The moment of enlightenment is when a person's dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities.
-- Vic Braden
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I like the rich sepia very much and the wet pavement. The tree with the brick around it is a surprise.
8 Jan 2010 5:33am
She seems inwardly pleased. best...jerry
8 Jan 2010 6:14am
she seems to be moving forward into the new year, did i say happy new year Sharon? nice picture :)
8 Jan 2010 6:36am
I like seeing her moment of contemplation against the rich brown-black street scene !
8 Jan 2010 6:44am
"On the right side,the Shops.....I don't like Shops....In front,the way crossed by the chain..I'm not very sportive to Jump,this morning...On the Left,this Photographer which is shooting myself and like I looked at Her.........................I feel in a bad mood,and I'm gonna stay here until Spring comes back..."
8 Jan 2010 7:18am
cool street portrait, she appears to me like a shop window manikin
8 Jan 2010 7:59am
Great expression and title for thios urban nisterioos scene. I like also the sepia tone :)
8 Jan 2010 8:00am
Wonderful picture that really tells what is said in the quote. The cropping gives a great composition.
8 Jan 2010 8:01am
Sepia tones are quite rare at your place and I enjoy a lot this hot chocolated one and her dreams arising slowly (to colors, soon, for sure ;)
8 Jan 2010 8:41am
Beautiful shot. I love the color. As well as the blurry effect, making it almost like a dream.
8 Jan 2010 11:33am
Cinematic quality. Smoky tobacco feel to it (just without the nicotine, chemicals, tar, etc...) - just the good stuff. :)
8 Jan 2010 11:44am
Fantastic light!! It somehow reminds me of an old movie 'still'.
8 Jan 2010 12:20pm
A quiet shot with beautiful sepia ! Have a nice day !
8 Jan 2010 12:28pm
Lovely low light glow, she looks happy or perhaps she knew she was in the frame and it's a wry smile?
8 Jan 2010 12:29pm
This is massive coloring but it fits so great to this scene - makes it moodly. Oh I like it :D ... As always, this kind of captures makes me crazy. Thanks for sharing!
8 Jan 2010 1:00pm
@Nicki: Crazy is a good thing...I think :)
Cheers Nicki *
bloody well done! great sepia tones and atmospherics ....
8 Jan 2010 1:19pm
i like the sepia selective coloring you used here, very nice dramatic scene. happy new year sharon!
8 Jan 2010 1:25pm
@Liang: Thanks Liang! This photo and the previous one are my first attempts at using Lightroom. There is still so much to learn and I guess I will be a work in progress for awhile yet :)
Fascination... wonderful sépia tones
8 Jan 2010 1:45pm
I like her expression, beautiful tones
8 Jan 2010 2:52pm
Beautifully shot & with your processing it makes it an awesome image.
Ah found memories of walking down GASTOWN a few years ago
Thanks for sharing with us Sharon
8 Jan 2010 2:57pm
Wonderful selective focus. Love that face. Beautiful tones. Excellent quote.
8 Jan 2010 3:27pm
Lots of mystery in this photo. She seems to have a blank, almost unconscious expression ao you wonder what is in her mind. The rich sepia and the limited DoF are also positive elements.
8 Jan 2010 3:52pm
Nice portrait. And I know her :)
8 Jan 2010 3:57pm
She has such a pensive expression... nice shot! :)
8 Jan 2010 4:01pm
A beautiful image. This intense brown toning is a surprise and works so well. Bravo!
8 Jan 2010 4:20pm
great portrait work! I like the sepia processing very much...
8 Jan 2010 4:56pm
Excellent quote, a perfect pairing with this fabulous image! :-)
8 Jan 2010 5:20pm
You pp treatment makes for a very warm and inviting photo, Sharon! You can almost see the "lightbulb of enlightenment" going off in her head. Well done! ;-)
8 Jan 2010 5:26pm
8 Jan 2010 5:48pm
I like the slight smirk on her face :)
8 Jan 2010 6:38pm
Beautiful sepia-chocolate picture! Nice portrait!
8 Jan 2010 7:07pm
I love her expression ! a beautiful processing !
8 Jan 2010 7:14pm
what a wonderful light! I wonder what she thinking? an interesting picture if you managed to capture good
8 Jan 2010 7:17pm
Great low light work and touching, thought-provoking words! Awesome!
8 Jan 2010 8:13pm
Love your treatment. And of course the composition makes it have an even more hopeful feel. It all just works together to really convey a lot of emotion.
8 Jan 2010 8:25pm
sepia tone is a wonder has your composition, sharon, and the slight blur is beautiful!
8 Jan 2010 8:46pm
Movie stuff! Lovely sepia, with a pure compo and creative focus ... like it!
8 Jan 2010 11:27pm
great work! love this.
8 Jan 2010 11:40pm
Beautiful shot! Great lighting and tones
8 Jan 2010 11:46pm
Love the glow in her face, such a wonderful expression. The lighting and tones create such an appealing composition. Excellent work!
9 Jan 2010 12:47am
the light on her looks really nice.. the soft processing really worked out great too.. nice work! :)
9 Jan 2010 1:02am
looks like the image could be the start of a very good story. Love the septa tone, sharpness, and the lighting. Nice work!
9 Jan 2010 1:06am
What beautiful work! The softness of this photo makes us dream. We can feel the soul of that person. Very poetic. Bravo!
9 Jan 2010 1:15am
I love the expression and 'glow' that she seems to be radiating...the sepia works beautifully!
9 Jan 2010 4:13am
superbe !!! I like very much...
9 Jan 2010 7:35am
I like the soft feeling and the portrait
9 Jan 2010 10:02am
I like the soft tones. Good way to express her nature.
9 Jan 2010 11:03am
Great portrait, she seems mesmerized.
9 Jan 2010 1:49pm
Happy thoughts which create the happiness on the face.
I like the sweetness of this image and the golden color.
That of the dream !
9 Jan 2010 5:17pm
Wonderful picture with a lot of feeling!
9 Jan 2010 11:15pm
terrific feel to this. love the toning.
9 Jan 2010 11:28pm
reflective and moody, love the color and tone.
10 Jan 2010 12:02am
Then I have been for quite some time according to the quote. As for your photo, the state of sheer contemplation is magnificently illustrated and recorded. Gentle travel in mind.
Bonne Soirée Sharon.
10 Jan 2010 12:42am
I knew the location as soon as the image loaded, Sharon, from the building behind. Good old Gastown named after Gassy Jack, the founding seaman. My nephew lives and runs his own buisness just a few moments away ansd we spend so much time down there. A terrific shot, which almost mirrors my face and emotions when in this wonderful part of the East downtown . The ambiance and light, and your angle and processing really rock.
I lost a lot of my old photographs including an entire shoot in Vancouver which really upset me, so I will be making up for that when we return. If I can capture anything remotely as beautiful as this shot, Sharon, I'll be a very happy man.
10 Jan 2010 5:35am
i love the tones and softfocus great shot!
10 Jan 2010 5:36am
Exquisite image that hits us at an angle of shot and very good composition. B & N is great.
10 Jan 2010 12:34pm
Great shot, and this pensive figure of a woman, great composition and the delicate shade of sepia fantastic.
10 Jan 2010 12:53pm
looks like out of another time. Very well done.
10 Jan 2010 2:59pm
It would be nice to think that she was aware of you taking the shot and that the minutest suspicion of a smile suggests that she took it as a compliment. Wonderful diagonal balance of the tree and the woman.
The image has an interesting association with the characterstics of 'film noir'.
10 Jan 2010 6:26pm
Wonderful work, Sharon. You're going to love Lightroom! (Saw your comment to Liang.)
11 Jan 2010 12:37am
11 Jan 2010 4:18pm
this image seems to be full of joy. Her glowing face, her smile and this moment of anticipation.
12 Jan 2010 3:17pm
I really enjoy the beautiful glow from this image. It must be the sepia tones.
25 Jan 2010 3:46am
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