Vintage Pin-Up

Part of a series I have been working on, using a faux wet-plate processing finish.
Model: Ellie Mae Bates.Vintage Pin-Up

Halfway to Silver …

So, to achieve my EFIAP Silver level, I need to have had at least 50 different pictures accepted into international Salons and a minimum of 100 acceptances total. Today, after six weeks, I have hit the halfway mark … 54 acceptances over 25 pictures, with six awards along the way. It’s getting a bit tougher now, as I had a few pictures stockpiled to give me a start. Time to get working again. This is the latest selection, sent off today to see what comes back.
From the top left, clockwise: The Cheat, None Shall Pass,Through the Looking Glass,Reflection, The Courtesan, The Last Piece of the Puzzle, When Shall We Three Meet Again, Ariel, Stoned, The Mad Hatter, Split Personality, Regrets, Into the Light, The Girl in the Pink Scarf, The Sorceress, Behind the Mask, Black Swan, Imprisoned, Out of the Shadows, Death of a Maiden.

On the Road to Silver

Well, it’s been quite a good couple of weeks for me. I finally achieved my BPE5* and was notified that I had been successful in achieving my EFIAP/bronze. (explanations of acronyms here). So, I’m off on my journey towards EFIAP/silver, and these are the first acceptances along the way. They went to the UPSA Exhibition in California as Monochrome prints and all four were accepted. Only three count towards the silver, as Crowning Glory is an older picture, but I’m up and running (well, crawling really). I have yet to make up my mind whether to pursue any further accreditation with the BPE.

From top left, clockwise: Behind the Mask (which won a Ribbon), Stoned, The Neck Corset, Crowning Glory.Behind the Mask

 

None Shall Pass

I’m presently getting a bank of new pictures ready for when I can begin competing for my EFIAP Silver level. None Shall Pass has been created from a studio shot of a brilliant young model, Emily, and a background from Southwell Workhouse. It was a productive day in the studio and there are, hopefully, a few more images in the pipeline.None Shall Pass

Rushden BPE Salon

Five pictures accepted into the Rushden Salon – clockwise from top left – Split Personality (Highly Commended), The Sorceress, Into the Light, Black Tailed Godwits and Behind the Mask.

Ellie Mae

Today, I’m practising split-toning. This one is done in Lightroom, with quite a light touch (a new discipline for me!). It hasn’t had any sharpening applied, which, I think, keeps it on the ethereal side.
Ellie Mae

End of Year at Beeston Camera Club

Tonight was the final leg of our yearly competition. The Neck Corset scored 20/20 in the monochrome print section and I was placed first overall in the year. Split Personality scored 20/20 in the colour print section and I was placed third overall in the year.  Into the Light scored 20/20 in the digital monochrome section and I was placed first equal overall in the year.
The Neck CorsetSplit PersonalityInto the Light

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