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"The Last of This Series"

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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, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed], Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon 24-105 mm F4 L IS USM, Hoya PL-CIR 77mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-08 5:43
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is an HDR image of Red and Graeme. I did HDR to bring up the subtle tones in the shadows. I also added a grain here for consistency. This is the last of this shoot I will post. Hope you have enjoyed it!
Hope you all have a great weekend! We are in the teens here in Texas, I'm sure all my plants are out there freezing. Can't do anything about it! Hopefully by this weekend all this will clear out!

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To CAROL50: Thanks Carol!shelbeesmom 2 01-11 06:12
To Dot: Boyshelbeesmom 1 01-10 08:19
To rewshearer: Thanks Rewshelbeesmom 1 01-08 13:09
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Hi Linda,
I really enjoyed this series-- the expressions and moments you've captured are to be commended. B&W was the RIGHT CHOICE. The eye contact on this one is perfect.

PS---- GO PUT SHEETS/LIGHTBULBS ON YOUR PLANTS !! Poor things :-) Stay warm !

Hi Linda!

I like the grain in this photo, especially with the B&W. I still can't get a good B&W. I think it's more difficult than it looks. Red does make a great model. She has lips that a movie star would envy.

Very well done!


Jeepers ... it's a beautiful shot but it has the look of a terrible or tragic moment, as if they've just heard some awful news ...

Regardless, the short lighting from the blinds beyond is very well used and creates some exquisite highlights, and the graininess really adds to the shot.

I like!

A very emotive moment, sad, but we can feel the closeness of the characters. The "grainy" texture gives a great presence.
Best regards

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2010-01-10 8:17]
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Hi Linda
The soft light is great, producing a fantastic moody shot.
If there was a category for melancholy this would definitely qualify.
You get the feeling that the mother and daughter are soon to be parted.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-01-10 12:03]

Hi Linda,
The end of this serie is masterly done!
The sadness is palpable here!
Great work with light, HDR and addition of grain. It is a favorite for me!
I hope the best for Red and Graeme!
Bravo! Annie

Melancholic to the limit, both show high emotional state of mind , even with the grain which i would prefer without i still enjoy the highly soaked in sadness atmosphere of this intimate scene Linda , i love the light percolating through the shades like a ray of hope befalling on them , the future is not so sad , bright it shall be , congratulations on this series my friend ,my complments to your lovely models too !
Greetings ,

wow, what an intensity !
Thanks for this superb series.


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