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Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:85.0 mm f/1.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Aug 2010 - 1:05 PM
Focal Length:85mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.7
Aperture:f/1.8
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Hairwash day
Username:kenp666 kenp666
Uploaded:31 Mar 2012 - 4:19 PM
Tags:Portraits / people
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Cor
Cor e2 Member 5Cor vcard Belgium
31 Mar 2012 - 4:21 PM

Lovely pose, light and model 10+
Cor.

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stretch123
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31 Mar 2012 - 4:41 PM

beautifull

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User_Removed
31 Mar 2012 - 4:43 PM

Stunning work!

Al.

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4740 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 4:45 PM

Beautiful shot !!!!.....gorgeous lighting & 'aura' !!!!!!

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 5:11 PM

Beautiful lighting so reminiscent of years ago. A lovely image and beautiful model..........Sandy

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jacques st-jean
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31 Mar 2012 - 5:25 PM

Well done, light and soft colors are just great...everything work great here...

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parallax
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31 Mar 2012 - 5:29 PM

A great shot. Love the colouration.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 5:45 PM

Excellent Ken, should do well every where.
Regards Richard.

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Philip_H
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31 Mar 2012 - 6:24 PM

WONDERFUL!

P.

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Mrserenesunrise
Mrserenesunrise e2 Member 460 forum postsMrserenesunrise vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 8:05 PM

A Stunning model + a great photographer = a wonderful result!
Lovely light.

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tonyguitar
tonyguitar e2 Member 232 forum poststonyguitar vcard Canada24 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 9:06 PM

You achieved your aim. Excellent!.... Suspect motivation from Renoir?

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kenp666
kenp666 e2 Member 4kenp666 vcard United Kingdom
31 Mar 2012 - 9:41 PM

Not specifically Renoir, just a broad impressionist feel...

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SueTurner
SueTurner e2 Member 1081 forum postsSueTurner vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 9:56 PM

superb

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2012 - 10:13 AM

A beautiful piece of work.
Tom.

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Leilani
Leilani  1029 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2012 - 10:57 AM

Magnificent image!!!! So beautiful it looks like a painting. I Love it! SmileSmileSmile

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comma
comma e2 Member 6101 forum postscomma vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2012 - 11:04 AM

beautiful

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2012 - 2:55 PM

Knew this would do well Ken Congrats on the EC.
Will watch 1X
Regards Richard

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kenp666
kenp666 e2 Member 4kenp666 vcard United Kingdom
1 Apr 2012 - 3:06 PM

Richard...it is queueing as we speak...

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dorache_stie
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1 Apr 2012 - 5:10 PM

And .. my award gos to you Smile

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MAKRADA
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2 Apr 2012 - 9:23 AM

very nice composition I like it see you your other good and creative works

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 10:18 AM

Congrats on the POTW somehow knew this would be it
Regards Richard

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Dave B
Dave B  12113 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Apr 2012 - 11:40 AM

Excellent & beautiful image Ken. Renoir? I'd say more reminiscent of the Dutch artist Vermeer ..... master of the single point light source in intimate domestic scenes.

Excelent & beautiful (Oh, already said that Wink )

Dave B.

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d3looo
d3looo e2 Member 6d3looo vcard Slovakia1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 12:32 PM

A beautiful image!!! Well processed and composed!!!

Pavol

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JohnParminter

Congratulations Ken.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 3:41 PM

Absolutely beautiful. Looks like an old master.Congratulations on all your awards.GrinGrinGrinGrinKate

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kenp666
kenp666 e2 Member 4kenp666 vcard United Kingdom
2 Apr 2012 - 5:28 PM

Thanks for your comments everyone.
I actually took this 18 months ago, only just got round to editing it.

Last Modified By kenp666 at 2 Apr 2012 - 5:29 PM

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johnnyboy114
johnnyboy114 e2 Member 6231 forum postsjohnnyboy114 vcard United Kingdom106 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 7:52 PM

Really very good indeed....all has already been said. Well done

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conrad
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2 Apr 2012 - 8:46 PM


Quote: Absolutely beautiful. Looks like an old master.Congratulations on all your awards.

I'll second that!


Quote: I actually took this 18 months ago, only just got round to editing it.

Gosh, do you have any other masterpieces sitting unused on your hard drive? Show us! Smile

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StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1015503 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2012 - 4:32 AM

I love this photo. I wonder if it would look as good with the model not looking into the lens?

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agednovice
agednovice e2 Member 8agednovice vcard United Kingdom
3 Apr 2012 - 10:21 AM

Absolutely stunning.

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agingrocker
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3 Apr 2012 - 12:51 PM

Beautifully done
Antony

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zed
zed e2 Member 10551 forum postszed vcard United Kingdom
3 Apr 2012 - 2:16 PM

Beautiful.

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kenp666
kenp666 e2 Member 4kenp666 vcard United Kingdom
3 Apr 2012 - 2:37 PM


Quote: I love this photo. I wonder if it would look as good with the model not looking into the lens?

Then it would be a wholly different image. The point is that the model engages/draws in the viewer.

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photofrenzy
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3 Apr 2012 - 7:02 PM

Lovely Image well thought out , Love the contrast between the rugged textured background and the pin sharp model in the foreground , Lovely technique Brilliant .........Kev

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njalgar
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3 Apr 2012 - 8:36 PM

You must have a very good camera. (Joke).

Love it.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2012 - 10:56 AM

Superb shot - many congratulations on being POTW
Helen

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ChrisV
ChrisV e2 Member 8889 forum postsChrisV vcard United Kingdom26 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2012 - 11:24 AM


Quote: Excellent & beautiful image Ken. Renoir? I'd say more reminiscent of the Dutch artist Vermeer ..... master of the single point light source in intimate domestic scenes.

Excelent & beautiful (Oh, already said that Wink )

Dave B.

Yes, I thought Vermeer instantly too - the subject, the lighting, the colours and even the ceramics all nod to Vermeer.

I can only suppose the influence is subconscious, Ken - but it's very strong.

That's not a bad thing in any way, in fact it's quite remarkable you've achieved such a striking evocation of Vermeer without consciously aiming for it. Wish I could do that...

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Halide
Halide e2 Member 8Halide vcard United Kingdom
4 Apr 2012 - 12:27 PM

What a fabulous image! Very artisitic. Reminds me of a Vermeer painting. Smile

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efactsphoto
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4 Apr 2012 - 2:34 PM

Good!

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MandyD
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4 Apr 2012 - 5:50 PM

Fantastic work!

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Neddy
Neddy e2 Member 8Neddy vcard England
5 Apr 2012 - 7:33 AM

Beautiful model and lighting.

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paulcr
paulcr e2 Member 101536 forum postspaulcr vcard Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2012 - 11:56 AM

Wow, amazing work. Paul

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shameem_at
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5 Apr 2012 - 8:56 PM

nice ..

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tonyguitar
tonyguitar e2 Member 232 forum poststonyguitar vcard Canada24 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2012 - 11:51 PM

In my youth I worked at an arts shop and did see a fine arts image with bowl and pitcher very similar to your delightful work here. In fact your background looks so like the oils on canvas version from the 1700s yet I can not recall the painter's name. A better memory than mine will inform us... An image to re-visit. TG

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Fefe
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6 Apr 2012 - 8:48 PM

Superb.................... Congratulations Grin Well deserving of all the awards.
Diane

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8 Apr 2012 - 10:46 AM

Live this too and very deserving of all the votes and awards

Congrats

Ian

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DavidFiscaleanu
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8 Apr 2012 - 10:56 AM

Beautiful portrait !

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ChrisV
ChrisV e2 Member 8889 forum postsChrisV vcard United Kingdom26 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 9:24 AM


Quote: In my youth I worked at an arts shop and did see a fine arts image with bowl and pitcher very similar to your delightful work here. In fact your background looks so like the oils on canvas version from the 1700s yet I can not recall the painter's name. A better memory than mine will inform us... An image to re-visit. TG

I wasn't thinking of any specific image when I said this reminded me of Vermeer - it's an overall thing in the lighting and subject. Obviously I don't know what painting it is you're remembering, but this is one of Vermeer's more famous pictures - ring any bells?

See here.

[Link, as it doesn't appear you can embed images directly in comments]

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jameswburke
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16 Apr 2012 - 11:47 AM

Intriguing

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Nikonguy
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17 Apr 2012 - 1:54 PM

Beautifully lit and great composition, looks like the work of a great classic artist.Grin

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NewDay
NewDay e2 Member 3NewDay vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 7:35 AM

A beautiful image. Deserves the many awards!

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
23 Jun 2012 - 9:18 AM

You have the awards can I have the photo lol. Brilliant love it!, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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rochford
rochford  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 9:48 AM

Strikingly attractive model and composition. Bravo!

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tonyguitar
tonyguitar e2 Member 232 forum poststonyguitar vcard Canada24 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 5:25 PM

A pleasure to see and muse over this classic once again, thanks to Rochford's comment. TG

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PatrickMiguel
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9 May 2013 - 3:46 AM

lovely to see ...

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Gezagyerek
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11 Sep 2013 - 12:50 PM

Excellent photo!!!

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blanko
blanko  6 England
23 Jan 2014 - 5:04 PM

Reminds me of paintings by the old Dutch Masters.

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