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A bit shiny


Time for an update: I still use film, though. Not vast quantities, but I have a darkroom, and I'm not afraid to use it.

I enjoy every image I take: I hope you'll enjoy looking at them.
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A bit shiny

10 Jan 2022 11:44AM   Views : 381 Unique : 263


That was the phrase a friend used to describe Rachelle Summers in a recent picture that I posted here. And it’s true that I’d used the Imagenomic skin softening plugin on the picture, along with the Nik Efex detail extractor. To some extent, the two plugins counteract each other but there is another factor as well. And that is Rachelle’s marvellous skin.


Rachelle is possibly the most beautiful model I’ve ever photographed, and she takes a highly professional approach to her job. Her skincare is second to none, and her complexion is as near perfect as you can find.

There’s an old saying about gilding the lily, and Rachelle is a fine example of a lily with no need for gold leaf (though in a literal sense, that could be an interesting idea for some pictures…)


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20 2.1k 2048 England
10 Jan 2022 11:45AM
These images are unsoftened, with minimal editing - levels, colour, cropping, but absolutely no skin softening.
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12 36 7 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2022 7:16PM
Beautiful images John
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20 2.1k 2048 England
11 Jan 2022 8:25AM
It's really hard to take a bad picture of Rachelle, Ju!

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