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Wendles Lurking in the Shadows

By ChiliMan
This picture was taken later on on the same couch.

For the previous pic, the window was on my right. For this pic, Wendy and I had switched places and she was on the other end of the couch.

The sun came in much stronger and half her face was shrouded in shadow. AWESOME lighting, I thought, so I grabbed my camera.

Treatment-wise, I cropped, resized, flipped to greyscale, nudged shadow up 40%, then sharpened.

Also, way in the background sat a radiator diagonally half lit and half in shadow. In the shot, it stuck out the right side (i.e., left side of pic) of Wendy's neck like some external gills. Since I didn't fancy transforming Wendy into an amphibian this week, I airbrushed out the radiator.


Tags: Mono Portrait Black and white Blackwhite Best friend Non-amphibian Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: ESP, CecilyC, Joline and 12 more

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RobinF 13 83 1 England
29 Nov 2006 10:17AM
Or you could have left it in and re-titled the picture 'Lady with radiator' Probably have got you the Turner Prize Andrew! But seriously, this is a fine portrait and I love the half in shadow effect. Great Work! - kind regards Robin

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ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
29 Nov 2006 10:22AM
Thanks, Robin!!

You wanna know something? I was soooooo tempted to leave the radiator in 'cos it was in good focus once I'd sharpened the pic (for some odd reason) and it had these really cool shadows in its flutes!

Might engage in evolutionary morphed shots at some point. But I think I'll leave poor Wendy alone for now Smile

KKmoments 13 12 1 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2006 10:48AM
This is soooo good... I think this is my favourite.... mainly because its so different... the lighting is superb and those shadows add an interesting dimension to the whole image.... well done
Karen Smile
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
29 Nov 2006 10:50AM
Thank you!! This is my favourite too - photographically - 'cos there's something so stark about it...
chrissd 14 304 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2006 1:07PM
this is a fantastic image, a real class shot, well done
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
29 Nov 2006 2:02PM
Well done, Andrew---think this is my favorite-- love her expression and the fine details !

Joline Plus
13 30 56 United States
29 Nov 2006 2:04PM
This is my favorite. So yin/yang. Excellent use of light.
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
29 Nov 2006 2:22PM
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
29 Nov 2006 2:31PM
Thanks, you allSmile

And yin/yang! Never looked at it that way!! Coo-erl.

BillS 14 27 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2006 3:50PM
It's very effective ! Bill
thorn 15 124 2 Scotland
29 Nov 2006 5:03PM
Hi Andrew,this one is my favourite so far,i love the extreme contrast,yin yang a Ollie says,lighting,exposure and presentation.Perfect composition.Take care.AnnSmile
ESP 13 26 England
29 Nov 2006 7:48PM
I agree with the general feelings towards this picture..not as personal as the others ...but a great / more arty picture never the less !
DolphinLady 14 54 1 Wales
29 Nov 2006 8:32PM
The best one.
trissie 13 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2006 9:47PM
Excellent lighting Andrew, and lovely presentation.

Trish x
joseph 14 England
29 Nov 2006 10:19PM
CecilyC 14
30 Nov 2006 3:07PM
woah! so many new uploads! Im afraid i can't comment them all today.. anyway, this shot is very cool! really like what you've done with the light and it's very effective in b&w!


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