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By chase
...and now the addition of the stripey socks Wink
She is a bit messy ...but I love her dearly Wink

Another of Paige from our session at the weekend.
Lit with one softbox against a light bg.
Textures added on adjustment layers in Photoshop.

As I am really trying to get to grips with B&W & have included one for your thoughts.....I quite like this conversion,which makes a change as I am generally a 'colour' kinda girl Wink

Thanks for taking the time to look/comment.
Janet xx

Tags: Red Girl Black and white Digitally manipulated Stripes Socks Paige Portraits and people Flash and lighting

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gajewski 17 10 9 United States
15 Feb 2012 5:39PM
Your conversion to B&W works very nicely here. However, I'd be hard pressed to choose between the two versions.
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
15 Feb 2012 5:39PM
A very sad look on her face, Janet, a beautiful capture. Carol
banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
15 Feb 2012 5:41PM
Lovely pose, eye contact. V1 is rather a subdued colour, - so it works better for me that the V2, - seems to suit the mood. Perhaps a light toning of the mono with a similar tone to the background in V1 is worth a try.


xleex 10 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2012 5:41PM
Love it
SlowSong Plus
13 10.0k 30 England
15 Feb 2012 5:44PM
What an angelic young face. She's posing in quite a grown up way and the socks and red tutu are really funky but she's maintained an innocent inscruitability which is so impressive and unselfconscious. Exquisite in colour. The mono is beautiful as well but it's a shame to lose all that wonderful colour.
chase Plus
16 2.3k 592 England
15 Feb 2012 5:44PM

Quote:Perhaps a light toning of the mono

Thanks Willie but I'm just trying to get to grips with Mono...don't start asking me to tone it too,heck....I'm old you know !! step at a time for me Wink

Quote:it's a shame to lose all that wonderful colour.

I know Chris,my thoughts too but I do have to sort myself out with B&W it has been a thorn in my side for a while now & I need to get going with them for Camera Club.

Thanks guys.
Janet xx
Scaramanga 14 60 6 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2012 5:59PM
Has to be the colour for me.

Using a gradient map black over white will add tone and preserve details.
colin beeley Plus
19 1.2k 10 England
15 Feb 2012 6:05PM
top shot V 1 4 me Wink
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
15 Feb 2012 6:06PM
Love the colour. As much as I like b/w this one is such fabulous colour. Her expression is wonderful...........Sandy
chase Plus
16 2.3k 592 England
15 Feb 2012 6:10PM
Thanks for that little tip Mr Scara Smile

Cheers for the mod Willie,I quite like that.
Nice crop on the mods Hugh,thank you.

Thanks everyone.
Janet xx
LesF 15 182 9
15 Feb 2012 6:42PM
Got to be the colour version Janet, the mono looks a little flat, Paige has some great expressions.

Oliverpants 12 2 2 England
15 Feb 2012 6:55PM
Great socks, v1 for me. Ann
Baz72 12 30 Scotland
15 Feb 2012 7:18PM
Cant decide what version i like best as they are both great..
Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
15 Feb 2012 8:35PM
V1 for me Janet, she has the look of a porcelain doll about her, wonderful stuff mate.....

Suehh 14 39 6 England
15 Feb 2012 8:51PM
V1 for me - but both versions beautiful
Philo 11 99 83 England
15 Feb 2012 9:00PM
Another vote for the colour version as I think the mono appears a touch flat.
chase Plus
16 2.3k 592 England
15 Feb 2012 9:49PM
Thanks everyone.
Well,seems like the colour version wins hands down.
The mono looks so much better in print tbh....I need more practice Wink
Janet xx
angie44 12
15 Feb 2012 11:21PM
another beauty and delight to view , well done with these portraits love them , pure class ... angie
16 Feb 2012 4:44AM
peace ....
SlowSong Plus
13 10.0k 30 England
16 Feb 2012 7:27AM
Try mono with a less appealing picture Janet. That way we won't all be distracted by the beauty of the subject. Perhaps and old watering can or something. Smile
chase Plus
16 2.3k 592 England
16 Feb 2012 4:23PM
Lol Chris.... Wink

Thanks all.
Janet xx
Eviscera 15 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2012 7:28PM
Yeh , Chris might be up for a bit of modelling Smile

hahah , lovely.
chase Plus
16 2.3k 592 England
16 Feb 2012 9:43PM
Lol Dave,trust you Wink
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2012 10:41PM
Has to be colour for sure.
Hey but scara gave some good advice. I have written it down.
Richsr 14 91 223 England
20 Feb 2012 10:21PM
Well worked with the soft colours and light in this Janet, love the soulful expression too
Regards Richard
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2012 5:38PM
Great pose and poise no doubt also.
I do love the colour version but it works well in mono too.
I'm always struggling to come up with good mono for CC competitions.

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