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RobboB Plus
15 133 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2009 2:49PM
Like the contemplative nature to this which is captured very well.
aviaandy 15 41 4
30 Aug 2009 4:58PM
I agree with RobboB though I'm not sure of the position of the knees. Maybe that's just me.
onephoto 14 7 England
30 Aug 2009 5:11PM
very good shot george--bill.
30 Aug 2009 5:30PM

Quote:I agree with RobboB though I'm not sure of the position of the knees. Maybe that's just me.
GeorgeMSmith 13 4 6 United States
30 Aug 2009 8:34PM
Thanks Robert, Andy, Bill, and Alex. It is a little abstract with Dina curled up on a lounge and in a black dress on a black bg. It's a little better viewed large but obviously shooting black clothing with black bg is against the rules but I went ahead and posted this image anyway knowing this.

Thanks for the mod Michael.

Best Regards,
George and Dina
Trout_Man 13 1 30 Wales
30 Aug 2009 9:25PM
Love your intro..very nice image, as you say large is better, you have retained the hair line with the overhead light..

Regards to you and Dina...

Phil1958 13 272 4 Wales
30 Aug 2009 11:00PM
Superb intro., very thought provoking, good to see you back, George. Another superb shot - only to be expected now. I like the pose and the lighting is spot on IMO. Warmest regards to you both,

GeorgeMSmith 13 4 6 United States
30 Aug 2009 11:34PM
Thanks Geoff! Hair light is a must on the black bg, glad I've got one on a boom. Really handy!

Hi Phil, very kind of you to say.

Best Regards,
George and Dina
franfoto 14 2 32 England
31 Aug 2009 12:36AM
Good to see you two back George.
I like the black background, and with the careful positioning of lights nothing has been lost. I very much like the expression on Dina's face and the hand is perfectly placed for the reflective mood it portrays. I do think her legs could have been positioned differently or not included in the frame at all as in the mod, but then the elbow is's a hard one to call.
Nice words and title George, echoing the reflective feel to this image.

CSuk 13 7 33 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2009 1:10AM
Nice prefix Confucious...oops, err... George I mean Smile
Well if shooting black against a black BG is wrong (as is sometimes said) then you've just proved - once again - that you can do what you damn well like as long as it works. Nice one George/Dina.
Thanks 4 the share Smile
GeorgeMSmith 13 4 6 United States
31 Aug 2009 5:14AM
Hi Fran, Thanks so much for the kind words. We just bought a S-curved lounge chair for the studio (yes, red again!) but I removed the exposed portion from this shot. We were shooting black on red on black BG with some interesting effects. However, this shot and expression at the angle was just one in the series and I didn't catch the impact until processing. The positioning of the knee's would have worked better if the torso and hips were showing better. I'd still like to try this with a lighter dress. Thanks so much for your comments, as always, we appreciate them.

Hi Carlos! "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."- Confucious Ha!, I wish. Anyway, I was trying to make the black dress work but needed an optical snoot I believe to make the dress detail stand out. Always trying the hard way, easier to use a different dress! Thanks for the comments, they are always great!

Best Regards,
George and Dina
User_Removed 19 39 6 Scotland
31 Aug 2009 6:28AM
Rules are meant to be broken but a tighter crop would have helped with the knee issue but does not distract from a fine relaxing pose.
GeorgeMSmith 13 4 6 United States
31 Aug 2009 7:10AM
Thanks Victor, I agree the knees look funny here. Some focal plane distortion also but the shadow tends to take some of that away. Dina is very flexible though and she could have easily made this a true abstract image right out of the camera! Smile

Best Regards,
George and Dina
QuinnyA 13 59 Australia
31 Aug 2009 9:03AM
Hi George

Nice shot - no knees for me mate and yes the hair needed a bit more, but then Dina has very think dark hair which makes it hard.

Did a quick mod, hopefully demonstrates what I mean.

Cheers - Andy
31 Aug 2009 11:28AM

GeorgeMSmith 13 4 6 United States
31 Aug 2009 11:35AM
Hi Andy, Thanks for the mod, I'll pm you with a question.

Hi John, Thank you Sir!

Best Regards,
George and Dina
Malvern 19 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2009 11:41PM
Dina - Delicious in almost (any) pose!
TyChee 17 275 1 United States
28 Sep 2009 5:07AM
Excellent pose and lighting.
PaulLiley 13 2 13 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2009 3:33PM
Stunning shot. Good use of light. Prefer the first modified shot without the legs. But that just personal. Altogether great photography. Paul.

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