Faceless portrait

Challenge #13 in the Simon's Series series. Hosted by Simon Joinson.
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You'd think that a portrait, by definition, would have to show the subject's face? That's certainly considered a good starting point by most photographers, but the creative photographer knows that the most interesting results often come from doing exactly the opposite of what's expected, so for this challenge we're asking you to include little, if any, of the subject's face in the frame. The key thing here is that we're still trying to shoot a portrait, so you're still trying to capture something of the character or personality of your subject, just in a slightly less obvious manner.
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Be like the bird that, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings. —Victor Hugo Delicate as the wings upon a dragonfly, yet strong, we witnessed a child's imagination borne along, not as mere dreams floating high above, but something we cherished, something we loved. —huyzer
Submitted: Saturday, 28th February, 2009 15:01 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 23rd September, 2007
Focal length: 35 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec
Aperture: F2
ISO: 100
Views: 308
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