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If looks could kill

If looks could kill
Photo Information
Copyright: Yan Manarsar (yanm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-07-14
Categories: Decisive Moment, Friends/Family
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-10 10:20
Viewed: 1624
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Series of an intense look

Picture taken with :

Nikon D70s
Sigma 70-300mm
Natural lights
B/W conversion with Gradient Map
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To Beger: She's a wonderful girlyanm 1 01-11 03:04
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Hello Yan,
That's an intense look, indeed, surely enhanced by your tight framing and the B&W conversion. To that respect, I also like how the eyes look almost entirely black.
Good off-centered placement of your young model and good play on DOF (in spite of the limited range), creating a nice, soft texture on the wall. BTW: general focus looks a little soft as well on my screen, but to me this doesn't alter the quality of your shot. On the contrary: it somehow adds mystery...
TFS & kind regards,

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  • zomik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 56 N: 314] (3599)
  • [2011-01-10 11:06]

Hello Yan,
That is very good portrait. Moment great caught, it a lot of telling look.. B&W good choice.

  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2011-01-10 11:55]

Hi Yan
well composed and expressive portrait with a great light and contrast, and a perfect rebel innocence expression capture.
Congrats mb

Oh my! YES! As a mom I have recieved those looks before also! Well done shot Yan! I love the close crop! BW is perfect for this! Excellent expression!

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2011-01-10 19:28]
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Hi Yan,
Intense look, endeed!
Amazing how the character of an individual can occur at such a young age. I hope that he can smile with equal intensity too!
Excellent B&W portrait with a good use of light and a great balance between dark and light.
Bravo! Annie

Hi Yan..nice shot...good tonal range with nice light...excellent work.


Hello Yan

A beautiful portrait, fine and shot with professionalism.
Superb presentation. Perfect pov.
When I am angry, I have this kind of glance

Excellent b&w work !

Des points pour les yeux intenses et le cadrage d'une grande finesse ...
Bravo !

Hi Yan , this is imo the one of your series that conveys the moment and expresses the feeling best , your choice of B&W is so judicious , love the crop here , the little girl has such penetrating eyes , eye contact is intense indeed , my compliments and thanks for sharing ,

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  • icoy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 18] (315)
  • [2011-03-26 22:29]

...then it could really kill...

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