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A quickie break from Rome! Had a Camera Club model night last night with the lovely Kim here, so thought I'd inflict one of my efforts on you Wink Can't decide whether I prefer colour or mono, so here's both! Smile Taken with my 85mm Micro Nikkor macro lens which is, as well as for macro work, ideal for portraits.

Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw and tweaked in Photoshop Elements 11

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Camera:Nikon D3000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm VR Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Nov 2012 - 9:25 PM
Focal Length:85mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Matrix
Flash:Studio set-up
White Balance:Auto
Title:Kim
Username:TrevBatWCC TrevBatWCC
Uploaded:20 Nov 2012 - 3:59 PM
Tags:Black & white, Camera club, Flash / lighting, Kim, Model night, Portraits / people
Votes:46
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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 4:05 PM

An excellent portrait of a very beautiful young lady I prefer the colour version xx

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 4:15 PM

I go for the mono, Trev. I'm like that Smile
Regards
Bill

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 4:43 PM

The B and W version is my favourite of the two, Trev: I like the 'pose' if I can use that term, and the tight crop works nicely.
Ronnie.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 5:24 PM

Unusually I prefer the mono.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41054 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 5:26 PM

Mono for me, Trev, only because I'm not so keen on the lipstick/hair colour combination.

Dave

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shush
shush  4 Canada7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 5:34 PM

Great portrait but not sure about the lipstick colour hence prefer the mono.

Sushil

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 5:39 PM


Quote: Mono for me, Trev, only because I'm not so keen on the lipstick/hair colour combination.

Dave

Get DaveWinkGrinGrin
Actually its just what I was going to say.......................

Diane

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achieverswales
20 Nov 2012 - 5:55 PM

Has to be mono for me Trev as it takes the bloodshot out of the corner of the eye. Nice light.

Regards

Trev.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64438 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 6:09 PM

I like them both. The colour is contemporary and the mono is very nicely toned. (I think it's toned - it looks it on my monitor).
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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6612 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 6:57 PM

With the kind of processing youve used, I think the mono works best. I do something similar for my conversions - the colour is often too detailed. A softer version might work better for the colour, but as Chris says, it is very contemporary.
As a portrait, it is nicely shot - good eye contact and composed well.

Anne

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TONKSPHOTO
20 Nov 2012 - 6:58 PM

Mono for me Trev...........John

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twelvemegs
20 Nov 2012 - 7:40 PM

Super portrait Trevor.
Beautiful model, excellent focus on the eyes.
Iím more comfortable with the BW version.


David

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 8:19 PM

V2 mono the skin tones look a little stark so for me it's V1 and good shot of this attractive young lady

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 8:50 PM

I also like the mono Trev - nice one SmileSmile
Helen

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dathersmith
20 Nov 2012 - 10:22 PM

A great portrait Trevor, love the eyes. Both are good but the mono takes it for me.

Darren.

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phil99
phil99 e2 Member 744 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 11:23 PM

Excellent crop Trev. Defo mono verse for me....Phil

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 7:20 AM

A wonderful portrait Trev, superbly contrived. The mono version certainly caught my eye.

Regards Nathan

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milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
21 Nov 2012 - 12:55 PM

Great capture nice detail---------Milky

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
21 Nov 2012 - 6:03 PM

Beautiful shot Trev. V1 for me. Moria

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bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 6:56 PM

Superb portrait Trev mono for me as well please .well done.SmileSmile
Rob

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barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 1:19 PM

colour for me ... full of interest

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 4:08 PM

Mono for me Trevor but feel both are a little hard or sharp as a portrait image, try putting a GBlur layer on ( set the blur to about 10) and then set the opacity to 20% and then rub the eyes and mouth through. might work, see what you think
Regards Richard

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 10:00 AM

Thanks for your advice, Richard. I did actually add some blur to soften the skin tones (and iron out a few spots and pimples!) but let the eyes and mouth to come through - perhaps I need to add a bit more! Wink
It's good to have to some feedback, especially as I'm not expert at portrait photography.
Trev Smile

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