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On a trot.....

By barbarahirst
Poor jon this is his third appearance in 3 days ..

I was given a wireless trigger for my support flash system..
went to buy some flowers for a bit of fun with the new toy.
£7 was the cheapest ...and to be honest couldnt see any I liked ..
So my super hot model from Leeds had to step in ...Wink
I can see there will be alot of fun with this new toy.
The trigger .... not the model ...

A sincere thankyou to John (alsoppdigitalart) for his user award for my multi piccy of jon and myself.
What a pleasant surprise.Thankyou!!

Tags: Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: lesliea, CarolG, NDODS and 96 more

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11 Feb 2013 8:08AM
Beautiful image Barbara well captured.

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
11 Feb 2013 8:10AM
You are lucky to have such a willing model, Barbs, and a very photogenic one at that Wink. An exccellent capture, and what a beautiful instrument. Carol
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 8:15AM
A wonderfully captured and composed portrait, the lighting working beautifully Barbara.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
johnke 5 223 15
11 Feb 2013 8:16AM
Very well set up Barbara....John.
11 Feb 2013 8:30AM
Superb image Barbara Smile
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 8:36AM
Beautifully lit and posed - maybe the ideal composition with the instrument as the lute forms a diagonal while Jon's eyeline implies another.
Very good tones too.

Quote:I can see there will be a lot of fun with this new toy.
The trigger .... not the model ...

Sure there will be fun with the model, too, especially if he carries on playing that instrument while you're trying to set up the flash WinkGrin
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 8:36AM
Superb portrait Barbara, great light, have fun with your new toy Smile

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 8:57AM
Great portrait Barbara
deep in concentration...perfect
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 9:10AM
Great detailed portrait, nice one.Smile

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 9:10AM

Quote:You are lucky to have such a willing model, Barbs, and a very photogenic one at that Wink. An exccellent capture, and what a beautiful instrument. Carol

Have to agree and this a super super picture to be treasured for years to come
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 9:13AM
Great lighting. Caught him wonderfully. Enjoy the trigger. I got one a few months back. Lots of fun setting it up. My BT line and broadband packed up within an hour of first using it wirelessly and I thought it was all those powerful waves flying around the house from the camera to trigger but by time BT came out it was just a fault on the line outside. Coincidence! Enjoy Barb. Paul
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
11 Feb 2013 9:17AM
Beautiful image.............GrinGrinGrinGrin
milky 14 Wales
11 Feb 2013 9:19AM
Beautiful workman's work lov the light--------MilkyWink
Fantastic colour in good detail in stunning light, excellent Barbara, enjoy your new tool I'm sure you will have fun with it.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
11 Feb 2013 9:39AM
Really nicely lit.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
11 Feb 2013 9:40AM
A first class character study Barbara ~ very well done.

11 Feb 2013 10:13AM
least this time i can see what he is looking at Barbara quite a lovely crafted instrument yer wee remote trigger will be fun it has done its job well here and the lighting has given you a very fine capture

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
11 Feb 2013 10:21AM
A professional looking portrait, Barbara. I like the black bg on black epz.

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
11 Feb 2013 10:44AM
What find Barbara - the trigger not the model Smile I really think this is an excellent photo with great light !
TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 10:55AM
Interesting-looking model - both of them!
11 Feb 2013 11:10AM
A first class portrait
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
11 Feb 2013 11:16AM
A fine portrait, Brabara, beautifully lit.
Good fun when one gets new toys to play with.
xwang 9 56 8
11 Feb 2013 11:27AM
Simply great!, Colour, light, clarity... superb, Barbara.
9 10 10 England
11 Feb 2013 11:29AM
A classic shot.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 11:54AM
A stunning portrait Barbara, great use of your new toy.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 12:11PM
Funny enough I looked at Pussy Willows in M & S one day which were £7!
Decided to wait and get some off a tree!
Anyway your handsome model strumming his thinngy
makes a mighty fine image.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 12:23PM
Now Barbara............ What have you got? Why did you try to buy flowers, and why didn't you like them? I can understand you didn't like the priceTongueTongue....... Where they for your "model"?Wink I think he needs a medal Grin not flowers........ What are you going to have fun playing withWinkWinkWink
You cant fool me Barbs...........................................................................GrinGrin

Now stop messing about and finish the ironing!

I have had my rabbit............... Terrific portraitGrin
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
11 Feb 2013 12:30PM
The lighting is superb
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
11 Feb 2013 12:47PM
Fantastic and great capture in good light,Barbara,very well done.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
11 Feb 2013 12:50PM
You're a lucky woman Barbara. A new toy and a great model. I like that instrument too.......Sandy
11 Feb 2013 1:02PM
Stunning capture, a great sensitive portrait, so well composed and with beautiful lighting.
11 Feb 2013 1:06PM
Great portrait!
mex 10 27 3 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 1:51PM
Excellent barb.
cheers phil
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
11 Feb 2013 2:53PM
Superb lighting Barbara, one of your best.


paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 3:59PM
Fab portrait study,Barbara - like the lighting set up.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
11 Feb 2013 4:39PM
A super quality portrait, Barbs, beautifully lit - I'd be really chuffed if I'd taken this! Smile Think I'm just going to have to part with my UA here....Wink
Trev Smile
moiral 8 12 Scotland
11 Feb 2013 5:01PM
Beautifully captured shot Barbara. A very beautiful instrument he is playing too. Moira
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
11 Feb 2013 5:57PM
Brilliant portraitSmileSmile
11 Feb 2013 6:16PM
Lovely musical portrait.

dudler Plus
14 702 1341 England
11 Feb 2013 6:20PM
Lovley light, and a fine portrait. Deserves all the clicks!
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 6:34PM
A superb portrait Barbara - have fun with your new toy!
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
11 Feb 2013 6:44PM
Superb lighting. You made the right choice (flowers vs. Jon). I hope he at least got the money you would have spent on flowers.Smile
11 Feb 2013 6:58PM
A wonderful old instrument Barbara, and a smashing portrait.

John Smile
11 Feb 2013 6:59PM
the lighting on this is just right... Tongue
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
11 Feb 2013 7:01PM
He ought to be pleased with this cracking portrait. The lighting is excellent. What a wonderful looking musical instrument too.

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 7:59PM
Brilliant image and rather calming.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 9:26PM
A serene image of a man enjoying his music. You've created a lovely portrait Barbara!
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 9:45PM
What a cracking portrait shot Barbara. Great pose, excellent lighting and superb detail.
Amazing clarity in this image, highlighted with dark background. - Raja.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
12 Feb 2013 10:10AM
Beautiful portrait with lovely lighting and detail.
12 Feb 2013 12:07PM
Una fotografŪa de portada..Excelente.
LV426 9 7 4 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 1:30PM
o girl.

That new lighting system works well i think!
I like that mandolin! It looks pretty old and delicate, like something out of the Renaissance period.
The facial expression works also very well and shows a hint of concentration and the love and enjoyment in music and the arts. So thatís all good!

But Denim Jeans? Thatís a bit of a culture clash here isnít?! SmileGrin

Nicely done and itís a great example in your portrait portfolio.
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 1:37PM
Quality portrait. Fantastic clairty and pose. Please accept my humble UA.
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
12 Feb 2013 2:14PM
Well lit Barbs... please don't say John also models toplessWink

Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 6:25PM
Beautiful image Barbara.
There's many a good tune...

Tibetan 5 3 England
16 Feb 2013 6:28PM
Splendid portrait photo Barbara, love it it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
17 Feb 2013 8:52PM
An absolute cracker.

22 Feb 2013 12:49PM it's a case of lute there be light! Sorry couldn't help it. Everything is set off really well against the black background and brings out the grain of the body of the lute.
24 Feb 2013 10:28AM
stunning shot
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
1 Mar 2013 11:03PM
A fine portrait of Jon, as for Rick's pun that was awful!Smile

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