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this is again my dog

Title:lara looking in the fields B&W
Username:Tash_hares Tash_hares
Uploaded:20 Oct 2009 - 8:05 AM
Tags:Black & white
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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2009 - 8:15 AM

Lovely image. Well done.

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Kapulco
Kapulco  6 United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2009 - 8:20 AM

OK, so anything with a dog in is likely to attract me.

Well done; Lara looks lovely.

I often advocate monochrome (greyscale). However, in this case, I am not sure it works...

There is no gravitas, as the shot is so close, so I would be tempted to use colour to restore the richness.

Anyway, all the best to Lara - and to you, of course.

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84271 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2009 - 8:28 AM

I must admit, I do prefer the colour version you uploaded yesterday. But saying that Lara is gorgeous and b&w or colour nothing changes that! Smile


Quote: There is no gravitas, as the shot is so close, so I would be tempted to use colour to restore the richness.

I also admit, I had no idea what "gravitas" meant, so I went into google to find out:-

•dignity: formality in bearing and appearance; "he behaved with great dignity"

I'm afraid I disagree with you 'Kapulco' - I think Lara shows great dignity! Smile

OH! By the way, we are having another Junior Competition next week. If you would like to find out more, please click on the link! Smile

Last Modified By KarenFB at 20 Oct 2009 - 8:32 AM

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104014 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2009 - 8:54 AM

fine close up, works well in mono

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Kapulco
Kapulco  6 United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2009 - 8:58 AM

Hi Karen,

Thanks for your re-joiner. And thanks for looking up a word of which you were ignorant; 'tis a pity we don't all do that more often. I also write, so I'm especially chuffed you bothered.

You are absolutely right - Lara appears very dignified (and retrievers can look very loopy Smile )

So, to explain further: I was referring to the photograph, not the model. Sorry not to have been clearer.

Close-ups which, for example, stare deep into a model's eyes, can have gravitas. But, to me, this portrait is more about alertness, fun and joy. That should not be taken to undermine the image at all - is is simply a different perspective - equally valid.

To my mind, this shot is too "in her face" to have the perspective of gravitas - but it does have both joyous and alert perspectives. I think those would be better-served by colour.

Anyway, thanks muchly, for highlighting the ambiguity in my crit - I am very pleased to have the opportunity to further explain.

All the best,

K.

Last Modified By Kapulco at 20 Oct 2009 - 8:59 AM

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
20 Oct 2009 - 9:14 AM

I like this portrait. The dog's face is beautiful + is captivated by something which gives the photo interest. JNC

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tallypiffle
9 Apr 2011 - 2:58 PM

lara is really cute great image

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