GREAT EXPECTATIONS

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    Great expectations...

    I was approached by someone who wanted something 'special'.
    For days I was agonizing, wracking my brain!
    I invited her around for a chat and a bite to eat, I noticed how, when left by herself or while I was in conversation with someone else, she looked down and hugged her belly.

    As I am very much a nightperson, I was inspired in the middle of the night, suddenly sat up in bed and had the PERFECT image in front of my mind's eye.
    I consider pregnancy a very beautiful natural event, but also private, so that's why she's in silhouette.
    Everybody who knows her, immediately recognizes her profile.
    Prepared the studio and lights, with Paul's help, in she came, I gave her one of my japanese house-kimonos, she took the pose with total ease.
    Took a couple of polaroids, to check the angle of the lights to perfection, then I took THE SHOT, not 2 or 3, no, just the ONE!
    Most people say, it's like she is looking into a 'crystal' ball, what will the future bring?
    It was a girl...
    Done on Hasselblad (square neg 6X6), only the sides are cropped.
    Thank you, Magda.
    (*_*)

    Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

    Ms. Abitibi, lakshmi.prabhala, M@y@ R, and 40 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. paul indigo 70 months ago | reply

      One of my all time favourite photographs ever.


      Beautiful photograph. [upload 1 comment 2]

    2. miguelyn... 70 months ago | reply


      I saw this in the 25+ Faves group and Faved it.

    3. manganite 70 months ago | reply

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      Seen in 25+ Faves 1-2-3 (Post one,Comment and Fave two) (?)
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      I saw this in the 25+ Faves group and Faved it.

      commented with SIC 1.0

    4. stefano.sivieri 70 months ago | reply


      I saw this in the 25+ Faves group and Faved it.

    5. ivvi.photography-away for a while- [deleted] 70 months ago | reply


      I saw this in the 25+ Faves group and Faved it.

    6. ivvi.photography-away for a while- [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

      Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato atque artificia (Invited Images Only- Comment on 2 in the pool). Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere l’elemento al gruppo.

    7. NetFred-2007 70 months ago | reply

      LIFE INTO A MARBLE
      Outstanding shot, thanks for sharing it !
      Take a look to our weekly contest

    8. Marcfranz (Marco Marchese) 70 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called PHOTODROME - 1 post 2 awards, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      LIFE INTO A MARBLE
      Outstanding shot, thanks for sharing it !
      Take a look to our weekly contest

    9. Gilad Wolfin 70 months ago | reply

      Great Shot - love it


      Beautiful photograph. [upload 1 comment 2]

    10. sarak hellas 70 months ago | reply

      Congrats! You deserve another Photodrome Award!
      PHOTODROME
      Seen on
      PHOTODROME

    11. Bea Kotecka *Come back :) * 60 months ago | reply

      This is a Big Fave !!!

      +35 bottone
      www.flickr.com/groups/35faves/

      Lovely dear MAGDA!!!

      warm hugs!

      Bea:)

    12. Paolo Dalprato 55 months ago | reply

      this is one of the best images i ever seen in flickr, and i always remember it
      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Aporia, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. kenny barker 55 months ago | reply

      Awarded !! this is Sublime
      I saw this in FavTop35 and I faved it !!!



      I saw this in the FavTop35 Award

      Please Remember post 1, Fav and Award 2

    14. DenesG1-still off, computerproblems 55 months ago | reply

      Many feelings...marvelous work!
      Awarded !! this is Sublime
      I saw this in FavTop35 and I faved it !!!



      I saw this in the FavTop35 Award

      Please Remember post 1, Fav and Award 2

    15. ROQUE141 54 months ago | reply

      maravilloso contraluz

    16. manganite 53 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Manganite's faves!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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      Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )

    17. alessandro9534 53 months ago | reply

      I enjoyed seeing your picture in the

      Pictures Worth A Thousand Words group!

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