The Portrait


The littlest queen.

She got tired of riding in the car. It may have been a convertible with the top down, but she wanted to walk. Like all queens and princesses she got her way. And, walked. I walked along with her for a short time. I chatted with her auntie and made sure it was okay to work closely. Now, I owe her a picture. I always owe somebody picture for favors on the street.

That’s how it goes.

The picture. It’s a funny thing. Even though I’m driven toward the edges, I photographed everything. I made a lot of portraits. I made a lot of stuff on the edges. Surprisingly, I also made a lot of pretty good parade pictures. I’ll show those to you tomorrow.

Technically, this picture didn’t get much work in post production. A little softening and added glow because that’s how I saw her. And, a little burning on the edges, which is very old school and harkens back to my wet darkroom days. In theory, it draws your eyes toward the center.

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26 Comments

      1. What if I don’t? That is the problem, what most people want to read is how wonderful their work is. I’ve been doing this for way too long to think everything is wonderful.

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  1. hi ray, first I think I know what you mean, but our aim is not to hear how wonderful our posts are. We would like to get some different opinions about the topics, discuss them with our readers and earn honest feedback, so that we can learn from it and develop. We were just interested in your opinion, because you also make portraits. But hey it´s no problem, you don´t have to of course. Thank you for your honest words 🙂

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    1. If you actually looked around Storyteller, you’d know that I’m not a portrait photographer. Of course it’s not a problem. It only becomes a problem is you try to force others to do what you want. Except not for me. I have a magical power. I can turn harassers into spam. 🙂

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  2. New Orleans Art Center. In The Bywater. But, I’m part of three shows right now including the 300th Anniversary exhibition and book. Funny, we are always busy with one art or the other. ⚜️📷

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