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Tribute to Steve McCurry

Tribute to Steve McCurry
Photo Information
Copyright: Mike Hodgson (Fisher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-22
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikon AF-S VR 70-200mmf/2.8
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Silver Tulip Award, Vandana's Favorites I, beautiful Women Portraits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-28 13:37
Viewed: 3097
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the models I had a pleasure to work with.

A Steve McCurry style that has been copied so many times. Well, here's my take. LOL

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Bravo. Selection of RED scarf with green eyes. TFS
dehrti Puttar

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 156 N: 602] (8359)
  • [2007-05-28 13:41]

Marvellous shot Mike, I see that the hard work is paying off. I envy you the ability to shoot people, I find this the hardest photography of all.
Stunning professional shot.

very nice portrait and colours..
ıts homely and limpid..

Beautiful job, your model is avery pretty woman


Excellent portrait. Very good soft focus with excellent lighting and composition.


hi mike, wonderful image, stunning eyes! great clarity and composition, awesome portrait, well done,

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-05-28 14:23]
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Hey, where's the 'au naturel' approach, Mike... so soft!!
Except for those beautiful eyes, of course.
Hey bro, I'll be honest: that particular photo of Steve's is sublime perfection and IMHO unbeatable, so why even try?
Seriously, one point of attention for me: in all this softness, I think your model shows too much of her forehead, distracting attention from her eyes...
Points for sheer guts to even try and imitate Steve McCurry ;o).

Excellent pov, great composition, perfect sharpness. a must !

Congrats !

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  • AMKA Gold Star Critiquer [C: 85 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-28 16:27]

Hi Mike,
Nice portrait,
Sharp details and nice colour.

Hi Mike:
Great Model and your work is absolutely outstanding here in creating this mood!

Hello Mike !

Great shot. First I tought you filtered the image too much. Since I know you, I think this lovely does have a real smooth skin and perhaps had make-up for the photoshoot.

Lovely thight composition and framing.

Excellent and very professional glamour photo.
A little too smooth may be. But it's right up there. Well done.
- Kath

Hey Mike,

I definately give you kudos for trying, I don't think that image could ever be beaten. The model that McCurry caught... her eyes, oh good God they could tell a million tales. I'm sorry but that image, wow, to say the least I'm envious of Steve's talent. But! Having said that.

Though your image is not like his... it is good all it's own, a lot lighter in emotion, and well... very North American to say the least. Reminds me of Little Red Riding Hood. ;) Nice catch on all the smooth details of her face, and just a nice portrait... well done Mike.


Mike, short and direct: one of the best portraits I have seen here on TL. Work of a pro! I can learn from you (with pleasure!!)
The Silver Tulip! TFS and my 'hat off'
* pl

Hello Mike, superb portrait with stunning colours and sharpness. Great soft light on the skin! I like the close-up. She has beautiful green eyes!

Great stair! but it looks like the same kind of stair as when we are in the moon. I'm not sure that she is looking straight at the lens. Just my idea! :)

Great work! Take care, Yan :)

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-05-29 7:37]
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Truly stunning, Mike! This is truly fabulous. The colours are sumptuous, from skin to lips to eyes to scarf. The hard work of the past year is paying off in spades, I think. When do you set up your own studio??
(back with :)

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2007-05-29 7:42]
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A great photo!! What a sharpness!!! Wonderful! And the colours.... GREAT!

What do you mean by a Steve McCurry style??


Hello Mike,

Beautiful portrait. Sharp, great skin tones, composition and colors. TFS



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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-05-29 16:01]

Excellent portrait of a beautiful lady. What a lovely green eyes.Well done.

  • voodoo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-29 16:53]
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Steve Is cool isn't he..
But as for the photo...too much photoshop,for a Mccurry look a like anyway..But thats what makes Steves photos stand out.. They are real.

She's beautiful! Great work, congratulations!


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  • BenF Gold Star Critiquer [C: 261 W: 0 N: 352] (3060)
  • [2007-05-30 0:25]

WOW, great portrait.
Beautiful model.
Very well done

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2007-05-30 4:02]

There is something about the colour red and beautiful models Mike.
You have done a superb job of this image.

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  • moody Gold Star Critiquer [C: 115 W: 1 N: 1] (51)
  • [2007-05-30 7:16]

Its a lovely photo. Cheers, Moody

absolute TOp shot
its excellent
sharp and her eyes are so beautifull and sharp
excellent job

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2007-05-30 14:38]

beautiful shot Mike from a beauty..its a soft yet sharp picture..very well balanced light ..a splendid picture Mike !!


Awesome portrait. Nice smooth skin and the focus on the eyes is amazing. Well done Mike. Great portrait shot.

Hi Mike. Soft and yet such delicate details. An attractive model, well cropped and those beautiful eyes. Something I probably will never attempt. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Duck Reach Track IV’...did you receive my email regarding F stops and the Olympus?

merhaba dear mike
beautiful portrait picture.wonderful eyes and lovely model.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Hi Mike,

Very quality Portrait. I think it's most suitable for cover page of a fasion magazine.
Nice work.
Thanks for share,


I had to come and see this picture after we met this afternoon. I do like it and I think you did very well with your treatment and her green eyes are very nice.

It was great to run into you this afternoon...quite a coincidence to be at the same place at the same time and that we manage to recognize each other!

Very good portrait, Mike. Good composition, and very good sharpness and light. Beautiful eyes though.

best regards,


Merhaba Mike
Perfect eyes. Very very nice woman.
Thanks for sharring.


Nice model and good work.
compliments TFS
bye Aga

This is excellent and again the eyes are beautiful

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2007-06-21 12:32]
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great portrait with wonderful colors.
very beautiful .
thanks Mike

Saludos Mike

imagen implecable belleza natural colores bien trabajados te felicito


  • pdp Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 39 N: 123] (538)
  • [2007-07-24 14:50]

Hello Mike, Very good portrait. Simplicity is often the most striking. Excellent all around. Well done.

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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2009-08-26 11:49]

Stunning portrait, really like it!


Excellent portrait.
excellent lighting with very good soft focus and composition.

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