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Oh so serious

Oh so serious
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Copyright: Fiona Wecker (wackymob) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 160 N: 955] (6851)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2014-03-24
Categories: Experimental
Camera: Nikon D5100, Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm 1:4.5-5.6G ED VR, Hoya HMC UV(c) 58mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-03-25 4:18
Viewed: 735
Points: 6
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Okay I have had this camera for about 18 mths so decided it was time I splurged on some of the missing 'toys' that go with it..Our local camera store has started a rent to buy plan which makes it a lot easier than trying to pay for big items on a 12wk layby. Finally got a couple of cp filtres and splurged on a speedlite..So now the fun begins again...This one was so absorbed in a movie that he paid no attention to me,or the flash after the first few...We have the boring old white walls and low ceilings so I bounced the flash off the top of the wall and ceiling. He did have his brother partly behind him but I managed to clone him out. I wasnt so keen on the bright wall which I will post as a ws, so I added a gradient to the bg. Havent got the cp for this lens yet as they sold both it and the speedlite inbetween me ordering them and getting in store to pick up. I had to wait for the boss to run one down from Brisbane..
Its knd of funny as tonight they asked if we could play some more,but didnt have time..

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Hi Fiona

I agree with you about the workshop background, this one is much better.
I like the black and white choice, which has very pleasing tones. You have captured very good detail and attractive catch lights in his eyes. Being very picky, there is a white spot on his lower eyelid(?) of his right eye (left as you are looking) that maybe could have been removed. But that is being very picky. You have managed to get depth and shape to his face without any heavy shadows.
I can feel his intensity.

Hope this wasn't too rambling.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2014-03-25 7:24]
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Hi Fiona, this is one area I have not got into as yet, the exterior flash unit. I guess there is quite a learning curve goes along with its use,& you seem to have taken to it ,like a duck does to water, great capture as far as I'm concerned, basing it on any of my flash shots with my cameras flash. May I ask what settings you used on your exterior flash unit?

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2014-03-25 10:40]

Neat High Key effect to your cherub.
Serious indeed, but no doubt he burst into giggles right after this one.


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