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my wife keeping a watchfull eye on,our grandaughter, charlotte,s antics from a beach cafe whilst on holiday in Spain.Have never tried B&W or portraits before,here goes.Advice and comments please.

Camera:canon powershot 550 pocket.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:im watching you young lady.
Username:NeilWigan NeilWigan
Uploaded:5 Sep 2010 - 12:18 AM
Tags:Black & white, Portraits / people
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Votes:35
Voters:pharaohcomplex · morpheus1955 · AlanWillis · andylea · gary_d · nishchal · VIKI · Herge88 · Dee73 · Ray42 · tomcat · hasslebladuk · timjnngs · barbarahirst · Carrie_1 · wideangler · Mynett · Rock · Evgenya · Maiwand · SUE118 · agingrocker · maggieh · franken · Canadiann · polly470 · lonely_oryx · finepetportraits · LexEquine · Suehh · RonnieAG · Jekaro · User_Removed · Mavis · HuntedDragon ·
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morpheus1955
5 Sep 2010 - 12:34 AM

Excellent B&W portrait, great light and textures, beautifully composed and shot.

Hugh

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2010 - 12:42 AM

wonderful light and tones neil a cracking portrait really suits mono nice one Wink
andy

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2010 - 2:09 AM

I am no expert either Neil but it looks good to me. - gary

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nishchal
nishchal  5 India
5 Sep 2010 - 6:34 AM

Great details and wonderful light.
nishchal

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2010 - 11:40 AM

B&w often shows more detail than colour at times lovely shot
mike

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2010 - 11:53 AM

Havent you captured that expression so very well

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Carrie_1
Carrie_1  5 Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2010 - 12:15 PM

Superb portrait, dont think you need much advice when you shoot stuff like this. Smile
Caroline

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wideangler
5 Sep 2010 - 12:33 PM

A very good portrait.

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan Plus Member 5NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2010 - 3:38 PM

Barbara, i,ve known that look for forty odd years ,can,t get away with anything.

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5 Sep 2010 - 3:54 PM

Grand shot !

Rock

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Evgenya  5 Russian Federation
5 Sep 2010 - 4:03 PM

Excellent mono portrait, great light and textures Neil.
Evgenya

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5 Sep 2010 - 4:11 PM

You have made an excellent start Neil. Lovely portrait.
Ron

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SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2010 - 4:44 PM

Lovely portrait in B & W

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5 Sep 2010 - 4:49 PM

Great light and catchlight Neil. Mono works very well
Antony

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maggieh
maggieh  7 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 - 5:01 PM

A very good portrait which is full of character and very natural. Black and white works so well with some portraits and this is one. Well caught and produced.
maggie

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Canadiann
Canadiann  5 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2010 - 8:23 PM

A beautiful capture Neil being a Grandmother I understand and thanks 4 your kind n encouraging comment as I am totally self taught in photography and PS. I just have fun and so can u. Give it a shot you will be amazed how easy it is.
Ann xxx

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polly470  525 forum posts United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
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Soft, gentle and a really lovely capture - I would be tempted to soften , get rid of or maybe blur the lines of the wood behind her head, so all you do is focus on her face, but that is only a suggestion - it doesn't really detract from the sweetness of the picture, and the lovely grey tones of the conversion...
Pauline

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lonely_oryx
5 Sep 2010 - 8:49 PM

I would suggest lightening the dark areas on the left side if her face a tad

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finepetportraits

What a lovely shot! Smile

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LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2010 - 10:35 PM

Very nice monochrome full portrait capture & image rendering, Neil. Regards...Peter

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Suehh  839 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
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Lovely light in this portrait. I really like the way the eyes are looking elsewhere. Maybe a slight softening of the bg may have enhanced your wife's face a little - but it works very well anyway.

Sue

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6 Sep 2010 - 6:46 AM

A very nicely lit and charming portrait of your wife, Neil.
Ronnie.

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10 Sep 2010 - 9:20 AM

You should practice this more often . A fine mono Portrait . Nice soft lighting .

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