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I'm Watching You.....

I'm Watching You.....
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Copyright: David Jessop (WhiteKnight) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1199 W: 130 N: 2138] (12018)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-31
Categories: Friends/Family
Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR, Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-01 20:30
Viewed: 3140
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A very rushed photo taken on Halloween just past.. I would have posted it earlier if I hadn't been working all day yesterday..

Check out the eyes - sorry, I should introduce you to Ray (eldest daughter's boyfriend).. The noise is possibly a little high - after a couple of relaxing ales I forgot to reset the ISO from 1250 to 100. I'd been shooting without flash a short time before.

RAW, cropped and that's it for PP.

1/60 @ f4.5 - single softbox at lower left..

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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2009-11-01 20:37]

Hey good work! love the shot David! I think changing your ISO did not affect your photo since you used a low key lighting and if there is noise definitely it will be defused... and I do not see any flaw... great composition and sharpness... kudos and TFS

whoa! look at those demonic eyes a real scary photo...

fantastic detail of the cornea and the texture of the skin is a real score here!!!

regarding the ISO i think its quite fine with this shot!



Woah!! – And you let your eldest daughter date this man!? Haha. Just kidding mate, this looks awesome. Very freaky looking eyes, and the sort of smirk you’d see in a horror movie before someone gets stabbed. The grain from the high ISO is actually quite disguised and blends in with the texture of his face – A little more obvious in the fully black areas up the top but nothing serious. The hoody was a good idea, reminds me of the Grim Reaper. Very nicely done. Would love to award this with a big smiley, but I’m sadly all out of them for the day sorry.


Holy crap, what a cool Halloween shot...LOL
How DID you get eyes like that? The lighting is outstanding, GREAT close crop, sufficiently evil grin, HORRID skin tones and perfectly sharpened. Pretty danged nice for a rush job. :)) Many thanks and kind regards,

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-11-01 21:19]
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Hi David,
These eyes, they are devilish! I hope this guy has special Halloween contact lenses! He seems coming out of medieval times. Excellent close-up and use of light. The noise is not appearing through the green make-up.
Excellent work after a couple of ales! :)

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  • wieyos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1094 W: 43 N: 2059] (9118)
  • [2009-11-01 22:31]

superb texture! nice work & great outcome.


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-11-01 22:42]

Hi David...
Beautiful portrait...
Nice artwork at the face...

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  • basma2 (0)
  • [2009-11-01 23:21]

Hello David.
Un regard à faire trembler la terre entière. Le cadrage serré donne encore plus d’impact à cette photo.
Bravo pour cette présentation.

My, My, My! Amazing from every way you look at it and the noise is actually not degrading the image in my opinion and adds to the "spooky" feel of this very creative image! Well done and TFS!



la foto è molto buona per i dettagli che hai colto e per la qualità data dalla distanza di ripresa
personalmente avrei aumentato un po' lo spazio attorno al viso ma è veramente molto buona come effetto


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  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2009-11-01 23:55]

Hi David
Congratulations on ur website up :)

Classic horror post :)
I like the lighting effects on his cheeks, the color of eyes (fancy contact lens???) looks too good.

IMHO, i wonder y the nostril line is blur? f/4.5 shouldn't have given this blur i guess...

The color tones looks great so the grains ;)


hi david
great shot excellent lighting and detail.

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-11-02 0:28]

Hi David,
Great make up on Ray and excellent eyes with great focus. Nice shot overall with great framing and colours. I hope it was make up...... TFS

He's played the part well - nice job, awesome makeup work, who did it??

The tight framing of this adds to the creepiness and claustrophobia. The grain really isn't noticeable as far as I'm concerned.

Very nice job.

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-11-02 1:18]

excellent work !
You are a brave father ...

Hi David

Scary face due to upward light ray in this fantastic close up
Good noise reduction in my opinion worth to forget ISO reduction :)
The color of eyes seems not to harmonic with the shot

TFS, Alireza

Wow, great makeup job and crazy contact lenses!! His eye contact and sinister smile make this even creepier.
Great tight crop.
Have a good week David

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-11-02 6:03]

Hi David,
This is very good work taking in consideration a crazy ISO 1250!
Excellent lighting and sharpness is superb!
Beautiful scary eyes steering direct to the camera!
Nice skin texture!
A very original interpration of Halloween!
Best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hello David

Looks like the man needs a total makeover. he he he. Did an excellent job on the self critique. Worth a smiley Have a nice day


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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-11-02 9:47]


Excellent and creepy composition.
superb details David...TFS Ramon

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-11-02 21:03]

dear David,
very thrilling portrait shot of Ray,
well made up, and your light is effective,
thank you for your terrible work,

Hi David,
Beautiful close-up and great sharpness,
Excellent POV. and lovely details,
great eyes and wanderful contrast ,
good tone of colors too,
well done.

hello DAvid;
no more words to say;

hello david.

i think that the grain from iso1250 added to the mood. great makeup and a very intelligent lighting idea..

due to my extremely poor post processing skills, i can only dream of creating the eye effect there!

muhammad muhsin

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-11-05 12:34]

ive never seen someebody showing his son in law like this,this will be promising for the future ;]],incredible portrait David .


The high grain makes the photo. Scary good!

excellent portrait for halloween I would not like to meet him on a dark night TFS
warm regards

Now that is just downright scary! I would be afraid if you were watching me! he he! Wonderful UP CLOSE shot David! Nice work on all fronts here!

Clever photo, but Ray is unrecognisable!

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