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Thanks to everyone for their comments and feedback on my last upload and to Pete for the HC, very much appreciated.
After a weeks break to the wet and windy Isle of Skye I am continuing with the images from a shoot in the Victorian Baths in Manchester.
This time from the corridors under the baths, which makes an interesting location.
Model: Kate Smith
MUA: Krystal
Styling; Rubdy Henderson.

Thanks for looking.
Regards Richard

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:Caoon 70-200 f2.8 Zoom
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Under the Baths
Username:Richsr Richsr
Uploaded:17 May 2011 - 8:36 AM
Tags:Fashion, Flash / lighting, Kate Smith., Manchester, Off camera flash, Victorian baths
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johnnyboy114
17 May 2011 - 8:39 AM

Tremendous shot Richard, really very well lit, spot on placement, good and sharp, a really good image.

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Dave_Henderson
Dave_Henderson e2 Member 1061 forum postsDave_Henderson vcard United Kingdom
17 May 2011 - 8:45 AM

Cracking location Richard.

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barmymarny
17 May 2011 - 8:54 AM

Brilliant. Fabulous image and light.
Well done on the Award Richard.

Marilyn x

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2011 - 8:58 AM

Thanks for your comments Johnny, Dave and Marilyn

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2011 - 8:58 AM

brilliant detail and light wonderful colours love the location a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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Grampy
Grampy  4507 forum posts England71 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2011 - 9:01 AM

Another winner, the lamp through her arm is an eye catcher.

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DavidWebb
DavidWebb  7 England
17 May 2011 - 9:29 AM

Wonderul lighting - beautiful image
Regards
David

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2011 - 9:43 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Interesting shot, Richard.

But....Smile (there's always a "but" ...)
It has your hallmark technical excellence, of course, however I think that the lighting is really not working in this shot. Considering the other comments above, I'm probably going to be the only one who thinks this!

Although well lit, it feels to me rather too well lit actually, and you haven't made the most of the location.
If the shot was for Kate's portfolio it works fine and displays her "model-ness" quite beautifully (she is, after all a very beautiful girl).
If, however, this wasn't shot for her pf, then I think you could have used a much more dramatic lighting set-up.
Personally I feel that this location really lends itself to a much darker, low-key treatment and much less light on her, with perhaps just her face and torso being perfectly lit and making more use of shadows, which, along with the shallow depth of field you've used, would bring more dynamism and mystery to this image. As it is, I feel it is rather static and lacking any drama or emotion. And it is underground, after all!
It is, needless to say, a prime candidate for mono, too, given the grittiness of the location.

My apologies if this sounds negative, merely my opinion which I hope is food for thought!

Cheers

Bill

Click for the technical excellence, in any event! Smile

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Lillian
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17 May 2011 - 10:13 AM

Beautifully captured Richard, the only distraction in my mind is the light by her hair
takes the eye there first, but a great shot and another well thought out image
Lillian

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digital_boi
17 May 2011 - 10:33 AM

Quite a setting love the light and the lamp through her arm is a nice touch GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin she is pretty damn doos as well TongueTongueTongue

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2011 - 10:45 AM

Hi Bill thanks for your comments and I don't take them as negative.
Do agree that for another type of shot the lighting could have been darker and different, but for this one which was about the cloths so need to brighter light in MHO.
Thanks to all for your comments and feedback.
Regards Richard

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2011 - 10:55 AM

Ah....thought so!
All is clear now, if you'll excuse the pun! Smile

It did feel to me that it was a "product" shot rather than an "arty" one!

Cheers

Bill

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dathersmith
17 May 2011 - 12:09 PM

More fine work Richard.

Darren.

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2011 - 1:01 PM

A fine product shot Richard, my only negative is that her arms look a little awkward which makes the pose look a little 'tense'. Otherwise superb.
Derek

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gingerdelight
17 May 2011 - 1:03 PM

This is technically wonderful Rich, as Bill has mentioned, well lit and showing off the model to perfection. I agree with Bill's comment about a "moody" shot taken there as well, it's a shame you never had the time to do so!
Carol

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Daisymaye
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17 May 2011 - 2:24 PM

I like the low pov and then with her high heels she has the most lovely long legs. Great light and great image........Sandy

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LesF
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17 May 2011 - 3:25 PM

Super shot knowing the conditions down there

LesF

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TrevBatWCC
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17 May 2011 - 5:02 PM

Another cracking portrait, Richard Smile
Trev Smile

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Sue_R
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17 May 2011 - 5:51 PM

Classy image. Hope you enjoyed your break despite the weather.

Sue Smile

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lifesnapper
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17 May 2011 - 5:59 PM

Interesting location for this shoot Richard, and so very well taken. A very Pro' shot if I may say so.

John Smile

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2011 - 6:20 PM

Thanks for all your comments everyone, very much appreciated.
Sue enjoyed the break but did get an good images, the majority of times I got the camera out it threw it down.
Regards Richard

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SteveMoulding
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17 May 2011 - 6:22 PM

Beautiful model, beautifully posed and an interesting location all make this a superb shot.
Steve.

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soulofharmony
17 May 2011 - 8:24 PM

Absolutely stunning work


Nikki !

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brownsilent
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17 May 2011 - 8:32 PM

Another great one, the imaculate dress works well in this surroundings,
Johanna

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pluckyfilly
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17 May 2011 - 9:30 PM

your model doesnt look very happy but perhaps thats purposeful considering it was to show off the clothes - a good shot as always

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Tynnwrlluniau
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17 May 2011 - 10:12 PM

I think that you've certainly achieved what you set out to do, Richard. Very impressive shot.
Alun

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18 May 2011 - 6:59 AM

I'm caught by the light through the girls arm and it pulls my concentration away from the otherwise lovely image Richard. Maybe if the light was knocked back a little? Congratulations on yesterdays HC.

Dougie

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2011 - 10:58 AM

Thanks for the comment Dougie, will have a look at that.
Regards Richard

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