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Jean's Mum
Jean's Mum
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Nymet
Date: Oct 16, 2005
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

In memory of Jean's Mum. She was 96 when I took this photo. An amazing lady with the most delicious sense of humour. She used to come up to the SPCA Garden Open Days (fundraising in her daughter's gorgeous garden)and chat to everyone, supervise and entertain us in the garage where we make the cups of tea. I was blessed to stay friends with her until she passed on aged 98.

Statistics
Place: 848 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.1061
Avg (commenters): 6.0196
Avg (participants): 5.0810
Avg (non-participants): 5.2571
Views since voting: 481
Views during voting: 640
Votes: 490
Comments: 57
Favorites: 0


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03/18/2009 02:21:12 AM
Lovely shot. Looks like a nice lady.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 11:35:22 PM
what a smile!
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03/17/2009 10:56:57 PM
Great portrait, very candid and natural.
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03/17/2009 10:12:12 PM
Makes me smile. Looks like she's seen many happy days. What a wonderful shot.
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03/17/2009 10:50:58 AM
She has a beautiful smile :)
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03/16/2009 10:59:30 PM
Nice exposure. Great subject.
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03/16/2009 10:33:32 PM
Nice portrait. There is a lot of energy in those eyes.
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03/16/2009 08:07:27 PM
What a lovely happy portrait!

Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 04:00:29 PM
joyous...
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03/16/2009 02:58:31 AM
What a character !!! But don't assume that because you have an affinity for your subject, the rest of the world will too. Otherwise, a good workmanlike photo.
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03/15/2009 10:57:06 PM
good portrait lots of detail
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03/15/2009 07:29:23 PM
Love this one. What a GREAT portrait. And what a wonderful smile as well. Makes me want to meet this woman for sure. She looks like great fun.
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03/15/2009 04:32:29 PM
Great glasses. Reminds me of our nanna.
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03/15/2009 04:30:53 PM
Delightful shot of this dear old lady. Beautiful. Very nicely done. 7
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03/15/2009 03:03:16 PM
great smile!
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03/15/2009 02:47:00 PM
Very nice portrait! The model's hair blends in to the background a little.
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03/15/2009 12:38:31 PM
What an infectious smile!
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03/15/2009 11:55:16 AM
What a happy looking phoot that can't help but make you smile.
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03/15/2009 10:07:53 AM
What a lovely happy lady
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03/15/2009 09:47:04 AM
pretty nice , if it was sharper itd be much better ,its just 5 for that coz I really like it ;)
brano
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03/15/2009 05:26:35 AM
nice engaging potrait , 6
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03/14/2009 11:31:55 PM
hello Jean's mom. Nice to meet you! And you have a wonderful portrait here.
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03/14/2009 08:29:41 PM
What a great expression on this little lady... she looks like she's very spunky!! (next time pull her away from the background just a bit so you don't have that shadow on the right - otherwise the lighting is really nice)
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03/14/2009 06:38:02 PM
lol nice portrait
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03/14/2009 03:37:40 PM
Nice family portrait.
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03/14/2009 02:52:37 PM
What a delightful smile your subject has - she looks lovely! You clearly have a great deal of empathy with this old lady, and it shines through in the photo. On a technical note, the background is a little stark, but it is the character that you have captured so well that matters here.
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03/14/2009 08:05:59 AM
Nice portrait with emphathy
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03/13/2009 10:44:06 PM
what a sweet face, great smile, beautiful portait
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03/13/2009 10:41:02 PM
and a lovely picture it is...great focus, interesting subject...guess she could tell us a few tails...
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03/13/2009 08:20:19 PM
Looks like a fun lady!
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03/13/2009 06:51:00 PM
What a happy, positive face. Lovely.
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03/13/2009 04:06:14 PM
Very nice portrait. The light seems a little flat, but overall it looks pretty good.
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03/13/2009 02:51:41 PM
Nice happy portrait! 7
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03/13/2009 01:16:28 PM
I wish the background was different so the subjects hair didn't get lost in it so easily.
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03/13/2009 08:48:38 AM
She has an infectious smile :-)
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03/13/2009 08:44:12 AM
I may have chosen a different background color to highlight her gorgeous silver hair ...nonetheless, fantastic portrait ... she seems so happy and full of life!
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03/12/2009 11:51:21 PM
great smile - makes me want to laugh along with her! nice sharp image - love the glasses!
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03/12/2009 09:15:38 PM
wonderful, sweet face
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03/12/2009 04:23:56 PM
She looks so happy! I think a colored background would help balance out the white hair, but her expression is to die for.
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03/12/2009 03:16:48 PM
Maybe technically not perfect but such a wonderful shot that who cares? I had a big smile before it had even finished opening. :)
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03/12/2009 01:38:14 PM
Nice portrait, great expression!
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03/12/2009 11:45:00 AM
Sweet portrait!
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03/12/2009 11:15:38 AM
An excellent candid, and probably a wonderful memory for either you or whoever you took this image for. Her smile and her eyes are priceless! I like it that the whole image is in tones of red (is that her favourite colour?). It is probably a bit too personal a picture for it to do well in a very public contest such as this one.
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03/12/2009 07:28:47 AM
Great happy snap! Well captured.
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03/11/2009 11:47:51 PM
Jean is blessed..this woman's spirit and joy jump right off the screen; you captured this so well!
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03/11/2009 11:19:37 PM
Haha, awesome smile. It makes me smile just looking at it. Odd choice for the challenge though. :)
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03/11/2009 08:11:04 PM
Nice portrait!
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03/11/2009 07:58:57 PM
Wonderful expression, I love how her glasses match her sweater.
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03/11/2009 04:31:19 PM
a little over exposed. and the light makes it flat. nice expression though
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03/11/2009 03:54:49 PM
What a friendly smile.
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03/11/2009 03:39:04 PM
A nice and joyful portrait. The colors are fitting well together. Perhaps a little too much reflection in the glasses.
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03/11/2009 08:44:50 AM
nice portrait
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03/11/2009 08:44:48 AM
Beautiful smile. She seems to have a lovely personality. Nice.
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03/11/2009 08:34:39 AM
To me just a typical portrait but she looks sweet.
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03/11/2009 05:46:44 AM
nice shot
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03/11/2009 02:37:52 AM
What a lovely happy photo.
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03/11/2009 12:27:56 AM
This makes me smile! It is simple, straightforward and isn't so black and white and dramatic as many shots are of older people. Beautiful portrait.
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