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By TrevBatWCC    
We had a model night at the Camera Club meeting last night with Debbie featured here. We also run on the same nights an informal unmounted and untitled A4 print competition, mainly to encourage those who don't enter the more formal competitions, and can't print up to A3 size. The prints are all displayed and numbered, and rather than having an external judge, each member votes for their favourite 1st, 2nd & 3rd (excluding their own of course!). The points are totalled and at the end of the evening the top three scoring are announced. I thought that for something different, I'd print off and enter my Unzip a banana! that I uploaded on Sunday...and it scored most and won!
Not sure if I prefer Debbie in colour or mono, so here's one of each Wink
Looking forward to meeting all of those going to the York meet on ThursdaySmile

Techie stuff – see Exif
Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Elements 6, with touch of Topaz Adjust.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Debbie Black and white Camera club Portraits and people Flash and lighting Model night

Voters: CarolG, woolybill1, Mrserenesunrise and 41 more

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Nov 2011 2:28PM
Congratulations on your unzipped banana, Trev, I'm not surprised at all that it won, it was a crackerSmile
Debbie in colour gets my vote, well captured and presented. Carol

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woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 2:37PM
An attractive model, nicely lit and well exposed (I'm keeping to photographic terms here). The b&w is as good as the colour if not better.
Well done for the Club award, Trev, certainly one of the most amusing photos I've seen here.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
22 Nov 2011 2:48PM
Well done on your win.

Nice pose, colour for me
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 2:49PM
Congratulations on camera club award Trev .Richly deserved . This is a cracker no doubt provided for you by John Gardner . Like both but the colour version is quite stunning . Hope to see you on Thursday in York all being well ...Phil
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 3:24PM
An excellent shot. Colour version for me. I was hoping to get to York on Thursday but got an appointment for another injection in my eye on Wednesday so no driving for 24 hours. I hope everyone enjoys their day.
Congrats on winning the camera club (Best in Show.).
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 3:33PM
Congratulations on your winning photograph Trev, well deserved!
This is a lovely portrait and, like you, I cannot decide between them so it's a point each!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
22 Nov 2011 4:34PM
This is way out of my comfort zone, Trev, and I am not in any position to comment really, but all I would say is that for me you have captured Debbie so well and in a very natural posture.
I like both versions, although the coloured one is my preference.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 4:43PM
Well congratulations! This is way outside my experience or comfort zone too, I find it very difficult to work directly, one-to-one with an individual unless there's activity going on. You've achieved rapport here. But V2 for me, I'm just not very keen on orange...
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
22 Nov 2011 5:12PM
Hi Trev
Not advisable to tell people you won a prize for your unzipped banana! You might get locked up, serious mate congratulations on your win, exceptional work, also this upload works in colour and mono with excellently placed lights to seperate model from background, and adding great light on the face, if I had to choose I would go mono.


22 Nov 2011 5:36PM
Pro job Trev...As to be the colour version,but like the mono too.......John
22 Nov 2011 6:07PM
Well done Trevor, lovely model and lighting.
Going for the mono.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 6:28PM
Great stuff .... I knew it was a winner...
Lovely lass and great image
I just love the mono
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
22 Nov 2011 8:16PM
Both versions are superb. Because I quite often prefer mono, I'm going with the mono this time.........Sandy
Richsr 11 91 223 England
23 Nov 2011 8:29AM
Mono version for me Trevor, good to here you won in the comp a good result for your manuipulation work
Regards Richard
JanieB43 9 47 6 England
23 Nov 2011 8:41AM
Two great shots but the mono version is my favourite ! Well done on your Unzipped Banana win Trev !

JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2011 1:10PM
Colour for me -
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2011 8:58PM
wish our camera club did things like this..... a great opportunity and captured so well by you Trev

cassiecat 10 39 46 England
24 Nov 2011 5:18PM
congrats on the win. like both of these.lesley
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 11:37PM
I think she looks great in colour, Trev.
That banana picture was so clever, I'm not surprised it won for you.
Suehh 11 39 6 England
25 Nov 2011 10:17PM
She is so pretty and it is a great portrait Trevor - lovely to see this type of work from you - either version works so well.

Congrats on your banana win - it is such great work - and you always say you have no imagination - you have now shown that is thought was nonsense!

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