A new venture

By cassiecat
decided to go to Blists hill to try out my flash and diffuser, as willing models Smile

mind theres a good reason i dont do portraits, or mono, cos i'm hopeless at them. i've enable mods and would appreciate any tips.

Thanks for looking, lesley Smile

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Comments


24 Apr 2012 7:02AM
This is a great portrait! It looks as if you caught him be surprise and he is not posing but looks surprised and anoyed by your intrusion

Susan

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24 Apr 2012 7:06AM
A fine portrait
Jim
phil99 Plus
9 45 6 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 7:12AM
He does look rather annoyed but your conversion is spot on ....Phil
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
24 Apr 2012 7:24AM
Is that his 'serious' face Grin. Certainly doesn't look hopeless to me. A good pose, surrounded by all his paraphernalia, and well-suited to the mono conversion.

Dave
RLF Plus
5 17 4 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 7:37AM
Terrific lighting here.
Great shot and well processedGrin
paskinmj Plus
7 11 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 7:49AM
Great character study.
Matt
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
24 Apr 2012 8:52AM
A good portrait capture Lesley, for me the colour version works best but only just
Regards Richard
mex Plus
8 23 3 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 9:00AM
v2 for me cracking portrait.
cheers phil.
NDODS Plus
5 4.8k 125 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 9:18AM
A great portrait of the highest quality, my vote goes to the colours version simply because my eye wants to roam deeper.

Regards Nathan
Briwooly Plus
10 452 5 England
24 Apr 2012 9:28AM
Like them both Lesley nothing wrong with your conversion


Brian...........................
24 Apr 2012 9:49AM
V2 on top. Very well taken SmileSmileSmile
Cor
SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
24 Apr 2012 9:54AM
This is top notch Lesley. Really nicely done. I think I like the colour version best as we can see more detail but the colours are muted so don't intrude.
Chris
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
24 Apr 2012 12:24PM

Quote:This is a great portrait! It looks as if you caught him be surprise and he is not posing but looks surprised and anoyed by your intrusion

Susan



I totally agree with this, Ccat. The expression captured is so natural and unposed.

I have to say I prefer the colour version here 'cos I love the 'old' colour of those prints hanging behind him Smile

The white of the mug looks a bit bright but that's minor.

A.
x
24 Apr 2012 12:41PM
He looks a bit mean! But it's an excellent portrait, Lesley, and I wouldn't want to try to modify it Wink Think both versions work well, but V2 just wins it for me Smile
Trev Smile
24 Apr 2012 3:38PM
A great portrait Lesley. Very natural............Sandy
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 3:49PM
Going for the mono Lesley a beautifully portrayed Portrait shot
Lillian
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 5:19PM
I prefer the colour - probably because there isn't too much colour, if that makes sense!! I think it's a great portrait.
Ann
MalcolmS Plus
10 1.1k 13 England
24 Apr 2012 6:51PM
Prefer the colour version Lesley, seems to have abit more about it

Malcolm
saltireblue Plus
5 5.4k 31 Norway
24 Apr 2012 8:10PM
Looks like you caught him on a bad day, judging by the serious expression, Lesley!
I've done a mod to try to bring out a litle more facial detail and the sleeve and mug seemed blown. Not sure if it works, though. It has a slight blue tint that didn't show up on my screen before I uploaded itSad
The original in colour is very good though, with the colour of his face matching the paper bags behind him!

Malc
cassiecat Plus
7 39 46 England
25 Apr 2012 4:53PM
thanks for the mod malc, yours has more detail in it than mine.lesley Smile
Ade_Osman 12 4.5k 36 England
26 Apr 2012 8:45AM
You & me both, but I think you've done well with this, especially converting it to mono....

Ade
26 Apr 2012 10:32AM
A couple of good captures.
debu
RockArea Plus
9 18 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 5:40PM
I'm joining with those who are for the colour version, whether that's due to a difference in quality or just my personal preference, I couldn't say. I do like the expression you've caught.

David
I like both versions Lesley, well done.

David
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 9:15PM
Nearly missed this Lesley. A very fine portrait and I particularly like the mono. The framing/comp is excellent and the sitter is totally engaging the viwer,
Derek
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
2 May 2012 2:28PM
I don't do them either but if I did I would be happy with this. Tongue
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
2 May 2012 5:36PM
Think I'm out on a limb here, Lesley, as I much prefer the B and W version: a very natural pose and surprised expression.
I am no use at portraiture so would not dare offer any further comment or suggestion other than to say I think you have done a pretty fine job of this shot.
Regards,
Ronnie.
BURNBLUE Plus
9 12 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2012 5:51PM
A strong looking mono Lesley.

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