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trial of hope

By Milla
Hello everyone,
Finally got something I want to upload here Smile
Just a simple image, taken yesterday at my window. Been waiting for my new lenses to arrive and it was driving me crazy, so I've done a little session with the old one. And as soon as I've finished, the new shiny toys got here, yay, pretty much excited about this! \o/

I know this shot is full of faults, detail in shadows is poor and the focus is risky, and of course the model is nothing like these beauties you can see on the site lol, but I still quite like this as it is.
Have a great weekend, people.

P.S. Once again thanks for your enthusiastic and encouraging response on my last upload, damn you have really made my week Smile

Tags: Portrait Woman General Self portrait Digitally manipulated Available light Portraits and people Milla Marshall amp Trial of hope

Voters: dathersmith, ringyneck, JohnH37 and 42 more

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JohnH37 15 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 4:50PM
Great image and title.Like version 2 best,feels more atmospheric.
kitsch 15 439 4 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 4:55PM
it's a great SP and i love the colours & processing Milla Smile

Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 5:09PM
Cheers you two and the rest who have clicked Smile
I tend to think it suits mono better, but I'm not pleased enough with my conversion.
Oh, and about the title... it's my second trial, first one I've passed couple of weeks ago..
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
25 Jul 2008 5:25PM
Love your work and this is great.Love the light and mood.
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
25 Jul 2008 5:28PM
I think I prefer the mono one. Very original in its idea and presentation. That's what I admire about your work.
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
25 Jul 2008 5:47PM
love the colour version...
imander 14 388 7 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 6:21PM
cant make up my mind which version, so it will have to be both Smile, nicely done, hope you are enjoying the new toys?
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 7:05PM
Yes Ian, I really do, was all excited about it almost whole week and y-day was happy like a child =) Already made myself a homemade silver reflector and am really pleased how much does it helps, hopefully will take some decent shots to show you with both, the new lens and the reflector. Smile

Thank you for the comments, as always much appreciated. Should catch ya all up tonite.
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 7:05PM
d'oh, double post!

Is it just me or the site performs awfully bad today?
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
25 Jul 2008 7:56PM
Excellent work Milla. Like both versions. Bravo!
exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 8:27PM
I really like both versions Milla the Mono tones are lovely and I like the colour version also,A lovely composition light pose and detail
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
25 Jul 2008 9:34PM
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

I think V2 for me Milla .... it just has a subtlety and cohesion that I think the colour version lacks.

Hey you .... but that's my son's amp. Thief Wink
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
25 Jul 2008 9:36PM
great mood
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 9:43PM
Lol Dave, told you I've got one in my living room. Smile Actually makes a quite cool prop, doesn't it?

Thanks all, much appreciated. Off now, back later tonight.
Strobe 14 1.3k United States
25 Jul 2008 10:05PM
Fantastic colours in V1, I think it goes well with the amp you are sitting on, gives the image an Indie feel
backbeat Plus
15 134 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 10:10PM
you're too hard on yourself Milla...the lighting is great, and i like the cross processing (if thats what it is) very much..

nice amp as well!

tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 11:49PM
Great image Milla; I'm not quite convinced by the sunglasses taken from this angle which is probably mainly personal preference; but I love the lighting and the pose perfectly conveys the mood with you sat waiting for a delivery to arrive.
DaveGu 14 1 1 England
26 Jul 2008 5:18AM
Looks good to me. Like the lighting (as usual) pose, props and the model doesn't look too bad (lol).

Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2008 8:02AM
Now, that's a real compliment when heard from you, thanks, Marc Smile

Heh, cheers Phil =) Got these colours mostly by playing with channel mixer, levels/curves, and adding some diffuse glow, but apparently they work as intended.

Tim, you're right about the sunglasses, haven't noticed this earlier, but they look wierd because they're HUGE, lol.
Thanks, people (and lol Dave! Smile)
JONTHELENS 14 34 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2008 1:54PM
V1 for me Milla.

imagio 15 12 1 England
26 Jul 2008 8:26PM
Both are superb can't separate them Milla

Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
27 Jul 2008 11:51PM
I like both of these Milla, I agree you are too hard on yourself tonight Smile

MDaniel 15 3 3 Ghana
28 Jul 2008 11:28AM
Have an RC from me. Like the muted tones of this shot.
User_Removed 17 16 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 9:37AM
the processing has given this a really different feel. great SP

Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2008 3:37AM
Uh, just noticed, thanks Pete, didn't expect this.
Must confess I was already considering taking this down, lol.

Thanks a bunch for your time and comments everyone, greatly appreciated.
8 Aug 2008 9:39AM
Both are very good ...the pose is excellent

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