Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A few faces

I gave warning last week that I would be concentrating on portraits for the next couple of weeks.  It's not really the sort of photography that I enjoy but luckily my family have had cameras pointed at them since day one and just carry on with whatever they are doing when I point in their direction.  I think a portrait should capture the essence of the subject and have never liked stiff or posed photos.  These are my grandchildren and step grandchild.  We were having evening picnic at the beach.   

Jami was laying on a blanket at my feet.  (Being a senior person I had a seat.)



Unfortunately, the sun is reflecting off Michael's face but I like the shot anyway.


My daughter in typical pose.


Zharn in a rare quiet, thoughtful moment.


I was at the Waipu Cove Fish Fry on Sunday.  It's a gathering of surfers and shapers sharing a day at the beach. The original format of the Fish Fry was based around the Fish surfboard but as the event has evolved and spread throughout the world it has become open to all forms of surfcraft.  It's a non-competitive and non-commercial event and was well attended by surfers of all ages.  


The weather could not have been more perfect for strolling along the beach looking for subjects.  Trouble was there were about 20 other people with cameras, doing the same thing.  Every time I stopped for a shot this guy seemed to be in my way with his camera.  So in the end I resorted to a portrait of a photographer.  No doubt that is him in typical pose.



 A mother doing what mothers do.


And a little beach babe.  I love this, the little thumb showing her concentration not to lose any of that wet sand.

11 comments:

  1. We always need rebels. You've got some interesting portraits.

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  2. Your portraits of your family are very good. And I really like the photo of the beautiful beach even with the photographer in it and the photo of the little girl concentrating with her thumb up in the air, that is just too darn cute!

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  3. Those are some good ones. Some portraits are so good at showing character, but one has to know the subject to know if that's what's been captured.
    The little girl with the thumb up - priceless.

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  4. You may not enjoy this discipline but you have always been good at it.

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  5. Lovely candid portraits, the last one is a corker.

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  6. What a lovely family you have Pauline. Great portrait photos, and I enjoyed the others too. That last shot is priceless.

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  7. Beautiful! Your daughter's lovely smile impresses me.

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  8. You have made some great memories in photos.

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  9. Lovely photos of fine-looking folk. :)

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  10. You've captured a beautiful series of portraits, Pauline. Your daughter is so much like you! Your grandchildren are gorgeous and I love the little beach babe.

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  11. Over the years we have been out on Safari and I have watched you taking portraits and wished that I had your natural ability to see the potential and then, when necessary, to get the agreement of the subject (squaddies and musicians come to mind). Your subjects are always so natural and relaxed and you capture the essence of what is behind the actual picture.

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