The 18mm as a portrait lens...

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The 18mm as a portrait lens...
3 months ago

Took my wife of 32 years out for breakfast at a local coffee/cafe on Sunday for Mother's Day..  I took the X-E2 with the 18mm mounted because I did not want to lug a bag with me.

I'm not a portrait guy but every now and then I take a stab at it.  Now the 18mm is not by any means a portrait lens but the shot below is one of the better shots I have ever been able to take of my wife... because (A) she does not like to have her picture taken and (B) she normally assumes a phony smile which always ruins the shot. This time was different.. I took the shot just as she glanced over at me after I made some stupid comment with that look that says... "Jim, you're an idiot"..  
Post in Photoshop CS6, shot JPG.

By the way... she says this is a terrible picture of her... Women!

Always best to view the larger version...

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