SELF-INDULGENCE 112 – PEOPLE LAUGHING (MONO)

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People laughing; 24 Mar 2012.

Guests at a party, laughing at a speech.  My gaze is taken into the photo, down the “narrowing corridor” formed by the four, nearer faces, and ending up on the woman and partly seen man sitting up against the wall. 

Nikon D700 with 24mm-120mm VR Nikkor at 24mm; 400 ISO; diffused, bounced flash;  converted to mono with Silver Efex Pro 2.
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

8 Responses to SELF-INDULGENCE 112 – PEOPLE LAUGHING (MONO)

  1. Sonali Dalal says:

    just love it! Composition is wonderful. Unbound joy!

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, Sonali! Yes, unbound joy! Smiling and laughter are wonderful things, they do us much good. I like making people laugh – it seems a good and worthwhile thing to do.

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  2. Sallyann says:

    Thanks for the smile. 🙂

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  3. Adrian Lewis says:

    Thanks, icastel – this is a favourite shot of mine. Watching dancing but unable to hear the music – good analogy!

    This was taken at a wedding reception, when the groom was making a witty speech. I was in front, more or less beside him to get pictures of him, but I was looking at the guests too and this scene opened up. Adrian

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  4. icastel says:

    I get an odd sense of being left out of something. Like watching people dance, but being unable to hear the music. What is this? I really like the tones you used on this one. Very nice shot.

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  5. krikitarts says:

    Catching people in the middle of a helpless laugh can be so much fun, and often can bring out their very best. Especially rewarding in friends and loved ones. My favorite is the guy in the checked shirt.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      I’m with you re the checked shirt chap – he’s laughing suddenly, without warning and explosively, and the explosiveness and richness of his emotion have attracted the warm and fond smile of the woman second in from the right – his partner?

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