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Another Mono Smile.

By lifesnapper  
Hi all and many thanks for your great comments and votes plus, some visual amusement from Carole and Leo, giving me a smile for different reasons. Smile

Today, my first mono working of this gorgeous young Greek lady with a mixture of softness and grain. Not sure if that's a done thing or not but, I've done it anyway. Wink She works in a fast food bar on a corner of a Santorini street and can be seen cleaning and sorting stock early in the morning then, serving hot and cold food til late into the afternoon, and sometimes evening. The seating is all around the bar and is outside.

My V1 today is a kind of; re-do because I was never happy with my first attempt at a mono of her. Having learned from the mod's on my previous effort I am offering her as a V1 today. She's an English girl who was the girlfriend of a Greek waiter at the time and planned to marry and live in Greece. There's a good'n we've lost. Sad

Have a good day everyone and all the best to all,


Tags: Santorini Waitress Black and white conversion Portraits and people Kamari

Voters: mistere, SauliusR, bliba and 52 more

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mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
21 Jan 2020 6:30AM
Two lovely portraits John. Both with lovely smiles. Of the two conversions I think I prefer the version. It has a nicer tonal range and her smile looks more genuine and relaxed. If you're not sure if 'a mixture of softness and grain' is a done thing, have another look at JD's profile. SmileSmile.


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21 Jan 2020 6:40AM
Two beautiful portraits and interesting descriptions.
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2020 6:40AM
Two nice mi o portraits.

Who cares whether it is the done thing or not? If you like it thatís fine, if others like it, even better.
21 Jan 2020 6:44AM
Wunderful portraits! KlausGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Both are very good in my opinion. I think the lead version is more of a vintage film flavour. Nicely done John GrinGrinGrinGrin
Well I'm a bit baffled ...
I guess the teeth and nose ring suggest it's the same girl, but I presume she must have changed wigs and eyebrows between the 2 shots?

Nonetheless 2 lovely photos of a (?) lovely girl.



bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
21 Jan 2020 6:46AM
two beautiful portrait and women
21 Jan 2020 7:29AM
Yep, definitely a different girl, Colin but same holiday. We plan to return next year. My shutter finger is twitching at the thought of it.Smile
21 Jan 2020 7:45AM
Beautiful portraits John,
woolybill1 Plus
13 30 76 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2020 7:57AM
Dave's comment renders anything from me superfluous; my thoughts entirely, as they say Smile

Quote:Yep, definitely a different girl, Colin but same holiday. We plan to return next year. My shutter finger is twitching at the thought of it.Smile

Oh yes ... now I've read it again ... 1 Greek girl and 1 English girl.
I guess that should have given me a clue Smile

But both with nose rings and pretty similar teeth. Must be a Santorini thing.

saltireblue Plus
9 10.2k 52 Norway
21 Jan 2020 8:21AM
I agree with Bill, who in turn agrees with Dave, which means we are all agreed. Ticks all the right boxes, both photographically, and as a red-blooded male.Wink
cats_123 Plus
16 4.9k 30 Northern Ireland
21 Jan 2020 8:52AM
Two beauties 😁 expertly converted
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 161 16 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2020 9:29AM
Two beautiful young women so well captured JohnSmileSmile

21 Jan 2020 10:17AM
Two very beautiful mono portraits John!!!

Arne Smile
21 Jan 2020 10:20AM
I refer you to my learned friends above! And three cheers to Lynn for such glorious pragmatism!
Two lovely images John - very cheering and very nicely done. SmileSmileSmile
21 Jan 2020 10:37AM
lovely smiles and appearances augmented with beautiful photography and postwork
21 Jan 2020 10:59AM
Lovely ladies with lovely smiles nicely photographed - I could wish they weren't sporting nose things though.
Regards David
Irishkate Plus
9 41 117 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2020 11:00AM
You certainly have an eye for beautiful girls John.
I love both and goo on you with trying all sorts of variations with processing.
ColleenA Plus
7 444 7 Australia
21 Jan 2020 12:00PM
You always get the ladies to smile so sweetly for you
capto Plus
7 6.1k 15 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2020 6:42PM
No better medicine than a lovely smile.Smile
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2020 7:45PM
two beautifully presented portraits
of the young ladies giving you their 'best smiles'
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2020 8:25PM
Terrific shots and especially love your lead
21 Jan 2020 8:30PM
Two lovely shots John. Cathy
22 Jan 2020 9:43AM
They are both so beautiful John with lovely happy smiling faces,

Great conversion to mono.

Patty xSmile
22 Jan 2020 9:11PM
Two wonderful smiles John excellent portraits..Lin
23 Jan 2020 3:12AM
Lovely portraits John...your models always have such nice complexions and smiles !
Cheers Walt
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2020 1:58PM
Beautiful portraits that also make me smile !!
Isabel GrinGrin

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