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Second Thoughts

By Richsr
Many thanks to everyone for your comments and feedback on my last upload very much appreciated.

A slightly different mood for this one again off camera flash into a beauty dish.

Thanks for looking and it my Birthday today so got a new toy to play with.

Regards Richard

Tags: Fashion General Of Big Kerry Off camera flash Wedding and social Lord Lighting workshop Portraits and people Flash and lighting Damian"the Dog" Mcgillcuddy

Voters: acousticmist, andylea, johnnyboy114 and 97 more

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andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2010 8:38AM
wonderful detail and colour and the light is just beautiful nice one Wink
johnnyboy114 13 231 106 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2010 8:40AM
OOh whats the toy Richard? I like toys..... Smile

This is lovely....the balance of the light works particularly well in this. There is a definite melancholy about her and the light falls very evenly, even for a beauty dish. Superbly controlled. Its a beautiful image.

I guess my only thing would be the upright "post" to the very right of the image....I guess it might be one of those things you couldn't remove from the frame while shooting and sort of does put her in context and placement and would also be very difficult to clone or crop out without eating into the model herself. But, its a tiny, minor point and I really am in no position to criticise such expertly taken shots.....its still a gorgeous image....lovely stuff Richard
johnnyboy114 13 231 106 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2010 8:42AM
Oh and very happy birthday Richard! Was too interested in knowing what the toy was to wish you a good day!!
Richsr 14 91 223 England
8 Oct 2010 8:46AM
Thanks Johnny, the toys made by Apple, and so far I am very impressed with it.
johnnyboy114 13 231 106 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2010 9:05AM
Ah! I see.....yes, very nice indeed.....lucky, lucky you.... Wink

Have fun! Smile
Cormy 14 3 England
8 Oct 2010 9:08AM
Happy Birthday Rich.Lovely soulful look on yor model here.
saeidNL 12 3 Netherlands
8 Oct 2010 9:21AM
Happy Birthday Rich
What wonderful capture,Beautiful image with superb lighting and wonderful detail,very well taken and presented,
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
8 Oct 2010 10:08AM
HB2Y...lovely subtle shot
Richsr 14 91 223 England
8 Oct 2010 10:18AM
Thanks for all your comments everyone, much appreciated.
Regards Richard.
old timer 17 55 1 Scotland
8 Oct 2010 10:21AM
Many happy returns, Rich. Have to say I find the bright window very distracting, as is the post on the extreme right. A closer crop on the figure would improve it IMHO, although it's still a lovely shot - I love the distant expression on her face.
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2010 10:24AM
Happy birthday, Richard - and congratulations on the PotW too, much deserved!
Good pose and tones here, excellent use of shallow dof.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2010 10:30AM
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday .. Happy birthday
Happy birthday to you

Sung with gusto x x x
Hoffy 17 262 16 England
8 Oct 2010 10:35AM
21 again. Happy Birthday m8.

Oh yes great picture, love the composition.
Paul Smile
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
8 Oct 2010 11:13AM
all the best ,lovely sombre ,thoughtfull feeling comes across from a beautifull photograph.
panda 17 5 1 England
8 Oct 2010 11:25AM
Nice shot, great atmosphere

Regards Phil
DeSilver Plus
14 14 12 England
8 Oct 2010 11:31AM
Many happy returns and may you celebrate many, many more of them.

So the drinks are on you tonight then?

Nice image as always, very dream like and wistful. Smile


PS. Oh yes! enjoy the new toy!
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
8 Oct 2010 11:59AM
Happy birthday...October people are the finestSmile
frz67 12 10 32 Italy
8 Oct 2010 12:00PM
first of all, Happy Birthday.
beautiful light and DOF in this one.
Richsr 14 91 223 England
8 Oct 2010 12:07PM
Thanks to everyone for their comment and Birthday greeting. Much appreciated.
Regards Richard
dawnmichelle 14 12 United States
8 Oct 2010 1:09PM
lovely shot.. so moody.. like the lighting you did as well..

Happy Birthday !!!!!
Richsr 14 91 223 England
8 Oct 2010 1:21PM
Thanks Dawn.
Regards Richard
8 Oct 2010 1:39PM
Beautiful portrait - And a Happy Birthday Richard, have fun !

derekhansen 13 210 24 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2010 1:54PM
Happy birthday Richard!
Another lovely portrait. I really like the blue tones of the background.
Sezz 16 619 15 England
8 Oct 2010 2:19PM
She does indeed look very thoughtful, added to the mood with the blue tones in the backround!

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday RIchard Smile

Sarah *
8 Oct 2010 2:32PM
well composed love the light
happy birthday have a good day

Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2010 3:43PM
Happy Birthday..... enjoy the new toy Smile

this is well captured and tells a story

dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2010 3:50PM
Great shot Richard and Happy Birthday Smile

Does the toy end in 'pad' ? If so I'd be keen to know your thoughts as I quite fancy one myself but am trying to justify it and decide upon the model.

Richsr 14 91 223 England
8 Oct 2010 4:02PM
Hi Darren yes it does, will PM you.
Regards Richard
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
8 Oct 2010 4:19PM
Have a great day Richard, emotive image she may not !! Ron.
8 Oct 2010 4:20PM
Another good shot from you Richard.

Have a nice weekend.

A Very Happy Birthday Richard, lucky you with a new toy, I'm known as gadget man to a friend of mine. Just love them.

I see the girl has a lovely straight nose in this one, well done.

soulofharmony 11 22 1 Norfolk Island
8 Oct 2010 5:06PM
This is superb , love the expression captured..!!!

Happy birthday !

Nicola !
8 Oct 2010 5:46PM
I like the comp' here Richard, and that lovely space left of shot, lets those second thoughts flow very nicely. Good title by the way.
Have a great Weekend,

John Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
8 Oct 2010 5:51PM
Another excellent portrait, Richard... and a very Happy Birthday to you, too! Smile
TrevB Smile
Dave_Holdham 12 4 1 Wales
8 Oct 2010 7:51PM
Beautiful image
wyatturp 16 2 England
8 Oct 2010 8:04PM
Gives a feel of the moment, well done
8 Oct 2010 8:17PM
Good image great shot.
Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
8 Oct 2010 9:50PM
Now that is stunning work Richard, wonderfully composed and controlled
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2010 10:21AM
Happy Birthday for yesterday Richard, and hope it was a good one...'playing around'? another great shot with the emotion on her face so well lit
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
9 Oct 2010 10:47AM
Good lighting. Have a great day
andy210966 14 4 119 Wales
9 Oct 2010 1:02PM
Just fantastic Richard!

samlw68 11 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2010 3:13PM
great capture, belated birthday wishes, enjoy your new toy.
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
10 Oct 2010 11:31AM
Beautiful portrait with lovely atmosphere Richard.
10 Oct 2010 1:16PM

Quote:Wonderful detail and colour and the light is just beautiful nice one Wink

I agree, a great shot.
Richsr 14 91 223 England
10 Oct 2010 7:56PM
Many thanks for all your comments and best wishes, everyone, very much appreciated.
Regards Richard
10 Oct 2010 11:23PM
A beauty Richard.
11 Oct 2010 8:05AM
superb photography,great pose by the model,well taken richard.ray
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
11 Oct 2010 8:26AM
great concept Rich
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2010 1:56PM
Really a blue mood. Great story telling image
metro074 11 8 Australia
11 Oct 2010 3:06PM
This is just beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful birthday
markymook 13 6 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2010 6:44PM
Simply stunning image.
danbrann 17 640 17
11 Oct 2010 7:21PM
Sorry I'm late Richard. Happy Birthday and congratulations on producing this fine image. Well done.
Richsr 14 91 223 England
11 Oct 2010 9:10PM
Thanks for all your comments everyone, again very much appreciated.
Regards Richard
phil99 15 45 6 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2010 9:30PM
Belated happy birthday Richard , day after mine .A lovely image but agree slightly with old timer not about the window itself more the dark
area to the side .Beautiful tones though and a top class model for a top class photographer ....Phil
DanielD 11 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2010 7:34AM
Happy Birthday Richard and lovely image, as usual

12 Oct 2010 9:45AM
Superb work as usual Richard and belated Happy Birthday! Smile
Regards from the Emerald Island.
Alan_Coles 15 178 11 Wales
14 Oct 2010 7:49PM
Beautiful study.....the mood comes through well.
15 Oct 2010 9:08AM
This is more than perfect, compliments........
LesF 15 182 9
1 Nov 2010 1:15PM
Works a treat this Richard

Nikola 11 1 India
6 Nov 2010 12:45PM
Something very strong about this image, excellent.
24 Nov 2010 6:52PM
Beautiful shot.

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