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johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
17 May 2011 8:39AM
Tremendous shot Richard, really very well lit, spot on placement, good and sharp, a really good image.

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17 May 2011 8:45AM
Cracking location Richard.
barmymarny 7 1 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2011 8:54AM
Brilliant. Fabulous image and light.
Well done on the Award Richard.

Marilyn x
Richsr 10 91 223 England
17 May 2011 8:58AM
Thanks for your comments Johnny, Dave and Marilyn
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2011 8:58AM
brilliant detail and light wonderful colours love the location a stunner nice one Wink
Grampy 8 507 71 England
17 May 2011 9:01AM
Another winner, the lamp through her arm is an eye catcher.
DavidWebb 10 3 England
17 May 2011 9:29AM
Wonderul lighting - beautiful image
BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
17 May 2011 9:43AM
Interesting shot, Richard.

But....Smile (there's always a "but" ...)
It has your hallmark technical excellence, of course, however I think that the lighting is really not working in this shot. Considering the other comments above, I'm probably going to be the only one who thinks this!

Although well lit, it feels to me rather too well lit actually, and you haven't made the most of the location.
If the shot was for Kate's portfolio it works fine and displays her "model-ness" quite beautifully (she is, after all a very beautiful girl).
If, however, this wasn't shot for her pf, then I think you could have used a much more dramatic lighting set-up.
Personally I feel that this location really lends itself to a much darker, low-key treatment and much less light on her, with perhaps just her face and torso being perfectly lit and making more use of shadows, which, along with the shallow depth of field you've used, would bring more dynamism and mystery to this image. As it is, I feel it is rather static and lacking any drama or emotion. And it is underground, after all!
It is, needless to say, a prime candidate for mono, too, given the grittiness of the location.

My apologies if this sounds negative, merely my opinion which I hope is food for thought!



Click for the technical excellence, in any event! Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
17 May 2011 10:13AM
Beautifully captured Richard, the only distraction in my mind is the light by her hair
takes the eye there first, but a great shot and another well thought out image
17 May 2011 10:33AM
Quite a setting love the light and the lamp through her arm is a nice touch GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin she is pretty damn doos as well TongueTongueTongue
Richsr 10 91 223 England
17 May 2011 10:45AM
Hi Bill thanks for your comments and I don't take them as negative.
Do agree that for another type of shot the lighting could have been darker and different, but for this one which was about the cloths so need to brighter light in MHO.
Thanks to all for your comments and feedback.
Regards Richard
BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
17 May 2011 10:55AM
Ah....thought so!
All is clear now, if you'll excuse the pun! Smile

It did feel to me that it was a "product" shot rather than an "arty" one!


dathersmith 10 558 12 England
17 May 2011 12:09PM
More fine work Richard.

derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
17 May 2011 1:01PM
A fine product shot Richard, my only negative is that her arms look a little awkward which makes the pose look a little 'tense'. Otherwise superb.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
17 May 2011 1:03PM
This is technically wonderful Rich, as Bill has mentioned, well lit and showing off the model to perfection. I agree with Bill's comment about a "moody" shot taken there as well, it's a shame you never had the time to do so!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
17 May 2011 2:24PM
I like the low pov and then with her high heels she has the most lovely long legs. Great light and great image........Sandy
LesF 11 182 9
17 May 2011 3:25PM
Super shot knowing the conditions down there

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
17 May 2011 5:02PM
Another cracking portrait, Richard Smile
Trev Smile
Sue_R Plus
11 11 6 United Kingdom
17 May 2011 5:51PM
Classy image. Hope you enjoyed your break despite the weather.

Sue Smile
17 May 2011 5:59PM
Interesting location for this shoot Richard, and so very well taken. A very Pro' shot if I may say so.

John Smile
Richsr 10 91 223 England
17 May 2011 6:20PM
Thanks for all your comments everyone, very much appreciated.
Sue enjoyed the break but did get an good images, the majority of times I got the camera out it threw it down.
Regards Richard
Beautiful model, beautifully posed and an interesting location all make this a superb shot.
soulofharmony 7 22 1 Norfolk Island
17 May 2011 8:24PM
Absolutely stunning work

Nikki !
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
17 May 2011 8:32PM
Another great one, the imaculate dress works well in this surroundings,
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
17 May 2011 9:30PM
your model doesnt look very happy but perhaps thats purposeful considering it was to show off the clothes - a good shot as always
17 May 2011 10:12PM
I think that you've certainly achieved what you set out to do, Richard. Very impressive shot.
I'm caught by the light through the girls arm and it pulls my concentration away from the otherwise lovely image Richard. Maybe if the light was knocked back a little? Congratulations on yesterdays HC.

Richsr 10 91 223 England
18 May 2011 10:58AM
Thanks for the comment Dougie, will have a look at that.
Regards Richard

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