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CozPics Plus
12 12 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2018 5:22PM
Love it 📸📸📸📸📸
10 Feb 2018 5:34PM
Win, win, win, Done it again Smile
10 Feb 2018 5:43PM
will go for the mono, although the color one works great too
Philip_H 9 1.5k United Kingdom
10 Feb 2018 5:51PM
Well lit and posed and great use of props. The lead sepia image works best for me - more atmospheric and better suited to the subject matter.

P Grin
SlowSong Plus
13 9.8k 30 England
10 Feb 2018 6:04PM
Love the hazy atmosphere. Like them both equally.
10 Feb 2018 6:14PM
Wow Dudelr,

100 mm on a lightning workshop that you ran and you couldn't make one or two steps backward?? Maybe a bigger studio next time?
No offend, just a question i ask myself Wink
GeorgeP 14 62 26 United States
10 Feb 2018 7:46PM
An interesting study. I prefer the sepia example.

Does "Film Noir" mandate that ubiquitous cigarette? If it is an important prop then the crop is a little cramped. Also, for me, there is just a little too much grain/noise, especially around the eyes. [Sorry to be a contrarian.]
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1876 England
10 Feb 2018 8:02PM
Moss_Garden - I'm actually pretty happy with the framing (though George makes a good point about the cigarette, which is there in full in the colour version...)

The reality of it was that I wasn't there to take pictures, apart from a couple of test frames: I was sneaking a few shots by the light of the modelling lamps while others were shooting with flash.

George - two fair points: so I've done a second sepia version with less grain, and a different border. You're absolutely right on both counts. I was careless with the ciggie (actaully a dummy: the smoke came from a vape that went into a pocket after Geoff breathed in), and my natural love of grain overcame the proper imitation of the period, when this owuld have been shot on 10"x8" or larger, and so would have been grain-free...

And yes, the cigarette (along iwth the whisky and glass) is in line with the expectation of Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade...
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
10 Feb 2018 8:07PM
Love this sepia image. Really evocative.
Ron
Vambomarbleye 4 153 14 Scotland
10 Feb 2018 9:11PM
“Must go”
Cheers
Alan
66 3
10 Feb 2018 9:32PM
Interesting comments re the technicalities.....Studio is all about control. Whatever.... really like the end result.
Minty805 Plus
5 42 9 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2018 10:49PM
I love this gritty type of shot, especially in mono. For me, the grain just adds to the effect, whether it's true to the style or not - all a matter of taste, as always. Allan
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2018 12:20AM
Definitely the sepia and V2 with that extra space.
Superb model and props.
Kate Grin
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
11 Feb 2018 2:25AM
Love the mood the model has provided. Did a mod for fun to see what I thought.
azurak 13 Croatia
11 Feb 2018 8:12AM
and the coloured ist also good !
11 Feb 2018 8:18AM
A wonderfully atmospheric shot John. It's hard not to imagine what this guy does and what his character is like in the real world. A very well taken image indeed.

JohnSmile
kaybee Plus
17 7.9k 26 Scotland
11 Feb 2018 8:46AM
I think I like the colour version best - it has a kind of 'smokey' look to it which goes with the atmosphere with the look and props.
rambler Plus
13 1.0k 17 England
11 Feb 2018 9:59AM
I love the up close and personal feel of the main shot, get in there , break the rules, it matches this guy's character so well

Great shot, great presentation John.

KenSmileSmileSmile
chataignier Plus
8 202 10 France
11 Feb 2018 11:19AM
Excellent !
David
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2018 4:11PM
Excellent photography... Isabel GrinGrin
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
13 Feb 2018 7:54AM
Simply, SUPERB, John.

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