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The Eyes Have It.

By Tooma
I was reminded of this shot, one of a series from 2015 - wow, amazed it was so long ago - by a comment on a recently uploaded shot from Dave/bluesandtwos, where he said in part, "the ayes have it". Thanks, Dave; for you inspired me with my shot selection, and title.

Yes, this is Mo. It was a tricky one because the light was on the harsh side which made the hands a problem, but I think I have them reasonably balanced with the face now. I would have been better taking at least two shots for a merge; easy on hindsight, but I was in the groove, you know, jumping about, pointing, directing, watch the birdie, click, a classic rock track playing, It's All Right Now, click, Mo moving, go low, look up, eyes slightly down, to the left, wth kind of pose is that sister, now give me eyes, click. Smile You get the picture.

Tags: Mono Black and white Portraits and people Mo

Voters: djh698, taggart, mogobiker and 36 more



taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
16 Apr 2019 2:02AM
She stares, peering out from her hair

and you don't even notice the hands--
12 6.1k 130 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2019 6:54AM
A very pleasing well worked portrait with excellent clarity and monochromatic tones.
PhilT2 Plus
13 619 35 England
16 Apr 2019 9:50AM
A very good portrait Tom. The hands to my mind balance the image and give character to the portrait. Although prominent, you are always drawn back to the compelling and hypnotic eyes.
I would wager that you never win any arguments with Mo Wink
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
16 Apr 2019 9:53AM
Superb mono portrait Tom , none the less aided by the beautiful subject. Smile
16 Apr 2019 10:22AM
I'm with the above; as Phil says the hands have a balancing effect both structurally and in terms of their lightness. The additional framing provided by the hair and hood works superbly. SmileSmileSmile
16 Apr 2019 10:49AM
Yes, Eyes do!
mac Plus
21 15 Scotland
16 Apr 2019 11:51AM
I always remember a well known portrait photographer at the camera club stating "the hardest things to include in a portrait is the hands without them appearing as a bunch of bananas" In this case you have managed to include them and they actually add to the overall effect in helping to point attention to the face.
leo_nid 6 12
16 Apr 2019 7:00PM
17 Apr 2019 12:13AM
I like the intense gaze it holds you in position for quite a while.


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