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  1. ancient_mariner

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    Marleen is a friend with whom we were out last weekend. We dropped into a pub for lunch and the light from the window plus her happy expression made me want to take a few informal protrait shots.

    [​IMG]Marleen-9161 by Toni Ertl, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Marleen-9162 by Toni Ertl, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Marleen-9163 by Toni Ertl, on Flickr

    Critique welcomed.
     
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    Lovely, esp #2.

    For my taste she's a tiny bit low in the frame in all 3 - maybe try taking a smidge off the top?
     
  3. ancient_mariner

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    Thanks Simon. It never occurred to me, but it would perhaps neatly lose some of the useless negative space above.
     
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    It's good to see a positive take on negative space... Fun pics!
     
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    Good call Simon - I think I prefer these - changed to 4:5 format and trimmed mostly at the top.

    [​IMG]Marleens-9161 by Toni Ertl, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Marleens-9162 by Toni Ertl, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Marleens-9163 by Toni Ertl, on Flickr

    Marleen & her husband Mike are Zimbabwean and have been having a really tough time of it, but despite that she is always happy and keeps a strong, positive outlook. The skin of her hand & forearm in the second image tells of the hard work she's had to do to support them over many years while work has been difficult, both here and there.
     
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    Lovely set of portraits Toni.
    Marleen looks a great character, such a friendly face. Good work.
     
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  7. ancient_mariner

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    Thanks Iain, that's high praise considering the quality of your work.
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017 at 8:18 PM
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