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Mari 13 1.8k Wales
11 Aug 2006 6:15AM
Absolutely superb, Lyns - works beautifully in mono, a stunning portrait

Mari Smile

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rosie42 12 7 Australia
11 Aug 2006 6:22AM
Delightful portrait - really like the relaxed pose and tight crop. Works so well in b&w too ...

Susie :o)
draxwayze 13 74
11 Aug 2006 6:23AM
The thumbnail stood out. The image looks gorgeous, and in large, this portrait is stunning. The expression this gorgeous lady has tells whatever story imagination can brew up. Captivating to look at and technically brilliant. Would that I could take portraits like this.

MaryMac 10 258 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 6:32AM
another stunning portrait shot the light is really effective
11 Aug 2006 6:38AM
Another super shot Lyns but personally I think I preferred the colour version. Congrats on such a great response to it too....well worthy of all the attention
AndreG 10 20 England
11 Aug 2006 6:38AM
nice shot, love the tones.
shane 12 7 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 6:40AM
really beautiful portrait, even better than yesterday's
Love the B&W treatment, superb lighting

JohnDyer 10 67 2 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 6:43AM
love this version
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
11 Aug 2006 6:45AM
Morning Lyns. This will fly because IMO it's even better than the previous upload.

Beautiful soft light, subtle mono treatment and whereas the colour shot was almost a profile this has a fuller view of your face which can't be a bad thing at all.

Hang on to that lucky coat-hanger.

11 Aug 2006 7:01AM
Stunning shot.
colin 12 697 5 Scotland
11 Aug 2006 7:12AM
Gorgeous ! The B&W has a more 'classic' feel to it. Beautifully lit.
10 12 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 7:17AM
Another feast for the eyes! Truely lovely in all ways, well photographed.
claret 12 49 England
11 Aug 2006 7:18AM
You're lucky to have such a gorgeous model so easily available Smile Can't decide which I like better - this or the previous one. Both equally well done.
silverwolf 15 7 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 7:28AM
I thought yesterday's colour shot was awesome but for me this beats it and I can't think of a word to top AWESOME. Beautiful lady, beautiful lighting, stunning tones.
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
11 Aug 2006 7:31AM
I prefer to colour one to be honest as the eyes stand out much better.
Still it is a good one.
Questions: Is this your self portrait? If so, how do you focus on your own eyes?
freybird 10 1 England
11 Aug 2006 7:31AM
Again stunning, I think it works much better in B&W. Geoff
Tandberg 13 1.2k 2 England
11 Aug 2006 7:32AM
The Model Smile
The shot Smile
The Conversion Smile
The Light Smile
AS good as yesterdays Lyns!!!!!

Lovely and well done indeed......
conrad 12 10.9k 116
11 Aug 2006 7:35AM
Wow, Lyns, you've done it again - I'm impressed! I liked the colour shot a lot, but I think this one works even better. Partly due to the reason you mention yourself, it is indeed moodier, but I also think the position of your right hand and the direction in which you're looking work better somehow. Mono was a good choice. And how lucky you are with the way you look, because you'd be hard-pressed to find a better-looking model!

RipleyExile 13 1.6k 17 England
11 Aug 2006 7:51AM
I love b&w portraits and this one is superb. I prefer it to the colour version (although that was quality as well) as the lighting is more distinct. The eyes stand out really well also.
C_Daniels 11 399 10 England
11 Aug 2006 8:12AM
A nicely toned version of the last image uploaded :O)
11 Aug 2006 8:24AM
love the black and white treatment,beautiful portrait
SamM 10 2 Germany
11 Aug 2006 8:35AM
This is again a stunner. You are not only a talented photographer but also a beautiful model-wow! Love the light here and the mood. Great work!
User_Removed 10 398 6 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 8:40AM
For me this is better than yesterdays which was excellent.
11 Aug 2006 8:54AM
Stunning image and works especially well in b&w.
Slaterm 10 496 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 8:54AM
great portrait - the lighting is gentle but gives nice catchlights, the image is well exposed and the tonal range is spot on. Another beautiful portrait
lynsfiona 12 5
11 Aug 2006 9:58AM
Thank you for all your clicks and lovely comments, they are really appreciated. Lyns x
Consulo 12 840 10 Scotland
11 Aug 2006 10:07AM

Top notch BW.

Michael. Smile
proberts 12 218 4 Wales
11 Aug 2006 10:19AM
Thought yesterdays was fabulous,but this is even better.Stunning shot and fabulous tones.
aussie 12
11 Aug 2006 10:23AM
Wow, certainly a beautiful shot. Excellent lighting, clarity and composition. Well done.

Lydia / Australia
GregorP 11 4 Slovenia
11 Aug 2006 10:47AM
Smile Awesome!!!
Lynxeffect 10 4 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 11:42AM
Beautiful image yet again...the Black and White works well showing great contrast, and those eyes seem to fill the whole image,..wonderful sot...nice job
DYankee 10 6 United States
11 Aug 2006 11:53AM
You're images are always well above standard - your self portraits are no exception.
Great tonal range - lovely soft texture.
Beautiful work!
Dawn Smile
canongirl08 11 18 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 11:55AM
Another beautiful image,Works really well in b+W
paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
11 Aug 2006 11:56AM
So are you going to let us in on the tip for focusing with a self portrait?? Paul
dazzaman 10 631 England
11 Aug 2006 12:12PM
what a blinder, this is a top class mono,image.those eyes are stunning.awinner all round.

well done.
lynsfiona 12 5
11 Aug 2006 12:13PM
Thank you to everyone for your kind comments, they're very much appreciated.

The way I did these shots was quite simple really.

I held the tip of a clothes hanger where my eyes would be and focused on that, then turned the camera to manual focus so then thae focus is set. I used the timer on the camera and then just made sure I stayed in that position. I find that it helps if you are in a fixed position, say in a chair or against a wall, keeping you in the right place. For this shot I was sat leaning against the edge of a bed so I couldn't accidentally move backwards and ruin the focus. I would really have liked to use my telephoto lens for sp's but it's much easier with my kit lens, (the camera is much closer) you can basically stay in the same position and just lean over to press the shutter.

I hope this helps, it may not be the right way to do it but it seems to work for me!!

Take care and have a great weekend. Lyns x
Chriscj 10 96 1 England
11 Aug 2006 12:17PM
Beautifully done portrait.

Slaterm 10 496 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 12:32PM
You make it sound so simple! However you are doing it they work
11 Aug 2006 12:54PM
Superb quality portrait, excellent lighting.
kitsch 10 439 4 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 1:05PM
SimPick 10 545 2 Azerbaijan
11 Aug 2006 1:13PM
Very nice Lyns. Very nice indeed.
mirceax 10
11 Aug 2006 1:29PM
perfect portait!
oppo 10 6 2 Scotland
11 Aug 2006 1:34PM
This is a real stunner Lyns. I have only one little niggle and it's only my opinion so you can take it with a pinch of salt, but I feel that the area just above the shoulder on the left and just below the hair is a little bit too bright for my liking. However it's still superb and wonderful in black and white.

JouŠo 12 56 Finland
11 Aug 2006 1:48PM
Think I´ve said this a hundred times: TOTALLY FABULOUS, Lyns!

Thank you................

NevP Plus
11 853 13 Canada
11 Aug 2006 2:17PM
This is fabulous and works brilliantly in mono. I also love the conversion that you have done. Absolutely stunning!!!
POOCHIE 10 21 6 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 3:02PM
Super dooper! This is far better than the colour picture that you submitted last in my opinion, the black and white suits so well you look fab.

keithh Plus
12 25.1k 33 Wallis And Futuna
11 Aug 2006 3:10PM
I'm just going to click*sigh*click
lynsfiona 12 5
11 Aug 2006 3:22PM
Thanks Chris, Mark, John, Jo, Simon, Mircea, Phil, Jouko, Nev, Pooch and Keith, LOL… Have a great weekend! Lyns x
User_Removed Junior Member 10 51
11 Aug 2006 4:24PM
I actually prefer this to yesterdays stunner Lyns. A wonderful portrait.

lynsfiona 12 5
11 Aug 2006 4:30PM
Thanks Derek! x
silburkp 12 3 England
11 Aug 2006 5:04PM
An excellent portrait, great in B&W. Very effective use of light.
11 Aug 2006 5:04PM
Superb work Lyns! truly stunning!!

chris-p Plus
11 65 England
11 Aug 2006 5:31PM
Amazing capture..beautiful model..super conversion
11 Aug 2006 6:15PM
WOW! Lyns', knock out picture. Really really REALLY love it.
john XXX (-:
11 Aug 2006 6:23PM
Fantastic in monochrome.!!
Excellent work.
IanFlindt 12 740 21 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 6:46PM
An awe-inspiring portrait - I could gaze at it for hours. This is only the tiniest niggle, but I did find the slightly bright background just behind that gorgeous neck a little distracting. I wonder how it would have looked if that space had been the same as the background in the triangle formed by her arm. As I say, it's the merest quibble, and fades into irrelevance when compared to the sublime quality shining through elsewhere.
11 Aug 2006 7:48PM
Superb shot, real good and hope to see some more. Weel done
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
11 Aug 2006 8:58PM
a stunning portrait Lyns!!!

clap clap
phototime 10 8 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 10:19PM
Fantastic shot in B&W the quality is excellent another great work well done.
tonymarq 11 1 United States
12 Aug 2006 2:37AM
Lynn all i can say is stunning portrait in b&w! very classy!

stay well and great weekend to you and yours!

turtle1 12 41 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2006 7:01AM
I think the B&W works, enhancing the shadows giving it that moody look.

pearly 10 23
12 Aug 2006 1:21PM
beautiful, amazing light
Maddie Plus
11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2006 7:39PM
stunning work
TommyStr 10 9 3 Norway
13 Aug 2006 4:27AM
Wow. Even better than Waiting
vparmar 12 7 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2006 6:21AM
Beautiful image - works well in black and white - excellent work

dalowsons 12 89 Australia
13 Aug 2006 9:54PM
This is fantastic ! The lighting is amazing and love the bits of loose hair.
budman825 10 3
14 Aug 2006 1:28AM
love the lighting and the model is perectly made up.Wondeful
14 Aug 2006 6:24PM

sputnki 12 10 Canada
15 Aug 2006 10:36AM
Lyns, this is a beautiful self-portrait. I prefer the mono just because I like the shadows and textures it brings out. This one has a "classy" look, well done!

dusted 11 508 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2006 11:17PM
the b&w works perfectly, wonderful image lyns

PLCimagery 10 77 1 England
19 Aug 2006 6:52AM
Nic_WA 11 179 2 Australia
21 Aug 2006 8:42AM
Wow...not suprised this was so well received Smile
vismaya 11 Ireland
28 Aug 2006 5:30PM
Very beautiful!!!

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