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"D.D.T.O.T.S.L."

"DEB DOING THE OVER THE SHOULDER LOOK!!"

This is the last of our portraits for a while, I have learnt alot, and realising that I am prone to over processing was the biggest lesson learnt.....As they say LESS IS MORE!!

Many thanks for all your comments on this series and from Monday we are back to some animal, insect and other shots...Smile

As always comments ,critique, hints and tips are most welcome...

Cheers Ian

Camera:Nikon D40X Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:kit 18-55
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:" D.D.T.O.T.S.L."
Username:imander imander
Uploaded:12 Jul 2008 - 9:51 AM
Tags:Animal, B/w, Back, Deb, Digitally manipulated, For, Hair, High key, Last, Nude / glamour, One, Pics....., Portrait, Portraits / people, Sepia, Shoulder, To, While
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exposure
exposure e2 Member 101763 forum postsexposure vcard England
12 Jul 2008 - 9:55 AM

A Beautiful effect and pose Ian lovely light and tone.
Pauline.

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challicew
challicew e2 Member 6challicew vcard South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 9:56 AM

Oh this is probably the best imho! Perfect!

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Hoffy
Hoffy e2 Member 10257 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 10:03 AM

Nice feel to this and good pose

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kaybee
kaybee e2 Member 103954 forum postskaybee vcard Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 10:09 AM

I love the minimalist processing in this

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DannyLenihan
12 Jul 2008 - 10:18 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Nice shot Ian. There's a couple of things I think could improve the shot, though this is just my opinion so feel free to ignore/delete/swear at me etc..

1: The over the shoulder pose is good because it adds a little dynamic to the shot, but here it looks like her shoulder is up and obstructing her chin. I think this shot would benefit from dropping the shoulder and tilting the head up just fractionally. This would also open the eyes up.

2: I'd like to see the original, pre-processing. High key shots like this really benefit from a comparative state because you've clearly worked very hard on the processing to achieve the bleached look.

Nicely composed though - much prefer portraits that are offset. It also looks like you caught her in this move, rather than posing her, which is good IMHO.

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imander
imander e2 Member 7388 forum postsimander vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 10:28 AM

morning all, and thankyou for yor comments...
ian

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
12 Jul 2008 - 10:39 AM

Lovely image, like the pose,
Fred.

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
12 Jul 2008 - 10:52 AM

this is a nice end Smile

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 10:58 AM

Great advice from Danny. I think this is the best of the lot

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DaveGu
DaveGu e2 Member 7DaveGu vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 11:15 AM

Best of the series imho

Dave.

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Photogene
Photogene e2 Member 8176 forum postsPhotogene vcard Wales
12 Jul 2008 - 11:37 AM

Great work, bet she's thrilled with this one.

Richard

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Ade1771
Ade1771 e2 Member 6Ade1771 vcard United Kingdom
12 Jul 2008 - 1:37 PM

Great pose & I love the treatment you've given it.

Ade

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8530 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 1:59 PM

I'm not normally a big fan of high key, but what I like here is the way the lines of Deb's face and shoulder almost melt away and what's left are her beautiful eyes and hair. Works for me.
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 2:18 PM

For a first portrait session this must be one of the best ever, and this image is no exception.
Interesting comment about the raised shoulder. In a way I agree; however, the position as-is suggests a vulnerability that is rather touching. It's a subtle distinction that you might wish to explore in future.
This has been a wonderful series - thank you both.
Regards
Bill

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digipix76
digipix76 e2 Member 7577 forum postsdigipix76 vcard England
12 Jul 2008 - 2:57 PM

This is rearly nice, agree re the chin and shoulder! but this is a minor detail which i know you'll sort out for the next session, excellent set.


Ian

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 3:44 PM

Like this ALOT Ian. A class piece of work this. A really great pose and expression. I look forward to seeing more of your work when I get back from Turkey.
All the best to you both,

John Smile

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
12 Jul 2008 - 4:15 PM

Lovely shot once again Ian

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Bob_V
Bob_V e2 Member 7Bob_V vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 4:19 PM

What a great pose and treatment Ian.
Bob

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imander
imander e2 Member 7388 forum postsimander vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 5:19 PM

many many thanks to all for your comments on this and all the others in this series Smile
ian

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hellsbells8868
hellsbells8868 e2 Member 6151 forum postshellsbells8868 vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 5:26 PM

I think this is my fav, absolutely perfect, love it when portraits look like this...

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Andree_Borrel
Andree_Borrel e2 Member 7Andree_Borrel vcard United Kingdom
12 Jul 2008 - 5:45 PM

Well you wont get a critique off me, ive never seen one you have posted that i didnt like, constant variety, spice of life

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imander
imander e2 Member 7388 forum postsimander vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 5:50 PM

thankyou and thankyou Andree..you make me blush...Wink
ian

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Dee73
Dee73 e2 Member 6Dee73 vcard England
12 Jul 2008 - 7:48 PM

great portrait, stunning work you've done.

Damon

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SpeedAltStar
12 Jul 2008 - 10:14 PM

Saving the best 'til last Ian?
This is a cracker and my favourite from this series. Nice one.

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Possum
Possum e2 Member 8148 forum postsPossum vcard England
12 Jul 2008 - 10:20 PM

Love the high key look, and I would kill to have eyes that beautiful Smile
Allie

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bunbeam
bunbeam e2 Member 9bunbeam vcard United Kingdom
12 Jul 2008 - 10:42 PM

glad you told us what the initials meant lol.. brilliant shot
bunSmile

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 10:56 PM

Beautiful; one of the best in the series.
Rende

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georgieboy
georgieboy e2 Member 7georgieboy vcard United Kingdom
12 Jul 2008 - 10:57 PM

Having missed so many i will do a job lot on you. They are all very good but i like this one the best .I think this portrays Deb as i see her but i do love them all.

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imander
imander e2 Member 7388 forum postsimander vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2008 - 8:48 AM

many thanks to one and all. Smile
ian

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
14 Jul 2008 - 12:02 PM

No that my friend is stunning and I'm going back through this series. Great work

Dave

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Goggz
Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2008 - 10:35 PM

Nice!
Goggz

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gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2008 - 11:34 PM

Agree about the shoulder being a tad high but a really nice job you've done here
Gerry

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2008 - 9:19 PM

A fine finale to this series Ian, this is work of the highest calibre

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SPOTON
SPOTON e2 Member 6SPOTON vcard South Africa
4 Aug 2008 - 1:59 PM

Hello Ian, thanks for the compliment on my "eye" pic! I totally agree with you that the framing is a TOOOOO much! I guess we learn by our mistakes! Love, Mandi

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