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It was suggested by Karen that I try a mono of my original shot. I started from scratch and converted to B & W.

Featured in Older Kids Group 18 June 2009

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  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 5 years ago

    And FANTASTIC in b&w Lorraine! Perfect! (maybe you could try SC too? Being that you are in a creative mood today!) I love the glint in his other eye!! Almost David Bowie style!!!

  • Jon really likes this version.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Karen Scrimes
    Karen Scrimesover 5 years ago

    WOW Lorraine. I LOVE this version. Classic, elegant, full of character. You have done this beautifully :))

  • Thanks Karen. A big thanks you also for the suggestion of mono.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondover 5 years ago

    This looks great in B&W – luv the drop off of DOF too

  • Thanks Sharon. I love the B&W also.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • John Robb
    John Robbover 5 years ago

    Yep the tones work wonderfully well in black and white,

  • Thanks John. Welcome back.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Louise Cooke
    Louise Cookeover 5 years ago

    this is a gorgeous portrait wonder Jon is happy with it! Beautiful work…love it in BW :)

  • The original started off as a journey into cross-processing. Funny how things turn out. I’m much happier also with this version.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaover 5 years ago

    I love this version, gorgeous young fella!

  • Thanks Sylvia. He’s a great kid. Very cheeky and I guess ‘typical’ of most 16yr olds.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Nancy Polanski
    Nancy Polanskiover 5 years ago

    Oh my gosh this is absolutely wonderful, Lorraine! Not only because he is a gorgeous young man, but also because the lighting, the contrast and the pose all work together perfectly! I love it in B&W! Be proud of this!

  • Thanks so much for the lovely comment Nancy. I was pleased also with the lighting. I relied on the light coming through the window. Sometimes, it just works so well.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Kimberly Palmer
    Kimberly Palmerover 5 years ago

    this is an excellent portrait – I love it in b/w – he is quite handsome…

  • Thanks Kimmie. I don’t think I’ll show him all these comments. I think he might be a little embaressed. xox

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryover 5 years ago

    Lorraine, I wish I could learn to do portraits like this. Studio quality! And what a beautiful face Jon has! I know males aren’t fond of the word beautiful in a self-description, but he is beyond handsome, really beautiful!

  • Thanks so much for your lovely comment Bonnie. Very true about using the word beautiful…I prefer to use the word gorgeous…he’s happier with that description…lol

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    excellent work

  • Thanks so much Kathy =D

    – Lorraine Creagh

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