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Something a little different for me. First attempt at an adult portrait with no kids in sight!

All comments and advice on lighting, expression, pose, etc will be very gratefully received.

Lit with 2 desk lamps and some muslin.

Title:Solly
Username:niamh niamh
Uploaded:2 Jul 2004 - 11:19 AM
Tags:Portraits / people
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keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023041 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2004 - 11:26 AM

What's to criticise? If this doesn't get a shed load of clicks, and EC and praised to death...you'll have been robbed.
click (1 of many)

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funkeldink
funkeldink  101592 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2004 - 11:29 AM

got to agree with keith here -- you seem to have jumped very high in the quality stakes -- this is a fine example of portraiture at it's highest level -- this and yesterdays flower in the hands are 2 of the best pieces i have seen on this site --
keep em comin
clixxxxx

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mattmatic
mattmatic  10598 forum posts
2 Jul 2004 - 11:31 AM

Add my click to this brilliant portrait! Wow! Eyes, toning, detail - superb!
Matt :HUGEclick:

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012604 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2004 - 11:33 AM

I'm jealous! lol I want to do more adults. Agree with everyone superb work Niamh. KLICKED. K.

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geegee
geegee  1029 forum posts England
2 Jul 2004 - 11:39 AM

Really superb portrait, must agree emphatically with Keith and Fred, this is absolutely outstanding for me!
Click,

George.

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jan 1
jan 1  10 Netherlands
2 Jul 2004 - 11:52 AM

Hola Niamh. A Real Spanish Caballero. Ol
Jan

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llonaid
llonaid  10
2 Jul 2004 - 12:23 PM

Hi Niamh. What a super portrait! you've caught your subject perfectly.
Click from me.
Dave

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synaesthesia
2 Jul 2004 - 12:26 PM

Very nice portrait, click!
Al.

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saveme
saveme  11115 forum posts
2 Jul 2004 - 12:43 PM

Great portrait! Excellent toning and lighting.

Phil

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sze4j
sze4j  1056 forum posts Singapore
2 Jul 2004 - 1:06 PM

Nice!! Like that look and the tones you've used. Clixx! =)

One thing though : my eyes seemed to be playing tricks when i look left, and then i realised that its his shoulders. But i don't see any on the right, 'cos of the (lack of) lighting...so it seemed a bit off balance for me personally. Suspect the image could be improved somehow, but am no expert...

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magda_indigo
2 Jul 2004 - 2:40 PM

I agree it is a good portrait, but a 'tiny' bit more light on his right side, would have made it perfect for me, noe his eye seems lost in space, if you know what I mean.
This is meant as a constructive criticism. lol (*:*)

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rletham
rletham  10890 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Jul 2004 - 2:57 PM

A very good portrait indeed. If you dodge his left eye a little, it will bring it out a bit more but that's so easy a fix that it's not effecting the big click you deserve.
Rab

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desplus
desplus  10 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2004 - 3:39 PM

Love the lighting good sharp eyes great shot
David

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suraj
suraj  10 India
2 Jul 2004 - 3:48 PM

I like the expression on his face Smile
wonderful lighting...
Good Job!!

*click*

Suraj

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ukuwi
ukuwi  10476 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2004 - 4:08 PM

excellent quality, wish I could do what you have done with the light, superb shot.

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niamh
niamh  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Jul 2004 - 4:13 PM

hi, thanks so much everyone.

i kind of liked the directional lighting as i thought it added a bit of drama. maybe it just looks odd. hmm.

anyway, your comments have given me something to think about - cheers!

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stevieb
stevieb  102994 forum posts Panama2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2004 - 8:11 PM

It works for me. Great eyes.
Click.
Steve

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niamh
niamh  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Jul 2004 - 9:36 PM

thanks a lot steve - maybe it's a monitor thing.

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teena40
teena40  1066 forum posts
2 Jul 2004 - 11:03 PM

Lovely tones.
TEENA*

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sugarbird
sugarbird  10223 forum posts South Africa
3 Jul 2004 - 2:55 AM

A very good adult portrait, try more please
regards Jill

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UserRemoved
3 Jul 2004 - 1:13 PM

Niamh,
I'm looking at this on a cracked, crappy lcd laptop screen and it looks stunning.

Cant wait to see it on the proper screen.

Excellent portrait. What does Solly think of it?

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eafy
eafy  10 Australia
3 Jul 2004 - 2:01 PM

Great moody shot, maybe just a tad more light on his left eye would be good. Lighting is otherwise very dramatic and works well.
Click

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niamh
niamh  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Jul 2004 - 2:51 PM

thanks for your comments everyone.

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headskiesfly
3 Jul 2004 - 6:25 PM

Excellent portrait, well done Niamh.
Richard

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2004 - 6:52 PM

A great portrait and very striking . After the well known portrait Artist ... Karsh of Ottawa. Keep this up , fantastic work .

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niamh
niamh  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Jul 2004 - 7:05 PM

thanks richard and mavis.

oh, joe, i forgot to tell you that solly did like it, thanks for asking, although he only posed to give me practice (i've been trying to get him to pose for me for months). i was more pleased than him, though, that's for sure.

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cooky
cooky  10 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2004 - 12:14 PM

Bet Solly was pleased with this excellent portrait - well done.
Kath

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niamh
niamh  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Jul 2004 - 9:54 PM

cheers kath!

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woodlark
woodlark e2 Member 10530 forum postswoodlark vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2004 - 10:18 PM

Great : ^ )

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funkeldink
funkeldink  101592 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2004 - 11:13 AM

you look more masculine than i imagined

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niamh
niamh  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Jul 2004 - 4:53 PM

thank you kind people!

fred, lol

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trahern
trahern  10863 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Jul 2004 - 7:25 PM

Excellent portrait Niamh.

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gwynann
gwynann  1072 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Jul 2004 - 9:20 PM

Nice one, very well done, click
Gwyn

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gwynann
gwynann  1072 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Jul 2004 - 9:20 PM

sorry clicked twice!
Gwyn

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niamh
niamh  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Jul 2004 - 1:22 AM

thanks folks!

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vince
vince  1048 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Jul 2004 - 7:48 AM

Excellent portriat lighting is spot on.


Click!

Vince Smile

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niamh
niamh  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Jul 2004 - 11:59 AM

thanks vince!

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david deveson
6 Jul 2004 - 5:09 PM

Clever to use the muslin, gives you a beautiful soft rich light. Nice one. Strong.
David

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paul_indigo
6 Jul 2004 - 9:41 PM

Dramatic light. I particularly like the fact that you kept light in his right eye.

Thanks for your comment on my shot. Busy busy busy is all I can say.

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himalk
himalk  10 Sri Lanka
7 Jul 2004 - 12:12 PM

This is really great Niamh. Agree with paul about the lighting. very dramatic ! Like this a LOT !!!

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jan 1
jan 1  10 Netherlands
7 Jul 2004 - 2:53 PM

I Told you already, I like the Guy, Niamh.
But after a week looking at him, Like to see a Woman, if you don't mind?lol
Any other Beauty will do aswell!!!
Jan

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aalonso  10
7 Jul 2004 - 4:25 PM

im not the person to make a good technicall comment.....ill touch the spot i know: he's waiting for the pic while trying to look relaxed..that makes it less valid

Its a beautifull shot...great contrast, hands posicion, framming....no worries..you'll do fine Smile

Alex

(sorry about the absence..)

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Atlas
Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Jul 2004 - 9:29 PM

Lighting is spot on, the eyes are sharp... good stuff...could you make your next one female though? :o)))

Rob

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pperilla
pperilla  10
8 Jul 2004 - 3:45 AM

EXCELLENT. Light and tones are great!

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funkeldink
funkeldink  101592 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2004 - 8:20 AM

mornin

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niamh
niamh  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Jul 2004 - 2:34 PM

thanks all! i appreciate your comments, as always.

mornin el dinko.

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Patricia Fenn
11 Jul 2004 - 7:06 AM

It's all been said, Niamh. Excellent work! Click!

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sze4j
sze4j  1056 forum posts Singapore
11 Jul 2004 - 8:30 AM

hi niamh, how've u been doing? time for solly #2? =) just dropping a note to say 'hi' and 'hope u're having a good weekend'...must be hard at work with ur biz? me have been busy too, so have not had time to post or to check the site much this week. also, am making a one week trip away next tues, so will be even more quiet from me. in any case, hope u're good! =)

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funkeldink  101592 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2004 - 6:24 PM

evenin

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niamh
niamh  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Jul 2004 - 1:17 PM

thanks so much, patricia.

hi sze. i've been very busy with work lately and am now in england recovering after a three day reunion with all my irish relatives. great fun but don't think i'll be taking any more photos for a couple of days until the hangover wears off. hope things are going good with you?

evening funkster. hope you're doing good.

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sze4j
sze4j  1056 forum posts Singapore
12 Jul 2004 - 1:51 PM

Cheers, niamh for leaving me a message here. =) Nice to "cool off" and "recharge your batteries", before letting your creative juice ooze out again! lol! Things are fine with me...just received my exam results today and they were not too bad (passed everything!), so now doing my thesis before i am truly liberated! Am jetting off to provence tomorrow...really excited...hope to post some nice summer shots from the land that seldom rains (unlike here...). Will catch up with you again soon..see ya! =)

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niamh
niamh  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Jul 2004 - 10:43 AM

take care sze, and really well done your exam results! enjoy your hols.

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funkeldink
funkeldink  101592 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2004 - 12:15 PM

HIYA

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rikewoo  11346 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2004 - 5:51 PM

Very strong character study Niamh. Like the pose with the arms crossed, very effective.

Regards.
Ken

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sugarbird
sugarbird  10223 forum posts South Africa
17 Jul 2004 - 2:25 AM

Thanks for the comments on my shots, really appreciate them from you, you are very talented, ta!
lol
Jill

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funkeldink  101592 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2004 - 3:03 PM

hi sweety

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niamh
niamh  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Jul 2004 - 2:50 PM

thanks for all your comments guys. they're much appreciated.

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BrianM
BrianM  11 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2004 - 8:24 AM

A nice first try, although perhaps a tad sharper would be more in keeping with a male portrait. Nice treatment though and a nice image, I like it. Good work.

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niamh
niamh  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Jul 2004 - 5:44 PM

cheers brian

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noseprints
noseprints  10576 forum posts
18 Feb 2005 - 3:56 PM

title made me laugh. very good portrait.

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