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last wish

By Milla
Another one from my 'fooling around at my window' session. Very little editing here, I sense new trend in my work hehe. Just liked that reflection+lashes' shadows+sharp and visible pupil, everything in one eye at the same time, and didn't want to spoil it with going mad with processing. It probably not gonna work at this size, I don't want any tighter crop here though, and I'll upload it anyway Smile
Thanks very, very much for your support folks, you rock!
Still short on time, so sorry for not being much around recently, will try to catch up later

Go LARGE and look closely into my eyes. Then judge. Thanks. Smile

Tags: Mono Portrait Light Woman Eye Self portrait Shadow Cigarette Black and white Portraits and people Flash and lighting Milla Last wish

Voters: hebdens, miptog, Buffalo_Tom and 52 more

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hebdens 16 5
16 May 2008 10:14AM
excellent light, very intriguing.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
16 May 2008 10:23AM
Interesting and mysterious.Love the light and well composed.
delboy1145 Plus
13 30 10 England
16 May 2008 10:24AM
I agree a tighter crop would spoil the effect.The black enhances the mood and gives contrast to the light. Would have rocked if the cigarette smoke was lit as well, Bogart !! comes to mind.
GMKhamish 13 1 2 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 10:24AM
emefbee 15 116 England
16 May 2008 10:33AM
Certainly very good large. One very small niggle is the clothing round the neck..may have been better without.
imander 14 388 7 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 10:38AM
one of my fav's now, really very well taken and processed, the eyes certainly have it
RoddBC 15 40 United States
16 May 2008 10:53AM
Very good! A fantastic low key razor sharp image. Not a trace of smoke however... did you photoshop it out?

challicew 13 1 1 South Africa
16 May 2008 11:05AM
Wow one really has to view this image large, its superb! The eyes are outstanding!
Artois 15 405 1 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 11:26AM
The use of light and shadows works well to accentuate the eyes.
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 11:30AM
Wow, did I ever mention you people rock? Smile
Thanks so much for all your comments, and special thanks to Matt for the award, means whole a lot to me.
About the smoke.. Sadly it's been just a tiny bit of it and all dark, part got cropped off on the rhs, rest got lost while adjusting the levels. I know I could have added some, but for once I really didn't want to go nuts with processing, so I left it as it was.
It doesn't mean I won't decide I'd like to re-work this shot completely one day, as you probably know already I tend to do so Wink
Herge88 14 40 6 England
16 May 2008 11:49AM
God, people keep reminding me how good it was to smoke, this is another cracker Milla.

Best Matt
japa 15 3 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 11:51AM
well taken shot, I love it, Trish
proz 17 205 United States
16 May 2008 1:13PM
Mila, has to be one of your finest in a rapidly growing fine portfolio. The shaprness of your eyes stellar and that cigarrette, looks.......heck I could fire one up right now. Never fully lose that urge.
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
16 May 2008 1:54PM
They get better and better Milla. one of your best so far, you are really geting to grips with light Smile
imagio 15 12 1 England
16 May 2008 2:15PM
Awesome large Milla, like that twinkle in your eye..

wyatturp 16 2 England
16 May 2008 3:46PM
Nice sharp eyes

Richsr 14 91 223 England
16 May 2008 3:48PM
Like lighting in this Milla - great B/W IMO.
Regards Richard.
16 May 2008 3:54PM
Excellent light and tones

pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
16 May 2008 5:48PM
sparkling portrait Smile
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
16 May 2008 7:08PM
first class, Milla........

DaveGu 14 1 1 England
16 May 2008 7:33PM
Youv'e got to view large, great eyes.

Just a wisp of smoke would have finished it off.

Rylands 13 1 2 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 8:18PM
Simply perfect Milla
shortski 15 3 1 England
16 May 2008 8:24PM
Coooool perfectly exposed shot-now I', off for a fag!...jojo
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 9:04PM
I didn't intend to encourage anyone to smoking, lol! Grin
Thanks a bunch everyone, I'm glad I can actually take a shot that doesn't require hours spent in PS to work Wink
Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
16 May 2008 9:27PM
Fantastic light and iamge

Nic_WA 16 179 2 Australia
17 May 2008 1:35AM
Intriguing and very cool Milla. The light is wonderful.
17 May 2008 7:20AM
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
17 May 2008 7:40AM
Wonderful eyes and lighting Milla. Smoking is bad for you so I won't condone that but agree that some smoke wisping throught the light would have been marvellous. I find your hand below the knuckles slightly distracting .... I'd be tempted to add a slight vignette down in the bottom right corner to darken it up slightly and retain attention on your face.
17 May 2008 1:02PM
Fantastic used og lighting. I like your new trend in your work. Great mood captured, very mysterious. regards, ... rolan
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
17 May 2008 2:51PM
Once again thanks very much everyone, and cheers Dave, of course, vignette, how comes I didn't think about it lol, I usually add it to my shots, and think it should work here. Will see what can I do about the smoke as suggested several times Smile
Possum 15 148 England
17 May 2008 10:54PM
The eyes have it for sure. What a fantastically focussed shot.
edwood 13 3 Scotland
18 May 2008 2:30PM
great use of the light,really good shot
LuzDeNoche 13 2 France
19 May 2008 7:16PM
Very nice lighting, and the expression is excellent.
Your portfolio just gets better and better!
Smile Lucy
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
20 May 2008 6:30PM
great use of light...excellent work
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
21 May 2008 12:32PM
Excellent work Milla - I personally find the light on your neck and collar just a little distracting and the smoking is a bit of a pet hate of mine, so not quite my favourite of your images.
But I love the use of the patches of light and the detail and sparkle in your eyes; wonderfully moody as ever
MDaniel 15 3 3 Ghana
5 Jun 2008 11:24AM
Been away for a few days or so, if i had found this one it would definately have bagged a fave from me
Hoops 13 10 Thailand
20 Jun 2008 3:38PM
Milla you dark and talented, great stream.

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