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Black to white

By Richsr
First many thanks to everyone for all your comments on my last upload very much appreciated.
Secondly thanks to Pete and Philip Minnis for the EC and GEA awards again very much appreciated.
Finally thanks to the following for taking the time to award one of their UA, Jaydee, CanonFan, Scotishlandscapes, Daisyemaye, TrevBatWCC, boov, iainhamiltonphotography, TyChee, Stace, Leontan, AnnChown, and finally Tynnwrillunian. Very much appreciated agan.

Also thanks to Nick and Adam for sharing there views too.

Another one featuring the hat and a wider view featureing the split black white background to try and creat a yin-yang image.

Thanks for looking

Regards Richard

Tags: Black and white Stockport Hallum Mills Fredau Hoekstra

Voters: gwynn56, CaroleS, Willmer and 149 more

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CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 8:44AM
Just 'WOW'.

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fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
18 Apr 2013 8:46AM
A very professional study.

mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1500 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 8:58AM
Works because of the light catching the curve of the brim of the hat, that dark shadow down the back of her neck! An intriguing positive/negative effect.
18 Apr 2013 8:59AM
If she thinks that hat is going to protect anything apart from her face from harmful UV, I fear she is deluding herself. Have a quiet word with her, Richard, talk some sense into her.
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 9:01AM
A lot to like about his. love the way the black hat stands out against the black bg.Smile
sjh37 4 14 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 9:05AM
Fantastic image. Love the lines of the hat rim. Great shot.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
18 Apr 2013 9:05AM
Thanks for all your comments everyone.
Regards Richard
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 9:11AM
Fantastic shot, I love the simplicity, brilliant

18 Apr 2013 9:17AM
works well Richard well thought out and executed

Take-a-View 12 293 5 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 9:26AM
Very effective. Like it.
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
18 Apr 2013 9:38AM
Pure class!

jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 10:18AM
Very well done Richard! Smile
18 Apr 2013 10:54AM
The split backdrop adds yet another level of pleasure to this Richard.
Fine work in the studio.

MalcolmM Plus
11 551 5 Scotland
18 Apr 2013 11:13AM
Like the black/white b/g.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
18 Apr 2013 11:37AM

Quote:Works because of the light catching the curve of the brim of the hat, that dark shadow down the back of her neck! An intriguing positive/negative effect.

Shadow cannot exist without the light... very Ying/Yang. Richard
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 11:43AM
Interesting, imaginative, and wonderfully inventive imagery Richard

Congratulations on your GE Award

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
18 Apr 2013 11:47AM
Wonderfully different Richard, like this one a lot.

Best Matt
wenzu78 4 7 Malta
18 Apr 2013 11:48AM
Very good.

I love it.


Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
18 Apr 2013 12:11PM
Thanks for all your comments everyone and thanks to Philip Minnis for the GEA again very much appreciated.
Thanks also to Wenzu for taking the timed to award it a UA very much appreciated

regards Richard
18 Apr 2013 12:45PM
top marks in every respect
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
18 Apr 2013 12:54PM
Much prefer this image Richard.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
18 Apr 2013 1:15PM
These images are right up there with the best....great work.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
18 Apr 2013 1:39PM
Anther excellent piece of work, Richard Smile
Trev Smile
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
18 Apr 2013 1:40PM
This is superb too Richard. Preferred yesterdays though. I think it had more mystery and more beautiful shades of grey and very artistic. This is more fitting with your title though and seems perfect for a fashion magazine. And do love this too.......Sandy
Ayoob 5 Australia
18 Apr 2013 2:06PM
Another lovely image , Richard - excellent...........GrinGrinGrin
RobboB Plus
9 112 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 2:33PM
18 Apr 2013 2:41PM
Lovely work Rich great tones and lighting.

johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 2:46PM
Well deserving of the attention and awards Richard, very high quality studio work

TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
18 Apr 2013 2:55PM
Another stunner. Great followup to yesterday's shot..
fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 2:58PM
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
18 Apr 2013 3:32PM
Another stunnerGrinGrin
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
18 Apr 2013 4:07PM
Thanks to RobboB for taking the time to award one of his UA very much appreciated
regards Richard
debu 6 India
18 Apr 2013 4:12PM
Very nice mono.
efactsphoto 4 8 3 Germany
18 Apr 2013 4:27PM
Good job!
LesF 10 182 9
18 Apr 2013 4:30PM
This artistic series of black and white with shapes is working well Richard, another goodie this

18 Apr 2013 4:37PM
Fabulous composition, Richard!
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
18 Apr 2013 4:56PM
Great shot, cleverly thought out and managed. Ann.
boov Plus
3 2 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 5:02PM
Fabulous again...fabulous
18 Apr 2013 8:02PM
Superb image and composition, excellent
Suehh 9 39 6 England
18 Apr 2013 8:12PM
One of your very best. I love the style. Wonderful light and shadow, superb. Sue
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
18 Apr 2013 9:34PM
Love the split B/W background Richard, the last one was ace but I think this is even better.

derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 10:00PM
I love the stark, simple lines Richard and that split background is the perfect foil.
18 Apr 2013 10:17PM
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
18 Apr 2013 10:19PM
Stunning Richard well worthy of all awards.


Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
18 Apr 2013 10:36PM
Brilliant idea and brilliantly executed Richard! Fabulous image.
19 Apr 2013 3:44AM
Outstanding work.

19 Apr 2013 6:25AM
Deserves all the comments...well doneWink
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
19 Apr 2013 7:33AM
Stunning and fantastic Capture and work,Richard,very well done,
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
19 Apr 2013 8:37AM
Thanks for the HC - Pete, very much appreciated.
thanks also to Suehh Derekhenson and Rende for taking the time to award one of their UA again I do appreciated that.

Thanks again for all your comments too
Regards Richard
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
19 Apr 2013 9:43AM
Brilliant idea Richard, love the shapes - excellent work!
My congrat's for all of your awards Smile

Sarah *
19 Apr 2013 11:22AM
danbrann Plus
12 628 17
19 Apr 2013 12:54PM
As I haven't seen anything better today and as I am not likely to why not have my UA to add to the growing list.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
19 Apr 2013 1:44PM
Thanks you Danny for that I appreciate you awarding one of your UA.
regards Richard
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 5:54PM
I think I like this more Danny!
21 Apr 2013 8:24AM
Brilliant! love this Richard, a really Pro' shot.

John Smile
phil99 9 45 6 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 8:03PM
Having a catch up .Not time to comment on your images but as usual they are of the very highest standards and deserving of all the credits and awards you receive...Phil
GregorP 11 4 Slovenia
22 Apr 2013 10:02AM
Excellent concept! I like it! Smile
Congrats Richard very well deserved on the awards
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 11:40AM
A top notch image Richard
10 12 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 6:29PM
Like it rich, good work.
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 10:57AM
simply stunning richard congratulations on all the well deserved awards top shot Wink
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 3:36PM
This works so well SmileSmile
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 9:50PM
A beautiful stylist image,

Ali Smile
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2013 6:39PM
Love your b&w concept. Well executed Richard. Like it.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
29 Apr 2013 7:36PM
Thanks for all your comments everyone very much appreciated
Regards Richard
Nick_Hilton 11 571 2 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2013 2:34PM
Personally I prefer this one compared to your last post. Richard was it your intention to loose detail in her shoulders to create a true graphic look?
13 Jun 2013 4:23PM
A fantastic portfolio altogether - something to take as a reference... Smile
xwang 7 55 8
26 Jul 2013 8:50PM
Beautiful shot, excellent B&W work.

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