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Many thanks for all your comments on my last upload, very much appreciated.

First of a series of images from a recent shoot, I want to create some strong white and black shapes just using the hat and models face profile.

Would be interested in your comments

Thanks for looking.

Regards Richard

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 Apr 2013 - 2:42 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:The Hat
Username:Richsr Richsr
Uploaded:16 Apr 2013 - 8:30 AM
Tags:Black & white, Fredau Hoekstra, Hallum Mills Stockport
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Jaydee007
Jaydee007  734 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 8:32 AM

Stunning shape love it
Jim

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ali63
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16 Apr 2013 - 8:32 AM

Excellent work,

Ali

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ColleenA
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16 Apr 2013 - 8:38 AM

WOW what a stunning image.GrinGrin.....perfect...love the shapes

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fentiger
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16 Apr 2013 - 8:45 AM

Classy!

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bluesandtwos
16 Apr 2013 - 8:53 AM

What an excellent picture! Mind you, you can't go far wrong with a woman wearing a hat. Wink Smile

Looking forward to seeing some more from this series.

Dave

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16 Apr 2013 - 8:53 AM

Thank for your UA Jim very much appreciated.
Thanks Jim, Ali, Colleen and Albert and Dave for your comments too
Regards
Richard

Last Modified By Richsr at 16 Apr 2013 - 8:54 AM

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digital_boi
16 Apr 2013 - 8:57 AM

excellent Richard looks great

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16 Apr 2013 - 8:58 AM

Thanks Graham

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Velja
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16 Apr 2013 - 8:59 AM

Excellent comp. placed in the corner!Grin Emphasis on the hat, bravo!GrinGrinGrin
greeting
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16 Apr 2013 - 8:59 AM

Fantastic image Richard. Lovely shape. Well done
Jim

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16 Apr 2013 - 9:10 AM

Curves, curves, curves, some human some hat... This really is excellent.
Moira

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woolybill1
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16 Apr 2013 - 9:22 AM

Very fine, Richard, beautiful curves in all directions. The proportion of negative space is perfect.
Regards
Bill

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achieverswales
16 Apr 2013 - 9:47 AM

The honest truth Richard! This is top rate Pro photography, the light composition and imagination all perfect my friend 20-20.

Regards

Trev.

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16 Apr 2013 - 9:53 AM

Great work!! I like it a lot!!

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BURNSIE
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16 Apr 2013 - 10:19 AM

Great image, well composed and presented.
Regards
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16 Apr 2013 - 10:29 AM

Like the lines, cracking image.
cheers phil.

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Richsr
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16 Apr 2013 - 10:38 AM

Thanks for all your comments everyone very much appreciated.
Regards Richard

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16 Apr 2013 - 10:38 AM

Thanks also Jim for taking the time to award one of his UA very much appreciated
Regards Richard

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16 Apr 2013 - 10:41 AM

This is a really great image and I love it.

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boov
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16 Apr 2013 - 10:42 AM

Classic... Wonderful B/W ... envy approaching

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16 Apr 2013 - 10:45 AM

Had to have a 2nd look... its arrived!

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16 Apr 2013 - 10:55 AM

New direction Richard, simply stated. Awards due.
Ron.

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16 Apr 2013 - 11:49 AM

Works a treat Richard.....

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16 Apr 2013 - 12:07 PM

Go to the head of the class!!!!!!! This is fabulous.

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16 Apr 2013 - 12:19 PM

Nice title... Smile And many congratulations on the EC.
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Great Shot Richard.
Roger

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16 Apr 2013 - 12:50 PM

Congrats on the big badge RichardWink


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johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 12:51 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Sometimes a photo just takes my breath away and this is one of those Richard, simplicity itself (which does not mean easy) and so beautiful. The art of studio photography personified, we can all learn a lot from this photograph

David

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16 Apr 2013 - 12:56 PM

Simple and very stylish, Richard.

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16 Apr 2013 - 1:00 PM

A stunning classic!
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16 Apr 2013 - 1:00 PM

Imaginative, inventive and ingenious imagery Richard

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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16 Apr 2013 - 1:00 PM

Very stylish - superb image.

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16 Apr 2013 - 1:20 PM

The classic S form a lovely profile and marvellous monochrome.
A winning combination and a super image Richard.

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16 Apr 2013 - 1:24 PM

Wonderful compo, a beautiful shot.

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16 Apr 2013 - 1:41 PM

Thanks for the EC Pete a real supprise and appreciated
Regards
Richard

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16 Apr 2013 - 1:41 PM

Thanks for all your comments everyone very much appreciated
Regards Richard

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Nick_Hilton
16 Apr 2013 - 1:53 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Much better than my effort I posted last week! My only comment (which of course is down the personal choice) is that only a small area of the hat is sharp? I think I would have prefered the whole hat or the model's face to be sharper?

Discuss . . . . . . . .

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Richsr
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16 Apr 2013 - 2:03 PM

Thanks for your comment Nick I agree, but my artistic choice for this one was a soft image, I wanted the enphesis on the soft curves and contrast between the black and white.
Regards Richard

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Richsr
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16 Apr 2013 - 2:10 PM

Sorry the spell should have been emphasis

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Daisymaye
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16 Apr 2013 - 2:23 PM

Just love this. Couldn't be more perfect in a wonderful artistic way. Such beautiful curves........Sandy

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16 Apr 2013 - 2:43 PM

A brilliant and shapely pattern pic, Richard, very well created and presented Smile Think this has to merit my UA....Wink
Trev Smile

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16 Apr 2013 - 3:30 PM

Classy, very classy

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16 Apr 2013 - 3:36 PM

Superb !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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16 Apr 2013 - 4:00 PM

Perfection!
Ty

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16 Apr 2013 - 4:09 PM

Exceptional SmileSmileSmile First class portrait!!!
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16 Apr 2013 - 4:11 PM

Stunning and wonderful work,Richard,love it,
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16 Apr 2013 - 4:46 PM

only one word for this one richard STUNNING class capture Wink
andy

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16 Apr 2013 - 5:34 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Ok I'm going to go against the grain - hopefully this will be perceived as constructive as intended!!! The composition is sublime, the lighting perfect, but for me this image doesn't quite work (sorry Richard, but I know you value critique).

I realise sharpness is not an essential quality to all images, but in this case I think your models profile needed to be absolutely tack sharp. On my monitor, the dof seems to have run short of achieving this. Without the sharpness (in such a minimalist composition as this) the focal point becomes imprecisely defined and somewhat indistinct.

Right, I'll go and grab my coat before the deluge of folk telling me to shut up.

Regards,

Adam

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16 Apr 2013 - 6:24 PM

The composition is perfect and beautiful but for me like Adam I would have made the profile sharp...still love it though SmileSmile

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16 Apr 2013 - 6:27 PM

Thanks for your comments Adam, appreciate them you are right but it was my choice to go with this versions as what I was trying to achieve was softness with the strong blacks.
Regards Richard

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16 Apr 2013 - 6:30 PM

Thanks to Dougie, Daisymaye, TrevBatWCC, boov, Iainhamiltonphotography,TyChee and Stace for taking the time to award one of their UA very much appreciated
Regards Richard

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mugshotmyk
16 Apr 2013 - 6:55 PM

Pared down to purest simplicity, and to pure beauty.

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16 Apr 2013 - 6:58 PM

Fabulous portrait !
George

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16 Apr 2013 - 7:11 PM

The stated objective: A models profile, and a hat. Objective achieved 100%. Ive come across this in the critique approval area, and though the comments re sharpness can also work, a case could also be made for less detail in the face, as all you needed was a profile. Like a mannequin, anonymous, a prop.


W

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chase
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16 Apr 2013 - 7:17 PM

Well done Rich,I think you achieved the look you wanted,each to their own on the sharpness etc & I think this could work both ways so,no right or wrong,just a difference of opinion & a different need to see different things.
I quite like this as is personally,love the curve of the hat.
I can see where others are coming from though...Willie has nailed it above.

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16 Apr 2013 - 7:18 PM

A lovely image Richard
and i go for the softness
Lillian

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16 Apr 2013 - 7:48 PM

So good it makes my head hurt

Phil

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16 Apr 2013 - 7:53 PM

Thanks again for all your comments very much appreciated
Regards Richard

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dathersmith
16 Apr 2013 - 8:18 PM

Very artistic Richard, works well.

Well done with the EC.

Darren.

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16 Apr 2013 - 9:24 PM

99 ... and 10 UA - what would you ask for more?
100 perhaps? Smile
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16 Apr 2013 - 9:26 PM

The quality just leaps from the screen. One of the best portraits I have seen on epz.
I have used my UA this evening. Wish I could give this a handful.
Derek

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16 Apr 2013 - 9:33 PM

This is stunning - to me anyway....and what do I know!!! A really strong image that has real impact. Lou

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16 Apr 2013 - 9:38 PM

A big congrats from me too Richard..

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helenlinda
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16 Apr 2013 - 9:46 PM

Outstanding - the curve is amazing SmileSmileSmile
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Irishkate
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16 Apr 2013 - 11:01 PM

Stylish and I like the soft face profile.
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Ayoob
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17 Apr 2013 - 12:26 AM

Beautiful B/W image ,richard - Very well taken and presented GrinGrinGrin

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17 Apr 2013 - 12:27 AM

Richard, I am blown away by how creative this is.
WOW!!!
-=\walter

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Deep_Bhatia
17 Apr 2013 - 4:02 AM

Very interesting and dramatic.

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Rende
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17 Apr 2013 - 12:16 PM

Classic! Beautiful lines and shapes Richard.
Regards,
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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 4:03 PM

Thanks to Stace, Leontan and AnnChown for taking the time to award one of their UA very much appreciated.
Also thanks to Phillip Minns for the GEA.

Thanks again everyone for your comments too

regards Richard

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Sezz
Sezz Plus Member 10617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 6:59 PM

What can I add? Just my congrat's for your awards Richard, they are well deserved!

Sarah *

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 559 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 8:17 PM

Sorry I'm so late commenting , Richard. Simply sublime! Work of the very highest calibre. It's all been said but please accept my virtual badge and admiration.
Alun

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 8:32 PM

Many thanks for taking the time to give one of your UA Alun, very much appreciated
Regards Richard

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Nick_w
Nick_w Plus Member 84147 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 4:25 AM

Probably your best image to date..and that's saying something

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Richsr
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18 Apr 2013 - 8:30 AM

Thanks Nick

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Sue_R
Sue_R Plus Member 9Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 7:26 PM

Brilliant! Congrats on the well deserved awards.

Sue Smile

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Consulo
Consulo Plus Member 11826 forum postsConsulo vcard Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 1:07 PM

I can see why this has garnered so much attention, Richard; a wonderfully composed monochrome image.

Michael.

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GregorP
GregorP  10 Slovenia
22 Apr 2013 - 10:02 AM

B&W...so good. I love it.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 10:13 AM

whoah!!!!
Look at all those awards.......
and congrats on winning best of the week
Cant believe I missed it when you put it up

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LesF
LesF Plus Member 8182 forum postsLesF vcard 9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 10:40 AM

Congrats on POTW Richard, well done


LesF

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sherlob
sherlob Plus Member 92568 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom126 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 11:26 AM

Congrats Richard

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jeanie
jeanie Plus Member 115980 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 11:29 AM

Congratulations Richard, a very worthy winner of POTW Smile

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Uppercut
Uppercut  9 Norway1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 12:19 PM

wonderful!
if something, I could ask for a little more contrast (or maybe just darker) on the lips. I think that would enhance this even more, and create more balance.
congrats!!

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl Plus Member 5736 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 1:20 PM

Congrats on the POTW Rich - very well deserved.
Jason

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wolfy
wolfy  1136 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 - 3:43 PM

Brilliant work Richard and congrats on all the awards..WTG fella Grin

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Tonyd3
Tonyd3  111010 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 4:53 PM

Super work Rich well done on all the awards, very strong image
Regards
Tony

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 5:56 PM

Congrats on the POTW Rich - very well deserved.
saeid

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llareggub
llareggub  4819 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 - 6:01 PM

I could only hope for as much feedback on one of my images, the composition is out of this world, but for me personally the lack of a sharp edge leaves me wanting something, it's almost like the softness is not soft enough which leaves me wanting sharpness Smile

Superb work and w'em all different Smile

Last Modified By llareggub at 22 Apr 2013 - 6:03 PM

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Kim Walton
Kim Walton Plus Member 11145 forum postsKim Walton vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 7:56 PM

Hi Richard ,
I think Ilarggub (What kind of names that Wink) has hit the nail on the head.The composition is magical but sharpness is missing from the edges.
As a iconic image it stands up and deserves the merit but as a portrait Sad

Now i`m going to have to have a go.
Thanks for posting
Kim (What kind of names that WinkWink )

Last Modified By Kim Walton at 22 Apr 2013 - 8:10 PM

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thedon1941
22 Apr 2013 - 10:24 PM

Fabulous image Rich. Absolutely stunning. Don

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Photo_Lee
Photo_Lee  4 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 - 11:22 PM

Great simple image. Excellent Grin

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Finas
Finas  2 Lithuania
23 Apr 2013 - 5:26 AM

Classic!

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MattyEdwards
MattyEdwards Plus Member 844 forum postsMattyEdwards vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 8:42 AM

Very cool shot and worthy of the photo of the week, nice one Rich

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Mayfly
Mayfly  9485 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 1:13 PM

Beautiful Image Richard. Reminds me of Bill Brandt's work (minus the distortion). The tones of the hat compliment the high contrast between the face and the black background.Composition is first class too.Deserving of all the praise and awards above.

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 3:53 PM

Many thanks for all your comments everyone and to Pete for selecting it as the POTW.

Thanks also to Tyunwrllunian, Stevie, Mayfly and Photo_Lee for taking the time to award one of their UA, very much appreciated
Regards
Richard

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derekhansen
derekhansen Plus Member 6201 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 7:52 PM

I just wanted to add my voice to the congratulations for the POTW Rich. A terrific image.
Derek

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paulashby
paulashby  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 8:53 PM

A well crafted piece, effective, very stylish and great use of black and white.

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agingrocker
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23 Apr 2013 - 8:56 PM

Very, very striking. Beautifully done.
Antony

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AnnJ
AnnJ  3 Scotland
23 Apr 2013 - 10:17 PM

Just the very best. Am in awe. Ann.

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frida06
frida06  2 Turkey
24 Apr 2013 - 12:25 PM

great shot congrats

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Richsr
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24 Apr 2013 - 1:03 PM

Thanks for all your comments everyone very much appreciated
Regards Richard

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boutiquexposure
24 Apr 2013 - 5:34 PM

LOVE it! Well done. Classic.

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 10:23 PM

Many congratulations Richard in having this chosen as TPOW - well deserved SmileSmile
Helen

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rossomck
rossomck  2
26 Apr 2013 - 10:35 AM

Simple composition always works! fantastic picture

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TyChee
TyChee Plus Member 10260 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 3:07 PM

Just saw this a photo of the week! Just wanted to come back here and say congratulations on all the awards you earned on this shot. They are very much deserved. Awesome work!

Ty

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Balwant
Balwant  4 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 4:21 PM

Interesting capture and presentation. The strong contrast works very well in this case

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tonyng
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29 Apr 2013 - 6:37 PM

Hats off to you Richard. TongueSmile

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Zilba
Zilba  6 South Africa4 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 9:55 AM

sublimely brilliant, elegant in it's simplicity

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blomman
blomman  11 Sweden
3 May 2013 - 8:15 AM

Nice, tasteful!

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satisamvara
23 May 2013 - 12:51 PM

exxelent.

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Kenibg
Kenibg  2 Serbia and Montenegro
28 May 2013 - 8:54 AM

Excellent picture!

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MilanMassa
31 May 2013 - 3:03 PM

beautiful!!!!!!

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montu
montu  7 Bangladesh
2 Jul 2013 - 11:27 AM

thanks for nice photography.

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montu
montu  7 Bangladesh
2 Jul 2013 - 11:29 AM


Quote: Ok I'm going to go against the grain - hopefully this will be perceived as constructive as intended!!! The composition is sublime, the lighting perfect, but for me this image doesn't quite work (sorry Richard, but I know you value critique).

I realise sharpness is not an essential quality to all images, but in this case I think your models profile needed to be absolutely tack sharp. On my monitor, the dof seems to have run short of achieving this. Without the sharpness (in such a minimalist composition as this) the focal point becomes imprecisely defined and somewhat indistinct.

Right, I'll go and grab my coat before the deluge of folk telling me to shut up.

Regards,

Adam

Thanks

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focused-photography

What a nice image, like it a lot.

Carsten

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zuzu
zuzu  3 Wales
22 Aug 2013 - 7:13 PM

I agree with Adam about the sharpness Richard but the fantastic way you have caught detail in the highlights and shadows, the composition and shapes are absolutely wonderful. They say the best shots are the ones that look very simpleÖ.when you know theyre not! This is one of those. I love it!

Chellie x

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