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Hi all, and is it me, or is this a loooooooong Week?
Well here's a shot from last Weekend, Saturday night infact, while at a 40th Birthday Party in a local Indian restaurant. This young Lady has Her own business as a Beautician. Caught her by suprise here, and I didn't want to get too close, as I could see Her looking at my bushy eye brows, and could almost feel the wax being ripped off of them Smile ouch!!!
Thank you very much for all your kind comments and votes on my recent uploads, and I hope you like at least one of these three versions of the same picture.
All the best to all,

John Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:18-55mm Canon
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Beautician
Username:lifesnapper lifesnapper
Uploaded:23 Nov 2010 - 5:23 PM
Tags:Indian restaurant, Portrait, Portraits / people, Woman
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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 5:44 PM

Now how did I guess whose this was?
A good, lively informal portrait. The cropped versions come over slightly better than V2, as you must have realised; not certain whether I prefer the mono or the colour, though - colour, I think, but the mono is very good too.
It's good to know that there's a beautician out there who doesn't rely on thick pancake make-up, and a photographer out there who doesn't go overboard with skin smoothing Smile
Nice one, John.
Regards
Bill

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 5:45 PM

Just looked at your eyebrows on your PF pic, John, and I think you're just going to have to bite the bullet and let her have a go at them Smile V2 for me too.

Sue Smile X

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 6:08 PM

Thanks for being so kind Bill. Smile
And Sue, I bet you'd like to do the waxing, and put me through it too Smile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 6:17 PM

A true beauty ..
A great portrait ... I love that glow behind her

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Philo
Philo e2 Member 487 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 8:02 PM

A very nice shot of a lovely lady but I just feel it is a bit under exposed. I have therefore offered a mod that attempts to correct this.
I do like the colour version in V1 but I think it works equally well in mono.
A great set of portraits.
Phil

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 8:10 PM

Ouch..that would really hurt John, so be nice as she certainly looks a nice young lady..(never tangle with the opposite sex) a great portrait of her and has to be V2 for me
Lillian

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 8:41 PM

A lovely portrait John, it looks like another female has fallen victim to your rogueish charm

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 8:43 PM

I'll go with V1 - that surprised ya! The bits of hand and upper arm are just a bit distracting in V2, and I want colour here. Lovely natural healthy skin tones.
Moira

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 9:40 PM

She looks good enough to eat John . Wink Those teeth are perfect . A lovely smile. I like her just as much in mono. 1 & 3 for me . xxx

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Dave87
Dave87 e2 Member 742 forum postsDave87 vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 10:17 PM

Hope you had your Nectar Card ready when you uploaded this series John.

Dave.

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Philo
Philo e2 Member 487 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 10:44 PM

Hope you don't mind John but I couldn't resist trying another mod. This time I did an alternative crop based on V2.
Phil

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 11:18 PM

No more bridges over troubled waters with these one John.Your 4 points deduction has been reinstated !!
Mick.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2010 - 6:36 AM

A lovely smile and beautiful lady, all superb portrait three images Jonh, like the mono a lot.

regards
Yung

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2010 - 7:46 AM


Quote: Now how did I guess whose this was?


Quote: No more bridges over troubled waters with these one John.Your 4 points deduction has been reinstated !!

Two quotes from those who know!!! Lol - very nicely captured John - I think V1 is the best IMHO

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10988 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2984 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2010 - 4:13 PM

Like V1.



W

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2010 - 5:56 PM

Ha ha, thanks everyone, and thanks for the 4 points Mick, i'll try to get them added to, a little nearer to Christmas Smile
And cheers for the mods Phil, nicely done Smile

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Dave87
Dave87 e2 Member 742 forum postsDave87 vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2010 - 6:30 PM


Quote: No more bridges over troubled waters with this one John. Your 4 points deduction has been reinstated!!
Mick.

My earlier 2 points deduction has also been reinstated following viewing tis shot also!!

Dave.

Last Modified By Dave87 at 24 Nov 2010 - 6:45 PM

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2010 - 7:03 PM

Ha ha, thanks Dave, and I promise not to upload another Bridge or Green Tractor, this YEAR!!! SmileX

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A Booth
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25 Nov 2010 - 11:27 AM

beautiful beautician beautifully portrayed.

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2010 - 5:33 PM

Nice portrait - I cannot decide between 1 and 3 - or even 3 and 1 - both really good.

Sue

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2010 - 6:15 PM

I actually like the mono version of this set John, a good headshot.
Regards Richard

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DRicherby
DRicherby  6269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2010 - 8:55 PM

Cropping out the hands and exposed arm is definitely a good idea, removing distractions around the frame. The black and white version doesn't really jump out at me, as it doesn't seem to have anything added to it — just the colour taken away. So #1 gets my vote.

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26 Nov 2010 - 5:13 PM

v2 for me John.

Al.

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Beverleycole
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6 Jul 2011 - 4:42 PM

b&w is goodGrin
beverley

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