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By mellyleth  
Another shot along the lines of yesterday's, this time from a different angle and converted to black and white.

In camera crop, ISO 1600.

Tags: Portraits and people

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Tom_H 11 48 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2005 11:43AM
Think this is better than yesterdays, great work, well done.

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tull 13 181 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2005 12:05PM
Great b/w portrait Mel,good dof.

sze4j 12 56 Singapore
7 Jul 2005 12:19PM
another good one, Mel!

p/s: u both still in France? Was wondering if u might be stuck in office or something like that (given today's events) until i recall that u might still be in France enjoying yourselves...
mellyleth 12 212 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2005 12:22PM
Sze, we're back at home now (came back yesterday). Luckily I'm still on holiday and don't go back until Monday, so I've been at home today. Everything is fine here. I was going to contact you earlier to ask if everything was OK with you, but I saw you posting a couple of comments, so assumed everything was fine.

Thanks everyone else for your comments on this pic.
sze4j 12 56 Singapore
7 Jul 2005 12:27PM
Thanks Mel!! We're good...Yuan woke up late so got to the tube "too late" and was refused entry into the tube station...So thankfully, he stayed at home the whole day with me monitoring the situation on internet and tv news. We're quite upset with what has happened (cos London has in a way become our 2nd home), and thought the whole situation surreal and senseless. Glad u both are good too!! =)
old timer 12 55 1 Scotland
7 Jul 2005 1:49PM
Another good 'un, Mel.
U4eA 12 475 England
7 Jul 2005 5:16PM
Liking this one too, but the clour one just aces it for me. I love the fact that you can see that Rab appears lost in his music in both shots..

cf73 12 234 Australia
7 Jul 2005 10:17PM
Lovely photo, the DOF is spot on. Very good detail in the hands and wedding ring.
leedsgh 12 496 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2005 12:13AM
Just read lord Nikon's comment, looked back at the photo and thought;

'bet he's playing old mcdonald had a farm!'

Great work Mel, havent tried the 'in camera' crop on the D70 yet, seems a bit pointless to me when its as easy to drop it into PS?

How did you find it? Is it easy to do?


PS Glad to hear all is well with you both (and Sze and Yuan.)
mellyleth 12 212 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2005 12:45AM
Thanks everyone for your comments.

Gav, thanks, we are fine here in London.

Regarding the in camera crop, it just makes you think about your composition more. Yes, it's very easy to take your photo and crop it in PS, but it's quite satisfying to not have to crop it.
akh Plus
12 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2005 12:56AM
Another great shot - difficult to pick between the two but overall I think I prefer the composition of this one plus I quite like grainy BW.
mellyleth 12 212 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2005 12:59AM
Thanks Tony and thanks Pete, that surprised me a bit!
scotpics 12 23
8 Jul 2005 5:24AM
Hi again Mel

Yes, definitely prefer this one. Like Tony, I prefer the composition here and the monotone. I think Rab's face looks nicer too somehow... Wink I love the depth of field though - makes me think I need to buy a new camera.


PS Glad you're both OK.
mellyleth 12 212 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2005 6:52AM
Thanks Alan, both for your comment on the pic and for your concern.
8 Jul 2005 9:31AM
love the composition good dof,works well in black and white,congrats on HC
jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2005 9:35AM
This gets another WOW,factor from me Mel.a cracking shot and another HC,theres no holding you back girl..Really well captured,love the tones too.
iansamuel 12 271 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2005 9:57AM
Excellent shot, really well composed and I love the grainy, blurry background and the expression on his face.
Origami_Owl 13 786
8 Jul 2005 10:47AM
Big fan of this one Mel - the light is just right on both foreground and background.

mellyleth 12 212 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2005 1:15PM
Thanks very much for your comments Samantha, Julie, Ian and Paul, much appreciated.

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