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By johnriley1uk  
I like drmatic portraits and here I've taken lighting that is quite severe and half hidden Melissa in shadows. I wondered about softening her skin, but decided against it and went for a gritty effect instead.

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debu 8 India
14 Apr 2013 1:26AM
Nice portrait and a very pretty model.

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I like the close reality of this portrait.

S_Psharma 5 1 India
14 Apr 2013 5:03AM
A lovely portrait.
RLF Plus
8 18 4 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 8:23AM
Great shot. I love the more dramatic portraits tooSmile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 8:40AM
The texture of the skin is debatable John, however the quality of the image is unquestionable

Regards NathanGrin
14 Apr 2013 12:59PM
Hi John, I really like this image of Melissa, its not the usual lighting we use for a female portrait but it works very well. I would have been tempted to soften the skin tones slightly, but that's just me!
Gill x
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14 706 1354 England
14 Apr 2013 6:36PM
I think you made the right choice: I might have been tempted to have a clone at a couple of spots, while leaving the "real skin" texture...


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