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Model 81

By p-g
Currently archiving 30 years worth of slides and came across this from 1981 - hence the title. Shot on Barfen and processed at home (under-stairs cupboard and kitchen!!)Just putting it up to see if I was doing anything right back then!

Tags: Portrait Model Blonde Portraits and people

Voters: Scotty, ChrisRodgers, StevenPrice and 14 more



Scotty 18 64 1 Scotland
29 Jan 2005 10:35AM
You obviously did know what you were doing! Nice one! Scott :o)
29 Jan 2005 10:37AM
Good skin tones, excellent work. Chris
p-g 19 126 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2005 10:42AM
Thanks Scott & Chris.
Should've mentioned that there was so much dust on this (and the other 30 years' worth!!) that a Dyson wouldn't have shifted it. All removed by hand so there may be odd bits left!!
StevenPrice 18 30 2 England
29 Jan 2005 10:46AM
A Great Portrait really well done.

Steve Click!
29 Jan 2005 10:51AM
Love the inherent 80's-ness in this Smile
silburkp 18 3 England
29 Jan 2005 10:56AM
This has survived well. A good piece of 80s nostalgia.
karenpics 18 2
29 Jan 2005 10:57AM
A nice shot click
akh 19 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2005 11:04AM
Nice shot - Barfen now there's a blast from the past, used to buy mine - both BW and colour in bulk and load my own cassettes. Got it at a little shop in Brixton but I don't suppose it's there now.
p-g 19 126 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2005 11:12AM
Thanks Phil, Kelvin, Karen and Tony.
Tony - although I don't profess to know what I'm doing (lol) I do know that Barfen film processed at home at that time gave me better results than any of the usual brands. You could push it, pull it, shake it all about and it still came up trumps even with my hit-and-miss kitchen sink processing!!!
29 Jan 2005 11:20AM
I wonder what she looks like now?? Maybe you could put up a photo of her in the same pose as she is today!
p-g 19 126 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2005 11:29AM
Unfortunately, Brian, this was taken at a one-off shoot at a local camera club. Interesting thought that went through my mind too.
brian1208 20 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2005 11:29AM
Amazing what was possible before the advent of "Digital" Smile

This is lovely, good colour and definition and what a fine looking lass

p-g 19 126 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2005 11:36AM
Thank you, Brian. For interest's sake perhaps should have said this was scanned on my Minolta Scan Dual 4 and, I've just realised, at 4x sampling. For archiving purposes that's OK but I meant to go back and re-scan the better images at a higher rate. Too late now for this one.
glazzaro 18 70 23 United States
29 Jan 2005 12:20PM
She is absolutely beautiful and your photo has done her great justice! Spot On! Click!!!

rf 19 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2005 12:37PM
nice one well done click
p-g 19 126 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2005 1:02PM
Nice mods. Care to run yours by me, Tony??
Scotty 18 64 1 Scotland
29 Jan 2005 2:06PM
Had a look at the mods. Tony, your one reminds me of the lassies they used to have on the sides of cans of Tennents Lager.... Another 80's throwback!
mellyleth 19 212 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2005 2:37PM
Just done a mod, mine looks pants next to Julesm's versions though, haha!!
akh 19 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2005 2:47PM
I used Neatimage which although is meant to reduce noise in a picture I find it also smooths out the skin tones. I then used the healing brush in places to get a better effect and then duplicated the background layer. To this new layer I applied a soft filter, one of the Virtualphotographer range, and a layer mask. Using a small soft brush with a low opacity I painted on the mask and brought back a touch of sharpness to the eyes. For the border I applied a thin stroke about 2 pixels, then increased the canvas size and then another stroke of 4 or 6 pixels. Simple really.
p-g 19 126 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2005 2:48PM
Thanks Melly - I'm just sat here looking at the mods and thinking mine is "pants" now - too harsh.
ps I've only just realised that Rab had put a note on my "pole vaulter" shot re boarding. Anyone's welcome to have a board with us - bearing in mind we us a smallish, quite well-used pond. But it's fun just the same. May's usually nice enough to start although we've been known to be on the water in March!! Brrrrr......
teddy 18 12 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2005 2:53PM
Even though 20 odd years on still good lighting and nice shot. TED
p-g 19 126 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2005 2:54PM
Thanks very much, Tony - I love your mod and I've got a few more from this shoot. I really haven't got that deep into ps yet - but it's obvious it's time to learn!!
rletham 19 890 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2005 3:11PM
Good looking model dude. Who is she? Hope you like my mod.
Centurion 18 1.2k England
29 Jan 2005 3:13PM
bingo! this is exactly what potrait photography is about.
p-g 19 126 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2005 3:15PM
Love all of the mods, Rab. Much better than the original!!
Hey - it was 24 years ago - I can't remember what I did yesterday!!
phowtow 18 46
30 Jan 2005 9:33AM
nice shot, ive had a play hope you dont mind.

p-g 19 126 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2005 1:02PM
No, Chris, the more the merrier - they're all great. If it hadn't been for Tony (akh) I wouldn't have sorted Neatimage out yet.
old timer 19 55 1 Scotland
10 Mar 2005 1:14PM
Just came across this by sheer chance. A superb portrait IMO!
p-g 19 126 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2005 4:02AM
Thanks Jim
Better late than never Smile

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