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User_Removed 12 7 8 Netherlands
3 Jul 2006 5:25PM
This is a beautiful photo but I think the effect on the eyes ruins it. The eyes are directed outward, so to say, the title suggests this person is lost in thoughts, which means a focus on inwardness. So what you've done with the manipulation -- despite the technical skills you have and the beautiful colours etc. -- does not fit with the conceptual content your title suggests. I know that people sometimes don't like criticism of this sort but maybe you could react and tell us what you think binds the title and the photo together. I would appreciate it for you're a great photographer. Best regards, Bert

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JohnDyer 12 67 2 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2006 5:27PM
lovely idea, very well done, the high-key works really well
3 Jul 2006 5:29PM
I love it. Just fantastic
User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2006 5:32PM
Beautiful shot but I agree the yes don't need colour. They show emotion without it.

xanda 14 244 2 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2006 5:35PM
I like the shot very much - it's a beautiful study and the eyes are terrific as they are IMO, but I agree that their apparent focus is outward and not inward.

AngelaD 13 2.9k Wales
3 Jul 2006 5:41PM
It certainly is a stunning photograph. I would like to see an upload of one without the colour in the eyes, to compare.
UserRemoved 14 6.2k 1
3 Jul 2006 6:05PM
Looked at this and saw that HenriAntoine (and others) have already expressed my thoughts: really lovely portrait but be nice to see without the selective colour
GregorP 13 4 Slovenia
3 Jul 2006 6:16PM
B E A U T I F U L high-key portrait...good composed, and beautiful eyes...I love it.

What a beautiful portrait. emotional even, The eyes are good, it puts the capture in a class of their own, I guess without them it would be just a beautiful classic shot. click
Max_WW 12 124
3 Jul 2006 6:22PM
I'm with the crowd on this one. Its a brilliant shot which I really like, but I'd prefer to lose the eye colour.
Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
3 Jul 2006 6:31PM
Cracking high-key portrait and selective colouring, makes it look a bit spooky!!!

Fleetwood 16 63
3 Jul 2006 6:42PM
Fantastic, pleasure to see.
silburkp 13 3 England
3 Jul 2006 6:51PM
Excellent portrait, a most effective piece of digital manipulation.
plooto 12 12 England
3 Jul 2006 7:00PM
I love the eyes. Top portrait.
Deego 12 27
3 Jul 2006 7:08PM
I like it :o)
jimPat 13 8 1 Scotland
3 Jul 2006 7:15PM
Superb portrait - i love it JP
leesearle 14 35
3 Jul 2006 7:16PM
Good portrait mate nicely done, the eyes for me have ruined it, keep it simple and let your photograph shine. Other than that though top class.

MarkT 13 119 2 England
3 Jul 2006 7:20PM
Like it..

old timer 14 55 1 Scotland
3 Jul 2006 7:25PM
A lovely high-key portrait, though I agree the eyes detract from it.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
3 Jul 2006 7:37PM
This is absolutely lovely. Penny for ... Wink

SandraD 13 59
3 Jul 2006 8:22PM
Lovely image, is this the same lady that was at Focus? I quite like the selective colouring but would maybe prefer a blue tone. Sandra
3 Jul 2006 8:28PM
stunning portrait - like the high key effect and the selective colouring - well done

DP_Imagery 13 24 6 Wales
3 Jul 2006 8:59PM
Lovely lady given a lovely treatment. Bruce
tonymarq 12 1 United States
3 Jul 2006 9:00PM
Phil excellent portrait and love the focus on the eyes!

stay well
Chriscj 12 96 1 England
4 Jul 2006 8:58AM
Excellent portrait. Doesn't need the selective colouring.

Dennie 13 260 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2006 1:59PM
I love it with the selective colouring its a fantastic high key portrait and i like a hint of colour each to there own. You've done a great job and do what you like you cant please everyone. Denise x
phiggy 16 7 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2006 12:05AM
Hi Bert thank you for your honest opinion and comments they are very welcome and appreciated.
I will be totally honest by telling you I was going to delete this image altogether as I shot a number of images at the time but this was the only shot in that pose.
But I thought I would just have a go at trying to make a silk purse out of a pigs ear.
After playing about in PS I thought I would post it here not expecting much response to be honest.
Anyway I needed a title and after much deliberation and a pot of tea.
I returned to the image and after another look I wondered what was going through the models mind at that time.
Hence the title Thoughts.
And I felt it fitted the picture.
User_Removed 13 825 Lithuania
6 Jul 2006 2:58AM
super work Phil`!... think its great!
deavilin 14 345 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2006 5:11AM
Don't know how Pete missed this one! it is one of the best I have seen on hereSmile

glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
8 Jul 2006 10:45PM
Stunning, excellent work indeed, the eys are just what was needed to make this a hit! Spot on! Click!!!

Portknockie 13 48 Scotland
9 Jul 2006 1:33PM
Phil...This is stunning work....just love the work done on the eyes...

dalischone 13 295 Scotland
12 Sep 2006 5:50PM
Stunning portrait Phil, love the eye detail and colour. So beautiful.

magicbox 11 1 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2006 10:57PM
It didn't need the selective colouring, a stunning model, and i do like the effect you use.

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