a lovely day by quietpurplehaze

a lovely day

We went to Petworth on my birthday to see the Christmas decorations.

I spied a hat which I fancied in the National Trust shop. Over a final cup of tea in the café, I asked Ray for a selfie of me wearing it.

And I have converted it to b&w because it is not red or even purple!
Lovely. Did you see any deer???
December 19th, 2018  
@30pics4jackiesdiamond

We did after going to Petworth Park en route home. I got several awful shots! Wrong lens I think!
December 19th, 2018  
@quietpurplehaze by you saw them, to enjoy with heart and eyes!!
December 19th, 2018  
Great hat.
December 19th, 2018  
@30pics4jackiesdiamond

Just had a look at my efforts and one or two might be OK to post.
December 19th, 2018  
Lovely photo and great hat!
Happy Birthday 😊
December 19th, 2018  
Lovely photo. I like the hat.
December 19th, 2018  
You look splendid in your new hat!
December 19th, 2018  
Great photo of you...That is an attractive hat that suits your lovely face and smile.
December 19th, 2018  
Hey Hazel - you look like a 1920's Flapper... great portrait.
December 19th, 2018  
Happy Birthday Haze, this is a lovely photo of you, pin sharp nifty fifty , lovely bokeh and a nice smile too . Square format too , which is a great way to present portraits
December 19th, 2018  
bep
The new hat suits you, Hazel!
December 19th, 2018  
Happy Birthday Hazel! The hat looks lovey on you!
December 19th, 2018  
Nice choice
December 19th, 2018  
Oh Happy Birthday Hazel! Love the hat!!
December 19th, 2018  
Lovely hat and you do look great in it .Happy Birthday ?
December 19th, 2018  
Great photo and no wonder you liked the hat, it suits you perfectly!
December 20th, 2018  
A fab hat Hazel and lovely seflie
December 20th, 2018  
Tres beau chapeau! A most lovely portrait too.
December 20th, 2018  
PS- Happy B-Day!!!!!!!!!!
December 20th, 2018  
What a great image and you certainly suit the hat (or does that hat suit you?). Nice
December 20th, 2018  
A stunning shot Hazel, beautiful hat too :-)
December 20th, 2018  
That is a lovely portrait of you Hazel and the hats suits you so well too
December 20th, 2018  
I am imagining it is both red and purple in honour of you!
December 20th, 2018  
Superb monochrome beauty, wonderful tonal range and pin sharp detail, its a lovely image Hazel, Fav:)
December 20th, 2018  
And did you buy it then?! Lovely portrait.
December 20th, 2018  
Great portrait.
December 20th, 2018  
love it ...
December 20th, 2018  
@jamibann

Oh yes, already in my possession here!
December 20th, 2018  
@casablanca

So kind!
December 20th, 2018  
A great shot Hazel. Along with sharing a birthday, you and I share a love of hats it seems.
December 20th, 2018  
Lovely b&w image Hazel, great hat too, but what colour is it :)
December 20th, 2018  
@tunia

Thank you, a bit different from my usual woolly pull-on!
December 20th, 2018  
@gillian1912

Happy birthday for yesterday, Gillian!
December 20th, 2018  
@pdulis

Thank you, kind sir!
December 20th, 2018  
@haskar

Thank you - Ray is a good photographer but has really given up now as he thinks one in the family is enough.
December 20th, 2018  
@pcoulson

Thanks for the lovely comment, as ever, Peter!
December 20th, 2018  
@gijsje @loweygrace @shutterbug49 @samae @wendyfrost @Dawn @amyk @joysabin @dide @ludwigsdiana @susie1205

Many thanks for lovely comments and birthday wishes, all appreciated.
December 20th, 2018  
@phil_howcroft

Phil, thanks for birthday wishes. This was taken with my newest lens (sadly not a bargain from a charity shop!): 18-105mm constant f4. I always try to set it to 50mm for portraits and after you commented I checked the exif and I see that I got it spot on!! (I gave Ray strict instructions not to touch the barrel after I set it up - good job he knows me well!)
December 20th, 2018  
@sarah19 @rontu @onewing @vignouse @seattlite

Such lovely wishes and comments, thank you and I may have to seek out the rest of the flapper costume!!
December 20th, 2018  
What a lovely portrait of you. The hat really suits you. Happy Birthday!
December 20th, 2018  
@mandygravil

Mandy, thank you!
December 20th, 2018  
A lovely shot, you have a v kind face:) Hope you had a great day!
December 20th, 2018  
Both are nice -- but this one is really lovely for its tonality.
December 21st, 2018  
@jyokota

Thanks for your visits Junko. I find it quite interesting what makes a good b&w or colour photo. In this case I agree with you. (Although to me, I appear to be smiling more on the colour shot - which of course I am not!!)
December 21st, 2018  
@fbailey

I did, thanks for good wishes. 'Kind face' I take as a huge compliment!
December 21st, 2018  
Great photo and hat!
December 24th, 2018  
Useful hubby! He's made an excellent job of it.
December 25th, 2018  
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