Sky Blue

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© Laura Hartley
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UploadedOctober 29, 2008
TakenOctober 27, 2008
Exposure1/200 sec at f/13
FlashRed Eye, Auto-Mode
Focal Length21 mm
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He was getting off his motorcycle, and I shot "from the hip" quickly, not knowing what I'd get. When we saw this, we were both astonished at how his eyes perfectly reflected the blue sky. He says he "doesn't do sun," but I say, with eyes like these, he'd better remove those shades more often!

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  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (29 Oct 2008):

    Hell yeah! It rocks!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (29 Oct 2008):

    What a super-cool portrait!! Couldn't be better, Laura! I'd clone out the electric wires [5 minutes] and print it to canvas... perhaps as a gift to him.

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour gave props (29 Oct 2008):

    very nice capture. blue and black colors are just great!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (29 Oct 2008): are quite the hipster ;)

  • Stirling Spasaro

    Stirling Spasaro (Deleted) said (29 Oct 2008):

    No, really, WOW. I'm assuming you used flash, because I know I can't get eyes to look like that against the sky unless there's flash. Love the crop, love the blues, love the contrast (perfect amount) and love the attitude.
    Great caption, too.
    I'd like to see more portraits. =)

  • Laura Hartley

    Laura Hartley gave props (29 Oct 2008):

    No flash - he is just blessed with extraordinarily blue eyes!

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (29 Oct 2008):

    Fantastic Laura! I love this! Certainly gets my vote!!

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    Excellent -- "YES"

  • Anne Mcginn

    Anne Mcginn gave props (30 Oct 2008):


  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (31 Oct 2008):

    Nice portrait here. Got my vote.

  • rory cobbe

    rory cobbe gave props (1 Nov 2008):

    you have an eye for the boys....and he has eyes for the girl too..sorry mr hartley

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (1 Nov 2008):

    Fantastic shot! If only I could do portraits like this...maybe I should stop looking and just shoot!

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (1 Nov 2008):

    WOW..great shot, great my vote!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (3 Nov 2008):

    YEAH it rocks!!


    Burak BAYINDIRLI gave props (3 Nov 2008):

    I agree with stirling, nice shot !

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (10 Nov 2008):

    Great shot! I say yeah!

  • Patricia Shanahan

    Patricia Shanahan gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    WOW ! Hell yea, this rocks !

  • Arla Ruggles

    Arla Ruggles gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    Oh! YES!

  • Steve Wilson

    Steve Wilson (Deleted) said (30 Nov 2008):

    Sharp, sharp, sharp. This is a wondeful shot, Laura.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (12 Jan 2009):

    Great shot and perception.

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