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Second upload of this recent little shoot with Carla Monaco.
Tried something different with shape creating and a hard light look with a large softbox and grid

Thanks for looking


LesF

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:Canon EF 50mm f1.2
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:monochrome monaco
Username:LesF LesF
Uploaded:9 May 2013 - 9:11 AM
Tags:Black & white, Carla Monaco, Flash / lighting, General, Model, Monochrome, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Shapes
Votes:69

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 9:21 AM

like the use of the underskirt and tones here Les.
not sure about a soft box generating hard light Les certainly no hard shadows in this.
Regards Richard

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franken
franken e2 Member 123134 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 10:08 AM

Wonderful mono image Les.

Ken

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 10:34 AM

A stunning quality piece of work, Les Smile
Trev Smile

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Newdawei
Newdawei  3 China
9 May 2013 - 11:10 AM

A great mono art work, love it !
Chen

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 12:35 PM

This is an excellent portrait that really transcends the border into Fine Art for me Les. The models vulnerability comes across very well and as usual your concept, lighting and processing are first class.
Derek

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mikehit
mikehit  56475 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 3:17 PM

I agree with Derek about venturing into fine art. Maybe she could have been turned a few degrees to her left and looking a wee bit more over her shoulder so she looks a bit more 'caught out'?

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 4:12 PM

Thanks for your comments and likes.
Richard the softbox was just the frame with a grid fitted so no diffusion.
Thanks Derek for the mention of Fine Art, that was the look with the set up and more so with my the processing that I was after.
Mike, good suggestion, thank you, I wanted the straight on side look to keep the lines clean if know what I mean, will revisit the others to see if I have one nearer what you suggest.

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 4:26 PM

Really wonderful work, I don't think I've ever seen her fully clothed. Which isn't a bad thing.

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RWPhotoGraphix
RWPhotoGraphix e2 Member 6445 forum postsRWPhotoGraphix vcard United Kingdom
9 May 2013 - 5:55 PM

Very nice Les Smile

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CharlieW7
CharlieW7  2 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 - 8:27 PM

Very classy shot. Well done Smile

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dathersmith
9 May 2013 - 11:02 PM

Lovely work Les, isn't she a great model.

Darren.

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Marc_Chadwick
Marc_Chadwick e2 Member 3Marc_Chadwick vcard
11 May 2013 - 7:34 PM

Love it, great shot!

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Goggz
Goggz  72301 forum posts Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 10:14 PM

Interesting how we try and analyse things. I thought you'd used a softbox for general lighting and put a snooted spot on her face...

I have a small niggle Les - her feet seem to draw my eye. No, I don't have a foot fetish! They just do...

Other than that it's a really nice image!

Cheers, Goggz

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 6:38 AM

Cheers Pete, the feet were/are an issue to me also, I did think of cloning them out just to give it better symmetary. If I use it elsewhere for a comp etc I may attend to her feet, lighting I think we'll leave that for now LOL, thanks for your feedback though.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 6:03 AM

Excellent work and nicely converted mon as usual Les.
regards
Yung

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