Walking into my favorite coffee shop in Venice, FL, I saw Vickie sitting at an outside table. I introduced myself, and described the 100 Strangers group. She readily agreed to be photographed. Vickie has lived in the area for seven years, and works in a clothing store across the street.
For several months I have made very closely cropped square portraits, as this usually focuses attention to the eyes. I have gotten a bit bored with this. So, I am temporarily switching to horizontal (landscape) crops that are not quite as close. This makes me more careful about the background, because…, well, there IS more background.
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After getting this shot, I showed it to Vickie on the camera’s LCD screen. She said, “That’s better than what I see in the mirror”. WHOA! That is the highest praise for a camera. Thanks Nikon, sorry Canon ;-).