alexmoldovan
alexmoldovan

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Contest Finalist in Show Faces Photo Contest
Legendary Award
Contest Finalist in Anything People Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Photogenic Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Rural Portraits Photo Contest
People's Choice in People And Flowers Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in People And Flowers Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Covers Photo Contest Vol 26
Contest Finalist in Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 4
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Show Faces Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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Portrait Galore Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Colors Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Colors Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Anything People Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Anything People Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Teenage Portraiture Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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Teenage Portraiture Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 2
Teenage Portraiture Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Composing with Patterns Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Composing with Patterns Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol3Top 10 rank
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol3Top 10 rank week 1
Powerful Photo ContestTop 20 rank
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Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 2Top 30 rank
Powerful Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 2Top 30 rank week 1
Above Or Below Photo ContestTop 20 rank
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Above Or Below Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Dancing Flowers Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Dancing Flowers Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Beauty And Make Up Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Elegance In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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Eye To Eye Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
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Patterns And People Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 3Top 20 rank
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Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 rank week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 29Top 20 rank
Rural Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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Rural Portraits Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
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9 Comments | Report
Etwin-Aslander
 
Etwin-Aslander December 13, 2015
Nicely done!
Bluestarpaul Ultimate
 
Bluestarpaul January 07, 2016
Congratulations on reaching final of "Covers" a very nice piece of work, well done.
sinpotion
 
sinpotion January 13, 2016
love the colors nice
melissavines36
 
melissavines36 March 18, 2016
Lovely!
kellumbear PRO
 
kellumbear April 07, 2016
Colors are great!
YolandaSanye
 
YolandaSanye October 27, 2016
Beautiful!!! Love it!!
EricaAlmquist
 
EricaAlmquist February 18, 2017
Beautiful eyes!
Eduardbetz Platinum
 
Eduardbetz April 21, 2020
Your work is inspiring !
Johndh70
 
Johndh70 November 03, 2020
great shot. it was hard to look away
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken after a 'Coffee and Camera' Session I organised in Leeds, where photographers/models/make up artists would turn up for a chat and coffee. Afterwards, we all went around Leeds and took photos of the models or surroundings. This was taken in a little courtyard of a residential estate.
Time
Taken during the afternoon on a slightly cloudy British day (we only get rain and wind in The North).
Lighting
I wanted to make the eyes the main focus of this frame, so I laid the model in a certain direction to allow the natural light to form a good catch light in the left of the eyes. This in turned created a soft shadow area on the cheeks of the model.
Equipment
I shot this with a Nikon D610 using a Nikkor 85mm 1.8G and all natural lighting.
Inspiration
I was looking for a place to shoot amongst the urban scene of Leeds. Having never photographed the model before I knew I wanted to capture her captivating eyes in some way that allowed for no distractions. The Lavender matched her eyes perfectly, although they were on a bush that was in a big plant pot, so it took some manoeuvring to get the image.
Editing
Post processing including contrast, levels, brightness and colour adjustments. These were carried out between PS and LR. A bit of dodge and burning later with a touch of gradient mapping, and selective colouring, I was left with a photo that was finished. However, after turning off the monitor and going to bed, I woke up in the morning with a sleepy set of eyes and realised the eyes did not pop enough for how spectacular they were, bringing out some of the highlights using curves gave me the photo you see today.
In my camera bag
I always carry a small bag with me to make sure that I focus on my compositions rather than my gear. Saying that, my bag is also a tardis. I always always always carry with me my 50mm and 85mm 1.4 & 1.8 G lenses. I am a massive sucker for prime lenses. These go well with the Nikon D610 that sits in the bag with a Tamron 24-70mm 2.8 attached that allows me to ready for any eventuality. In my side pockets, an SB-60 (yes old flash) with transmitter and receiver ... because you never know when you might need some off camera flash. Oh, I also carry spare camera battery, business cards, electrical tape, smoke pellets, and painkillers.
Feedback
Light. Always look for the light. I always follow the light of the scene like a moth. Models have previously described me staring into the distance and making strange hand gestures ... I call that my thinking face. All I am doing is visualising the setting with the right light. The light is what makes this photos, and the model, of course, but watch your composition also. If you compose the photo properly you can direct the viewer to the sections you want.

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