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Copyright: Roger Minkow (rminkow) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2011-07-15
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon 5DII, 85mm f/1.2 L
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-14 16:37
Viewed: 1373
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I met Martyna while in Monterey..she comes from Poland and has fantastic facial features.

This shot was taken inside in low light and processed in NIK's Silver Efex Pro2...
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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-07-14 19:00]

This portrait has a old glamour photo feel probaly due to the swallow DOF. Regardless it is a fine B&W portrait with a fine expression.
Very Nice

Good morning Roger.....
A beautiful portrait indeed. nice B/W tonal quality with full expression.

Boa noite Roger
She is so beautiful and breaths life...I like her eternel hair...she has quelque chose .
Love the angle and your etenel bw.
Um abrašo

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-07-14 22:08]

Hi Roger,
Nice soft lighting on the face of Martyna! Very good soft focus as well which is the perfect choice for this smile from the girl which caused such a wrinkle!
I like the tight crop which lead us to concentrate on her beautiful eyes.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

She has beautiful eyes and friendly expressions, Roger!

You managed a wonderful exposure on her face bringing out great skin tones and charm on her face.
I like the off-centered positioning of her face within a natural frame.

Best greetings,

Pretty smile from a pretty lady and nicely captured. Good dof with nice contrast. Well done, tfs.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2011-07-15 16:29]
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Hi Roger,

Superb B&W white portait of this beautiful lady!
You obtained a kind of intimacy with your model, here!
Love her smile and light in her eyes.
All grey tones are finely rendered.
Best regards!


Hi Roger
i love my 85mm to ,well done with this low deep shot the 85 really knows
how to manage the shot well. even blacks i like it.


Hello Roger,
I'm not always convinced by photos that have been processed with NIK's Silver Efex Pro2 or similar programmes, but generally you achieve to not exaggerate their use. Like in this case.
The slightly soft and silky aspect gives this B&W portrait a vintage touch that enhances the aura of your beautiful model. I also like how you placed her into your (almost) square format. That placement makes your composition "breathe".
TFS & kind regards,

Hi Roger,
A very nice composition and portrait,
nice tone of contrast and light,
Excellent pose and lovely model,
Beautiful smile too...very well done.

  • loribird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
  • [2011-07-31 14:55]

Nice shot Roger. So sorry I fell so far behind and have no smilies left but I don't want to miss any of your great shots as I try to catch up. this is lovely. Beuatiful lighting, great presentation in b&w, natural pose. Well done! TFS, Lori

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