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"Facial Expressions"

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Copyright: Linda Unger (shelbeesmom) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4128 W: 1096 N: 12722] (58278)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-25
Categories: Humorous, Friends/Family, Portrait
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon 24-105 mm F4 L IS USM, Hoya PL-CIR 77mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/05/25 'Facial Expressions' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-05-25 6:10
Viewed: 1399
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I caught the bride and her mom being silly. They were all freaked out about the wedding. They fired their planner and were doing it themselves! lol..... they were having me do bridal portraits two WEEKS before the wedding... they were stressed, as you can tell! lol!
***just a little note, the brides Mom, is one heck of a singer. The very FIRST time she came to sing at our church she hit a high note and blew the speakers out! I love hearing her sing. I've known her for 25 years.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To atomas59: Not Focus, out of Regionshelbeesmom 1 05-25 14:06
To eldancer1: lol!!shelbeesmom 1 05-25 11:47
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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-05-25 9:40]

Hi Linda.

The old saying of, 'like two peas in a pod' you can see the likeness so easily. Love the expression, especially for the bride on her big day, love it. TFS

Stv :0))

Let it all out! Good way to release stress especially during a wedding. Nicely captured moment and wonderful contribution to Friday's theme. I like the tight cropping. Good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

Sorry, I didn't mean to remind you of your ex-husband. Actually my post was not self-portrait, it's a representation of my ex-wife!

Hi Linda,
I like the idea, the crop and composition. Exposure seems right, tho a little high. But you focus to far out.

The blurry hair, earing and so on, really distract. Not enough sharp and in focus area. Actually, the true focus is done on the nose of the mother, and the lock of hair behind them, don't help. It's also a touch too "magenta", skin and hair (and foliage) suffer from it. My opinion, that's all..))


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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-05-25 12:49]

Hi Linda,I like this partial facial view,& how much the daughter resembles her mother,they could be twins,nice to see they still have their sense of humour, weddings can be quite a stressful undertaking for some, at least these two are seeing eye to eye:-)Your image fits the theme well.Was it your intention to have everything,except the two women's faces, to be soft,so that the viewers eye, would be directed to the main subject of the theme, their faces?

Hi Linda...nicely captured shot...great expressions...good work.


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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-05-25 23:05]

Expression captured, surely a great moment. Here wedding can last for several days and they all got stressed from it. So nice to release a bit tension like they did :)

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2012-05-26 11:07]

Hi Linda
wonderful contribution to Friday's theme!
great expressions.

Hi Linda,
I like your idea of adding blur to the photo to create a better focus on the two faces. Your eyes are channeled in that direction immediately. For the rest a super sharp and clear photo with great exposure.

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