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06-04-2009, 03:29 PM   #2
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The last portrait is by far the best, and a fantastic one at that.
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I really like the first and last image..

the first has more story to it.. and the last is just cool
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Great shots!!! What lens were you using for these? Any PP? Off Camera Flash?

Fantastic Job (and great handle, BTW).

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No pp here at all, except of course a proper b&w conversion, the crop and the regular sharpening for smaller pictures.

And k20d with 1.4 50mm, all natural light. Keeping it simple.
06-04-2009, 11:34 PM   #6
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Nice series of portraits.
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Nice portraits !
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2 and 3 are under exposed. 4 has some great tones. Are these digital?

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2 and 3 are under exposed. 4 has some great tones. Are these digital?
Taken with k20d, as I mentioned above, so yes, they are digital.

And I don't know where you get that 2 and 3 are underexposed...
2 was actually a bit overexposed, but as I like them with deeper tones in b&w (and keep black as true black), so they might look a bit dark...
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I like 1 and 4 the best, 4 is just a fun image that turned out to be something better.

I don't think 2 & 3 are underexposed, maybe you could post the histogram, I wouldn't think there'd be too much clipping to the left, maybe a little in the areas that are supposed to be black.

#2 didn't really stand out for me, but the more I look it get's better.

Thanks for sharing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sealisthenewbeaver Quote
No pp here at all, except of course a proper b&w conversion, the crop and the regular sharpening for smaller pictures.

And k20d with 1.4 50mm, all natural light. Keeping it simple.
gotta love that 50mm!
great shots, I esp. like that first one
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Hmmm... It is a great lens, problem is, it never seems to come off my wife's k100 Super, but I might have to snag it when she isn't looking and take it for a spin on my K20 (if she hasn't actually crazy-glued it on there).
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QuoteOriginally posted by sealisthenewbeaver Quote
And I don't know where you get that 2 and 3 are underexposed...
2 was actually a bit overexposed, but as I like them with deeper tones in b&w (and keep black as true black), so they might look a bit dark...
Nice series. Your subject are very much at ease.

In #2 and #3, the subject's face is dark relative to the background. I think this is what Cosmo was alluding to by "under expose". A fill flash should do nicely.
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Right on. These are nice. I get the bit dark for the background call... A reflector?

Last one is super.
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#2 didn't really stand out for me, but the more I look it get's better.

Thanks for sharing.
Thanks to all of you for giving the comments.

To Leaf Fan:
I feel the same way. I like 1&4 the best, but the girl in pic2 is just too sweet to just look once. And the freckles. The more you look at a cute girl with freckles, the more you'll fall in love with her.

Offtopic: Denmark, the promised land of people who love freckles... I have to get there soon.

And again, thanks for commenting.
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