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Sylvia
Sylvia
joanns


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Challenge: October Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Studio
Date: Oct 2, 2004
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 29, 2004

Thank you sooooo much to everybody who appreciated my photo. I knew when I entered this photograph that it was a beautiful image. I thought my previous entry was also beautiful so, I can't predict the mindset of the voters. I really didn't have great expectations for the results. Thank you so much for restoring my faith in my peers.

The look I was going for was a Renaisance painting. I had a gorgeous model who gave me this wonderful pose. I got the gown on Ebay and it photographed so beautifully! The backdrop was gray but because of the low-light, the effect was warm tones from my single strobe.

I was afraid that I would get comments like - it's too dark, or too yellow or can't see the bottom of the dress but all of this was intentional. The way the dress fades into the darkness was a result of just the one light. I tried adding a second light but it ruined the effect.

Thanks you again!


Statistics
Place: 11 out of 487
Avg (all users): 6.8610
Avg (commenters): 8.3000
Avg (participants): 6.8643
Avg (non-participants): 6.8421
Views since voting: 2935
Views during voting: 496
Votes: 259
Comments: 39
Favorites: 15 (view)


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12/05/2004 03:23:27 PM
it is very beautiful image, containing very beautiful woman, taken by very talented photographer.
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11/25/2004 12:34:30 AM
Put another "freakin excellent" in your cookie jar. Outstanding work! I hope not to replicate this quality too soon myself as I'm still rather enjoying the *journey* toward perfection. <smiles>
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11/08/2004 03:07:34 PM
Oh my goodness! Awesome shot, Jo Ann! And great score to boot. You rock!
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11/08/2004 09:24:26 AM
Can you reenter the long dissertation that was lost when you entered, I would love to read it.
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11/08/2004 07:10:52 AM
Fantastic shot. You were unlucky not to get top 10..
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11/08/2004 12:52:12 AM
Congratulations on your 11th placing with this character study which exudes charm from corner to corner. great model.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2004 09:59:42 PM
returning for comments:
Very nicely done with head, body and hand placement. Lighting is very flattering.
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11/07/2004 09:40:09 PM
Great shot, i like the mood alot...well done
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11/07/2004 08:53:19 PM
Very pretty indeed. Professional quality image.
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11/07/2004 07:31:08 PM
Good tonality, great light ... and the kind of portrait photography i loath, I'm afraid. For me, overly posed, unnatural, aspiring to some kind of Beaton-esque nostalgia. The execution is impeccable of course, but I just don't like this kind of thing.
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11/07/2004 05:40:34 PM
Lovely portrait. Great pose and lighting.
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11/07/2004 01:26:55 PM
I love her pose and the lighting. 9
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11/07/2004 11:54:40 AM
Wonderful work here best luck!
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11/06/2004 08:04:11 PM
Beautiful lighting.
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11/06/2004 08:01:05 PM
Wow, the BEST so far! Great setup, great lighting, great pose. 10
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11/05/2004 11:21:11 PM
has a wonderful "Old Masters" look to it
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11/05/2004 08:03:26 PM
Awesome, I would like to turn this into an oil painting for you if you cannot do it and would like to see it done :) 10 I also wouldn't mind seeing it in partial desat
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11/05/2004 03:11:18 PM
This is from someone who knows how to light portraits!!
Beautifully done
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11/05/2004 02:49:01 PM
Great classic portrait with fantastic lighting which is warm and brings out the structure of the satin dress. Good light distribution on the background as well. I would only crop a small part of the bottom, but that is nitpicking.
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11/04/2004 11:29:40 PM
Very elegant.
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11/04/2004 08:42:57 PM
Lovely lady. Looks like a portrait. One of my favorites. Great work!.
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11/04/2004 08:34:20 PM
I love this classic style! 8
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11/04/2004 10:35:33 AM
Very beautiful portrait....perfect lighting....great work....
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11/04/2004 09:39:21 AM
Beautiful portrait; I like the nice soft lighting and the excellent use of negative space.
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11/03/2004 10:59:37 PM
I like this one a lot (7): great colors, tones, beautiful model, nice focus. But, the right arm is shadowed and the left side of the image is too dark.
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11/03/2004 01:23:50 AM
Perfect lighting! Not the most powerful pose, but with a model and dress like this, you get away with it. The color scheme is what makes this photo great, the skin tone, hair, dress, and background all seem perfectly matched - 9
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11/02/2004 11:43:50 PM
Lovely colour harmonies and very pretty lines on the left side. The hand spread on the model's knee looks a bit too stiff and posed, though. Perhaps you might have suggested a more relaxed position for her hand.
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11/02/2004 03:25:55 PM
nice colors
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11/02/2004 01:26:05 PM
It's a really good portrait, but I am a bit uncertain about the balance between the dark left and the brighter right background. Perhaps a tighter crop might balance it out more.
I love the way the dress fades away into the shadows.
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11/02/2004 08:31:25 AM
Beautifull model, beautifull pose, great photo.
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11/02/2004 12:16:22 AM
absolutaly great lighting. studio lighting or photoshop editing? Either way she looks awsome. 9 kevin
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11/01/2004 11:17:12 PM
One of my four highest-scoring portraits. Lovely skin tones... and the pose is beautiful. What a lovely photo!! 9
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11/01/2004 10:27:23 PM
Absolutely stunning portrait. Heirloom. Beautiful lighting, pose, composition. 10.10.10.
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11/01/2004 09:50:13 PM
Just gorgeous! A work of art in my opinion!
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11/01/2004 08:48:52 PM
Love the colors. excellent picture.
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11/01/2004 04:41:02 PM
This is an absolutely beautiful portrait. I love everything about it from lighting to composition. Well done!
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11/01/2004 03:31:16 PM
Lovely Renaissance quality. Beautifully lit. Definitely a 10.
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11/01/2004 11:26:29 AM
Excellent portrait study. Nice soft details of the dress and her skin. I like how her hair flows downward past her shoulders and barely touches her. Lighting is also very good and emphasizes the tone of her skin well. 10
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11/01/2004 01:59:38 AM
Beautiful lighting and color. I like how she is posed and your framing. Well done!
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