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leedsgh 12 496 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 8:37AM
Outstanding this one K.

The daring crop works a treat.

She looks so mature here too!

Well done. I dont think there's anything wrong with the lighting, theres enough detail to tell the story even though some may comment that her face appears a little 'washed out'.

I love it.

Great hair stylist too! Was that your handywork?!


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steffilewis 12 179 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 8:38AM
I think that the lightness of the face contrasts nicely with the hair, so I don't see anything wrong with it. thats a really dangerous crop K! Well done *click*
philjoel 13 26 1
26 Oct 2004 8:39AM
This is great (again!! yawn! ;]). I love the composition - really very professional. Also, I don't think there is anything wrong with the lighting at all. How old is she now?! Surely she's growing up faster than normal time!

Another one to be proud of IMHO.
26 Oct 2004 8:39AM
Excellent! the hair really makes this portrait for me.
bytorphoto 12 37 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 8:41AM
Personally, I think this is exceptional. She has incredible hair, great face and focus on the camera. She is a beautiful young woman and I can't fault the shot. I love the look, the lighting and the strong contrasts. So even if it wasn't what you intended, you've got another great shot again!! Clicked, of course. Keep them coming.
Daisy_intheMill 12 145 1 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 8:51AM
She looks more grown up each time we see her. I like the contrast of this shot and her hair and crop great.
Pete Plus
15 18.8k 96 England
26 Oct 2004 8:51AM
You've turned her into a rock chic! Get her on singing lessons now!!! Oh yes, the photography,...not bad... lol. I like the adventurous off centre crop. The contrast is a bit harsh.
sacha 12
26 Oct 2004 8:51AM
I agree with all of the above. Love the feel of the lights.
eafy 12 9 Australia
26 Oct 2004 8:52AM
Like it
26 Oct 2004 9:03AM
Goodness me! Thanks everyone. Gav yes my handywork and washed out was the effect I wanted, Jude she is 8 now although going on 27 at times Wink. If anyone wants to see what I based this on look HERE but because it didnt work quite as I'd hoped I went for a more contrasting, harder edged image.
shane 12 7 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 9:03AM

This is stunning
I love it, total quality
26 Oct 2004 9:05AM
Looks good to me as is
26 Oct 2004 9:07AM
Like Shane said, don't touch it, K. Click

sebough 12 10 Cyprus
26 Oct 2004 9:09AM
I like the relaxed look.Nice work
johnjohn01 14 58 England
26 Oct 2004 9:13AM
Great crop, lighting a tad too harsh for me but otherwise it's exceedingly good.
bikemad 12 87
26 Oct 2004 9:24AM
Love it-its brilliant just as it is.My god doesnt she look grown up!!!!!Beautiful girl.Doesnt she look like you!!!!click
bole 12
26 Oct 2004 9:50AM
excellent photo.
mattmatic 12 598
26 Oct 2004 10:18AM
Yes, yes, yes.
Very, very cool.
Stood out a mile from the thumbnail. Well done!
Matt :click:
mattmatic 12 598
26 Oct 2004 10:19AM
Oh yeah, and I like it contrasty Wink
suleesia 12 176 Malaysia
26 Oct 2004 10:20AM
Won't want it any other way! Beautiful piece of work.
inkarts Plus
12 61 2
26 Oct 2004 10:26AM
K this is very fine work, as for the hardness or softness it depends on what one is saying though the image thats my view. To me it says assertive but held back. Well done. john
bigheart. 12 9 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 11:21AM
its a great Portrait,
works really well

croberts 12 2.2k 8 Ireland
26 Oct 2004 11:27AM
oops. missed this one. what a crackin' portrait. really like everything about this. clicked

junglecat 12 12
26 Oct 2004 11:33AM
Love the lighting on the hair. great portrait.
martinduke 12 37 England
26 Oct 2004 11:54AM
Great portrait, love the expression and angle of the camera. A little high on contrast for me IMHO.
Nice work
26 Oct 2004 12:04PM
This is a great crop, don't know exactly what you were looking to achieve with this one, but as it stands, it works for me (she certainly doesn't look eight!)
Very nice work.
paulstefan 12 509 1 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 12:11PM
Super shot - lighting and composition are perfect for me...
I'm honoured to be next to it in the gallery
iscramble 13 90 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 12:25PM
Fabulous K. I think the lighting works very well indeed. Nothing more to add except great work.
jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 12:26PM
This to me is such a fabulous shot K,looks excellent in b&w,superb as always*click*
This is simply superb. Your best shot yet I think. Wonderful. Get it up on a wall quick.
icafe 13 19 Canada
26 Oct 2004 1:02PM
A very effective composition and lighting that capture the mood very well. It's hard to believe that this is an 8-year old, yet her pose is very mature and professional. Click.
magda_indigo 13 418 England
26 Oct 2004 1:18PM
it creates a different effect, depends what you were after, click (*:*)
rnixon 12 180
26 Oct 2004 1:30PM
I don't think there's anyting wrong with this at all.

We have a model competition coming up at our club, and I would love to enter something like this, even though I know the judge will reject out out of hand because its not against one of those mottled backgrounds, and theres a lot of "wasted space" on the right. In other words it's a really edgy, up to date image.

Now I wonder if I could get the bread knife to pose with some black gear on?

26 Oct 2004 1:41PM
Goodness me again! Well I suppose I'll have to accept this as OK then Wink. K.
pamnew1 12 3
26 Oct 2004 3:05PM
Brilliant! well done
panda 12 5 1 England
26 Oct 2004 3:55PM
Absolutely beautiful, sigh!!. I wish I had your expertese. Just brilliant.

gemm 12 800 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 4:04PM
This is an excellent shot! Perfect composition, and I love the light on her hair. omg, she looks so mature! I can imagine this as a CD cover!
26 Oct 2004 4:34PM
Thanks all. K.
pfheyes 12 254 1 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 5:56PM
I think this is excellent - it's a real rock and roll shot, helped along by the harsh light. She looks like a future rock icon here!

sugarbird 12 223 South Africa
26 Oct 2004 5:57PM
Excellent K, can't fault your work (wouldn't want to anyway)!!
26 Oct 2004 6:23PM
Thank you both. K.
MartinWait 12 92 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 6:25PM
Quite brilliant.
Fantastic crop.

adversa 14 1 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 6:32PM
Stunning image. Well done! Bill
willbrealey 12 248
26 Oct 2004 7:06PM
Superb portrait, excellent! Love how the lighting brings out the shine in her hair. Love the 'attitude'!
FrankThomas 13 2.8k United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 7:07PM
definately nothing wrong with this one K, even the "soot and whitewash" effect seems to work fine
tull 13 181 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 7:10PM
Stunning K,wonderful portrait.

eddieali1961 12 97 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 7:11PM
Stunning shot.
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
26 Oct 2004 7:14PM
Like the way the hair falls over the face, the composition is spot on
26 Oct 2004 7:14PM
Thanks everyone, lol@Frank - havent heard that expression before! K.
mellyleth 12 212 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 7:21PM
Love the framing and the space. Good work K.

26 Oct 2004 7:59PM
Thanks Mel. K.
davidbailie 13 457 7 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 8:50PM
Works well K

bassan 13 9
26 Oct 2004 9:22PM
Nice as it is.
theorderingone 12 2.4k
26 Oct 2004 9:22PM
Whatever you did, its superb!!!!

Fantastic treatment also great composition!
27 Oct 2004 7:36AM
Thank you all. K.
Miles Herbert 14 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 9:31AM
K, this is fantastic... the lighting works really well in my oppinion. As has been said, a very gritty 'rock-chick' style image, with tons of impact. I keep saying it, so here goes again, your portrait work is superb.

27 Oct 2004 9:38AM
Thank you Miles, so much. K.
stevieb 12 3.0k 2 Panama
27 Oct 2004 12:39PM
Cracking K. I can just see an album title down the right.
27 Oct 2004 12:57PM
Thanks Steve, think Alex would like this as a poster on her bedroom wall, might see what I can do for her.
amps 13 225 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 4:39PM
Great shot K. like the pose and composition, good crop and framing, i do think the contrast is a bit harsh and you have lost some detail of the face, but it works. Well done.

willabob 12 18
27 Oct 2004 7:03PM
she is really beautiful.
27 Oct 2004 7:05PM
Thanks Alan, harsh is what I was after after the softness of the image I based it on but thank you for your comment. Willa, I thank you too, take care. K.
lemonnelly 13 5 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 9:02PM
Great Stuff, Love the composition and love the 'how can i say it?' Blackness?? Cool
Click lemonnelly
sze4j 12 56 Singapore
27 Oct 2004 9:51PM
Like this lots! Very cool and full of character. Yuan and myself had a B/W wedding photo shot exactly the same way (very similar crop too!) and i remembered how cool i thought we look in there... What does Alex think of this? =)

27 Oct 2004 9:59PM
Thank you both. Soot I think is the word Neal! Sze, Alex loves it, wants a big poster made to put on her wall!
ellavr 12 66
27 Oct 2004 10:08PM
I cant say anything else K. I am not surprised that Alex loves it, it is a fabulous iamge, the crop is really fab!! Click

27 Oct 2004 10:27PM
Thanks (again!) Ella, I do appreciate your thoughts. K.
lobsterboy Plus
12 14.7k 13 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2004 10:14AM
Blimey that is supurb. click
28 Oct 2004 10:28AM
Thanks Chris. K.
rosie42 12 7 Australia
28 Oct 2004 10:57AM
Love it - congratulations on a wonderful portrait. Terrific crop, pose and composition. *click*
Susie :o)
28 Oct 2004 11:03AM
Thank you Susie. K.
soupee 12 49
28 Oct 2004 11:45AM
This is excellent. The crop works really well and the lighting shows off her beautiful hair. click.
User_Removed 13 39 6 Scotland
28 Oct 2004 12:48PM
Grabing a quick break K and what a shot she looks stunning and older than her age. Everything looks great to me from lighting to crop.

Luv Victor
28 Oct 2004 1:00PM
Thank you both so much. K.
ardbeg77 Plus
12 1.2k 6 Sao Tome And Principe
28 Oct 2004 4:42PM
Can only echo everything above, K. The crop, composition and high contrast work so well with this. Brilliant.
jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2004 9:04PM
Its a stunning image K and she deserves her poster for being such a superb model.

teena40 12 66
28 Oct 2004 9:06PM
WOW K you have a budding model here,she is so photogenic, and I realy like the darkness of the photo, top class work.
28 Oct 2004 9:17PM
Thank you Steve, Jeanie (how are you??) and Teena, she does love this, she thinks she's Avril Lavigne!
yuki 12
1 Nov 2004 5:33AM
i think there is nothing wrong here, it is just perfect! a beautiful picture
1 Nov 2004 10:20AM
Thank you Yuki. K.
Badger 14 4.7k 20 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 8:58PM
Excellent portrait, she looks at least ten years older and mature with it.
Is she this serious all the time or is it just for this shot?
1 Nov 2004 9:44PM
Oh dear hope she doesnt! She is actually mad as a hatter and 70% (Kevin stage Wink ) actually laughing but because her teeth are wonky she really doesnt like anything I take with her smiling. Thanks Matt. K.
3 Nov 2004 2:35PM
A superb striking portrait, your lighting is excellent, and I like the way you cropped this. click
5 Nov 2004 9:48AM
Thank you David. K.
strange I didn't click this before. Great crop and composition, nice lighting on the hair. Like it

5 Nov 2004 2:13PM
Thanks Claudio. K.
trudi 12
6 Nov 2004 2:25PM
Sorry, I missed this, superb.
jadegreen 12 1
9 Nov 2004 3:51AM
wow...award winning photography here
9 Nov 2004 4:59AM
Thank you both. K.
54 luca 12 2 Wales
9 Nov 2004 11:54AM
I can't believe how young she is -- she looks like a teenager. Very good capture - Like the B/W it certainly adds to the composition.

PeeGee 12 10
10 Nov 2004 8:19AM
Nice work.

11 Nov 2004 6:39AM
Thank you both. K.
12 Nov 2004 6:44AM
Great portrait and composition. I hope my daughter ever stays still. Click. Alejandro.
a11sus 13 568 Northern Ireland
13 Nov 2004 1:05PM
Good enough for 68 clicks!

Thanks as always for your support and encouragement K!

Appreciate it.
notsam 12
14 Nov 2004 10:49AM
wow, amazing picture
15 Nov 2004 5:41AM
Thank you all so much, Susan, no worries glad to help. K.
inkapinka 12 10 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2004 10:25AM
It's the focus, that I'm nagging about again; although - it's somehow quite "Mystic" like this, more like a ghost!! Still like it,
User_Removed 11 117
15 Dec 2004 3:26PM

This is IMHO is a fabulous portrait the model has great attitude and hair. The tonal range is excellent - maybe I'm photographing the wrong type of birds!

Kind Regards

23 Mar 2005 2:25PM
My sincerest apologies, I dont click the notify button and I've just seen your comments, thank you both so very much. K.
janine_w 12 30
30 Apr 2005 5:27AM
ozimax 12
4 May 2005 5:51AM
Some amazing stuff in your portfolio K ("Kellogg"??) This is a wonderful portrait, Max
23 Jun 2005 12:42PM
Great image K - love the light in her hair - 8..?! My son is 9 and it looks like she'd have him for breakfast!!
24 Jun 2005 2:56AM
lol@Lisa! She's a right treasure this one, caring, funny a right ray of light. I need to try and capture that spirit one day. Thanks all for comments on this, much appreciated. K. (and no not Kellogg LOL! )

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