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"Looking in Different Directions"

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Copyright: Linda Unger (shelbeesmom) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4128 W: 1096 N: 12722] (58278)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2009-12-29
Categories: Friends/Family, Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon 24-105 mm F4 L IS USM, Hoya PL-CIR 77mm
Exposure: f/4, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Unforgettable, thats what you are... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-07 5:36
Viewed: 1237
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another favorite of mine from the Red and Graeme shoot. The boy was a natural here, posing for well over 30 minutes with no problems. Red is so photogenic. She is a fitness trainer and a cyclist. She is making me into a cyclist too!
We are expecting a very very cold arctic blast today, battening down the hatches and hoping for the best!

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To Teresat: Thanks Teresa!shelbeesmom 1 01-07 08:50
To rminkow: Thanks Roger!shelbeesmom 2 01-07 06:28
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Hello Linda!
Another special and great pictures of the boy and the mother!
Great detail, doos light!
Very good perspective!
Best regards!

Hi Linda...I like this series...very dramatic and moody...nice work. I am surprised you used a polarizer since it cuts down your shutter speed so much...why did you choose to use it? One trick I have learned in the studio is that you can soften the light is you put 1000H tracing paper over the window. As you said women over 40 like the softness of the diffuser. Good luck.


Hi Linda!

I agree. I think Red makes a good model. She has a very interesting look to me. This thoughtful expression on her face is very intriguing to me. For some reason, I do not like the B&W photos that I have tried to create, but this has a very good look! May I ask what type of filter you used to desaturate?

You know arctic blast in Texas seem humorous to me. We're getting a good here today in Indiana. It's beautiful outside.


Another amazing entry in this very atmospheric series.


Good morning, Linda
I love the expression on their faces. Very good capture. TFS
Keep warm
Hien Vy

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  • rlrad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 8 N: 375] (1374)
  • [2010-01-07 5:59]

Hi Linda!

Very nice, subdued lighting. They keep getting better and better as you go along, these portraits do. I like this one best of all the ones you took of these folks. Expertly done!

Keep warm and dry today - we've been living with the arctic blast for over a week now, and today we woke up to about 4 inches of snow. Of course to be followed by the arctic blast that hits you, too. -1 on Saturday morning!

TFS etc,


Hi Linda,
Wonderful black and white portrait with great expression and mood captured.
Nice perspective.

Hi Linda.
That one is brilliant.
The b/w choice was smart and supports the whole mood.

Take care

Hello Linda,

Excellent composition. Very well crafted.


Boa tarde Linda Unger
You get the mood...they could seem to look in a diferrent direction but they are really connected by a emotional link. ...you got it. I can feel it. I love it....one step more to perfection.
you catch it... girl!
Um abrašo

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-01-07 8:28]

Hello Linda :)

Next, splendid portrait, fantastic light,
I congratulate realization!!!

My best wishes.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-01-07 10:10]

Hi Linda,
I browsed your gallery and enjoyed so much to see this wonderful serie you posted during my absence on TL. This portrait is the one I like most! The others ones are all very beautiful, but here, you have managed the pose of your models like if their souls were in intercrossing and in state in a serene mutual comprehension.
The textures of B&W are rich the the light reveals just the essential of their expressions. A great portrait. You can be extremely proud of it! Annie

Hi Linda,
You captured here a great affection between mother and son! Excellent light and low contrast, the grain is a superb idea. The image is full of emotional mood. Great one my dear!

Hi, Linda -
This is a creative and eye-catching portrait in the way you have posed your subjects. Red has a very striking and attractive profile, and Graeme's expression, as seen on the visible half of his face, is very peaceful and patient. Nice intimate effect from the muted lighting. Very sharp. Excellent work!

Hello Linda :-)
I think I am late on this one... oh well
Lovely capture Linda, Beautiful emotions
I like this in B/W

Emotions, emotions, emotions!
(and good light, too)

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