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Hi everyone,
Long time no upload --- well it is so long since I have been on EPZ that everything has changed on here, and how, what a difference.
Where have I been I hear you ask, well I got a tiny bit tired of photography and needed a break, plus I sold our old house and have moved to a new area, not too far away but no longer in the middle of nowhere and we love it.Smile
It was quite a traumatic time, as any move is, but we have been settled for nearly 3 months now and I thought it about time I put something onto EPZ again.
I took this photo last year of a friends daughter, she really didn't want her photo taken, probably because she knew I didn't know how to take portraits too well, but in the end I was reasonably pleased with this one shot.
We are quite busy with the garden so I won't be around too much, but I will try and look in on you some time soon.
Hope you are all well.
Nettles x

Camera:Sony A700
Lens:Minolta 50mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Apr 2010 - 10:50 AM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.7
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:The look
Username:Nettles Nettles
Uploaded:14 Aug 2011 - 5:36 PM
Tags:Black and white, Girl, Portrait, Portraits / people
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14 Aug 2011 - 5:44 PM

Well look who it is!! How are you? So good to see you again, welcome back!
This is a beautiful mono portrait, and I bet your friend's daughter is delighted with it!


Well done with this portrait, to move is a big change for most of us. Depending how long time it was since the last move. I hope that you are enjoying the new environment


andylea  737 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 6:34 PM

great to see you back and back with a stunning capture top shot Wink

mrswoolybill Critique Team 9825 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1311 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 6:44 PM

Welcome back - you see, everybody comes back eventually. And congratulations on the move accomplished, now relax!
A break, a rest is often good. This is a very thoughtful portrait, a gentle angle, sympathetic processing. Someone is bound to ask for sharper focus on the eyes but I like the rather dreamy softness.
Don't wait so long before uploading again...


A beautiful portrait to return with, Annette, hope we'll be seeing more of your images now Smile Carol

14 Aug 2011 - 6:57 PM

Nice one, good to see you back.



Great portrait
But I'm afraid moving house is no excuse for not taking photos Tongue your camera should be wrapped round our neck like another limb.
anyway we shall let you off now your back as we want to see more great images like this one Smile



A lovely portrait and welcome back.



So glad to welcome you back, Annette. I'm sure the stresses of life will leave you alone for a while; you deserve that reduction in blood pressure.

Sharpness in portraiture is much over-rated, I feel, especially in black and white. Why else would the great and good have invested in soft-focus filters, I ask you? A sine qua non for female portraits. I merely opine that the focus is very slightly too far forward, on the hair rather than the eyes; but it's a damn' close-run thing Smile

EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 8:31 PM

So good, seeing you back again and glad that the house sale and move all worked out well. Very nice portrait too. Works well in B&W and the eyes are lovely.



Really like this soft gentle image - mono suits it well - glad your move has gone well, and its good to see you back again Smile


Good to see you back! A very pleasant soft focus portrait.


mikbee  8 Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 11:17 PM

Nice to see you have returned from the wilderness Annette !!
Yes,the soft focus works well here I reckon.
Good shot.

15 Aug 2011 - 12:27 PM

Welcome back from me too Wink
Lovely capture Annette.

Marilyn x


Very nice portrait image....great work.Grin


Lovely, she should like this loads.

1881  3 India
8 May 2012 - 7:32 PM

Well looked photograph.

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