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Kat and Spencer

Kat and Spencer
Photo Information
Copyright: Roger Minkow (rminkow) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-09-26
Categories: Humorous
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-17 7:07
Viewed: 1014
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I posted a shot yesterday of Spencer looking very stern but the real shot is his stern look in association with Kat being very affectionate. I was thinking of the guards at the Palace in London who are totally focused no matter what distractions they are confronted with.

We took a number of shots where Spencer held it together and looked totally oblivious to the beautiful woman trying to be affectionate. In this shot Spencer couldn’t keep his stern look so it was a nice capture that showed both of their cute expressions.

The black and white conversion was done with the Channel Mixer using mostly the Green Channel. Some extra sharpening was done on Spencer’s glasses, pupils, mustache and beard.

The 85mm lens at 10 feet had a depth of field of about 18” that was enough to capture both Spencer and Kat in focus. To calculate depth of field you can go to the website: http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html

brech, mvdisco, fransx, chrisJ, Fortuna, VicZik, Teresat has marked this note useful
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Hi Roger,
Spencer look more happy that yesterday picture and I know why! :)
A nice caught of view of this portrait of London look ,
good contrast and light in a sharp presentation.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 66 N: 1002] (10050)
  • [2012-04-17 7:34]

Roger, here the HAT is mixed a bit with background but Mr. Spencer looks in mood, charming and beautiful but I say nothing about others wife, TFS.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2973 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-04-17 8:12]

Hi Roger,
This character is attracting my attention, now hugged by such a beautiful girl with a sweet smile!
As usual perfect light suitable to this double portrait which tends to a funny presentation.
Very neat work.

Francis Xavier

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 640 N: 9631] (55122)
  • [2012-04-17 8:46]

Hi Roger,

Howdy TL Neighbor! A good continuation of this superb b&w series of the English gentleman with good sharpness tonal range & diffused light. The woman hugging him is an added bonus! Tfs!

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21242)
  • [2012-04-17 11:39]

Beatiful double portrait, it looks like a photo from the twenties, excellent done

Boa noite Roger,

Great shot with a wonderful focus and light.
Perfect crop, great job indeed!


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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-04-17 17:53]

Hi Roger, what a superb portrait of this lovely couple. You captured a very candid moment, both are relaxed and happy to be in-front of your lens. Nice focus and b/w tone & range.

Thank you for the link for the DOF formula.

lá Roger
good B/W chpicw and good portrait. They look so cool and happy
um abraço

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-04-18 5:38]

With the outfit, the glass and the earing, I think I hardly imagine him being stern. Lovely double portrait

Bom dia Roger,
Spencer here's another, cheerful and friendly. And clearly this one ist'nt a love scene, but from good friends. Amazing how you can make the models completely at ease and cooperative.

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