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#1 Paul Kay

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 10:21 AM

OK, I rarely if ever post here, but I'm intrigued as to the reaction that this photo might get. It was taken for fun and was very opportunistic; I rather like it, purely as an image. Comments please!
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 10:44 AM

OK, I rarely if ever post here, but I'm intrigued as to the reaction that this photo might get. It was taken for fun and was very opportunistic; I rather like it, purely as an image. Comments please!
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I like it, the green is very bright and adds to the image. But I think it should have been shot portrait rather than landscape.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 04:23 PM

I think it's cool. And I like it as a horizontal. The shadow accentuates the composition. I don't think it would have the same power as a tight vertical.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 04:45 PM

Very cool Paul. I like the horizontal also. The round green light wouldn't be there if you'd have shot it portrait. Would be fun to play with though and try to recreate the shape with a vignette in post. The green on her face and green water are just great. Looks very alien somehow.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 04:45 PM

Yes; definitely bizarre! I like it for that reason.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 05:04 PM

OK, couldn't help myself I had to play with it. What an incredible image when you zoom in and really look at it. I've never seen a texture react to sharpening so dramatically.

Looks OK in portrait, but I'm still found of your original. Would be a fascinating image to see what you could do in B&W too.

Did a straight portrait crop and added a post crop vignette in LR 3 and simple B&W conversion in same.

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The B&W looks pretty weak next to the green but by itself it's very interesting.

Just an amazing image Paul. Well done!
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 01:11 AM

Thanks guys. I find it to be an intriguing image - actually I couldn't have shot it as a vertical. If anyone would care to guess as to how it was shot (lens, lighting, etc.) I'll finally reveal this, but it might be fun to try to figure it first.
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 01:28 AM

Thanks guys. I find it to be an intriguing image - actually I couldn't have shot it as a vertical. If anyone would care to guess as to how it was shot (lens, lighting, etc.) I'll finally reveal this, but it might be fun to try to figure it first.



Very cool picture, Paul. I'd guess shot with a fisheye and single strobe above the housing.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 02:27 AM

This reminded me that seventeen years ago I made a series of pictures for a proposed book about how to breath-hold dive (snorkel). There are about 100 pictures selected for the book but alas the publisher went out-of-business while I was shooting them.
I took all the pictures on film and, underwater, with a Nikonos. I recently scanned all the film with a view to doing something with it. Of course, it's nothing more than a thinly disguised excuse to show naked girls in exotic locations!
Funnily enough, apart the the section on underwater photography, the pictures have not dated. It's all done with impeccable good taste and most of the pictures were taken directly outside my front door in Mallorca. In those days, no-one batted an eyelid at nudity on the beach in Europe. Anyone know of a coffee-table publisher that might be interested?

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:22 AM

This reminded me that seventeen years ago I made a series of pictures for a proposed book about how to breath-hold dive (snorkel).

John. I'm intrigued by this too, are you sure my photo 'reminded' you? WHY??? To be honest John, the pictures posted really have dated - they really do look very 'filmic' and have an old fashioned feel about them. But I'm sure they were done with impeccable good taste - I'd expect nothing less from you :) .

Alex. You are getting there but not quite - do you want to add anything (port, etc.).

Edited by pgk, 04 May 2010 - 04:23 AM.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:41 AM

John. I'm intrigued by this too, are you sure my photo 'reminded' you? WHY??? To be honest John, the pictures posted really have dated - they really do look very 'filmic' and have an old fashioned feel about them. But I'm sure they were done with impeccable good taste - I'd expect nothing less from you :) .



It was the word Bizarre! Naturally I only posted something that was shot at a distance without flash in order to spare the sensibilities of our cousins across the Atlantic!..but they look like they are underwater!

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:53 AM

Paul: Looks like the alien from close encounters-paint her eyes entirely black-

John: My Uncle Cosmo (Smallpiece) wants to know have you got any macro shots in this particular series.....or failing that....any CFWA??
(He doesn't think they look dated at all!!! :))
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 06:21 AM

John: My Uncle Cosmo (Smallpiece) wants to know have you got any macro shots in this particular series.....or failing that....any CFWA??
(He doesn't think they look dated at all!!! :))


The girls might now be grannies but in general girl's anatomies haven't evolved much since then. It's my retro style photography (still doing it!) and yes, I do have the detail pictures but I'm not posting any on here and get Eric on my neck!

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 07:58 AM

Nuff said John......... :)

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 08:40 AM

I like the image. Horizontal and vertical. Two different looks but I would leave the green water background in as I really think it adds to the image. Maybe the top of the head slightly higher in the frame but not much in my opinion.

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