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Photographer stingRay part 3 .  stingRay part 3 . {Karma:248368}
Project #3 The Intimate Portrait Camera Model Canon 30D
Categories Children
Portrait
People
Film Format Digital RAW
Portfolio Children
portraits
people
Lens Canon 17-55 f2.8S
Uploaded 11/5/2006 Film / Memory Type digital
    ISO / Film Speed
Views 2241 Shutter 1/4
Favorites Aperture f/8.0
Critiques 54 Rating Critique Only Image
Location City - 
State -  HAMPSHIRE
Country - United Kingdom   United Kingdom
About This is Sophie's older sister.

NOW with a colour attachment against my reply to the lovely Rina
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There are 54 Comments in 1 Pages
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Erland Pillegaard Erland Pillegaard   {K:34147} 10/26/2008
Very sweet odel and a very nice portrati
Well done again
Have a nice day
erland

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Ziad Kadi Ziad Kadi   {K:2847} 6/19/2007
Very nice portrait Ray. I love the "softness" of everything about it. Best wishes

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Ahmed Ismail Ahmed Ismail   {K:19853} 6/13/2007
Beautiful portrait. She is very pretty! I love the tones and her pose. Very nice shot, my friend.
Regards, Ahmed

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Ahmed Fahmy Ahmed Fahmy   {K:1172} 1/1/2007
Thats smart the way she looks & the B&W make it really cold well done.
Regards
Ahmed

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Sergio M. Cameno   {K:7856} 11/19/2006
Hi dear Ray!

How are you? :)

Great portrait here, I prefer the color version with those blue eyes but I think her face expression is better captured in the sepia one, it's more natural.

Anyway, well done as usual, my friend.

See you soon ;)

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Rachel Leah Rachel Leah   {K:26110} 11/11/2006
Very nice portrait yet again! I like the lighting and the coloring is very cool! Excellent work :)
~Rachel~

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Nilanjan Mitra Nilanjan Mitra   {K:12952} 11/10/2006
see you soon ???
are you coming to India (Kolkata) :) thats great.... you are always welcome.. it will be great:)
rgrds,
nil

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stingRay part 3 . stingRay part 3 .   {K:248368} 11/10/2006
Hi Nil.....many thanks for popping in and do NOT apologise....I too only had the 3 friends some time ago and it is difficult with that as a restriction. Many thanks to you again....'see' you soon, best wishes.......Ray

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Nilanjan Mitra Nilanjan Mitra   {K:12952} 11/10/2006
Stunning capture... :) I am extremely sorry Ray... I cant add more than 3 freinds, since i am just a regular member, I can only add 3 friends :(

rgrds,
nil

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Jani Salvataggio   {K:27283} 11/10/2006
Very very Beautiful portrait!
Great Details! The compination of the white polo neck sweater and the white background is very good!

Best regards
Jani

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stingRay part 3 . stingRay part 3 .   {K:248368} 11/10/2006
Thank-you so much Len for popping in and commenting but what would be nice is to see a posting from you.....I do so hope that you are keeping well and that things are OK in your life. My very best wishes to you as always......Ray

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stingRay part 3 . stingRay part 3 .   {K:248368} 11/10/2006
Hi Doyle....many thanks to you. I went looking for a posting from you and settled for one I had missed along the way. I have just completed another busy week and catching up on my must do and want to do lists:) Hope everything is OK with you my friend......'see' you soon, all the best....Ray

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stingRay part 3 . stingRay part 3 .   {K:248368} 11/9/2006
Hi Roger....thanks for popping in......I was called into work today for the 4th Thursday on the trot and I'm in between bits of workload and discovered your comment.......I know I need to ring you but THINGS keep butting in the way. I will hope to get away at a decent time today and will try giving a ring later on. Cheers Roger........

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Roger Hicks   {K:87} 11/9/2006
Hi ya M8.. Both the color and cepia are very good however I think you have captured a wonderfull atmosphere with the cepia image. Perfect tones and exposed with the precision of a skilled old ham.. I like it Well Done.. Ketchup later...

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Susie  Peek-Swint   {K:7303} 11/8/2006
A lovely natural portrait of Amy (or Brian) Ray ~ she seems very much at ease in front of the camera ~ good use of tones to create this soft & pretty image :)
regards, susie

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Len Webster Len Webster   {K:25714} 11/8/2006
Hi, Ray!

This is a first class portrait - the colour version, too, though I think b&w and colour counts as two separate pictures because the effects are so different.

All the best, as ever -

Len

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Kelly Duntley Kelly Duntley   {K:13889} 11/8/2006
Oh my gosh Ray, it is so very nice to see you branch out into the portrait world. This is your calling!!!! I so very much appreciate and wonder at the great work you have been doing with this type of photography. This is another fin example of what I am talking about. Nice soft feel, wonderfully posed, great exposure, just the right amount of details!!! Love it.
Kelly

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 11/8/2006
Wow Ray. I think she's beautiful and your shot did her justice! She oughta' be quite pleased. The color version is also very good . . . a beautiful enchanting smile . . . but the natural serentity inherent in the posted shot is very well done! Excellence my good friend. Nothing less.

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~:)

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Kes  Kes     {K:20241} 11/8/2006
Hi Ray,

I've been looking at this now and then...

I think the dark circles under her eyes in the original are ok. Perhaps some softening would...soften the feeling, but I think you want to keep some evidence of this sadness/tiredness/pain.

The color shots are so nice also, really lighten the mood. Well done my friend.

Back pain - yuck. Know it well, for a long time. Wish her the best.

Kes

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stingRay part 3 . stingRay part 3 .   {K:248368} 11/7/2006
Thank-you sweetie....I'm not long in from my long shift with promises of more hours before the week is out including yet another invitation on a precious Thursday.....heyho. Waiting for my lovely Heather to come home but thought I say hi to my favourite Essex girl:) Thank-you once again for your support and comments and thank-you for the friendship.......Big hugs and very best wishes.....RayX

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stingRay part 3 . stingRay part 3 .   {K:248368} 11/7/2006
Hi again sweet angel.....just in from my long shift (4pm on Tuesday here) and totally shattered. Just cruising around to see what's going on until my lovely wife gets in.

Amy suffers from a fairly serious bone problem and I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the condition. It affects her back in the main and although pain and discomfort stay away for long periods of time sooner or later it catches up with her. I have had many years of practice with my bone and muscle conditions and have got used to them but Amy is only 17 years young....life can be such a b-----d. She still leads a very active life with lots of boyfriend changes but hasn't the best of stamina and doesn't always get sufficient sleep when enduring bad moments...she is still a happy kid most of the time. Hopefully there is a solution to her problem in the near future....

I am pleased to read that you are keeping busy sweetie and because it's work again early tomorrow and yet another thoughtful invite to join them at work on MY Thursday it will be Friday before I start catching up a bit again....heyho. You take care of you you gorgeous creature, catch this little lot XXXXxxxXxxXxxxxx, huh, typical, you dropped one of them again. Big hugs to you and if I hadn't of been quite so tired I could have put all this an an 'e'. 'See' you soon my lovely girl.......Ray

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stingRay part 3 . stingRay part 3 .   {K:248368} 11/7/2006
Hey Andre....just came accross this comment my friend and I had a chuckle......Although my current bio pic is reasonably up to date I did amuse myself by taking some self portraits. Now I am accustomed to seeing myself in a mirror from time to time and I can just about live through the experience but when I saw my self-pics taken with the very sharp (and I think more than a little dishonest) Canon f1.4 lens I couldn't recognise the image on the screen through all the newly acquired wrinkles that lined that face that looked quite normal earlier in the day OK OK, the truth.. we see what we want to see in a mirror but that lens is deadly accurate and brutally honest so I think I'll go and fish out more shots of me in my twenties Cheers my good friend, I will experiment on Amy's shadows and get the feel of what you and Rina have written about.....Catch you soon Andre, all the best.....

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stingRay part 3 . stingRay part 3 .   {K:248368} 11/7/2006
Thank-you for visiting and commenting sweetie.....Best wishes to you Anne, 'see' you again soon........

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Mary Slade   {K:40338} 11/7/2006
Beautiful portrait Ray. The pose and expression so natural. And those eyes so wonderfully captured. Lovely to see the hands which always seem such an individual characteristic. Wonderful image.

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Pablo Dylan Pablo Dylan   {K:63918} 11/7/2006
Very...very nice portrait and beautyful tones.

Pablo

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joanna ewa   {K:8061} 11/7/2006
nice model:)))

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RC. Dany RC. Dany   {K:64104} 11/7/2006
Beautiful !!!!!!

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66422} 11/7/2006
Hi Ray,
The colour shot is very charming, and may be even better than the one you posted. If I were you I would post this one too!! Why not?

As I said before, the trick with any touch up is to go extremely gradual and save multiple versions. My friend Fadel expained to me once that most people use too much change all at once. Big mistake! I think you can isolate the slightly darker area and just take the darkness down a few percentage points. Every software has it's own methods. All you would be doing is the same thing as adding a touch more light to the area under her eyes.
Like you said, it's good to know you can do it. You never know Ray, you might want to do a self portrait for your Bio and you could take 20 years off your image no problem at all. :) :)
That's something this lovely girl doesn't have to worry about :)
Andre

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John Nobody John Nobody   {K:4914} 11/7/2006
Very beautiful portrait dear friend. Congrats, my best regards.

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Caterina  Berimballi Caterina  Berimballi   {K:27299} 11/6/2006
Ooooh looky... Miracle of miracles, I've said something worthwhile for a change, eh? :)) Yeah, but I think you give me too much credit for being just plain ol' vain (you know, chicks can be like that sometimes). At the end of the day, you've produced a portrait that has such a wonderful warmth and softness that any woman would be proud to display.

The colour version rocks too btw! She has the sweetest smile, you must get her to sit for you again. Amy, WE WANT MORE! :)

I'm sorry to hear Amy's not well though Ray. Nothing too serious, I hope? My thoughts are with her, my friend. Life can be cruel sometimes.

Well, I've been a busy little vegemite of late and have yet to set up some more Spidey shots. I have however, uploaded a shot of Ally for your viewing pleasure ;)

Take care gorgeous,
Rina.
XxXxX

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Riny Koopman Riny Koopman   {K:102873} 11/6/2006
Great shot. you got the focus right on - they are sharp. Of course it helps to have such an attractive model with a super expression on her face. All the best dear Ray,Greetings from cold Holland..riny

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vanessa shakesheff vanessa shakesheff   {K:68786} 11/6/2006
Lovely shot ..love her pose and expression ..love how she is hugging her jumper and she will need it now the days are getting colder.nessa

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Galal El Missary   {K:84569} 11/6/2006
So Beautiful , So soft , her nice eyes like the Monalisa follow you on all directions , on my Favorites , Kind regards for u & Amy .

Galal

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Robert Gaither Robert Gaither   {K:34122} 11/6/2006
Nice tone and capture. I like her eyes. Excellent portrait.

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Jose Ignacio (Nacho) Garcia Barcia Jose Ignacio (Nacho) Garcia Barcia   {K:96391} 11/6/2006
very sweet.grat pose. wonderful composition. outstanding. magnificent portafolio. a joy to look., 7

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stingRay part 3 . stingRay part 3 .   {K:248368} 11/6/2006
Rina was on the money when she remembered that I do not like interfering with my pics. All I will do for these young ladies is remove the odd facial spot. I have had past requests from various females regarding the removal of double and treble chins and this I have done for them....result, it just wasn't really them, they were pleased, but not me. I have never attempted to do undershadowed eyes but for the experience I will see what I can do.....for fun only. What did you think of the colour shot BTW? I'll attach you a copy as well.

Many thanks again to you for a good sound critique Andre and I have taken on board all that you and the lovely Rina have written. My very best wishes to you as always dear friend.....Ray

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66422} 11/6/2006
Hi Ray,
It looks like I was one day late on my comment! I was trying to think of how to say something about the slightly darker circles around the eyes without sounding too negative. But Rina is absolutely right. It doesn't even have to be an attempt at getting rid of the circles completely. If you over do it, you can make the image look too plastic and unnatural. But easing the transition can make all the difference in the world. Turning a very good portrait into an excellent one.
I love everything else about this image. The pose, the softness, the detail in the wool are all wonderful. She is a very charming young lady. Nicely captured!
Andre

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stingRay part 3 . stingRay part 3 .   {K:248368} 11/6/2006
Hiya gorgeous........look what's happened. You've got yourself an award for your comment....well done. I cannot defend the shadowed eyes which are very typical of young Amy and the life she leads. Not a very well young lady and maybe I should have posted a colour one with a smile which I will gladly do now.

Looked for a new posting from you but nothing as yet and I had been away from UF for a little while and expected to see something from favourite OzzieKiwi. Hope you are keeping well sweet Rina and that everything is OK in that upside down world of yours......Kisses and hugs and my veryu best wishes to you as always.......RayXXX

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Shadi Porooshani Shadi Porooshani   {K:11236} 11/6/2006
an excellent shot my dear Ray ;) very nice compostition & details ;)
very good pose & very nice portrait
to be success & all of the best wishes for you:)
shadi
7++++

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changing this changing this   {K:368} 11/6/2006
This portrait eases my mind.... very well done! :)

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Alessandro Capelli Alessandro Capelli   {K:34796} 11/6/2006
Hi dear Ray, wonderful portrait of Amy! Beautiful her pose and expression..great mono conversion, beautiful tones!
Well taken my friend!
All the best!
Ale

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Alicia Popp   {K:87532} 11/6/2006
Qué lindas modelos tienes Ray!!!
Les tomas unos retratos encantadores...felicitaciones. Cómo disfruta del pullover... las texturas del mismo son encantadores. le has capturado excelentemente!

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Caterina  Berimballi Caterina  Berimballi   {K:27299} 11/6/2006
Imageopolis Featured Photo Critique Wonderful soft portrait again Ray. Love the big woolly jumper and her pose. The only thing I would suggest (and I know you don't like to fiddle too much), is maybe some very careful dodging to lighten the dark circles around her eyes. Alternatively, you can use the healing brush tool, sampling the light area of her cheeks and carefully dab starting from outwards in? It's only a minor thing, but would lift the face enormously.

Hey, hope you're doing ok my cheeky pom. 'See' you again soon!

Cheers
Rina
xxx

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jessie voigts   {K:6772} 11/5/2006
she's gorgeous, ray, and you did such an excellent job capturing her - i love her hands.

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Pradnya D Pradnya D   {K:3875} 11/5/2006
beautiful portrait..lovely color tones
gr8 work!
-Pradnya

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Larry Fosse Larry Fosse   {K:66462} 11/5/2006
Hey...you went missing again...quit it excellentportrait of a very pretty young lady!....excellent tone & detail

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Shirley D. Cross-Taylor Shirley D. Cross-Taylor   {K:167399} 11/5/2006
Very sweet, dear Ray...love her pose!:)

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a. gianfranco baccelli a. gianfranco baccelli   {K:21379} 11/5/2006
Beautiful portrait, very good composed! I like so much the light in this one. My compliments.

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Ivonne * Ivonne *   {K:8711} 11/5/2006
Natural and so nice...Well done, Ray :)
I wish you all of the best :)
Ivi

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Roberto Okamura   {K:22851} 11/5/2006
Excellent portrait Ray!
Beautiful expression from her!
Roberto.

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Robert Kocs Robert Kocs   {K:89085} 11/5/2006
Hi my dearest friend! Very, very nice portrait shot
in sepia mode. Wonderful soft tones and great details.
Another great photo from you, dear my fiend!
Wonderfully done.

All the best to you, dear Ray
Robert

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Dave Stacey Dave Stacey   {K:150877} 11/5/2006
Well done portrait, Ray! I like the pose and expression. You've done a good job on the toning, too.
Dave.

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Chris Boivin Chris Boivin   {K:9030} 11/5/2006
Excellent portrait Ray, it is beautiful. I like the soft tones and the texture and pattern of the sweater came out superb.
Cheers,
Chris

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Rashed Abdulla Rashed Abdulla   {K:163889} 11/5/2006
I like this wonderful portrait capture my great friend, everything here is very impressive the lighting, details, contrast and the tone.

The portrait sound so relaxed and pleasant in her act infront of the camera

Wishing you all of the best my great friend

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