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By ade_mcfade      
A repost...

I'd put a softer shot up of Dave (it'll bne in the mods soon) earlier and my mate Dougie suggested a darker, more brooding shot would be better.

So I went back to the TIFF and had a play, came up with this darker version - more in keeping with the mood of the shot maybe?

Anway - it's a make shipft snoot on the left, reflector as background and dave just looking down - not really regretting anything except letting me take his portrait again!

Cheers to the people who posted comments before - hope you understand why I re-posted this

Dougie - cheers for the tip mate, put your shot in the mods if you get chance to illustrate your point



Tags: Portrait Close up White background Tandberg Portraits and people Flash and lighting Directional light

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backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2007 5:39PM
fabulous sharpness on this..


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sybilla 13 258
21 Dec 2007 5:43PM
Love this
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
21 Dec 2007 5:44PM
much prefer the color version.
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
21 Dec 2007 5:50PM
Both very good indeed. Hard to choose. No - impossible to choose, as they both have qualities I like.

Just goes to show how differently things can be done.
Top class stuff Ade.

Merry Xmas, Goggz
Steve Cribbin 14 49 10 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2007 5:54PM
I really like this image Ade, particularly the gritty colour version. The lack of eye contact seems to add a whole extra dimension to this portrait - hence the title. Excellent work.

21 Dec 2007 5:58PM
Very good indeed this one
The inclusion of the extra shadow on the right has lifted this as well. This has become very much better, more feeling I think. Well done Ade it's good to rethink and not just cuff advice aside, I've seen that so often.

Man congratulations to both of you for the dedication and time consuming experimentation, it shows in your work, both of you.

All the very best enjoy the Festive Cheer,
proz 13 205 United States
21 Dec 2007 6:09PM
way good shot, I see deep regret in this face!
Draig37 10 252 Wales
21 Dec 2007 6:57PM
colour version shows more emotion for me
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
21 Dec 2007 7:08PM
Far better for me Ade, I saw the mono version and thought it looked a little 'flat' and lacking in a little contrast and punch, this however has all the right ingredients ... yes, even the subject Wink Worthy of an accolade from up high too methinks!!!

Have a great time over the festivities and I'll see you in the New Year!!!

Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2007 8:00PM
No doubt in my mind, the darker version is my favourite.

MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
21 Dec 2007 8:48PM
Regrets - - I've had a few - - - -

but then I say, not in a shy way - - -

Oh No, much more than that - - - - Wink


Have a gr8 Christmas, Ade - - we WILL get to meet up in 2008 Smile

Fran xxx
That is a fantastic image. quality is very good and the emotion is very convincing.
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
21 Dec 2007 9:00PM
looks like he's been on the town again Smile
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3849 Canada
21 Dec 2007 9:41PM
Outstanding shot.

Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
21 Dec 2007 10:51PM
The colour version gives the contrast and skin tones. Well done Ade

ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
22 Dec 2007 1:18AM
cheers folks

Always godda make Dave look dark and brooding I think - the soft look just doens't work !

cheers Dougie - I'll listen to your wisdom any time and take it on board, anyone who's spent a life taking photos and made a living from it gets my ear and respect, it's what I wanna do Smile

Was hoping to see you at Ade's studio do Fran - sort something out soon then. In lancs over Xmas, but probably very little internet access.

Merry xmas all
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
22 Dec 2007 1:47AM
Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
22 Dec 2007 10:51AM
yep, it's better Smile
scott_jessuk 12 249 1 Scotland
22 Dec 2007 6:33PM
very good Ade, great differences.

RogBrown 11 3.1k 10 England
22 Dec 2007 9:59PM
Nice, but don't like the deep shadow in the eye socket which is not so pronounced in the mono version.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
22 Dec 2007 11:23PM

Quote:Worthy of an accolade from up high too methinks!!!

... I have wisdom beyond my years Wink
Possum 11 148 England
23 Dec 2007 5:29AM
The colour version has so much more impact, and I love all the shadows that really highlight all the detail in the lit areas. Well done on your EC.
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2007 4:15PM
fantastic lift from the shadows to high (almost) high key! , have a goodun mate

ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
23 Dec 2007 6:45PM
Wow - Dave's gonna have a really big head now you know Pete, 2 EC's with his mug on them!

Cheers - a lovely Xmas present and one that money can't buy... apparently Smile

kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
24 Dec 2007 12:51PM
great shot of the man have a Merry Christmas
sherlob Plus
12 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2007 7:42PM
Fantastic texture from brilliant lighting. I like the crop too. The model has the look of Kevin Spacey. Congrats on the EC Ade - well deserved.

javam 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2007 9:35PM
Congrats on the EC, a very effective shot of Dave. I like crop and the shadow is very well used.

Good to see some colour portraits from you, not that I am not a fan of the B&W ones, but good to see something different and perhaps more honest than a blue channel conversion.
mikeweeks 13 973 3 England
31 Dec 2007 8:57PM
Personally I am a great fan of B&W portraiture but in this instance the colour version is IMHO a far better image, strong and with feeling.

ashley 14 167 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2008 3:52AM
nice side lighting & the high contrast in the colour version works well.

the loss of detail on the right adds to the shot

shortski 11 3 1 England
10 Jan 2008 6:57PM
Superb portrait...jojo
starliz 13 1.6k 3 England
22 May 2008 11:06PM
colour version for me,not to sure about right eye area not that I feel I need to see any eye detail just a little less shadow but hey what do I know Smile its a brill portrait.
Foxfire 13 322 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2008 10:04PM
I just say ditto to the comments above, Superb great shot. Prefer the colour to the B&W, just a personal pref.

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