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By dalowsons  
Struggled to crop this one as I originally had it in landscape format, but with them both looking in different directions, couldn't decide which one got to look more into the picture !? Decided to solve the problem and put them in the middle Smile

All comments and advice very welcome.

Tags: Portraits and people

Voters: leedsgh, answersonapostcard, steveh11 and 11 more


leedsgh 15 496 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2005 1:51AM
On the larger view it looks a little oversharpened, but apart from that I think the portrait format works great.


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14 Jan 2005 1:54AM
Beautiful lighting, their skin almost glows. Only criticism is there is no chemistry, its too contrived, some form of eye contact is needed to make this work IMHO. K.
dalowsons 16 89 Australia
14 Jan 2005 2:09AM
Thanks Gav, yes, I do tend to mess up the sharpening a bit ! Oh well - nobody look at the larger version, lol.

Thanks K - I know what you mean about chemistry, really need to get the hang of that Sad That's why the title, as they look a bit fed up with each other !
keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
14 Jan 2005 2:10AM
Trouble is they've both got the 'thousand yard stare''s that which stops it working.
steveh11 17 7
14 Jan 2005 2:48AM
I like the lighting very much, but agree with the above that there's something missing with the pose. Perhaps if she were looking at him, or vice-versa?

(OK I promise not to look at the larger shot...Oops I went and did it! Smile A touch overdone, perhaps...)

I think this is still worth the click, though.

ukuwi 16 476 1 England
14 Jan 2005 2:49AM
expressions have to be the hardest part of portrait photography, and in my opinion is largely down to luck(or is that just me).
from a photographic viewpoint I find this image very pleasing with good lightingSmile
suleesia 15 176 Malaysia
14 Jan 2005 2:56AM
Excellent lighting control, nice image.

davidbailie 16 457 7 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2005 3:30AM
First my compliments for the attempt -

but whilst others are happy with the lighting I find that the light from left rear -ish is casting some shadows which make it a all bit harsh

The lack of any contact between them also helps not :


brian1208 16 11.6k 12 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2005 6:54AM
I think that the look does match the title well but feel that you have over-worked the image.

This shows particularly in the large image where it looks over-sharpened and then put through a too agressive noise-reduction routine.

The crop is good to my eye

dalowsons 16 89 Australia
14 Jan 2005 4:20PM
Thank you all so much for your comments and constructive advice.
Mavis 17 143 2 England
18 Jan 2005 10:22PM
He's definitely had enough of her . A great title. Well captured and nice lighting .
dave thelens 16 936 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2005 12:18AM
I can see what you were trying to do here, but the black trousers worn by both of them against the background have taken away the mood in the shot, they look as if they are floating

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