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Hannah Walking

By LeighRebecca  
Couldn't resist going a bit dark with this one, too. Maybe I'll go for a pretty, dreamy look on the next... Just enjoying playing at the moment.

Tags: Portraits and people

Voters: carmenfuchs, GrahamNobles, Jat_Riski and 135 more

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GrahamNobles 9 9 4 England
16 May 2009 4:22PM
A sense of mystery about this one. You've caught the moment well, very good timing.

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bfgstew 11 668 105 England
16 May 2009 4:24PM
Works well, gets a big thumbs up from me.
andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
16 May 2009 4:25PM
Lovely tones and framing.
their is some kind of halo around her that is giving a almost cut out look.
If you see what i mean. Smile

LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
16 May 2009 4:28PM
Thanks fellas.
Thanks Andy. I tried to get rid of the sharpening halo when I sharpened the pic, because it was particularly marked, but maybe I didn't go far enough.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
16 May 2009 4:32PM
mysterious and beutiful

hellsbells8868 9 151 2 Wales
16 May 2009 4:33PM
Its a beautiful image, wonderful.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
16 May 2009 4:41PM
a beautiful capture love the movement of the grass sets this shot off
martyn_b 12 20 1
16 May 2009 4:42PM
you could try selective sharpening, add a duplicate layer in PS, sharpen it to suit, add a layer mask and click "hide all", then (if your mask is white) you use a black brush to just burn through the bits that you want sharpened,
if you make a mistake just change your brush to white and you can cover the mistake, once satisfied flatten the image. cheers martyn
agingrocker 8 14 1
16 May 2009 4:43PM
Very effective, atmospheric shot. Antony
LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
16 May 2009 4:50PM
Thanks Martyn, and everyone. That's very similar to what I did, Martyn, but didn't mask the bit I should have done enough. Smile I've gone back to the original file and done it now, and it does look better.
Wellspring 9 86 37 England
16 May 2009 5:14PM
A truly beautiful, timeless image. I just love it.
comma 9 108 6 United Kingdom
16 May 2009 5:23PM
Well done a very very attractive image.
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
16 May 2009 5:45PM
Wonderful image
16 May 2009 5:54PM
Nice image.
LesF 11 182 9
16 May 2009 6:01PM
Works well Leigh, good capture happy to be number 30 for you

dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
16 May 2009 6:05PM
Nicely captured with lovely tones. The motion of grass makes image very attractive.

have a great weekend
JouŠo 13 56 Finland
16 May 2009 6:31PM
one word: beautiful.......

16 May 2009 6:44PM
Just superb very well done IMO
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
16 May 2009 6:51PM
timeless and beautiful
colin beeley Plus
15 1.2k 10 England
16 May 2009 7:46PM
great piece of work .
Zonda 8 303 1
16 May 2009 7:54PM
This almost looks like a hand tinted old sepia print, and i agree with whoever it was said 'timeless'. Brill.
dathersmith 10 558 12 England
16 May 2009 8:03PM
Leigh this is excellent. I love the toning, dof and movement in the foreground grass. Superb.

LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
16 May 2009 8:30PM
Wow, thankyou everyone, I'm delighted with the response.
sandyd 10 Scotland
16 May 2009 9:04PM
No 60 lovely shot well taken

ripleysalien Plus
11 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
16 May 2009 11:14PM
I do like it, BUT I think there is too much contrast as the background sand is very dark, also I might have cloned out the people on the beach, I havnt read the comments above as I make my own mind up first.
I do like the fact your trying something new, though you still think too much, lol
Keep messing, I do like where its going.

11:19 comment edited
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
16 May 2009 11:26PM
ignore any comments to the contrary, this is simply stunning. Another contender for a PA and POTW in my book

LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
16 May 2009 11:33PM
Thankyou Sandy.

Steve, I thoroughly appreciate your honest feedback. I never thought about cloning people out in the bg - there you go - I don't think enough!

Dave, thankyou so much for your award - that really means a lot.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
17 May 2009 12:17AM
Beautiful work, very well done....Sandy
ashley 13 167 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 12:46AM
could be straight out of the movie "Atonement" that took place on Redcar beach Leigh as it reminds me of of an old type film & processing.

if ya know what i mean

SKavanagh 10 312 5 England
17 May 2009 8:29AM
Really like this
ripleysalien Plus
11 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 9:19AM
Well put Ash it does look like that film now you said it, if she had that leather jacket on it would be spot on.
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
17 May 2009 10:30AM
HC, congrats, although it deserves more

LesF 11 182 9
17 May 2009 12:24PM

Quote:HC, congrats, although it deserves more


LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
17 May 2009 12:39PM
Wow, I'm so pleased with the HC. Thanks.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
17 May 2009 8:41PM
Excellent work - well done on the HC.
Regards Richard.
zeri 11
17 May 2009 10:25PM
interesting motive

great work!

LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
17 May 2009 10:26PM
Thanks Zeri.
dathersmith 10 558 12 England
18 May 2009 11:25AM
Deserves the HC Leigh, well done.

steviehutch 10 18 United Kingdom
18 May 2009 5:30PM
happy to be 100th leigh
LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
18 May 2009 6:06PM
Well, surprising, but very pleasant. Thanks everyone. I certainly didn't expect this to be so popular.
thewaiter 16 1.2k 9 England
12 Jun 2009 3:43PM
lovely work,
Awesome...... it has everything well done well deserved HC
POOCHIE 11 21 6 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2009 9:24PM
Superb light and beautifully composed nice one Rebecca.

I find this romantic, I want to enter her world and state of mind mmm its exquisite this!
19 Jan 2010 3:22PM
Nice one looks a lot like Redcar or at least the old Coatham Hotel.
Cor 8 Belgium
28 Jun 2010 5:49PM
tony64 13 204 9 England
26 Jul 2010 1:43PM
Lovely feel to this one!

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