Late night shopper

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    After work I went for a ride down to the dodgy end of chapel street where it's all bong shops and bars. The sun was setting so the light was good but it was a bit cold in the shade. I hung about there for quite a while, asked a few people and got knocked back. As I was getting ready to leave I spotted a girl across the road and when I went over she accepted. I took a couple of shots before she said to me "You're making me pretty self conscious right now". It showed through in the photos; she was fidgeting or looking away in all of them. So unfortunately I couldn't use any of them, but didn't realise until I got home.

    So I decided I had to head out again to get my stranger for the day. I rode over to the shops to buy some coat hangers and then waited out the front where I could use the light from the windows. This woman came out a few people after me with a shopping cart. When I asked her to move into better light she took a step back and her cart went wild so we ended up in much the same position. I also shot this with my shutter speed set too high, so I've got noise from the high ISO I used to compensate. That said I'm pretty happy with this shot, just because of the multi coloured bokeh.

    This is the fifty seventh portrait of my attempt at the 100 strangers project.

    daniel_greenberg, and 16 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. perfect wall [deleted] 98 months ago | reply

      Look excellent to me

    2. JustaMonster 98 months ago | reply

      Nice to see an older lady as a choice of subject, I don't mind the higher ISO, I find it much easier than trying to hold my camera steady slowing the shutter speed down. Do you carry a tripod around with you?

    3. Mariia Kravtsova I EamArt 98 months ago | reply

      This is an awesome portrait! I love the focus, the colors, the picture. It's just great shot.

    4. colinlogan 98 months ago | reply

      JustaMonster I don't carry a tripod around, most of my lenses are quite fast so I can shoot in low light without one. I shot this at 1/250th of a second, I could've taken it at about 1/80th of a second without having to worry about camera shake from my hand.

    5. d a m i a n m a r t i n e z 98 months ago | reply

      like it! superb portraiture.

    6. omaroza 98 months ago | reply

      agreed with i you, love the bokeh produced by this lens =)

    7. Akaal Studio 98 months ago | reply

      Stunning! Loveh the bokeh!! Well done

    8. Ciao Chow 98 months ago | reply

      love the bokeh, nicely done

    9. Mahmoud Hiepo 98 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot...Beautiful processing ..! love the tones

    10. Joyce Latham 98 months ago | reply

      I like. the tip of the head works well with the colourful bokeh.

    11. homme_de_fer3 98 months ago | reply

      I think this is a great shot. The texture from the noise adds warmth to the shot and wouldn't have been the same without it.

    12. Suhaeri 98 months ago | reply

      Agreed with JustaMonster. It's better to have a bit of noise than ended up with blured image, though I see that you can hold your camera steady. Nice bokeh at there.

    13. -spacegoat- 98 months ago | reply

      very nice shot - love the side light and colourful bokeh.
      i also like the way she poses in the photo, very well composed.

    14. Mr Woodchip 98 months ago | reply

      Another great portrait! Keep them coming!

    15. JordanMiles 97 months ago | reply

      Lovely portrait. The composition is great and I love how the bokeh leads to her face. Great job on this.

    16. مُسَـــــــــاعِد 96 months ago | reply

      I actually like the noise and find it adds a great touch to the image, needless to say great photo and story by the way!

    17. BriannaJayde Photography 92 months ago | reply

      the bokeh is amazing :)

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