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jeans4genes banke

of course we never forgot banke (http://draw.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Banke_/)

this shot was also taken at the jeans4genes series (see previous pic)

this shot was styled by beampeh, who showcased her outfits at the show

make up by rachel

ps shot was queued a couple of days ago

in case you don't hear from me for a while, please bear with me

i'll be back to continue with beampeh's series

jeans4genes banke

of course we never forgot banke (http://draw.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Banke_/)

this shot was also taken at the jeans4genes series (see previous pic)

this shot was styled by beampeh, who showcased her outfits at the show

make up by rachel

ps shot was queued a couple of days ago

in case you don't hear from me for a while, please bear with me

i'll be back to continue with beampeh's series

comments (37)

  • Stan
  • 23 May 2008, 06:32
Lovely portrait man. Wish the other eye was in focus too but its still one to be proud of
DrAW!: thanks man
funny enough, i'm not inclined to faff over the other eye this time grin
  • Stan
  • 23 May 2008, 06:32
Oh yeah, the colour is beautiful too
DrAW!: and yeah thanks for the likey wink
  • Aksel
  • Holiday in France
  • 23 May 2008, 06:41
Beautiful girl and pic. Like the texture of the red thing she is wearing
DrAW!: thanks askel smile
  • terry
  • nepal
  • 23 May 2008, 07:17
beautiful portrait. excellent mood capture doc smile well done !
DrAW!: thanks terry smile
  • mal
  • 23 May 2008, 07:52
way to go Doc, cracker. mal
DrAW!: thanks mal
off to your site i go
  • E Etomi
  • Romania
  • 23 May 2008, 08:08
Definitely love the editing.
DrAW!: thanks e
Could have been awesome, but for the hand grin (Yes we see all) tongue
DrAW!: the hand is definitely part of the shot
trust me if i didn't want you to see the hand you wouldn't have
Still waiting on the answer to me question smile
DrAW!: oh i see we're still on this issue
you asked to know what the hand adds to this

first of all this is a candid shot of a stunning girl being prepped up for a fashion show
the fact that i've processed the pic to emphasize the girl's beauty didn't mean the story had to change
i could easily have cropped off the hand, totally burn't it out, or actually cloned it out
but i decided to leave it as a beauty being prepped up

as a compromise (for the easily distracted) i've burnt out the hand a little so that you know what my favourite part of the entire story is

so the real question should be "what does the hand take from this?"
  • tia
  • United States
  • 23 May 2008, 14:56
You know I assumed Rachel was the makeup artist as soon as I saw this. Lovely shot smile
DrAW!: thanks smile
  • Ginnie
  • back in Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 23 May 2008, 15:06
Cracker is right, DrAW! WOW.
DrAW!: thanks ginnie
didn't think the hand would remove the wow factor grin
  • deji
  • Nigeria
  • 23 May 2008, 19:11
Nice one DrAW. I would really like to see you take that hand out smile
DrAW!: thanks deji

taking out the hand shouldn't be a problem at all
Beautiful! The hand contrasts quite nicely with the lovely subject IMO and like you said it is part of the shot.
DrAW!: thanks bridge

re: your other question, the make up artist rachel once worked with house of tara
Excellent portrait Doc. Not sure about the hand or the orange stripe, but I love the face!
DrAW!: thanks bill
i forgive your mentioning the hand (my shmood's red after allgrin)
i agree with you about the orange (ie i'm not sure either)
i also agree with you about the face (why i posted it in the first place) smile
  • pao
  • 24 May 2008, 05:56
WOW, stunning shot, a likey!
DrAW!: thanks pao smile
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 May 2008, 14:59
Great portrait - I love the colours and the way her blue eye-shadow contrasts with the orange so well. I like the hand - I agree - why take it out when it is obviously part of the story? I'm sure if you wanted to you could have taken an identical picture without the hand!
Ingrid
DrAW!: thanks for the detailed comment ingrid
thanks for giving me the credit of possibly knowing better
  • ada
  • 26 May 2008, 14:47
Love what you did with the picture..nice technique...I haven't quite gotten there yet..lol..hope I do..
Lovely shot..
DrAW!: thanks for the compliment ada smile
  • deji77
  • Europe
  • 26 May 2008, 16:22
mennn! this is nice grin
DrAW!: thanks deji
nice to see you here smile
Ok just seeing this. Other than the eye... ok even with the eye out of focus still a very nice shot.

Love the retention of skin texture.
DrAW!: lol thanks david
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 27 May 2008, 11:42
oh my and what a stunner she is Mr DrAW, think Suby was been a little off the mark there but your response was sublimesmile
DrAW!: thanks for the encouragement tim smile
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 May 2008, 23:44
Oh gosh, she's beautiful.
DrAW!: thanks ellie grin
  • don
  • United States
  • 28 May 2008, 14:36
A superb portrait with great colors and smoothness. Your model is a beauty.
DrAW!: thanks don
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 30 May 2008, 20:53
Great portrait of a beautiful girl.
DrAW!: thanks for the visits cako smile
  • Babz
  • Newcastle
  • 3 Jun 2008, 03:29
Lovely shot in all aspects. Noticed d discussion about the hand.Both ways(hand or not) great shot. If the hand was more pronounced wt d subject a bit more centered then I think it'd really show a beauty being prepped up. It almost comes across as an after-thought here but all d same great shot!
Really feeling like a pro today grin
DrAW!: thanks man
i wanted to feature just that amount of the girls face with her hair complete and that much space in front of her. too bad the hand was still attached. as much as the hand wasn't an afterthought, i didn't want to crop it off lest nearly cropping the poor girl's ear. next i decided there was no need to go through the stress of cloning out the hand seeing that the shot wasn't planned pre shot anyways. i decided that selectively burning the hand (and the periphery) should be enough.
i initially reacted to anyone making a fuss of the hand as someone just nitpicking.
i'm not so sure anymore...
  • bimpe adebambo
  • lagos
  • 4 Jun 2008, 11:33
draw!!!!!!!!!!!even though the pic is about the model you shoulda included it in the cd you burnt for me.
Hope i am going to get orders and jobs from this your blog.lol(but seriosly)
i think we should do a fashion campaign series.
lovely photo and do get back to sc soon.
beampeh
DrAW!: thanks beamps
i can't always include every pic
besides you usually want to see the outfits (model faces are mine remember)
anyways a fashion campaign sounds like a very good idea
i've been ill but will be posting soon...
just have to remember where i put the pix from your series :p
This lady looks awfully familair!
DrAW!: yeah i featured her a few times earlier in my blog
Loving the skin texture, great portrait. The colours are fab!
DrAW!: thanks much aisha
  • Yanneck
  • Portugal
  • 4 Jun 2008, 23:53
Excelent picture!! Congratulations
DrAW!: thanks yanneck
  • dotun
  • United States
  • 5 Jun 2008, 16:07
this is nice.
DrAW!: thanks dotun
fantastic image

Oh ma Gawd, doctor this can't be the same event we both went to!! Hmmm... so you were sneakin bout taking all this fantastic shots abi? Will be in naija in july/oct and then dec, will holla with details.
DrAW!: lol
be expecting you man whenever i'm in town

man thanks for going thru my archives like that!!
  • Stan
  • 6 Jun 2008, 06:38
Okay so i saw the next pic before this one. Gotta agree with them Sub and Sin doc. The hand adds nothing to the shot. Clone it out, make an A4 print and send it to Banke. When she tells you how good your work is, tell her she can repay you by posing for me grin
DrAW!: like i've been trying to imply, only nitpickers would notice let alone be offended by the hand tongue
i agree that the hand adds nothing to the shot but then i could argue the same about the unringed pierced hole in her ear, the little piece of hair above the offending hand, the piece of white showing below her ear, none of which add anything to the shot nor change the fact that this is an image of a stunner. not all images have to be sooo clean, especially when they were shot as candid shots though in fairness to you, i haven't processed it to look that way
i'll probably feel different when i grow up in photography, but today i cannot be faffed to clone out the hand! try to see it like a hairpiece that's skin coloured grin

nice try on the repayment plan tongue
  • Stan
  • 6 Jun 2008, 06:40
As an addition, you do know the image would have been more compelling without the white background right? Fix it mate
DrAW!: lol you seem to forget that you've made an earlier comment on this shot and then you only nit picked the eye, and then likeyed it (and don't you dare take that back grin)

you probably didn't even notice the hand or the wall

my point (sigh) is that this girl is a stunner, forgive the distractions.

in fairness to you though, i'll first clone out the white (or the orange depending on if it's stan or bill) before ever touching the hand
Nice pic dude. Send my regards to the famous "hand" grin
DrAW!: no probs tongue
great DOF, splendid tone.. this is a very very picturesque portrait. well done!
DrAW!: thanks hamed
glad you like this one
  • Saeed
  • Iran
  • 11 Jun 2008, 07:58
Very nice portrait . . .
She is beautiful smile
DrAW!: thanks saeed
Dr... WOW! is all i say.
DrAW!: lol
thanks dayo smile
  • geo51
  • Greece
  • 28 Jun 2008, 20:55
EXCELLENT PORTRAIT
DrAW!: thanks for browsing my blog geo
  • olayinka fadairo
  • United States
  • 17 Oct 2008, 21:57
Straight up gorge.
DrAW!: thanks for browsing my blog
highly appreciated

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