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Virginia Beach Sunrise

Virginia Beach Sunrise
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Copyright: Michael Porterfield (mporterf) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 93 N: 141] (1022)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-23
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Nikon D600, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 AFS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-26 12:40
Viewed: 1050
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photographing my wife during sunrise on 88th Street in Virginia Beach.
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I've been pondering over this shot deciding whether I like it or love it, Michael.

No matter what anyone says about it, it will remain a shot you'll personally cherish, love, look at and refer to for years to come.
Without a doubt, a very personal shot, but take away all of the reasons you took it, I've decided I love it.

What I love about it more than anything, is the totally relaxed stature. (Lighting is ideal too)
The rubbing of the hands, the fact she's not "posing" in any way at all, the way she's looking out to sea in a world of her own, the warm glow of the rising sun, the framing of the portrait and thewind swept hair, all of which are perfect (in my opinion).

There is definitley method in how you've approached/cropped/framed this shot, and albeit very slight, the rule of 1/3s is eye catchingly apparent with the way you've balanced her back and folded arms within the frame and this has helped in creating such a wonderful shot.

I tend to shy away from people shots, and this shot has made me realise what i'm missing.

Excellent work,
Thanks for posting this one.


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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 121 W: 44 N: 32] (2229)
  • [2015-05-26 15:48]

You took the picture at the best hour of the day and in the best place. Good result.

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2015-05-26 22:17]

Hi Michael,
a beautiful shot with fantastic lighting - stunning

Hello Michael, I wish you happiness with your wife. This is wonderful capture. there is only one thing when I look at this pic. that would be better I think to see sunrise over the sea. Otherwise is fantastic capture. Many thanks.

Hello Michael
what a lovely and accurate comment about your amazing art-work from Madatit indeed we are agree also
this is one of the best portrait of year well done and do it again

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