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By lynsfiona
Experimenting with lighting in this one. Took using window light in front and a small bedside lamp to the left to bring in a warm glow to the skin.

Thanks for taking a look!

Lyns x

Tags: Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: looboss, User_Removed, misphotographic and 135 more

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ColouredImages 12 47 35 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 6:18AM
A super portrait Lyns, love the pose
9 Aug 2006 6:24AM
Absolutely Stunning ! like the saturated look. Quality, and will have another look at home (better screen)
johnfra 11 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 6:29AM
Lovely girl. lovely portrait. John
Callanan 11 7 Ireland
9 Aug 2006 6:35AM
Great Eyes! Beautifil Girl, beautiful pose.
JohnDyer 11 67 2 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 6:52AM
superbly crisp, nice one
tenerifejohn 11 126 England
9 Aug 2006 7:01AM
Beautiful portrait. Stunning. John
DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
9 Aug 2006 7:04AM
Beautiful eyes ..... well actually beautiful everything really.

OK, thats the subjective bit out of the way. Now for the objective bit.

Pose and lighting are soft and natural looking and it's a lovely portrait. I do find the dark right shoulder and bright background gap between hand and hair slightly distracting. Have you tried a tighter crop?

claret 13 49 England
9 Aug 2006 7:05AM
Very nice portrait Lyns. Eye catching pose, great skin tones and captivating eyes.
Boyd 13 11.2k 11 Wales
9 Aug 2006 7:05AM
Very well done.
chris-p Plus
11 65 England
9 Aug 2006 7:09AM
JoernP 10
9 Aug 2006 7:10AM
just fantastic

jusophine 11 104 1 England
9 Aug 2006 7:14AM
Stunning, and I do like the lighting.
hebdens 11 5
9 Aug 2006 7:24AM
fab portrait, the lighting is perfect, great skin tones.
DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
9 Aug 2006 7:30AM
Congrats on (yet) another HC Lyns Smile
dionne 13 29 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 7:30AM
Absolutely beautiful! Is this a self portrait? Whoever it is they have stunning looks and the light and the pose on this picture enhances this. Beauty and brains! Fantastic!
Slaterm 11 496 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 7:48AM
beautiful - you have a real talent for these.
Tandberg Plus
14 1.2k 2 England
9 Aug 2006 7:53AM
Endless Skills and forethought LYNS!!
Lovely self Portrait and the experimentation has paid off.....

Its a cracker! And Hc to boot... VERY WELL DONE..

Tandberg Plus
14 1.2k 2 England
9 Aug 2006 7:53AM
Endless Skills and forethought LYNS!!
Lovely self Portrait and the experimentation has paid off.....

Its a cracker! And Hc to boot... VERY WELL DONE..

Tandberg Plus
14 1.2k 2 England
9 Aug 2006 7:54AM
Sorry Internet stuck!!
conrad 13 10.9k 116
9 Aug 2006 7:57AM
One word: Lovely!

C_Daniels 12 399 10 England
9 Aug 2006 8:09AM
Stunning - a well posed expression!
BillS 11 27 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 8:13AM
Beautiful ! What more can I say ? Bill
lynsfiona 13 5
9 Aug 2006 8:18AM
Wow - thanks everybody and thanks Pete for the HC!! Lyns x ;Ĵ)
GavMc 11 2 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 8:25AM
Excellent! RC well deserved.. Gav
redstag 11 100 15 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 8:27AM
A stunning portrait really well taken.
Geoffphoto 11 13.5k United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 8:37AM
Wow Lyns - this is a wonderful SP, I love the warm lighting and the eyes are stunning, thanks for making my morning.....Geoff
CathyT 11 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 8:44AM
Absolutely stunning Lyns, I especially like the skin tones . The eyes are amazing too.
kaybee 13 5.3k 25 Scotland
9 Aug 2006 8:45AM
Excellent ballance of natural and artificial light.

Awards are well deserved
lynsfiona 13 5
9 Aug 2006 8:49AM
Thanks Gav, Jon, Geoff, Cathy and Roy, much appreciated. Lyns x
User_Removed 11 398 6 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 8:49AM
Well done on the HC - very well deserved.
Phoebecat 11 1 Italy
9 Aug 2006 8:56AM
Wow, wow and once again wow! All I can say is 'Wow'. This is beautiful! Well derserved HC

Wonderful portrait.!! Lovely lighting and smooth tones. Excellent.
keithh Plus
13 25.3k 33 Wallis And Futuna
9 Aug 2006 10:00AM
apart from the fact the she's flippin' gorgeous...the light and particularly that in her eyes, makes this the portrait of the week bar none - so far.
lynsfiona 13 5
9 Aug 2006 10:23AM
Thank you Keith, that is indeed a compliment!! Lyns x
Glynn 11 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 10:35AM
Well done on the HC Lyns. Beautiful portrait and excellently lit.

Briwooly 11 452 5 England
9 Aug 2006 11:01AM
All been said Lyns but brilliant those eyes are great
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
9 Aug 2006 11:18AM
Agree completely with Keith
POOCHIE 11 21 6 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 11:44AM
I think if I looked as good as you I would stay in and take photo's of me all day, but sadly I'm not so congratulations once again on another award Lyn's on what is a lovely picture.

canongirl08 12 18 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 12:19PM
Stunning portrait and lighting,Beautiful work.
Congrats on the HC.Truly deserved
Jouİo 13 56 Finland
9 Aug 2006 12:45PM

Congrats on very well deserved HC, Lyns...

9 Aug 2006 12:56PM
beautiful portrait... the lighting, pose etc are all spot on.
Keelo 13 18 Australia
9 Aug 2006 1:02PM
Superb portrait Lyns, beautiful lighting and pose.
9 Aug 2006 1:05PM
beautiful shot,congrats on the HC
MaryMac 11 258 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 1:58PM
you really have the most lovley eyes and congrats on the HC very well deserved for this SP
Imagine23 11 241 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 2:05PM
Great portrait, well done on the HC!
11 12 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 2:25PM
Very well captured, lovely skin tones in this, excellent!
proberts 13 218 4 Wales
9 Aug 2006 2:26PM
Excellent portrait and light.Congrats on the HC.
Lynxeffect 11 4 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 2:34PM
Truely stunning image...great colour and lighting and her expression setting off a great photograph...nice job
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
9 Aug 2006 2:35PM
shane 12 7 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 3:20PM
beautiful portrait, Superb lighting and the skin tones are so good

CP_01 11 1
9 Aug 2006 3:28PM
chrish4 11 89
9 Aug 2006 3:51PM
haven't come upon your pf before - it is fantastic!!! I'm sooo jealous!

Congrat on another fab image

CaptivePhotons 14 1.7k 2 England
9 Aug 2006 4:31PM
Well done, lovely shot, lovely model. The large version is stunning.
silburkp 12 3 England
9 Aug 2006 5:04PM
Very nice portrait, particularly like the warm light & skin tones.
9 Aug 2006 5:41PM
Wow Lyns', this is really something. A gorgeous pic' of an even MORE gorgeous woman.Love it.
John xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (-:
oppo 11 6 2 Scotland
9 Aug 2006 5:59PM
Absolute perfection, and I love the face shadow on the arm. Very well deserved H.C.

GregorP 12 4 Slovenia
9 Aug 2006 6:46PM
Awesome!!!I love it!

User_Removed Junior Member 11 51
9 Aug 2006 6:48PM
Just wonderful Lyns.

Consulo 13 840 10 Scotland
9 Aug 2006 7:29PM
Absolutely gorgeous!

Beautiful shot, with your hand and arm leading the eye to your eyes.

Well deserved HC.
silverwolf 15 7 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 7:51PM
Awesome. Georgeous light, beautiful eyes.
dalowsons 13 89 Australia
9 Aug 2006 7:52PM
This is so stunning, well done on the HC ! Can I ask how you get the focus so perfect with self-portraits ???
DYankee 11 6 United States
9 Aug 2006 8:35PM
An exceptional self portrait!
The lighting and colors are gorgeous.
This deserves all the awards it can get!
Dawn Smile
paulcr 12 1.5k 9 Ireland
9 Aug 2006 8:39PM
Beautiful self, which is always difficult in itself. And a beautiful model whenever you need it too. Paul
twordley 11 360 England
9 Aug 2006 9:11PM
spot on......cant say anything that hasnt already been said........apart from I'm in love!
DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
9 Aug 2006 9:31PM

Alexandra (dalowsons) has asked a question that I'd be interested to know the answer to. i.e., how do you focus for a self portrait.

Trade secret or spill the beans ???
lynsfiona 13 5
9 Aug 2006 9:33PM
Hi Dave, I've just this minute sent Alexandra a messgae explaining just this - it does go on a bit so I'll forward it to you too. x
tonymarq 11 1 United States
10 Aug 2006 12:09AM
Lynn excellent skin tone captured using natural light and artificial! excellent pose and Hc well deserved!

stay well
turtle1 13 41 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 7:06AM
Beautiful skin tone, and the lighting works a treat,, Superb work.

Mono 12 43
10 Aug 2006 10:11AM
Give up the day job & start modelling Wink ...& you don't need a photographer with your skills

NevP 11 853 13 Canada
10 Aug 2006 1:28PM
Stunning self portrait, the pose is elegant and work brilliantly. This could also be stunning in mono?
Jouİo 13 56 Finland
10 Aug 2006 1:35PM
wish I could click twice...............or 100 times!

ColinT-B 11 38 3 England
10 Aug 2006 2:06PM
I think I have just made it 100.
this is a beautiful portrait Lynn.
Well done and congratulations on the award.
10 Aug 2006 3:57PM
Stunning!! well done Lyns!

phototime 11 8 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 5:13PM
Wow what a beautiful model is that you,beautiful skin tone and the lighting is excellent what a wonderful image love it very much excellent work.
10 Aug 2006 6:19PM
Beautiful one! Shan
martinl 13 266 2 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 9:15PM
Don't think my self portrait would get 105 clicks! Would struggle to get 5!!

Seriously good shot. Your eyes in this are stunningly good.

rosie42 13 7 Australia
11 Aug 2006 6:23AM
Lovely work - congratulations too on your well-deserved HC!

Susie :o)
princezippy 11 58 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 1:23PM
Stunning portrait
The lighting is spot on

lynsfiona 13 5
11 Aug 2006 4:10PM
Thank you all for taking the time to click and/or comment, it's really appreciated!!!! Lyns x
Maddie Plus
12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2006 7:40PM
well done on the HC Lyns
vparmar 12 7 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2006 6:19AM
superb portrait and congrats on HC

serans 13 2 England
14 Aug 2006 9:39AM
Beautiful lighting! Congrats on all the worthy praise!
14 Aug 2006 6:21PM
Consider it's an experiment I must say it's pretty ok..
14 Aug 2006 6:22PM
Ok, I admit it. It's stunning!

louis77 13 12 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2006 3:22PM
a brilliant shot I agree with all the comments.With regards to your trip to mousehole a few places you might care to visit are Marazion to get a shot of St Michaels mount (you will see it on your way to mousehole)then you could try Godrevy Lighthouse at Gwithian drive over a humpbacked bridge and turn sharp left and follow the road. St Agnes has old mine buildings and Zennor and St Just are near you and take the coast road back to St Ives nice scenery. Look forward to seeing your shots on your return
lynsfiona 13 5
24 Aug 2006 3:42PM
Thanks very much Louis for the info - hope the weather improves a bit by then!! Lyns x
alexanderL 11 3
26 Aug 2006 12:38AM
great pose well exposed and captured


vismaya 11 Ireland
28 Aug 2006 5:25PM
Beautiful eyes, beautiful expression, lovely self portrait!
rhiw_com 11 24
19 Oct 2006 9:02AM
A superb portrait, top quality image.
Rg Tony
silverfoxey 8 17 2 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 3:29PM
Just found this wonderful portrait shot of yours. The two sources of light work very well to the skin, and the eyes, of this natural beautiful model. I'm sure you have got even better since this was taken over 6 yrs ago. James Smile

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