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Copyright: Edward GALAGAN (ed_galagan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 201 W: 0 N: 138] (3276)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2007-08-08
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The first of the day.(start20/10/09) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-08 3:49
Viewed: 2315
Points: 32
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Hello Edward!
Very pretty face and lovely smile!
Great black/white portrait!
Fine image!
Best regards!

Wow, Ed, she's beautiful! I can see a lot of careful attention went into this -- the lighting is excellent, the patterned hat, the upturned chin, the positioning of her eyes to the very spot where our eyes go first. Very well realized and excellent choice of black and white to keep the focus on your subject.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-12-08 4:13]

Hi Edward...
Beautiful [email protected] shot with so nice tones...
Beautiful portrait...
Beautiful model...

Hi Edward,

I have always been a great admirer of portraits and i try and practice that myself as much as i can ...

Comming back to this portrait of Maria - in one word it's awsome!!!

Amazing clarity great expressions lovely POV and last but not the least a great composition.

Just wanted to ask if the vignette around the lower part of her face is natural or u added it later ???

TFS =)

lovely smile, greatly framed and presented.

What Can I Say? CLASSY!

My compliments,


superbe modèle et wonderful portrait,

great B/W,

thanks Edward,

dd, ile de la Réunion

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2009-12-08 10:35]

Great B&W portrait, Ed!
Very well captured.
A beautiful model with an irresistible smile....
Well done!

TFS and greetings from Netherlands,

Gorgeous shot - a sweet expression. Unusual POV but it works to create a sense of wonder and enchantment.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-12-08 11:14]

Hi Edward,
What a sharp portrait of this lovely girl showing her lovely face features in such an unusual POV!
I like her eyes and her mouth from this angle, but I dislike the nostrils from this POV.
Excellent lighting and good grey tones.
Beautiful texture of the straw hat.
Good B&W and a gorgeous model.

Francis Xavier

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2009-12-08 11:37]

Hello Edward,
has the country girl reached the city & she is so happy,because it appears as beautiful as she had dreamed it would? Really love the look you have captured with your model,
she certainly knows how to show emotions.



Boas Edward
Your model is so so beautiful and you work the portrait with the same elegance and delicate mood. The light, the softness is excellent.
My regards

Superbe portrait de ce magnifique modèle. J'aime beaucoup le cadrage et la lumière mais je trouve que le lissage est un peu trop important faisant trop "disparaître" le grain de peau.

Hi there!
A really great portrait! Fantastic composition, good B&W use and nice crisp details. Of course it helps that your model is beautiful!
Well done and TFS!

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-12-09 11:12]

Hi Ed,
Fantastic portrait superbly presented in B&W, the focus and composition is tremendous. TFS

Hello Edward,

Your model is really beautiful. But the B&W work is even better. I love the treatment, the composition and the pose of the model.


excellent portrait
B/W works well here

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