Stranger 24: star gazer

9:44 PM Nelonie Crelencia 0 Comments

Stranger No. 24: Star Gazer by lancelonie, on FacebookAmazed with that genuine gaze

My 24th find walked out of the store quietly with a cap and a backpack.  I sensed that she was a kind soul that would also welcome an intruding stranger like me.

After explaining a few details on why I wanna "shoot" her, she was also ready to shoot me back with that wonderful stare.  I'm satisfied and thankful with her cooperation.  Besides the fact that light was permitting, this pretty lady gave me exactly what I wanted.  Bravo, my friendly stranger!  Bravo!

I'd like to think that my stranger encounter is getting better in terms of targeting someone who would help me portray a look.  I also think I'm probably getting better at convincing strangers (or maybe finding the right stranger).  Hmm...

She's one of my genuine "gazers", in line with my first Winning LookPower GazeInteresting 10thMiss Ooh-la-lashesSunshine GirlCool Sweetheart and Sun-kissed Lady (gasp)...  This girl is on my top list for now.  I'd like to call her the Star Gazer.
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The soul that can speak through the eyes can also kiss with a gaze.
~Gustav Adolfo Becquer
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Stranger No. 24: Star Gazer by lancelonie, on Facebook

Stranger No. 24: Star Gazer by lancelonie, on Facebook

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Stranger 23: sun-kissed lady

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Stranger No. 23: Sunkissed Lady by lancelonie, on FacebookThe Autumn Sun Kissed Her Face

I like her expression - no pretenses.  I think it's the same look she had before I interrupted her solitude.  She knew exactly how to play the no-smile game so I'd say we got another winner here!

The afternoon light and the early autumn breeze were perfect.  The hair movement added depth just like Framed Artist's.  I played between warm and cool to see what suited this particular shot.  Warm tones appealed more to me.  I felt like summer crept back in while processing her lovely sun-toned skin.

Her eyes here are not as showy or as glossy as the others but that's because some harsh light had her squinting.  Maybe if we switched places, I would have had the same effect as Sunshine Girl.  But overall, the emotion is beautiful to me - a genuine stare and again, no pretenses.  She's a pretty lady under the sun!
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I was cold and alone till I got lost in your charm.
That's when I found me a place to belong.
I've been kissed by the sun.
~Dondria
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Stranger No. 23: Sunkissed Lady by lancelonie, on Facebook

Stranger No. 23: Sunkissed Lady by lancelonie, on Facebook

Stranger No. 23: Sunkissed Lady by lancelonie, on Facebook

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Stranger 22: spectacled angel

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Stranger 22: Spectacled Angel by lancelonie, on FacebookDrama Behind Another Smiley Face

I had a hiatus after Sophia's school orientation and all the while, I thought I lost my 22nd card.  When I finally went back to shooting strangers, I re-wrote that number down.

Along Hollywood Blvd., I walked back to the same spot I stood 5 weeks ago and it all came back to me...  I did capture my 22nd stranger!  I wonder if she was trying to look for her photo.

I apologize for such a huge delay, Miss 22.  There was quite a distraction - when I switched from my good ole desktop to hubby's Alienware on which he installed Adobe Bridge...  Ahhh...  Excuses!  Again, sorry...

IMG_0235 Spectacled Angel, on Facebook Although I (briefly) forgot about her headshots, I clearly remember the small talk between this friendly soul and me...  After she pulled up on the side street, got out of her car, she said, "I like your blouse..."  I was wearing a black see-through sleeveless blouse layered on top of a white camisole.  I think she was also layered - her style, probably.

In my mind, I said, yes!  That's the right approach.  A small talk are somewhat a clear indication that a stranger is approachable and likely open to suggestions.  So, when she agreed, I also remember her telling me she smiles when she walks.

Yeah, I wanted her to stare just like the others - you know, that look-through-me-blankly kinda thing.  Or, drop that smiley face and power gaze me.  She's internalizing here to do just that.

She (I forgot her name.  Was it Kellie?  Sorry!) is my 3rd model with glasses after Cool Sweetheart and Framed Artist.  I'd like to call her the Spectacled Angel because that's what I thought of her when I overexposed her photo here on Flickr...
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Words, like eyeglasses, blur everything that they do not make clear.
~Stephen Wright
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Stranger 22: Spectacled Angel by lancelonie, on Facebook

Stranger 22: Spectacled Angel by lancelonie, on Facebook

Stranger 22: Spectacled Angel by lancelonie, on Facebook

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