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Beast - and the beauty!

By Shaji84  
Good morning all!!

Talk about venturing into newer pastures - my offering today is my first ever conscious effort towards fashion photography.. This is from a recent do I had attended.. Did not use flash - shot in ambient light.. Was in two minds about this - decided to go flashless since I did not want the background to be overpowered.. Curious to know what you folks think about it..

And if anybody is in a fix about which of the two is the beast - well, I leave that to your judgement Tongue

Many thanks for all the clicks and comments on yesterday's Monster Gobbler - have a great one!


Tags: Model Fashion Harley Lifestyle Portraits and people

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11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2014 5:52AM
Nice look...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Andysnapper 14 109 25 England
9 Oct 2014 6:37AM
I think you made the correct decision Shaji. I'm not a fan of flash photography where people are in the scene, tends to wash out the skin tones unless its a proper full lighting set-up.
It's a nice pose and the composition works, top marks mate.

9 Oct 2014 8:48AM
Very nice capture of nice model. Like incutions of all the bricker bracket on the walls, but maybe a slight DOF could have improved it.
rayme330 10 17 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2014 8:51AM
I think the ambient light works very well John - brings out the gloss on her nail varnish. Grin

Nikonuser1 Plus
9 172 16 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2014 9:11AM
I like this very much Shaji, well capturedSmile

9 Oct 2014 9:25AM
Excellent image.
9 Oct 2014 10:40AM
This is a beautifully balanced photograph - you did the right thing re flash. I love the background - and the lady looks so cool.

Best regards,

Ewan Smile
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
9 Oct 2014 10:54AM
I can't drive a bike Shaji,
but I would like to keep
the lady in my garage !!
gary_d 14 576 13 Wales
9 Oct 2014 11:49AM
Keeping her in the garage would be a waste MickTongueTongueTongue

A really nice image. - Gary
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
9 Oct 2014 1:44PM
Very pretty model Shaji. Would like to see a shot with less clutter in the background. But then garages are made to collect clutter!!!
Good decision, lovely image. Smile
Shaji84 7 4 India
9 Oct 2014 2:17PM

Quote:Very pretty model Shaji. Would like to see a shot with less clutter in the background. But then garages are made to collect clutter!!!

I do have others with much less clutter which I'll share soon.. This one was a conscious effort towards capturing the bg too..
Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
9 Oct 2014 2:50PM
Beautiful girl and bike , and the image of them ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
danbrann 17 640 17
9 Oct 2014 3:15PM
A good shot and it was good thinking to sit her in a mans world.
9 Oct 2014 9:14PM
Lovely image, great girl and bike Shaji..Lin
MaryFaith 8 59 New Zealand
9 Oct 2014 9:22PM
Very pretty model and great bike - I will look forward to seeing your other shots with less 'clutter' in the background.

9 Oct 2014 9:58PM
Very nice. Loved reading some of the comments. Cathy
9 Oct 2014 10:59PM
Great capture. Girl & bike. GrinGrin

brandish 8 3 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2014 12:05AM
Easy to spot the beauty,the young lady is pretty nice too.Nice photograph.
10 Oct 2014 12:43PM
...Beast - and the beauty!... I totally agree!SmileSmileSmile
Regards Valery
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
10 Oct 2014 1:52PM
I see a green eyed monster, which could be the beast. And I'm almost sure the girl is the beauty. Good shot.
10 Oct 2014 4:49PM
Certainly thrills on Wheels Shaji.

mistere Plus
8 13 5 England
12 Oct 2014 10:30AM
Nice work Shaji. Both bike and model are beautiful beasts. Right decision not to use flash.

ColleenA Plus
9 502 8 Australia
14 Oct 2014 4:47AM
A beautiful model...great shot
DonMc 13 4 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2014 10:29AM
If you had used a flash you would have got a host of bad reflections off the shiny hardware in the background so you did the right thing!Smile
Regards , Don
jimkon 13 United States
23 Oct 2014 2:48PM
Keep up the good work. Smile

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