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20 Jun 2007 1:18AM
This is just stunning ..... the colours and the detail are superb, and the clarity too .... you have captured her eyes so beautifully! It is an image full of mystery and beauty. Well done! Now I am off to see the previous one you talk of!

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ColinT-B 11 38 3 England
20 Jun 2007 1:19AM
I like the eye contact. I think the colour of the veil works well with the background, the image appears to me to have a 'mysterious' feel to it.
Cracking image, I think I prefer this one to the first.
liparig 13 233 United States
20 Jun 2007 1:45AM
Once again amazing portraits, like this one better than previous one as she is looking into the camera more, once again stunning!
wasper 12 533 1 Ireland
20 Jun 2007 2:15AM
Wonderful portrait. The eyes are so beautiful & focused. The colours are just perfect. You should have waited till the morning to publish. I hope it gets the deserved clicks. Where was this taken?
johnjrp 14 432 5 Australia
20 Jun 2007 2:51AM
I prefer this version. There is more 'mystic' to this one. Well taken. John
skoffs 11 3 United States
20 Jun 2007 3:03AM
Better eye contact in this one. Great shadows and tones.
20 Jun 2007 3:25AM
I like this one better.
PhilScot Plus
11 659 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 7:04AM
Another beautiful shot.
I prefer the first one though.

firzhugh 13 13 New Zealand
20 Jun 2007 7:08AM
gorgeous portrait, great lighting
AlanBW 12 20 England
20 Jun 2007 7:08AM
Both images are superb; this one just edges it for me because of the greater eye contact
dark_lord Plus
14 2.1k 531 England
20 Jun 2007 8:02AM
This one as the eye contact is better (stronger), but I like both.
Gary_Williams 14 38 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 8:20AM

Both are superb, but for me it's the first one because the eye contact is more a subtle, more of a fleeting glance. As I said though both are excellent images…


DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 8:50AM
Excellent portrait, great eye contact and the skin tones and fabric textures are all good. Nice work indeed...

Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
20 Jun 2007 9:04AM
Absolutely stunning. Great eye contact and the colour of the fabric works beautifully with her skin.
Off to check out the previous one. And well done on your HC.
20 Jun 2007 9:25AM
The first one for me but both are stunning shots.
Maddie 12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 9:36AM
well done Martin, super
Take-a-View 14 293 5 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 10:16AM
Both are extremely good
Geoffphoto 12 13.5k United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 10:46AM
I love this portait, excellent stuff !!
monoman 11 5 England
20 Jun 2007 10:53AM
positive: i love portraiture... and you have captured the reason why. fantastic pickup with great model and great look. nice sharp image. i would put this on my wall

critique: nil, its really good
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
20 Jun 2007 11:09AM
suprised that it's taken until me to get this an RC, terrific!
Richsr 11 91 223 England
20 Jun 2007 11:23AM
i think I prefer this image.
CanonMan 16 524 4 England
20 Jun 2007 11:28AM
Great shot, makes you focus on the eyes. Reminds me of a National Geographic cover from some years ago. For me, this is better than the previous shot.
Raindancer 12 20 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 11:44AM
Absolutely stunning Martin, great lighting, skin tone, background DOF control.

How did you have this shot set up?

EDan 11 18 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 11:51AM
Fantastic, really great!
JohnHorne 13 1.0k
20 Jun 2007 12:01PM
This has bags of impact. I prefer the way this one is cropped rather than the previous upload. Also the eyes are better lit in this one. Click.

stix 13 924 87 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 12:48PM
Thanks Guys.
Rog, One Large softbox to the right and a hair-light above left, and reflector( a white wall) to the left.
The shawl ( an off-cut of curtains) was held together with staples...
I was using the camera tethered so could make adjustments as I went.
hth Martin
proberts 14 218 4 Wales
20 Jun 2007 1:10PM
WOW.Excellent shot.Nothing else to add.
Raindancer 12 20 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 3:03PM
Thanks Martin that does help. it's an outstanding shot for me, you really did get the lighting right.

Thanks for the info

SuperRoo 11 63 2 Australia
20 Jun 2007 3:34PM
Just brilliant!!! Smile

Chriscj 12 96 1 England
20 Jun 2007 3:44PM
Both excellent, congrats on your HC.

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 4:11PM
Can't add to the above, but my preference is for this one. The first image was more mysterious, but the focus on the second shot is quite superb. Congratulations.
Consulo 13 840 10 Scotland
20 Jun 2007 5:27PM
Superb eye contact, catchlights and poise.

CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 5:59PM
Gorgeous...nice skin detail..
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
20 Jun 2007 9:06PM
This one...lovely!
xinia 13 54
20 Jun 2007 10:40PM
excellent work Martin - comparing the 2 I prefer this one Smile
joeb 13
20 Jun 2007 10:42PM
Beautiful shot, reminds me of a National Geographic picture.....
Well done.

imagio 11 12 1 England
20 Jun 2007 11:04PM
I prefer this one eyes are stunning.

annefromleo 12 11 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 11:31PM
kaybee 13 5.7k 25 Scotland
21 Jun 2007 12:55AM
Judging by the numbers, this one seems to be more popular................but I am going against the grain by prefering the last one

miptog 12 3.6k 61 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2007 1:49AM
Prefer this.
CaroleA 11 5 3 England
21 Jun 2007 8:59PM
This one. Definitely this one.
LesF 11 182 9
22 Jun 2007 7:38PM
Top image and everthing else has been said about it.

Les F
23 Jun 2007 11:10AM
outstanding work ..

Nikki Smile
23 Jun 2007 10:32PM
Absolutey stunning... nothing more to add
matt_oz 13 Spain
24 Jun 2007 10:46PM
Amazing portrait. Reminiscent of the Afghan girl image from Steve McCurry.
I'd be really proud of this shot.

Snapper_T 14 866 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2007 6:39PM
I prefer this one Stix. The pfirst one has more of a miscevious feel, but prefer the more mysterios feel and lighting of this one.

3 Jul 2007 12:12AM
fabulous skin tone and rich red color, love it
_Helena_ 11 596 1 United States
6 Jul 2007 12:42AM
I prefer this one But I think you've done well with your inspired version of it. Nicely done. Smile
stix 13 924 87 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2007 12:52AM
Hi Helena
so do I !
I didnt get my inspiration for my shot from this shot, although it might have been in the back of my mind.
pm me and I'll show you where.
thewaiter 16 1.2k 9 England
19 Oct 2007 3:03PM
superb eye contact and love the texture

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