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agean 14 3 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2010 5:58PM
strong,deep shot good stuff.

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johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2010 6:00PM
Thanks Smile Much appreciated....
25 Jan 2010 6:14PM
I like this. A
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2010 6:17PM
Thank you Smile
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2010 7:01PM
Its been a great series John ! Inspiring use of light , been watching it from the sidelines , and trying to do something similar at home without success.

Dave
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2010 7:04PM
Wow, Dave, coming from you, thats trully special! You have an extraordinary PF and if you don't mind me saying....my images don't even come CLOSE to what you can achieve....this is really a very simple set up...a sunny, late afternoon, one window and the light does the rest.....I have no PS skills at all to speak of, other than the standard curves, levels etc....and wish I could get more out of my images, but I feel I am limited by both my skill and my imagination sometimes.....I like what I do, but I have some way to go yet....

So for this to come from you....thats very, very kind and seriously appreciated! Smile Thank you Smile
agean 14 3 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2010 8:28PM
nothing wrong with your skill ,just have to free your mind,but what do i know ,just do your thing and enjoy and ps is just a tool to use when its suits you.
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2010 8:30PM
Yep, agreed. I use it to touch up and convert mainly, but thats it. I would love to get a bit more "punch" and life out of my shots sometimes, but from no on I am going to push my subjects and I am going to push myself. I just need to get this damn house move out of the way first....lol! Wink Thanks for the support Keith. Appreciated...
agean 14 3 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2010 8:39PM
you have given me enough,for which i thank you.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
25 Jan 2010 8:49PM
Like the pose and light in this one good pose from your model too.
Would suggest a crop in from the LHS to remove the curtain as it draws your eye away from the model.
Regards Richard
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2010 9:12PM
Thanks Richard...food for thought too....didn't think to crop as thought the curtain gave space and placement, but now you have said it....you may have a point... Smile Cheers! Will give it a go
Diana 10 2.0k 19 Netherlands
25 Jan 2010 10:11PM
looking good as is Johnnyboy and IMO humble opinon you're right the curtain places it

a crop will just give you a different mood altogether

Diana
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2010 10:20PM
Cheers Diana....appreciated. Rich had a point, I tried it and didnt like it personally. I guess each to their own and what makes what we do such fun...we all see something different..... Smile
Costapix 8 2 Spain
26 Jan 2010 9:04AM
gr8 shot ... i agree with richard to crop it a little ...
nice shot nice tones

kim
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2010 11:19AM
Cheers Kim, appreciated....
Diana 10 2.0k 19 Netherlands
26 Jan 2010 11:47AM
all I meant was it would give you a different image not better or worse just different

as in this crop

same image but totally different mood and feel just with a crop

but wtf do I know hey?

obviously not a lot !
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2010 11:50AM
Yeah, agreed Diana...it does give it a totally different mood. With the curtain in, I felt it gave it an airy, spacious feel, soft and relaxed....with the crop it felt hemmed in, tight, squeezed and tense.....both had their merits, but I was going for the former in the image. And you know a hell of a lot!!! Wink lol! Proved it on the mods you did! Smile I have a way to get to your level yet..... Smile
TheWanderer 8 20 2 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2010 2:05PM
A good series John. Loving the natural poses.
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2010 2:10PM
Thanks mate....just goes to show what you can find if you go back through you archives...lol! Smile
26 Jan 2010 9:31PM
Great use of light, a really superb series.
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2010 9:45PM
Thanks Andrew! Means a lot Smile
27 Jan 2010 12:10PM
works lovely this one johnny
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2010 1:10PM
Cheers fella! Appreciated!
Another great one, VWD
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johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2010 7:37AM
Thanks Petro...appreciated... Smile
1 Feb 2010 10:39AM
I like so much the clarity of her eyes... Her expression and pose.
Great use of light and fantastic mono conversion.

Thank you so much for your comments in my photos, your support and words... I aprecciated it so much.

Kisses
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 10:41AM
Thank you Noe.....appreciated. I am still working and aspiring to images like yourself. I would not want to copy, thats not what I do, but I would love to re-create your quality......one day I will get there.
Thank you again. Coming from you, this means a lot....cheers!

John
1 Feb 2010 10:54AM
I like this one very much, as said by many the light is great coming from the side window with the curtain.
i read that you feel limited by your ps skils and your imagination, i think it is not true, you have quite a bit of imagination, you don't stik to the "rules" of photography and i think that makes your pictures special, not like all the rest,so you do have imagination, as for ps skils, welocome to the club!! hahaha..... but who cares, before the digital era, there was no ps but i find that some of the most beautiful photos ever taken were the film ones.
sorry for the long boring comment Smile
Paola
1 Feb 2010 11:07AM
I forgot, she is a beautiful woman
Paola
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 11:15AM
Thank you Paola, thats really very kind......

She is a good friend of mine and yes, a very pretty lady. She was interested in modelling for me as she is also a photographer. These images were almost an "accident" as they were just "snaps" in a way, but I like the effect they have....

As with the "rules" you speak of...I like to try things differently, yet I also don't know which direction my photography is going in yet. I like things to look natural, but well taken. My PS techniques would be used only to enhance what I have already done, not to alter anything that is there in any way....almost like using old film and darkroom ideas and techniques, like you said. So, will have to keep practicing and see what comes out.....

But thank you Paola for your critique.....its very nice to hear good words come from someone like yourself Smile And it wasn't a boring compliment, it was good to read and know!

J
1 Feb 2010 12:31PM
Looks really nice to me.

Carsten
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 12:31PM
Thank you Carsten! Much appreciated....
BURNBLUE Plus
11 12 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2010 9:18AM
Excellent John. Lovely mono shot.

Si.
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2010 9:37AM
Thank you Si....appreciated!
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
3 Feb 2010 6:05PM
contemplative and personal; best of the series
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2010 8:10PM
Thank you Nick... Smile
7 Feb 2010 5:14PM
Stunning Portrait!
Stuuning Portfolio Johmmyboy!


Richie
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johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2010 10:07PM
Thanks Richie! Much appreciated!!! Your PF ain't too shabby either! Smile
8 Feb 2010 9:25PM
Like this one johnny and great pf
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2010 9:29PM
Thank you Richard, appreciated! Smile
MartaHari 10 1 Spain
28 Feb 2010 12:49AM
great composition & use of light Wink
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2010 1:00AM
Thank you Smile
5 Mar 2010 8:14PM
Excellent portrait
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2010 8:23PM
Thank you Smile
8 Mar 2010 11:37AM
I love this image, the natural daylight, the soft curtain, the pose of the lady, all comes to this impressive pic. Well done!
Wanqi
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2010 12:09PM
Thank you very much Wanqi, its definitely one of my favourites....

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