sometimes when you are surrounded by noise, extreme make up, hairdos and extravagant costumes, and all that goes along with an event such as the gay pride, you might wish for a moment to find peaceful distraction somewhere in the crowd, a visual alternative to that day's mainstream flashy appearances...
I hope the girl in the picture won't mind having been photographed, should she ever see this picture :)
I wanted to give the image an old-fashioned look, so I applied a film filter with rather a lot of grain and pushed the contrast.
unfortunately I didn't have the time to open at 2.8 to get a better bokeh, so her profile is cast against a "busy" background...
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siudzi (34119) 2014-08-08 12:25
This is another so spectacular portrait pic of your last series. She looks so charming and natural here especially in this b&w captured. Perfectly done. TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
willperrett (7646) 2014-08-09 2:26
Superb candid portrait. This could almost be a studio shot if it weren't for the background. And actually I find the background gives context and "story" to your photograph. What about that Mona Lisa smile?? Such a moment! BTW is the film filter a Photoshop filter or an plug-in?
CLODO (31098) 2014-08-09 3:00
We missed you! Too many churches, common landscapes now in this site. We need some good photography, with some research and meaning!
It looks like a studio portrait, except the second face at the back, and the grainy aspect (PP?) adds some more interest to this B&W picture. You got it in color and then changed it in b&W mood?
have a lovely WE
- Copyright: cristina pacciarella (papera) (14016)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-08-02
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Nikon D300s, AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Will's Favourites 2, we are proud 2014 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-08 12:20
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