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Happy New Year smile

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 9 February 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

The North East's oriental communities celebrated their New Year in Newcastle Upon Tyne's Stowell Street area on Sunday 29th. January 2012, and I took the Metro from South Shields to join in the fun. ("Missy" always enjoys this event and I didn't want to disappoint her).
Hence I have quite a few pictures to share and I hope you enjoy them.

Kung Hey Fat Choi!

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Lena from San Francisco, United States

Indeed, happy smiling face also beautiful portrait. very nice shot...:-)

9 Feb 2012 5:58am

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Really a very warm smile

9 Feb 2012 6:59am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful girl and fantastic smile

9 Feb 2012 7:12am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Très beau portrait

Bonne journée

9 Feb 2012 7:48am

PATRICK from miramas, France

Happy New Year smile 5***

9 Feb 2012 7:50am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely frame again Curly

9 Feb 2012 7:58am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

oh yes, a beautiful smile indeed...

9 Feb 2012 8:11am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What a lovely lady with an engaging smile!

9 Feb 2012 8:28am

gezz from Leeds, United Kingdom

love them curly, dint know there was that many chinese in newcastle like

9 Feb 2012 8:29am

@gezz: Thousands mate, it's a university city!

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful soft effect....lovely smile.

9 Feb 2012 8:34am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Yes I enjoy. The best thing about these pictures is just the fact that the world will see something that does not see anywhere else, for example the news.

9 Feb 2012 9:00am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Great smile, superb portrait

9 Feb 2012 9:07am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I love this sweet and almost timid smile ... offers his best wishes for the year that began ... I like editing as always great ... A hug friend Curly! Adela

9 Feb 2012 9:12am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I like her smile and the softness of your treatment, a nice portrait ! Have a lovely day Curly :)

9 Feb 2012 9:13am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

A lovely smile and nice processing

9 Feb 2012 10:52am

STEED from D, France

Two charming portraits,Boy........Nice !!!!

9 Feb 2012 11:00am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Charming smile, nice soft effect.

9 Feb 2012 11:02am

Christophe Esnard from Angoulême, France

A sweet portrait. Did you take a coffee with her ?

9 Feb 2012 11:08am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a lovely direct portrait Curly

9 Feb 2012 11:24am

trilliana from Zurich, Switzerland

just a gorgeous portrait, curly. works so well with the soft focus and glow here.

9 Feb 2012 11:35am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Radiant smile and your soft processing is very sweet here.

9 Feb 2012 11:44am

Tim from Derby, United Kingdom

Curly, with the kind comments you have left on my photos (which I don't think are all that good), I expected yours to be 'point and shoot with a disposable camera' quality! They are sensational!!! This one is beautiful. Well done! I'll be watching your blog closely for tips!

9 Feb 2012 11:47am

Anita from Bretagne, France

Beaucoup de charme, de douceur et un beau sourire !!

9 Feb 2012 12:01pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Lovely treatment :) Beautiful portrait !

9 Feb 2012 12:48pm

Karen Politte from Conway, United States

gorgeous soft focus treatment - well done mate! She's beautiful!

9 Feb 2012 1:16pm

Robert from BOUSVAL, Belgium

Sincere smile of a bautiful day. I visited Newcastle's university in 1968. I crossed Great Britain hitch hiking and worked 2 months in Scotland in a holiday camp for epileptics.

9 Feb 2012 1:20pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Beautiful portrait with correct blur. Nice work.

9 Feb 2012 1:46pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful portrait!

9 Feb 2012 1:50pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Definitely a 5-star smile! Nicely captured Curly! ;-)

9 Feb 2012 2:02pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great smile and a portrait she should really be happy with.

9 Feb 2012 2:10pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Really superb portrait accentuated by the softness surrounding her face. Beautiful work, Curly.

9 Feb 2012 2:27pm

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

Great portrait, Curly...beautiful smile...I love the softness of the image, I think that really makes it:) Hope all has been well with you!

9 Feb 2012 3:00pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Excellent portrait. Great processing.

9 Feb 2012 3:14pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

great portrait

9 Feb 2012 3:40pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld,old West wales boy., Germany

Pretty lady,nicely done.

9 Feb 2012 4:38pm

Nicou from Switzerland

Superbe portrait souriant quelle belle jeune fille mangigique.
Belle soirée

9 Feb 2012 4:41pm

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Soft in double sense. I like it.

9 Feb 2012 4:55pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Un bien joli sourire

9 Feb 2012 5:50pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Excellent portrait. Sweet smile of this beautiful lady, great capture !!!

9 Feb 2012 5:57pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautiful portrait capture here! Her face and neckline stand out nicely here.

9 Feb 2012 6:42pm

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

beatiful portrait

9 Feb 2012 6:46pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A lovely portrait and a beautiful smile! I also like the colorful background.

9 Feb 2012 6:48pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

I must admit, when I clicked on this photo I expected it to be just a portrait shot. But you have made it really interesting, love the varying points of focus. Very interesting...

9 Feb 2012 7:36pm

Steve from Atlanta, United States

Oh wow...fantastic! Great blur around her and such a wonderful smile. Great shot!

9 Feb 2012 8:25pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A gorgeous portrait, through and through. The softness is ideal.

9 Feb 2012 8:33pm

Zorilla from H, T & E, United Kingdom

very nice portrait

9 Feb 2012 9:27pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente retrato, bonita y simpatica expresión!

9 Feb 2012 11:02pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

another lovely lady

9 Feb 2012 11:47pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

beautiful image! very natural. a big kiss. Alejandra

10 Feb 2012 2:43am

sam from new york, United States

beautiful portrait of a beautiful lady

10 Feb 2012 3:42am

flyingwind风飞扬 from someplace, China

Great smiles! The picture looks so comfortable with its DOF and blur!

10 Feb 2012 4:41am

Avinash from Dharamshala, India

b'ful smile....1 in million..nice !!

10 Feb 2012 12:19pm

Reza from Tanjungpinang, Indonesia

Nice color and touchable object

10 Feb 2012 2:40pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

What a beautiful portrait, Curly. You made her look so soft - wonderful focus and processing. Yet another carnival in England missed! What a sweet, innocent smile!

10 Feb 2012 3:06pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Lovely portrait with a beautiful smile! Looks like a Filipina =)

11 Feb 2012 12:02am

Maureen from Prescott, United States

Very nice portrait!

11 Feb 2012 12:50am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

She looks really happy. Good portrait!

11 Feb 2012 9:59am

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

sweet soft portrait, love the colors, your pp work...

12 Feb 2012 10:58am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Beautiful portrait and smile

12 Feb 2012 3:46pm

Anastasia from Prague, Czech Republic

nice colors and the mood on this photo, well done :)

12 Feb 2012 4:32pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Sweet and warm portrait - love the smile! Have a great week Curly!

13 Feb 2012 3:16am

Sam from Chennai, India

Lovely smile. Sweet portrait of this beautiful lady. Wonderful. Five Stars. :)

14 Feb 2012 2:38pm

mike from Cap d'Agde, France

Très joli portrait. J'aime bien le fond flou.

14 Feb 2012 8:18pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

nice portrait Curly!

14 Feb 2012 9:24pm

1/90 second
ISO 1600
82 mm (35mm equiv.)