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Monday, March 29, 2010

iheartfaces "Dramatic B&W" Challenge

I used to LOVE shooting in B&W...back when I shot on film and you actually had to CHOSE to shoot B&W. It has a skill set all its own really, and it was even better once I learned how to hand tint photos. But in the new digital age, any photo can be made B&W, but that doesn't mean every photo makes a good B&W picture. This challenge really forced me to cull my photos for what really worked as a B&W shot, and it also challenged me that I need to shoot intentionally B&W more often because I LOVE it.

I love this picture because Mad has the most dramatic eyes. She is gorgeous-the spitting image of her mum-and she goes from "girl-next-door" to "cover model" in the blink of an eye (or really the difference between her smiling vs. serious looks). Equally stunning in color, this photo harkens back to ones I took in my film days. I used PSPP 3's time machine option to age it back to a daguerreotype photo which frames it nicely I think.

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Shelly said...

beautiful! her eyes are amazing!

BlondeShot Creative said...

those eyes are strong and dramatic for sure!

Cheryl said...

gorgeous photo!

Misty Wallace said...

stunning! Great image! Very dramatic eyes!

Tiffany said...

She is beautiful, and that picture definitely captures her "super model" side!