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Old Feb 16, 2008, 7:54 AM   #1
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Hello everyone,

I was prompted by a response in my previous entry in this biweekly portrait challenge (see: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=85 ) to remember two of my all time favourite black and white portaits, which I think also qualify here....

Both photos were only taken 8 days apart... but about 2000km in distance from each other!

Photo 1 (here) is from 14 Oct 2006 in Cluj, Romania - of my wife in the woods (a closeup portrait).

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Old Feb 16, 2008, 7:56 AM   #2
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... and this shot (photo 2) was taken 8 days previously in Greece (6 Oct 2006), when we were on our honeymoon there.

I set up my camera on my tripod, focused on Tundi (who was "alone" at the time), set it to timer, pressed the shutter button and ran to be at her side. Our hug reflects, of course honeymoon happiness!!

Your comments are appreciated...

thanks for viewing.. (and thanks for this challenge - as both of these photos were quite a challenge to make at the time, I really had specific outcomes that I wanted from them!).

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Its easy to see why they are favorites. Both excellent. Your DOF in your second shot is spot on. I love the detail in the first shot. Flawless, both of them.
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 9:59 AM   #4
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Beautiful photography and a beautiful wife.
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 3:43 PM   #5
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Hi Bynx,

Thanks for appreciating these photos and your mutual understanding why these are my favourites! I'm honoured to get your two cool thumbs up!

By the way, I love your new avatar, very much a sci fi feel to it.

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Hello yesterday,

thanks for looking here and complimenting my wife's qualities which I feel privileged to be able to capture!

Best wishes,

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I have to echo what has already been said and add my own kudos to the group. Extremely well done.

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Nice shots, Paul. I really like the first one.

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Old Feb 17, 2008, 8:05 AM   #9
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Hi Cal,

Thank you for your most kind comments. I feel so honoured! (from a mod too!)

Glad to know these photos are not just my "crazy love" for her that make me too biased!! :roll:

Regards,

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Hello Paul (great name you have, by the way!)

I also genuinely appreciate you appreciating these photos. I must admit the first photo is one alone I think was worth buying my 50mm f1.8 lens for.... it did just the job!

Thanks for viewing and commenting...

Best wishes

(another) Paul!
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