Lucy in Mono by phil_howcroft

Lucy in Mono

This is an additional photo of Lucy who is stranger number 160 in my 100 strangers series.

This is a mono portrait (the 100 strangers portrait was a colour photo).

Lucy works for the Sue Ryder charity in the Nottingham retro shop.

Lucy is stood next to a big blackboard in the door entrance to the shop, The blackboard has some artwork on it and I thought Lucy would look great against the blackboard.

See my previous photo for Lucy's 100 stranger story.

Edited in Rawtherapee and GIMP. The mono conversion is via the G'MIC black and white filter with pseudo greys activated

Such a china doll look and complexion - she has a very bland and emotionless face - she would make an excellent poker player ! I really like the B/W portrait - it works so well against the Blackboard as her porcelain face really works as the focal point . fav
March 5th, 2019  
what a good call to put her in mono. You loose the bright red lipstick, but gain much else.
March 5th, 2019  
She has almost a supernatural look in mono.
March 5th, 2019  
This is lovely, especially her complexion … great background too
March 6th, 2019  
She is nicely made up and not to flamboyant. Her expression brings to mind a number of different thoughts!
March 6th, 2019  
March 6th, 2019  
Fav. A slightly quizzical, maybe far-away, look from Lucy in this portrait. I love the background and think the whole photo is great in b&w.
March 6th, 2019  
She looks like a china doll. I like this version as much as the coloured one. Fav. Yes, I did visit Camp Nou - amazing to see those UEFA Champions cups lined one next to the other (I think there were 5 or 6). Also the golden balls earned by Messi as well as the golden boots.
March 6th, 2019  
Beautiful contrasty b&w. and a quizzical expression in her face
March 6th, 2019  
I like the other one but this is a tad disturbing to my eyes which makes it extra special! Fav
March 6th, 2019  
@yrhenwr thanks for the fave david :)

@caterina thanks caterina, glad you like this

@sangwann cheers dione a few have said china doll :)

@quietpurplehaze thanks haze, you know i cannot resist a black and white :)

@sdutoit thank you Sylvia :)

@maggiemae thanks maggie, lucy was a lovely young lady
March 6th, 2019  
@lynnz lynn , lucy's make up was excellent

@allie912 thanks allison, the light was quite dull which helped create the look :)

@helenhall I did think of doing selective colouring on Lucy's red lippy, but decided that would be a bit too corny, too easy !

@beryl thanks for your really lovely comment and analysis beryl, really appreciate the tine you took :)
March 6th, 2019  
Super portrait...fav
March 8th, 2019  
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