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By ginz04    
This is my 300th upload and thought it would be suitable to repost my favourite picture ive ever taken.

This picture was taken several years ago in my 10' x 17' x 8' converted garage. It 3 hours to set up after practicing for ages with the lighting on my daughter initially.

The light was one single light above models head. The difficulty was getting the model in this pose because she kept getting cramp and had to keep taking a break.

I have tried this image again since and was not very happy with the result - this remains my favourite picture. For those of you who have already seen it I apologise for those of u who have not seen it. I hope you like it.

As always your constructive comments are always appreciated.

Regards Ian

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ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2005 11:27AM
Before any of you pick it up the only one neg i can see with this pic is her foot is a little over exposed. Ian
dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1947 England
28 Sep 2005 11:31AM
Lovely lighting and pose - and poise.

The perspective seems a little odd: standard lens, emphasising the size of the leg? And a touch of burning-in on the foot would avoid a distraction.

But overall, a really lovely picture - click!

tull 19 181 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2005 11:37AM
Superb light and shadow Ian,excellent portrait and congrats on your 300th and here's to the next 300.

glazzaro 17 70 23 United States
28 Sep 2005 11:46AM
How could I say anything but fantastic shot, love the light and shadows showing at the appropriate points, I can see why it is your favorite! Wink Spot on! Click!!!

User_Removed 17 32 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2005 11:46AM
Sounds like you worked very hard for this shot but IMHO it was well worth it
chase Plus
16 2.4k 623 England
28 Sep 2005 12:16PM
Very nice pose,lovely light.Well done on 300 !!
C_Daniels 17 399 10 England
28 Sep 2005 12:30PM
Top shot Ian - like the lighting and pose!

jules41 18 197 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2005 12:42PM
This will always be my favourite Ian,not just cos it's in b&w but it is such a class shot.Happy 300th too and the day superbly marked with such a class shot.
kaybee 18 8.3k 27 Scotland
28 Sep 2005 12:55PM
Bohemien Rapsody strikes again?
exposure Plus
18 6.1k United Kingdom
28 Sep 2005 1:05PM
Beautiful lighting tones pose and composition.
debbiehardy 18 363 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2005 1:18PM
Happy birthday...happy 300th...what's next!!

Seen it before and still like it x
HarryStan 17 50 Australia
28 Sep 2005 1:34PM
Very classy, love the lighting & models pose.
Congrats on the 300!
jany 19 94 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2005 2:34PM
Fab shot, well worth re-uploading. Great lighting and shadow.
vparmar 17 7 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2005 11:57PM
everything has been said already - but this one is very classy and quality shot Ian - well photographed
panda 18 5 1 England
29 Sep 2005 12:40AM
Classic image Ian, well done mate!.

29 Sep 2005 12:50AM
Love the lighting. Fantastic!
urban-hero 18 23 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2005 1:44AM
Superb shot and congratulations on your 300th!

pacman 18 29 Ireland
29 Sep 2005 2:09AM
excellent, top class
TrueRed 17
29 Sep 2005 4:56AM
Great shot Ian, reminds me of bohemian Rhapsody, sorry
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2005 9:06AM
Thank you all for your comments - I did this partly because it reminded me very much of the Bohemian Rhapsody shot.

Thanx again for your comments.

A Booth 20 11 4 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2005 3:33AM
the single light above works well with the model facing upwards.
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2005 7:29AM
Thanx Alan
tim g 18 13 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2005 8:55AM
Excellent pose well captured.

xanda 18 244 2 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2005 10:22AM
Very strong image, perfectly lit. Click.
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2005 10:59AM
thanx tim and xanda
Billies 17 7 Ireland
1 Oct 2005 5:58AM
Clix, Clix, Clix.
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2005 10:05AM
Thankyou thankyou thankyou.
Bexphoto 17 106 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2005 3:51AM
Great lighting and pose - congrats on your 300th!

simont 18 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2005 5:52AM
Easy to see why it's one of your favourites.
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2005 7:00AM
thank you becky and simon
firzhugh 17 13 New Zealand
4 Oct 2005 7:18AM
beautiful shot, great lighting, pose and tones
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2005 7:32AM
thanks fiz

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