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Her Portrait..

Her Portrait..
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Copyright: Marco Rossi (Urfaust) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1844 W: 60 N: 3004] (13317)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-05
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Friends/Family, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D-80, Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS-DX
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-10-11 15:28
Viewed: 2488
Points: 88
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Her Portrait..

an exercise of style.. a portrait!
portrait is not my best..
im not the best in general with photos ;)
but to make a portrait.. its not easy..
thanks to my model..
her beauty has helped my job.. isnt it?

Mood for this shot is Jamiroquai
it sounds so good!! It's appropriate

Comments and critics are welcome..

p.s. it's an orginal image is without adjustment
Monterano is a wonderful place near Rome.. take a look if u can..

JohnTulip, gnada, inaam, milas, jan515, Marylou, Werewolf, GreenBaron, Silke, Dingo, clemens, vandana2923, Josine, Jens, szatanowska, bizsu has marked this note useful
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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2007-10-11 15:44]

I think its a great portret! Beautiful natural colours and beautiful strong eyes!!


Hi Marco,

I am not good as well for modeling photography, and I am learning from Haldian ("gavindya") and comments from Rew . .
Yes, your model is beautiful woman . .
Great detail of the hair . . a bit OE on her left face . . but I like the way you compose it . .


Hi Marco, nice portrait, is not easy take people pictures, you capture a nice expression. Good colors and details. TFS


hello! great shot! fantastic portrait!wonderful light!TFS

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2007-10-12 0:21]

Hi Marco,
I like this lighting, about from right 30 deg, this may be almost same as some of portraits of the Renaissance. a little strong light made good shadow, I feel very nice "light and shadow" in this. I think a good portrait shows both "light and shadow" sides of the model.
and in this your work, she didn't smile, but her eyes look at the lens and her mouth is a little open, she says something to you and the viewers. this looks so suggestive. you captured a good timing.
of course total image is very beautiful.
thank you,

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-10-12 0:45]

Hi Marco !

I like it very much.

ps.Yes, she helped a lot
pps.I'll be back with points

Hi Marco. First of all let me say how much I like the pose and the "look" of your model. However I think it would better for this pose if the light was coming from the other side and in any case from slightly higher so that the nose shadow points more towards the corner of the mouth - about 45 degrees. There is also a case for using a reflector of some kind to relieve the shadows or maybe use fill-flash. There is a colour cast too of magenta/cyan. Many of the changes I suggest can be emulated in Photoshop using shadow/highlights, colour balance etc. I have made a quick and not too good WS which will give an idea of what I mean. Having said all that, I like this picture a lot. Well done.

Hi Marco! Beautiful girl, beautiful colros, beautiful light. Very good portrait. Cheers!

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2007-10-12 2:55]

Bonjour Marco,
I am not a pro of the portraits, really not, laugh. I like the composition, the angle, the effect of the shadow and the light in general. Over-exposed perhaps a little but it is only one tiny detail. Continuous your good work. You say that you are not the best in general in photographed I dont have this opinion. You are an artist in the heart that appears in your writings and your photo. Thanks and have a good day.
Best wishes

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-10-12 3:06]

Hi Marco
This is a very fair portrait.
Gr Jos

Hi Marco
Really good portrait this young lady and i like you country to...
If you ever came in Serbia again we could meet us...

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-10-12 4:01]

Hello Marco,

You hace composed a beautiful portrait here. An engular light is looking wonderful on the face. Nice model with a charming attraction. Excellent image my friend, well done.

Thanks for sharing this image.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-10-12 5:27]

merhaba myfriend Marco...
verynice her portrait...superb colors and shot...well done...regards..selamlar

Love your shot with the warm colours very much. Very impressive picture.
Best wishes,

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2007-10-12 5:58]

Hi Marco...
Beautiful portrait. Great natural lighting and beautiful model...
Nice as usually my TL friend!

hi Marco!!
..her look appeals to me!!
..good portrait!!

joli portrait de cette personne, bon cadrage, les couleurs sont belles et nettes
bien vu, merci

Marco .. va bene?

A beautiful portrait of a beautiful woman!

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2007-10-12 9:50]

ciao marco...complimenti per il ritratto...molto espressivo il viso della tua modella..colori molto caldi e bella gestione della luce...

Hllo Marco..


Aha... a portrait in "landscape" mode ;o).
And a nice one it is, Marco. One nit-pick: on the left hand side (right for her) of her face the shade is a bit too heavy for my liking. I tried to do something about it in my ws.
Beautiful model, btw!

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-10-12 14:54]

Ciao Marco,
Perfect light and detail, wonderful colors and also the contrast. Very interesting picture with the cream. Greetings.

Ciao Marco :)
Nice portrait ! You managed better than me ;) Lovely eyes and sweet expression ... i enjoy the sunbeam on half her face ... romantic effet, good work !

So Jamiroquai visit our native legend in this video! Yes she could... Let's see... What is her personality... No choice! She can't escape... I see determination... Like a mother Lynx The tones of a Lynx could suit her well i'm sure!

Taking portrait is not easy cause we obligatory judge with our own preference. For my by exemple i enjoy when i can forget it's a posture or if it's during natural action... please choose an expression who favorize the mannequin :) I'm very hard to satisfy when it's about myself. Probably cause it's in my habit to control... But when i do natural autoportrait it would be exceptional that i will do it at the first shot. And the most often it's just cause there is something i dislike about my own expression. So i try to do the same for others too!
Here you reach that goal!

Hi Marco
Very good portait
Great details on her face
and beautiful play of light
Well done

Ciao Marco, quando passi da Spoleto portami l'originale, grazie:), bel ritratto, un po' troppo accentuata l'ombra del naso, per il resto tutto ok, buono il decentramento, thanks to your model:), ciao Silvio

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-10-13 3:43]

Superb mood, Marco!
Normally I would not like such heavy shadows on the side of her face, but they add to the sunset mood of this

Hi Marco,
For me this is a marvelous portrait. The shaddown on the right side of here face, without taking the details away, makes it looking very nice. The pose, with her right arm in a nice diagonal angle, takes care for a fine composition. Superb posting!

:) Later....

Thanks for Her Portrait - good capture and colours:)
I greet

Ciao Marco,
non e' il tuo forte come dici tu ma a piace moltissimo,
bella la luce ottime le ombre .
un bel lavoro .

Beautiful view, the light is a little to strong in her face but it is very well captured.

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-10-14 5:02]

Hi Marco ;)
nice portrait and model...TFS
J ;)

ciao marco,
first of all, great eye-contact ! clear brown eyes - she's definitely looking at me ! :)
i like the way you arranged the lighting (maybe slighly to strong on her right side)and shading. the composition is very natural as well as the posing.
for me a portrait is perfect, when you caught and show the person the way you see or feel that person.
TFS - kind regards,

Prywitanne Marco!
Very good portrait! very good composition!All made well!;)

Strong picture in mood and sharpness Very good composition TFS

Excellent portrait - beautiful and very natural.
Nice lighting and lovely, soft tones of the picture.
And her eyes, her look...that's a soul of this image!!!
Congratulations :)

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2007-10-16 14:54]

Ciao amico
She appears so sincere with that intense look!
The off-center positioning is quite appealing for a portrait.
Ciao Ciao.

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-10-23 6:14]

Mr. Marco
I dont know ho have made the best job, you ore the deer good, both of you shal have my compliments.
Great shot, perfect light, you have done very well.
Compliments my friend.


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2007-12-18 12:15]

Wonderful job done by a lucky man!



Lovely countryside, old ruins, hidden pools, funny fauna, colourfull flora - indeed a great place.
And a lovely portrait. I like this kind of pictures more then a studio portrait, this is far more natural and indeed it helps if you have a beautiful model. So don't tell us that you are not good....

Hello Marco.
Lovely looking outdoor portrait of this beautiful Lady.
Very Natural photo it is. Good job.
Ciao from Jan

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  • bizsu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 71] (717)
  • [2008-03-13 17:27]

Ciao Marco,
Very good portrait. Beautiful model, and very good picture. You caught the good moment.
Bravo !
Ciao, Zs

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-11-14 20:23]

Ciao Marco,
beautiful portrait of beautiful model.Well done.TFS.Necla.We missed your photos.We are waiting.TFS.Necla.

Hello Marco! Perfect beauty. Ideal portrait. Excellent work. Well done!

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