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Collection: 50 Days Summer 2007
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Schererville, Indiana
Date: Aug 1, 2007
Aperture: F/1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 1, 2007

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This is Grandma, aka "Granny Jennie". I lived with my grandparents growing up and she played the primary parenting role.

She's 88 now and last fall moved from her home of 55 or 56 years to a condo. This is the house that I grew up in and it was a strange feeling to know I would never be back in it. I can only imagine how hard it was on her.

Every week, usually on Wednesday, I will go visit her in her new home. She's a really good baker and has an incredible memory. She can remember birthdays, anniversaries, etc. What amazes me is how she can remember dates such as when she bought her dryer 23 years ago...

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08/05/2007 08:56:58 PM
A lovely woman with caring eyes. Great portrait and choice of B&W.
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08/05/2007 12:35:39 PM
Haha, great memory, I can't remember things like that at all. This is a terrific shot, makes me really wish I had gotten a good B&W of my grandma while she was in town.
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08/03/2007 02:31:38 PM
She looks great for her age! This is a lovely portrait.

I'd like to second what Germain said about either playing with levels (or I say brightness and contrast as well) because you would be surprised what kind of dimension that adds to black and white photos.
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08/03/2007 01:20:53 PM
Good, intimate portrait -- really shows the character in her face.
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08/02/2007 11:50:52 PM
You have definately captures her spitit and her soul.
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08/02/2007 08:24:12 PM
Wonderful capture. I just love the look in her eyes. Lovely woman. Lovely write up.
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08/02/2007 07:36:29 PM
I hope I look so good at 88! She looks like a very sweet woman, and your portrait does her justice.
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08/02/2007 03:02:20 PM
She looks like she would have many stories to tell. Hope she likes the new place :)
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08/02/2007 12:41:46 PM
gramdma, She looks very cute and good for her age.
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08/02/2007 11:48:18 AM
The look you captured is priceless. She looks like she's a fun and sweet lady. Thanks for the background, too. Kind of reminds me of my Aunt Boo (great aunt, really), who had a memory like a steel trap. Beautiful bw portrait. Have you shown it to her?
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08/02/2007 09:13:36 AM
What a wonderful informal portrait. She looks as if she has a wonderful sense of humor, but I'll bet you didn't get away with much growing up!

Just a suggestion, but I wonder if you played with Levels and Curves a little if it would bring out a little more in the shot.

Really good work.
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08/02/2007 03:06:27 AM
What a great portrait of Grannie Jennie. Thank you for sharing her with us. It's awesome that you get to have her in your life for so long, and I imagine she cherishes your visits as much as you do.

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