“Seeing is not enough; you have to feel what you photograph” – Andre Kertesz
Thank you so much. She was always so willing to pose for me, the camera loved her.
one of my favourites!
Thanks, one of my favourites as well
Well…that’s a fantastic portrait!
Thank you!! This one is very special to me so I’m glad you like it. Have a great day
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Thank you Andrew.
She has seen so much . . . . a superb portrait Mark!
She did indeed! She was an incredible lady and played by her rules. Thank you very much for stopping by again, your comments always mean a lot. Have a great day Patti
One wonders what is going on behind those beautiful eyes as she is looking at your soul.
So much expression in those eyes! You can’t help but wonder what she was thinking at the time.
This portrait reveals so much about the subject’s personality. It’s beautiful Mark! 🙂
You hit it right on Uday & is one of the reason’s why I like this portrait in particular. For me it says a lot about my grandmother and gives insight into her personality. Thank you so much for your wonderful and insightful comment. Hope all is well with you?
Fabulous portrait, Mike….wonderful light and a very sympathetic image.
Hi Sue, you mention Mike in your comment I think you meant Mark :). I value your comment as always so thank you very much for sharing your thoughts. I’m really glad you like this portrait, for obvious reasons it’s one of my favourites and is very close to my heart. Have a great day
Sorry, Mark….I called you Mike. 😦
No problem at all Sue.
Fantastic portrait, Mark. You’ve captured a moment of ease with incredible light and detail.
Thank you Jane! I just love natural side light from a window area, nothing beats it. This room was a place she often sat and enjoyed a tea so I’m glad I was able to forever capture something she loved to do.
PS I am sorry she is no longer with us…
Me too but she lived a long and incredible life & will always be an inspiration. Thank you for your heartfelt comment.
Excellent portrait Mark and thank you for sharing. It’s often difficult to share such personal shots.
Thank you John. It was a debate that I had with myself over the last week or so. Post or not to post but after having done so I’m glad I did. This photo really shines a light into her personality and I wanted to share with all. Have a great evening.
So many things to say. So many feelings. She definitely did do things her way. She will be forever remembered, through many wonderful memories, and the wonderful photos you have taken of her. Kuki, was always very present during her photos. She did love them. With heavy heart, Lisa.
As always, you manage to be very eloquent with your words. She did love the camera and was always at ease in front of it.
I hope to age with as much dignity and grace as your grandmother. How wonderful.
Thank you so much Dave. Pride and dignity were a very big part of her being so I’m happy you mention it and that it comes across in my portrait 🙂
Very good portrait 🙂
Thank you but it’s easy when you have someone with such great character on the other side. Have a great day.
Yes, she did and so did you, Mark. Wonderful portrait! Poor thing her hands are shaking.
Thank you Paula, it was not easy to decide on posting this but I’m glad I did. I have many shots of her she just loved the camera.
She had great hair 🙂
It was incredible, at just about 100 years of age she still had fabulous hair unlike myself, mine is going quickly but a las it’s only hair.
😀 it’s only hair Mark
P.S. I am surprised to see a colour header with a photo of tangerines, Nice touch!
:). It’s nice to have a splash of colour in my black and white world.
Thanks for the visit Mark. Wow, this lady is so full of character! You have a gift in capturing the human spirit. love your work!
Hi Bella, your feedback just made my day. I’m always trying to capture the true spirit and soul of a person so I’m glad that comes across to you. Enjoy your Sunday!
Your portraits are always so spot-on Mike. This one is no exception.
Hi Tina, I think you meant to say Mark but thank you for the wonderful comment. This portrait for obvious reasons means a lot to me. Enjoy what’s left of the weekend.
what a powerful look 🙂
What a great description, I love it!!
Wonderful portrait. I see the love and determination in her face.
Hi Carissa, hope you are well? Thank you so much, she was 100% a very determined lady and she had lots of love for the family. It’s that determination that kept her going for 100 years.
Your images are superb… Not sure I could add anything that hasn’t already been said, so eloquently, in the message string for this photograph. A wonderful capture. Sorry for your family’s loss, but at the same time, such a long life to celebrate!
Thank you so much for taking the time to express your thoughts. It was an incredible life well with celebrating! I’m also glad you liked the others images….feedback is always welcome. Take care
She looks like a very determined woman. Almost 100 years. Sorry for your loss.
Determination was certainly a big part of her being and one reason she lived such a long and great life. I really can’t thank you enough for leaving behind your thoughts, it means a lot. Have a great day
What a great portrait! Love it:) I love it when people don’t mind posing for a picture:)
She was in her element that’s for sure, she loved the camera. Thank you so much for liking this one, it’s obviously one very special to me 🙂
Thank you, very happy you left a comment, it’s much appreciated. Cheers
A wonderful portrait. You have really managed to bring out the woman’s character.
Thank you Otto and I’m glad you are able to get a sense of her character from this portrait. To me that means I achieved my goal. Thank you as always for your comment.
I love this shot. She seems to be a cross between the iconic Winston Churchill and the Mona Lisa. If you never produce another image, this will represent your work incredibly well/
A tremendous compliment John, I’m very grateful. This image is very dear to me and means a lot so your comments have made my day. Thank you 🙂
you caught the light, expression and personality perfectly.
Thank you very much. I’m so happy this shot worked out the way I planned and very happy to hear you think so too.
Hi again, Marc. I have more questions about your granny. Was she a professor? Happy Easter?
Hi Paula, she was not however she was an extremely intelligent lady with lots of fire in her heart, very tenacious person. Thank you for the Easter well wishes. I don’t celebrate Easter but I do enjoy the extra day off work this holiday affords me.
🙂 Enjoy your break Mark 🙂
Happy Easter to you? Do you celebrate/observe the holiday?
I am currently scanning and restoring some old family photos and realize how important these portraits are. I would love to get a current portrait of my mother who is now 85 but she is pretty tough on not wanting to be photographed. But, I think if I do my job right, you’ll be able to see the young woman she once was through the essesnce of her expression as you have of your grandmother’s character here. Gotta convince mom!!! Even while I bemoan seeing myself photographed now, seeing what I don’t want to see…I thinking aging is natural and full of interesting character, and yes beauty. Love this image that you did.
Thanks you so much for your thoughts. It would be fantastic if you could get a portrait of your mom. I can’t tell you how happy I am to have taken a few photo’s of my grandmother that have captured her spirit and character. Best of luck with this and keep me posted.
I surely will!!
Nice portrait of this old lady.
Thank you so much! She was a wonderful lady.
This is just an awesome portrait ~ her look and eyes seem to say it all “wisdom, satisfaction and still a lot left to go out and do”
I just love your description and I’m really glad you like this one. As I’ve mentioned to others this portrait is very special to me. Have a great night.
A powerful portrait that conveys so much of her spirit and attitude. Love it Mark.
This photo is very special to me so I’m very happy that it had the ability to convey a message to you. Thank you so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing more of your great work, I truly loved your work.
That steely look..great portrait, shows resilience.
That was one of her great qualities that’s for sure. Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂
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