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The thing about Emma is she is really bubbly, great to work with, will try anything and will do anything to please no matter how hard it is for her. But the one thing I've noticed is that despite her outgoing nature there is a gentle, vulnerable side to her and I wanted to try and capture that in a portrait but she's hasnt got the easiest face - despite early nights she suffers from bags under the eyes (she's tried everything to get rid but nothing works).

I know the top of the strap is there but it was too much effort to remove and I liked the crop as is but I hope its not too significant to spoil this.

Anyway enough flippin waffle from me.

Camera:Konica Minolta Dynax 7D
Lens:50mm
Recording media:Digital
Title:Emma
Username:answersonapostcard answersonapostcard
Uploaded:20 Jun 2006 - 6:27 AM
Tags:Bowens, Emma harper, Flash / lighting, Model, Octo 150, Portrait, Portraits / people, Tri flector
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MarkT
MarkT  10119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2006 - 6:29 AM

Excellent portrait and beautiful model.

Mark.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10979 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2981 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2006 - 6:56 AM

Lovely!

W

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firzhugh
firzhugh  9 New Zealand
20 Jun 2006 - 6:57 AM

great skin tones and lighting

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liparig
liparig  10233 forum posts United States
20 Jun 2006 - 7:07 AM

stunning portrait
joe

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POOCHIE
POOCHIE e2 Member 8POOCHIE vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2006 - 7:21 AM

I think you have done a lovely job of showing her more gentle side and her eyes look beautiful.

Pooch.

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User_Removed
20 Jun 2006 - 7:28 AM

Superb you have really caught the gentle mood here. She really is a superb model - very versatile. Those eyes are fabulous. Great portrait.
Shawry

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vparmar
vparmar  10 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2006 - 7:30 AM

excellent shot very well photographed

vinny

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X5DJM
X5DJM  926 forum posts England
20 Jun 2006 - 8:01 AM

She seems to be scared to show this side of herself, You've caught it spot on..
Nice one..

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2006 - 8:03 AM

Nice comp. To be honest I didn't notice the strap until you said in the description because the eyes just hold you.

That girl has one intense look that is quite unnerving from the other side of the camera Smile)

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jeffa
jeffa  932 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jun 2006 - 8:13 AM

This is a lovley portrait - the eye contact is good and I think you have captured her vunerable side well.
With shadowy eyes I some times use a combination of dodge, smudge and blur. Do it very gently with each tool on quite a low setting untill the shadow is effectivly blended out. Hope this helps.

Jeff

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Westers
Westers  103905 forum posts Burkina Faso1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2006 - 8:14 AM

Same here about the strap - had to look for ages to find it.

Funnily enough I've got one that's very similar to this so interesting to see how you've done it.

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels  9399 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2006 - 8:15 AM

Very nice K, just enough softening with wonderful detail in the eyes. Great natural expression given more impact by good use of the crop...

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paulcr
paulcr  101536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2006 - 8:16 AM

Wouldn't be bothered with the strap myself. Beautiful eyes and a another superb portrait K. Paul

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012713 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2006 - 8:34 AM

lol Cheryl - she wasnt that scary was she?!

Thank you all very much for this, jeff the make up was done by a pro I wouldnt dare interfere with it.

K.

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princezippy
20 Jun 2006 - 8:44 AM

What a beautiful portrait
I'm totally useless with people so Cant really offer you much - just superb

jeff

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BillS
BillS  827 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jun 2006 - 8:45 AM

Very nice portrait and superb tones. Bill

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Bridie
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20 Jun 2006 - 8:47 AM

Super portrait.

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kaybee
kaybee  103948 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2006 - 9:14 AM

"she's hasnt got the easiest face - despite early nights she suffers from bags under the eyes (she's tried everything to get rid but nothing works)."..............she is going to love you for that!

I think leaving the strap was a master stroke - there is some lvely texture and detail there that contrasts nicely with the smooth skin (despite the bags LOL).

I have added modifications to show how I would take it on a couple of steps.....they are not needed - it just shows ow i tend to go OTT


Roy

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012713 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2006 - 9:22 AM

Roy she says the same herself, which is why I said it otherwise I wouldnt dare LOL!

Thanks for all the mods, and the comments - much appreciated. K.

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2006 - 1:28 PM

oh well done K

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graceland
graceland  102378 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2006 - 1:40 PM

beautiful model.WELL DONE

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jan 1
jan 1  10 Netherlands
20 Jun 2006 - 1:44 PM

Emma looks gorgeous, the portrait is perfect.
Excellent job.
Jan

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JouŠo
JouŠo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
20 Jun 2006 - 2:11 PM

top quality work again!

Jouko

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silburkp
silburkp  10 England
20 Jun 2006 - 6:29 PM

Fabulous portrait. Great light & colour.

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azzabc
azzabc  10185 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jun 2006 - 10:54 PM

Cracking - skin tones are spot on!

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doug_7
doug_7  9482 forum posts England
21 Jun 2006 - 7:37 AM

catching up on yesterday, excellent expression and well taken.
d.

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turtle1
turtle1  1041 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Jun 2006 - 4:20 PM

Beautiful - super skin tones

Visited your website superb

Barb Smile

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012713 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2006 - 7:23 PM

Thank you all so much for all your comments, and glad you liked the web site Barb Smile K.

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sarac
sarac  963 forum posts
21 Jun 2006 - 8:50 PM

now this is something special.
sara C

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2006 - 10:22 PM

A slightly softer look in her face than I managed to capture K which I like.The strap looks a good inclusion to me & the eye detail is stunning,well done !
Janet

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012713 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2006 - 11:25 AM

Thank you both Smile K.

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NikH
NikH  10524 forum posts England
25 Jun 2006 - 9:39 PM

Yup - photo works as intended. She also has a look that just holds you. Nicely done.
Nik

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012713 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2006 - 9:43 AM

Thanks Nik. k.

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
26 Jun 2006 - 9:55 AM

Congrats on the HC, a superb portrait. Emma's eyes are hypnotic.

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shoestring
shoestring  10 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2007 - 6:52 PM

she looks gentle enough to me

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AndreG
AndreG e2 Member 8AndreG vcard England
10 Apr 2007 - 5:51 PM

Stunning portrait, love the lighting and colour

Andre.

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