tiabunna

tiabunna

Posted on 06/02/2014


Photo taken on May  4, 2014


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23:100 Strangers - Pam

23:100 Strangers - Pam
This picture is 23 in my "100 Strangers" project. It's far too long since my previous posting for this! I really enjoy visiting the Michelago May Fair though, so that seemed a great venue to seek some suitable subjects.

Pam was very busy running the curry stand in the food area, so when she took a well-earned break for lunch I interrupted her meal with a dopey request for a photo for my project. Although she would have been justified in tipping lukewarm curry over my lens, Pam kindly spared the time to tell me a little about herself. She moved to the area some years ago, believing that a rural lifestyle is the best for raising her boys. She considers the community important and appreciates the greater feeling of community spirit in the country.

Thank you very much for your willing cooperation, Pam. I hope you like the image - and I do apologise for making your lunch go cold. :)

Annemarie, William Sutherland, beverleyplaya have particularly liked this photo


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beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o I remember this 100 strangers project on the other site ;-)
always interesting to see ... and you picked well here ... she is
lovely ;-) and so are the colours ;-) well taken George oOo
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to beverleyplaya
Thank you very much, Bev, I have found this project challenging both in a personal sense (overcoming nervousness) and photographically. I became involved to push myself out of my 'comfort zone' which usually results in people-less images. The challenge is to not just snap a passing secret shot of some stranger, but to engage them in conversation and ask them to sit for a portrait. To my delight, almost everyone is very receptive when I explain what it is about: and Pam was a charming and very helpful subject.

I had thought about continuing this project to finality at the other site, but having just visited there I found it nearly unusable. So I shall continue here, with my images on the ipernity 100 Strangers (Lite) group - and encourage others to challenge themselves with this project.
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
ADMIRED in 4U
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to beverleyplaya
:)
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Pam is a lovely lady. Very rich colours. The light looks a little difficult. Nice story of a country lifestyle.
3 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Thank you Gillian. You're quite right about the challenging lighting, at the 'May Fair' it's either bright sunshine or shade under a tent - with a resulting colour cast depending on the canvas colour: either way with lots of contrast somewhere. For this shot I tried to reduced the effect a little by firing an off-camera flash as fill lighting.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Terrific shot!

Admired in:
www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to William Sutherland
Thank you, William.
3 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
She seems relaxed enough, great candid portrait!
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Prairie Rambler
Yes, she was indeed. Many thanks, Duane.
3 years ago.
El pare
El pare
Nice portrait and I like the Pam's motives to move house
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to El pare
Thank you. I agree, her reasons for moving sounded very reasonable.
3 years ago.
forlornhop
forlornhop
I remember watching you take this. Excellent result.
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to forlornhop
Thanks very much, Dave.
3 years ago.