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exposure Plus
12 3.8k England
12 Jul 2008 9:55AM
A Beautiful effect and pose Ian lovely light and tone.

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challicew 8 1 1 South Africa
12 Jul 2008 9:56AM
Oh this is probably the best imho! Perfect!
Hoffy Plus
12 262 16 England
12 Jul 2008 10:03AM
Nice feel to this and good pose
kaybee 12 4.9k 25 Scotland
12 Jul 2008 10:09AM
I love the minimalist processing in this
DannyLenihan 8 213 19 England
12 Jul 2008 10:18AM
Nice shot Ian. There's a couple of things I think could improve the shot, though this is just my opinion so feel free to ignore/delete/swear at me etc..

1: The over the shoulder pose is good because it adds a little dynamic to the shot, but here it looks like her shoulder is up and obstructing her chin. I think this shot would benefit from dropping the shoulder and tilting the head up just fractionally. This would also open the eyes up.

2: I'd like to see the original, pre-processing. High key shots like this really benefit from a comparative state because you've clearly worked very hard on the processing to achieve the bleached look.

Nicely composed though - much prefer portraits that are offset. It also looks like you caught her in this move, rather than posing her, which is good IMHO.
imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2008 10:28AM
morning all, and thankyou for yor comments...
12 Jul 2008 10:39AM
Lovely image, like the pose,
12 Jul 2008 10:52AM
this is a nice end Smile
12 Jul 2008 10:58AM
Great advice from Danny. I think this is the best of the lot
DaveGu 9 1 1 England
12 Jul 2008 11:15AM
Best of the series imho

Photogene 10 176 Wales
12 Jul 2008 11:37AM
Great work, bet she's thrilled with this one.

12 Jul 2008 1:37PM
Great pose & I love the treatment you've given it.

mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1500 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2008 1:59PM
I'm not normally a big fan of high key, but what I like here is the way the lines of Deb's face and shoulder almost melt away and what's left are her beautiful eyes and hair. Works for me.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2008 2:18PM
For a first portrait session this must be one of the best ever, and this image is no exception.
Interesting comment about the raised shoulder. In a way I agree; however, the position as-is suggests a vulnerability that is rather touching. It's a subtle distinction that you might wish to explore in future.
This has been a wonderful series - thank you both.
digipix76 9 577 England
12 Jul 2008 2:57PM
This is rearly nice, agree re the chin and shoulder! but this is a minor detail which i know you'll sort out for the next session, excellent set.

12 Jul 2008 3:44PM
Like this ALOT Ian. A class piece of work this. A really great pose and expression. I look forward to seeing more of your work when I get back from Turkey.
All the best to you both,

John Smile
12 Jul 2008 4:15PM
Lovely shot once again Ian
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
12 Jul 2008 4:19PM
What a great pose and treatment Ian.
imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2008 5:19PM
many many thanks to all for your comments on this and all the others in this series Smile
hellsbells8868 8 151 2 Wales
12 Jul 2008 5:26PM
I think this is my fav, absolutely perfect, love it when portraits look like this...
Well you wont get a critique off me, ive never seen one you have posted that i didnt like, constant variety, spice of life
imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2008 5:50PM
thankyou and thankyou make me blush...Wink
Dee73 8 England
12 Jul 2008 7:48PM
great portrait, stunning work you've done.

12 Jul 2008 10:14PM
Saving the best 'til last Ian?
This is a cracker and my favourite from this series. Nice one.
Possum 10 148 England
12 Jul 2008 10:20PM
Love the high key look, and I would kill to have eyes that beautiful Smile
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2008 10:42PM
glad you told us what the initials meant lol.. brilliant shot
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
12 Jul 2008 10:56PM
Beautiful; one of the best in the series.
12 Jul 2008 10:57PM
Having missed so many i will do a job lot on you. They are all very good but i like this one the best .I think this portrays Deb as i see her but i do love them all.
imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2008 8:48AM
many thanks to one and all. Smile
Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
14 Jul 2008 12:02PM
No that my friend is stunning and I'm going back through this series. Great work

Goggz 9 2.3k 72 Wales
14 Jul 2008 10:35PM
gerrymac 9 10 1 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2008 11:34PM
Agree about the shoulder being a tad high but a really nice job you've done here
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
18 Jul 2008 9:19PM
A fine finale to this series Ian, this is work of the highest calibre
SPOTON 8 South Africa
4 Aug 2008 1:59PM
Hello Ian, thanks for the compliment on my "eye" pic! I totally agree with you that the framing is a TOOOOO much! I guess we learn by our mistakes! Love, Mandi

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