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Good morning all...wow and thanks for all the votes on the Dungenes series...

Today something abit different...a take on photographer 'Morten Bjarnhof''s work...though lack of professional lighting caused this to be abit light...was looking for more of a silhouette...by wrapping myself in the silk and standing in front of the fan to produce movement...it didnt go to well however..I liked the effect of the subtle silhouette and movement and tweaked again in lightroom...any help with silhouetting would be most welcome....

Thanks...Jools Smile

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Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Gossamer
Username:jools59 jools59
Uploaded:30 Dec 2009 - 10:43 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Portraits / people, Specialist / abstract
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angie44
angie44  5
30 Dec 2009 - 10:47 AM

hi jools never attempted an image like this , so all i can say is looks good to me darl .. wishing you a happy new year jools and all the best to you .. angie x

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digipix76
digipix76  7577 forum posts England
30 Dec 2009 - 10:53 AM

Excellent.


Ian

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andy210966
30 Dec 2009 - 10:55 AM

Nowt wrong with this Jools - a terrific shot and so difficult to do as a self portrait (so to speak).

Andy

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clicknimagine
30 Dec 2009 - 11:06 AM

this is pure art...

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Catess76
Catess76  5 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2009 - 11:53 AM

very interesting and kind of has a spiritual feel Smile
caroline x

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
30 Dec 2009 - 2:02 PM

Special!
cor.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 2:20 PM

This is excellent, and something I have been wanting to do with one of my models but using net current instead of silk.
I like the tones and shapes you have created.
Not really sure on how to you might improve the silhouette apart from thiner material or back lighting.
Regards Richard.

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jools59
jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 2:24 PM


Quote: This is excellent, and something I have been wanting to do with one of my models but using net current instead of silk.
I like the tones and shapes you have created.
Not really sure on how to you might improve the silhouette apart from thiner material or back lighting.
Regards Richard.

Thanks Richard....Im going to give it another go and do my homework on back lighting...and see what transpires...Jools

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 2:34 PM

Good work Jools.
Richard might have a point with thinner material for a ''softer'' look !!
Mick.

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jools59
jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 2:55 PM

[quote]Good work Jools.
Richard might have a point with thinner material for a ''softer'' look !!
Mick.[/quote

Yes...I have looked at getting a mosquito net apparently that is excellent tfor these types of images...thanks Mick...Jools

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 2:57 PM

Such a good idea to try. Looks quite impressive to me. Will look forward to see what you come up with. Happy New Year.......Sandy

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54245 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 3:05 PM

Well worth a try. I think you'll get better at this and then produce some really great stuff. Keep going.
Chris

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ChristineD
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30 Dec 2009 - 3:30 PM

Very delicate image.
All the best for 2010.
Christine

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 4:03 PM

Some great work going on here Jools, and very nice processing.
Thanks for the New Year wishes, and the very same to you.

John Smile

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Eviscera
Eviscera  81098 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 4:40 PM

I think your style has worked better here Jools , ghostly tones and lovely art.

Dave

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fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 6:08 PM

Quite an alluring image and I like what you're trying to do here Jools but I'm not sure about the colour. I think if might work better as a B&W image.
Fraser

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jools59
jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 6:11 PM


Quote: Quite an alluring image and I like what you're trying to do here Jools but I'm not sure about the colour. I think if might work better as a B&W image.
Fraser

Yes Fraser and thanks.....this wasnt quite what I had in mind...if you look at the photographers work....im going to try again using different materials and back lighting...Jools Smile

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fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
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Hi Jools, just had a look at Morten's work. I don't know if it's the effect of the Lido Dancers series that you're after but, if it is, I think you might need a more transparent sheet and a frontal light between you and the sheet, with a secondary light shining onto the sheet to get the misty effect. There should also be a bit of distance between you and the sheet, with the sheet being well out of focus.

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jools59
jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 6:59 PM


Quote: Hi Jools, just had a look at Morten's work. I don't know if it's the effect of the Lido Dancers series that you're after but, if it is, I think you might need a more transparent sheet and a frontal light between you and the sheet, with a secondary light shining onto the sheet to get the misty effect. There should also be a bit of distance between you and the sheet, with the sheet being well out of focus.

Hey Fraser....thanks for taking an interest in my endeavour to perfect this image...if you go to Morten Barnhof.com and click on ECCO you will see a silhouetted image at the bottom...this is what i was trying to recreate in my own way....im quite inspired by his work.....Jools

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fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 7:05 PM

Cheers Jools - I'll have a look.

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
30 Dec 2009 - 7:42 PM

It looks great to me Jools.

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fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 7:57 PM

OK, see what you mean now. Finer material and backlighting should do the trick, although you'll need a reflector or modelling light to get some light onto the front too. Looking forward to seeing the results.
Fraser

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jools59
jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 8:10 PM


Quote: OK, see what you mean now. Finer material and backlighting should do the trick, although you'll need a reflector or modelling light to get some light onto the front too. Looking forward to seeing the results.
Fraser

Cheers Fraser.....Jools

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 9:46 PM

very surreal, and gives a great shot
beautiful work

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iancatch  7 England45 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 10:29 PM

Interesting shot - well done

Ian

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 11:39 PM

a real stunning capture jools all the very best for 2010 Wink
andy

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2009 - 12:11 AM

Absolutely stunning Jools, I cant see anything wrong with it Smile Straight into my favourites, wishing you all the best for 2010.

Hugh

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jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2009 - 12:15 AM


Quote: Absolutely stunning Jools, I cant see anything wrong with it Straight into my favourites, wishing you all the best for 2010.

Hugh

Hugh...thank you so much....and I too... wish you and yours all the very best wishes for a great new year....Jools Smile x

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imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2009 - 8:43 AM

Stunning artistry Jools

Bernie

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Nice shot.

Carsten

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jools59
jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2009 - 9:55 AM


Quote: Stunning artistry Jools

Bernie

Thank you Bernie....happy New Year to you if I havent said it already...Jools

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jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2009 - 9:56 AM


Quote: Nice shot.

Carsten

thanks Carsten...Jools

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2009 - 10:45 AM

Beautifully done and I love it,
happy new year
Yung

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jools59
jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2009 - 10:47 AM


Quote: Beautifully done and I love it,
happy new year
Yung

Thanks Yung.....and a Happy New Year to you too....Jools Smile

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Well done Jools - very creative, it's worked out brilliantly - be interesting to see the next version with back-lighting.

Best wishes for 2010
Chris

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jools59
jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2009 - 11:01 AM


Quote: Well done Jools - very creative, it's worked out brilliantly - be interesting to see the next version with back-lighting.

Best wishes for 2010
Chris

Working on that Chris...thanks....all the best to you too...Jools Smile

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tony64
tony64  10204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2009 - 12:05 PM

Hi Jools! Love the effect you have created here.
Happy New Year to you!
Tony

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jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2009 - 12:50 PM


Quote: Hi Jools! Love the effect you have created here.
Happy New Year to you!
Tony

Thanks Tony...Best wishes to you too...Jools Smile

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Frontier
Frontier  4
7 Jan 2010 - 9:43 AM

Excellent abstract
-Frontier

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LilyWren
LilyWren  4 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2010 - 5:08 PM

Wow, this is such a great shot and idea...to be honest I love it as it as! I think this is quite sublime. I love the suggestiveness, the movement that is created and I actually think that the silhouette is just right for Gossamer Wink

Melanie

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jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2010 - 11:12 PM


Quote: Wow, this is such a great shot and idea...to be honest I love it as it as! I think this is quite sublime. I love the suggestiveness, the movement that is created and I actually think that the silhouette is just right for Gossamer

Melanie

ohhh thanks melanie....jSmile

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beckas
beckas  10 United States1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2010 - 2:46 AM

Mysterious and beautiful. I like this!

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jools59
jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2010 - 4:15 PM


Quote: Mysterious and beautiful. I like this!

Thanks ... means alot ..Jools

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