After I left the drumming circle at Summerfest, I sought out another activity or entertainment stage. I found an area several hundred feet from the circle, where an intriguing vaudeville-styled circus troupe was setting up. There, I found this stranger.She was sitting on a blanket with five teens and a man, who I learned was her significant other.
She was wearing a cute hot pink gingham checked blouse. The sun was bringing out golden tones in her complexion and hair. My portrait alarms went off.
I had but a brief few moments to introduce myself; the project thrust; the ask with permission granted; and the photo-making. This is Carolyn, 46/100. We shared an enjoyment of the evening festivities so far with our children, and were curious about the act about to begin.
Carolyn was completely at ease. She was sitting with her family around her, the mood was lively around us, and it was a delightful summery evening.
With two shots fired on my camera, the live performers abruptly started. I abandoned hopes of further picture taking.
Finding Carolyn and making her portrait was like tossing back a glass of crisp pinot grigio at cocktail hour while zeroing in on hot appetizers being passed around at the other side of the room. Light and refreshing; gulped then gone.
Maybe you should advertise your skills on craig’s list. You have a way of bringing out her features.
Thank you for the encouragement.
Sounds like your encounter with Carolyn was very enjoyable. Just looking at her face tells you she is a very nice person. Good post.
Thank you. As I look back at her portrait, I am captivated by her clear, natural beauty and the contentment that she radiates outward.
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I saw that natural beauty and her contentment. You captured her well.
Beautiful image, Rachael
Thank you, John. I appreciate hearing from you!