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Copyright: Richard Gagnon (rgagnon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 288 W: 124 N: 182] (2390)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2005
Categories: Friends/Family, Portrait
Camera: Konika Minolta Z3
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): People... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-28 17:13
Viewed: 2844
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 29
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An Athlete on our ski team (She won almost every podium last winter in the "Espoir" category. This portrait may become priceless when she'll be the Female Moguls skiing World Champion ;o)

cropped, softning the background and turned to B&W

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richard ,
she is looking directly to me:-) very nice eyetouch with your camera and looks full of life.pretty b&w,
regards

the black and white works very well . I like the softness and the lighting . However she does not look old enough to be on a ski team?
How did you arrange the lighting ?
Jim

Very nice portrait. I like the grains. Very good choice for B&W.

she's a beautiful girl.

Beautiful portrait. BW is suitable.
TFS
v.

Very good portrait. I like the aperture you used to make her skin look soft. The light is a little harsh on her nose (try to burn it a little in PhotoShop). Also, the background is a bit distracting. It is usually preferred that the background is monotonous for the photo to be the most effective (nothing should distract the viewer from the main subject).

Nice PP work Richard, I think the subject was well suited for balck and white.
Regards
David
PS pretty young lady too

Very nice portrait Richard. Good expression and very nice BW tones...
Tomasz

Bonjour Richard,
Tres joli clair obscur ! Le detail qui rend la photo superbe c'est les quelques cheveux devant son visage.
Cordialement

Tres belle photo Richard, super bien prise. Beaucoup d'expression, elle est tres photogenique.
Amities
Guy

J'aime beaucoup le focus sur les yeux. La lumière est très intéressante, j'aime comment son oeil gauche sort du noir, très bien !!!! Je me suis amusé avec un petit workshop pour tenter d'attirer notre oeil sur la plus belle partie de cette photo qui sont ses yeux et son visage!! Merci d'avoir partagé!!! C'est génial!

Hi Richard, A most appropriate shot for a champion. Great side light and good exposure even on her left side. Great sharpness too. And she certainly smiles like a champion. However, I was rather distracted by the strands of hair which so sharply "scratched" across her face. I suppose a little photo-shopping would solve the problem. Keep documenting your champions, Richard.

This is a lovely portrait - very strong lighting. It flatters her face, and the windows' reflection in her eyes is great.
The background softening is quite visible; there's a lot of noise, but I think it works. Nice work.

richard, u know i really like this BW portrait and also side light, too tight cropping i think but it's good....

cheers,

beautiful portrait... so fresh :) well done :)

Cheers,
Agata

Beau regard, belle lumière... En deux mots... Beau portrait !

hi Richard!
very nice!
good shot, BW is best choice with strong lighting. very nice portrait.
siyavash

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