man with hat

nadine henley

Joined March 2009

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High Noon
When he turned toward her, she saw that he was serious. Until then, they’d been having a laugh, a bit of a flirt with each other. But she’d gone too far. Made fun of his grey beard. Called him an old man. Tried to knock his hat off to see if he had any hair under it.

He was walking in front of her on a narrow path through the sand dunes. But when he turned, the sun flashed momentarily in his eyes. He faced her. And stopped her with that piercing gaze, those blue blue eyes.

If he had shot her through the heart, he couldn’t have conveyed it more clearly. This was not a man to toy with; this was a man to reckon with.

(Story written for a challenge.)

Taken on the south west coast of Australia, near WALPOLE. I was wanting to try out the f1 capability of the lens so my subject moved into deep shade in a shelter. The depth of field is so shallow that only the left eye is sharp.

portrait with leica MP, 50mm f1 noctilux lens @f1, velvia 100 film, (shutter prob. 1/60th)
cropped in photoshop and highlights on shirt darkened

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