100 Strangers : Round 2 : No. 123 : Kelly by phil_howcroft

100 Strangers : Round 2 : No. 123 : Kelly

Nottingham's St Patrick Day celebrations were seriously curtailed yesterday as the bad weather caused the organisers to cancel the celebrations due to take place, centre stage in the Old Market Square.

There was still a parade, but this took place in both blizzard conditions and sunshine.

The parade started outside the Thurland Hall public house and this is where I met Kelly and her family. I thought Kelly in her bright green outfit would make a great stranger so I approached her and her family and asked if it was OK to take a picture for my project.

Kelly agreed straight away without hesitation and asked if I wanted to photograph all of them. I did take some family photos and also took some of Kelly on her own.

It was snowing when I took this shot and if you look closely you can see the snow drifting around the frame.

It was quite a quick photoshoot as it cold and snowing. Kelly comes from Nottingham and has Irish family.

I've since had a FB message from Kelly asking me to send her the pics, which I have done. The pictures of both Kelly and her family are really nice and Kelly really likes them and is printing one of the family group images to give to her Grandmother who is too poorly to attend the parade now. Kelly's FB page told me she is also a support worker at Macmillian Cancer Support.

Thanks for being stranger 123 Kelly.

To find out more and see pictures taken by other photographers, look at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page


My own strangers can be seen here:

A beautiful shot - love the green, And what a lucky family to come across you and your camera! Fav!
March 18th, 2018  
Kelly needs a scarf! What a vibrant looking girl, she looks the life & soul of the party! Fave.
March 18th, 2018  
A beautiful sunny and friendly face - in spite of being chilled to the bones in yesterday's climate .Love the way the background tones in with the green of her dress ! ( shame her hat is not of the same shade of green ! ) FAV
March 18th, 2018  
Such a beautiful smile! Excellent portrait!
March 19th, 2018  
Love the happy face and smile. You have become an expert on portrait photography, now. Fav.
March 19th, 2018  
Awesome shot
March 19th, 2018  
@quietpurplehaze thanks haze, this image got explored in flickr, the view count stats go crazy when that happens :)

@happypat thanks PAt, Kelly was a lovely lady to meet :)

@beryl thanks beryl it was really really cold on Saturday :)

@kwind thank you :)

@sangwann thanks Dione, i do like portraits now, especially on the street :)

@kerristephens thank you kerri
March 19th, 2018  
Smasher of a shot, Phil. She has a wonderfully natural smile that makes me smile back. Great choice of background too.
Glad Kelly likes the photos but that's no surprise. Bet you're chuffed that they're providing some cheer for her grandmother.
March 20th, 2018  
Such a lovely dynamic shot. Great eye contact and I love the energy of her hair, seeming to swirl in the blustery air.
March 20th, 2018  
@dulciknit thanks alison, this was explored on Flickr (like the PP here) and received an incredible 9100 views and rising and 158 Faves !!!

@allie912 allison, good shout re the dynamic :) , may thanks for your visit :)
March 20th, 2018  
Superb shot, smashing outfit which she carries really well. Lovely. 😃
March 21st, 2018  
@denidouble thank you ever so much :)
March 28th, 2018  
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