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1st Place A light dress

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Challenge: Raking Light (Standard Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: home
Date: Jun 23, 2016
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jun 23, 2016

Thank you for the nice comments and votes.

This is one of the dresses I bought from Wisteria lane The same shop that I took my 'friends' image in.
I want to start collecting antique looking dresses so my clients can use them in photo shoots.

The whole week during the shooting for this challenge it was cloudy and overcast. I've used this window quite often in many of my challenges, it's the dining room where beautiful light shines through in the afternoon, except for this week there was no beautiful light shining through. .. sigh! Problem solved easily, I pulled my soft box out and set it outside the window. I tried it first with the shutters pointing downwards, but it just didn't look attractive, I then rotated them upwards, and I rather liked the look. These shutters came in quite handy at the right time, we recently purchased them, we had wooden blinds there before, but a lot thinner, these blinds are wider, perfect for the effect that I wanted to achieve.

Mark was very clever in spotting that I must of used artifical light. I tried to get a 'natural raking light' whilst I went out and about, but like I said because it was so cloudy it was very hard to get any shadows casting.

Place: 1 out of 34
Avg (all users): 6.4677
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.5000
Avg (non-participants): 6.4524
Views since voting: 925
Views during voting: 127
Votes: 62
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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07/06/2016 11:29:22 PM
Congratulations! I gave this one a 7. Very well composed. I love the little dress.
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07/05/2016 07:29:15 AM
Congrats on first! :)
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07/04/2016 05:48:48 PM
Great Anita and your plan came together in a blue Congrats
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07/04/2016 02:28:52 PM
I love old dresses
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07/04/2016 10:16:11 AM
Pretty dress done up quite nicely. Not the raking light I expected but it that's what the voters are for:) Congrats on the blue
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07/04/2016 10:07:25 AM
Congrats Anita; lovely processing and light.
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07/04/2016 01:15:05 AM
Beautiful Anita. Congrats!
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07/04/2016 12:28:49 AM
Congrats Anita. Lovely! I thought it was RKT's.
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07/04/2016 12:24:49 AM
Safe to say you have a unique point of view, congratulations.
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07/04/2016 12:05:48 AM
Congratulations on the blue :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2016 11:57:01 PM
Beautiful tableau and light!
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07/03/2016 09:14:06 PM
Good light for the dress. voted earlier
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07/03/2016 06:19:08 PM
My favorite
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07/01/2016 03:05:27 AM
I would give this the blue ribbon. One of the few truly "raking" light photos in this challenge IMHO, and the best one at that.
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06/30/2016 05:03:09 PM
I like the concept. The blinds and dress were well chosen for the challenge theme. I might have moved my light higher and further from the window so it looked more like it could be natural.
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06/27/2016 07:03:57 PM
A 9 from me. Not because it's the best for the challenge topic, although it's quite good...

I just love it. And it fits. :D
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