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By Richsr
Thanks to everyone for their comments and feedback on my last image, and to Pete and Sherlob and franfoto for the awards very much appreciated.

Going with a mono headshot of Fredau, with this upload, just like the reflective nature of the pose and her eyes too.
Balance of off camera flash and ambient light.

Thanks for looking

Tags: Off camera flash Digially manipulated Portraits and people Fredau H

Voters: Hoffy, MediumSizeUnavailable, focused-photography and 138 more

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Hoffy 16 262 16 England
27 Apr 2011 8:41AM
Beautiful classic portrait.
27 Apr 2011 8:43AM
Wonderful work.

devlin 10 653 39 India
27 Apr 2011 8:43AM
I like this very much, it has an almost dreamlike quality to it, the eyes are very emotive and the pose very natural and reflective


Richsr 14 91 223 England
27 Apr 2011 8:49AM
Thanks Paul, Carsten and Prabh, for your comments.
Regards Richard
mex 13 27 3 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 8:52AM
super mono portrait rich.
cheers phil.
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 8:53AM
Congrats on the EC Richard Beautiful image as always.
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 8:54AM
a very thoughtful look on the ladies face but a well taken shot
Richsr 14 91 223 England
27 Apr 2011 9:02AM
Many thanks for the EC Pete very much appreciated.
Regards Richard
DeSilver Plus
13 14 12 England
27 Apr 2011 9:06AM
Very nice indeed. This really is a classic pose, reminds me of the great film star images of the 1940s. Excellent work. Smile

saeidNL 11 3 Netherlands
27 Apr 2011 9:06AM
Great and beautiful portrait indeed ,Those eyes are stunning too,
optsss Good choice of the black and white,
James_C Plus
11 38 57 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 9:15AM
I really like this one Richard. A classical look beautifully photographed and presented.

LesF 14 182 9
27 Apr 2011 9:18AM
Everything about this is excellent, congrats on the EC Richard

digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
27 Apr 2011 9:25AM
Excellent pose and shot great lighting Richard well suited to the black and white, The pose and shot is Hollywood perfect for sure click
27 Apr 2011 9:27AM
I've seen this model mamy times and even considered booking her myself, (shame she lives so far away from Dorset) but this is completely different to her usual look and I really like it.

Richsr 14 91 223 England
27 Apr 2011 9:35AM
Thanks Scott, she is well worth working with if she is in your area.
Regards Richard
gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 9:49AM
This is a stunning mono portrait Rich, very 1940s to my mind.
danbrann 16 640 17
27 Apr 2011 9:51AM
This it a bit of timeless photography and could easily have been taken 50/60years ago. Outstanding work.
User_Removed 12 1 8 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 9:52AM
absolutly beautiful Richard!

barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 9:53AM
Another beauty from you ...
cdm36 17 391 7 England
27 Apr 2011 9:56AM
Congrats on the Ec, well worth it Smile
GillyB 16 317 8 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 10:30AM
Beautiful ....... congrats on a worthy EC!

27 Apr 2011 10:44AM
A timeless quality about this image Richard, lovely eyes. Well done on the EC never easy to get one of these.Wink

cassiecat 12 39 46 England
27 Apr 2011 10:45AM
lovely, congrats on the EC.lesley
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 10:47AM
My thoughts too, a very beautifully captured 'timeless' image of great quality..
well deserving of the awards far!
love the tilt of her chin
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
27 Apr 2011 10:48AM
Good one Rich Smile
johnnyboy114 12 231 106 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 10:49AM
Very nice, very simple and full of mood. Lovely
Suehh 14 39 6 England
27 Apr 2011 10:55AM
Richard, this is so classically beautiful - for me your best ever!

I so love the understated beauty of your lovely model and your photography itself - that can be so much harder to achieve.

sherlob Plus
15 3.2k 130 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 10:55AM
Would gladly give this another award if I were able - sublime work.
Richsr 14 91 223 England
27 Apr 2011 10:58AM
Many thanks to everyone for their comments and feedback I appreciate them very much.
Regards Richard
arhb 13 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 10:59AM
Great work Richard - this has a beautiful timeless quality about it.
RobboB Plus
14 133 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 11:35AM
This is a very fine portrait. The expression conveys the reflective mood of the title very well and mono adds to this. Excellent work Richard
NobbytheNobster 11 33 5 England
27 Apr 2011 12:07PM
What a lovely portrait Richard, elegant and very classy Smile
Great work
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 12:12PM
the awards say it all richard this really is STUNNING! Wink
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
27 Apr 2011 12:19PM
Beautiful timeless capture Richard, the eyes are amazing.


Briwooly 15 454 6 England
27 Apr 2011 12:23PM
Wonderful feel to this superb portrait

dawnmichelle 13 12 United States
27 Apr 2011 12:52PM
1st class
Shroomer 14 14 167 England
27 Apr 2011 1:05PM
Cracking mono portrait Rich and set so well against a great bg
Sezz 16 619 15 England
27 Apr 2011 1:09PM
Superb photography Richard, she is very beautiful and I love the look you have captured.
Congrat's for your EC, well deserved!

Sarah *
barmymarny 11 1 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 1:57PM
Amazing! Superb work Richard.

Marilyn x
27 Apr 2011 2:04PM
A very beautifully crafted portrait.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 16 Wales
27 Apr 2011 2:06PM
One of your best Richard...beautiful portrait,toning and processing.
franfoto 13 2 32 England
27 Apr 2011 2:25PM
A beautiful, classic portrait. Love the treatment.

Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
27 Apr 2011 2:30PM
Such a timeless, classic image. She could be from any time in the 20th century. Well processed and lit.
Silverzone 13 2 England
27 Apr 2011 2:37PM
Beautiful soft lighting and subtle tones, timeless image. Sylvia
PhilT2 Plus
11 536 31 England
27 Apr 2011 3:16PM
Reminds me of a very old family portrait................has a wonderfully haunting quality. Well worthy of the EC. Very beautiful image
dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 3:49PM
A beautiful timeless portrait Richard, lighting is perfect as is the processing which really suits the image.

DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
27 Apr 2011 5:23PM
Spell-binding Richard .... what a great face she has.
27 Apr 2011 5:42PM
Great shot Richard.
27 Apr 2011 5:46PM
Almost a Pencil scetch Richard, like the effect VERY much.

John Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
27 Apr 2011 5:49PM

Quote:Such a timeless, classic image. She could be from any time in the 20th century.
I agree - and such a beautifully captured image, Richard, think it has to be one of the best portraits I've seen on here. Well deserving of the Awards Smile
Trev Smile
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
11 112 38 Wales
27 Apr 2011 6:03PM
Really well deserved, Richard. As has been said this has a timeless quality. There is a serenity reminiscent of renaissance portraiture in your image. Superb portrait.
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
27 Apr 2011 6:12PM
Classic stuff,this is beautifully processed,very well done !
Richsr 14 91 223 England
27 Apr 2011 6:25PM
Many thanks everyone for your comments and feedback very much appreciated.
Regards Richard
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2406 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 6:48PM
Stunningly beautiful, very well done and many congratulations.
User_Removed 15 398 6 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 7:00PM
love this - just wonderfulSmile
27 Apr 2011 8:07PM
excellent, excellent work!!
very well done
Rock 18 10 2 England
27 Apr 2011 8:27PM
An amazing 40/50's feel to this class shot.

Sue_R 15 11 6 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 8:57PM
Beautiful portrait. One of your very best IMHO.

Sue Smile
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
27 Apr 2011 9:12PM
Really lovely portrait Richard. Has an old feeling to it. Love it.......Sandy
Lesley1959 12 2 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 10:20PM
Stunning image!!

Richsr 14 91 223 England
27 Apr 2011 10:54PM
Thanks again forvall your comments and feedback on this very much appreciated.
Reagrds Richard
maryg 12 66 18 Scotland
28 Apr 2011 12:02AM
A classy shot which I love. I notice many have said it has a timeless feel but i think it looks like one of the early mono images ; possibly her pose and thoughtful expression takes me to the early 19th century .Love the skin tones and the way you have caught the gentle curves of her bone structure.
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
28 Apr 2011 5:14AM
A great pose so perfect in mono

Alan_Coles 15 178 11 Wales
28 Apr 2011 8:00AM
Stunning portrait work Richard and congrats on all the awards, tis well deserved. Think all the things have been said above and I would agree with Mary the model has fantastic bone structure and you have capturd it so well.
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
28 Apr 2011 8:02AM
Thoughtful mood Richard, deep in thought. Congratulations on all the awards, mono...... Ron.
imagio 14 12 1 England
28 Apr 2011 1:19PM
Elegance personified..

28 Apr 2011 5:07PM
top class portrait richard,well done on your deserved awards.ray
wajid 10 Pakistan
28 Apr 2011 5:31PM
its exremely nice photo!! keep it up great shot!!

28 Apr 2011 11:09PM
Blimey this is stunning Richard and congrats on the award too. Thank you for sharing. helen x
Nigel_95 Plus
15 262 2 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2011 12:12AM
This has class Richard. Pleased to make it 100.

A beautiful lady and portrait, I love the softness of this, it works so well especially in B&W.
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2011 10:04AM
I am just catching up Richard but no surprise to see the awards and comments on this one. A truly fabulous portrait with a truly classic feel. The quality stands out a mile even as a thumbnail.
PS Would love to see you do some headshots in a Film Noir style. I know you would do a great job and a model with this look would be perfect.
ianrobinson 11 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2011 11:59AM
A lovely sultry look here and so sharp.
Dave87 14 42 5 England
29 Apr 2011 2:33PM
Portrait photography of the finest order. Works a real treat in mono.
No hesitation leaving my weekly award here.

Richsr 14 91 223 England
29 Apr 2011 3:36PM
Thanks for all your comments and feedback everyone it is very much appreciated.
Regards Richard
29 Apr 2011 5:01PM
Beautiful portrait Richard and it works well in the nice soft mono tones

15 13 1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2011 1:04PM
Very nice Rich, congrats on awards.

edrhodes 16 548 13 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 9:21AM
Fine image indeed Rich.

metro074 11 8 Australia
1 May 2011 9:26AM
What a beautiful Mono portrait. The light and clarity is second to none.
soulofharmony 11 22 1 Norfolk Island
1 May 2011 9:29AM
Well deserved awards..Richard stunning in every way !

Nikki !
wyatturp 15 2 England
2 May 2011 10:23AM
Fine work Rich , well done..
DavidWebb 13 3 England
2 May 2011 10:58AM
Richard. You have to be highly commended on yet another stunning image - beautiful work.
Bodiewil 13 46 Wales
2 May 2011 7:26PM
Beautifully controlled image Rich, love the mood and pose....... Fantastic work
phil99 14 45 6 United Kingdom
3 May 2011 1:35PM
Congratulations on all the awards .Well deserved for outstanding portrait work ....Phil
Trev_B 14 151 68 England
3 May 2011 8:05PM
Well done Richard I love the tones in this conversion, she is a beautiful girl.

luceombra 9 27 5 Italy
9 Nov 2011 8:56AM
Very very delicate!

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