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Ten second portrait, Yokosuka

I spent the day in Yokosuka yesterday, searching for locations for a forthcoming model shoot and workshop. Great day out and found some great places with the help of my buddy Ron Inman who has spent years living there, whilst in and after leaving the US Navy.

This lady was loitering around outside the station entrance about the time I was getting ready to head home to Tokyo. Ron got a couple of candids of her but I wanted a portrait. Went over to ask and she was happy to have her shot taken. Didn't want her doing the 'peace' symbol but I only got one chance to shoot... as some fella came over and told her 'no pictures'. I don't want to jump to conclusions about her/him but he wasn't her boyfriend and he looked like he was loitering around the station area to drum-up trade....

Still, like how it came out. Not bad for a ten second portrait under awful, mixed bath of fluorescent and sodium lights.

What gear?

Nikon D700
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai @ f/1.2
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still good,i like her hair
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This is NOT a peace sign. That's how Japanese people smile.
 
Turning Japanese...as simple as that! But it was neatly taken... Domo arigato...
 
:-) Actually, +Yigal Chripun it's more of a non-verbal 'cheese' than a smile. And the popular theory is that it started when, at the 1972 winter games in Sapporo, Janet Lynn fell over on her figure-skating routine and flashed the V when she got up....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Lynn

For me, it's fine for snapshots but it ruins a posed portrait.
 
Interesting tint, this little retro-style suits her very well. Thanks for the beautiful Japan pictures.
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