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22 Jan 2010 6:06PM
beautiful portrait!
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22 Jan 2010 6:08PM
Lovely portrait - great work

Chris
johnnyboy114 10 231 106 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2010 6:09PM
Excellent shot.....lovely stuff
22 Jan 2010 6:11PM
Don't normally like eyes closed images, but this works really well.

John Smile
POD 9 22 England
22 Jan 2010 6:37PM
I like this, the crop and conversion to monochrome works well. But I still think Del 1 has the edge.
Daisymaye 10 23 16 Canada
22 Jan 2010 11:46PM
Lovely portrait...........Sandy
kitsch 13 439 4 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2010 9:07AM
nice.... !
backbeat 13 134 1 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2010 9:57PM
nice work martin....did it win anything?

phil
stix 14 924 87 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2010 10:13PM
Thanks guys.
HI Phill, won't know until end of feb.
Even if it doesnt win , I shall still really like it.
Martin
SteveCharles 16 2.3k 18 England
28 Jan 2010 10:20AM
I haven't commented on yours for ages, but came for a look after your comments on mine...

I really like this. It has a very serene, seductive quality, and is both contemporary and timeless. Could be a shot of Joanna Lumley from the 60's. The closed eyes give it a sense of intimacy and feeling. I can really imagine this as a large, quality framed print.

Some of the skin looks a bit blown, but I'm sure it isn't, and the screen I'm looking on right now isn't great. I was also wondering, from the perfectionist point of view, if you might not want to very slightly lighten the skin around her left eye, and remove the slight veining (only because it's not present on the right)?
stix 14 924 87 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2010 12:13PM
HI Steve
Thanks for the comment, you know you are always welcome.
I really like this, cos it's a bit different for me. I agree the closed eyes give a sense of intimacy, a feeling of trust.
I don't think the skin is blown, that is your moniter Smile
I see what you mean about the veining, hey no one is perfect. It's the flaws that we love. Keep it real. This is what I'm saying today, another day, I might clone it out Smile
Martin

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