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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aspen wrote:
There were so many incredible photos..I chose these three as my favorites. Thanks to all for posting. I will go back and rate them once I have the requisite amount of posts.
Each of these three are telling me a story of the person; a very interesting one which holds my attention. I, often in my life, would paint portraits of women. There is an essence and mystery within women, for me, and I would often spend more than 100 hours on each painting. I could paint from these photos, and enjoy every minute.
This first one of the young girl; there is an honesty in her gaze; untarnished yet from the world. The light creates a soft palette of color on her face. The background blur has the tone of an underpainting...quite lovely.
propellor wrote:
Canon 5D MkII, Meyer Optik 100/2.8 Orestegor. 5.6



This second photo is masterful. The light streaming in could well have been harsh and blown out, but it is not; it is controlled and softened and seems to wrap around the beautiful woman. The dark beads and her dark eyes have a harmony together within all of that light. And she is telling a story...of what it is to be her, standing in that light in that moment. Bravo, Orio!
Orio wrote:
Anna... playing the "Grace Kelly" here... Smile Planar 1.4/85 Contax, 5DMkII, greyscale in SEP.


I have few words for this last photo. It affects me deeply. Thank you, hari.
Hari wrote:
M9 + Nokton 50 @ f1.1






Thank you Aspen Smile


PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minolta MD-Rokkor 35-105 on XE-5 , Konica VX-200,1/250 f/8:



Smc-Takumar 1,8/85 , Pentax SP-F , fujicolor 200




Industar 50-2, Pentax Istd-l




Colorplan 2,8/35 , Minox 35GT, Tri-X 400 , 1/15s, f/2,8



Canonet ql-25, Agfacolor , 1/30s f/5,6



PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW.
The Industar gives great results with much details and great colors.
In the last pciture, is this your daughter playing with Barbie ? Smile


PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took this picture (industar) at f/8 with a DIY sunshade -very important for this lens - ( film canister ...)


It is not my daughter, but my young sister in 1969 playing with a "Bella" .... Very Happy


It is very difficult for me to choose among 50 years of portraits pictures ....
This choice was mostly spontaneous. Smile


PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An accidental self-portrait. Taken by my daughter Alex when she was maybe eight years old. That's her mom in the background.



PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:47 pm    Post subject: Children make great subjects. I choose one at random. Reply with quote



PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cute! Nice entry!


PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:15 pm    Post subject: Portraits Reply with quote

Spontaneous, capturing real joy, even in poverty. My best.


PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:38 pm    Post subject: Portraits Reply with quote

One more child


PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:48 pm    Post subject: One more portrait - mother and child. Reply with quote



PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:13 pm    Post subject: One more, so I can rate.... Reply with quote



PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A-300
18-200mm sigma dc
f/6.3
exp 1/60
iso 400


PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first portrait




Model: My niece
Digital Camera:Eos 5DII
Lens: Jupiter-37A 3.5/135 Olympic


PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not bad as first portrait, Andrea. I like the decentred composition.


PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
Not bad as first portrait, Andrea. I like the decentred composition.


thank you very much!


PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might have come across the review I wrote a couple days ago about an old Sigma 300mm. It flares and ghosts a LOT, but I thought I might be able to use this as a "soft focus" feature in portraits. I was somewhat successful.

I was able to knock down the haze by adding some contrast to the image, and left enough for the soft-focus look. Only problem was, as I increased contrast, I was getting a burn-out spot on her nose.



A favorite old slide of mine. Canon F-1, FD 200mm f/2.8, Kodachrome 64.


PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M9 + Nokton 50/1.1 ->



PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ep2/meopta 40/1.8, my muse:



PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chocolate niece: 5d/planar 50/1.4, some saturation pp



PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my muse: pentacon 6, biometar 80/2.8, provia:



PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my muse: kodak retina iii, s-k tele arton 85/4.0, elite chrome:



PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't shoot many portraits but here is one. Taken with my Pentax k20d and the Jupiter-11 4/135 at f4.



PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit different:
A picture at the end of a nude photo session, made with EOS 5D, Olympus Zuiko 28mm f/2.8 adapted.



PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trying one more Very Happy



PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good Nordentro!