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Copyright: Richard Juneau (richardj7) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 8 N: 79] (591)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2004-11-20
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): • Wong Favourites •, btokaz favorites, My favorite portraits, Beauty, 5 or more favorites, I :::Polki:::Polish Girls:::, Potraits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-09 11:09
Viewed: 6760
Favorites: 10 [view]
Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another portrait of Basia, a professional model of Polish origin. A softer portrait than the first one posted. She can be very expressive and produce whatever mood you ask of her. A joy to work with.

The original was in color. I used the Lab Color approach to render in B&W. If you would like the recipe, write me. It's a little long.

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2005-10-09 11:12]

Salut Richard,

J'aime bien cette photo toute sensuelle, l'expression de ton modèle est parfaite et la photo adoucit suffisament pour respecter l'ambiance. Excellente composition

Both the model and the portrait.
Soft, yet dynamic...


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  • sephus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 0 N: 96] (4261)
  • [2005-10-09 11:22]

I like this portrait very much.
Nice soft tones.
Very sensual.
Hope to see more like this.

Ah oui une belle photo surtout le model.
Superbe noir et blanc et quelle douceur.
Moin dramatique que la photo précedente !!!


Awesome portrait. I like the soft tones. The beautiful model doesn't hurt either;). Good job.

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  • btokaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1049 W: 127 N: 167] (5744)
  • [2005-10-09 12:03]

Wonderful portrait. Perfect for me...

Hello Richard,
Quel beau et doux portrait ! La lumière est magnifique, elle me fait penser à celle que l'on retrouve dans les portraits du Studio Harcourt, en un peu moins contrasté...
Merci pour cette très belle image.

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  • mwebr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 448 W: 141 N: 666] (3402)
  • [2005-10-09 12:18]

HI Richard,
Beautiful softness with exquisite lighting!
Fantastic smooth B/W tones.
Great professionalism!
Inspirational beauty to photograph.
Gorgeous Richard, absolutely gorgeous in all aspects!


Sublime !!!

Excellent and perfect portrait,like the model expression.

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  • kLe Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 2 N: 8] (56)
  • [2005-10-09 13:44]

Excellent how you can get from the same person two so different looks. Basia is very pretty in both pictures but in the other picture she had a rough aspect, almost like a vamp. In this other she is gentle and soft. Everything is perfect here for me but above all her eyes and her lips.

Beautiful portraiture!

Hi! Richard,
The tonal range in this image is so good. I would be very interested in your LC. formula. I would imagine a wind machine would have added to the wild hair effect for this great pose. She is so natural at posing. A great study indeed. TFS.
PS. Thanks for your recent critique.

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  • Carma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 461 W: 121 N: 299] (4996)
  • [2005-10-09 15:51]

Congratulation, one of best portraits last time. I love that soft shadows and the light direction from very light shoulders to dark eye. Good PP here with all this softneing procedures.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2005-10-09 16:59]

Bonjour Richard
Une photo aussi belle que son modèle! Beaucoup d'ambiance, de subtilité. Un hommage à la femme!

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  • Saiz Gold Star Critiquer [C: 909 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-09 17:58]

Poland : 2 points

What a beautiful job you've done with the lighting! I love the light in her eyes, and on her earring and lips particularly. It's just right.


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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2005-10-10 0:02]

Beautiful portrait! Remarkable sense of beauty...


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  • redol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 260 W: 33 N: 12] (2254)
  • [2005-10-10 10:51]

Beautiful and expressive model. A great work of the photographer.

Absolutely beautifull model. Great lighting and contrast. Very soft and at the same time tense, as if she were waiting for something to happen...

Wow. Beautiful portrait. Great job of lighting and composition.

Lovely model !
You really control the light here
I love the black & white tone !
thanks for sharing

Hi Richard! This is a good portrait, with perhaphs too much PP work here (too much work done on her eyes, lost the texture of her skin), but still very very good. Basia seems like very expressive model.

Great job, TFS!

Beautiful portrait!
Beautiful softness!
Beautiful photo!
Pozdrowienia z Polski dla Basi

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  • ynnad Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 19 N: 86] (1010)
  • [2005-11-11 0:49]

not much to say here, richard... but P E R F E C T... beautiful subject.. great photographer... great post processing... i sure would like to know how you did it.. please email me at [email protected] thanks..

Pretty girl. The lighting is perfect, soft and sensual shot. Maybe some creative dodging under the eye to render the shadows softer there?

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-01-12 5:17]

I like this portrait very much.Nice soft tones.

Wonderful portrait B&W.

salut, superbe portrait. l'effet noir et blanc est très bien réussi. jeux de lumières, cadrage , expression tout y est. félicitations

Hi Richard,
An excellent portrait of a very pretty model. The eyes are great!

Beautiful model, great lighting and composition. Model's expression also great. Oh, my - you have the catch-eye's so obvious I cannot miss them - have to give you bonus points for that (I don't like eye's without them). Very nice work! TFS.

Ciao Richard,
questo scatto è favoloso!

Those Polish girls...
So soft, so tender...uhmm..I mean your photograph !
Splendid work
George Toronto

Come in on my site...see mine

Breathtaking beauty.
She is just beautiful and superb model. Great expression of her face, very clear and soft image. Nice lights and looks wonderful in B&W.
Fabulous photo!
Andriy Ω

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  • tet Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 39 N: 196] (3627)
  • [2006-03-08 3:38]

mama mia! she's a beauty!

superb details!


Great photo and composition. Your model is VERY beautiful. I hope you post more of her.

I am curious what the Lab Color approach is to black and white.

Keep shooting,

  • ruudblok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1845 W: 727 N: 2259] (23329)
  • [2006-04-15 2:17]

I just run in your portfolio
But you are an expert in good portraits
Like the grey tones and pose
Real good work

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  • kclai Silver Star Critiquer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-04-17 3:49]

Hi Richard
That is one good old natural poses that I always looked for.
But sometimes, it's the model that "creates" that kind of natural pose.
The softenning effect blends well with the image, making the misty feels.
Lastly, a very beautiful model, I should put it, natural beauty.
Eric Lai

wau nice .... model

Obviously an incredibly beautiful and talented model, but outstanding work on your own part as well, Richard.
The blur on her skin and hair is perfect, as is the sharpness preserved on her eyes.
Your lighting, background, composition and DOF are all superb too. This is a fantastic portrait, as I'm sure you know!

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2007-01-26 22:12]

This is a very beautiful photo, it's simple, clear and excellent. Your model is also pretty. George

A very beautiful portrait Richard, great expression.
Regards Mark

Placing in my beauty theme :)

Beautiful portrait and beautiful model!

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  • salil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 573 W: 17 N: 295] (2116)
  • [2007-02-25 13:05]

Lovely portrait. Softly sensuous.
Of course I want the recipe.

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  • pemi71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 501 W: 13 N: 58] (2673)
  • [2007-03-12 12:09]

Hallo Richard ,
Soft end tender. Very romantic
Nice Portriat & nice looking women.
...this photo is very sensual.
Very nice!



Hi Richard

Beautiful portrait.

Very soft and delicate. Yet another beautiful image of a beautiful lady. Well done!

  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3811 W: 2520 N: 16] (72)
  • [2010-03-12 16:59]

Hi Richard,

What a beautiful woman and a great portrait in B&W!
Congratulations and TFS

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