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The Ring

By ade_mcfade      
Seems to have been a pretty sucessful shoot on thursday after all - was quite shocked to see that my mug has gained another EC... well done Dave.

His mug got me a HC so I guess that makes me the better looking Smile

This is one I prefer to the last post I put up - there's more to the eyes on this one, that steely look into the smoke ring as he fills his lungs for the 53rd time to get another blob of smoke ready.

Also like the triangular comp of the arm-hand-cigar-eyes.

Make of it what you will, and only an EC will mean that Dave's as good lookin' as me Smile

Was doing a calendar shoot for Bowland Fresh dairies today... bit it's pi$$ing down over there so back to base!

Tags: Mono Cigar Black and white Blue channel Tandberg Flash and lighting

Voters: MickyMc, samsalt1, Cormy and 90 more

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Comments


MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 11:15AM
A really great portrait. Fantastic lighting, great expression and the ring..........
Mavis

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samsalt1 9 34 4
17 Nov 2007 11:18AM
Fantastic ! nuff said

Sam
Cormy 9 3 England
17 Nov 2007 11:19AM
Great portrait again.Nice use of the lighting and the cigar.Cracker.
xinia 11 54
17 Nov 2007 11:26AM
brilliant!
Tandberg Plus
13 1.2k 2 England
17 Nov 2007 11:30AM
dont need any EC to make me better looking than you ade lol..

People like you cause yar cute so thay say anyway..
Your around at a party to up the awae factor

Me i'm there to throw out the yobs
Reliable,mena and moody dave with a soft centre
Dave
meadowman 9 1
17 Nov 2007 11:32AM
deserves another hc,great shot adian

gazSmile
Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
17 Nov 2007 11:33AM
can't fault this, the lighting is spot-on Smile
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
17 Nov 2007 11:34AM
yeah yeah yeah Smile

I usually have an effect on parties, and it's not an "awww" factor...

were there any yobs needing throwng out at Rowardennan? Lots of yobs I know...
Tandberg Plus
13 1.2k 2 England
17 Nov 2007 11:37AM
you were not there so the answers no Wink
jaecat 9 29 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 11:39AM
great shot
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
17 Nov 2007 11:42AM
...fair enough!

:-(
javam Plus
12 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 12:08PM
I think you are going to go one better with this one, an outstanding shot and spot on processing.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
17 Nov 2007 12:12PM
Brilliant.
Tom.
JJ_A 10 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 12:19PM
I like this a lot. Great lighting, well captured.
John
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
17 Nov 2007 12:22PM
brilliant
scott_jessuk 10 249 1 Scotland
17 Nov 2007 12:24PM
Great image again Ade, looks great and a good piece of photography.

Scott
SueTurner 12 81 3 England
17 Nov 2007 12:25PM
yeah like this one .

u know u r gonna get a whole bunch of "non" smokers giving you a lecture now!! LOL
Simon_Palmer 10 759 11 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 12:34PM
Now that is cool. Lovely work from the both of you.
colin 12 697 5 Scotland
17 Nov 2007 12:40PM
Great lighting Ade. Like the way Dave's eye seems to be focussed on the smoke ring. Cool as a mountain stream!
17 Nov 2007 12:41PM
Never could do that, doubt if I will now. We all think you're handsome Ade in a dark sort of way.

All the very best
Dougie
Iain_Proudfoot 10 40 2 Ireland
17 Nov 2007 12:43PM
Great work.
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
17 Nov 2007 12:56PM
ta folks

I've got a shot of a ring inside a ring from the night as well - the rest of the smoke screws it up though, can't see much of the "model"

I am a non-smoker who has an occasional cigar - so PLEASE, no lectures Smile
Tandberg Plus
13 1.2k 2 England
17 Nov 2007 12:58PM
ah well the cactus is making an appearance tomorrow mate..
Fangs alot...
Preview available at a selcted location Wink
Dvae
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
17 Nov 2007 1:12PM
hopefully it doesn't look to much like gay S+M!

PM the location Smile
peely 10 13 England
17 Nov 2007 1:21PM
Great shot,iam sure i can see the devils face in the smoke ring,( ex smoker)
Peely
Possum 10 148 England
17 Nov 2007 3:49PM
Excellent shot with fantastic lighting - and a practised smoke ring if ever I saw one!
Allie
kaybee 12 4.9k 25 Scotland
17 Nov 2007 3:49PM
I could make comments about Daves' ring and puffs..................but I wont
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
17 Nov 2007 4:17PM
wow! Now this IS COOL!

Jouko
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3558 Canada
17 Nov 2007 6:35PM
Well done.

W
TeresaH 11 1.1k United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 7:21PM
Class Smile
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
17 Nov 2007 8:18PM

Quote:People like you cause yar cute


That'd be me then!! Wink
Scrub all soft and pink, Mr Wilson, you can't fool me!! Wink

Prefer the close-ups - - guess you weren't brave enough to title it Dave's Rings . . . . .

(the one on his little finger and the smoke one, of course!!)

Fran x
jakabout 12 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 8:43PM

Quote:People like you cause yar cute


LOL! Ahem. Yeah, tis true - softy he is.

Nicely done Ade - made him look scary Wink
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
17 Nov 2007 8:51PM
it's not hard Judi! he has a naturally menacing pose! makes a good shot too.
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
17 Nov 2007 9:43PM
....just read Fran's contribution...

the reailty and the photo are very very different!

Smile
jakabout 12 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 9:49PM
Well done Ade Smile
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
17 Nov 2007 9:54PM
ta Judi

Ta Pete - glad you like it!

First shot I edited from the shoot - with dave sat watching oddly enough.

Can;'t condone smoking to anyone, but they make good shots if you can get the lighting right.

May have a few more yet....
javam Plus
12 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 10:01PM
thought so! congrats on the ec.

Neil
PeteWilliamson 11 545 2 Isle of Man
17 Nov 2007 10:18PM
Great tones...

Whats the light set up?

Click

Pete
RogBrown 9 3.1k 10 England
17 Nov 2007 10:21PM
Great shot. Great lighting. Great skin tones & texture. Surprised he managed to get the cigar back in his mouth before the smoke ring had drifted out of shot. Were they really in the same shot?
Good to see a fellow smoker. Pipeman myself.
Rog
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
17 Nov 2007 10:21PM
softbox to the left - about 12 inches from Dave and brolly to the right a long way off just filling in a bit

very similar to me last one and dave's shot of me... oddly enough!

we;re lazy
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
17 Nov 2007 10:26PM
no surprise....Smile
17 Nov 2007 10:49PM
Superb mono, well done lad

Colin
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
17 Nov 2007 10:56PM
Ta Rog - it's a skill that either Dave has with cigars, or I have with PS that made this possible...

you get the perfect pose for a shot - but maybe the surroundings are wrong. with these mono backdrops you can modify things to your advantage. Smile
PeteWilliamson 11 545 2 Isle of Man
17 Nov 2007 11:14PM
arr yes.. so it is... had to look though. Wink

Pete
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
17 Nov 2007 11:23PM
if it ain't broke, don't fix it Smile

had red and green gels on the flashes earlier... that was just wierd

the greens worked well on daves head though
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
17 Nov 2007 11:30PM
Well done mate, shame about the subject Wink ... but a great exposure and take all the same!!!

Paul

Congrats on the award too.
Tandberg Plus
13 1.2k 2 England
18 Nov 2007 11:50AM
well i am good looking enough for it then lol
Dave



Wel done mate
User_Removed 9 485 13 England
18 Nov 2007 12:50PM
Well done on the EC Ade

Regards
Dave
chris-p Plus
11 65 England
18 Nov 2007 8:53PM
Congrats...
_Helena_ 9 596 1 United States
19 Nov 2007 4:18AM
you two have outdone yourselves.. i saw dave's first and i'm not sure whose i prefer.. both great!!
19 Nov 2007 1:20PM
Superb tones and lighting. Well done
GregorP 11 4 Slovenia
4 Dec 2007 6:59PM
Fantastic shot! Congrats on RC & EC awards.

Gregor
HowardA 9 231
9 Dec 2007 2:15PM
Ace work - congrats.
Howard
NEWMANP Plus
8 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2008 4:41PM
excellent lighting and the rings fab
starliz 12 1.6k 3 England
22 May 2008 11:11PM
excellent portrait mind you on a critique not I would have cloned that tiny white speck out on his hand and the one above his right eyebrow Smile



yes I am nitpicking lol
Hoops 8 10 Thailand
2 Jun 2008 4:41PM
ohh i like this.

Excellent.

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