Suby & Sins House

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It's In The Eyes

The doorway to the soul they tell me the eyes are. It tells when we are angry, sad, happy, bored, crazy, pissed & a lot more.

I want to see into the soul of all, to see the innocence in man/ woman.

She is a beauty, she is lovely, she is one of the sweetest, loveliest persons I know. She is kind, she is cute, she is fun, she is hardworking, she is soo sweet. I love her to bits, my "favouritest" cuz in the whole world ( "V" you know I'll say the same thing about you) :).

Suby

IT'S IN THE EYES

What do you see in these eyes? How far can you reach into the depth of someone's soul through the look in their eyes? Eyes are a pair of little traitors that betray our fakest facades, give away our true feelings, shed our rivers of sadness... Eyes are the perfect reflection of what we have keep under lock and key deep in our hearts.

Do we really cherish our eyes like we ought to?

Those two identical twins of perfect symmetry, perched at the pride of place on our faces, are not just the windows to our soul, but our windows to what lies before us. It's through our eyes that we see, cherish and capture the beauty of the world, the colours of a thousand flowers, the changing light of summer days.

All thanks to our eyes, than we can look through the lens and capture the moment.

Photograph by Suby

Words by Sinem

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

 

It's In The Eyes

The doorway to the soul they tell me the eyes are. It tells when we are angry, sad, happy, bored, crazy, pissed & a lot more.

I want to see into the soul of all, to see the innocence in man/ woman.

She is a beauty, she is lovely, she is one of the sweetest, loveliest persons I know. She is kind, she is cute, she is fun, she is hardworking, she is soo sweet. I love her to bits, my "favouritest" cuz in the whole world ( "V" you know I'll say the same thing about you) :).

Suby

IT'S IN THE EYES

What do you see in these eyes? How far can you reach into the depth of someone's soul through the look in their eyes? Eyes are a pair of little traitors that betray our fakest facades, give away our true feelings, shed our rivers of sadness... Eyes are the perfect reflection of what we have keep under lock and key deep in our hearts.

Do we really cherish our eyes like we ought to?

Those two identical twins of perfect symmetry, perched at the pride of place on our faces, are not just the windows to our soul, but our windows to what lies before us. It's through our eyes that we see, cherish and capture the beauty of the world, the colours of a thousand flowers, the changing light of summer days.

All thanks to our eyes, than we can look through the lens and capture the moment.

Photograph by Suby

Words by Sinem

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

 

comments (11)

Just came here after replying to your post on my blog... you've got something about "eyes" today haven't you? And this one is staring at me!! wink
Suby & Sinem: Yep, it was after having a look at your blog I decided on posting this image. Yup, me have something for the eyes, they never lie smile
The lighting looks great here.
  • sk
  • 2 Mar 2006, 09:51
I like the composition. the lighting for me doesn't work. it seems to illuminate the eye farthest away, was that intentional? beautiful subject
Suby & Sinem: Asiko, Yes it was intentional. Now I can't remember why smile Ahhhh yes, wanted the side facing the camera to have darker tones. more dramatic I feel.
I'm not too sure about your black and white conversion here. Can you give details on how you did it?
Suby & Sinem: Jide, I either desaturate in my RAW converter or in Adobe or in Photoshop 7, sometimes just click on a niffty button in whatever editing tool I'm using and presto, it's a B&W image. Sometimes, I actually shoot in B&W. Now which one did I use for this picture. Memory fails me smile

I know some will say creating layers from channels offers you more control than any other conversion method, however I have not got around to learning how to do this. Once I do, maybe I will get it down perfect, but remember, it is all subjective to what method I prefer using in relation to how many images I actually work with (TIME)
Yes, she's a real beauty! Nice portrait work.
Suby & Sinem: Thaks Clarence. You not been visiting lately, whats happening? Suby
Great portrait !
Maybe a bit too close... I am a bit scared of her ! ;-)
Suby & Sinem: Sidney, you chicken smile She is the sweetest babe in the world lol. I looooove close portrait shots. B&W just helps in stripping away all. I always want to get into the soul.
Tena koe ehoa
I think the focus is to much on her facial expression. Theres a loss of body/head expression that I think may convey this image a litle better. Her look I define as slightly cold. I'm not sure if it's desaturated or B&W film? But the tonality and variation in light is perhaps what defines the cold look it also makes it hard to make out the definition in her eyes which look very dark. A shame cause I think she'd be spunky in colour with a bit more body expression showing.
Suby & Sinem: Ndi, thanks for the comments, keep them coming. It is desaturated B&W. I wanted the dark tones pressent in the image, the colour did nothing for me. I find out most of my portrait shots are always in B&W. They just work better in my veiw.
Have you ever explored using the Lab colour technique? i.e. using the "lightness" channel in Lab mode? I believe you might get a more enhanced picture IMHO.
Suby & Sinem: I edited this shot when the Lab mode was like "huh". Sometimes I post old shots and do not do any further editing to them, like people to see the evolvement of Suby. I use 3 different techniques now to convert to monochrome and lab mode is fast becoming a favourite. Suby
  • Micki
  • 2 Mar 2006, 20:57
What an intimate portrait. Too nice. I like how she's looking up at the camera a bit.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Micki. Yeah I know it's taken me forever to respond to this comment smile
I used to use Lab color a lot for B&W until I noticed that I started having tonal issues with it.

http://alakija.shutterchance.com/photoblog/61.htm

This is an example of a shot that didn't come out the way I wanted it all because of Lab color.

http://alakija.shutterchance.com/photoblog/1175.htm
http://alakija.shutterchance.com/photoblog/1109.htm

For me this is a better conversion through the channel mixer. I use lab mode when I can't be bothered to think about tones
Suby & Sinem: i agree with you there, use the channel mixer as well, but as I am lazy like that i just always seem to find myself graduating more towards the lab mode, Okay like I always dom for the next 2 weeks, all my B&W conversions will only be done with channel mixer. Thanks Bro. Suby
did you use a macro lens?

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