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helena 14 134 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2004 6:58AM
A beautiful portrait of a very stunning model, well done!

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Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2004 6:59AM
(@)tlas Award

Great work K

Lovely portrait. I'm not normally up at this time in the morning, so have a very early (for me) click.

trahern 14 863 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2004 7:03AM
Super portrait K - she looks a lot like you and seems to be growing up in front of our eyes.
bpa 13 1.2k
1 Oct 2004 7:11AM
As for the title, just! A good high key image and works well. click.

1 Oct 2004 7:14AM
Blimey! That was quick! Thank you so much everyone and an Atlas Award too. K.
lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2004 7:20AM
Looks good to me. click.
Firebaby 14 1.2k Faroe Islands
1 Oct 2004 7:21AM
Brilliant K!!

Carry on like this and you'll have that job with Venture in the bag!! LOL!
david deveson 13 62 2 Italy
1 Oct 2004 7:25AM
Good gentle colours and as for the face... well, heaven, I'm in heaven...
tiptoe 13 267
1 Oct 2004 7:29AM
WOW - doesn't she look GORGEOUS!
Frame it and put it on your wall -
when she gets to the 'kevin' years you can look at it and remember how lovely she really is LOL.
UserRemoved 13 6.2k 1
1 Oct 2004 7:39AM
Well, I think we're all glad she made you up this one!

Like the high key treatment and the colour works well. Lovely angle and comp! √ΜΛЯΚ
john64 Plus
13 824 England
1 Oct 2004 7:42AM
I love the angled composition and the high key element. Well done K. Click.
johnjohn01 16 58 England
1 Oct 2004 7:42AM
Cracking portrait.
User_Removed 15 39 6 Scotland
1 Oct 2004 7:44AM
Morning K, well here we are confidence showing on her face and the smile can be seen in those big gorgeous eyes, know wonder she wanted this one posted.
Lighting perfect, model perfect, photographer perfect what more can I say.
Have a nice day.
Luv Victor
claret 13 49 England
1 Oct 2004 7:53AM
Another masterclass. Love it.
stevieb 14 3.0k 2 Panama
1 Oct 2004 7:58AM
Good series K, she's lovely, and she sits still! More than I can say for mine!
philjoel 14 26 1
1 Oct 2004 8:07AM
I am so envious (in a good way!)... you have a real talent for portraits (well, photography in general acutally). This is a cracker - she is a gorgeous looking girl and you defnitely bring that to your pictures. Top work!

Edited to ask: Where do you get your inspiration for the composition etc of your shots "from me 'ed" or do you study others? I'm certainly going to nick, I mean, seek inspiration from your shots but I'd be interested to hear how you do it. Ta. Smile
bytorphoto 13 37 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2004 8:15AM
This is fantastic. She has such a beautiful face and this effect shows off stunning eyes and great hair brilliantly. Well shot, beautiful. Must be clicked. More! And looking at your profile pic, it's obvious where she gets her beauty. Glad she twisted your arm to put this up. G.
leedsgh 13 496 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2004 8:24AM
This is much better!!!

Very natural look. A lovely looking girl with bright eyes.

You should be proud.

dconnor 14 47
1 Oct 2004 8:27AM
oh my goodness K, this shot makes your daughter look so grown up!
Great portrait, well done
gemm 13 800 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2004 8:47AM
This is an excellent portrait, K! Great composition, especially the tilt.
1 Oct 2004 8:50AM
My goodness, thank you all so much for all your comments. Just to answer your question Phil, I never take a photograph with anything in mind, I do gain inspiration from the site and very early on I did try to copy something someone did as I was very impressed, it didnt work and I gained little from it in the end, creatively or personally. I now look at every image I take and play with it until I achieve something I'm happy with. Sometimes, I get an instant reaction to an image and try and build on that. I'm jabbering now so I'll just say thank you again. K.
piero 13
1 Oct 2004 8:58AM
what can i say ... great interpretation ! respect.
kruse 13 28 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2004 8:59AM
I have to add my agreement that this is a great photo. This is going to sound awfully picky but a more rounded neckline for her jumper would have worked for me.

mattmatic 14 598
1 Oct 2004 9:02AM
Like this alot, K!
That's an unusual mix of high key and black. Very cool, and a very confident expression (near-smile or not!!)
Matt :click:

Have sent you another set of blurb on yesterday's photo... Smile
simont 14 2.3k 4 England
1 Oct 2004 9:03AM
What a lovely portrait. Alex looks very happy and relaxed which comes across in the picture.
eafy 14 9 Australia
1 Oct 2004 9:05AM
K, when will you realise these lovely shots of your daughter aren't boring! I think this is a great example of high key lighting but with excellent detail in her hair and eyes.
rosie42 13 7 Australia
1 Oct 2004 9:06AM
The high key effect works really well here ... such fantastic eyes and a great perspective - love this portrait, well done! Another *click* for your collection!
Susie :o)
1 Oct 2004 9:46AM
Thanks so much everyone you are all so kind. K.
bacchus180 14 141
1 Oct 2004 9:47AM
beautiful... I'm doing a session on monday and have been racking my brains trying to work out how to acheive that effect!! if you are feeling generous to enlighten me I would be very grateful...LOL, its a really clean beautiful shot
adonoghue 14 519 England
1 Oct 2004 9:54AM
Agree about the neckline - looks amost severed...

Apart from that - great composition, lovely expression, lighting is spot on Smile

So - go on...spill the beans, what did you do? I've tried this myself and failed.
1 Oct 2004 9:59AM
Its the neckline that made me want to tilt the image lol!! Wink Thanks everyone, no great secret to this, Alex has lightish skin anyway but just play with curves, levels, contrast and brightness till you get the look you want, it is a question of experimenting, I tried different versions of this, do have a brighter one and this has lost some sharpness on upload.
yuki 13
1 Oct 2004 9:59AM
this is such a beautiful portrait, i love the reflection in her eyes they look shiny.

U4eA 13 475 England
1 Oct 2004 10:03AM
Fantastic...another example of your natural instinct for composition in portraiture shining through. And Alex looks so enigmatic here..looks like a photoshoot from Vogue or something! Top notch stuff.

1 Oct 2004 10:06AM
Thank you both so much. K.
shane 13 7 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2004 11:13AM
This is stunning

Love the high key


1 Oct 2004 11:25AM
Stunning portrait, very well done, happy to give you click no 30.
1 Oct 2004 11:29AM
Thank you both. K.
tull 14 181 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2004 11:56AM
Beautiful K,your a quick learner:Mark
1 Oct 2004 12:19PM
Quick, me?! Taken me 7 months to get this far and still have loads to learn LOL! Thanks Mark. K.
icafe 14 19 Canada
1 Oct 2004 12:53PM
Beautiful ! I am still trying to learn this particular technique of the washed-out effect that accentuates the facial features (in this case her eyes) so well. Any tips ?Click.
theorderingone 14 2.4k
1 Oct 2004 12:55PM
YOur too good at this! (argh my eyes have turned green!)
Excellent series, this one is the icing on a very classy cake. A cake with tiers but not a wedding cake methinks!
1 Oct 2004 12:59PM
fantastic portrait once again K..


pamnew1 13 3
1 Oct 2004 1:07PM
lovely image well done
csurry 16 9.2k 92
1 Oct 2004 1:10PM
Pretty cool effect K.
1 Oct 2004 1:24PM
Goodness, thanks everyone! K.
jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2004 1:36PM
Wow this is super K. Alex looks so much older on this shot. Smashing. No wonder she likes it.
1 Oct 2004 1:40PM
Thanks Jeanie, was in two minds about posting it because it makes her look older than she is, the mum in me I guess. K.
bigheart. 13 9 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2004 1:51PM
A beautiful portrait

1 Oct 2004 1:56PM
Thanks Steve. K.
creative_sara 13 647
1 Oct 2004 2:05PM

I still strive to be as good as the likes of you.

Another beautiful shot of Alex. I have to say this though after viewing my photo's and picking 2 from my trip to Venture (which was fantastic fun), they apparently take 4 months to train before they are aloud to take a single picture, but you have the technique to a t. I would love to show my pic I picked when I get them in 8 weeks!!!! but may get done for copyright rubbish.

I have posted long reply re my pic from today would love u to read it.

Sara Smile
1 Oct 2004 2:09PM
Sara thank you, that is a lovely message. K.
johnjrp 14 432 5 Australia
1 Oct 2004 2:13PM
All I can say is 'wow what eyes' beautiful. John
1 Oct 2004 2:38PM
Thank you John. K.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
1 Oct 2004 4:00PM
Love what you have done with the eyes K, excellent piece of
1 Oct 2004 4:07PM
Thanks Ade. K.
brian13 14 218
1 Oct 2004 4:27PM
Beautiful work K.
ginz04 14 281 20 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2004 4:37PM
love the pose, expression, composition and diagonal angle just a bit too overexposed for me
1 Oct 2004 5:12PM
Thank you both. K.
sugarbird 14 223 South Africa
1 Oct 2004 5:16PM
I don't know why people make such a fuss over my portraits, I just think you are in a class of your own K, superb
janehewitt 14 215 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2004 5:34PM
Stunning, really clever and original. Thanks for your comment on my photo earlier, feeling really down but trying to make the best of things, Jane
paul_indigo 14 259 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2004 5:50PM
Works a treat. Looks like cross processed slide film. Nice one.
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
1 Oct 2004 5:53PM
The best you've done...not just of Alex...but the of all time.
Listen to your daughter more often. KB.
dp 14 163 3 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2004 6:26PM
Works very well K. I think the red in her eyes makes it look as if she had been crying, gives it a sense of a story going on. Sorry thats a bit waffly. I like it ok!
bikemad 14 87
1 Oct 2004 7:04PM
Beautiful girl-lovely
1 Oct 2004 7:24PM
Oh my, I'm still stunned at the response and so very grateful for all the kind comments. Alex is chuffed to bits too! Thanks you again. K.
MartinWait 14 92 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2004 9:55PM
Such great composition, K.
She looks much older in this - probably not what you want to hear.


1 Oct 2004 9:56PM
Thanks Martin, that was the reason I was hesitant to upload. K.
trudi 13
1 Oct 2004 10:33PM
lovely portrait
nigelsharman 15 30 England
2 Oct 2004 9:43AM
I can see why your a happy bunny, everything is spot on with this, a superb portrait..well done!

gwynann 14 72 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2004 2:30PM
Lovely. click
3 Oct 2004 10:24AM
Thank you all. K.
steffilewis 13 179 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2004 10:40AM
This is gorgeous K. I love the jazzy angle and as always she looks lovely. No wonder she wanted you to post it *big click*
3 Oct 2004 10:53AM
Thank you Steff. K.
andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2004 5:25PM
Those eyes,she is going to break some hearts,beautiful.

3 Oct 2004 9:05PM
Thank you Andy, I think she will and she is barking mad as well, makes me laugh. K.
rogues 14 4 India
4 Oct 2004 9:21AM
beautiful portrait K.
well done !!

4 Oct 2004 9:29AM
Thanks Raghav. K.
mellyleth 14 212 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2004 10:21AM
Sorry K, thought I'd already clicked on this one. It's an excellent portrait, love the angle and tones.
4 Oct 2004 10:30AM
No worries Mel, thank you. K.
oisteinth 14 26 Norway
4 Oct 2004 11:54AM
nice! the pose and look works pretty well, it is quite different from the norm though but that's good Smile the light can be discussed but I think it works in this shot, extremely hi-key in her face with nearly all details burned out resulting in a cool contrasty photo

great shot!

debbiehardy 13 363 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2004 1:51PM
Superb shot.
4 Oct 2004 2:06PM
Thank you both so much. K.
proberts 14 218 4 Wales
4 Oct 2004 2:10PM
Cracking portrait K,very well done*click*
4 Oct 2004 2:21PM
Thank you Andrew. K.
warb 14 839
4 Oct 2004 3:40PM
oh yes, its all been said, beautiful portrait of a beautiful model.

i thought this was you from the thumbnail k ;o)
4 Oct 2004 3:43PM
I wish! lol Thanks mate. K.
a11sus 14 568 Northern Ireland
4 Oct 2004 8:47PM

This is in the "most viewed" section at the minute - did you know?

I love this! How'd you do it?
4 Oct 2004 8:53PM
lol! Susan, did you know when I first joined I looked at your photography as someone to look upto, and I still do. I'm in awe of so many on here. Thank you. K.
bassan 15 9
4 Oct 2004 9:20PM
Nice. click
Very Nice K., WOW- great colours, great face!!! She is Beautiful!!!
Click to ya!
Hope your having a great day!
Suzan Smile
5 Oct 2004 10:28AM
Thank you both so much. K.
6 Oct 2004 2:24PM
It is for me a bit to light....but the eyes...are great. I like it.

6 Oct 2004 4:02PM
Thank you Carsten for your comment. K.
marcuskeeler 13 79
10 Oct 2004 12:51AM
I can't really think of anything that hasn't been said before, but let me just say that I like it a lot. The effect you have chosen works a treat.
Great work, as ever
10 Oct 2004 8:09PM
Thank you Marcus. K.
darrinj 14 250 United Arab Emirates
12 Oct 2004 2:36PM
Stunning as always, you have a real affinity with your subjects, the true essence of a great portrait photographer. DJ click
12 Oct 2004 2:39PM
Thank you Darrin. K.
hodbate 13
15 Oct 2004 9:39PM
Thankyou for your Comments..
Kind Regards

conrad 13 10.9k 116
9 Dec 2004 2:29AM
Well, it's all been said - this is indeed a brilliant portrait.

bandidos 14 178
9 Dec 2004 9:10AM
Awsome, nice work. Joel
BigC 13 29 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2004 10:05AM
A gorgeous photograph of a lovely looking girl. I really like the crop and the sharp contrast between the skin, the eyes and the hair. As with so many of the images seen on this site I'd really love to see a large print of this.
14 Dec 2004 1:45AM
Thank you all. K.
inkapinka 14 10 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2004 10:17AM
Aaaaaah, loooovely!! A bit more focus on the eyes would have been great I think - the bright light is superb!! Thanks for your support so far :o) been reading you regulary under my photos - so you'll get a few comments of me now - in one go ;o)

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