Elizabeth

This is my friend Elizabeth from Inveraray. Elizabeth agreed after only the tiniest persuasion (about 18 months roughly) to have some portraits done. Elizabeth works with Richard, who was one of my portrait subjects some time ago. Basically Richard and I have nagged poor Elizabeth ever since; who says that persistence doesn’t pay off?  Elizabeth chose this favourite spot by a bend in the river that runs by Inveraray Castle.   Look at the amazing background texture provided by the rocks, look at Elizabeth’s amazing expression.

We loved the texture of these rocks so much that we just had to do something playful with them!

Sometimes simple light really is the best thing for a good portrait.

Oddly this forest looks like an autumn scene, but it’s spring! Where are all those leaves coming from? The light on Elizabeth is fantastic here. (Actually it’s a Canon Speedlite through my trusty brolly held by  helpful hubby Steven). The light on the tree is genuine sunlight!

And finally a black and white showing Elizabeth doing what she does naturally all the time, smiling!

I hope you like these Elizabeth?

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