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Challenge: Low Key II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Carl Zeiss 35mm f2.4 Jena/Flektogon MC
Location: England
Date: Feb 26, 2007
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2007

Many thanks to my beautiful Mother for posing for me and bailing me out of trouble AGAIN! of cause she really HATES this shot because of the sharpness and low key stuff but she likes the original way better.. hahaha

Editing - contrast/brightness, curves, levels, desaturate USM resize, border, USM, submit..

Im very pleased with this shot, I hope the voters enjoy it too.


Est Score - 6.3
Dream Score - 6.8


Thank you everyone for nice comments and for making this shot yellow ribbon. I must be on a good run lately with my photography. I really wanted to show the quality of that Carl Zeiss lens, it has incredible sharpness. My Mum will visit today and although she does not like this shot's editing she will be very happy to know that she could help me to get the ribbon.

THANK YOU EVERYONE

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 359
Avg (all users): 6.9368
Avg (commenters): 8.0769
Avg (participants): 6.8353
Avg (non-participants): 7.0190
Views since voting: 6718
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 190
Comments: 42
Favorites: 10 (view)


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03/12/2007 09:17:46 PM
Incredible character to your subject, congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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03/10/2007 11:23:30 AM
Originally posted by lantaga:

Beautiful portrait, can you review the lighting you used for this shot?


The best kind there is... Natural light from the window but I used a reflector to spray it onto Mums face. she was really Side-on to the window and the reflector was right in her face. I always try to use natural light whenever possible, I find strobe lights a tad harsh at times especially for somthing subtle like this challenge.. Thank you for asking.
03/10/2007 09:50:33 AM
Beautiful portrait, can you review the lighting you used for this shot?

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03/10/2007 09:27:09 AM
You got a 10 from me in the challenge, I think this is amazing, congratulations!!!
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03/08/2007 06:58:25 PM
Very nice portrait! I was amused but not surprized to read that you mother doesn't like it. I have the same problem with my dad, he hates my best portrait of him also shot in the low key (which incidentally brought me my personal best score on this site). What can you do, nobody wants to look old :).

congrats on the ribbon!
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03/07/2007 08:47:49 PM
Fantastic shot Marac. Congrats on another ribbon.
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03/07/2007 06:05:38 PM
Congrats on the ribbon! Wonderful work!
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03/07/2007 05:37:36 PM
Congratulations and wish you continued success!
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03/07/2007 03:41:56 PM
Fantastic photo. Congrats to you and your Mum!
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03/07/2007 03:12:58 PM
Wow your in the groove now Mak. Another great shot. Really love the sharpness and detail in her face. Tell her we all said thank you. Nice work and congrats.
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03/07/2007 10:47:38 AM
GREAT shot. Your Mother makes a super model. Congratulations.
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03/07/2007 09:13:01 AM
Absolutely beautiful photo, which could only happen when the model is beautiful as well :-)

congrats on the ribbon and to hanae for placing well, also!
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03/07/2007 08:07:40 AM
Grats again! Great shot!
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03/07/2007 06:58:45 AM
Great shot Captain. You are deffinately on a roll. Keep it up. Congrats.
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03/07/2007 04:57:06 AM
Dude, you need to stop - you're making the Icelandics look bad!
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03/07/2007 04:19:55 AM
Great shot Mak!
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03/07/2007 04:16:52 AM
On a roll rasta! Guidance!
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03/07/2007 03:49:30 AM
Congrats!!! :))
I love the details in the pic.
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03/07/2007 03:45:10 AM
Congrats!! Great Shot!
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03/07/2007 03:21:27 AM
See, told you not to worry about my reactions - I seldom agree with most of the voters! Well done on another ribbon and regards to your mum!
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03/07/2007 03:11:31 AM
Congratulation! It's a fantastic photo!
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03/07/2007 02:57:15 AM
Why this didn't win or why it did so well on DPC? At least a 10, and more for your beautiful mother.
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03/07/2007 02:25:27 AM
Someone is on a roll... well done!!
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03/07/2007 01:31:08 AM
You beat your dream score! Pass on the power at the Emirates tonight.
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03/07/2007 01:24:35 AM
Congrats on another yellow. Very poignant.
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03/07/2007 12:29:24 AM
brilliant work mak ... you're in good form lately!!

this is a great shot and an interesting composition. well done!

gimme a 'D'!!! :)
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03/07/2007 12:26:06 AM
Good shot. Congrats on your 3rd spot. You're on a roll lately.
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03/07/2007 12:18:02 AM
Congrats, Marac! Great character study and lighting. Many congrats on your ribbon!
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03/07/2007 12:07:53 AM
wow! mak, you did it again! congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/06/2007 08:20:40 PM
This was the first photo that really caught my eye. Fantastic!
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03/05/2007 10:55:35 PM
Nice contrast in the Low Key challenge, great way to draw out the features.
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03/05/2007 09:42:12 PM
Great lighting and texture
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03/03/2007 02:07:07 PM
stong picture... well done...
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03/02/2007 11:13:16 AM
What a wonderful photo - the contrast and textures are perfect
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03/01/2007 05:22:44 PM
great portrait, great intensity.
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03/01/2007 05:04:44 AM
great low key portrait, the border is rather distracting (at the top)
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02/28/2007 09:05:35 PM
Very nice.
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02/28/2007 04:35:49 PM
this is a real low key and lighting is correctly done well for the subject
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02/28/2007 01:42:46 PM
wow! Grat portrait! Well done! - See you for a ribbon! Good luck! - It's my favorite! - 10!
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02/28/2007 11:56:59 AM
can't decide - this kind of pictur have been done so many times before yet its a beautifull shot, well done 8
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02/28/2007 03:15:03 AM
This image really makes you stop and think of about your loved ones. Very powerful, very thought provoking, very good image. Well Done !
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02/28/2007 01:27:18 AM
fabulous
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