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Challenge: Imagination (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Studio
Date: May 25, 2012
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2012

Didn't shoot for this challenge....just had some different 'stuff' from a recent session. Hope the title makes the image work.

I just read a book about Women in the Civil War....so the image was inspired by my recent study to help my thirteen year old daughter write her final report on that subject.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 76
Avg (all users): 6.8898
Avg (commenters): 8.6250
Avg (participants): 6.7059
Avg (non-participants): 6.9643
Views since voting: 2096
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 118
Comments: 18
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/08/2012 10:06:52 AM
Very nice image! LOVE the color tone!
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06/08/2012 01:08:24 AM
Congratulations on a great shot Jen :)
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06/07/2012 11:27:08 PM
wow. LOVE this image
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06/07/2012 10:02:39 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

It's always tough writing a critique for a challenge of this nature, so it's even more daunting doing it for a ribbon winner...but I'll try.

The metaphor with the shawl is great; she can see her way to the outside, but is still imprisoned by the shawl enveloping her, even though she could pull it off at any time. Instead she has her hands lifted more in a gesture designed to halt or show supplication. This seems to be a show of passivity and strength still, like she only needs to realize that she just has to lift her hands above her head to be free...

*whew*

Technically a flawless image, the soft lighting works beautifully and your model's serene expression and body language work perfectly. The billow in the back caused by the shawl is a little distracting but you don't see it straight off.

Overall a wonderful compelling shot, great work!

Feel free to PM me

Susan
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06/07/2012 05:24:14 PM
AWESOME XOX
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06/04/2012 08:20:52 AM
Awesome Jennifer! This is so intense!
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06/04/2012 06:43:58 AM
Congratulations,lovely.
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06/04/2012 04:02:09 AM
Nicely done love the tones in this shot, congratulations on HM
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06/04/2012 02:20:50 AM
This was my favorite in this challenge. A 10 from me.
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06/04/2012 02:12:19 AM
Brilliant light and negative space. Top notch as always.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2012 10:02:55 AM
Another for my top ten collection.Superb light and processing.
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06/02/2012 06:46:40 PM
Beautiful image and message.
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06/02/2012 09:26:18 AM
Stunning. 10
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06/01/2012 09:51:03 PM
I like this image. I like the peaceful expression upon her face. I don't like how it appears she has some hunch protruding from her back; if the veil had had more of a peaceful flow behind her, this would have been a winning image.
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06/01/2012 03:20:13 AM
Such a beautiful image.
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05/30/2012 01:35:45 PM
My Choice for the blue!
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05/29/2012 08:43:15 PM
Lovely lighting -- is this a softbox or umbrella? Hope you'll leave a note or two how you lit this intriguing lady!
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05/29/2012 11:54:42 AM
Top 4
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