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Light of my life

By Mavis
I'd battled hopefully with the last of my Christmas Shopping in terrific wind and rain today. Could hardly stand upright . I dropped into the Tipplers Brook with my parcels and then this brilliant ray of sunshine lit up Wilf as he stood at the bar. Good job I lugged my camera all round Enniskillen in my handbag. Hand held on manual .

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suleesia 16 176 Malaysia
16 Dec 2004 9:40AM
Excellent image, brilliant!
riprap007 16 1.6k 37 England
16 Dec 2004 9:44AM
excellent, great tones, lighting and empathy with the subject, big click
bigtim 16 155
16 Dec 2004 9:46AM
Good - reminds me of "Ice cold in Alex". Perhaps crop a bit more on the R?
Portknockie 16 48 Scotland
16 Dec 2004 9:46AM
Well done.great shot.

Mavis 19 143 2 England
16 Dec 2004 9:52AM
My goodness thank you Su, Riprap,Timand Don . Much appreciated .
Su I read that you like everything in glorious colour and don't think much ofB/W.
Tim I left the extra on the right as I thought it balanced the diagonal better ?
norton 17 2 6 Jersey
16 Dec 2004 10:30AM
Great image...well captured. I bet the pint was'nt Hand Held for long!!! Well done.
16 Dec 2004 10:37AM
Lovely capture, Mavis. I hope you mean your husband's the light of your life, rather than him thinking it of the pint! Click

foggytwo 17 36 1 Scotland
16 Dec 2004 11:11AM
Very well captured Mavis,like the tones and the light.Boy he looks like he`s enjoying that LOL. Well done Mavis. Click.
pjcurran 16 6
16 Dec 2004 11:19AM the lighting and it makes me thirsty
ken j. 17 374
16 Dec 2004 11:25AM
Super shot - so full of character.
sugarbird 17 223 South Africa
16 Dec 2004 11:26AM
Superb Mavis, as i have said before (I think) I really put you in the top ten of people/portrait folk on this site, as well as you other impressive work and thank you for noticing the womans feet in the shot, was an imporant part of the picture, take care and have a wonderful Christmas and New year.
John_Duckett 16 386 2 Norfolk Island
16 Dec 2004 11:38AM
This is a great capture Mavis, love the tones. Nice to see his was brought up proper!!

John_Duckett 16 386 2 Norfolk Island
16 Dec 2004 11:39AM
This is a great capture Mavis, love the tones. Nice to see his was brought up proper!!

stevie 17 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2004 12:15PM
Super capture, Mavis, I really like the light in this. He looks a real character.
muzzeyman 17 293 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2004 12:20PM
This is excellent Mavis. I could see this as an advertisment, it's that good! The lighting has created such an atmospheric shot.
Well taken

P.S I certainly am very happy when shooting weddings. :o) Taking pictures & recording moments in time gives me a real buzz. Thanks,
16 Dec 2004 12:22PM
Wonderful capture, Mavis, and the tones work so well
RichardB 16 328 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2004 12:29PM
Well I think it has all been said already but I wanted to add I find this a beautiful capture too. You have seen and captured the atmosphere so well. When I first saw the thumb I thought 'advert' so I echo what muzzeyman has said above.
mikears 16 89 Canada
16 Dec 2004 12:34PM
Great lighting in this shot!!

He looks happy doesn't he??

Mavis 19 143 2 England
16 Dec 2004 12:37PM
My goodness thank you all so much I will get round to looking at your work in time . I only use one finger and is getting worn down . Big grin . x
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
16 Dec 2004 12:42PM
Absolutely superb Mavis. Sheer quality.

Click! - Mike
shane 16 7 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2004 12:50PM
Excellent photo

Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2004 1:23PM
Nice well captured image Mavis ☼☼☼☼☼

akh Plus
17 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2004 1:35PM
Great natural portrait - very dainty little fingerSmile
ellavr 16 66
16 Dec 2004 1:53PM
What a marvellous portrait, terrific lighting, great tones. Click

jcthomson 16 6
16 Dec 2004 3:00PM
Very good portrait - full of tenderness and warmth. technically it's spot on too. congratulations.
ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2004 4:27PM
Wonderfully well lit and well spotted Mavis, great shot.
paulsteds 16 123 England
16 Dec 2004 4:39PM
Great shot.
magda_indigo 17 418 England
16 Dec 2004 4:41PM
FANTASTIC, Mavis, beautiful light indeed, hihi, click (*:*)
highlander 17 32 Scotland
16 Dec 2004 11:52PM
I am at work Maeve so briefly, a great light and a cracker of a shot. click and on your previous also.
PS I know what was old fashioned about Loch Leven...the boy that took the shot, lol... have a good weekend.
claret 16 49 England
17 Dec 2004 12:35AM
Great capture. Typical pose?
Click Iain
deltafour 16 13
17 Dec 2004 4:22AM
Superb capture Mavis. The light is just perfect. The pinky;made me smile,I think I do that when having a pint.

Stewart. Smile
Mavis 19 143 2 England
17 Dec 2004 4:28AM
Thank you all again. Stewart and all who noticed his finger daintily poised we do have a laugh about that for as soon as he picks up his pint up goes his little finger as if he was having Tea with Queen Victoria ! He says it's to do with his Arthritus ?? Big grin .
starrchild 16 3 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2004 5:07AM
Magical. Love the lighting.
jasonewell 16 34 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2004 5:18AM
Brilliant shot Mavis, great lighting and meaning.
lovelylindax 17 16
17 Dec 2004 7:51AM
Love that lighting on his pint, lol
Linda x
old timer 16 55 1 Scotland
17 Dec 2004 10:03AM
Superb shot, Mavis!

Am in the middle of doing a large commercial website, so won't be around much for a while!
lovelylindax 17 16
17 Dec 2004 10:04AM
Came back for another look at this warm and lovely image. Glad you got to the pub safely Mavis x
Mavis 19 143 2 England
17 Dec 2004 1:20PM
Thank you Dan, Jason, Linda,Jim and Pete !!So nice of you to drop by and give me such favourable comments . Hey guess what I have just had another EC Award Thanks Pete a lovely Christmas Present . Haven't had one since you first started these EC awards . Tickled pink and so is Wilf x
IanA 17 3.0k 12 England
17 Dec 2004 2:09PM
Excellent and congrats on both HC and RC!

Ian (clicked)
Mavis 19 143 2 England
17 Dec 2004 2:12PM
Thanks Ian it was a surprise x
flossie 17 1.6k
17 Dec 2004 3:36PM
Best one you've done of Wilf Mavis, a wonderful shot, what a gentleman ...I love the shaft of light, like a halo.
Mavis 19 143 2 England
17 Dec 2004 8:30PM
Thank you so much Flossie. I hope you are all bearing up . Have you had that holiday yet? Big hugs Happy Christmas x
teddy 16 12 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2004 1:23AM
EXCELLENT portrait in natural light. Well done Ted
jan 1 17 12 Netherlands
18 Dec 2004 3:03AM
Excellent lighted, Mavis. The expression on his face says it all.
cameraman 18 227 1 England
18 Dec 2004 2:54PM
Super shot, Mavis, lovely light well seen.
lyne 17 15
18 Dec 2004 2:56PM
Superb image lovely warm light and great tone to this excellent.lyne
PatriciaWilson 17 617 58 Greece
19 Dec 2004 12:48AM
Love it, especialy the little finger, nice!
19 Dec 2004 2:27AM
Tone, lighting all very special Mavis, wonderful shot.
Ricardo xx
Greyheron 19 282 7 England
19 Dec 2004 12:29PM
I do like to see a man enjoying his vices Mavis....especially in the sunshine ;o)
That camera of yours is never far away....& a good job too, what a capture!!!

Mavis 19 143 2 England
19 Dec 2004 12:31PM
Thanks Mike . I hadn'tused my Camera all morning but went in out of the wind and rain . Put down my parcels and had my usual coffee and brandy and then the sun came out the rest is history .
iscramble 17 90 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2004 6:15AM
What a fantastic shot Mavis! I love it. very well captured.
Mavis 19 143 2 England
20 Dec 2004 8:55AM
Thanks Phil glad you like it . Happy Christmas x
debbiehardy 16 363 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2004 9:35AM
Lovely shot, Mavis - he looks a great guy! Have a wonderful Christmas together...Love from Debbie x
sze4j 17 56 Singapore
31 Dec 2004 4:13AM
lovely glow.....=)
hope u had a great christmas, mavis! =)
Mavis 19 143 2 England
31 Dec 2004 4:20AM
Thank you all again . We had a wonderful Christmas thank you . I'm sure New Year will be even more wonderful . The same to you all xxx
StevenPrice 16 30 2 England
6 Jan 2005 6:52AM
Brilliant image Mavis make me want a pint myself

Mavis 19 143 2 England
6 Jan 2005 9:25AM
Glad you like this one Steve . He's a true Yorkshire man Smile)
covey 16 1.7k Ireland
19 Jan 2005 12:03PM
If Carlsberg did photographs they probably would have done this. Great.

Mavis 19 143 2 England
19 Jan 2005 12:42PM
Thank you T . Glad you like it .Wilf went into The Tipplers Brook today [ the pub where I took this photo] They told him to look behind him and up on the wall and there to his surprise was his 10x8 picture I'd given them . They had had it framed and there is a Guinness advert light shining on it . He was well pleased .
daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2005 1:53PM
Well I had to click it Mavis lol!! Well done, a shot to definitely be proud of :o)

Fran xxx
eddieali1961 17 97 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2005 2:09PM
Love the lighting.
Nice one.
User_Removed 16 825 Lithuania
3 Jul 2005 8:48PM
crackin capture... well done!
patri 17 3 Italy
11 Aug 2005 10:51AM
Wonderful portrait Mavis, should deserve an EC, love evrything, expecially the light in the glass.

Mavis 19 143 2 England
11 Aug 2005 1:00PM
Thankyou so much Patrizia ( Lovely way of spelling it) The light was great that day . Just had to take that photo . x
mint 16 5
22 Aug 2005 3:52AM
Superb shot Mavis. Lovely choice of sepia tone. Makes me want a pint!
Mark Smile
Mavis 19 143 2 England
22 Aug 2005 3:55AM
Thanks Mark,you have to just grab the moment . They have this up on the Pub wall .
tripodted 15 32 1 Northern Ireland
9 Oct 2005 1:25PM
Lovely shot, Mavis. Very well lit. Thank you for your helpful hint on how to add text to my photograghs. It was much appreciated. If you check out my latest upload you can see I have been able to do it. Thank you again.
Hawkgenes 16 10 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2005 11:51AM
Just a lovely natural shot with perfect lighting.

dean 16 65
4 Nov 2005 1:34PM
this photo is an absolute gem, what a posh expression, what with the little finger an' all!
GavMc 15 2 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2005 7:54AM
Wonderful shot! Gav
Nic_WA 16 179 2 Australia
16 Jan 2006 2:29AM
What a wonderful capture. The light, the composition, the expression...all just right.
8 Feb 2006 4:41AM
Great capture!
ChrisOs 16 2 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2006 1:17AM
Cracking picture. He's a very delicate drinker isn't he, with that little finger raised?
Beautiful lighting.
pegan 15 Ireland
11 Feb 2006 4:48AM
hope you bought another pint for the hard working model -smashin' photo
20 Feb 2006 8:56PM
An excellent shot of your Wilf.....Tones, lighting and detail are Fab, Mavis!!!
Congrats on a well-deserved HC and RC!
Suzan Smile
C_Daniels 16 399 10 England
11 Mar 2006 10:03PM
Shows character - reminds me of shots of my dad...
Ferdie 15 7
18 Mar 2006 10:40AM
Awesome light and moment!
rosie42 16 7 Australia
22 Mar 2006 11:08PM
Fabulous candid, Mavis ...

Susie :o)
Chocwendy 15 8 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2006 11:07AM
10 minutes to get here and i'm not surprised..This is Superb!!
Mavis 19 143 2 England
19 Apr 2006 11:20AM
Thank you Wendy , Pleased you like this one even if it took you so long to get there LOL . He's quite poorly and lost a lot of weight . This picture is special . Still manages to go down to the Tipplers 3 times a week but has to have a taxi. Misses his dear friend down there Charlie . xx
marianne 19 30
21 May 2006 7:52AM
Sad news today, Wilf died this morning....I'm going to stay with Mum on Tuesday, we'll all miss this kind and gentle man... XX
plstsn 15 14
9 Jun 2006 2:42AM
Brilliant lighting Mavis. Excellent shot.

clevercloggs Plus
16 251 15 Netherlands
23 Jun 2006 8:11AM
just read that Wilf has died in a different posting. I hope this great photo taken in better days helps you to remember his usual self.
My condolences for the great loss you have suffered. Robert
Slaterm 14 496 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2006 11:54AM
Lovely portrait thoroughly deserves the EC award.
stockys 16 48 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2006 10:57PM
opertune moments are always the best!
KingArthur 14 8 Malta
30 Oct 2006 6:51PM
What a stunning portrait Mavis ..... excellent work!

Mavis 19 143 2 England
30 Oct 2006 10:50PM
Thank you Joe. It is my favourite image of Wilf . Gone but dearly missed xx
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
7 Dec 2006 10:35AM
Mindblowing lighting. Congrats on the HC, Mavis. And I am SO sorry to hear about your loss.

wyatturp 15 2 England
15 Dec 2006 1:03PM
What super work Mavis-------well done

PaulY 14
2 Feb 2007 12:51AM
Great shot. I have a friend that owns an ranch where he makes olive oil products. I'll try to duplicate the look and feel you've achieved in this photo when I go down to photograph my friend. Thanks for the inspiration!
23 Feb 2007 7:58AM
Excellent exposure, love the light Mavis, it gives so much atmosphere, wonderful shot, Adrian
Mavis 19 143 2 England
23 Feb 2007 1:40PM
Hi all,
I'm having a great time at my sister Sally's house. Just been on her computer and see that I've made LOTS of mistakes with myPS work . My computer is MUCH darker than this one and doesn't show so many faults .Must get Laurie to lighten it when I get home xx
wyatturp 15 2 England
19 Apr 2007 2:49PM
So good to look at, its the light

Catpop 14
22 Apr 2007 10:53AM
Good technical shot - expression on his face is great and the light is great. He look's as if he really needs that pint!
sputnki 16 10 Canada
8 May 2007 12:05PM
So nice to see a man enjoying his pint!

10 Jul 2007 3:12PM
Mavis the pinkie makes it for me and for you 100 many congratulations. Great dedication logging the camera around the shops.

All the very best
Mavis 19 143 2 England
10 Jul 2007 5:16PM
Thank you Dougie , for my 100th click . Such a special friend and so sadly missed xx
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2007 9:47PM
Ha, ha, ha...
I didn't realize when you uploaded this one, I only read that you finished your Christmas shopping and thought... well organized, look, here is someone who knows that next Christmas is coming... then I thought, this can't be true... well, anyway, it attracted my attention, so it is worth the click, even if I am very late.
Mavis 19 143 2 England
10 Oct 2007 9:56PM
Thank you Johanna . Who says I'm not organised . Have all the ingredients to make the christmas puddings tomorrow. My sister Sally sent me a yummy recipe "xx
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2007 12:07AM
Ahhhhhhhhh, Christmas puddings.... yes, they need to be done early to get the taste all through till Christmas. Enjoy the baking,
Mari 17 1.8k United Kingdom
26 Nov 2007 10:16AM
It is a truly superb shot Mavis, you must miss him so much. I'm sure he'd be so proud of you though and getting this in the book

Mari xx
Mavis 19 143 2 England
26 Nov 2007 10:24AM
Thanks Mari , Pete asked me for a copy to put in the EPZ book but alas it wasn't chosen so I'm doubly proud it is in PHOTOGRAPHY IRELAND 2008 Smile xx
fentiger 19 920 24 England
17 Dec 2007 7:19AM
It's all been said above Mavis. Brilliant and congrats on the HC.


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