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John

By KJackson
This is my son, not an easy young lad to photograph as he does not keep still for 1 second and hates his photograph taken. I managed to grab this one of him today, window light and converted to mono, touch of selective colouring on his eyes (they are ice blue so dont think this has worked very well)

Im not sure about the comp on this one - I will let you all kindly decide. What I am pleased with is that I have managed to clone out a large scar that he has on his face.

Hope you are all having a great weekend.

Karen

Tags: Portrait Boy Black and white Digitally manipulated John Portraits and people

Voters: Grimm, peely, rah and 19 more


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Comments


Grimm 10 587 6
19 Jan 2008 6:47PM
I think its great! I like th DOF and the sharpness. The selective colouring works well too but I think if you kept it in mono it would still be effective. Now the crop, as I said it is a personal thing. If it was me I'd crop a bit off from the left and top of the image just to balance it (the left eye is a bit too close to the edge). Well done Karen, I like it very much!

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peely 9 13 England
19 Jan 2008 6:48PM
Great capture,i know the feeling trying to capture a photo of a camera shy child,my youngest is the same,we have to be happy with what we get and you have a great shot of your son here,well done.
rah 9 Scotland
19 Jan 2008 6:50PM
I think it's a beautiful shot - very expressive. The crop and b/w really suit it, Rachel
Miffyroo 8 2 Scotland
19 Jan 2008 7:05PM
I really like this shot, the angle adds to a lovely portrait.
Lesley
Hoffy Plus
12 262 16 England
19 Jan 2008 7:20PM
Very good eye contact, the lighting is good but I would get a reflector just below the face to bounce some light into the darker area's
jusophine 10 104 1 England
19 Jan 2008 7:28PM
Lovely portrait and I love the light touch to the eyes.

Jules
fishy2 9
19 Jan 2008 7:40PM
very good shot.
jase.
KJackson 9 7 1 England
19 Jan 2008 7:44PM
Thanks for all the comments, much appreciated Wink
19 Jan 2008 8:07PM
amazing eye!!!!
Michael
proz 12 205 United States
19 Jan 2008 8:30PM
he stayed still just long enough, this is wonderful great eye contact. A cute lil guy Karen! Great portrait
Nice capture, a handsome little man, and such beautiful eyes.
SKavanagh 9 312 5 England
20 Jan 2008 11:54AM
Another great portrait Karen i think the pose works very well and the eyes are great you havent over done it
Steve
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2008 12:18PM
I think you have done really well. The selective colouring is excellent (only you can judge the colour, but the effect here is great) and the focus is superb. I like the angle of his head, his expression and the lighting.
I doubt he would have stayed still long enough for you to position a reflector, but if he had been wearing a white t-shirt that might well have softened that slight shadow. Agreed that his eye is a bit too close to the edge of the frame, but I 'm not sure that cropping the other side would help.
This is quality work, Karen!
Bill
KJackson 9 7 1 England
20 Jan 2008 2:29PM
Thanks, great comments and advice as usual Smile
Karen
Photogene 10 176 Wales
20 Jan 2008 7:42PM
Great mono conversion and a wonderful portrait, nice work.

All the best Richard
dalowsons 12 89 Australia
23 Jan 2008 7:25PM
I love the selective colouring of the eyes, makes the shot for me !
HectorRivera 9 17 1 United States
26 Jan 2008 6:24PM
Great eyes

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