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NANCY

 

Many years ago, shortly after we moved to the Loughborough area in 1989, my camera club had a portraiture practical evening but instead of arranging for a young model to come and pose one of the lady members invited Nancy to come along.

 

She really was a lovely lady, the epitome of everybody's favourite Granny, and between us we took some very nice pictures.  I came across this one and decided to present it here.

 

I suspect, with the number of years that have passed, Nancy is probably no longer with us, or if she is then she will be of very senior years.

From The Slide Scanner 3/14

NANCY

 

Many years ago, shortly after we moved to the Loughborough area in 1989, my camera club had a portraiture practical evening but instead of arranging for a young model to come and pose one of the lady members invited Nancy to come along.

 

She really was a lovely lady, the epitome of everybody's favourite Granny, and between us we took some very nice pictures.  I came across this one and decided to present it here.

 

I suspect, with the number of years that have passed, Nancy is probably no longer with us, or if she is then she will be of very senior years.

comments (22)

A wonderful portrait Brian. I like to see the hands in these pictures as many people seem to crop them out. I also love her eyes.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances, I can remember she was a lovely, if somewhat shy, lady.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Jan 2012, 02:53
Its a fine portrait, Brian....you have done well with the opportunity.

[I wonder what you would have done if the model was a young, scantily-clad, brazen, nubile young thing...]
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ray, and BTW, we did have young ladies to model as well, but do you know what, they weren't anywhere as good at modelling as Nancy, too much worried about hair and make-up etc.
This is a great portrait Brian! I like that it looks rather candid!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Elizabeth.
A lovely candid portrait Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Jan 2012, 07:03
Well you certainly captured her very well Brian
Brian Walbey: She was a lovely, if somewhat shy, lady Chris.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Jan 2012, 07:42
What a beautiful face, Brian. I'd love her as my granny.
Brian Walbey: I think we all thought that Ginnie, she was a lovely person.
A fine portrait Brian. She could never have imagined that one day her image would be seen all round the world
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill. I would never have thought that either at the time I took the photo.
A fine well lit portrait
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Martin.
older people are sometimes even nicer to portrait, they show life and wisdom to me
Brian Walbey: They do indeed Chantal, and she certainly came as she was, not plastered up with make-up, eyelashes and all that.
I always knew you could take snaps of people Brian.
Brian Walbey: I'm not a great lover of doing portraiture Richard but did do quite a lot in the past with camera clubs, I will have to drag a few more out in time to come, but what do I do about the glamour ones!!
She has a sparkle in her eyes in your shot. Well done!
Brian Walbey: She does indeed Mary, a lovely lady.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 18 Jan 2012, 09:55
She has very knowing eyes Brian.
Brian Walbey: She had seen a lot more of life than me and my fellow club members had at that tine Chad, now I've just about caught her up I would think.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jan 2012, 11:06
Perhaps they used an older lady to avoid problems with camera shake if they had used the usual sort of model? wink She was no spring chicken back in 1989 by the look of it. It's so good to see people modelling who aren't stick insects.
Brian Walbey: We used to have the other sort of models as well Alan, glamour etc., although I usually didn't bother much with those sessions on the basis of "what do I do with the pictures when I've taken them?"
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jan 2012, 11:15
Glad you did Brian beautiful portrait capture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Pedroeric.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jan 2012, 11:21
Its a good capture, I think Nancy has far more character than a young model! smile
Brian Walbey: I think so also Linda, she was just her natural self and a little bit shy as well.
Nice portrait Brian but it's the tones that really stand out for me!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Fred, she was a lovely old lady.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jan 2012, 13:12
A fine portrait -the epitome of an older English lady in my vision -I like that she is not smiling like the most people when photographed- she looks thoughtful in the pose of the penseur, and also a bit sceptical, her eyes appears to be still young, vivid and curious (wach) as you captured very well!
Brian Walbey: She was a lovely lady Philine, and quite shy at first never having done anything like this before in her life.
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jan 2012, 14:15
I like taking pictures of older people, too - there is so much more character (and lines!) in their faces
Brian Walbey: There is indeed Lisl, sometimes portraits of older men of a similar age show great characters with all the ageing lines from years of toil etc.
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jan 2012, 14:59
A great portrait Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Martin.
There's a bit of life and a hint of humour in that face!
Brian Walbey: Yes she was a lovely lady Tom, no doubt long gone by now sadly.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jan 2012, 15:48
Good study Brian, the scanner seems to be doing a very good job. I find the only drag with scanning slides is the amount of muck they seem to accumulate, no mater how carefully stored and the auto clean-ups seem to degrade the results, so it ends up with a lot of painstaking cloning out.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John. I know what you mean about the scanner, I find the more things I ask it to do the longer the scan takes so I generally go for a fairly basic but high quality scan and sort the rest out in CS3.
What a very special portrait photo, Brian, particularly the sharp detail of the shawl, the reflection in her eyes, and the texture of skin.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Neil, I was quite pleased with how this one came out.

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