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By AdrenalineJunky  
ok, so this is my very first attempt at a non-abstract portrait. I spent about an hour editing out busy background, messing with the lighting and adding a bit of noise. I like what I've come up with and I hope you guys will, also. It's not GREAT, but what the heck. I'm a rookie at this!

Tags: Black and white Digitally manipulated Meet donovan Portraits and people

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User_Removed 13 825 Lithuania
6 Oct 2006 4:59AM
your going the right way kid!

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Zorrito 11
6 Oct 2006 5:11AM

I think it is very well done, the expression is very real to me. May I advise (?) , try to get the knee and your left hand, right arm out of the picture. move them to the b/g .Because of the perspective they seem very large and therefore they distract from your facial expression.

AnnaBanana 11 119 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2006 5:45AM
Great work Robyn.... love the tones!

Anna x
Thanks guys! Wolf, thanks for your ideas. I was kind of just messing around with this one...I convinced my buddy to be my dummy for a few shots. I'll have to get him to come back so I can try again.... Smile
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2006 7:36AM
Would have been nice if you could have lessened the light on the face a bit, apart from that I like it.

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
6 Oct 2006 8:04AM
Lovely shot Robyn.Very creative again.
You are always willing to try something new.
BillS 12 27 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2006 9:40AM
Interesting ! Like the lighting and mood. Bill
iajacks 12 24 England
6 Oct 2006 12:32PM
altho its your first go it as a interesting edginess to it and you technequie with improve over time, stick with it a you will go far!

thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
6 Oct 2006 3:38PM
Hi Robyn,if you want to fix what wolf has said,draw yourself in a shawl of some type with a Robyn design covering the hand etc and it will be just perfect with the perspective and scale.Looks like your going to be great at portraits too.Take care.AnnSmile
uggyy 12 2.1k 9 Scotland
6 Oct 2006 3:56PM
Agree with Wolf, not my area of expertise but I like it non the less.

RoddBC 12 40 United States
6 Oct 2006 4:38PM
Nice job rookie!

phototime 12 8 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2006 9:31PM
Another excellent image with great lighting and lovely pose,great shot here.

aww thanks for the support everybody! :o)
Jasbe 12 116 England
7 Oct 2006 8:49AM
You've done a great job, very professional looking portrait.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
7 Oct 2006 11:08AM
I like the mood and effects here. For a first attempt, darn good!
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
7 Oct 2006 1:50PM
Great lighting and capture of the momment.

sunshot 13 24 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2006 12:53PM
EXCELLENT work robyn, this deserves a lot more clicks, well done.


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