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User_Removed 11 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 Plus
10 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 13 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 Plus
12 244 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 Plus
11 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 12 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
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 Plus
11 124
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
11 875 10 Ireland
3 Jul 2006 6:31PM
Cracking high-key portrait and selective colouring, makes it look a bit spooky!!!

Fleetwood 15 63
3 Jul 2006 6:42PM
Fantastic, pleasure to see.
3 Jul 2006 6:51PM
Excellent portrait, a most effective piece of digital manipulation.
plooto Plus
10 12 England
3 Jul 2006 7:00PM
I love the eyes. Top portrait.
Deego Plus
10 27
3 Jul 2006 7:08PM
I like it :o)
jimPat Plus
12 8 1 Scotland
3 Jul 2006 7:15PM
Superb portrait - i love it JP
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 Plus
12 119 2 England
3 Jul 2006 7:20PM
Like it..

old timer Plus
12 55 1 Scotland
3 Jul 2006 7:25PM
A lovely high-key portrait, though I agree the eyes detract from it.
conrad Plus
12 10.9k 116
3 Jul 2006 7:37PM
This is absolutely lovely. Penny for ... Wink

SandraD Plus
11 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 Plus
12 24 6 Wales
3 Jul 2006 8:59PM
Lovely lady given a lovely treatment. Bruce
3 Jul 2006 9:00PM
Phil excellent portrait and love the focus on the eyes!

stay well
Chriscj Plus
11 96 1 England
4 Jul 2006 8:58AM
Excellent portrait. Doesn't need the selective colouring.

Dennie Plus
12 260 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
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 12 825 Lithuania
6 Jul 2006 2:58AM
super work Phil`!... think its great!
deavilin Plus
12 341 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 Plus
12 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!!!

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

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

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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