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Camera:Fuji S3pro
Lens:Nikon DX- AFS-18-200 VR
Recording media:Gigital
Title:Thoughts
Username:phiggy phiggy
Uploaded:3 Jul 2006 - 5:22 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, General, Portraits / people
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User_Removed
3 Jul 2006 - 5:25 PM

This is a beautiful photo but I think the effect on the eyes ruins it. The eyes are directed outward, so to say, the title suggests this person is lost in thoughts, which means a focus on inwardness. So what you've done with the manipulation -- despite the technical skills you have and the beautiful colours etc. -- does not fit with the conceptual content your title suggests. I know that people sometimes don't like criticism of this sort but maybe you could react and tell us what you think binds the title and the photo together. I would appreciate it for you're a great photographer. Best regards, Bert

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JohnDyer
JohnDyer  867 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2006 - 5:27 PM

lovely idea, very well done, the high-key works really well
John

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AZZA_AJD
AZZA_AJD  8 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2006 - 5:29 PM

I love it. Just fantastic

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User_Removed
3 Jul 2006 - 5:32 PM

Beautiful shot but I agree the yes don't need colour. They show emotion without it.

Di

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xanda
xanda  10244 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2006 - 5:35 PM

I like the shot very much - it's a beautiful study and the eyes are terrific as they are IMO, but I agree that their apparent focus is outward and not inward.

Simon.

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AngelaD
AngelaD  92861 forum posts Wales
3 Jul 2006 - 5:41 PM

It certainly is a stunning photograph. I would like to see an upload of one without the colour in the eyes, to compare.

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UserRemoved
3 Jul 2006 - 6:05 PM

Looked at this and saw that HenriAntoine (and others) have already expressed my thoughts: really lovely portrait but be nice to see without the selective colour

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GregorP
GregorP  9 Slovenia
3 Jul 2006 - 6:16 PM

B E A U T I F U L high-key portrait...good composed, and beautiful eyes...I love it.

GregorP

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Tracey_Morley

What a beautiful portrait. emotional even, The eyes are good, it puts the capture in a class of their own, I guess without them it would be just a beautiful classic shot. click

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Max_WW
Max_WW  8124 forum posts
3 Jul 2006 - 6:22 PM

I'm with the crowd on this one. Its a brilliant shot which I really like, but I'd prefer to lose the eye colour.

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2006 - 6:31 PM

Cracking high-key portrait and selective colouring, makes it look a bit spooky!!!



CLIX

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Fleetwood
Fleetwood  1263 forum posts
3 Jul 2006 - 6:42 PM

Fantastic, pleasure to see.

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silburkp
silburkp  10 England
3 Jul 2006 - 6:51 PM

Excellent portrait, a most effective piece of digital manipulation.

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plooto
plooto  8 England
3 Jul 2006 - 7:00 PM

I love the eyes. Top portrait.
Mike

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Deego
Deego  827 forum posts
3 Jul 2006 - 7:08 PM

I like it :o)

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jimPat
jimPat  9 Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2006 - 7:15 PM

Superb portrait - i love it JP

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leesearle
leesearle  1130 forum posts
3 Jul 2006 - 7:16 PM

Good portrait mate nicely done, the eyes for me have ruined it, keep it simple and let your photograph shine. Other than that though top class.

Lee

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MarkT
MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2006 - 7:20 PM

Like it..

Mark..

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old timer
old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2006 - 7:25 PM

A lovely high-key portrait, though I agree the eyes detract from it.
Jim

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conrad
conrad  1010877 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2006 - 7:37 PM

This is absolutely lovely. Penny for ... Wink

Conrad

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SandraD
SandraD  959 forum posts
3 Jul 2006 - 8:22 PM

Lovely image, is this the same lady that was at Focus? I quite like the selective colouring but would maybe prefer a blue tone. Sandra

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vparmar
vparmar  10 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2006 - 8:28 PM

stunning portrait - like the high key effect and the selective colouring - well done

vinny

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DP_Imagery
DP_Imagery e2 Member 10DP_Imagery vcard Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2006 - 8:59 PM

Lovely lady given a lovely treatment. Bruce

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tonymarq
tonymarq  9 United States
3 Jul 2006 - 9:00 PM

Phil excellent portrait and love the focus on the eyes!

stay well
tonymarq

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Chriscj
Chriscj  896 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2006 - 8:58 AM

Excellent portrait. Doesn't need the selective colouring.

Chris

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Dennie
Dennie  10260 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Jul 2006 - 1:59 PM

I love it with the selective colouring its a fantastic high key portrait and i like a hint of colour each to there own. You've done a great job and do what you like you cant please everyone. Denise x

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phiggy
phiggy  12 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2006 - 12:05 AM

Hi Bert thank you for your honest opinion and comments they are very welcome and appreciated.
I will be totally honest by telling you I was going to delete this image altogether as I shot a number of images at the time but this was the only shot in that pose.
But I thought I would just have a go at trying to make a silk purse out of a pigs ear.
After playing about in PS I thought I would post it here not expecting much response to be honest.
Anyway I needed a title and after much deliberation and a pot of tea.
I returned to the image and after another look I wondered what was going through the models mind at that time.
Hence the title Thoughts.
And I felt it fitted the picture.

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User_Removed
6 Jul 2006 - 2:58 AM

super work Phil`!... think its great!

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deavilin
deavilin  10322 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2006 - 5:11 AM

Don't know how Pete missed this one! it is one of the best I have seen on hereSmile

Charlotte

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2006 - 10:45 PM

Stunning, excellent work indeed, the eys are just what was needed to make this a hit! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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Portknockie
9 Jul 2006 - 1:33 PM

Phil...This is stunning work....just love the work done on the eyes...

DonSmile

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dalischone
dalischone  10293 forum posts Scotland
12 Sep 2006 - 5:50 PM

Stunning portrait Phil, love the eye detail and colour. So beautiful.

Tracy

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magicbox
magicbox  8 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2006 - 10:57 PM

It didn't need the selective colouring, a stunning model, and i do like the effect you use.
Tina

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