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Granny says Relax

By Ayelet_A
Grandma's back!
And in comparison to yesterday's image she's all smiles Smile

I think my grandmother is certainly the strong noble woman I hoped to portray in yesterday's image, but most of the time she is simply this dear warm person you're seeing in this image. She's actually rather camera shy, but there's no chance she'll say "no" to her granddaughter Tongue

I'll appreciate you comments on this one plz.

Have a great week!

Tags: Portraits and people

Voters: helenlinda, polly470, maroondah and 31 more

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maroondah 14 239 1 Australia
21 Feb 2010 9:57PM
Images like these are what life and memories are all about. Beautifully done.

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21 Feb 2010 10:00PM
love the tones and the diffuse light, but the window seems to grab my attention more than the old lady and the table set... still, nice, really nice.
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 10:00PM
Beautiful shot Ayelet; a great contrast between the wild weather through the window and the cosy setting with the candles, wooden table and wine. And a warm smile from your gradmother portraying the affection between you
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 10:06PM
I love her. I love everything here. Warm and glowing.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 10:28PM
beautifully captured

DP_Imagery 13 24 6 Wales
21 Feb 2010 10:36PM
Again you have chosen your composition beautifully. A fine and charming study.

metro074 8 8 Australia
21 Feb 2010 11:22PM
A beautifuly lit composition. Love the setting. Well done
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
21 Feb 2010 11:55PM
Thats better a happy smiley face much prefer this one. - gary
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Feb 2010 5:56AM
A lovely image, Ayelet, good light. Carol
22 Feb 2010 1:11PM
great shot with the use of natual light
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
22 Feb 2010 1:46PM
A lovely comp Ayelet,
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
22 Feb 2010 5:11PM
the setting looks warm and inviting, think it would suit a square crop.lesley
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2010 6:25PM
Oh yes, a very different image from yesterday's with all the eye contact and warmth you could want. An interesting comparison, well done.

ellenib 14 1 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2010 6:47PM
Look like your heart had been out to take pictures again you certainly know how to put the warmth into an image.

Roly 10 Wales
22 Feb 2010 9:43PM
Super well composed portrait Ayelet.One for the wall I reckon.
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
23 Feb 2010 1:00AM
Beautifully done
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
23 Feb 2010 2:05PM
excellent Buddie
superb candid image ayelet.ray
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 8:38PM
The love you and your grandmother feel for each other is so obvious in this shot.

The focus looks a bit soft but I think that actually enhances the photograph, especially in the appearance of the candle flames. The composition seems a bit odd to me, though. Shooting portrait means that your grandmother is leaning in from outside the frame and the left-most candle is hard against the other side. It also puts a lot of bright window in the photograph, which draws a lot of attention. Was there any reason you didn't go for a landscape orientation? That would seem more natural, as long as it didn't bring anything unwanted into the image.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
24 Feb 2010 11:27PM
Hi Ayelet,
Thank you for your most appreciated comments on the Macaque series. Japan was fascinting and an experience ! Ryokan's and fish !
A time of our lives, many thanks for giving us an earlier insight.
Ayelet_A 9 11 3 Israel
27 Feb 2010 11:17PM
Thanks everyone, I'm sure grandma would be delighted for such responses Smile

Dave, thanks for the critique. I usually prefer to shoot in portrait crop, can't really explain why I find it more appealing usually in the composition than landscape crop.
In this specific image the subject wasn't necessarily a portrait of my grandmother but more of the entire room and atmosphere. I felt she has a strong enough personality to shine through even if not placed in the center of the image. I also really liked the window, with the wooden frame and delicate drapes. The light was the crucial choice I think for me to choose this orientation, and I felt the image was better illuminated using this crop.
If I'm not mistaken (it was almost a year ago) the room was rather small and a nasty fridge was placed on the left which would have shown on a landscape orientation.
After all this being said, both you and Lesley commented on the portrait orientation, so maybe it was just a personal preference, and not necessarily the right one Wink

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