Portrait of Mike

photo: Mike is stood with a paddle key, ready to turn the lock paddle open or closed; Mike is smiling under his sea captain's hat; his face is in shade, but it still looks like he's suffering from hayfever; behind Mike, strongly out-of-focus, there is a sunny countryside, livestock just discernible.

Location: Offerton Locks on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, past Tibberton.

Date: Sunday 28th June 1998.

Equipment: Canon EOS 50e using 50mm f/1.8 lens.

Emulsion: Fujifilm Superia 100.

Keywords: portrait, captains' hat, white sweater, canal lock, paddle key, outdoors, sunlight, rural area.

Notes: I should have used a little fill flash here to brighten Mike's face under that captain's hat.