Thursday, 15 November 2007

The Portrait



The writer Kirsti Ellilä, photo taken in May this year.


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The weekly theme for Thursday Challenge is

Portrait



11 comments:

Mick said...

A wonderful portrait here Susu. :)

Nancy Bea said...

Excellent shot. She definitely looks like an intellectual!

KennethSF said...

I like the way the horizontal stripes in the background mimic and, at the same time, contradict the alternating black-and-white streaks in her hair and the vertical lines on her sweater.

SusuPetal said...

Thanks, Mick. I thought this cahellenge was a hard one, because it's so obvious somehow!

Doesn't she, Nancy!

The original photo was also quite nice, because of the wooden ceiling and the softness of the sweater, Kenneth, I just had to soften everything a little more!

Elina said...

Peaceful and harmonic. This is excellent portrait, Susu.

griesmail said...

beautiful portrait Susu, I realy love portraits. Have a nice weekend

SusuPetal said...

Thank you both, Elina and Trijnie and have a nice weekend you, too!

chrome3d said...

Was it really necessary to add the blur in the right? Part of the rug is blurred but the lines in the side of the rug are not. I just thought it could have worked without that. At first glance that blur looks great but after a while I questioned the use of it.

SusuPetal said...

A matter of taste, chrome3d, I like it blurred, but I can also see that it doesn't please eveybody. I wanted Kirsti's face to come out from the blur.

Peter said...

Certainly a very nice photo!
I tried to find out something more about Kirsti E and found hundreds of sites and blogs... unfortunately not in a by me understandable language.

SusuPetal said...

Finnish is the one and only language in this matter, Peter!