Guinevere Hesitates


Taken last night around 7:00 p.m.

I've had this idea for a long time to make a modern photographic book of Arthurian tales; who knows, maybe I'll get started on it this summer...

Post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon 85mm f/1.2L lens at f/3.5, 1/60s, ISO 800. Curves, color balancing.

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She's such a beautiful girl. She has a very classic look. This is a beautiful portrait.

Sounds like a great project. If anyone can do it, you certainly can.

Posted by Laurie on March 25, 2007 12:45 PM

Lovely, she could easily be a lady in waiting. Just lovely.

Posted by Noreen on March 25, 2007 12:59 PM

Absoultely beautiful.
I have seen the young king Arthur. He works at the Milford Pet store of a Sunday afternoon.

Posted by Patricia on March 25, 2007 6:07 PM

wow, outstanding feeling and colors!

Posted by otilius on March 25, 2007 6:43 PM

Her wavy hair, pale but clear skin tone, and simple beauty do a great job of giving a legendary, medieval British feel to the image.

Posted by Robert on March 25, 2007 9:59 PM

Lancelot ... Arthur? Arthur ... Lancelot? Yep, it's a tough one. Heh. Beautiful tones, great expression. Nicely done.

Posted by MarkDM on March 26, 2007 12:54 AM

This one has surely a lot to do with the Arthurian tales. However, when I saw the photo, I thought, of some Gone With the Wind 2007 Project. Who said that Vivien Leigh was irreplaceable ;)

Posted by Marta on March 26, 2007 9:23 AM

I really love the color treatment you've been giving these portraits. Perfect.

Posted by Ruth on March 26, 2007 9:27 AM

Very beautiful.

Posted by Alex on March 26, 2007 10:22 AM

I love the idea for a book and think you're just the person for it!


Posted by on March 26, 2007 11:53 AM

It's about deciding. Options. Judgment. Intelligence. Becoming human. Becoming responsible. First chance for the girl to grow into the woman.

Posted by pat on March 26, 2007 2:46 PM

addendum. Uses the horizontal format as meaning: the shape = time: the past at the right, the future closed off at left, hidden until she decides. Her body will move forward (the negative spaces tell us that). The future is blocked; she looks not forward but within, for the choice is there.

Posted by pat on March 26, 2007 3:16 PM

First impression--very European! Guinevere has exceptional features (not to mention "beautiful"!) The image reminds me of one of the French painters who did a number of idyllic peasant girl portraits. Bougeroue?

And your skill for getting expressions is simply astonishing. Really Kathleen, how many shots did you pick from?

Once again your compositional thinking is the best........and as for a book project, can't we have a "2,536 of My All Time Favorite Images" kind of thing form you? you could start taking pre-orders tomorrow.....or latter today is fine.

Thank you, Guinevere. Thank you, Kathleen. And a Pre-thanks to the publisher cause any photography book you choose to do, I'm buying!

Posted by david tinnon on March 26, 2007 9:11 PM

I told you that you should make a book ;) Beautiful portrait, the depth created by that lens is fantastic.

Posted by Justin Gaynor on March 26, 2007 10:21 PM

excellent portrait

Posted by Taswir on March 27, 2007 8:14 PM

Beautiful natural light portrait.

Posted by LwS on March 28, 2007 11:55 AM

Impressing depth of field! Very beautiful!

Posted by joghem on March 28, 2007 2:00 PM

I love the non-traditional framing, the soft colors and purposeful use of shallow DOF here. You have some amazing and beautiful photos on your blog. Very inspiring...thanks!

Posted by heather on March 29, 2007 5:55 AM

You angel you...

Posted by Biggsio on March 29, 2007 6:57 AM

what a beautiful photo of such a BEAUTIFUL girl!
i love this photo!

Posted by genevieve on March 31, 2007 1:27 AM

This is one of the best portraits I've ever seen on the Internet. Very compelling.

Posted by Seattleite on April 6, 2007 11:50 PM

her beauty,,,says every thing inthis just under the shines of her legend...purity..of nature....tranformed ..into ..a beauty personified

Posted by vivekanand on December 18, 2007 12:57 PM

You are one of the most talented photographers I've seen on the web. Many are Photo Shop workers. You are a photographer. I want to move to Durham County.

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