Saturday, June 25, 2005

Does this qualify as a half-smile?

Down by the Sea 4
Originally uploaded by Nomeroo.
It's at least a quizzical look, which has got to be one of the greatest expressions one can produce just in time for a photograph.

Whenever I see group portraits hanging on walls and in galleries and in family photo albums, I always have the greatest respect for the people with the quizzical expressions on their faces.

It says: "the rest of you look dreadfully corny. But I know better. This little smile is all you're getting."

Da Vinci too knew the power of the understated smile. And he was a pretty clever fellow.

by Nome at 1:18 AM
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