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New Pink Shoes

By AlleyCatz
Good afternoon folks....and the sun is out!

This is Dorothy or "Dot" as we call her....She is the Mum of a good friend of mine. I called around to see them today and had to grab a shot of Dot in those pink shoes! Dot will be eighty two next month....and what a charactor she is.She lives in a flat and gets all about town. She is really keen on bright colours and loves jewellery....and of course the finishing touch.... shoes! She even owns a pair of black leather trousers! I hope if I get to her age I am doing as well.

Taken just using window light.

Bet DaveU would like those pink shoes! Wink

Thanks for stopping by

C&C welcome


Tags: New Pink Shoes Dorothy Portraits and people Eighty two

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23 Jul 2008 5:46PM
Outstanding wonderful portrait.. love it


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ArtRat 11 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2008 5:47PM
What a cracking portrait - love it
imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2008 5:48PM
What a wonderful character study, she looks a lovely young thing, and great shoesSmile lol
sketch 11 1.5k United Kingdom
23 Jul 2008 5:48PM
lol love it, what a game old bird she is ha ha
nice processing too

sarah x
Wooly 12 112 4 England
23 Jul 2008 5:49PM
Top quality work Alison.

Alan x
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3863 Canada
23 Jul 2008 5:49PM
Fantastic, - I love it!

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
23 Jul 2008 5:53PM
Shoes, reminds me of Dorothy of OZ-- What an image, Pretty fancy lady!
je nnnn
JouŠo 13 56 Finland
23 Jul 2008 5:54PM
HIGH quality, Alison!

Afternoon??? It´s 8 PM! Wink

And too damn hot here Sad

Briwooly 12 452 5 England
23 Jul 2008 5:55PM
Excellent Alison and congratulations on the article in the telegraph great pic in that to Smile Wink

colin 13 697 5 Scotland
23 Jul 2008 6:09PM
Brilliant portrait! She look a right character.
Paree 13 616 3
23 Jul 2008 6:24PM
what a fantastic picture
and what a fantastic lady,
those shoes wooow

she looks and sounds like a lovely lady
just the sort i would love to be friends with,

i suppose she is what we all hope to be like at her age,
but the reality is of cause we wont be

we will get old fashioned and miserable

good for you Dot, and pleeeease don't ever change,

what does she think of being on the Internet.
User_Removed 10 172 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2008 6:25PM
Excellent work

23 Jul 2008 6:33PM
This is fantastic, love the colours, the composition, the old lady and those shoes - well what can I say, they're fab....!!! Well done to her for wearing them, and well done to you for capturing her. Can we please see a pictue of her with the leather cecks. Tracey Smile
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
23 Jul 2008 6:44PM
Thanks everyone much appreciated....I am sure Dot will be thrilled....she loved being photographed today...and was telling me all about the outfits and jewellery she wants me to photograph her in when I next visit her.

Quote: Can we please see a pictue of her with the leather cecks

You sure can....there next on the list!

Cormy 10 3 England
23 Jul 2008 6:46PM
This is an outstanding piece of work Alley.
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
23 Jul 2008 6:48PM
Gosh what lovely shoes Alley Wink
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2008 6:51PM
Great portrait of a super lady who must be forever young.
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
23 Jul 2008 6:54PM
Now that I like !!!
I have given this my special award Alison because you have captured the very essence of this beautiful Lady with her matching clothes & great jewellery.She has a wonderful face..I do hope you got some close ups of her.
Very well processed,one I would have liked to have taken...wicked shoes !!!!!!
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
23 Jul 2008 6:54PM
Love this. The soft colours, the subtle processing, the pride and the pose. What a character she must be.
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
23 Jul 2008 6:59PM
Thanks again folks....mucho appreciated Smile

She is a real character.....and I say "Go Girl"

Thanks Janet for your UA means alot Smile

Dave what size shoe are you?

POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2008 7:03PM
Blinkin brilliant! hope it gets the reward it deserves Alley.

DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
23 Jul 2008 7:06PM
Size 8 Alley .... quite demure me.

But as Old Granny U was always fond of saying "Small feet, big brain" Wink

Crikey .... it's sherry time .... toodle-pip Smile
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
23 Jul 2008 7:08PM
The saying I used to hear from being very young was "Never trust a man with small feet!"


Ok Dave... I accept the large brain theory Wink

MNPHOTO 9 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2008 7:27PM
yeah fab imaGE great lady just right wear what she likes she seems lkike a great characrter to know hope im like that at that age
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
23 Jul 2008 7:30PM
Fashion statement, superb ! Alison. Ron.
LesF 11 182 9
23 Jul 2008 7:57PM
Well captured this Alley, like it lots

DaveGu 11 1 1 England
23 Jul 2008 8:00PM
Brilliant, love the processing.

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
23 Jul 2008 8:06PM
What agreat lady and so colourful.Love the tones and processing.Great stuff Alley.
wyatturp 12 2 England
23 Jul 2008 8:25PM
Dave u in pink shoes thats a picture, well done on this oneSmile

zed 13 551 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2008 8:29PM
Excellent work, great shoes.

NevP 12 853 13 Canada
23 Jul 2008 9:35PM
Completely fabulous.
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
23 Jul 2008 9:38PM
she sat very still for you, thats for sure... Smile
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2008 9:44PM
blimey, thats good.....straight in my favourites alley, and deserves all the plaudits it will get

...but now i have an image in my head of DaveU in those shoes..HELLLP!!

kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2008 10:04PM
superb!!!! love this Smile
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
23 Jul 2008 10:35PM
Thanks for your time....always appreciated Smile

Hope you enjoyed ALL your fino's Dave

Quote: but now i have an image in my head of DaveU in those shoes..HELLLP!!

...Sorry Phil....pour yourself a large vino it will help fade that thought Wink

User_Removed 10 485 13 England
23 Jul 2008 10:57PM
you are without doubt one of my favourite photographers on here, it really is a joy to view your work

johnjrp 14 432 5 Australia
24 Jul 2008 5:14AM
Very nice. John
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
24 Jul 2008 7:42AM
Don't forget the leather trousers too Wink
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
24 Jul 2008 8:29AM
Dave....I promise I wont forget the leather trousers! Wink

Thanks everyone for your time,clicks and comments Smile

...And Thanks Jo for your UA means alot Smile

John_Horner 12 12 2 England
24 Jul 2008 9:57AM
What a lovely elegant Lady. The image is superb and you are to be applauded for this capture.
She has such an interesting face and I bet she has so many stories of intrigue to tell.
I love the HDR finish to this.
Very well done.
24 Jul 2008 12:17PM
just my age 60 do not do one wooly ace capture
24 Jul 2008 12:40PM
Brilliant work, and well-deserving of awards from two excellent photographers. The HDR is more called for here than HRT!
Smile Lucy
VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2008 2:21PM
Another fine image Alley - you're on a roll at the moment. Keep 'em coming.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
24 Jul 2008 3:22PM
This is an absolutely delightful image - great pof,superb processing .
Sounds like a great lady -will look out for more.
Just had to put my User Award on this - brilliant.
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
24 Jul 2008 4:03PM
Thanks again all....always appreciate your time.

Thanks Ange and Brian for your UA's...they do mean alot...and I am very pleased to be given them Smile

JONTHELENS 11 34 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2008 8:27PM
very nice work.
shortski 12 3 1 England
24 Jul 2008 10:15PM
A big pink heart for Dot and You - this is SUPERB....jojo
bayliner185 11 16 1 Northern Ireland
24 Jul 2008 10:58PM
Great shot, the Photomatix style works very well and adds a extra level of interest.

Milla 10 7 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 5:39AM
Oh wow, so excellent! Love this to the bits, everything works so well here. Great expression, great shot, great processing. Well deserves all these awards.
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
25 Jul 2008 6:00AM
a cracker ,Alley
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
25 Jul 2008 7:54AM
Thanks you all Smile

....and Thanks Jojo...for your UA...means alot....
Dot will be very pleased when she finds out that her pic got 5 UA's

I am very pleased also Smile

chris-p Plus
12 67 England
25 Jul 2008 8:34AM
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 3:59PM
Did Pete not see this?
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
25 Jul 2008 4:36PM
Thanks Chris and Poochie.....

and Thanks for your UA does mean alot to me and I am very plased about it.

Quote: Did Pete not see this?

He did Poochie and gave me a click Smile

Sezz 13 617 15 England
26 Jul 2008 7:39PM
Superb image Alley, so well deserving of all the awards Smile

Sarah *
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
27 Jul 2008 6:41PM
Thanks Sarah Smile

AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
30 Jul 2008 7:54AM
Thanks Alan (Cormy) for your UA....Means alot Smile

CliveA 12 5 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 2:47PM
A stunning composition Ally; worthy of a place in the National Portrait Gallery ( BP Awards ) Deserves a bit more cred here too !
Humbly yours
davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 4:17PM
Terrific work, Alley; one of your best. Remind me to cancel the next mini-meet with DaveU if he's going to turn up in this footwear.
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
30 Jul 2008 5:33PM
Thanks Clive and Dave...

Dave: If you go on a mini-meet with Dave and he turns up in heels please let me know asap, as I want to be first to take the photo's!

Clive: Thanks so much for your UA, it does mean alot to me Smile

youngwooly 10 1 England
2 Aug 2008 10:34AM
Full of character: Image and subject...Brill...
PLCimagery 11 77 1 England
4 Aug 2008 8:54AM
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
4 Aug 2008 9:24AM

Quote:When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Jenny Joseph

This is a perfect illustration for the poem - - perhaps you should contact the publishers Smile

Fran x
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
4 Aug 2008 9:49AM
Thanks Mark,Pete and Fran.

Hey Fran...a very good friend of mine bought me a book all about that poem.....dont know what she was trying to say to me!

CrownJoolz 11 7 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2008 9:52AM
FANTASTIC! The expression that's challenging with a touch of humour... and then the eye travels down to those awful shoes. It's brilliant. What a character and what a superb portrait. This is fantastic photography.
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
8 Aug 2008 6:38PM
Thanks again folks....much appreciated.

...And thanks Iain for your UA....Means alot Smile

lostintime 10 13 5 Germany
9 Aug 2008 6:04PM
Brilliant image, love the pose and the tones and light are just wonderful.
BrianSS 11 400 39 England
9 Aug 2008 6:11PM
What a truly fantastic image ! ! !

I think it's superb.
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
9 Aug 2008 6:14PM
Thanks Alex & Brain....much appreciated Smile

Thanks so very much for your UA means alot and very pleased to receive it.

SueTurner 13 81 3 England
9 Aug 2008 9:51PM
deserves all the awards and more it has been given - so original
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
11 Aug 2008 8:34AM
absolutely fantastic

pmorgan 11 217 13 England
22 Aug 2008 8:07PM
If I hadn't already given it, this would have got my award too!

AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
24 Aug 2008 7:00PM
Thanks sue & Dianna.

Thanks Paul....thats a great compliament indeed Smile

uggyy 12 2.1k 9 Scotland
28 Aug 2008 5:13PM
well well worked and love the use of the lens
Tom_Charles 13 279
2 Sep 2008 5:58PM
Amazing shot, Alley. Your observation skills are fantastic! Love this image and the account to go with it! If I had awards to give out, you'd receive one for this!

AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
2 Sep 2008 10:01PM
Thanks Tommy & Tom....much appreciated Smile

Andrew_Hurley 12 71 73 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 10:05PM
Do her toes go right to the end of those shoes!

A cracking photo of a fun lady!
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2008 8:47AM
Our granny also has the book with "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple" that Fran has quoted. This certainly fits that poem well.
Fantastic shot Very well deserving of all these awards
Well done. I hope she was delighted with it too.
JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 2:22PM
Lovely character shot.

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