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Something very different, this is a shot from a recent photoshoot with an "alternative" model. I know this will not be to everyones tastes and I am not expecting a bucket load of clicks, but I really would be grateful for opinions on the technical side of the photograph. I really wanted to create some atmosphere and I have used extremes in lighting to achieve this.
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Camera:Canon EOS 350D
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Recording media:ISO100
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Username:MoWiz MoWiz
Uploaded:14 Jan 2006 - 6:49 AM
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mic5cott
mic5cott  8
14 Jan 2006 - 6:56 AM

Like the colours and atmosphere Mo, should see more 'alternative' models. click. Would like to see this with the subject smoking a fag.

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KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2006 - 6:57 AM

looks good to me Mo!!
Keith

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JoeConway
JoeConway  8
14 Jan 2006 - 7:00 AM

How strange that the larger version makes such a difference - so size IS important!. Very different. Excellent model and set-up.

joe

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arnieg
arnieg  10682 forum posts England
14 Jan 2006 - 7:02 AM

looks ok to me mo
arnie

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JuliaHolland
14 Jan 2006 - 7:04 AM

Mo, I think the set-up is great and the top half of model stands out really well. The bottom half could be improved - it needs lightening but only if the feet we more interesting (spikey heels or even bare feet) and the cross legs create too much of a straight down pose. Perhaps legs curved to offer a sweeping shape in the bottom of the image would help to give more overall interest.
Overall mood is very good though,
Julia

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314963 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2006 - 7:06 AM

Hey This is a good picture Mo, great colours and composition.

Paul

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Mark_Readman
14 Jan 2006 - 7:12 AM

A real woman ! Nice moody lighting, very well thought out !

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noseprints
noseprints  10576 forum posts
14 Jan 2006 - 7:13 AM

beautifully done. i love her elegant grace, and the hair meandering down into her cleavage. nice tones and colours and light.

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MoWiz
MoWiz  9114 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Jan 2006 - 7:18 AM

Thanks for the comments, Mike you would be surprised at how busy this model is, and she is a realpleasure to work with.
Julia thanks for your input, I do have another couple of poses that may work better, thanks again for taking the time to comment!
Mo

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wbk666
wbk666  861 forum posts
14 Jan 2006 - 7:18 AM

nice colours
big is beautiful :0D

a little burnt out on her shoulder maybe but otherwise well lit and a nice image to look at

Wayne

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2006 - 7:18 AM

Hi Mo,it's an excellent shot,the look of the model makes me think of cabaret or chigago the films and i keep thinking of her standing with one foot on a chair and leaning or holding onto the back with stilleto's showing off the legs.Just a suggestion as i am definitely no expert.This is still a quality shot Mo.Take care.AnnSmile

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User_Removed
14 Jan 2006 - 7:19 AM

love it! cant give any tech talk though cause have no clue but what works for me are the colours used - the purple and red are very sensual and sexual colours which works fab with the scene as well as the silk and feathers. a+

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dutch01
dutch01  1058 forum posts England
14 Jan 2006 - 7:55 AM

Works for me, like the mask and the colours, I agree that the bottom half of the photo holds less impact, but not really sure why, possibley the footware or the way the legs are crossed, but great image.
Dutch

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miptog
miptog  83532 forum posts United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2006 - 8:02 AM

The atmosphere in this shot draw me to it. You've acheived your aim, and in my opionion, you are getting better. M

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Westers
Westers  93905 forum posts Burkina Faso1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2006 - 8:31 AM

Ok, you're right the model may not be to my taste but looking beyond that you've got some lovely lighting going on for the background and bed.

The light on the model is generally nice but I find the bright hihglights out of place with the ambience of the rest of the picture.

Nice work though.

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MoWiz
MoWiz  9114 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Jan 2006 - 8:35 AM

thanks for the comments guys, I liked the lighting on the model, but on reflection maybe it is a little overdone, a[[recaite the feedback
Mo

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MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 81061 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2006 - 8:41 AM

Looks great to me MO, not my subject, but I know what I like
Malcolm

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dave thelens
14 Jan 2006 - 8:57 AM

Nice one Mo, she's a gal is Roze
Dave

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Jasbe
Jasbe  9116 forum posts England
14 Jan 2006 - 9:01 AM

It's certainly a fascinating shot Mo, I think you've done a great job with the pose, lighting, colour.
Jason

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mic5cott
mic5cott  8
14 Jan 2006 - 9:18 AM

Keep returning to this Mo, suggests either the old wild west or something french, rich colours and ladies with curves. Would like to see more shots of this model.

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skydivemike
14 Jan 2006 - 10:48 AM

It works for me. ( the photo that is)

Mike

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jeffa
jeffa  932 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Jan 2006 - 11:06 AM

I can't comment on the techie aspect of the shot Mo but it's good to see a different type of model. I will say that the soft focus works and the large version needs viewing
Jeff

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MarkT
MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2006 - 12:04 PM

Great shot.

Mark.

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abel
abel  10518 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Jan 2006 - 12:10 PM

I like this a lot. The tone and feel of the image is very atmospheric - like already mentioned it feels like maybe behind the scenes at a cabaret show, or maybe a bordello (NOT brothel!), or maybe even a circus ... anyway, I think it's great :O)

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ginz04
ginz04  10276 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2006 - 12:55 PM

this has an dramatic and atmospheric feel to it - well captured. ian

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2006 - 1:16 PM

Its ok and I suppose one pose is as good as the next but the lighting is slightly high key across her chest, if intended as stated with ' extreme ' lighting techniques then ok Smile

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p100  9 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2006 - 1:19 PM

This works for me, has an old masters painted feel to it. Love the model, makes a nice change from the usual.

Mal

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Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2006 - 1:31 PM

happy to give you the 30th.

cole

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Portknockie
14 Jan 2006 - 11:05 PM

Mo this is a great shot I dont know much about this kind of shot ...But I like it..Colour and tones look spot on to me and the detail is superb..

Great shot...Smile

DonSmile

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Norma
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15 Jan 2006 - 12:30 AM

Interesting shot Mo
Norma

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 945 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2006 - 12:52 AM

Nice one Mo
Mike

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himel
himel  961 forum posts
15 Jan 2006 - 1:44 AM

beautiful capture...i like the mood.

Himel

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panda
panda  10 England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2006 - 3:06 AM

I am very impressed Mo, a lot of thought and preparation has obviously gone into this shot and I think it works very well. The lighting is very good and the background though busy, only adds to the atmosphere. Well done.

Phil

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Gary_Williams
15 Jan 2006 - 4:14 AM

A wonderful image, creates just the right mood. Excellent work.

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Retnyap
Retnyap  928 forum posts
15 Jan 2006 - 4:38 AM

Oh my god Mo, not the Tits I'm used to loking at on your portfolio. LOL.... I just had to say it cos it made me laugh.
I love the shot it has a real seedy look to it and the ambience is brilliant.

Davey P.

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Retnyap
Retnyap  928 forum posts
15 Jan 2006 - 4:39 AM

I agree about the highlight on the bossom.
Davey P.

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MoWiz
MoWiz  9114 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Jan 2006 - 5:12 AM

Thanks guys for the opinions, the feedback has been really useful, I have some other ideas I may put up. Also thanks to the other 250 or so people who have viewed. It obviously has impact too LOL

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megamuff8
megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
15 Jan 2006 - 5:40 AM

Happy to be #40 here, Mo!
Really Luv this, the direct look to the camera is quite appealing.....Very Nice!
Ya did good!
Cheers,
Suzan Smile

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
15 Jan 2006 - 7:08 AM

Very hmmmmm??? different from you awright...
Well done in PS...
Im not the right person to give you any advice, Mo...

I should upload something like this some day, but it would be an absolute catastrophe...LOL...

Jouko

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glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2006 - 8:31 AM

Nice shot Mo, I think it works, though I would say the exposure on the left breast area is a bit bright. Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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kafka
kafka  886 forum posts
15 Jan 2006 - 9:11 AM

A comment for mike! I do not know if you are aware of this but most women are real.

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mandarinkay
15 Jan 2006 - 11:10 AM

Well mo ... it certainly is different ... Lol ... not my cup of tea I am afraid ... but ... looking at the work itself that has gone into this .... I think it is excellent tho I too think that there is burn out on her breasts which spoil the effect just a little .... otherwise the colours .. and light are wonderful giving the kind of atmos you were obviously aiming for! So ... I reckon 10 our of 10 for some great work! Click*
Karen

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sputnki
sputnki  10 Canada
16 Jan 2006 - 3:58 AM

Excellent job Mo! Looking at the smaller version I thought her leg's looked 'dirty', but the larger version revealed the detail of the lace stockings. I think you did a great job on this one.

Doug

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iajacks
iajacks  8
16 Jan 2006 - 7:18 AM

this dimly lit shot as a real misteak about it with lots of strong colour expressing itself in bits of the photo.

my have had a bit of backlighting in the fevers.

well done top shot, IAJACKS

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vparmar
vparmar  9 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2006 - 8:01 AM

nice one Mo works for me mate

regards Vinny

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2006 - 10:19 AM

She's a big lass and a bonny Lass.
Isnt that the words to the Geordie Anthem?
Very done with the shot it comes across very acceptable and not as formal as most Portraits.

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yjjeep
yjjeep  10
16 Jan 2006 - 3:19 PM

Nice pose and lighting.Well done.

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User_Removed
18 Jan 2006 - 7:42 AM

Excellent work Mo! Very rich in texture and atmosphere. Reminds me of Moulin Rouge.
Best wishes, Simon

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
18 Jan 2006 - 7:53 AM

Ooooooooooops! Wrong image...LOL...

Jouko

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vismaya
vismaya  8 Ireland
19 Jan 2006 - 6:53 AM

Fabulous!!

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mikesavage
mikesavage  12234 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2006 - 2:37 PM

Very atmospheric. Click!

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dalowsons
dalowsons  1089 forum posts Australia
24 Jan 2006 - 10:01 AM

Awesome photo and good on you and your model for daring to be different !

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