Curses (B&W2, Rehab11)

Curses.
Curses.

I was so excited when I took this photo. It was in Lifou (in the South Pacific). A group of dancers entertained us for about half an hour and this dancer was the most serious the whole time, even afterwards when the others were interacting with the crowd. I captured this image and I felt like he might be putting a curse on me! Luckily, I was wrong 🙂

So Cardinal nominated me for the B&W challenge (one B&W photo per day for 5 days) and my first submission was one of my favourite portraits, so I’ve decided to try to post 5 portraits during this challenge. For day 2, I would like to invite Lisa from graydaysandcoffee to join us.

In addition, this photo is also my submission to Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab Clinic – I think I must be running behind!

I took the photo with my Olympus OMD EM5 with my 60mm macro lens (this is a fantastic portrait lens). Aperture of f/2.8 and shutter speed of 1/800s at ISO200. It was a gloriously bright day so no issues with light 🙂

x desleyjane

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23 Comments Add yours

  1. Another fantastic B&W shot from you! I’m so glad that I challenged you!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      I am glad too! Thank you, I didn’t realise how much I loved portraits until now 🙂

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      1. You’re good at portraits.

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  2. Was this guy angry? He looks like a person with few friends. Great shot. B&W added to the charm of the image.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Yes, he seems quite angry to me too! But he has connected with me, and that’s what I wanted 🙂 Thanks Omar!

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  3. Andy Townend says:

    Awesome. Sharp as a pin and great frame. Give up the day job and do this!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh Andy – you are most definitely my hero 😘

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  4. Great shot and thanks for the nom! I guess I better get my boo hiney off the couch today and go take some pics. 😄

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! And you’re welcome! I’m glad you’re joining 🙂

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  5. Wow great shot and gosh he looks so angry I am not surprised you thought he was cursing you x

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! LOL am glad it’s not just me!

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      1. oh its certainly not xx

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  6. nty6x says:

    Hahaha great shot again! The eyes!! And the ‘w’ paint really gets you.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      It’s all about the eyes!
      Thank you.

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  7. I can see why you love this photo! It is gorgeous

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  8. Norm 2.0 says:

    This is a great shot, the expression on his face is priceless!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Norm. I admit I stalked him ☺️

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  9. I said you’re a pro. This photo is superior. *bow with utmost respect and admiration*

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL, wow thank you, that’s just… Thank you.

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