In the WS is a shot of the coastline showing what was once the London Bridge, renamed after the collapse to London Arch.
This was taken along the Great Ocean road at the Twelve Apostles, somewhere between Apollo Bay and Port Campbell, a very popular spot not only for locals but visitors alike, especially those from overseas. Parks Victoria has built boardwalks, tracks, and viewing areas to ensure you get spectacular views of the Twelve Apostles. The scenery here has been compared to and is equal to best in the world for natural beauty & is better than most.
This young Chinese girl was a tourist to Victoria, she is also a student, at present studying & living in Queensland.
I post it know because I think it is very appropriate as this was taken in the company of Alfred (alftrek) and Bill (trekks) and very soon I will be travelling to Malaysia in the company of Alfred to meet with Bill, it has brought back memories, good fond memories of the time spent together, at times carrying on like twelve year old school boys but it was all good clean fun.
The title “Kiss Me” was a unanimous decisions by these little school boys, my idea later was to call it “hello” after the song made famous by Lionel Richie where he sings “is it me your looking for" but I realised the poor girl had the sun in her eyes & she was squinting. She wanted her photo taken of her & her friend with the Apostles in the BG, we later asked for several photos, this is one them. I hope to have that opportunity again in Malaysia, of carrying on like a 12 year old.
Nel WS ce la costiera e si vede quello che una volta era chiamato il Ponte di Londra, rinominata dopo il crollo a Arco di Londra
Scattata nella strada “Great Ocean Road” a i Dodici Apostoli, tra Apollo Bay e Port Campbell, un luogo spesso frequentato, non solo per i locali, ma anche da i turisti, soprattutto quelli dall'estero. Parks Victoria ha costruito passerelle, le tracce, per essere sicuri di ottenere una vista spettacolare dei Dodici Apostoli. La costiera qui è stata paragonata on gli migliori posti nel mondo per la bellezze naturale e è uno degli migliori.
Questa ragazza cinese giovane e carina è turista di Victoria, è anche studente, per ora studia e vive nel Queensland.
Ora esce questa foto perché penso che sia il momento adatto, questa foto e stata catturata in compagnia di Alfred (alftrek) e Bill (trekks) e fra un paio di giorni ci rincontriamo in Malesia, ho bei ricordi del tempo trascorso insieme, a volte eravamo come dei bambini di dodici anni, scherzosi e con tanto divertimento.
Il titolo "Kiss Me" è stato deciso tra questi ragazzi di dodici anni, poi la idea mia era di chiamarla "Hello" mi e venuto in mente la canzone di Lionel Richie, dove canta "è che mi stai pensando" ma mi sono reso conto che la povera ragazza aveva il sole negli occhi. Voleva una foto con la sua amica e gli Apostoli nel BG, poi noi ci abbiamo chiesto per diverse foto, prima lei da sola e poi con l'amica, questa è per conto mio e la foto più bella, la ringrazio. Spero di aver l'occasione di nuovo in Malesia, con Alfred & Bill di comportarsi come tre ragazzini.
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siamesa (28105) 2010-03-08 2:37
Perhaps of the sun, but the portrait is wonderful. Excellent idea ana a nice picture.
Ola_Kwiatek (0) 2010-03-08 2:37
Beautiful girl. Nice shot. Very fine portrait. Good frame.
Juzo (4347) 2010-03-08 2:37
I think this a a beautiful natural portrait and an excellent note. Wonderful colour tone and clarity, she is a pretty subject and the the blue in the background really sets a scene along with the wind. Good shot!
fanni (14381) 2010-03-08 2:41
this is a VERY good portrait! even though the girl closed her eyes only because of the sun getting into her eyes ;) Very well composed image, perfect framing and excellent DOF and colours!
Very good, interesting Note, too :)
and my very best wishes,
holmertz (47100) 2010-03-08 2:45
Another very good portrait, very natural and "un-posing" and with perfect light and sharpness. The title causes immediate interest.
dta (73021) 2010-03-08 2:46
Hello Santo ,
I'm not able to take a portrait , so it is difficult to me to do some criticizes . But I like a lot this one . The hair in the wind , the closed eyes , the superb lighting , the framing : all is perfect .
macondo (18977) 2010-03-08 3:17
Great portrait style shot. I don't think I can add anything that isn't already communicated in the title of this one!
Longroute (19396) 2010-03-08 3:21
Come, come come? In Australia girano belle cinesi che ti chiedono di baciarti? come siete fortunati!
What to say of this splendid portrait? Just words of praising for your excellent work. Beside the beauty of this face I'm striken by the light and colours.
My best compliments,
baba_flies (8829) 2010-03-08 3:28
Ciao Santo! What a sweet portrait of this lovely young lady, lost in her thoughts. The way she looks she MUST be in love, what a nice moment in your life, isn't it. Your portrait is really fantastic. I like her natural look and how the wind goes through her hair. Cute! There is a German women magazine that I sometimes buy and since 2010 they have no longer professional models but use women like maybe her. See how pretty she is and she looks healthy and happy ... not like these sometimes too thin models that should tell us how we should look. Crossed my mind ... complimenti for this great work ... saw your ws, I have just received a fisheye lense for my birthday, I am a beginner but it is FUN, my first tries look pretty cool ... have a good week, Barbara.
wolf38 (31284) 2010-03-08 3:30
Hi Santo. An impressive portrait. In addition, a proper text. Really excellent overall. Regards, Wolfgang.
francio64 (39784) 2010-03-08 4:18
molto carina questa ragazza. Forse è la moglie di qualcuno di nostra conoscenza?
Ottima luce ed espressione che in effetti sembra chiedere un bacio.
Eccellente lo sfondo. Hai realizzato un ottimo portrait.
Passa una buona serata!
trekks (14348) 2010-03-08 4:24
The title is just a cheeky way to remember how much fun we had in a day of good light, windy coast, great photography and most of all in the best of company, for me in another land. And it just seems like yesterday when we were having a good laugh at this girl and we were shooting her portrait while she enjoyed it herself for the attention.
If I remember it correctly this post is a little brighter than what I saw but I think it is better to be on brighter side of things in life, these days :)
And to make sure that you could not get lost along the way, I had requested that you travel with Alftreks to land safely here in Borneo where we could continue Chapter 2 of our journey again. See you in few more hours and you will have fun with Orang Utan in the natural jungle habitat.
alftrek (3270) 2010-03-08 4:31
Brilliant! Eyes closed, waiting to be kissed..hahaha. The light on her face and hair brings out fantastic details and colour tones. Excellent bokeh of the BG. This is the best. You wont see anything better in malaysia, well, it will be very different.
See you tomorrow. Hope you will enjoy the trip.
yquem46 (38750) 2010-03-08 8:46
Even (or because of) with the eyes closed, it's a nice razor sharp portrait with delicate hues
Very romantic look with the wind blowing in her hairs
have a nice day
mauro61 (52855) 2010-03-08 11:42
bellissimo ritratto colto con grande naturalezza e con una invidiabile definizione.
Il vento tra i capelli e gli occhi chiusi sono la nota in piu'.
un caro saluto
CLODO (33014) 2010-03-08 12:12
So lovely Santo!
Wonder if I won't do it, according to your title!
So sharp, in her dream, waiting for her lover.
SteveH (6247) 2010-03-08 16:43
Hi Santo, nice shot, technically all good, colour, shaprness, and invisible PP work. I like the composition too, nice and tight, off centre, with just enough BG to convey the location/environment. Wish I was going with you. cheers, Steve
shevchenko (19058) 2010-03-08 19:33
Distinct photo, clear to show her pretty face and natural expression,
good portrait shoot, well done.
delpeoples (56014) 2010-03-09 1:52
Ciao Caro Santo, heheheh you're worse than Bill and Alfred you know!? This is certainly one pretty lady and your portrait is just wonderful. Nice and sharp, light managed perfectly and as usual you've managed to capture this lady's character expertly. Buona vacanza, passa miei abbracci a Mario-Bill ed Alfredo, Lisa
Silvio1953 (133778) 2010-03-09 5:59
Ciao Santo, ben volentieri, un bacio ad una bella ragaza non si rifiuta mai, bel ritratto magnifica luce e dolce sorriso, belli i capelli mossi dal vento, fantastico il WS, grazie per quasta magnifica doppia, bravo, ciao Silvio
mark88 (2) 2010-03-09 8:26
I know a place which is written.
Great portrait of a pretty girl, very good title.
jhm (146618) 2010-03-12 3:53
Two fantastic pictures, I find your secound picture taken with your fish eyes lens simple fantastic!
Also this portrait of the young lady is very well taken.
You shows us a very lovely image with fantastic colors.
Composition and presentation are very nice.
Very well done, TFS.
pablominto (53746) 2010-03-12 23:27
A cute representative of Australia's future..!
The portrait is pleasant and conveys her good mood well, the wind in her hair adds life...
Fine light and good details!
sacavem (18620) 2010-03-22 4:43
This is one great portrait.
I like your sharp and good portrait. Good colours and well cropped and simple framed.
atilgone (0) 2010-03-23 4:21
very prety potrait :). nice compositon.
Ricx (13495) 2010-03-29 0:40
Hi Santo, This is a great close up of the young girl. Good focus and good framing. I like the details in the image. Well done Ricx
fabianoleite (10262) 2010-04-20 19:50
That smile is much more pleasant than that other one - I guess you agree. This expression is very subtle and full of details, well framed by the hair in the wind. The title seems appropriate, but she seems more like a dreamer to me, thinking of something far away, and not expecting anything at the moment. But that's excetly the richness of the picture - people can interpret many different feelings when the eyes are closed. Good work, congratulations! Ah, and the girl has a beautiful face.
burraburra (1219) 2010-04-27 23:23
quillo (11850) 2011-02-23 8:23
Ciao Santo ...
Hai un quadro molto suggestivo con i colori buoni,
la luce e la nitidezza ...
Forse l'aspetto di naturalezza nel gesto della donna,
mi piace molto, complimenti.
Un abbraccio amico mio.
kennyblack (4207) 2011-11-01 12:14
Ciao Santo, questo è il mio primo commento dopo esserci conosciuti e devo farti i complimenti per questa bellissima ragazza colta in una particolare espressione in uno scatto impeccabile. Bella la luce e le ombre come pure la nitidezza.Ottimo lavoro Santo :)))
Un saluto a te e Penny da M&D
fritzi007 (9923) 2011-12-07 10:48
warum nicht,ich habe keine Angst vor hübschen Mädchen!
Durch ihre Haare im Gesicht wirkt sie leicht verschlafen, richtig zum Wachküssen!
- Copyright: santo girotto (skippy007) (12510)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-30
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D200, 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR Zoom, 72mm UV Filter
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): CLODO's selection VI [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-03-08 2:25