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  #124 Monochrome (Gray Scale or Toned)
Entry 5 of 33
   
 
Seen so much       ©2013 Old Finn
Panasonic DMC-FZ28       5th place, 109 points
1/20s, f3.6, ISO 400, 98mm, Normal Program, Center Weighted Average, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped a bit, greyscale, histogram, sharpened,
downsized
      Extra Info: None
 
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Old Finn
Mar 13, 2013
    Thank you all for the nice comments.

Lo
Mar 12, 2013
    Congratulations - it's a beautiful photo of a lovely lady

LaRee
Mar 11, 2013
    A wonderful portrait indeed. Like I said before, I'd like to visit with her. She has warm kind eyes and I know she's seen a lot with them that she could share with me.

Jade O.
Mar 11, 2013
    Nice shot, nice finish.

mrsawyer
Mar 11, 2013
    well deserved high finish!!!

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tvsometime
Mar 11, 2013
    Brilliant greys and gorgeous subject. The side lighting sadly speaks, "sunset" of her years, and reminds me of a famous art song by Richard Strauss: "Der Abendrot" (the sunset) from his set, "Vier Letzte Lieder" (Four Last Songs).

Oldseadog
Mar 9, 2013
    You have captured the lady's character nicely. I would have liked to see a little less contrast between each side of her face.

KJW
Mar 9, 2013
    I really love this photo. It's simple yet even with out a story
there is a story for this photo. I work a lot with elderly and when I sit and listen to stories about their lives its mesmerizing at times. Listening to what they may have endured in their lives, their triumphs or tragedies. A lot of times their eyes say it all.

forkcandles
Mar 8, 2013
    the catchlight in the r/h eye makes the picture good use of shadow to give a frame

Lo
Mar 8, 2013
    What a kind and beautiful face this woman has. It's a lovely portrait, taken in a very difficult medium.

Mepo
Mar 8, 2013
    My only suggestion would be to get more light in the eyes. Lovely portrait, she is obviously very relaxed and interested in the conversation. Excellent result from the exposure used - you must have a steady hand.

SpecialGuestJudge
Mar 8, 2013
    First Impression - 5/5
Contrast - 5/5
Composition - 5/5
Tone / Texture - 5/5

A beautiful portrait. Would it be possible to lighten the eyes slightly to enhance the catch light ?

Steven T
Mar 8, 2013
    Beautiful photo. Great title too. Wrinkles are 'the epaulets of Life's campaigns'. I like the sharpness and the direct, straight-into-the-camera look. Good work!

sammybeckham
Mar 8, 2013
    Everybody's Grandmother
Great portrait

hifi
Mar 8, 2013
    Great entry, gets my vote!

Old Finn
Mar 8, 2013
    Thanks for the comments. LaRee, we were just doing that and she did not bother of my playing with the camera.

doto
Mar 8, 2013
    Excellent shot, the soft contrast and many grades of grey add a lot to it's depth, as does the selective focus, not sure about the high ISO which creates a different in clarity, detail and sharpness between the dark and light sides of the face, maybe it's the focus, but that's the only thing that distracted me. Definitely in contest with the other old lady on the challenge :)

Jade O.
Mar 7, 2013
    Nice portrait, not so nice background. Clean that up and you'd get my vote.

LaRee
Mar 7, 2013
    What a beautiful face and one that I know has many stories to tell. I'd like to be sitting down for some coffee or tea with her. Nicely shot and developed.
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