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My last one of Richard & his pipe.

I'm really trying to get to grips with mono stuff,I'm pants at the conversion malarky !
I thought he was a good subject to have a bash with so here it is.
At least he is looking at the camera this time Wink
I like the drop of rim light on his pipe & fingers & the smoke speaks for itself.
Lit with a softbox & triflector opposite.

Thanks for dropping by,your views are always appreciated.
Janet xx

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:17.0-55.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Jul 2012 - 2:28 PM
Focal Length:45mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
Title:Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Username:chase chase
Uploaded:25 Jul 2012 - 6:07 PM
Tags:Beard, Black & white, Flash / lighting, Hat, Man, Pipe, Portraits / people, Richard, Smoke
Votes:46
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Philo
Philo e2 Member 471 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 6:11 PM

Conversion looks fine to me but then again I'm crap at monosWink
Another super portrait, Janet, and I don't know how you will choose which one to use. Nice to be next to you in the gallery tooGrin
Phil

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stevie
stevie e2 Member 101198 forum postsstevie vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 6:18 PM

Works really well for me, especially that wisp of smoke as a final touch - not a lot wrong with the mono, either. What method do you use?

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vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 8vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 6:29 PM

Lovely portrait. Looks good to me - I stubble with monos!

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vickyf
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25 Jul 2012 - 6:29 PM

It's been a long day - I meant, struggleSmileSmile

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 6:45 PM

Superb mono Janet, and a wonderful portrait, terrific lighting... The works!

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CarolG
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25 Jul 2012 - 6:49 PM

Another fine portrait, Janet. Carol

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 7:09 PM

Thanks all.

Steve,generally I use Silver Efex but have been known to twiddle with the channel mixer...Sikver Efex here.
Many thanks for your UA,chuffed to bits with that,'specially on a mono thingy Smile

Lol Vicky,I have had a long day too Wink 'stubble' does have it's place though,especially on this image Wink

Janet xx

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 7:34 PM

" Lit with a softbox & triflector opposite. " What, the pipe ? Grin Excellent work Janet, great conversion.
Steve

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5184 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 7:51 PM

Looks like hes having a 'Condor moment' (or perhaps you are too young to remember that particular series of TV adverts). Anyway I digress.... Well posed, beautifully lit and expertly processed portrait Janet.

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gcarth
gcarth e2 Member 102287 forum postsgcarth vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 7:57 PM

Yes, all your portraits of this gent are excellent but I think maybe this is the best - and probably captures his character most effectively with his direct look into the lens.
I prefer black and white. You have perfectly achieved great tones and no burnt out highlights - even on the fingers. You've nailed it as Simon Cowell would say!Smile

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tomcat
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25 Jul 2012 - 8:43 PM

He must have got through ounces of baccaWink

Adrian

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 8:57 PM

Excellent mono Janet - ( to my untrained eye) - reckon you nailed it.Wink
Brian.

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Irishkate
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25 Jul 2012 - 11:29 PM

Superb mono with all those textures and 'stubble'
and of course the smoke.
Silver Efex and you work well together.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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franken
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26 Jul 2012 - 10:24 AM

Superb!!

Ken

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SlowSong
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26 Jul 2012 - 10:56 AM

I'd be very happy indeed if I could produce such stunning work.
Chris

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TanyaH
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26 Jul 2012 - 5:06 PM

Very, very effective! Definite thumbs up.

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AnnChown
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26 Jul 2012 - 9:20 PM

Looks perfect to me.
Ann

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 3:33 PM

Works well Janet, well lit and converted too
regards Richard

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