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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Have a break

Nikon D70 @ 10mm, 1/30 sec, f/4, ISO 200

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It's the return of the super cool granny!

My gran doesn't mind me using her as my muse, so it's always a good chance to take some silly shots - this time it was her enjoying a cup of tea and a kit kat! I shot this one at 10mm, so her hand was practically touching the lens. I think these are the best kind of portraits - ones where you're capturing the person in their natural state, free from contrivance. The way we will remember them.


Blogger Owen B. said...

There's been some great shots on your site lately, John, but not many that really touched me personally - but this one is a classic. It captures a great moment and as my mate Jack always says (and I'm paraphrasing) - there's nothing more fascinating that seeing a person having their mind changed. By which I think he means: really candid photos of people work really well... :)

11:23 pm, April 26, 2006  
Blogger Mimi said...

Looks like Gran was about to say something profound? Cute shot.


2:31 am, April 27, 2006  
Blogger Thomas said...

Great lighting on this - All natural light ?

11:31 am, April 27, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

In a way a bit of a funny shot - like your choice to focus on the face and not the mug - not close to your cityscape shots - but no doubt a great shot!

1:10 pm, April 27, 2006  
Anonymous Phil said...

Excellent shot, I love the expression on her face - like she's holding someone's attention elsewhere while she sneakily takes the biscuit.

10:15 am, April 28, 2006  
Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

Excellent use of WA for an informal portrait. This is great stuff. That lens is getting incredible reviews and the stuff you're producing from it are great testimonials. Regards, Brent

11:21 am, April 28, 2006  
Anonymous tobias said...

I think you are lucky in that your gran has a great character but I agree entirely with your thoughts concerning the capturing of the person as they are. Although I know her not I feel she must be great to ba around and obviously, thus make for a great subject.

3:42 pm, April 30, 2006  
Anonymous Adelaide said...

I love this, I look up to my nan, and would love to take some great natural shots like this. maybe this is the inspiration i need, to get more shots of her.

4:43 pm, May 08, 2006  
Anonymous AirBete said...

Cool wide-angle.

2:45 am, May 18, 2006  

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