective use of DOF.
Works well as an image.
pennyspike 17 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2006 10:00AM
An interesting crop and the dof works. His pose is very appropriate. For me it gives the sense of a mirror check glance before going out and he's getting a bit fed up waiting.
iansamuel 17 271 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2006 11:24PM
This works really well, brings a new dimension to a portrait.
CecilyC 15
12 Nov 2006 8:46AM
wonderful capture; love the expression on her face! nice one!


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