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I'm uploading this before I wuss out and find a flower. Still playing with this lighting setup - I think it works quite well even if no-one agrees....

Camera:Sony A350
Lens:Sony 18-70
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Side on....
Username:cattyal cattyal
Uploaded:14 Jul 2010 - 8:14 PM
Tags:Black & white, General
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backbeat
backbeat  9134 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2010 - 8:24 PM

well i agree!

phil

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DaveGu
DaveGu  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2010 - 8:26 PM

Ditto, works for me.

Dave.

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agean
agean  12 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2010 - 8:33 PM

v1 for me,perfect in every way.

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chase
chase Critique Team 101118 forum postschase vcard England243 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2010 - 9:37 PM

I do like the lighting Alison & I prefer the B&W too.

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kaybee
kaybee  114368 forum posts Scotland25 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2010 - 10:07 PM

No aguements from me.
I prefer the black and white

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cattyal
cattyal Plus Member 107035 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2010 - 10:19 PM

Thanks everyone Smile

Thanks too for the mod Roy - I did wonder if there would be a halo visible round my hair - I can't see it on this monitor but I bet it will be apparent on my work monitor (I'll check tomorrow). I'd erased the hair on one of the layers to bring the curls back but did think it might not be too successful!

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rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2010 - 10:54 PM

Love the lighting Alison. Ron.

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POD
POD  6 England
14 Jul 2010 - 11:19 PM

Outstanding, enough said!

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johnnyboy114
15 Jul 2010 - 7:46 AM

A cracking image! Lovely light, works very well indeed

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2010 - 11:09 AM

love it
mono for me

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JackAllTog
JackAllTog Plus Member 64118 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2010 - 2:02 PM

Beautiful image and lighting, the on black background gives a strainge cut off by your fingers. V1 is the best.

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Scaramanga Plus Member 737 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2010 - 4:02 PM

Stunning light and tones. No way of picking my favourite.

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Oliverpants
15 Jul 2010 - 7:29 PM

Great skin tones and I like the lighting, mono for me. Ann

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cattyal
cattyal Plus Member 107035 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2010 - 10:26 PM

Thanks again everyone Smile

I know what you mean about my hand Stuart - This was the first photo I took and, as usual, was the best. Unfortunately I hadn't realised that I was zoomed in a bit too close and had chopped my hand off but further attempts just didn't come out as well. It's rather tricky doing these self portraits sometimes!

I wonder if a frame might improve it? I've just added one quickly....

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cattyal
cattyal Plus Member 107035 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2010 - 8:23 AM

Oh - what a nice start to my Friday - thank you Pete Smile And, of course, to everyone else!

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JackAllTog Plus Member 64118 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2010 - 10:25 AM

Smile i was thinking the same, the frame does help well V2 is now my favourite.
SP's are tricky, i've used the camera timer when i can't have my hand shown and the wireless remote when i can hide my hand.

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cattyal
cattyal Plus Member 107035 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2010 - 10:35 AM

Good Smile

I try not to use the timer as I get really bored waiting for the 10 seconds to count down! Wireless pretty much all of the time for me - as in this one my right hand was out of sight so it was easy.

My feet come in handy too - I often put the remote on the floor and operate it with my toe Smile

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ge22y
ge22y  7115 forum posts Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2010 - 1:23 PM

Works for me, love the black and white version. Lovely lighting.

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Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2010 - 7:06 PM

Lovely light in this - congrats on the HC.
Regards Richard

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cattyal
cattyal Plus Member 107035 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2010 - 10:34 PM

And another thank you to you all Smile

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RoxyMoo
RoxyMoo  5 England
20 Jul 2010 - 7:06 PM

Simply stunning!
Claire x

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cattyal
cattyal Plus Member 107035 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 10:10 PM

Thanks Claire Smile My self portrait attempts this evening were somewhat less successful - I won't be showing those off!

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reflectionsinlight

nice light and tone

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cattyal
cattyal Plus Member 107035 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 10:42 PM

Thank you William - who knows, maybe one day I'll actually have the time to do some more self portraits - though it might not be for a few weeks......

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