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30 Jan 2017 7:20PM
It's in the eyes, isn't it? My first thought was it was all a bit soft, but I know you well enough to know that was the intention. I love the billowing curtain and open window. The more I look at it the more I find her face mesmerising.........

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SlowSong Plus
10 8.1k 30 England
30 Jan 2017 8:07PM
I can't see any niggles. She's exquisite and your shot has done her justice.
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2017 8:41PM
A beautiful portrait shot
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2017 9:52PM
Returned to give my UA, hopefully shared with your Ted!
dudler Plus
15 867 1490 England
30 Jan 2017 10:38PM
I like the balance between girl and window. Perfectly weighted. My first impression is that I'm very envious of the shot. It's good, and deserves the UA it's already clocked.

The eyes are sharp, and the rest is delicately soft, which is why you shot at f/2.8.

A very restricted palette - it could almsot be a split-toned monochrome, which is intriguing and pretty easy on the eye.

So - what niggles you? For me, it's the look of quite heavy processing... A lack of skin texture and the sharpening of hte eyelashes - or am I seeing things that aren't there?

I'm guessing that it may be a composite, and you are worrying that the light is from the left in the background, and rather more frontal on Joana - my mind simply took that to be the result of a window behind the camera, as well as windows on the wall on the left.

So - am I way off on everything?

Nice work, anyway.
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
30 Jan 2017 10:50PM
Quite beautiful 😊
woolybill1 Plus
12 24 73 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2017 9:30AM
Robert51 10 7 90 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2017 2:23PM
I like the shot and I can see you feel there is so much more in there somewhere.

The mod I wanted a softer more light type of image. The extra light was done in PS by going to channels. Holding down the Ctrl key and clicking on the RBG layer image.
Now open a new blank layer and fill with white. This will produce a white layer with a layer mask of the highlights. Adjust opacity to your required level, thus flooding the room with light. Hope you like it and this helps...

nonur Plus
10 18 13 Turkey
31 Jan 2017 5:25PM
Beautiful model, very nice portrait work. I am uploading a mono conversion. I used Franzis B&W Projetcs 4 and tweaked a bit with PS Levels. Hope you and your friend like it.
chase Plus
13 1.1k 247 England
31 Jan 2017 7:22PM
Wow,thanks everyone,lovely to have your UA's too guys,thank you. A couple of nice mods there also,I do like that mono. Ta for the info Robert,always good to know how you did it. allowing mods is a really good way of finding out how others 'would have done it'.

John [dudler] yep it is a composite and the light wasn't quite sitting right with me,nothing drastic done with the skin texture just removed a couple of blemishes...her eye lashes are real,all her own,saying that I have sharpened as I would normally tbh,used a mask & put it where I wanted it to be,maybe a tad too much on her eyes in comparison with the the rest of the image. So you are not way off everything Wink Her hand just didn't seem to balance as it was a little too much OOF for me,I would have liked it a tad more obvious.I thank you for your open honesty.
Janet xx
dudler Plus
15 867 1490 England
31 Jan 2017 10:15PM
Cheers, Janet!

Now you've said it, I agree about the hand - Lensbaby softness, rather than ordinary f/5.6!

I did think that the lashes were sharpened - it's very common to sharpen eyes and nothing else, and it gives a very characteristic look. That's probably why I thought you'd softened the skin, because of the differential between them, so to speak!

I am now on the lookout for a room with big windows on two sides. Only one comes to mind, and sadly it's in a house I moved out of at 15, in 1969...
DaveU 13 1.4k 125 England
1 Feb 2017 2:45PM
Lovely model Jan, you really must introduce us some time. I'm not convinced you've picked the best background here as the bright window tends to pull the eye away from the lady.

Naughty naughty window ..........
Richsr 12 91 223 England
4 Feb 2017 7:25AM
Certainly someone to works with again.
RLF Plus
9 18 4 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2017 7:34AM
Very natural, soft and appealing portrait.Grin
WoadV 11 12 8 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2017 2:08AM
I could suggest a whole trance of "improvements" - but not one would improve this image. Excellent work; well done.

The softness is perhaps a tad too much for my taste but, to counter-balance that I love the dreamy atmosphere - achieved by the softness.

So I'll shut-up. Well done.
11 Dec 2017 8:20AM
lovely ...

Beautiful portrait and such a lovely model. Very nicely presented, Janet.
So beautiful portrait!

Arne Smile

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