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The look

By Nettles  
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

Tags: Portrait Girl Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: gingerdelight, jaktis, andylea and 20 more

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gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2011 5:44PM
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!
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
14 Aug 2011 6:01PM
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 12 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2011 6:34PM
great to see you back and back with a stunning capture top shot Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2419 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2011 6:44PM
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...
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
14 Aug 2011 6:52PM
A beautiful portrait to return with, Annette, hope we'll be seeing more of your images now Smile Carol
dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2011 6:57PM
Nice one, good to see you back.

14 Aug 2011 7:04PM
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

franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2011 7:07PM
A lovely portrait and welcome back.

woolybill1 Plus
14 37 78 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2011 7:30PM
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 12 1 13 Scotland
14 Aug 2011 8:31PM
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.

helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2011 8:52PM
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
fentiger 20 920 24 England
14 Aug 2011 11:08PM
Good to see you back! A very pleasant soft focus portrait.

mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
14 Aug 2011 11:17PM
Nice to see you have returned from the wilderness Annette !!
Yes,the soft focus works well here I reckon.
Good shot.
barmymarny 11 1 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2011 12:27PM
Welcome back from me too Wink
Lovely capture Annette.

Marilyn x
Ayoob 10 Australia
16 Aug 2011 5:41AM
Very nice portrait image....great work.Grin
JackAllTog Plus
12 6.3k 58 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2011 9:04PM
Lovely, she should like this loads.
1881 9 India
8 May 2012 7:32PM
Well looked photograph.

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