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Watching and Waiting
Watching and Waiting

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Challenge: October Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: Mayo Civic Center Theater, Rochester, MN
Date: Oct 26, 2004
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2004

Our photography plans for the afternoon were interupted by bad weather, so we roamed through downtown looking for interesting light. I liked the strong lines, soft light, and reflections in this window, so we took a few shots and then moved on. This particular image caught my attention because Katies reflection is superimposed on the buildings, cars and signal lights of the street outside the window. The fact that Katie only occupies a third of the frame relative to the clutter outside the window seemed appropriate for what I hoped would be more of an environmental portrait.

Place: 105 out of 487
Avg (all users): 6.0043
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.0333
Views since voting: 2433
Views during voting: 359
Votes: 231
Comments: 11
Favorites: 3 (view)

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06/24/2005 10:32:29 AM
Very pretty shot. The focus is nice and the reflection in the glass is a reall attribute to this portrait.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/06/2004 06:23:53 AM
I think this is great. The look is almost sincere, but the stuff she's got in her hand- (or the fluffiness of the dress) is distracting. I like the green and red dots and the getting dark/raining outside- you captured the mood perfectly.
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11/04/2004 10:59:38 AM
nice portrait
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11/02/2004 07:59:00 PM
The reflection in the window doesn't do very much for this photo imo, if you would have cropped the photo maybe square or vertical, this photo would improve, but it's also very nice as it is.
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11/02/2004 06:01:41 PM
Nice portrait with a interesting half reflection. I don't think the green and red spots add to the photo, I would have cloned them out.
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11/02/2004 10:04:56 AM
Beautiful model, pretty expressive. I would move the camera more to the right, making sure what looks like a street light is not there. It's a nice reflection, but i think more of the frame space should be given to the lady herself, rather than to her reflection. Perhaps using a shallower dof would make the portrait a little softer and more appealing too, but it would help blur the too-distinct buildings on the background... To sum it up, i like the picture, but purely technical shortcomings undermine its appeal. 7.
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11/02/2004 08:29:40 AM
Like the pose, like the composition. The reflection in the window is a bit distracting.
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11/02/2004 06:15:03 AM
11/02/2004 04:35:39 AM
nice soft portrait... i like the reflection in the window
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11/01/2004 08:59:14 AM
The window lighting is really good...... neat soft skin. Superior composition - angle of the arm and angle of the window sill together draw the eye toward the face and reflection . I would have considered cropping tighter and minimized exposure under the arm.
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11/01/2004 12:58:27 AM
This woman is so beautiful her face is so fine nice shot
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