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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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MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 11:15AM
A really great portrait. Fantastic lighting, great expression and the ring..........

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

Cormy 10 3 England
17 Nov 2007 11:19AM
Great portrait again.Nice use of the lighting and the cigar.Cracker.
xinia 13 54
17 Nov 2007 11:26AM
Tandberg 15 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
meadowman 11 1
17 Nov 2007 11:32AM
deserves another hc,great shot adian

Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
17 Nov 2007 11:33AM
can't fault this, the lighting is spot-on Smile
ade_mcfade 14 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 15 1.2k 2 England
17 Nov 2007 11:37AM
you were not there so the answers no Wink
jaecat 10 29 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 11:39AM
great shot
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
17 Nov 2007 11:42AM
...fair enough!

javam 13 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 11 2.3k 9 Wales
17 Nov 2007 12:12PM
JJ_A 11 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 12:19PM
I like this a lot. Great lighting, well captured.
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
17 Nov 2007 12:22PM
scott_jessuk 12 249 1 Scotland
17 Nov 2007 12:24PM
Great image again Ade, looks great and a good piece of photography.

SueTurner 13 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 11 759 11 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 12:34PM
Now that is cool. Lovely work from the both of you.
colin 13 697 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
Iain_Proudfoot 11 40 2 Ireland
17 Nov 2007 12:43PM
Great work.
ade_mcfade 14 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 15 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
ade_mcfade 14 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 11 13 England
17 Nov 2007 1:21PM
Great shot,iam sure i can see the devils face in the smoke ring,( ex smoker)
Possum 11 148 England
17 Nov 2007 3:49PM
Excellent shot with fantastic lighting - and a practised smoke ring if ever I saw one!
kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
17 Nov 2007 3:49PM
I could make comments about Daves' ring and puffs..................but I wont
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
17 Nov 2007 4:17PM
wow! Now this IS COOL!

banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3892 Canada
17 Nov 2007 6:35PM
Well done.

TeresaH 13 1.1k United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 7:21PM
Class Smile
MrsS 11 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 13 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 14 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 14 15.2k 216 England
17 Nov 2007 9:43PM
....just read Fran's contribution...

the reailty and the photo are very very different!

jakabout 13 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 9:49PM
Well done Ade Smile
ade_mcfade 14 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 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 10:01PM
thought so! congrats on the ec.

PeteWilliamson 12 545 2 Isle of Man
17 Nov 2007 10:18PM
Great tones...

Whats the light set up?


RogBrown 11 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.
ade_mcfade 14 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 12 13.4k 28 Wales
17 Nov 2007 10:26PM
no surprise....Smile
17 Nov 2007 10:49PM
Superb mono, well done lad

ade_mcfade 14 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 12 545 2 Isle of Man
17 Nov 2007 11:14PM
arr yes.. so it is... had to look though. Wink

ade_mcfade 14 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 14 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!!!


Congrats on the award too.
Tandberg 15 1.2k 2 England
18 Nov 2007 11:50AM
well i am good looking enough for it then lol

Wel done mate
User_Removed 11 485 13 England
18 Nov 2007 12:50PM
Well done on the EC Ade

chris-p Plus
12 67 England
18 Nov 2007 8:53PM
_Helena_ 11 596 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 13 4 Slovenia
4 Dec 2007 6:59PM
Fantastic shot! Congrats on RC & EC awards.

HowardA 11 231
9 Dec 2007 2:15PM
Ace work - congrats.
NEWMANP 10 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2008 4:41PM
excellent lighting and the rings fab
starliz 14 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 10 10 Thailand
2 Jun 2008 4:41PM
ohh i like this.


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