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As I mentioned in my last post, I haven't been especially well since arriving in Bulgaria, and have taken very few photographs, but am pleased to say that I'm now definitely on the mend. I haven't ventured out with my camera yet, but did shoot some portraits of Rhowan and Harmony this afternoon.

This one, as I'm sure most of you will know, is of Rhowan: sporting her new glasses. When I was a kid, being short-sighted was a social stigma, not least because the National Health glasses that were available at the time were hideous, but times have changed: to the extent that Rhowan was delighted to find out she was short sighted enough to need some designer frames like her mum's :)

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comment by Nicki at 08:02 PM (GMT) on 9 May, 2009

A verx stylish small lady ^^. Good shoot! Typical chromasia i think :D.

comment by Ilan at 08:05 PM (GMT) on 9 May, 2009

What a look!
What a look she has and what a look she gives the viewer!
The eyes, the smile/not smile..Splendid.
Feel well, David, hope now you'll have some time for Bulgaria - This photo proves your skill and Muse are well :)
Great semi-highkey. Love the result

comment by ODILIA LIUZZI at 08:28 PM (GMT) on 9 May, 2009

wow.. so elegant!!! :)

comment by Jennifer at 08:33 PM (GMT) on 9 May, 2009

Cool specs Rhowan, really suit you - photo's not bad either ;-)

comment by miChou at 08:53 PM (GMT) on 9 May, 2009

Totally and awesomely charming :)

comment by csj @ID7 at 09:20 PM (GMT) on 9 May, 2009

Rho, very very cool glasses, they suit you! I'm glad dad has finally picked up his camera, and aimed it at something...... more than he did whilst I was there... :-( He can even focus it!, he must be on the mend!...... CJ

comment by Garry at 10:18 PM (GMT) on 9 May, 2009

Enter the intrepid reporter!
Cracking shot :)

comment by Leicca at 11:44 PM (GMT) on 9 May, 2009

Una preciosidad. Como siempre, las fotos de tus hijos son geniales.

comment by Thatch at 01:57 AM (GMT) on 10 May, 2009

Wonderful image. Glasses suit her face :)

comment by Carlos Garcia at 03:53 AM (GMT) on 10 May, 2009

Well... I would very much like to have a conversation with this stunning young lady. I am sure that her beauty would only be matched by her wit and sharp mind. Beautiful portrait... I can see a tender heart behind those eyes.


By the way... the glasses are tres chic! tres now! tres oo la la! :)

comment by steve deer at 08:49 AM (GMT) on 10 May, 2009

she's a very beautiful young lady!

comment by Brooks at 03:20 PM (GMT) on 10 May, 2009

stunning capture.

comment by Dave at 05:05 PM (GMT) on 10 May, 2009

What a great capture. Focus is perfect and the depth of field plays well. Add in the processing and you have a real wall hanger. I have also really come to appreciate the quality of the files from this camera. Well don.



comment by chiara at 08:28 PM (GMT) on 10 May, 2009

Beautiful portrait! She looks really grown up and smart with the new glasses

comment by javier at 10:02 PM (GMT) on 10 May, 2009

fantastic portrait!!

comment by Kevin H. Stecyk at 11:02 PM (GMT) on 10 May, 2009

Gorgeous young woman, your daughter Rhowan is.

I found myself studying your photograph for quite a while, which obviously means that I like it very much. I like how the swirls in her hat play well with the linear swirls in her hair. I like the stark contrast of the mature glasses against her youthful face. The glasses do give her an intellectual air, dont' they? And of course, I love your trademark toning treatment.

One suggestion or thought for your consideration: try shooting your daughter wearing her new glasses with a longer lens aimed at her chest to give her a more mature, regal look. Rather than me blathering on, I'll refer you to a blog written entry by well known Jerry Avenaim.

Celebrite Portait: a Few Tips. In case the html doesn't work in the comments, the link is below.

This is a suggestion only, something you might wish to try. Your photograph of your daughter is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing your work with us.

comment by djn1 at 08:49 AM (GMT) on 11 May, 2009

Thanks everyone, from both me and Rhowan.

Kevin: thanks for the link, and that's a good suggestion.

comment by Adam Stevens at 06:13 PM (GMT) on 11 May, 2009

Love the comp and processing. Very smooth digital B&W. My how they get old quickly!

comment by Sue Ables at 10:33 PM (GMT) on 11 May, 2009

Very, very cool glasses! It's a entirely new look for Rhowan! I just love the shots of your two girls! Rhowan is such a beautiful girl.

comment by Danton at 06:10 PM (GMT) on 16 May, 2009

I love the whole portrait, but the intense, challenging look in her eyes is what really captures my attention.