"Brooke on 220mm Film"
- BT123 (985)
- [2010-04-27 5:48]
Absolutely beautiful and great capture of lighting of this portrait. However I would prefer to darken the highlights on the left sofa and darken other highlights in the background to stop the eye wandering around. Best regards
Great hot with the Mamiya Linda! Sharp focus on her face, and nice tones that you can only get from film! Was this negative or slide film?
Nice candid shot, good light and I like the use of a narrow DOF too..
- rlrad (1374)
- [2010-04-27 7:05]
Classic capture, beautiful tones for sure. I like that you got your niece candidly, if she had noticed and posed the result would not have been the same. You caught her totally relaxed, totally off-guard in a wonderful light. Nicely done.
Have a great day!
Exquisite shot. The tones and light are just perfect. Where did the "cooler" light on her face come from? Can't only be from the TV, can it? If so, it only makes it more impressive...
- Beger (23042)
- [2010-04-27 9:39]
Another beautiful photo from your Mamiya!
What grabs me is the light and tones on the skin of your niece. They are amazingly rendered with a soft touch. I like the "clair/obscur" you obtained here.
I think a more blurred background would be great but, I have any idea how you could get that.
Superb work! Annie
- werdir (11957)
- [2010-04-27 9:44]
A lovely portrait, and I agree with you about the tones film produce. The lighting and DOF are perfect for this dreamy shot. I love the catch lights in her eyes.
- kickback (32)
- [2010-04-27 11:27]
wonderful shot, i too love the tones, great light, she looks like a little movie star-that looks in her eyes is typical when a child is watching tv-unfortunatly the tv can be a mind musher!
Linda, I heap praise upon you for once again diverting to film for this shot. You're right! Nothing beats the saturation and quality of film, especially the old Mamiya 645 which I shot with for a long time. All elements presented well! Maybe clone out the distraction in the background above the chair... but no big deal. Love it! I especially like this little girls' toes the way they are curled up, which means she is definitely anticipating something special!
JoeGoff, Louisville, KY
- EOSF1 (26902)
- [2010-04-27 19:08]
Hello Linda! You're right, the lights and shadows on film are something else!
Here you got quite a strong shot, a beautiful subject lost in her cartoons, a very well composed image and a very high overall quality. In my favorites. Thanks for this.
- daisydaisy (5097)
- [2010-04-29 13:14]
It's really lovely, you were able to capture her dreamy glance, that of a child watching an cartoon and dreams.
So lovely mood !
I noticed the light focused precisely on pov thoughtful.
The atmosphere is very nice, a little porcelain doll.
I'd like to know how many photos like that for my children
I respect your work
Thank you to share
- Teresat (15934)
- [2010-04-30 5:37]
I was searching this brooke Photo when I saw your last post...today,
Her expression and posture is very beautiful. I love the anle of approach...that increase her eyes expression. You manage well the light, too.
I love this too.
I am waiting a more harmony time.
have a good We
- perryhooter (27938)
- [2010-05-01 13:24]
No wonder why they call TV the hypnotising box. Reading your note and looking at her, we have the perfect example here (^_^).
Superb observation and experiment here Linda. The mood , the light are really fantastic.
Well done !
- CoolDan (2101)
- [2010-05-09 7:11]
C'est un formidable cliché. Les tons et la lumière se marient à merveille. On dirait une photo d'une autre époque.
Merci du partage.
Lovely. A little noisy but still lovely.
this looks very cinematic.
the trouble here in Pakistan is that medium format has become totally obsolete. you talk about film to someone and they give you a look that says 'you need help man!',...
so i have to limit myself to black and white film, as it is easy to process and have to order either from the US or buy expired rolls from studios that have them lying in their waste bins...
your mamiya seems easier to use, my RB is a backbreaker, but i love the large negative. with more practice and a decent scanner, i should be able to do my own scanning :)
i think that nothing can beat the look of film, there is a certain 'timeless, classic' appeal to it :)