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Copyright: Yan Manarsar (yanm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-03-02
Categories: Decisive Moment, Friends/Family
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Golden moments, Friday Theme 2012/02/17 'Portraits' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-02-17 1:21
Viewed: 2059
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For Friday Theme "Portrait". Perhaps a little different approach of the common portrait. But hope you like it.

Note : used high iso so, lots of noise visible. Noise ware applied on PP



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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-02-17 1:28]

Hi Yan

This is excellent. Marvellous graphism with a superb profiled view of the woman with good pp work (I can't see any noise) & excellent tonal nuances. A wonderful b&w shot. Tfs!

Bom dia Yan,
One of the best entries and a superb picture.
It is what might be called Portrait.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-02-17 2:53]

Hello Yan.

Superb portrait, i love the minimal light used, its so effective, welldone. TFS

Stv :) Have a Good Weekend.

Hello Yan,
very artistic, nice light and great lines.
Regards Caesar

I love this!! Beautifully simple and super blacks here to make the light areas pop out! I love this one Yan!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-02-17 7:01]


toutes mes félicitations pour ce 400ème psot et il est superbe quel portrait dans l'intimité toltale quelle compo et iamge superbe captage.

bravo et amitié


Boa tarde Yan,

Excellent B&W portrait with wonderful contrast between lights and shadows.
Very well done and presented.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-02-17 7:49]

Hi Yan,
Perfect low key portrait with such beautiful soft highlights on the face features of this model. Nice shadows and tones.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

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  • SanD Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 83] (334)
  • [2012-02-17 9:16]

I love this B&W portrait. The lighting is perfect! Her expression is neutral and beautifull, very tastefull! Well done!

Bonjour Yan,

High ISO, lots of noise, lots of noise reduction... you ended up with a nice smoothness in the image despite of the hard light which I like too. Orginial compostion. Very dramatic and very soft at the same time. I love the final effect. Excellent contribution to the theme and TFS


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  • athlon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 155 W: 4 N: 247] (2451)
  • [2012-02-17 11:32]

Excellent tonality and good PS work.

like it.

Abid Changazi

Hi Yan..nice soft light which wraps around your subject's face perfectly. Nice work.


the best i have ssen yet, such an amazing exposure, take care

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-02-17 15:31]

Three thumbs up for this high impact portrait Yan,how did you direct the light? A very moody image.


Hi, Visits to TL can be, at times, soul destroying. But every once in a while there is a bar of gold, and today I found one, wonderful, congratulations. Phil.

vraiment très belle composition et très belle gestion de la lumière minimale

Subtle and effective ... with huge visual impact. Well done.

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2012-02-18 10:36]

A very unique and thoughtful profile portrait that very effectively use light and a dark to reveal very subtle tonality of you model.
Very Original and Well Done

Hello Yan,
My feeling about your composition is like getting a high that won't fade away... Enjoying what i am seeing here ! Deep blacks in front ( gazing into emptiness lost in thoughts ...my perceived sensation ) and behind your model's face balance out the composition superbly outlining the perfect profile of a lovely woman brillantly brought into the spotlight i shall say , her features are exposed gently/softly , executed in a skillful manner using natural ( i believe it is )illumination to unveil just enough of her so i can appreciate and admire your model's beauty .
Excellent work i acknowledge, my type of imagery , my sincere compliments .
Have a great week,

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-02-20 7:38]

Hello Yan :)

The woman pretty face emerging from the black background.
The original and very showy realization in the perfect light.
The fantastic composition...congratulations!

Best wishes.

Excellent portrait,,,very good light!!! :)))

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