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SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
27 Dec 2008 11:25AM
She has a beautiful face. What structure! To me she looks genuinely happy, but then I don't know her as perhaps you do.
Another excellent image.

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kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2008 11:32AM
hmm.... i dunno... her smile doesn't seem to quite reach her eyes IMO Smile
david deveson 14 62 2 Italy
27 Dec 2008 11:54AM
Hi Kitsch, I think I know and I agree with you.... it was a fixed smile she put on her face, just like make-up... the difference was it didn't smudge.
mr g 13 403 3 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2008 12:33PM
A cracking image regardless of the 'smile debate'

27 Dec 2008 1:20PM
Gorgeous shot.
User_Removed 12 7 8 Netherlands
27 Dec 2008 1:24PM
she may be iin doubt about it but she is soooo pretty.
jenquest 15 561 1 Tokelau
27 Dec 2008 3:24PM
I think you're right, the smile looks very false.
old timer 14 55 1 Scotland
27 Dec 2008 3:34PM
I agree the smile 'doesn't reach the eyes' but it's a cracking capture. How you managed to get that lighting so perfect in what must have been difficult conditions I just don't know.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2008 4:03PM
Jo's hit the nail absolutely on the head - big smily mouth, strangely empty eyes. Lady Macbeth greeting her guests. (Oh dear, maybe cruelty is infectious...)
jkcuddihy 13 72 1 Ireland
27 Dec 2008 5:30PM
Look folks, if this"Italian mother"is anything like the "Irish mother"at her own son's wedding, her eyes will then reveal it all. Not a surprise to me.
But David, you didn't get back to my comment in your last upload on this wedding...what about that woman in black between the bride and her Dad? Now there's a world of intrigue in her expression!!!!!!!????
Johnny...(continuing to stir it, as usual!)
david deveson 14 62 2 Italy
27 Dec 2008 5:35PM
Stir away, Johnny, stir away.... as for your woman 'in black' I know nothing, absolutely nothing but I'll go and investigate if your curiosity is so intrigued....
and a Happy New Year to you....
david deveson 14 62 2 Italy
27 Dec 2008 5:37PM
Moira and Jo,
those eyes never ever once during the whole day light up and say "so glad you're here....".
... never ever, not even once.
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
27 Dec 2008 7:06PM
What a series! I've been hooked like everyone else into the unfolding story - and I cannot begin to imagine the relationship there will be between Mama and the new bride .. just makes my knees shudder to think of it.

And yes, interesting to see a face lke this - not one of those what I call "life lines" are called into play in that smile .. two halves of a face completely at odds.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2008 7:34PM
Back again for another look. Try this little experiment - hold a sheet of paper up diagonally against the screen, hiding the face below end of eyebrow to bottom of nose, see how the expression changes.
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
28 Dec 2008 12:48AM
I dont see any disjoint between her eyes and her one can know whats going on in her mind anyway..she may have some real troubles going on behind those lovely eyes that have nothing to do with the wedding

I think it is a stunning shot though

petixa 13 Spain
28 Dec 2008 4:26PM
DOGSBODY 9 1.4k 30 England
28 Dec 2008 5:21PM
I feel that people are reading something into this picture that is not there. The smile and the eyes look fine to me - what I find does catch my eye though are those bright highlights behind her head. Andy
david deveson 14 62 2 Italy
28 Dec 2008 8:29PM
My friends, you can all think what you like but Moira is right..... take a piece of paper, separate the eyes from the mouth and visa versa.... there's no connection.... it's a smile as false and brittle as a piece of toffee apple.... the piece of paper trick is one I used as a Director... and when you get what you've got here you have an actress who isn't feeling deep down what she's been asked to feel. It's as false as Guy Fawke's night in the middle of May.
LesF 11 182 9
4 Jan 2009 9:16AM
A wonderful expression or caught here David, but whichever a truly wonderful shot.
Congrats on another HC

ChrisOs Plus
13 2 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2009 4:11PM
It's a cracking image whatever the truth behind it.
"The only point of art is the bit you can't explain" Georges Braque
(maybe not word perfect, but he was speaking in French)
14 Jan 2009 1:02PM
Fantastic image David. Just tried Moira's suggestion and she's right there is no connection between the eyes and the smile. Her eyes have a very preoccupied look almost sad.
paulett 8 19 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2009 3:50PM
love this pic.
HowardA 11 231
13 Sep 2009 11:05PM
Excellent. Great lighting and the unravelling of a tale.

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