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16 Mar 2011 8:49AM
I like the framing Richard.

Dave

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wolfy 12 36 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2011 8:52AM
Beautiful work and model Rich!
DeSilver Plus
8 13 11 England
16 Mar 2011 8:59AM
Very nice. Perhaps it needs to be toned down a touch but what I feel is intrusive is the heating duct pipe in the background. If this was dulled down perhaps it would not draw the eye quite so much. What do you think Richard?

The opposing angles do work very well though.


David.
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
16 Mar 2011 9:04AM
Another quality shot Richard.love the framing ,light and eyes colour in this one,
very well done,
saeid
sherring 8 46 13 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2011 9:08AM
Always tricky on a rope ladder. Like the angles in this.

Its a shame the background is not a little less in focus, as for me she is getting a little lost in it.

Just my take on this fine image though.

Steve.
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2011 9:15AM
Its different and I love that. Unusual image, simple idea but works. Sort of agree about the background a touch, a little distracting, but the premise of the image is a complete cracker...really clever, superbly lit, nice and imaginative and well shot. Good work all round!
Grampy 6 507 71 England
16 Mar 2011 9:21AM
Great shot but I see what you mean, I can't decide if she needs to be darker or lighter and the background lighter or darker but I think I would go for a darker background with her the same or slightly darker, I bet that doesn't help at all.
Phill
16 Mar 2011 9:25AM
If you're interested in my two penneth worth. I think the light on the subject is too direct.
From one point of view it is lit very well, in that it's clear, the wall behind is well defined, and it's easy to see that you have made an effort to light the back ground well.
However, it's flattening out the subject into a cardboard cut-out, making it too bland. It doesn't stand out from the wall behind. I think the light needs to be more "3D", less straight-on, with more definition of shape and a greater graduation of tones.
You have this wonderfull body-stocking/thermal underwear thats different. It's skin tight, and yet there's barely any sense of shape to the body. And the texture of the fabric, so different to the skin, is lost.

Personally I'd experiment with lighting on the subject that was from different angles, and forget about the background entirely, let it look after itself (it is secondary to the subject, afterall), and see what you get.

apologies, you did invite comments!
steve
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
16 Mar 2011 9:30AM
No Grampy that is helpful as it what I need to play with some more I think.
David, thanks for your thoughts on the ducting I didn.t feel it was that intrusive but will look at what I can do with it.
Thanks Richard
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
16 Mar 2011 9:32AM
No problem Steve, thanks for you input.
R.
16 Mar 2011 9:34AM
Richard,
by the way, I should have mentioned, I love the extension of the right arm and right leg, the whole length from hand to foot, with the wonderful curve of the waist and hips, is fantastic !

cheers
steve
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2011 9:54AM
I love the angle of this shot Rich, and in general the whole portrait works. Just one or two points: firstly, as others have said, if the background was slightly out of focus it may be better, and there are one or two distracted shadows on the model which I find a little distracting.
Carol
16 Mar 2011 10:11AM
Interesting angle on this frame filling composition, she did well on the ladder rungs with these wolly socks and tights. Your studio work is always just that bit different and pushing the envelope Richard, well done mate.

Dougie
barmymarny 6 1 1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2011 10:31AM
Brilliant! Superb tones and capture.

Marilyn x
Alvar 9 23 2 France
16 Mar 2011 10:43AM
Like the angle Richard
Alvar
DanielD 6 1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2011 11:05AM
Over the composition (which is very good) my attention has been focused on the colours and tonality. I think the coloursare the most valuable point in this picture. The great mix between walls colour, the floor colour + the hair and the socks colours is the real and the greate balance into this picture. Smile

Regards Daniel
16 Mar 2011 12:08PM
Only too happy to take this to 30
You have been given lots of sound advice already
Andy_Cundell 5 1.1k 5 England
16 Mar 2011 12:13PM
You made me open the image from the gallery, look at it twice, tilt my head and it made me think!
In my book, you achieved the aim of making me look at your work!
Very good picture. I hope you try this photo again with the '3D' lighting that Steve said about so I can see what he is on about!

Andy
16 Mar 2011 12:22PM
Love the comp Richard, the vertical rope ladder work really well


Jon
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2011 12:26PM
cracking detail wonderful colour and tones a belter nice one Wink
andy
16 Mar 2011 12:49PM
love the composition i'm personally not good enough to comment other than maybe the background a little darker and she is shot less full front on maybe more from the left regardless good stuff love it
Graham
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
16 Mar 2011 1:11PM
Like the quirky angle Richard! I don't feel qualified to comment either but perhaps the background a little darker? I totally agree with Dougie about your studio work, always giving us something different and "pushing the envelope" Smile

Sarah *
16 Mar 2011 1:25PM
Wonderfully well captured, like the angles of the window and the pipe against the angles of the model and the ladders.
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
16 Mar 2011 2:11PM
Many thanks for all everyone comments and feedback very much appreciated.
Regarfds Richard
16 Mar 2011 4:10PM
Interesting pose - another lovely image of this very pretty girl

Chris
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
16 Mar 2011 4:47PM
Clever use of straight lines here Richard .... beautifully skew-wiffy.
16 Mar 2011 5:08PM
supeb pose , like it ... angie
16 Mar 2011 5:29PM
I really like the angles on this one Richard, and I think the lighting works well. A very good piece of team work here.

John Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
16 Mar 2011 6:14PM
Another fine capture, Richard, like the angled shot of this one, makes for a stronger image Smile
Trev Smile
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2011 7:57PM
some good advice above and as I am not qualified to comment I will just say much better than anything I might achieve, a vote from me
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
17 Mar 2011 9:20AM
Thanks for all your comments and feedback everyone, will catch up later today with them.
Regards Richard
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2011 11:33AM
I rather like this one Richard and also the light you have c aptured on her face, great angle
Lillian
17 Mar 2011 12:39PM
Excellent image. I must confess that I didn't notice the background until after I read the comments.
Rob
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2011 1:43PM
Really like the way you have framed this Richard.
Derek
bayleaf1 6 7 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2011 2:16PM
A super shot Richard. Works well.
John.
danbrann Plus
11 620 17
17 Mar 2011 5:49PM
Richard I never really noticed the background. I suppose we could all improve everybody's shots but this one would do for me. I really don't mind the semi industrial background. I think the pose and the subject are good enough to compete with anything.
acousticmist 6 10 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2011 7:18PM
An excellent capture and a great pose..............Martin
phil99 9 45 6 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2011 10:41AM
Love the angle you have captured this at . The ducting is a lttle obtrusive though ...Phil
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
18 Mar 2011 12:34PM
Thanks for all your comments everyone very much appreciated.
Regards Richard
excellent image richard,i also like the angle in the shot.ray
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2011 7:01PM
Lovely model! Amazing pose, very good image! I like it.
IB
19 Mar 2011 2:04PM
Well, I have no clue about studio lighting and such, this is a very fine image imo, with a great model. I like the colours, the warm softness of the models clothing against those bluish cold windows at her back. Nice pose, too.
Johanna
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
20 Mar 2011 11:29AM
Beautiful composition Richard. She seems to be maintaining her balance, but the world seems to be losing it Wink
Regards,
Rende
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2011 2:30PM
Superb shot Richard. Love the idea for the pose and room angled. Creative stuff. Paul
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
20 Mar 2011 9:14PM
Many thanks for all your comments and feedback everyone.
Regards Richard
User_Removed 6 10 1 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2011 12:27AM
Loads of comms Richard. haven't read any.. sorry
I find the angles to this off putting. I know she is leaning in my head but she is not in the image
maybe a compromise of the model leaning enough not to make the BG horizontal, would work.

as for the light I agree with you, BG toned down which will also help hold the eye on the lovely model.

Just my thoughts Dave
Bravdo Plus
8 17 2 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2011 9:59AM
Great pose.not an easy one to do. Again a great angled shot.

Barry
JackAllTog Plus
7 4.4k 58 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2011 1:10PM
Fabulous

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