Great looks on her face, aren't they? The shot where she turned to look at me, caught me by surprise, I must admit. I was trying to focus on her hands. Not only can she play the piano well, but she is an excellent photographer. She showed me some of the shots she had taken in Zanzibar as she traipsed around behind this Belgian pilot she is keen on. I think Jess was about one when I first met her. She dun good ...
I guess this situation was one for flash ... I must overcome my fear and loathing ... I include the stats to try to work out how to avoid the poor quality. The first image was F5, 1/8, ISO=400, 55mm
The second image where she is peering wasF5, 1/15, ISO=800, 100mm
The nape of the neck was F5.6, 1/13, ISO=800, 200mm
As I went to find the stats I came across another image that seems a bit better and include it here.
The stats for this are F5.6, 1/30, ISO=1600, 131mm
I think this indicates that I was aware of the problem and trying all I could to solve it. The room although with plenty of windows was full of people and lined with books - hence not much light. So in this final image, I notched the ISO higher than I ever do and backed off with the zoom a bit, both letting more light in and allowing me to up the s/s just enough to freeze the shot.
I think ...