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Seems to have been a pretty sucessful shoot on thursday after all - was quite shocked to see that my mug has gained another EC... well done Dave.

His mug got me a HC so I guess that makes me the better looking Smile

This is one I prefer to the last post I put up - there's more to the eyes on this one, that steely look into the smoke ring as he fills his lungs for the 53rd time to get another blob of smoke ready.

Also like the triangular comp of the arm-hand-cigar-eyes.

Make of it what you will, and only an EC will mean that Dave's as good lookin' as me Smile

Was doing a calendar shoot for Bowland Fresh dairies today... bit it's pi$$ing down over there so back to base!

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:canon 17-40
Title:The Ring
Username:ade_mcfade ade_mcfade
Uploaded:17 Nov 2007 - 11:13 AM
Tags:Black & white, Blue channel, Cigar, Flash / lighting, Mono, Tandberg
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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 - 11:15 AM

A really great portrait. Fantastic lighting, great expression and the ring..........
Mavis

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samsalt1
samsalt1  734 forum posts4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 11:18 AM

Fantastic ! nuff said

Sam

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
17 Nov 2007 - 11:19 AM

Great portrait again.Nice use of the lighting and the cigar.Cracker.

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xinia
xinia  954 forum posts
17 Nov 2007 - 11:26 AM

brilliant!

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Tandberg
Tandberg  111218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 11:30 AM

dont need any EC to make me better looking than you ade lol..

People like you cause yar cute so thay say anyway..
Your around at a party to up the awae factor

Me i'm there to throw out the yobs
Reliable,mena and moody dave with a soft centre
Dave

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meadowman
meadowman  7
17 Nov 2007 - 11:32 AM

deserves another hc,great shot adian

gazSmile

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 11:33 AM

can't fault this, the lighting is spot-on Smile

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014838 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 11:34 AM

yeah yeah yeah Smile

I usually have an effect on parties, and it's not an "awww" factor...

were there any yobs needing throwng out at Rowardennan? Lots of yobs I know...

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Tandberg
Tandberg  111218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 11:37 AM

you were not there so the answers no Wink

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jaecat
jaecat  729 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 - 11:39 AM

great shot

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014838 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 11:42 AM

...fair enough!

:-(

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javam
javam  101083 forum posts United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 12:08 PM

I think you are going to go one better with this one, an outstanding shot and spot on processing.

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 12:12 PM

Brilliant.
Tom.

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JJ_A
JJ_A  7 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 - 12:19 PM

I like this a lot. Great lighting, well captured.
John

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 12:22 PM

brilliant

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scott_jessuk
17 Nov 2007 - 12:24 PM

Great image again Ade, looks great and a good piece of photography.

Scott

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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 12:25 PM

yeah like this one .

u know u r gonna get a whole bunch of "non" smokers giving you a lecture now!! LOL

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Simon_Palmer
17 Nov 2007 - 12:34 PM

Now that is cool. Lovely work from the both of you.

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colin
colin  10697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 12:40 PM

Great lighting Ade. Like the way Dave's eye seems to be focussed on the smoke ring. Cool as a mountain stream!

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 12:41 PM

Never could do that, doubt if I will now. We all think you're handsome Ade in a dark sort of way.

All the very best
Dougie

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Iain_Proudfoot
17 Nov 2007 - 12:43 PM

Great work.

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014838 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 12:56 PM

ta folks

I've got a shot of a ring inside a ring from the night as well - the rest of the smoke screws it up though, can't see much of the "model"

I am a non-smoker who has an occasional cigar - so PLEASE, no lectures Smile

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Tandberg
Tandberg  111218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 12:58 PM

ah well the cactus is making an appearance tomorrow mate..
Fangs alot...
Preview available at a selcted location Wink
Dvae

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014838 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 1:12 PM

hopefully it doesn't look to much like gay S+M!

PM the location Smile

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peely
peely  7 England
17 Nov 2007 - 1:21 PM

Great shot,iam sure i can see the devils face in the smoke ring,( ex smoker)
Peely

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Possum
Possum  8148 forum posts England
17 Nov 2007 - 3:49 PM

Excellent shot with fantastic lighting - and a practised smoke ring if ever I saw one!
Allie

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kaybee
kaybee  103833 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 3:49 PM

I could make comments about Daves' ring and puffs..................but I wont

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
17 Nov 2007 - 4:17 PM

wow! Now this IS COOL!

Jouko

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10876 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2875 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 6:35 PM

Well done.

W

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TeresaH
TeresaH  91116 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 - 7:21 PM

Class Smile

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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 8:18 PM


Quote: People like you cause yar cute

That'd be me then!! Wink
Scrub all soft and pink, Mr Wilson, you can't fool me!! Wink

Prefer the close-ups - - guess you weren't brave enough to title it Dave's Rings . . . . .

(the one on his little finger and the smoke one, of course!!)

Fran x

Last Modified By MrsS at 17 Nov 2007 - 8:18 PM

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jakabout
jakabout  101741 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 8:43 PM


Quote: People like you cause yar cute

LOL! Ahem. Yeah, tis true - softy he is.

Nicely done Ade - made him look scary Wink

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014838 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 8:51 PM

it's not hard Judi! he has a naturally menacing pose! makes a good shot too.

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014838 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 9:43 PM

....just read Fran's contribution...

the reailty and the photo are very very different!

Smile

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jakabout
jakabout  101741 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 9:49 PM

Well done Ade Smile

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014838 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 9:54 PM

ta Judi

Ta Pete - glad you like it!

First shot I edited from the shoot - with dave sat watching oddly enough.

Can;'t condone smoking to anyone, but they make good shots if you can get the lighting right.

May have a few more yet....

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javam
javam  101083 forum posts United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 10:01 PM

thought so! congrats on the ec.

Neil

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PeteWilliamson
17 Nov 2007 - 10:18 PM

Great tones...

Whats the light set up?

Click

Pete

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RogBrown
RogBrown  73006 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 10:21 PM

Great shot. Great lighting. Great skin tones & texture. Surprised he managed to get the cigar back in his mouth before the smoke ring had drifted out of shot. Were they really in the same shot?
Good to see a fellow smoker. Pipeman myself.
Rog

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014838 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 10:21 PM

softbox to the left - about 12 inches from Dave and brolly to the right a long way off just filling in a bit

very similar to me last one and dave's shot of me... oddly enough!

we;re lazy

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Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 10:26 PM

no surprise....Smile

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thearmsofvenusdemilo

Superb mono, well done lad

Colin

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014838 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 10:56 PM

Ta Rog - it's a skill that either Dave has with cigars, or I have with PS that made this possible...

you get the perfect pose for a shot - but maybe the surroundings are wrong. with these mono backdrops you can modify things to your advantage. Smile

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PeteWilliamson
17 Nov 2007 - 11:14 PM

arr yes.. so it is... had to look though. Wink

Pete

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014838 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 11:23 PM

if it ain't broke, don't fix it Smile

had red and green gels on the flashes earlier... that was just wierd

the greens worked well on daves head though

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sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2007 - 11:30 PM

Well done mate, shame about the subject Wink ... but a great exposure and take all the same!!!

Paul

Congrats on the award too.

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Tandberg
Tandberg  111218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2007 - 11:50 AM

well i am good looking enough for it then lol
Dave



Wel done mate

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User_Removed
18 Nov 2007 - 12:50 PM

Well done on the EC Ade

Regards
Dave

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
18 Nov 2007 - 8:53 PM

Congrats...

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_Helena_  7596 forum posts United States1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2007 - 4:18 AM

you two have outdone yourselves.. i saw dave's first and i'm not sure whose i prefer.. both great!!

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FoolsAndKings
19 Nov 2007 - 1:20 PM

Superb tones and lighting. Well done

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GregorP
GregorP  9 Slovenia
4 Dec 2007 - 6:59 PM

Fantastic shot! Congrats on RC & EC awards.

Gregor

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HowardA
HowardA  7231 forum posts
9 Dec 2007 - 2:15 PM

Ace work - congrats.
Howard

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NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2008 - 4:41 PM

excellent lighting and the rings fab

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starliz
starliz  101594 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2008 - 11:11 PM

excellent portrait mind you on a critique not I would have cloned that tiny white speck out on his hand and the one above his right eyebrow Smile



yes I am nitpicking lol

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Hoops
Hoops  6 Thailand
2 Jun 2008 - 4:41 PM

ohh i like this.

Excellent.

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