I shot this on a ferry as we cruised around Scotland Island, The guests were all dressed and glam for Jo’s cocktail party.
Another one from the Lensbaby, there was little detail in the background to gain the lensbaby bokeh effect but I just love the happiness Alex seems to project in this image.
Converted to mono and cropped a bit.
Thanks Mel for the loan of the lensbaby

Canon EOS450D
Lensbabies 2.0
Manual settings with the built in flash turned on.
ISO400 1/200s f/4 f=50mm

On Pittwater
08/05/10 4:47PM


  • Mel Brackstone.com
    Mel Brackstone...over 4 years ago

    Wow, she’s got a great smile!

  • Thanks Mel, I really love it when the lensbaby gets the right part of the image in the right sweet spot :-)

    – Matt Penfold

  • Barbara Cliff
    Barbara Cliffover 4 years ago

    What a lovely, happy portrait photo- -I’m sure Alex was very pleased indeed

  • Thanks Barbara, yes, I believe that she sent a copy to her Grandma :-)

    – Matt Penfold

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 4 years ago

    Oh wow,

    what a stunning smile so full of life, which is reflected in her eyes….love the background too…

    gorgeous x x x

  • Thanks Lisa, I’m really pleased with the way it turned out :-) x

    – Matt Penfold

  • Gitana
    Gitanaover 4 years ago

    The epitome of radiance…..beautiful! x

  • flame7
    flame7over 4 years ago

    Wonderful !!! Indeed a great shot! :)

  • Thanks heaps Kel :-)

    – Matt Penfold

  • sandra22
    sandra22over 4 years ago

    Matt..radiance alright.
    ‘She’ glows.
    Such a light and bright image…lovely x
    s&ra x

  • Thanks S&ra, she glows alright :-) x

    – Matt Penfold

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 4 years ago

    Beautiful photograph!

  • Thanks Helen, much appreciated :-)

    – Matt Penfold

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 4 years ago

    Gotta grab a smile like this whenever and where ever possible …priceless :O)

  • Thanks Karen, glad you like it :-) x

    – Matt Penfold

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 4 years ago

    A lovely expression. Great work.

  • Thanks Lynda :-)

    – Matt Penfold

  • tuffcookie
    tuffcookieover 4 years ago

    love her expression and her happiness! well shot my friend

  • Thanks Kelly, much appreciated :-)

    – Matt Penfold

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