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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

By chase
My last one of Richard & his pipe.

I'm really trying to get to grips with mono stuff,I'm pants at the conversion malarky !
I thought he was a good subject to have a bash with so here it is.
At least he is looking at the camera this time Wink
I like the drop of rim light on his pipe & fingers & the smoke speaks for itself.
Lit with a softbox & triflector opposite.

Thanks for dropping by,your views are always appreciated.
Janet xx

Tags: Hat Smoke Man Beard Pipe Black and white Richard Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: johnriley1uk, Philo, stevie and 43 more

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Philo Plus
6 99 83 England
25 Jul 2012 6:11PM
Conversion looks fine to me but then again I'm crap at monosWink
Another super portrait, Janet, and I don't know how you will choose which one to use. Nice to be next to you in the gallery tooGrin

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stevie 12 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 6:18PM
Works really well for me, especially that wisp of smoke as a final touch - not a lot wrong with the mono, either. What method do you use?
vickyf 11 8 8 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 6:29PM
Lovely portrait. Looks good to me - I stubble with monos!
vickyf 11 8 8 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 6:29PM
It's been a long day - I meant, struggleSmileSmile
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 6:45PM
Superb mono Janet, and a wonderful portrait, terrific lighting... The works!
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
25 Jul 2012 6:49PM
Another fine portrait, Janet. Carol
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
25 Jul 2012 7:09PM
Thanks all.

Steve,generally I use Silver Efex but have been known to twiddle with the channel mixer...Sikver Efex here.
Many thanks for your UA,chuffed to bits with that,'specially on a mono thingy Smile

Lol Vicky,I have had a long day too Wink 'stubble' does have it's place though,especially on this image Wink

Janet xx
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 7:34PM
" Lit with a softbox & triflector opposite. " What, the pipe ? Grin Excellent work Janet, great conversion.
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 7:51PM
Looks like hes having a 'Condor moment' (or perhaps you are too young to remember that particular series of TV adverts). Anyway I digress.... Well posed, beautifully lit and expertly processed portrait Janet.
gcarth Plus
12 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 7:57PM
Yes, all your portraits of this gent are excellent but I think maybe this is the best - and probably captures his character most effectively with his direct look into the lens.
I prefer black and white. You have perfectly achieved great tones and no burnt out highlights - even on the fingers. You've nailed it as Simon Cowell would say!Smile
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 8:43PM
He must have got through ounces of baccaWink

bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
25 Jul 2012 8:57PM
Excellent mono Janet - ( to my untrained eye) - reckon you nailed it.Wink
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 11:29PM
Superb mono with all those textures and 'stubble'
and of course the smoke.
Silver Efex and you work well together.
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
26 Jul 2012 10:24AM

SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
26 Jul 2012 10:56AM
I'd be very happy indeed if I could produce such stunning work.
TanyaH Plus
13 1.3k 375 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 5:06PM
Very, very effective! Definite thumbs up.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 9:20PM
Looks perfect to me.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
27 Jul 2012 3:33PM
Works well Janet, well lit and converted too
regards Richard

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