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"Missy" gets a makeover!

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 28 February 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

A series of shots taken during the Chinese New Year celebrations in Newcastle -Upon-Tyne on 14th. February 2010. Newcastle is our regional capital and is only a few miles along the River Tyne from South Shields, the celebration lasted most of the the day and attracted huge crowds.

Much of the activity centred around Stowell Street which is the cultural base for a large oriental community.

We visited a marquee set up in the grounds of the medieval Blackfriars monastery where "Missy" had her face painted, here she is with the beautiful make up artist, we're pretty pleased with how this looks!

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Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful portrait ! Love the soft tones..

28 Feb 2010 5:13am

Gary from Cochise County, United States

A wonderful portrait and good work on the focus. I hope you were able to get a copy to them, it would be a great keepsake.

28 Feb 2010 5:27am

SupraSonic from Brunei, Brunei Darussalam

Lovely shot and finish.

28 Feb 2010 6:16am

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

It's incredibly beautiful!

28 Feb 2010 6:53am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Lovely shot, wonderful soft tones, well done!

28 Feb 2010 7:01am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great portrait, I really like the softness in the photo (did you use a diffusion filter?) this is just a spectacular portrait!

28 Feb 2010 7:22am

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

nice shot

28 Feb 2010 7:34am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

This is a perfect portrait. I like it very much. Won't you post a color version ?

28 Feb 2010 8:22am

@Hiro: I have a coloured version it's quite pastel, I like it but not as much as the monochrome, I don't think I'll be posting it though.

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

perfect !

28 Feb 2010 8:57am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Just - excellent.

28 Feb 2010 9:02am

Panamephotos from Champigny Sur Marne, France

Belle composition et beau cadrage pour ce double portrait

28 Feb 2010 9:35am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Happy shot!

28 Feb 2010 9:52am

Florence from Paris, France

Lovely portrait, a soft mono thanks to tones and blurry effects. Well done.

28 Feb 2010 9:58am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Really happy shot..nice processing. Great work.

28 Feb 2010 10:00am

Nilla from Östergötland, Sweden

So happy for the girl! Nice with the blur around...

28 Feb 2010 10:29am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely soft treatment on this double portrait

28 Feb 2010 10:31am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice DoF on this beautiful B&W

28 Feb 2010 10:34am

Chris from Haute Loire, France

Pretty Missy with butterfly face, a picture full of sweetness ....

28 Feb 2010 10:41am

Odel from Spain

Lovely shot,

28 Feb 2010 11:02am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Curley *beautifully captured !!**

28 Feb 2010 12:08pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great portrait and beautiful soft tones.

28 Feb 2010 12:49pm

sil from Italy

Lovely shot!

28 Feb 2010 2:14pm

Pedro Callealta from Cádiz, Spain

Bonita foto. Me gusta el ambiente.

28 Feb 2010 2:17pm

Bonvilston from Cardiff, United Kingdom

Really good the way you have thrown the bulk of the image into soft focus to highlight the key element. Fantastic treatment here

28 Feb 2010 2:23pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A sweet double portrait. Like the softness all around.

28 Feb 2010 2:39pm

Susan from United States

wow, nice catch graham, and your processing sweetens the deal!!!

28 Feb 2010 3:09pm

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

So this is what I mean Curly! Terrific shot and beautiful softness. Stop with the HDR stuff......this is real photography and I like that much more.

28 Feb 2010 3:51pm

Olivier from Hainaut, Belgium

very good!!

28 Feb 2010 4:14pm

alex centrella from California, United States

nice capture nice smiles !

28 Feb 2010 4:14pm

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

jaime beaucoup

28 Feb 2010 4:51pm

zecarlos from Lisboa, Portugal

What a fantastic shot. Congrats.

28 Feb 2010 5:21pm

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

De retour de vacances

Superbe portrait

Bon dimanche

28 Feb 2010 5:27pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

really beautiful, photo and subjects, I like the high key look to it, makes it pure feeling, really another winner my friend.

28 Feb 2010 5:33pm

pierrot from Bischoffsheim, France

Superb composition, nice framing

28 Feb 2010 5:35pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Beautiful! Great expression, bw, movement, and processing! Great spirit!

28 Feb 2010 5:38pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

sweet portraits!

28 Feb 2010 6:00pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

très joli portrait

28 Feb 2010 6:14pm

Barbara from Oakland, United States

This is perfectly lovely! I love the soft focus around the faces and I wonder if this was in camera or in computer?

28 Feb 2010 6:17pm

@Barbara: All will be revealed on Wednesday Barbara

Anne Ditmars from Trenton, United States

Ahhh SO Appealing!!

28 Feb 2010 6:30pm

Evening Song Imagery from Springfield, WV, United States

Just beautiful Curly. Love the soft focus around the edges.

28 Feb 2010 6:36pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


28 Feb 2010 6:42pm

Steve from Atlanta, United States

Hi Curly...Great photograph here!

28 Feb 2010 6:52pm

Laurent from Lyon, France

nice post processing with this beautiful blur effect

28 Feb 2010 6:55pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful moment you catch here.

28 Feb 2010 7:21pm

philippe from dijon, France

Magnifiquement photographié... une très belle image, bravo et bonne soirée...

28 Feb 2010 7:25pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

looks like a lot of fun!

28 Feb 2010 8:13pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very nice shot

28 Feb 2010 9:02pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Excellent shot of the pretty ladies. Sounds like a fun event.

28 Feb 2010 9:09pm

lili from Narbonne, France

I love very much this softness... It's very beautiful.

28 Feb 2010 9:10pm

siamak from isfahan, Iran

very nice shot
good luck

28 Feb 2010 9:40pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Beautifully taken! I love the soft edges, really makes for a great picture!

28 Feb 2010 9:43pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Great pictures and wonderful composition! A very successful edition with this mist that envelops the faces!

28 Feb 2010 10:10pm

manos from Athens, Greece

An amazing portrait , very expressive faces, adorable smiles !!!

28 Feb 2010 11:07pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Lovely and sympathetic shot. Your shots over the last few days of Chinese new year have been inspired. Thanks for posting them.

28 Feb 2010 11:26pm

chuck from valdosta,ga., United States

Curly, I just simply like this ! Good choice for b&w.

1 Mar 2010 1:38am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Absolutely beautiful!

1 Mar 2010 1:48am

Mahboubeh from Raleigh, United States

Lovely angrls...:)...Good Job Curly..

1 Mar 2010 3:47am

Céline from New York City, United States

Very cute ! Nice editing !

1 Mar 2010 4:48am

k@ from Paris, France

Excellent ! Just excellent !

1 Mar 2010 9:37am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Really lovely! The soft vignette works perfectly!

1 Mar 2010 9:53am

OpenSpace Images from Wirral, United Kingdom

I think this is my favourite of the set. By the way, well done on your spotlight photo from 25th Feb!

1 Mar 2010 3:27pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Very, very cute capture Curly.....a pair of dolls ;)

1 Mar 2010 5:59pm

Marianne from Toulouse, France

A very nice butterfly ... so lovely portraits !!!

1 Mar 2010 9:13pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Well done! I like the softening a lot!

1 Mar 2010 9:33pm

Chris Giovannis from Sydney, Australia

Such a nice soft shot

1 Mar 2010 9:33pm

John from New York, United States

Beautiful portrait. they look so happy, and I like the soft focus.

2 Mar 2010 12:36am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Brilliant portrait ! Love the sweet atmosphere in this shot and the lovely smiles of the people ! 5*

2 Mar 2010 2:45pm

Gregory Kowalski from Beijing, China

This is very charming portrait.. and not HDR.. I really like this one.. BW works brilliantly.. great make-up in girl's face invites viewer to the scene.. and it creates warm aura around them.. Bravo!

2 Mar 2010 4:59pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

A very soft photo effect and quite lovely with these two ladies.

2 Mar 2010 8:28pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Soberbio retrato. Pose original y sonrisas emncantadoras. Me gusta el desenfoque de los bordes.

2 Mar 2010 11:22pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

This is very nice and soft. I liked it a lot.

3 Mar 2010 10:15pm

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Beautiful duet portrait

4 Mar 2010 12:37pm

Candid1 from Washington, DC, United States

I am completely speechless on this........Fantastic!!!

5 Mar 2010 12:38am

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Nice portrait. Like the processing here. Very soft

6 Mar 2010 8:53am

SinfoníaDeCristal from Barcelona, Spain

Incredible! I love it!

7 Mar 2010 2:21pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Great shot!

10 Mar 2010 12:49am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Lovely shot...beautiful softness

13 Mar 2010 3:04pm

Daryoush from Tehran, Iran

very nice.

4 Apr 2010 8:31pm

1/30 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)