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Challenge: Black & White II (Basic Editing I)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Beaver, PA
Date: Nov 11, 2004
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2004

Amber Brkich (of Survivor fame).

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 636
Avg (all users): 6.4557
Avg (commenters): 7.7949
Avg (participants): 6.3784
Avg (non-participants): 6.6190
Views since voting: 1882
Views during voting: 573
Votes: 327
Comments: 46
Favorites: 6 (view)


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11/29/2004 07:45:35 AM
Very nice. so clear, so percise... thanks.
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11/24/2004 09:57:59 AM
Great photo. My only nit is that i wouldnt have brought so much texture out in her face. Nice work.
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11/24/2004 12:51:08 AM
Originally posted by lentil:

Great photo. I have to ask how on earth did you get this and did Boston Rob approve? :o)


Heh... Amber is a friend -- she lives in a nearby community :) I shot a bunch of photos of her last week, some of which I'll use on her web site, and I'm probably going to use some to promote my own photography work, too. She's a super person who has managed to stay quite down to earth despite becoming a heavily-sought after millionaire this year!

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments -- I was quite pleasantly surprised at how well this did in such a large pool of entries! And yes, I would have done this a bit differently had this been an advanced editing challenge. I knew the collar would be an issue...

Message edited by author 2004-11-24 00:56:44.
11/24/2004 12:18:44 AM
Great photo. I have to ask how on earth did you get this and did Boston Rob approve? :o)
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11/24/2004 12:17:00 AM
Congratulations on your 12th finish. This is just lovely and charming. To your credit top 20 in over 600 images is outstandingly good.
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11/24/2004 12:04:16 AM
Very nice portrait of "Ambah", as Rob would say :p. Congratulations on the top 15 placement.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/23/2004 11:22:02 PM
Hey, I know who that is - how'd that happen :)
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11/23/2004 05:41:08 PM
Beautiful shot and wonderfully textured face. Wouldn't change a thing --- 10
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11/23/2004 03:49:09 PM
verry beautiful portrait, verry good depth sharpness contrast and tonal range, I only wish she had some other expression maybe? looks too much like an ID card photo, or classmates album photo or something like that... but everything else is great.
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11/23/2004 11:27:11 AM
Good capture
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11/23/2004 03:04:58 AM
She has beautiful eyes
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11/23/2004 02:38:03 AM
Nice Portrait
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11/21/2004 06:16:54 PM
returning for comments:
Ah, that lovely natural look. My congratulations to the model and to the photographer. A great b/w with lovely expression. lovely eyes and free flowing hair. Bumping to 6 and may return for further consideration
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11/21/2004 04:55:56 PM
Lovely girl, they don't look like that in sweden.

Natural expression and incredible eyes! A 10 points picture from me!
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11/21/2004 09:33:21 AM
Wonderful portrait, hope she likes it. The overall lack of shadow is interesting in this situation and lends to feel of the shot.
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11/21/2004 03:52:12 AM
You have the lighting on the face just right but the collar in the foreground is really bright and a little distracting but apart from that a great B&W portrait photograph.
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11/20/2004 06:00:35 PM
Great capture of her eyes. Nice focus
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11/20/2004 03:08:05 PM
Bumping up.
Composition & tones are superb.
Well Done! ((9))
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11/20/2004 02:20:53 PM
I like the range of tones in this photo very much.
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11/20/2004 02:32:20 AM
real natural expression..... excellent tone and contrast.
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11/20/2004 02:08:19 AM
well, see, this chick is just hot. she's real hot. she's hotter than 90% of the half nude pics here, and u showed her hotness well here. I usually am not a huge fan of these kind of portraits, but she's so hot. 9
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11/20/2004 12:05:28 AM
Nice portrait shot. Perfectly exposed and sharp focus.
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11/19/2004 10:00:19 PM
Clean lines, Great Eyes!
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11/19/2004 03:46:28 PM
magnetic eyes, monna lisa smile
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11/19/2004 09:36:41 AM
Good portrait.
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11/19/2004 05:53:04 AM
This is a gorgeous portrait - maybe just a tad oversharpened for my taste - but still one of the best. 9
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11/18/2004 11:18:46 PM
nice portrait
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11/18/2004 10:26:02 PM
Very nicely composed.
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11/18/2004 08:09:27 PM
Very beautiful shot. I think you may have too much sharpness. I little soft portait defocus would have removed some of the skin textures that are somewhat distracting. 8
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11/18/2004 06:17:10 PM
If you get me her number, I'll give you a 10. (-; Good portrait.
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11/18/2004 12:35:25 PM
Surely this is "Survivor" Amber? Beautiful portrait - great tonality
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11/18/2004 05:28:58 AM
This is an excellent portrait. The pose, lighting, framing and separation of the subject from the background are all outstanding. Really great job.
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11/18/2004 12:05:17 AM
A ribbon in my opinion. 10.
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11/17/2004 04:27:53 PM
Survivor Amber?? Wonderful portrait, very natural looking and the eyes are stunning.
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11/17/2004 01:55:48 PM
The collar is too severe seems to cut off her head, nice pic though
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11/17/2004 01:51:50 PM
Beautiful shot.
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11/17/2004 01:39:16 PM
Impressive portrait
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11/17/2004 10:32:44 AM
Gives me a feeling that she will speak........excellent portrait! Love the contrast, textures, and those eyes. Very well done!!
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11/17/2004 10:28:01 AM
Very nice portrait, great black and white toning. This one could be a survivor...
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11/17/2004 09:54:16 AM
Of course this photo is fantastic. My only gripe is with using a very bright shirt which takes a lot away from the face. 8
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11/17/2004 07:33:38 AM
Lovely portrait, would make most models proud to have in their portfolio but besides that it´s not exceptional either so hope that doesn´t drag your ratings down. I gave it an 8 for what it is worth.
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11/17/2004 04:21:15 AM
great lighting. prolly a little sharp for Amber's liking :) that's a whole lot of skin detail available there...sometimes a little softness never hurt.

if this were an open challenge, I'd tell you to dodge her eyes a little so highlight them. obviously one of her strong points.

very nice capture of her expression. great shot.
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11/17/2004 04:20:28 AM
Beautiful portrait. The detail is superb and your B&W convertion is excellent. Wonderful B&W that looks like it's a real print. I know you'd be limited with what you can do with Basic Editing, but I think if you are processing it again, introducing a hint of grey to the collar would help balance the tones even more. Right now when you are looking at her eyes, you are aware of the collar.
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11/17/2004 02:11:49 AM
i like the grayscale, focus, and comp. of this shot.

the girl is pretty 2-lol

1st shot of a person in this challenge where the skin tones are right on w/there gray eqivolint-GL
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11/17/2004 01:36:40 AM
Great portrait! Sharp focus - the eyes draw you in.
Just a tad much shadow under the eyes - white collar is a bit harsh.
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11/17/2004 12:12:51 AM
I bet she has gorgeous color eyes. The collar is over-exposed. But you already knew that.
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