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Last portrait of Yousuf, This is one that takes pride of place on our wall at home, I prefer it to the original simply because I think the shot is much better in B+W.
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Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:18-55mm
Recording media:ISO 100
Title:Hope
Username:MoWiz MoWiz
Uploaded:2 Jan 2006 - 2:01 AM
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Big_Beavis
Big_Beavis e2 Member 9Big_Beavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2006 - 2:08 AM

Have to agree Mo, a fantasic shot which looks even better in B&W. Great stuff. Happy New Year.

Dave

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boot  10 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2006 - 2:08 AM

Another winner Mo like it alot..
Alan..

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thorn
thorn  9124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2006 - 2:12 AM

Hi Mo,A definite winner,love the shading and the way he is looking up at you,great eye contact,tones,lighting and exposure.Class work.Exquisite.Take care.AnnSmile

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2006 - 2:18 AM

I loved the original but it is stunning in B&W!
gill

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Rayner
Rayner  9 England
2 Jan 2006 - 2:18 AM

Another belter Mo,B&W really works well here

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ChazB
ChazB e2 Member 964 forum postsChazB vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2006 - 2:32 AM

Wow, this looks superb in black and white!
Charlotte

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starliz
starliz  101594 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2006 - 2:37 AM

wouldn`t want to chose they are both wonderful but it certainly works extremely well B-W Mo.

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Wooly
Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2006 - 2:43 AM

Very nice conversion Mo. The light in his eyes makes the shot I think.

Alan

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himel
himel  961 forum posts
2 Jan 2006 - 2:55 AM

yes it is better than the color.........

Himel

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2006 - 3:20 AM

Both shots are equally good .
Rock

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martinproe
2 Jan 2006 - 3:33 AM

I'm a sucker for kids portraits in black and white, they always seem to emphasise the eyes. This is wonderful Mo.Must look great on the wall.

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beaniebabe
2 Jan 2006 - 4:39 AM

Lovely shot Mo, such a cute little boy.

thank you for all your wonderful comments and good luck for 2006

Angie x

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A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2006 - 5:09 AM

well exposed and composed Mo, and looks good in B & W, but lacks the warmth of the colour image.

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ginz04
ginz04  10276 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2006 - 5:19 AM

hi mo this is a gorgeous pic of a very photogenic young person - like composition lighting is spot on - great.


hope you had a great xmas and new year. ian

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christabella
2 Jan 2006 - 5:25 AM

this is stunning in B/W, superb portrait
Christine

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PhillsPhotography

another cracking portrait well done my friend

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2006 - 5:59 AM

Anotherr image of your beautiful boy---this one is Totally excellent!

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels  9399 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2006 - 6:07 AM

Nice one - have a good New Year...

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jacquienewsham

works well in black and white,beautiful portrait
samantha

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rusty
rusty  11 Canada
2 Jan 2006 - 6:40 AM

Nice capture and well presented.

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cdm36
cdm36 e2 Member 10390 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2006 - 6:45 AM

Have to say I prefer this version with out the distaction of colour, very well taken!!,

Chris.

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
2 Jan 2006 - 7:03 AM

another lovely portrait, Mo...

Jouko

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Gavin
Gavin  9
2 Jan 2006 - 7:11 AM

Agree, lovely in B&W.

Gavin

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sputnki
sputnki  10 Canada
2 Jan 2006 - 7:22 AM

A lovely B&W portrait, but I really like the warm tones of the original!

Doug

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lizziew
lizziew  9
2 Jan 2006 - 8:09 AM

beautiful work looks great in black and white.......liz

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ChristineL
2 Jan 2006 - 8:13 AM

Oh I can't make my mind up I like them both. I do the same with my grandchildren and don't know which to frame! Super portrait,
Chris.

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2006 - 8:21 AM

i like this one mo

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Jasbe
Jasbe  9116 forum posts England
2 Jan 2006 - 8:29 AM

Hi Mo, very nice shot, works well in B&W.

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pcjackso
pcjackso Junior Member 9
2 Jan 2006 - 8:53 AM

Another winner.Brilliant
Pauline

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nolongeramember

both larger versions are fantastic... and he has the most amazing eyes. and expressions beautiful quality light.used superb !!!!!


Nikki Smile

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10777 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2778 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2006 - 9:05 AM

Yes, - I agree the B&W has more character, - great tones in the skin.

Let him play with his toys for a while now...

W

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yjjeep
yjjeep  10
2 Jan 2006 - 9:33 AM

The look you caught is priceless.Super job.

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MarkT
MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2006 - 9:35 AM

Superb as usual.

Mark.

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hattrick
hattrick  10 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2006 - 10:34 AM

It's all been said Mo. Another wonderful image.

Geoff

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elcid
elcid  9150 forum posts England
2 Jan 2006 - 10:43 AM

This is a stunner in B&W,Great stuff Mo.
And yes, the Booze stays. Can you imagine the noise a bottle of Glenmorangie would make in a shredder, or a can of beer for that matter.
Keep well Mo, All the best ( HICK ! )

Bill.

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VNelson
VNelson  9 United States
2 Jan 2006 - 11:39 AM

I can see why this shot is your favorite. A beautiful capture.

Verne

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billydo
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2 Jan 2006 - 11:46 AM

Just marvelous Mo, a beautiful portrait indeed. Very well done.
Neal.

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tonymarq
tonymarq  8 United States
2 Jan 2006 - 11:59 AM

Mo it's absolutely beautiful and great skin tone! picture perfect portrait inB&W!

stay well
tonymarq

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Tomo
Tomo  11
2 Jan 2006 - 1:31 PM

beautiful image
lovely done

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hayleyk
hayleyk  956 forum posts England
2 Jan 2006 - 1:33 PM

Wow,Mo,a beautiful portrait of a beautiful child.Like the lighting
hayley

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MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 81061 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2006 - 3:03 PM

Think you might be right Mo. A terrific shot
Malcolm

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hebdens
hebdens  8
3 Jan 2006 - 12:24 AM

great capture,is stunning in both versions.

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shane
shane  9 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2006 - 1:33 AM

-This really is so superb. Ican't make up my mind if I like this one or the colour one. Both stunning!

CLICK
shane

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Kim Walton
Kim Walton  10144 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2006 - 2:16 AM

Sorry i`m a bit late looking,been very busy.
Great shot,nice tones,all said above.
Happy New Year.
I`m in Kenya from Friday so no posts till i return.

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rosie42
rosie42  9 Australia
3 Jan 2006 - 2:21 AM

A delightful portrait, Mo - congratulations on a quality capture and heartwarming keepsake ...

Susie :o)

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arnieg
arnieg  10682 forum posts England
3 Jan 2006 - 8:54 AM

beautiful portrait
arnie

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Norma
Norma e2 Member 8Norma vcard United Kingdom
3 Jan 2006 - 9:51 AM

This is just beautiful Mo.
Norma

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2006 - 12:06 PM

Missed these last two b&w uploads, they're very good, but still prefer the colour version of your lad Mo. Good work again my friend.

Ade

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jan 1
jan 1  10 Netherlands
3 Jan 2006 - 12:12 PM

Hi Mo.
Think, Yousuf has already lots of girlfriends.
Perfect portrait. Superb shot.
Jan

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pennyspike
pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2006 - 12:23 PM

As much as I love b/w this time the colour wins for me;.............. but after another look it's really hard to decide.
Penny
P.S. How are you doing the conversion? It looks really good on the screen.
P

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pk_nz
pk_nz  9 New Zealand
3 Jan 2006 - 12:50 PM

Fantastic Mo! Your work is simply amazing. All the best to you and yours...

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marshy
marshy  8
3 Jan 2006 - 3:36 PM

Excellent B&W.

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Desh_M
Desh_M  9386 forum posts
3 Jan 2006 - 7:27 PM

Superb lighting
Great shot
**CLICK

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MoWiz
MoWiz  9114 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Jan 2006 - 10:43 PM

Thanks for all the great comments, I still prefer this B+W version, LOL Wink
thanks again all your comments are appreciated as always
Mo

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vparmar
vparmar  9 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2006 - 12:50 AM

A lovely image Mo! i bet it looks fab on your wall! looks brilliant in B&W!
vinny

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panda
panda  10 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2006 - 6:53 AM

Great shot mo, possibly even better in B&W.

Phil

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Hawkgenes
Hawkgenes  9 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2006 - 7:53 AM

Actually, I think it works better in B & W. The facial tones are amazing

Hawk

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2006 - 8:40 AM

a lovely series of your son

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KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2006 - 9:13 AM

Cracker Mo!!!!
All the best
Keith

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plugin  9 Canada
4 Jan 2006 - 9:45 AM

I love this shot! So crystal clear.
Jim

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foxybrown
foxybrown  9368 forum posts
4 Jan 2006 - 10:18 AM

black and white version is just as effective as original.

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Marian
Marian  862 forum posts England
4 Jan 2006 - 10:24 AM

Brilliant! Another image you can be very proud of.
Marian

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2006 - 10:59 AM

Superb portrait shot Mo....Well captured....

Tony.

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highlander
highlander  1032 forum posts Scotland
4 Jan 2006 - 11:23 AM

I knew this would rate well Mo as it is such a brilliant portrait, colour or B&w it is superb, such a handsome wee man with that perfect expression of innocence. I am impressed.
Doug.

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ValSaxby e2 Member 8132 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
4 Jan 2006 - 11:50 AM

A beauty.
Val

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REKLAW
REKLAW  9 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2006 - 12:31 PM

Top class portrait shot Mo,good one.
Ian.

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BerthaDBluze
6 Jan 2006 - 6:48 PM

Looking at the thumbnail, I thought the color one was much better. After looking at it though, I'm not so sure. Now it's hard to tell which I like better. This is also excellent in B&W. Smile

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2006 - 8:28 AM

Superb Mo .
Pete .

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mandarinkay
8 Jan 2006 - 9:50 AM

I so loved the original ... but I do believe that the B&W has just the slightest edge ..... not much in it tho ... wonderfully done! Click*
Karen

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Cristian  9950 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2006 - 1:53 PM

I'm a sucker for B&W portraits, so this has my vote over the (equally as good!) colour one.

(click)

Cristian

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claret
claret  1049 forum posts England
9 Jan 2006 - 11:20 PM

Can't choose between the two - they both work very well.
Iain

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liparig
liparig  9233 forum posts United States
10 Jan 2006 - 11:16 AM

wow fantastic portrait shot
joe

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13 Jan 2006 - 6:55 AM

This I like very much Mo - cracker!

Dave

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annaliese
annaliese  9421 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2006 - 6:30 AM

Beautiful detailed child portrait Smile

annaliese

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