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By ade_mcfade      
this is another of the shots selected by Courtney for her portfolio - it's more of a classic model shot than the stuff I do i guess.

Very simple really - one light with a mini beauty dish on it - highish up to the left of her.

I was a long way off and down some steps with the 70-200, so the background blurred nicely. then I made it very dark Smile

As I've been very pro this new voting system, I've uploaded it in that gallery.

If you have time and do give it a negative mark, let us now why so I can learn for next time

Tags: Model Leeds Portraits and people Flash and lighting Courtney Granary wharf Below the train station

Voters: John_Wannop, Angi_Wallace, tony64 and 48 more

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sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
17 May 2010 6:33PM
Not entirely sure about the creasing of the top just above the belt, but not enough to vote this one down Wink

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whipspeed 12 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
17 May 2010 6:44PM
She stands out very well from the background, again if I had to nit pick I would maybe have got her to smooth out the top, but it doesn't detract from a good image.
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
17 May 2010 6:55PM
I was too far away to see the top to be honest - was about 20-30 meters once I'd got down the steps.
whipspeed 12 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
17 May 2010 6:57PM
Bring down the steps has made this a good one as it gives her added height and leg length as well.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
17 May 2010 7:05PM
Confidence, Ade. Ron.
Chrism8 9 820 16 England
17 May 2010 7:33PM
Nothing negative from me, works very well,

Anthony 15 5.6k 17 Scotland
17 May 2010 8:04PM
i think this is one of the best of the series Ade, very well done.

18 May 2010 5:40AM
Nice Shot
johnnyboy114 8 231 106 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 7:58AM
I love this. Nicely lit, the DOF makes her stand out, really cracking image Ade. Definitely going up....
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
18 May 2010 6:42PM
ha ha - just got 2 negative marks there Smile

no explanation

was up to 32 at one point
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
18 May 2010 7:50PM
back to 30 again!

this is rather amusing really
18 May 2010 8:43PM
by far one of the better ones. shows that use of textures are a bit of a shame if the environment/bg looks great already. And here, with that metal what's it called on the side combined with the appealing dof it really works. not sure what you did different lighting-wise, but it works much better than in some of the previous shots where the different effect the lighting had on upper body and legs were a bit of an annoyance. And as mentioned, that slightly upward angle really helps a lot too.
19 May 2010 10:51PM
How on earth could anyone vote this image with a minus vote? Quite ridiculous. Are you still pro the system? Up vote from me.
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
20 May 2010 10:28AM

Quote:How on earth could anyone vote this image with a minus vote? Quite ridiculous. Are you still pro the system? Up vote from me.

Well I'm pro the experimental BETA test - but I'm not over the moon at people giving it a negarive vote with no explanation

At least when I gave a few shots a -1 I gave a paragraph on how to improve the shot
KevSB 12 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
20 May 2010 8:30PM
Not something that makes me stop normally as I find it hard to judge a good one from a bad(Quality outstanding that is) in this genree, Not sure wheat made me look twice .
The pose and dominant top colour I believe. My apology if this isn't helpful but thats was what i thought when i passed through, the fact is I like it

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