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Karen and Friends2

Karen and Friends2
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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: 2011-08-06
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon 5DII, 35mm F1.4, Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baisers volés [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-08-08 6:48
Viewed: 1243
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is a second shot of Karen and one of her sculptures. I have been playing with different tones in these shots to bring out the textures and tones differently. Yesterday I agreed with Ron that Karen was too over exposed. Today I used some layer masks to color Karen separately from the sculpture.

This sculpture is created using very heavy wire. Amazing when you consider the amount of physical force necessary to work with this kind of material let alone forming it into art. This sculpture weighs about 25,000 lbs and stands at least 25 feet high.

While the sculpture is truly amazing whet strikes me is that this photo is about Karen and her connection to her artwork.

shelbeesmom, gaillarde, Saba, brech, asiiromani, FYZRMZ, bri, KurtPop, philwalters, loribird, inaam has marked this note useful
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To corjan3: Karen and friends2rminkow 2 08-09 04:34
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WOW! That thing is HUGE! Really nice tones Roger, you always have great levels in your shots! I like this in BW, it really works better than color would I think! Really sharp, I like the unposed look!

Helo Roger,
Amazing, once again. I went back to your first upload of these sculptures and looked at the workshop. May I suggest that a well-worked image of the group with Karen in it will be a fitting conclusion to your series. It intrigues me. There obviously is a unifying theme and I wonder what that is and who commissioned her. And as tools she probably used a cutting machine, sledgehammer, welding plant and a crane :) A great contribution to TL. Best wishes.

Hello Roger,

WoW! A sculpture made perfectly.
The mouth feels like a breath of effort!
Karen and placed on the neck "Atlas and Axis" virtual
provides an expression of zen.
Sumptuous work ordered and neat.
Congratulations on this beautiful art.
Have a nice week.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2011-08-08 9:11]

Hello Roger :)

The perfect series of Karen portraits with these very original the sculptures.
The effect of Your compositions is admirable, and beautiful light and white background create splendid the whole.
I congratulate You on idea and realization...beautiful!

Best wishes.

Awesome capture!!! Karen did all that work using heavy wire?! That's a herculean accomplishment. I think B&W worked well with the composition and the subject. Great pov and dof with good contrast. Well done, tfs.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-08-08 9:54]


quelle iamge et compo superbe ce corps qui épouse l'oeuvre d'art et l'inverse égalemt quel rendu fanstique compo et ensemble.

Bravo et amitié


Hallo Roger...
SUPERBA realizare... si la propriu..si la figurat!
Imi place ideea..
Numai bine

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2011-08-08 12:14]

Great series !
Superb tones

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  • what Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 11] (354)
  • [2011-08-08 12:14]

Hi Roger,
great shot...

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2011-08-08 12:23]

Hi Roger,
You're right about Karen being connected to her art, it really shows in this piece of fantastic sculpture. The levels and tones are great and I think you have done a great job in toning down the previous OE on Karen. Lovely composition and superb work. Best wishes

Hi Roger,
Another fine capture of this sculpture and of Karen.
Wonderful lighting and skin tones here.
Really nice composition overall.
TFS, Kurt

Amazing both photograph and sculpture, Phil.

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-08-10 18:45]

I like the idea of the art and the artist captured with this series of images. I also liked the one your posted but pulled down from TL. The textures, form, and shapes work very well here as well as your monochrome treatment.
Nicely Done

Olá Roger
I have seen this one...and I love it.The other is excellent too...I have choosen this one just because >I feel this one more original but both arev delicious. The sculpture is amazing and I like how great you make us see the texture, Great definition and excellent b/W.
Um abraço

  • loribird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
  • [2011-08-20 12:23]

Another great shot. I would love to know how she creates these incredible works of art. Your composition and her pose are superb. TFS, Lori

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-08-29 4:51]

Hello Roger,
It's an amazing sculpture of 12.5 tons that you've captured in this frame in fine details. The luminosity on Karen and sculture is slightly mismatching; yet charm of vision previals. A wonderful photo my friend, well done. Thanks for sharing.

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