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Happy In High Key.

By lifesnapper  
Hi all and many thanks for your much appreciated votes, comments, mod and award on my 'Trouser Swap?' images, we had some fun with that one.Smile And not forgetting the classic and most wonderful film clip from Carole.Smile

Today...A picture I took during a wedding in Rochester that I kind of gate crashed. Wink I tried several different things with this one but found that the high key approach was more pleasing to my eye. Not to everyone's taste of course.Smile

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

JohnSmile

Tags: Rochester High key Sepia toning Wedding guests Portraits and people

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Comments


bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
26 Nov 2019 5:49AM
a fine double portrait
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
26 Nov 2019 8:02AM

Quote:Not to everyone's taste of course.

I half like it, John. The tasty half on the left as we view the image.Wink
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2019 8:17AM
I like the treatment, John. It makes the characters - um - stand out Smile
Regards
Bill
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
26 Nov 2019 9:00AM
50/50 on this 😁😁
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2019 9:36AM
going with the majority here John
cannot make up my mind ...
26 Nov 2019 9:46AM
he needs to be holding this to remove any ambiguity
Smile
p.s. and the high-key treatment works here, it really does
26 Nov 2019 10:13AM
Ha haaa, thanks, Leo. Glad you approve of the high key too. I thought I might be a mug for trying it. Wink
bluesandtwos 11 525 1 England
26 Nov 2019 10:18AM
Maybe it is the lack of a good nights sleep but my first thought was Laural and Hardy! Blush

Dave
26 Nov 2019 10:49AM
Or Lauren and Hardy, Dave. Wink
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2019 11:29AM
Wonderful candid... Well seen and well photographed John...
Isabel GrinGrin
Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
26 Nov 2019 12:15PM
A lovely portrait John!!!!

Arne Smile
mistere Plus
8 9 4 England
26 Nov 2019 12:42PM
A wedding crasher as well, your list of achievements just keeps
growing and growing. SmileSmile
Nicely done John. I've added a B&W mod, just for the hell of it.
Have a great week.

Dave.
26 Nov 2019 3:52PM
Lauren and Hardy, SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile, funny one that, John.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
26 Nov 2019 4:01PM
Technically you've done a high contrast image, John, lots of whites and darks with little mid-tone. High key images contain little or no shadow. Not to say it hasn't been a good result just a comment re terminology.

Looking at the comments of 50/50, I've done a mod of one of the 50s Smile.
26 Nov 2019 5:04PM
Many thanks, Dave. I doubt there will be a mod on the other 50% Smile
But thanks for correcting me on terminology. I'm learning. Wink
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2019 6:13PM
They seemed happy to see you, didn't know you were a gatecrasher then.Smile
ivor
26 Nov 2019 7:55PM

Quote:50/50 on this 😁😁


Me too John. Cathy
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1879 England
26 Nov 2019 9:50PM
I'm going to argue that it's high contrast, not high key: but it is highly effective!

Indeed, this is the sort of effect one gets in the darkroom with Lith developer, which I've used a time or two - almost always very contrasty.

I had a play, but to get a high key image requires that one can lose almost all the blacks, and here, in true Lith style, there are significant areas that are blocked.

Lovely image!
26 Nov 2019 9:59PM
Thank you, John.Smile
27 Nov 2019 6:31AM
Like your original and Lillians mod John ... some mods can give the appearance of some kind of skin disorder !! Not intended I`m sure.
Happiness ...... most important to find for ourselves and equally important .. in what we give or provide for others whenever we can ...
the" why am I here "question answered.
cheers walt
Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2019 5:20PM
The odd couple....
Diane
28 Nov 2019 5:23AM
Why didn't I think of that, Diane? Wink

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