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Not got many images left from Norfolk worth uploading, so here's a quickie break with an image from our Camera Club model night this last Monday with Laura. It always feels a bit of rush on these nights, as other members are waiting to photograph the model and you don't want to hog the session. So, I often feel I could have done better - especially like here when the model's wearing an enormous ring on her right hand, which features in the better shots I got. After transferring my efforts from SD card to iPad, it was suggested she would look good in mono, which I do think works well in helping remove the distraction of the brightly coloured ring!

Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, 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 D7100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm VR Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Jan 2014 - 8:42 PM
Focal Length:85mm
Aperture:f/11
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Matrix
Flash:Studio set-up
White Balance:Auto
Title:Laura
Username:TrevBatWCC TrevBatWCC
Uploaded:31 Jan 2014 - 10:33 AM
Tags:Black & white, Camera club, Flash / lighting, Laura, Model night, Portraits / people
Votes:47
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 10:38 AM

A great capture Trev, good mono tones....she should have however done her nails for the shoot, they are chipped and in need of a paintBlush.......not your fault though...

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 10:38 AM

yes ... I agree with you about mono
Saw it in colour on facebook and in mono it wins hands down

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Kruger01
Kruger01 e2 Member 6Kruger01 vcard United Kingdom
31 Jan 2014 - 10:41 AM

Nice to see you do a bit more than take the money Trevor, nice take on Laura, sorry I missed the night, see you next Monday at the club

Bill M

Last Modified By Kruger01 at 31 Jan 2014 - 10:41 AM

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 10:49 AM

Very good mono tones Trev.

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104247 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 11:11 AM

Don't have an real issues with the colour but prefer mono....prrhaps you could change the ring colour to coordinate withe the blues Smile

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Phil_Restan
31 Jan 2014 - 11:45 AM

Quality of both very good, but the ring does attract attention in the colour version so the mono wins out for me.

Phil

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 11:58 AM

A fine portrait ~ a close call but I prefer the mono version.

Albert

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 12:02 PM

Definitely mono, Trev. The purple ring plays awkwardly with the blue headscarf.
A very striking, animated face nonetheless.
Regards
Bill

P.S.: Have just ordered a D7100 Smile

Last Modified By woolybill1 at 31 Jan 2014 - 12:03 PM

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 12:58 PM

Mono for sure. Love her facial expression and quirky scarf on her head.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 1:33 PM

I normally prefer colour Trev,
but mono works a treat here !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 3:51 PM

Two stunning versions, Trev.
So sharp, well detailed and lit - excellent work.
Can't choose between them so half a vote each!
Richard

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41113 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 3:52 PM

Like the lighting on her face, Trev, very sculpted, a very good expression, and no distracting colour.

Dave

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 3:59 PM

I can see the attraction of removing the distracting elements by going entirely mono but it seems such a shame to lose those lovely skin and eye colours.


Quote: The purple ring plays awkwardly with the blue headscarf.

Agreed, but there is a third way - to desaturate the distracting and clashing colour elements. Unfortunately you haven't enabled mods so I can't post this third version which I think works very well (well I would, wouldn't I). I will e-mail it to you.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 4:38 PM

Yes, I thought afterwards about de-saturating the colour of the ring, or to re-colour it to match the colour of her blouse! Smile
Trev Smile

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dathersmith
31 Jan 2014 - 6:52 PM

A great mono Trev, nice work.

Darren.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 7:23 PM

I like the mono very much Trev SmileSmile
Helen

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 7:42 PM

You are venturing off here Trev
Jolly good shot too
Like the mono
Lillian

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 7:43 PM

Like them both Trevor but the mono more so, like the lighting too!

Sarah *

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
31 Jan 2014 - 8:01 PM

Superb portrait Trev.
Brian

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101505 forum postsdark_lord vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 8:04 PM

While the colour is nice, the mono is stronger as you concentrate more on the face and eyes. Shows you know how to do a good mono conversion Smile

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bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 9:25 PM

I must be the odd one out here Trev I prefer the colour, I can see where the others are coming from after several flicks between the two but hey what do I know .Wink great work on both
Rob

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RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2014 - 5:49 PM

A subject I have never tried but guess I'd be hopeless at, Trev. but you have captured the model in a very appealing pose: of the two, I think I do prefer the coloured version too.
R.

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brownsilent
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3 Feb 2014 - 4:24 PM

Extremely well taken shot, great portrait.
(Btw. I like her fingernails. Smile )
Johanna

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2014 - 8:36 PM

Good expression and details Trev.
Regards Richard

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8 Feb 2014 - 5:28 PM

The b&w is super Trev with wonderful tones...you've done a great job of catching the model's character.
Elaine Grin

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