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decided to go to Blists hill to try out my flash and diffuser, as willing models Smile

mind theres a good reason i dont do portraits, or mono, cos i'm hopeless at them. i've enable mods and would appreciate any tips.

Thanks for looking, lesley Smile

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Title:A new venture
Username:cassiecat cassiecat
Uploaded:24 Apr 2012 - 6:56 AM
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susanbarton
24 Apr 2012 - 7:02 AM

This is a great portrait! It looks as if you caught him be surprise and he is not posing but looks surprised and anoyed by your intrusion

Susan

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 - 7:06 AM

A fine portrait
Jim

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phil99
phil99 e2 Member 744 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 7:12 AM

He does look rather annoyed but your conversion is spot on ....Phil

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 7:24 AM

Is that his 'serious' face Grin. Certainly doesn't look hopeless to me. A good pose, surrounded by all his paraphernalia, and well-suited to the mono conversion.

Dave

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RLF
RLF e2 Member 4RLF vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 7:37 AM

Terrific lighting here.
Great shot and well processedGrin

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 7:49 AM

Great character study.
Matt

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 8:52 AM

A good portrait capture Lesley, for me the colour version works best but only just
Regards Richard

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mex
mex e2 Member 6mex vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 9:00 AM

v2 for me cracking portrait.
cheers phil.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33150 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 9:18 AM

A great portrait of the highest quality, my vote goes to the colours version simply because my eye wants to roam deeper.

Regards Nathan

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 9:28 AM

Like them both Lesley nothing wrong with your conversion


Brian...........................

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
24 Apr 2012 - 9:49 AM

V2 on top. Very well taken SmileSmileSmile
Cor

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64391 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 9:54 AM

This is top notch Lesley. Really nicely done. I think I like the colour version best as we can see more detail but the colours are muted so don't intrude.
Chris

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 12:24 PM


Quote: This is a great portrait! It looks as if you caught him be surprise and he is not posing but looks surprised and anoyed by your intrusion

Susan

I totally agree with this, Ccat. The expression captured is so natural and unposed.

I have to say I prefer the colour version here 'cos I love the 'old' colour of those prints hanging behind him Smile

The white of the mug looks a bit bright but that's minor.

A.
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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 12:41 PM

He looks a bit mean! But it's an excellent portrait, Lesley, and I wouldn't want to try to modify it Wink Think both versions work well, but V2 just wins it for me Smile
Trev Smile

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 3:38 PM

A great portrait Lesley. Very natural............Sandy

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 3:49 PM

Going for the mono Lesley a beautifully portrayed Portrait shot
Lillian

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 5:19 PM

I prefer the colour - probably because there isn't too much colour, if that makes sense!! I think it's a great portrait.
Ann

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MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 91069 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 6:51 PM

Prefer the colour version Lesley, seems to have abit more about it

Malcolm

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43857 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 8:10 PM

Looks like you caught him on a bad day, judging by the serious expression, Lesley!
I've done a mod to try to bring out a litle more facial detail and the sleeve and mug seemed blown. Not sure if it works, though. It has a slight blue tint that didn't show up on my screen before I uploaded itSad
The original in colour is very good though, with the colour of his face matching the paper bags behind him!

Malc

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2012 - 4:53 PM

thanks for the mod malc, yours has more detail in it than mine.lesley Smile

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114511 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 8:45 AM

You & me both, but I think you've done well with this, especially converting it to mono....

Ade

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debu
debu e2 Member 4debu vcard India
26 Apr 2012 - 10:32 AM

A couple of good captures.
debu

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 5:40 PM

I'm joining with those who are for the colour version, whether that's due to a difference in quality or just my personal preference, I couldn't say. I do like the expression you've caught.

David

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twelvemegs
26 Apr 2012 - 6:36 PM

I like both versions Lesley, well done.

David

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5184 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2012 - 9:15 PM

Nearly missed this Lesley. A very fine portrait and I particularly like the mono. The framing/comp is excellent and the sitter is totally engaging the viwer,
Derek

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Alan_Coles
2 May 2012 - 2:28 PM

I don't do them either but if I did I would be happy with this. Tongue

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 5:36 PM

Think I'm out on a limb here, Lesley, as I much prefer the B and W version: a very natural pose and surprised expression.
I am no use at portraiture so would not dare offer any further comment or suggestion other than to say I think you have done a pretty fine job of this shot.
Regards,
Ronnie.

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BURNBLUE
BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 5:51 PM

A strong looking mono Lesley.

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