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    A shot of our Lewis converted to mono. I don't do many of these but would love to be able to get some nice shots of the family and perhaps some friends too.

    Used elements 8 and very moderate retouching of the eyes only.

    Any comments on improving things appreciated.



    Cheers

    Greg
    My Flickr Home Page

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    Re: Portrait mono

    Nice shot, well done.

    I think I'd crop it slightly narrower, bringing the eye close to the lhs and the chin nose diagonal closer to a third. In my view it makes the eyes more prominent/engaging. It also gets the eye diagonal onto the other third.



    It's a good shot, should have been in LfP.

    Nick
    Nick Temple-Fry

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    • #3
      Re: Portrait mono

      Nick,

      thanks for the cropping suggestion and the explanation as to why. Do you think cropping a little from the top would have the same/similar effect.





      Greg
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      • #4
        Re: Portrait mono

        Originally posted by gregles View Post
        Nick,

        thanks for the cropping suggestion and the explanation as to why. Do you think cropping a little from the top would have the same/similar effect.

        Greg
        That's exactly what I did first and it makes a good shot (as was the original). My reservation is the unused space in the lower lhc which I feel is a bit too large/bright, but it's a close argument and needs other eyes to comment.

        Nick
        Nick Temple-Fry

        Medicine as a science ranks somewhere between archaeology and economics.

        www.theChurchPhotographer.co.uk 90 Churches -- Fairford St Mary's, exceptionally splendid
        www.temple-fry.co.uk

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        • #5
          Re: Portrait mono

          Yep I am with you in that regard Nick. I just wanted to keep the facial dimensions and felt cropping off the left made it a little too long.

          Happy to hear any other suggestions of course and thank you for taking the time to comment.

          Greg
          My Flickr Home Page

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          • #6
            Re: Portrait mono

            Thats a very nice B&W conversion Greg and i think works well with either crop, although had you thought about trying a square crop? either way a very nice portrait. ATB Martin
            If it ain't broke keep fixing it until it is

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            • #7
              Re: Portrait mono

              Thanks Martin.

              I think I have cropped it every possible way now

              I am pretty happy with it and more importantly so are my wife and Lewis too

              Cheers

              Greg
              My Flickr Home Page

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              • #8
                Re: Portrait mono

                Originally posted by gregles View Post
                Thanks Martin.

                I am pretty happy with it and more importantly so are my wife and Lewis too

                Cheers

                Greg
                And that is all that matters with family photos Greg, regardless what us obsessed photographers think.
                Regards Paul.
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                • #9
                  Re: Portrait mono

                  all great, certainly an lfp shot
                  hearts at peace under an English heaven

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                  • #10
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                    Thanks Paul and sponner

                    Greg
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