Thanks for sharing your remarkably enjoyable image. It doesn’t seem to suffer from your chosen (up-the-nostrils) perspective. Despite the absence of catchlights, Marcy’s exuberance/vitality comes through clearly. That said, I can’t help wondering if a more conventional angle wouldn’t have been more flattering.
Ultimately, your image inspires me to be less afraid of unconventional portraits.
Thank you for the feedback, Barry! This was an attempt to capture Marcy’s enjoyment of the moment without actually using the view finder. I was literally “shooting from the hip” and I got lucky. The highest compliment you could pay me is exactly what you observed about capturing her exuberance and vitality. That was my intention. I agree that a conventional angle is called for in certain circumstances but it wasn’t really what I was going for here.
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