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If anyone wants to know why its called "No McDonalds" - just ask!

Camera:Mamiya RZ67
Lens:180mm
Recording media:Fuji Velvia
Title:No McDonalds
Username:contemporary dave contemporary dave
Uploaded:23 Jun 2004 - 2:11 PM
Tags:Portraits / people
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flossie
flossie e2 Member 111557 forum postsflossie vcard
23 Jun 2004 - 2:14 PM

No McDonalds?? Ok, I'm asking!

Georgous picture Dave, the skin tones are beautiful ...big big click for this one.

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old timer
old timer e2 Member 1055 forum postsold timer vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2004 - 2:15 PM

What an absolutely FANTASTIC little portrait! The skin tones and the lighting are simply beautiful!
Massive click.
Jim

PS Wow that was quick - an EC in about 5 minutes - Congrats.

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dani2
dani2 e2 Member 1045 forum postsdani2 vcard
23 Jun 2004 - 2:20 PM

Really lovely portrait. Congrats on the EC. [ wish I could get one Sad ] CLICK.

Dani

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melliemel
melliemel e2 Member 10melliemel vcard
23 Jun 2004 - 2:24 PM

Absolutely Gorgeous.. and well deserved EC.

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answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012713 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2004 - 2:26 PM

Let me guess, its because mum whispered it to him to keep him still! Congratulations on the EC. Klicked. K.

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croberts
croberts e2 Member 102160 forum postscroberts vcard Ireland8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2004 - 3:00 PM

excellent shot. beautiful tones. Congrats

Chris.

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debbiehardy
debbiehardy e2 Member 10363 forum postsdebbiehardy vcard United Kingdom
23 Jun 2004 - 3:03 PM

Fantastic. Well deserved EC.

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magda_indigo
magda_indigo e2 Member 11418 forum postsmagda_indigo vcard England
23 Jun 2004 - 3:07 PM

Congrats, beautiful portrait, click (*:*)

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Nyx
Nyx e2 Member 11533 forum postsNyx vcard
23 Jun 2004 - 3:13 PM

No macdonalds if you dont behave...i use that one alot Wink
Congrats great pic Smile

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monkeysee
monkeysee e2 Member 10monkeysee vcard
23 Jun 2004 - 3:30 PM

This is so neat! I don't get a sense that mom just threatened kid with no Mcdonalds. It's pure love that I see! Smile Click! Great title by the way...

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ruzzi
ruzzi e2 Member 10ruzzi vcard
23 Jun 2004 - 3:32 PM

BEAUTIFUL!!!Congratulations!
Stef

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devongirl
devongirl e2 Member 10devongirl vcard
23 Jun 2004 - 3:48 PM

A beautifully lit and composed shot. it feels very peaceful. congrats on the EC, well deserved. I wish i could take portraits like this!!! click

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lyne
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23 Jun 2004 - 3:50 PM

Beautiful shot and congrats.click

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mattmatic
mattmatic  10598 forum posts
23 Jun 2004 - 3:56 PM

Sublime.
Wonderful texture, lighting, and crop. Beautiful.
Great to see an EC!
Matt :click:

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FrankThomas
FrankThomas e2 Member 112762 forum postsFrankThomas vcard United Kingdom
23 Jun 2004 - 4:10 PM

Nice one Dave. Lovely tones and composition.
What's the 180mm like ?? I'm thinking of getting one for my RZ67

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contemporary dave
contemporary dave e2 Member 101286 forum postscontemporary dave vcard United Kingdom
23 Jun 2004 - 4:15 PM

Thanks for your kind comments.

Re. The McDonalds thing, this shot shows mum Roxanne telling little Myles that if he didn't behave, there would be no McDonalds later!

For anyone who's interested, it was originally shot on Reala - NOT Velvia as previously stated. The image was scanned, greyscaled and heavily cropped.

The soft skin effect is done by doing a duplicate layer, adding Gaussian blur, setting the blend mode to Multiply and reducing the opacity of the dupe layer. The dupe layer is erased using the eraser tool around the hair, eyes etc.

Frank - I really like the 180mm lens - its an excellent portrait lens.

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funkeldink
funkeldink e2 Member 111592 forum postsfunkeldink vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2004 - 4:36 PM

STUNNING -- THE BEST I HAVE SEEN FOR A LONG TIME --- WOW

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sugarbird
sugarbird e2 Member 10223 forum postssugarbird vcard South Africa
23 Jun 2004 - 5:15 PM

Excellent shot, superb, well done on deserved EC!
regards Jill

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paul162brown
paul162brown e2 Member 10paul162brown vcard England
23 Jun 2004 - 5:23 PM

Very classy shot.

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trahern
trahern e2 Member 11863 forum poststrahern vcard United Kingdom
23 Jun 2004 - 5:30 PM

Excellent tender portrait

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tiptoe
tiptoe e2 Member 10267 forum poststiptoe vcard
23 Jun 2004 - 6:21 PM

This just blows me away - really hope it wins shot of the week so you get a super size canvas.
This makes trawling through them all worth it and IMHO it's the best photo on the site.

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TTT
TTT e2 Member 13559 forum postsTTT vcard Germany
23 Jun 2004 - 7:23 PM

Totally agree with Tiptoe, this is stunning.
Terry

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vfr400
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23 Jun 2004 - 7:51 PM

Awesome portrait, stunning work congrats on the well deserved EC.
chris

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richiemoore
richiemoore e2 Member 10richiemoore vcard
23 Jun 2004 - 8:21 PM

One word, BEAUTIFUL....
Richie

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John W
John W e2 Member 13John W vcard
23 Jun 2004 - 9:10 PM

Great portrait! Love the lighting

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Snapper_T
Snapper_T e2 Member 10848 forum postsSnapper_T vcard United Kingdom
23 Jun 2004 - 10:00 PM

The thumb stood out, lovely soft tones, a deserved EC.
Trev

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devonchris
devonchris e2 Member 10devonchris vcard
23 Jun 2004 - 10:39 PM

Awesome somthing to aspire too!!!

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eafy
eafy e2 Member 10eafy vcard Australia
23 Jun 2004 - 10:57 PM

Excellent shot, by the way, i've found that the best way to photograph kids is with bribery!!
Click

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Patricia Fenn
Patricia Fenn e2 Member 10614 forum postsPatricia Fenn vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2004 - 3:09 AM

SUPERB!!!

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johnjrp
johnjrp e2 Member 10431 forum postsjohnjrp vcard Australia5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2004 - 7:26 AM

Very nice. click

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aworan
aworan e2 Member 11145 forum postsaworan vcard
24 Jun 2004 - 8:53 AM

Its been a while, but this is a fab portraiture shot that I have seen on this site for a while. Lovely.
aworan

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ashitaka
ashitaka e2 Member 10ashitaka vcard Italy
24 Jun 2004 - 9:42 AM

Perfect framing and light. An excellent job!

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Biffa
Biffa e2 Member 11Biffa vcard
24 Jun 2004 - 11:35 AM

I must agree with everyone this is probably one of the best portraits posted for some time.

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gajj
gajj e2 Member 1032 forum postsgajj vcard
24 Jun 2004 - 12:02 PM

Agree all around. Beautiful, very well done.
Regards,
Jan

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ciro
ciro e2 Member 10ciro vcard
24 Jun 2004 - 1:06 PM

beautiful!

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big fella
big fella e2 Member 11485 forum postsbig fella vcard England
25 Jun 2004 - 12:01 PM

All of the above and more! Super (click)

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Denise
Denise e2 Member 13279 forum postsDenise vcard
26 Jun 2004 - 5:37 PM

I'm not surprised to read that you are a pro. photographer. This image is outstanding. The skin tones etc. are wonderful as is the composition. The sitter must have been very impressed with this.

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MartinWait
MartinWait e2 Member 1088 forum postsMartinWait vcard United Kingdom
27 Jun 2004 - 12:29 AM

This is one-hell-of-a good picture!
Looking at this weeks EC's if it were me I'd give this photo of the week.
Excellent work.
click.

Martin.

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stuartsportraits
stuartsportraits e2 Member 10197 forum postsstuartsportraits vcard Scotland
28 Jun 2004 - 9:38 AM

for me potw matey good luck love yer work keep it up Smile click

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rui almeida
rui almeida e2 Member 10rui almeida vcard Portugal
14 Jul 2004 - 1:52 AM

Great, great portrait!
Magnificent.
Regards
Rui

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jw32003
jw32003 e2 Member 10jw32003 vcard
8 Aug 2004 - 3:23 PM

What a shot!! The lighting is fantastic!!

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emazevedo
emazevedo e2 Member 11emazevedo vcard
6 Oct 2004 - 4:46 PM

Just perfect! Well deserved award!
My congrats!

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shane
shane e2 Member 10shane vcard United Kingdom
24 Nov 2004 - 7:58 AM

Today's upload has led me to this, thankfully...
It is stunning

CLICK!!!
shane

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discreetphoton
discreetphoton Site Moderator 103457 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2004 - 8:25 AM

I saw this when it was first uploaded. Thought I had clicked before. Pesky ADD.

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shed
shed e2 Member 10586 forum postsshed vcard England
13 Jan 2005 - 10:57 AM

A very nice image. I love the expressions and it is IMHO your best image to date. Very classy. Bet the mum was pleased!

Well done. Click

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tinabolton
tinabolton e2 Member 11130 forum poststinabolton vcard United Kingdom
23 Feb 2005 - 1:56 PM

Dave this is a stunning shot - the effect you have achieved on the toning is fantastic. As is your portfolio.

I am not worthy!!

T

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aussielass
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24 Apr 2005 - 10:02 PM

This is a gorgeous portrait. Stunning. click x

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dionne
dionne e2 Member 1029 forum postsdionne vcard United Kingdom
30 Apr 2006 - 2:32 AM

A very beautiful shot of mother and child. The lighting and composition is just perfect. An image to be proud of.

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