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By MadVillPics
Thanks for all you comments and support. Much appreciated.

This capture was during a walk with a friend using a Sony HX99. As we passed the salon the lights invited me to frame a shot, I noticed the reflection and just as I was about to stop the seated lady glanced my way - I pressed the shutter button and this is the result with mono conversion and tonal adjustment in Lightroom.
I spoke with the women in the salon and asked if they were Ok with the shot and they said that they were so here it is. I hope that you like it

Tags: Reflections Monochrome Black and white Women Salon hairdresser Portraits and people

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Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
11 Feb 2020 10:41AM
Good one!
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
11 Feb 2020 10:47AM
A quite arresting image , fortunate timing
adagio Plus
3 3 2 England
11 Feb 2020 12:12PM
Nice one, works well!!

11 Feb 2020 12:37PM
great shot, beautiful postwork .. and it holds the viewer..
Tramper 13 3 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2020 12:49PM
Nice shot and well timed.
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2020 6:27PM
Very good!
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2020 10:11PM
Wonderful. My sort of picture.
11 Feb 2020 10:57PM
I hope you don't mind me making a suggestion, but I think going for a landscape format might make it stronger. It leaves you with the lady in the chair and the hands. Everything above the point where the blond hair touches the dark blouse (of the hairdresser) is a bit redundant imo, and weakens the real strength of the photo: that lady's gaze.
The problem of my own suggestion are the flowers. Keeping them in would mean you would have to go for a square format. Leaving them out, might mean you would have to do a bit of cloning in post processing. I would probably leave them out, but then I'm not a big flower lover Smile
Every once in a blue moon a shot like this occurs and when it does itís usually brilliant, in this case
If you look at the composition all be it already in situ there is a poignancy about the lady in the chair perhaps trying to recreate her youth.

bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
14 Feb 2020 8:22AM
great capture
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2020 5:51PM
Excellent image and subject... made me smile...
Isabel GrinGrin
15 Feb 2020 8:30AM
An intriguing image and very nicely composed and excellent black and white.

Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
18 Feb 2020 10:19AM


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