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Nikonuser1 Plus
8 167 16 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2020 11:34AM
A excellent mono portrait image JohnSmileSmile

1 Jul 2020 11:38AM
Has to be mono for me, John.
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2020 11:39AM
The mono is more striking I think - gorgeous model and still a lovely look.
I like your framing.
We had a professional photographer (portraits and weddings) in our club - he hated tops of heads cut off -
but I love this kind of framing.
Howard2 5 3 4 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2020 11:47AM
Very BB - mono too for me - beautifully produced portrait.
1 Jul 2020 11:48AM
Pippa is lovely⭐
please, see mod 1
bluesandtwos 11 521 1 England
1 Jul 2020 11:52AM
Mono for sure, and definitely 60 s ! Smile

1 Jul 2020 11:53AM
Very much sixties feel to this. Mono for me
Chrism8 14 989 28 England
1 Jul 2020 12:00PM
Superb high key portrait JD Smile
debu 11 India
1 Jul 2020 12:20PM
Beautiful portrait and very pretty model.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
1 Jul 2020 12:31PM
I like her look - a beautiful portrait
Tish1 Plus
8 32 5 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2020 12:43PM
Very Briget Bardot
Minty805 Plus
4 42 9 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2020 12:49PM
Two lovely images, but definitely the lead for me - the quite high-key mono suits the image very well and I prefer the balance of the crop.
kaybee Plus
17 7.7k 26 Scotland
1 Jul 2020 12:56PM
I love the shot, but find the 'object' in the top left a bit distracting (so I removed it)
1 Jul 2020 12:57PM
A lovely portrait, the mono version for me.
jacomes Plus
6 28 38 Portugal
1 Jul 2020 12:57PM
Mono for me too, I like both the lead and Leonid's version.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
1 Jul 2020 1:48PM
Lovely lady and two very good portraits. I prefer the mono.
saltireblue Plus
11 11.9k 75 Norway
1 Jul 2020 2:25PM
The colour version does have the tones of the 60s, no doubt. My preference though is for the b&w version as I feel the high-key effect suits so well.
Leo's mod is also very complementary.
mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
1 Jul 2020 2:37PM
A beautiful high-key image with great details in the eyes. On first viewing, I thought of Jean Shrimpton or Twiggy. (Shows my age group!!) Mono for me as shows her to perfection whereas the colour seems to lose the clarity of the mono.
pablophotographer 9 1.9k 407
1 Jul 2020 2:53PM
Hi dudler.

I bet you are happy that ISO can go to astronomical heights sometimes beyond light year 3200. I can not but think the wet plate photographers of the 19th century and the patience of their models to keep a pose (excluding painter's and scuptor's models which are on a league of their own).


I am about to photograph an American lady in an Irish bar when she stops me and says "hold on, shoot my "good" side" and turned her face the other way. I wonder if Pippa has a favourite side she pefers to be shot...

If not, I would ask her to raise her left arm (to our right) instead and pretend she is looking out of the window with that look in her eyes. -" Loves me, loves me not".

I favour both colour and mono. Real or realistic...

1 Jul 2020 2:55PM
I like both versions, but particularly like the colour version.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
1 Jul 2020 3:51PM
Agree with Howard...reminds me of BB... Super portrait 😁
BB, or Francoise Hardy Smile
Another era in any case
Might go for the monochrome... except that (I think) you dodged the white of her eyes a bit too much. Still, both are very appealing and have an irresistible early 60s vibe
manicam 17 44 1 Canada
1 Jul 2020 4:44PM
All pics are pretty creative !

1 Jul 2020 5:04PM
Delightful portrait, b/w for me. UA.

JuBarney Plus
10 33 5 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2020 5:47PM
Beautiful and its mono for me, plus the lead formal.
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
1 Jul 2020 5:57PM
A lovely portrait John. Must book a shoot with Pippa one day. The B&W seems to be favourite, do like kaybee's mod as well.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1861 England
1 Jul 2020 9:18PM
Koen, you have a point.

I tend to dodge eyes, for intensity.
2 Jul 2020 12:01AM

Quote:Koen, you have a point.

I tend to dodge eyes, for intensity.

you should rely more on their natural intensity. They perfected it during thousands of years Wink
2 Jul 2020 3:50AM
This photo, John, has a very "Bardot" like feel to it. My preference is for the mono.

2 Jul 2020 8:20AM
The high key versions 👍
2 Jul 2020 9:41AM
A fabulous working if this lovely retro style image, John.
An incredibly good looking model and deserves attention to portrait work.

chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
2 Jul 2020 12:21PM
I am with the majority here John, mono for me too please.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1861 England
2 Jul 2020 2:05PM
Eyes evolved, but didn't evolve for dim light in hotel rooms and other odd locations... An old Larry Bartlett printing trick - dodge eyes 20%.
Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
3 Jul 2020 7:00PM
Beautiful mono!
A late award from me Smile

6 Jul 2020 10:36PM
Not exactly the Bridgette Bardot mouth but boy how about those eyes ! Stellar shot
Had to be mono for me John ... I am off to read your blog as my daughter is interested in doing photography and wants to start with portrait work.
Cheers Walt

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