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Now I remember why I came back to California

Posted by
Monterey John (Hollister, CA, United States) on 17 April 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Been out of pocket for several days culminating in a nice event shoot in Salinas on Friday evening.

This image is NOT one of my landscapes :)

This young lady was one of the models at the Monterey County Young Professionals mixer at the Stainbeck Center in Salinas, CA. There is a gallery of shots from this fun event here:

Canon EOS 40D 1/60 second F/5.0 ISO 640 75 mm

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Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

What a beautiful portrait... Now I understad why you were missing California ;) Enjoy your sunday John !

17 Apr 2011 12:38pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, she does look radiant! california must be a terrific place if it can bring such a glow on a girl's face ... ;-))

17 Apr 2011 1:25pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Great job John! Nice work wth the light too!

17 Apr 2011 2:42pm

@Denny Jump Photo: As to the light, I thank Gary Fong for his fabulous flash difuser.

Becky from los angeles, United States

She is glowing - you shot a fantastic portrait capturing her wonderful essence. Excellent - Sounds/looks like it was a fun time. : )

17 Apr 2011 4:47pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

looks like a nice landscape to me

17 Apr 2011 5:05pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Great portrait!

17 Apr 2011 5:06pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Excellent portrait John, puts a smile on my face!

17 Apr 2011 6:05pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I think you had fun at the Style Show ... some gorgeous shots in that gallery, John!

17 Apr 2011 8:47pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

I clicked on the link, very nice work. These people wear some serious makeup.

17 Apr 2011 11:16pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Amazing portrait, sunny smile !

18 Apr 2011 12:03am

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

very nice portrait! what's going on on Friday in Salinas?

18 Apr 2011 2:48pm

Canon EOS 40D
1/60 second
ISO 640
75 mm