Susan Pregnant

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© L Hartley
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Q: I am really into my wildlife photography but cannot afford a super zoom lens, I have a 300mm and am considering a teleconvertor. Has anybody had a experience with these and would you recommend them?

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

Went home to Louisiana last week. Got this photo of Susan, pregnant with her last child. She'd said, "Take this now. I'm not doing this again." I did. She is a magnificent, classic beauty, and also a sculptor.

For those interested, this is Tri-X film in a Hasselblad, scanned.

91 responses

  • mark coyle

    mark coyle gave props (4 Jun 2008):

    Beautiful photo...also nothing prettier than a preganant woman

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (4 Jun 2008):

    such richness...

  • Kim Emory

    Kim Emory gave props (4 Jun 2008):

    Beautiful!

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) gave props (4 Jun 2008):

    She looks wonderful. .

  • m.michael misislyan

    m.michael misislyan said (4 Jun 2008):

    Laura:
    I officially have a new fetish to add to my repertoire, seriously though... this is such a beautiful photo... the pose, the model, the grain, the tone, the background... it all comes together...so perfectly...I can't say enough about it...oh and her expression is absolutely delicious... masterful job, Laura congrats!

  • Steve Hogle

    Steve Hogle gave props (4 Jun 2008):

    Goregous Shot, Love the victoriana feel to this.

  • Jay Stockhaus

    Jay Stockhaus (Deleted) gave props (5 Jun 2008):

    Another amazingly beautiful photo.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Jun 2008):

    Stunning work of art.

  • Jim Jochetz

    Jim Jochetz gave props (5 Jun 2008):

    Wow.... Too good to even begin.

  • Loree McComb

    Loree McComb   said (5 Jun 2008):

    A photo to be cherished for all time

  • William Moore

    William Moore gave props (5 Jun 2008):

    has that superb e. westin feel to this gorgeous photo

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (5 Jun 2008):

    Lovely photo. She is a classic beauty. Love everything about this shot.

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (6 Jun 2008):

    Oh, Laura, this is so nice!!! Really beautiful. I guess we were on the same wavelength! :)

  • L Hartley

    L Hartley gave props (6 Jun 2008):

    Thanks, all, and M. M. "Mohawk" Misislyan - we need to talk - seriously, dude! Go stand in the corner!

  • Rogério Freitas

    Rogério Freitas said (7 Jun 2008):

    Great portrait!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (7 Jun 2008):

    lovely, dreamy portrait.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (7 Jun 2008):

    Not much left to say, except ditto.....

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    A Beautiful Capture !!!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    Absolutely stunning portrait! Beautiful model!

  • Ævar B. Jak.

    Ævar B. Jak. gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    Beautiful photo! Love the texture, contrast and light, great work!!

  • Anne Mcginn

    Anne Mcginn gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    such a beautiful portrait and a beautiful woman

  • Gary Fudge

    Gary Fudge (Deleted) gave props (10 Jun 2008):

    This is exceptional work. This is how your site images should look. The lighting is exquisite. This is one of the finest tummy to mummy shots going. Without the write-up I would swear this was shot late 70s to early 80s. Brilliant

  • Jerry Carpenter

    Jerry Carpenter gave props (10 Jun 2008):

    I'm with Gary on the look of this image. A masterwork. I am in awe!

  • Gabriel Dorin Ursa

    Gabriel Dorin Ursa said (11 Jun 2008):

    great! nice! the best!

  • Lisa Slifko

    Lisa Slifko gave props (12 Jun 2008):

    A beautiful B&W....Excellent

  • Steve Wilson

    Steve Wilson (Deleted) said (13 Jun 2008):

    W o w!!! I also use a 500CM (Classic). Hasselblad is the standard as far as I am concerned. My favorite lens is the chrome 150mm "C" Sonnar f/4. I use the EV settings with my Gossen Luna Pro. You, Laura, are an exceptional photographer.

  • L Hartley

    L Hartley gave props (15 Jun 2008):

    Steve - you are so sweet. That is the same lens I use!

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (15 Jun 2008):

    W-O-W!!!! Stunning!

  • photokrush

    photokrush said (15 Jun 2008):

    just stunning. such a beautiful moment.

  • Arla Ruggles

    Arla Ruggles gave props (16 Jun 2008):

    Amazing and beautiful! Victorians would never pose thus -- and that makes it so much more appealing!

  • Simon Le

    Simon Le gave props (17 Jun 2008):

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Great expression, compo, lighting & tone.

  • Eric Finster

    Eric Finster (Deleted) gave props (17 Jun 2008):

    Another great choice in entries, Black and White...perfect!

  • Bill Hathaway

    Bill Hathaway gave props (18 Jun 2008):

    Fantastic.

  • Christophe Le Canne

    Christophe Le Canne gave props (21 Jun 2008):

    Beautiful!

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   said (22 Jun 2008):

    real photography...what a concept, simply beautiful

  • Robin Smith

    Robin Smith gave props (22 Jun 2008):

    amazing photo!

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (27 Jun 2008):

    Sorry to say that I've only just seen this photo today. I seem to have missed quite a few of your shots! This is amazingly beautiful and beatific.

  • FALCON LARA OSCAR

    FALCON LARA OSCAR said (2 Jul 2008):

    This shot is so beautiful.

  • Claudia Martin

    Claudia Martin gave props (3 Jul 2008):

    this is classic, i love her expression and her eyes, and the big stomach too of course

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (9 Jul 2008):

    Incredibly beautiful

  • William Doherty

    William Doherty said (11 Jul 2008):

    Magnificent portrait, kudos...

  • Jack Johnson

    Jack Johnson gave props (12 Jul 2008):

    The content, tones and vignette really complement each other. Great photo!

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour gave props (15 Jul 2008):

    Absolutely beautiful, gorgeous! And the lighting, this lighting...

  • :) L P

    :) L P gave props (27 Jul 2008):

    very beautiful capture. priceless

  • Robert Armstrong

    Robert Armstrong (Deleted) gave props (13 Aug 2008):

    fantastic image.......... love it!

  • Robert Armstrong

    Robert Armstrong (Deleted) gave props (13 Aug 2008):

    fantastic image.......... love it!

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (24 Aug 2008):

    Excellent in all respects & ditto 2 all the above as well.

  • Nina Hüttmann

    Nina Hüttmann gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    what a beautiful nostalgic portrait! well done!

  • Maria Kappatou

    Maria Kappatou said (21 Nov 2008):

    Wonderful!!!

  • stephen berk

    stephen berk (Deleted) said (7 Dec 2008):

    Right on, classic beauty, like from another generation. Nice capture.

  • Peterson, Dave Peterson

    Peterson, Dave Peterson gave props (19 May 2009):

    Great Photo of a Gorgeous Mom/Mom-to-be

  • Jonathan Charles

    Jonathan Charles said (26 Jun 2009):

    One of the nicest pregnancy shots I've seen. The "antique" style goes very well with the lace dress. Wonderful peaceful expectant mood.
    Best wishes, Jonathan

  • K Fizaine

    K Fizaine said (6 Aug 2009):

    Awesome - Love these classic portraits. I'm missing the Tri-X since I switched to Digital.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Sep 2009):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (7 Sep 2009):

    This wins! Awesome portrait Laura:)))

  • Benjamin Arthur

    Benjamin Arthur said (8 Sep 2009):

    What can I add Laura that others haven't already said? Lil ol me? I can't so I won't other than to say if THIS photo doesn't win this competition then the "J" in JPG sure as hell doesn't stand for "justice"!

    Voted. Naturally.

  • chris paredes

    chris paredes said (10 Sep 2009):

    Love it. Has an Edward Olive feel to it.

  • chris paredes

    chris paredes gave props (10 Sep 2009):

    Great lighting, great grainy, impressionist painting feel. I love it.

  • Rogério Salgado-Martins

    Rogério Salgado-Martins (Deleted) gave props (12 Sep 2009):

    This is a wonderful picture. Great work.

  • Michael Risenhoover

    Michael Risenhoover (Deleted) gave props (15 Sep 2009):

    Very beautiful!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (29 Sep 2009):

    Great work, my vote

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour gave props (2 Oct 2009):

    back to vote

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (8 Oct 2009):

    Voted!

  • adniloj

    adniloj said (17 Oct 2009):

    back for your vote + and the fav which somehow went away ????

  • Camil Seisanu

    Camil Seisanu gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    F A B U L O U S ! V+ :)

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt   gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    easy vote!

  • Kjell H

    Kjell H gave props (17 Nov 2009):

    Great and my vote!

  • Dominic Kite

    Dominic Kite gave props (24 Nov 2009):

    Its a classic photo - beautifully shot and a lovely model.

  • Nina Hüttmann

    Nina Hüttmann gave props (26 Nov 2009):

    as I already said, I love the nostalgic look a lot, now this shot also gets my vote! :o)

  • Antonio Stella

    Antonio Stella gave props (30 Nov 2009):

    Got my vote. - Ciao Antonio

  • Brendan Caulfield

    Brendan Caulfield gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    Really great photo!

  • Ashutosh Joshi

    Ashutosh Joshi gave props (30 Jul 2010):

    nice

  • Shauna Rose

    Shauna Rose gave props (14 Aug 2010):

    how lovely!

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    such a great one, congrats Laura - beautiful work

  • rory cobbe

    rory cobbe gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    congrats laura

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (30 Sep 2010):

    Congrats Laura! beautiful photo!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (2 Oct 2010):

    CONGRATULATIONS! This is so classically beautiful and i am delighted to see it has been published!! Wonderful!!

  • Ronald Paredes

    Ronald Paredes gave props (12 Oct 2010):

    Beautiful picture

  • Apple Villalobos

    Apple Villalobos gave props (31 Oct 2010):

    classic!!!

  • Tridibesh Sanyal

    Tridibesh Sanyal said (28 Dec 2010):

    Truly beautiful both the image & the subject.

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira   said (29 Dec 2010):

    Uaaaau... Thanks for this Beautiful photo!

  • Tristesse Genevieve

    Tristesse Genevieve said (8 Jan 2011):

    Beautiful and epic portrait.

  • Fernando Cortez

    Fernando Cortez gave props (24 Mar 2011):

    incredible,,, love the feel of film and classic cameras, great work.

  • Ope O

    Ope O gave props (31 Mar 2011):

    thumbs up

  • Abbey Cahill

    Abbey Cahill gave props (5 Nov 2011):

    Breathtaking and Beautiful.

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (24 May 2012):

    W-O-W!!!! Stunning!

  • Robert Walker

    Robert Walker gave props (17 Aug 2012):

    Lovely

  • SAURO DORIA

    SAURO DORIA   gave props (15 Feb 2014):

    fantastica!!!!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira   gave props (15 Feb 2014):

    lovely!..

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (28 Sep 2014):

    Class!

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