The icy chrismas angel


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Totally different style today - BW, color key, high key, no HDR and it is a portrait!!!!!
I sometimes do portraits but I do not share too many in the web (most people I shot simply don't want that )
I will show you some samples I took from my best friends daughter (was my birthday present for her - a one day calender shooting - target wasw, to get 12-13 totally different shots from her. This is one of the most extreme ones (no - this is nit her natural eye color ) - I thought I started with this one, because it somehow fits a bit to how it looks like outside at my place at the moment.
The topic of this photo was a kind of glamour style, cool, icy but still nice - a bit like the typical parfum advert photos.
25/12/2010 - 09:53AxelLuther
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 25/12/2010 - 09:59
Wonderful Axel. Wonderful girl and photo. I like this kind of adverts photo and I prefer high Key. By the way: thank for Your comment on my last photo....and if you have a little bit of time...read my reply. Merry X-Mas and Happy New Year.
PPG

sandinista

Link Posted 25/12/2010 - 10:10
Is there no end to your talents Axel, wonderful.
Great simplicity is only won by an intense moment or by years of intelligent effort. T.S Eliot

PPG
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duncanM

Link Posted 25/12/2010 - 11:57
Awesome as a portrait, and as a technical achievement.

Siekierus

Link Posted 25/12/2010 - 12:31
Fantastic, looking forward for more!
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VonBatCat

Link Posted 25/12/2010 - 13:35
Great! Love the gentle tint to the eyes and the oh so gentle edge fade. Beautiful.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 25/12/2010 - 18:10
Lovely looking girl, Axel, and you've exploited her natural assets. Unusual to see a portrait from you. High key, as well. Very nice. However, I'm not mad on the colour popped eyes. What might work better is a opartially desaturated shot wit very pale hues.

Merry Christmas.

Andrew
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AxelLuther

Link Posted 25/12/2010 - 22:03
bwlchmawr wrote:
Lovely looking girl, Axel, and you've exploited her natural assets. Unusual to see a portrait from you. High key, as well. Very nice. However, I'm not mad on the colour popped eyes. What might work better is a opartially desaturated shot wit very pale hues.

Merry Christmas.

Andrew

Hi Andrew - fully understand your point - in the calender there was also a similar version with desaturated eyes - this one was kind of inbfluenced by the current weather - but I very much like your idea of trying this shot in an almost but not compeletely desaturated style.BW
Axel
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thoughton

Link Posted 25/12/2010 - 23:43
Excellent shot Axel!
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pianoman

Link Posted 26/12/2010 - 00:03
Absolutley stunning work,if only is all I can say, what a wonderful shot and anyone would be proud to either be the subject ot take the shot,well I think so
All the best

David
Last Edited by pianoman on 26/12/2010 - 00:05
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