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Just Thinking...

By Darklexus2k12  
I like when I take a portrait I can look at it and wonder what and how she was feeling, not just a story to be told.

Tags: Black and white Portrait b and w

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debu 8 India
3 Nov 2012 6:33AM
Very nice mono and model.

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bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2012 6:36AM
Its a very good portrait and looks good in mono.
iancrowson Plus
8 211 146 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2012 10:09AM
Looks good to me. Nicely composed and exposed. The model looks relaxed. Someone is going to say they think it needs more space in front of the face, this is a photographer's thing. Study paintings and you will see otherwise.
If you are going to earn your living by taking pics, does the model and whose paying like it. That is the measure of your success.
A minor point I would make is why is she wearing a coat in what looks like an in door shot?
Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
3 Nov 2012 10:11AM
Like the sharpening in the right places and a super tonal scale. You've caught the expression just right too.
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
3 Nov 2012 4:51PM
Lovely mono conversion Cass. As Pete mentions, a very nice range of tones, what you want in a mono. The composition is a very nice "thirds", - well done all round. Theres a dust bunny top left you can clone out.

You may get some flack for the logo, - but its fine for me. I think this would do very well in the general galleries.


Trev_B 11 151 68 England
3 Nov 2012 5:28PM
Like everyone else have stated it's a nice portrait well lit with lovely detail... my first impression was that the top of her head has been cropped and after looking at it longer I still feel that... so for me it would be less of the coat and more of the hair.... just my thoughtsWink

Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2012 8:14PM
Its a damn fine portrait!

Really good how the bottom of her pupil doesn't quite meet the eyelash line. Clever study.


The buckles compete for attention with her eyes, her earning needs to go, as does that black thing on her coat. The scarf is just perfect balancing the catch lights.

Have a think about how props/clothes and distracting elements work together ..

Slapped a mod, and im off to watch the telly
MacroMeister 5 62 4 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 2:48PM
It's a very fine portrait, with a well thought pose and expression, and the light is very suitable and effective. I do find those coat fasteners a distraction though.
Robert51 9 7 71 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 10:48PM
Great portrait that captures everything you want from an image. I have uploaded a mod that is just a different way to present it. Hope you like it.


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