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Old Jul 26, 2005, 1:28 AM   #1
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hey guys n gals.. forum was a little dead tonite.. so i thought i'd post a little something to see if we can get some conversation goin here.. tried a little mild high key mono conversion with a hint of warm toning.. let me know you're thoughts
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Old Jul 27, 2005, 12:21 AM   #2
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65 views and no comment. Unbelievable. I for one think that this shows what is captured here and that is the bond of these two sisters.

The beautiful human element not just the physical beauty but the spirit captured and conveyed by this shot.

The lighthing is excellent here and the contrast is very good with very good detail in their hair.

There are three distracting elements but this is not a portrait but a candid. I don't find them to be a huge problem but I will say the hair in the face is one, the glasses and thenwhat looks like a support board for the fence posts that run through the back of their heads.

I do think shots like these are treasured keepsakes.

I do like the shots you share and your insights given in this forum.

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Old Jul 27, 2005, 12:44 AM   #3
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thank you very much for the kind words and for the critiquing of the shot.. and i am glad that the bond was as obvious to you as it is to me..

as you have alluded, the purpose of this posting is to show what can be done with what is obviously a candid, and not a set-up portrait. everyone has shots of family and loved ones that show some special connection.. and with a little bit of time spent converting to black and white with effects that are normally reserved for portraits, you can turn a candid shot into something worthy of a frame on the wall or mantle..

i encourage everyone to try it out sometime.. you will find that snapshot you cherish so much becomes even that much more special with a little time and effort..

thanks again, dustin
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I really like this shot, they are almost smiling with their eyes and look truely happy.

I know it's a candid and a very good for what it is; but personally I would liked it framed a little lower. Less dead space above the heads and see more of her arm.

Good work.


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thanks proxes.. i didnt have alot of room on the bottom to play with, but i did crop a bit lower for the one that i printed and sent them.. thanks for commenting!
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Great shot,

I love Black and White for portaits, you did a great job on the conversion, nice technique.

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