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    This is a grandmother of one of my sweethearts, now 18 but dear to me since she was 4 hours old. I'm a little troubled by the lighting, which was a single camera-mounted flash bounced down from the ceiling, but satisfied that I caught her when she was paying little attention to the camera.
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    Well, there are a lot of light colors, and it may be a bit bright overall, but I think you've captured her expression very well, Mukul. I really don't find the lighting disagreeable.
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    Glad you find it okay, Nate. I've been grumbling about the shadow under her nose.
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    I think its a good shot.. very natural pose that doesn't look staged
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    Hello Mukul,

    As a portrait photographer , I think that the shadow adds depth to her face. Hollywood photographers have used this shadow , called a "butterfly" shadow, on stars & models. It's a great portrait.
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    Jim and Ken, thank you. The lady had come with her daughter-in-law to meet my mother, and the three women were sitting together. I went and sat with them. When it seemed that their talk would flag because of my camera, I provoked the daughter-in-law to speak. That gave me my chance.
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    I think it's a lovely photo! It definitely caught my eye as I looked through the latest posts in the photos forum. I don't find the light distracting at all. It's a nice candid portrait and you've captured her personality nicely.
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    Thank you, Kerry. I like it too, despite my grumbling.
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    Very nice candid photograph. You caught her expression perfectly.

    If you can ever talk her into posing, a dark background would show off her beautiful hair and light colored clothing.

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    Thank you, halfwright. Yes, a dark background will probably make for a striking picture. If I can do it, it will be by natural light: which means a film camera.
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