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Nikon D7000
Nikkor 18mm-105mm
natural sunlight
candid portrait

Candid portrait taken at the Moon Cake festival,Melbourne, Australia.
I noticed this elderly Chinese lady in the crowd looking very serene with her eyes closed while the very noisy lion dance was performing. Among the maddening crowd she looked like she was miles away in some tranquil place.

Featured in
The world as we see it or missed it 29th Jan 2012
The Silky Touch 29th Jan 2012
50+ group 4th Feb 2012
Truly the Best 26th FEB 2012
This & That 14th August 2012
This & That
Editors Choice in Female portrait of the week The world as we see it or missed it
Quality Unlimited Group 1st October 2012

Top Ten in
Amateur Photographers’ Association 18th March 2012
Amateur Photographers’ Association

Nominated in Vavoon’s Tribute to Women in Solo Exhibition 5th Jan 2014
Solo Exhibition

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  • CanyonWind
  • Many thanks POP’S for this honour : )

    – patcheah

  • Jordan Miscamble
    Jordan Miscamblealmost 3 years ago

    Excellent profile patcheah! Love the facial lines and lighting!

  • Thanks Jordan for your compliment and fav. It was actually extremely bright sunlight yesterday,very hot in Melbourne.The lighting was only on the upper part of her face but it accentuated her features. I had lots of problems converting to B&W! Had to clone the shadow from behind her to the front . The black was washed out so had to do B&W twice. I was determined to get it right.I like the contours of her closed eyes. Sometimes B&W can be so frustrating : )

    – patcheah

  • Ethna Gillespie
    Ethna Gillespiealmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful portrait!

  • Thanks Ethna for your compliment and fav. I love watching old people,they sort of have a calming effect on me because they do things so slowly……. I shouldn’t say old,I am nearly there myself : )

    – patcheah

  • Clo Sed
    Clo Sedalmost 3 years ago

    So much wisdom and serenity here….
    Wonderful portrait

  • Many thanks for your wonderful comment and fav : )

    – patcheah

  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful portrait!

  • Appreciate your lovely comment and fav,Berns .

    – patcheah

  • davvi
    davvialmost 3 years ago

    well done,Pat.

  • Thanks very much Davvi!

    – patcheah

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks Francis.

    – patcheah

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent work…. Congratulations Female Portrait Of The Week
    Editors Choice January 23rd-29th, 2012
    The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group

  • Thanks very much Evita for this honour .So thrilled to be included in the Editors Choice : )

    – patcheah

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmover 2 years ago

    Lovely moment !

  • Many thanks for your kind comment and fav.

    – patcheah

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature of this excellent portrait !

  • Many thanks Trish : )

    – patcheah

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