The passive suggestion of serious mischief. The hand is never the best defence, rather a strong belief in the intimidation of the stare game seems to deny even the most persistant. Although, it can be heartening to know the same look that suggests get away can mean...
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tomescuc (3291) 2008-07-14 16:16
She seems to challenge us (you). Intense stare. I like it. Is she hiding her claws by having her fingers tucked in her hair? ;-)
Great one, as usual.
torre (932) 2008-07-14 16:25
Hello Christopher. Beautiful picture. Good definition.
batalay (40405) 2008-07-14 16:40
What a superb portrait. Moreover, you have inadvertently placed one eye of the subject (here her left) very close to the vertical centerline. It was discovered by Dr. Christopher Tyler, an English born psychologist practicing in San Francisco that in all great portraits of the centuries, the centerline passes right through one eye of the subject. This is true in Leonardo's and Rembrandt's immortal portraits, even the more abstract portraits created by van Gogh and Picasso. (I wrote a book where I explained this in part.) In any event, this is a fabulous photograph that works especially well in black and white. Like good art, it is open-ended. Different viewers will have different interpretations of the subject's gaze.
Polonaise (5802) 2008-07-14 16:48
Going back in time to those good, old books on photography...
Roaring 50' and 60' in black and white !!!
The old trick yet... Never be bored by that one...
Surprisingly fresh and mysteriously romantic...
I miss you here, bro
pixellonely (92) 2008-07-14 18:49
I always enjoyed simple and definative photos. This is a good sample of what I like. Clean and percise
Scharan (14144) 2008-07-14 19:00
Me agrada esta foto em P&B...bonito trabalho meu amigo, um belo momento vovê registrou, meus parabéns.
wolf38 (31296) 2008-07-14 21:04
Hello Christopher. A outstanding shot. My acknowledgment. Best regards, Wolfgang.
bostankorkulugu (42486) 2008-07-14 21:18
the look in her eyes... the hand... the shoulder covering her mouth... what a portrait cristopher, i love everything about it...
faubry (35447) 2008-07-15 2:26
very good portrait in strong BW, i liek her arm behind her head;
good close up
baba_flies (8829) 2008-07-15 2:50
Hello Christopher! What a wonderful strong portrait, going deep for me, and I like how she poses for you covering her mouth, that I think gives this lost in thought look. Wonderful! Barbara.
nicoz (1979) 2008-07-15 3:17
I don't know which of the photo or note I like best, probably both.
The portrait is a classic for sure!
goodwill (4226) 2008-07-15 12:32
She is piercing the lens of your camera. Yes, this portrait is awesome,as it shows the emotions of the lady in grains.
The mood is romantic and the hand..........you already wrote.
Welcome back dear.
I miss you on TE.
bantonbuju (51815) 2008-07-16 1:05
she must have strong personality... she looks most serious yet her eyes talk to me about her rich internal life...
polter (7239) 2008-07-17 14:33
Hi Christopher !
Beautiful portrait - a bit of mystery, a bit of shyness, a bit of fear - an interesting and attractive mixture. And the hand... the hand is the great charmer here :))