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Nubian reflections

Yeap portraits are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!! well kinda. This week there WILL BE NO THEMES, cos I get bored halfway through the week and can't think of anything to put up.

I can say that I have more portraits of this young lady than anyone else (for obvious reasons). Yesterday I put up a shot that was an experiment gone wrong (well kinda), today I pray its not the same response. I basically experimented with lighting. The was backlighting from the sun, I lite her face with an off camera flash from a 45 degree angle. I am still learning this whole off camera flash shooting, but its fun fun fun.

For everybody who came to my site, I thank you and for those who took time to leave a comment I thank U even more. Remember I always want to know what you think. so.................. ur thots

I will be trying the tritone diaster again ; D 

Nubian reflections

Yeap portraits are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!! well kinda. This week there WILL BE NO THEMES, cos I get bored halfway through the week and can't think of anything to put up.

I can say that I have more portraits of this young lady than anyone else (for obvious reasons). Yesterday I put up a shot that was an experiment gone wrong (well kinda), today I pray its not the same response. I basically experimented with lighting. The was backlighting from the sun, I lite her face with an off camera flash from a 45 degree angle. I am still learning this whole off camera flash shooting, but its fun fun fun.

For everybody who came to my site, I thank you and for those who took time to leave a comment I thank U even more. Remember I always want to know what you think. so.................. ur thots

I will be trying the tritone diaster again ; D 

comments (32)

  • bola
  • 20 Mar 2006, 00:10
For some reason, I'm liking the barely there refection the more i can make it out.The background seems a bit dusty(?for want of a better word). Nice work.
sk: i should really clean my window, glad u like the shot
  • Sele
  • 20 Mar 2006, 00:11
Very nice pic. I think the lighting is fantastic... but what's the deal with the smudge on the glass? Dusty window?

Appropriate title as well... could relate to the subject's reflection, or the subject reflecting!!!

Nice work.

btw... what obvious reasons?? smile
sk: thanks. don't get smart
  • bola
  • 20 Mar 2006, 00:12
PS: Good luck with the tritone experiment. Seems like you are gonna need it!
sk: don't worry I will always prevail, my inspiration comes from above, need a I say more.
  • Sele
  • 20 Mar 2006, 00:12
Ok that's too freaky... I promise my comment was original!!!
  • bola
  • 20 Mar 2006, 00:21
Sele:

lol
this works for me! i kinda like the dirty window. anchors the whole image firmly on earth smile
sk: thanks Deji
  • Dia
  • 20 Mar 2006, 01:13
Really nice, I like the lighting and the dusty window too, my eyes go directly to the subject of the photo smile
artistic portrait shot...her face feature is fantastic...hi-light on her face is so beautiful, i like the way u managed the tone by using over exposed background to make her skin tone stand out...very well done,i like itsmile
sk: thanks man
Lovely portrait. I say lovely portrait since I don't want to make you jealous and say lovely model... ;-)
I like the background. It gives the whole picture a vintage feel. Nice tones !
  • Sele
  • 20 Mar 2006, 04:01
I say lovely model...
sk: yea shes is isn't she. i intentionally grained it
  • Sele
  • 20 Mar 2006, 05:20
Is this picture grainy?
This is me trynna improve my photography understanding!!!
  • Shuva
  • 20 Mar 2006, 07:22
The dusty bg gives a very natural rural feeling.
  • nkemo
  • 20 Mar 2006, 09:06
Love the shot. Clean the window before next time wink But suppose it makes it more 'real life'
  • Tosin
  • 20 Mar 2006, 09:35
This is a beautiful shot! Men see looks so sexy and natural!! Lovin it
Great portrait as always, nice use of the sun as a frame. It gives the girl's skin a better contrast.
  • Suby
  • 20 Mar 2006, 10:57
I like this shot, love the sepia and the somewhat refection on the window. The fact that the sun is just behind her actually adds more to the portrait. Very good use of rule of 3rds. Well done.

My only niggle (okay not really a niggle) is the glass, it looks dusty, but you know what, IT ACTUALLY BRINGS MORE CHARACTER/ATMOSPHERE INTO THE SHOT smile Can you please please please clone that bit where there is like a finger mark on the window, Make it all dusty. Now we will be looking at a complete winner.

Once again, good capture. Oops almost forgot, "Suby LIKEY"
I like this, very reminiscent of Nina Simone. I would consider blurring the ear-ring reflection as it distracts from her emotion. £0.02
Interesting portrait. I like the dusty glass too.
  • Micki
  • 20 Mar 2006, 12:11
I do enjoy your portrait work, and your fill flash here is perfect! Looking forward to the next one.
  • david
  • 20 Mar 2006, 13:22
lovely, natural portrait. the dusty background and dirty window just makes you feel you're travelling some distant land in a rickety bus.
  • Paul
  • 20 Mar 2006, 14:51
Love the backlighting. At first I didn't like the dirty window, but the more I look at it, the more I like it. Gives it a down to earth feel.
Very nicely composed! I think the dust looks fine, but the smudges are distracting. Maybe if her reflection was a bit stronger that would be good too.
Great shot mate.
  • John
  • 20 Mar 2006, 17:21
Nice and different portrait.
Wooa! I like this shot! the blurred window pane makes it A LOT nicer with the light reflections!
Great shot.. I've always wanted to take a shot like this with the reflection on the window. Now I know how to do it. Thanks to asiko!
  • Dave
  • 20 Mar 2006, 19:30
Very nice. The window and ligthing really work for me. My eyes keep coming back to revisit this captivating woman--she transforms the space into something special.
  • tetsu
  • 21 Mar 2006, 01:20
Beautiful portrait. smile
Excellent composition... how do you find your models? I want to delve into portrait photography.. but models are hard to come by...and I tend to agree with one of your commentors about the smudge.. maybe a crop without the smudge would be better.. the dusty window works really great except for the smudge...
Very nice work, the comp is spot on as is the tone, very warm.
beautiful. composition and tones are great, i love the dusty sunlit background window. and the model is stunning.
nice portrait, cool choice of tone

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