More of the LoupyMattLens ….and starring the sensational Miss Bertie Page

Straight from the camera, with just a little extra contrast.

Canon 5D Mk II, 75mm, f/8, 1/20", ISO 800, hand-held…this was a shoot for one of my classes, hopefully there’ll be more bertie images from the students :)

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Mel Brackstone EFIAP FAPS, is from Brisbane, Australia. All work is copyright Mel Brackstone.

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  • Alf Caruana
    Alf Caruanaalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderfully atmospheric image. Lovely work

  • Thanks so much Alf :)

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Basia McAuley
    Basia McAuleyalmost 5 years ago

    Ohh,, love it! Great set up! Love the soft processing and splashes of vibrant colour,,, great work once again!

  • Thanks so much Basia :)

    – Mel Brackstone

  • TextureoftheSin
    TextureoftheSinalmost 5 years ago

    Love those shoes!!
    Love the opulence suggested by the colours and hues and background.
    Fabulous concept and treatment.
    Oh crap, lets just say I love it and be done :)

  • Thanks so much TOTS, the opulence from the red velvet, ostrich feathers and other props really is enhanced by the lens, there’s no doubt about it….it’s all come together so well! Miss Bertie sourced the velvet from an old theatre somewhere….so it’s even authentic!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Barssel
    Barsselalmost 5 years ago

    The uniting of two great talents is always fasinating………..beautiful Mel

  • Cast of thousands here matey, from the guys who made the lenses, hubby who made the studio, and then down to Bertie and me….we’re all very lucky to have found a way to get it all together :) Cheers Ade :)

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Craig Harris
    Craig Harrisalmost 5 years ago

    Nice work Di, beautifully framed

  • Cheers Craig :)

    – Mel Brackstone

  • DanikaL
    DanikaLalmost 5 years ago

    Great set-up and startling image. Well done! Such a great effect to be SOOC :)

  • Thanks Danika!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • sandra .
    sandra .almost 5 years ago

    Mel…I am just fascinated by these shots, there is something so whimsical and ‘antique’ looking, just adore them …and I am quite partial to ‘those’ red shoes too. :))

  • Bertie has a look that makes this style of image work well, there’s no doubt about it, plus her wardrobe and props add that extra zing. Thanks Sandra!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • DanikaL
    DanikaLalmost 5 years ago

    Oh and my 400D and I have MAJOR camera-envy for your 5D MkII right now :)

  • rjcolby
    rjcolbyalmost 5 years ago

    This is a wonderful old style result, Mel. You and Miss Berty are quite a creative pair.

  • Thanks Dick!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Mark Ross
    Mark Rossalmost 5 years ago

    Like the proverbial ostrich with her head buried in the sand. Wonderfully playful image!

  • Thanks Mark :) Always lots of fun when Miss Bertie comes to play :)

    – Mel Brackstone

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