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I like when I take a portrait I can look at it and wonder what and how she was feeling, not just a story to be told.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:EF50mm f/1.8 II
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Sep 2012 - 4:39 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.8
Aperture:f/18.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:On, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Just Thinking...
Username:Darklexus2k12 Darklexus2k12
Uploaded:3 Nov 2012 - 6:28 AM
Tags:Black & white, Portrait b&w
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debu
debu e2 Member 4debu vcard India
3 Nov 2012 - 6:33 AM

Very nice mono and model.
debu

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 6:36 AM

Its a very good portrait and looks good in mono.
Rob

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iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 10:09 AM

Looks good to me. Nicely composed and exposed. The model looks relaxed. Someone is going to say they think it needs more space in front of the face, this is a photographer's thing. Study paintings and you will see otherwise.
If you are going to earn your living by taking pics, does the model and whose paying like it. That is the measure of your success.
A minor point I would make is why is she wearing a coat in what looks like an in door shot?
Regards
Ian

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318740 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 10:11 AM

Like the sharpening in the right places and a super tonal scale. You've caught the expression just right too.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10988 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2984 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 4:51 PM

Lovely mono conversion Cass. As Pete mentions, a very nice range of tones, what you want in a mono. The composition is a very nice "thirds", - well done all round. Theres a dust bunny top left you can clone out.

You may get some flack for the logo, - but its fine for me. I think this would do very well in the general galleries.




regards



Willie

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Trev_B e2 Member 7129 forum postsTrev_B vcard England66 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 5:28 PM

Like everyone else have stated it's a nice portrait well lit with lovely detail... my first impression was that the top of her head has been cropped and after looking at it longer I still feel that... so for me it would be less of the coat and more of the hair.... just my thoughtsWink

Trev

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Eviscera
Eviscera e2 Member 81105 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 8:14 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Its a damn fine portrait!

Really good how the bottom of her pupil doesn't quite meet the eyelash line. Clever study.

Anyway,

The buckles compete for attention with her eyes, her earning needs to go, as does that black thing on her coat. The scarf is just perfect balancing the catch lights.


Have a think about how props/clothes and distracting elements work together ..


Slapped a mod, and im off to watch the telly

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MacroMeister e2 Member 262 forum postsMacroMeister vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 2:48 PM

It's a very fine portrait, with a well thought pose and expression, and the light is very suitable and effective. I do find those coat fasteners a distraction though.

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Robert51
Robert51 e2 Member 6Robert51 vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 10:48 PM

Great portrait that captures everything you want from an image. I have uploaded a mod that is just a different way to present it. Hope you like it.

Robert

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