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Taken at the same time as my last shot only with more water added to the face! I wanted quite a dramatic feel for this shot so I've cropped quite heavily into the face.

Converted to B&W using gradient map in PS then adjusted tones and included mottled BG. Again shot with window light and a black reflector placed to the left of the model/husband.

Thanks for taking a look. Lyns x

Please take a look a the larger version if you have time

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:18-55mm
Recording media:Digital
Title:Focused
Username:lynsfiona lynsfiona
Uploaded:24 Jul 2006 - 6:52 PM
Tags:Black & white, Man, Portraits / people, Sepia, Wet face
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SamGillespie
24 Jul 2006 - 6:53 PM

Great mysterious feel. And great lighting.
Sam

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012609 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2006 - 6:53 PM

Holding my breath for this one. Superb Lyns K.x

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JouŠo
JouŠo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
24 Jul 2006 - 6:56 PM

HIGHEST QUALITY, Lyns!

Jouko

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phototime  8 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 - 6:58 PM

Another wonderful image,very dramatic the water added on the face works very well great work.

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cdm36
cdm36 e2 Member 10391 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2006 - 7:03 PM

Its a cracker, Smile.

Chris.

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GlaSsDraGon
24 Jul 2006 - 7:04 PM

Great work Lyns!!

Rick

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canongirl08
24 Jul 2006 - 7:04 PM

Another fantastic image,Stunning lighting
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dusted
dusted  9505 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2006 - 7:05 PM

totally stunning portrait , love the shadows given with the black reflector

si

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24 Jul 2006 - 7:05 PM

Works for me - top marks
Shawry

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10901 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2894 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2006 - 7:06 PM

LOts of detail in the large version, - like the off-centre placement also.

W

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User_Removed Junior Member 851 forum posts
24 Jul 2006 - 7:09 PM

Where to begin? Just stunning Lyns, great shot and beautifully produced.

Derek

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POOCHIE
POOCHIE  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2006 - 7:10 PM

Excellent B&W conversion Lyn's and your husband makes a great model for this type of work.

Pooch.

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lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2006 - 7:16 PM

I'm clicking on this because it's a great piece of work, but also because my Wife thinks he's a hunk, and will be giving me evil looks all night if I don't.
John X ( Oh, and Julie ) (-:

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CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87281 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2006 - 7:19 PM

Stunning Lyns..the light is spot on.

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels  9399 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2006 - 7:19 PM

Has religious overtones...

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lynsfiona
lynsfiona  10
24 Jul 2006 - 7:25 PM

Thanks eveyone for the clicks and comments, much appreciated.

Thanks John & Julie - you've made my 6ft2" softie's night!

Lyns x

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Tandberg
Tandberg  111218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2006 - 7:29 PM

Your fella is no Drip!!! LOL

He makes a good model too Lyns...
Just as good if not better! than the previous one.
I really do like the way you use light!!Very effective and the images cannot fail to grab attention.

Dave

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Imagine23
Imagine23  8241 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 - 7:35 PM

This is amazing! It jumped out of the gallery at me. How handy to have such a tolerant husband too! Smile
Lynn

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redstag
redstag e2 Member 8100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2006 - 7:35 PM

A really excellent portrait. You are lucky that your partner lets you take his picture. My wife won't unfortunately.
This is a wonderful study of light and dark and the textures of the male face. The water, well it looks superb too.
Great shot.

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vaughar
vaughar  10242 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 - 7:38 PM

Very eye catching, great lighting and texture too.

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lynsfiona
lynsfiona  10
24 Jul 2006 - 7:44 PM

Thanks to Dave, Lynn, Jon & Rob for your lovely comments. Always a pleasure to read! Lyns x

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24 Jul 2006 - 7:46 PM

Great look and pose, and an excellent crop!

Conrad

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Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
24 Jul 2006 - 8:03 PM

You really have a great talent for this, Lyns, another superbly composed and treated shot

Mari Smile

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MikeH
MikeH  9217 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2006 - 8:05 PM

Really good crop and detail,
Mike

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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2006 - 8:07 PM

Top drawer work in every aspect, great to see.

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silverwolf
silverwolf  13 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 - 8:14 PM

Stunning tones, lighting and image.

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2006 - 8:20 PM

Inceredibly good!


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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2006 - 8:57 PM

Another belter Lyns. This has a lot more emotion than the previous upload. Really well done. Dave.

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mattmatic
mattmatic  10598 forum posts
24 Jul 2006 - 9:39 PM

Great bg replacement. Toning, crop, and expression are all spot on! Great work!
(Did I say I liked it?!)
Matt

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oppo
oppo  8 Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2006 - 10:17 PM

Unusual and very well framed. Superb toning.

Phil

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jkennedy
jkennedy  8 Indonesia1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2006 - 1:06 AM

Great lighting and a perfect crop make this a wonderful shot. A superb portrait Lyns, simple as that....superb. CLIK,
Joe

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tonymarq
tonymarq  9 United States
25 Jul 2006 - 1:08 AM

Lynns excellent portrait with a great expression capture and love the position with shade and highlight!

stay well
tonymarq

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MediumSizeUnavailable

found yesterday's extremely good, but this manages to be even better. Who needs eyes open in a portrait !? One of my week's favorites

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rosie42
rosie42  10 Australia
25 Jul 2006 - 2:55 AM

A quality portrait, Lyns - I bet your husband's delighted with the result, well done ...

Susie :o)

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vismaya
vismaya  9 Ireland
25 Jul 2006 - 4:03 AM

Fantastic portrait!

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ronss
ronss  81243 forum posts Canada
25 Jul 2006 - 5:54 AM

Superb shot. Excellent presentation.

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lynsfiona
lynsfiona  10
25 Jul 2006 - 5:58 AM

Thanks to Conrad, Mari, Mike, Nev, Silverwolf, horse, Ollie, Dave, Matt, Phil, Joe, Tony, Koen (a compliment indeed), Susie (my husband loves this one) and Vismaya. I'm very grateful for all your comments. Lyns x

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lynsfiona  10
25 Jul 2006 - 5:58 AM

Thanks Ron. x

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SamM
SamM  8 Germany
25 Jul 2006 - 7:39 AM

This is wonderful (again). Waht a great portrait, you must be very proud! Well done.
I love the composition, the tones, the details. Great! CLICK

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2006 - 8:48 AM

Fantastic strong portrait, brilliant lighting and toning. Paul

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mike sharples
25 Jul 2006 - 9:19 AM

hi Lynsey
Great image packed with raw emotion

mike

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TopsyTopping
25 Jul 2006 - 9:48 AM

Brilliant shot love the close crop it works well and the detail is exceptional in the large version! Love the sepia!

Job well done!

Congrats on your RC!

Topsy Smile

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angelamary
25 Jul 2006 - 9:57 AM

Very strongimage. Well composed and well caught.

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riprap007
riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2006 - 10:29 AM

terrific capture, the tning works very well too

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25 Jul 2006 - 3:53 PM

well done
John

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GregorP
GregorP  9 Slovenia
25 Jul 2006 - 4:22 PM

Excellent shot again!!! Just beautiful portrait!

GregorP

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25 Jul 2006 - 4:31 PM

Bang on the money shot! So intense and atmostpheric, well photographed.

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Bridie
Bridie  8
26 Jul 2006 - 9:55 AM

He makes a good model,wonderful portrait

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SteveCharles
26 Jul 2006 - 10:09 AM

Awesome portrait.

Can I ask what you mean by 'converted to B&W using gradient map'? I've been experimenting with different conversion and toning techniques, and I really like the effect you have achieved here.

Steve

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lynsfiona
lynsfiona  10
26 Jul 2006 - 10:19 AM

Thanks Steve. If you go to Image > Adjustments > Gradient Map and then choose which gradient you want. I always convert it to the B&W gradient then do any colour adjustments in Hue/Saturation afterwards. It's great to use gradient map if you want quite a contrasty image and it works as a separate layer so you can keep going back to the colour original if you want to. Lyns x

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SteveCharles
26 Jul 2006 - 10:35 AM

Thanks for the quick reply - very helpful. And thanks for the comment on 'Vicenza' Smile

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26 Jul 2006 - 12:02 PM

Simply superb!

Ken

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26 Jul 2006 - 4:55 PM

A great image with loads of drama, superb lighting

dven

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seanslevin
seanslevin  10 Ireland
26 Jul 2006 - 7:55 PM

This is beautiful Lyns , superb . best wishes , Sean

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zebhylon  8 Sweden
31 Jul 2006 - 1:39 PM

Very emotional! Superb work, love it!

Benjamin

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kitsch  8439 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2006 - 4:00 PM

wonderfully emotional...

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dalischone
dalischone  10293 forum posts Scotland
16 Sep 2006 - 2:35 PM

Great mean and moody portrait. Love the way the water resembles tears adding a touch of gentleness.

Tracy

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tim74bailey
28 Dec 2006 - 2:19 PM

beauitful shot .. love it !

Tim :o)

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