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Snapshot.img938, with story by harrietsfriend Snapshot.img938, with story by harrietsfriend
The girl next door, she could be anyone. 

In life you meet people everyday, each has a special spark.  The job of the photographer is to capture the fleeting moment.  Once your subject is comfortable with you, it makes it much easier.

This quick snapshot, taken without any planning or special location, is all based on timing.  After the shot was taken, you then can bring out it's best with cropping.  In this case the shadow on the wall was unavoidable, so I framed to have it help, rather than hinder.

Taken with my Zeiss Contarex, with 55mm F1.4 Planar, on Kodak Tri-X 135mm panchromatic film in the late 1960s, using available light from a lamp in the room.

eugene spiegel
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dumpsterfiregypsy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
the momentary expression that you captured in her eyes is perfection.

jesseboy000 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016   Photographer
You are amazing with cropping and framing, thinking of every element of the image. Great work.
AngelWolves1 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like your commentary. You actually put some, unlike a lot of people who take professionally-done photos but have absolutely nothing to say about them. It's nice to see inside the photographer part of someone's mind. This shot isn't bad either. You'd think it's taken from a flashback or thought in a movie because of her expression and the timing. Some kind of symbolic, yet obvious meaning, seems to be there from just looking at her.
lemgras330 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Timing can make the difference of a great shot, and one where your subject is not at their best. This captures, as you described, a candid moment in time, and lovely portrait! Thank you for submitting to :iconsharpenededge:. Aww
deepgrounduk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
very nicely captured, the fleeting shots are often the best ones, especially when the subject gets comfortable with you.
Always, good to see some good old film making it's way onto here :-)
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