Another portrait from the beautiful Mel during our recent retro shoot

Nikon D800E 24-70mm f2.8 lens
ISO 200 f2.8 @52mm 1/160th sec

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I’m a Sydney based photographer. Photographic interests are the outdoors, people, action, HDR and creative works as well as pretty much everything I guess.

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  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaabout 1 year ago


  • Thanks very much for this feature Karen !!!

    – Ian English

  • Marilyn Grimble
    Marilyn Grimbleabout 1 year ago

    Delightful… a breath of fresh air.

  • She sure is Marilyn, thank you !!

    – Ian English

  • John44
    John44about 1 year ago

    Sometimes Ian.. a photo can change a mood of the viewer a step forward.. as this photo is doing to me right now ..
    Mel is such a beautiful Girl to see…
    Did I make you a big compliment in Mel’s previous 5 star photo.. this even makes a 6 star photo (light)
    So again ofcourse a big FAV from Europe..and if Mel EVER comes to Holland.. lunch is on me :-))
    You are blessed with an excellent model and a good camera my best Aussie slang I say: No worries mate ..well done

  • Thank you so much mate :)) So pleased that the image has had that effect on you. This is the reason we make photographs and when it works , it is magic. Of course it doesn’t always work for everyone as this is the nature of being a human individual. I shall pass on your kind comment to Mel.

    – Ian English

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 1 year ago

  • Many thanks Robyn !!

    – Ian English

  • Dianne English
    Dianne Englishabout 1 year ago

    Outstanding work Ian, such detail and wonderfully exposed !!! xx

  • Thanks Di xx

    – Ian English

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 1 year ago

    what lovely eyes she has, beautiful xx

  • Hi Lyn, thanks very much :) :)

    – Ian English

  • Ian Berry
    Ian Berryabout 1 year ago

    To ask “how you are finding the 800E” would be folly Ian. I plainly see you are putting it to excellent use. You have captured “The Look” beautifully.

  • G’day Ian, thanks so much mate. Yes I’m loving the 800E so much and have also kept the 700 as they are such different beasts. You must be off to Tassie any time now. Have fun and expect to see some amazing images soon !!!

    – Ian English

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 1 year ago


  • Good on you Mel, thanks very much !!!

    – Ian English

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    April 14, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thanks Teresa, so much appreciated !!!

    – Ian English

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 1 year ago

    What stunning eyes she has.
    I can see you had fun here.

  • Thanks Karen, it was fun setting up the era and Mel did a fabulous job as a first time model !!

    – Ian English

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