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Many thanks for looking Smile

Model = Lauren Howells
Victorian dress designer = June Ashton Mears
Make-up = Andree Coster

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:280mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:*****
Username:Mari Mari
Uploaded:19 Sep 2011 - 7:46 PM
Tags:Concept shoot, Hat, Portraits / people, Veil, Victorian costume
Votes:140

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backbeat
backbeat e2 Member 8134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2011 - 7:48 PM

My, that's good....

Phil

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NobbytheNobster

Great portrait, well done
Rick

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seanslevin
seanslevin  10 Ireland
19 Sep 2011 - 8:01 PM

perfect title Mari Smile 5 stars . Excellent .

Sean .

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19 Sep 2011 - 8:05 PM

Very elegant quality portrait!

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2011 - 8:14 PM

would've never guessed this is yours.

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 542 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2011 - 8:14 PM

Gwych! An outstanding portrait, Mari. Wonderful composition and exposure.
Alun

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Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
19 Sep 2011 - 8:25 PM

Thanks everyone Smile

LOL Sean, i'm hopeless at thinking of titles Smile

@ Cole, I do many portraits as part of my job and have posted lots on here... but always good to surprise Wink

Mari

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lianna
lianna  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2011 - 8:45 PM

Love this Mari!!!! absolutely superb, mysterious, dark and moody!!! fantastic x x x

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19 Sep 2011 - 8:53 PM

sublime compo and execution ..

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Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
19 Sep 2011 - 8:59 PM

Thank you Pooch, for your award, honoured indeed! Smile

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AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2011 - 9:13 PM

Superb portrait, a wonderfully enigmatic expression.
Theresa

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whipspeed
whipspeed e2 Member 104047 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2011 - 9:24 PM

Absolutely superb, everything about the image says quality.

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soulofharmony
19 Sep 2011 - 9:56 PM

Fantastic Mari...!!! Grin


Nikki !!!

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taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2011 - 10:07 PM

Very special Mari-- accomplished focusing thru that mesh!

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Goggz
Goggz  72301 forum posts Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2011 - 10:58 PM

Bl**dy lovely! And you've photographed her perfectly chook! Grin

CHeers, Goggz

p.s. but I would consider cloning out those tiny bits of white fluff or whatever off her hat...

Last Modified By Goggz at 19 Sep 2011 - 11:00 PM

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Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
20 Sep 2011 - 12:19 AM

Many thanks everyone and to whipspeed for your award Smile

Yes you are right Pete I meant to clone the little specs of white fluff out but forgot Sad

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LesF
LesF  8177 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2011 - 6:59 AM

Wonderful portrait Mari, the choice of DOF works really well coupled with her expression


LesF

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chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2011 - 7:19 AM

Captivating !

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2011 - 8:57 AM

Outstanding portrait Mari.
Tom.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2011 - 9:05 AM

Like the expression and use of the veil too.
Regards Richard

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2011 - 9:29 AM

"The hunt awaits M'lady"...

A very elegant portrait Mari, marvellous.

Dougie

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2011 - 12:26 PM

Congrats on the EC and t'other awards m'dear, lovely!!!

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Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
20 Sep 2011 - 12:37 PM

Thanks everyone Smile

A big thanks Pete for the EC Smile

Mari

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2011 - 2:17 PM

outstanding portrait Maria and congrats on your EC.
regards
Yung

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MartinAgius
20 Sep 2011 - 3:06 PM

Lovely portrait

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4673 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2011 - 5:14 PM

Absolutely stunning !......superb quality portrait.....1st class !

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6187 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2011 - 8:36 PM

Very, very good Mari.
Derek

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kitsch
kitsch  8439 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2011 - 10:28 PM

fabulous!!!

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Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
21 Sep 2011 - 9:32 AM

Thank you everyone Smile

And big thanks to Tom for the award Smile

Mari

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 2:46 PM

Congrats on the EC Mari

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johnnyboy114
21 Sep 2011 - 2:48 PM

Fantastic work, really is. Superbly constructed and shot

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Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
21 Sep 2011 - 11:08 PM

Thanks folks Smile and a big thanks to Andrew for the award, am very chuffed with all of them Smile

Mari

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wyatturp
wyatturp  9 England
23 Sep 2011 - 8:28 PM

Super picture works so well with the fine detail, and the look just right..
DougSmile

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davidjleyland
25 Sep 2011 - 10:39 PM

Really good image. However I find the signature distracting but great work

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 6:55 AM

A superb portrait Mari. Very beautiful...............Sandy

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cdm36
cdm36 e2 Member 10391 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 7:37 AM

Congrats on Potw Mari Smile

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 8:20 AM

congrats Mari, very well deserved POTW.
regards
Yung

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whipspeed
whipspeed e2 Member 104047 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 8:23 AM

So pleased to log in this morning and see this awarded POTW.
Very well deserved.

Sarah

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LesF  8177 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 8:38 AM

Huge congrats Mari on the POTW award


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26 Sep 2011 - 8:42 AM

Congrats Mari - all awards are well deserved!

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 8:55 AM

Congrats on the POTW Mari,
I just hope you get the canvas as I won the POTW in May and I am still wait to receive it.
Regards Richard

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105972 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 11:48 AM

Well deserved POTW - congratulations Mari !!
xx

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Chris1970
Chris1970  5 South Africa
26 Sep 2011 - 12:22 PM

Amazing photo.

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Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
26 Sep 2011 - 12:24 PM

Ooh that's a nice surprise Smile many thanks for POTW and for all your comments. Smile

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smw999
smw999  7 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2011 - 4:05 PM

Superb!!

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KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 7:56 PM

Wow!!!

Keith

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woodrow  7153 forum posts Scotland
26 Sep 2011 - 8:23 PM

simple and effective

classy....

Paul Wink

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geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 9:19 PM

Congratulations on the EC Mari Smile

Geoff.

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soulofharmony
27 Sep 2011 - 11:08 AM

Congrat's Mari , So well deserved...xoxoxo Grin

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Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
27 Sep 2011 - 5:58 PM

Many many thanks everyone Smile

And thanks Dorel for your UA, Smile Smile

Mari

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2011 - 6:05 PM

Fabulous. Congrats. Paul

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User_Removed
28 Sep 2011 - 7:58 PM

no surprise here then quality all shine through xxxx

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Redline748
29 Sep 2011 - 12:32 AM

I love it

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2011 - 1:23 AM

Well done on all the accolades Mari, top class work mate......

Ade x

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Zilba  5 South Africa4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2011 - 7:50 AM

Mind blowingly beautiful, masterful use of DOF. One of the best portraits I have seen this year.

regards
Zil
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Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
29 Sep 2011 - 9:55 AM

Many thanks Paul, Victor xx, Redline and Zil Smile

And thanks for your award Ade, most honoured seeing as she hasn't got feathers or wings Wink lol xx

Mari

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seanslevin  10 Ireland
29 Sep 2011 - 10:08 AM

Brilliant Mari , congrats on POTW and all the well deserved awards .
Sean .

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Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
29 Sep 2011 - 1:14 PM

Thank you so much Sean Smile

Mari

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edrhodes  9521 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2011 - 5:57 PM

Exceptional work Mari, well deserved of all the awards.

Ed..

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Melanie_M e2 Member 9168 forum postsMelanie_M vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2011 - 8:26 PM

Congratulations - a little mystery and beauty combined into one fantastic portrait.

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lanalang  3 Italy
2 Oct 2011 - 1:32 PM

Superb portrait!

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Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
3 Oct 2011 - 10:11 AM

Many thanks Ed and Mel Smile

Thanks Lana for the award, much appreciated Smile

Mari

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Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2011 - 11:13 PM

Sorry I'm so late, this is simply stunning Mari. Congratulations on all the awards.

Nigel

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Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
5 Oct 2011 - 10:27 AM

Many, many thanks Nigel, your comment and award are much appreciated Smile

Mari

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6 Nov 2011 - 6:06 PM

I'd like to add my congratulations for an outstanding portrait.


Scott

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Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2012 - 8:13 PM

A very classy and sophisticated portrait.

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Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
22 Jan 2012 - 12:00 AM

Thank you Philip Smile

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