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By TrevBatWCC    
Not got many images left from Norfolk worth uploading, so here's a quickie break with an image from our Camera Club model night this last Monday with Laura. It always feels a bit of rush on these nights, as other members are waiting to photograph the model and you don't want to hog the session. So, I often feel I could have done better - especially like here when the model's wearing an enormous ring on her right hand, which features in the better shots I got. After transferring my efforts from SD card to iPad, it was suggested she would look good in mono, which I do think works well in helping remove the distraction of the brightly coloured ring!

Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photoshop Elements 11.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.
Trev Smile

Tags: Black and white Camera club Laura Portraits and people Flash and lighting Model night

Voters: ColleenA, barbarahirst, Kruger01 and 44 more

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ColleenA Plus
8 471 7 Australia
31 Jan 2014 10:38AM
A great capture Trev, good mono tones....she should have however done her nails for the shoot, they are chipped and in need of a paintBlush.......not your fault though...
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2014 10:38AM
yes ... I agree with you about mono
Saw it in colour on facebook and in mono it wins hands down
Kruger01 13 18 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2014 10:41AM
Nice to see you do a bit more than take the money Trevor, nice take on Laura, sorry I missed the night, see you next Monday at the club

Bill M
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2014 10:49AM
Very good mono tones Trev.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
31 Jan 2014 11:11AM
Don't have an real issues with the colour but prefer mono....prrhaps you could change the ring colour to coordinate withe the blues Smile
Phil_Restan 15 280 9 England
31 Jan 2014 11:45AM
Quality of both very good, but the ring does attract attention in the colour version so the mono wins out for me.

fentiger 19 920 24 England
31 Jan 2014 11:58AM
A fine portrait ~ a close call but I prefer the mono version.

woolybill1 Plus
14 36 76 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2014 12:02PM
Definitely mono, Trev. The purple ring plays awkwardly with the blue headscarf.
A very striking, animated face nonetheless.

P.S.: Have just ordered a D7100 Smile
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
31 Jan 2014 12:58PM
Mono for sure. Love her facial expression and quirky scarf on her head.
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
31 Jan 2014 1:33PM
I normally prefer colour Trev,
but mono works a treat here !!
Good shot.
31 Jan 2014 3:51PM
Two stunning versions, Trev.
So sharp, well detailed and lit - excellent work.
Can't choose between them so half a vote each!
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.6k 158 England
31 Jan 2014 3:52PM
Like the lighting on her face, Trev, very sculpted, a very good expression, and no distracting colour.

LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2014 3:59PM
I can see the attraction of removing the distracting elements by going entirely mono but it seems such a shame to lose those lovely skin and eye colours.

Quote:The purple ring plays awkwardly with the blue headscarf.

Agreed, but there is a third way - to desaturate the distracting and clashing colour elements. Unfortunately you haven't enabled mods so I can't post this third version which I think works very well (well I would, wouldn't I). I will e-mail it to you.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
31 Jan 2014 4:38PM
Yes, I thought afterwards about de-saturating the colour of the ring, or to re-colour it to match the colour of her blouse! Smile
Trev Smile
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2014 6:52PM
A great mono Trev, nice work.

helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2014 7:23PM
I like the mono very much Trev SmileSmile
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2014 7:42PM
You are venturing off here Trev
Jolly good shot too
Like the mono
Sezz 16 619 15 England
31 Jan 2014 7:43PM
Like them both Trevor but the mono more so, like the lighting too!

Sarah *
Brian65 11 2 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2014 8:01PM
Superb portrait Trev.
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 749 England
31 Jan 2014 8:04PM
While the colour is nice, the mono is stronger as you concentrate more on the face and eyes. Shows you know how to do a good mono conversion Smile
bobsblues 11 10 2 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2014 9:25PM
I must be the odd one out here Trev I prefer the colour, I can see where the others are coming from after several flicks between the two but hey what do I know .Wink great work on both
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
1 Feb 2014 5:49PM
A subject I have never tried but guess I'd be hopeless at, Trev. but you have captured the model in a very appealing pose: of the two, I think I do prefer the coloured version too.
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 4:24PM
Extremely well taken shot, great portrait.
(Btw. I like her fingernails. Smile )
Richsr 13 91 223 England
4 Feb 2014 8:36PM
Good expression and details Trev.
Regards Richard
8 Feb 2014 5:28PM
The b&w is super Trev with wonderful've done a great job of catching the model's character.
Elaine Grin

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