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Bistra
Bistra
Natator


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Black & White II (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Date: Nov 10, 2004
Aperture: f8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 13, 2004

The beautiful Bistra. The hardest part of this was to select which photo to submit, as she was so photogenic there were too many lovely photos of her. These were taken on a Studio Lighting course I am taking, and Bistra was our model for the evening (she is a full time photography student).

Processing:
Small tweak to levels
Small tweak to curves
No crop

The direct from camera image looks very close to this indeed.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 636
Avg (all users): 6.5780
Avg (commenters): 8.0952
Avg (participants): 6.6532
Avg (non-participants): 6.4190
Views since voting: 3000
Views during voting: 467
Votes: 327
Comments: 30
Favorites: 6 (view)


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11/26/2004 02:59:18 AM
Great job !!!!
name is cool
In croatian Bistra means Clear
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11/24/2004 04:06:34 PM
Congrats on the 5th place. Normally a 99th percentile would have ribboned.... Still, a great result.. I think it was only one of 3 tens I gave out of all of the pics...
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11/24/2004 03:50:37 PM
Congrats on your top 5 finish!
My own personal taste in a shot like this would have been a little softer & not as over-exposed on the hightlight areas of her arms, and may have been part of the reason I voted this a 6.
Great composition!
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11/24/2004 10:08:54 AM
Congratulations on your 5th place. Very striking model and phot. The lighting is excellent!
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11/24/2004 05:25:40 AM
Congrats on your high finish...beautiful work !

Coley
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11/24/2004 12:07:41 AM
Congratulations on your 5th finish. I had my eye on this one and I am happy that it finished in top 5 out of over 600 images. Very good work!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/23/2004 09:22:17 PM
Great job! Eyes perfectly focused and exposure and lighting good all around.
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11/23/2004 06:14:15 AM
Great lighting. Solid portrait.
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11/23/2004 02:57:06 AM
2nd pass through my votes - have to upgrade this 2 points. I think the lighting is great - excellent shot.
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11/21/2004 06:45:12 PM
returning for comments:
A very nice study with lovely tonal dimension and great visual power. The right hand is just right with the forefinger up and the pinky separated. My only minor complaint is that the thumb of the left hand is fading and not depicting its shape. Again, a minor flaw. Bumping up to 7 on sheer force of overall presentation wuth lovely black background.

Message edited by author 2004-11-26 21:04:13.
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11/21/2004 05:59:29 PM
What an amazing shot! Considering the editing limitations, you have utilised perfect lighting techniques to bring forth this model's best features. A perfect 10 from me :)
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11/21/2004 03:34:50 PM
Very nice. My top ick so far. 9
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11/20/2004 04:53:32 PM
Lovely portrait.
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11/19/2004 10:48:27 AM
Lovely b&w portrait. Perfect lighting on the face. I like the dark background.
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11/19/2004 12:54:08 AM
Wonderful lighting, exposure, focus, DOF, and detail.
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11/18/2004 04:08:45 PM
Great Portrait !!!
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11/18/2004 10:52:16 AM
Beautiful portrait of a beautiful girl. The light vs dark works so well here.
My guess is that she has a black shirt on? Together with the dark hair it provides a good transition into the dark background.
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11/18/2004 10:50:36 AM
lovely portrait
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11/18/2004 08:11:10 AM
Love the way this comes out of the background. I am a sucker for predominantly black shot with a balanced well lit subject. (She looks like she has something she is dying to tell me...)
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11/18/2004 03:51:12 AM
Awesome shot, a very good portrait and I love the lighting. I love the composition too but I think if you cropped a bit tighter it would look good too. Anyway an easy 10 from me, hope you do well.
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11/18/2004 12:16:00 AM
I really like this one. The lighting is dramatic and is used very effectively to highlight the best features. GREAT eyes. Her face is a bit angular, so the use of the chair and the angles created by the positioning of the arms works wonderfully to offset and enhance her look. 9.
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11/17/2004 11:17:56 PM
hrmm i recognize the model but can't link her to a specific photographer. Nice work -- b&w photography forces you to do different things with lighting when shooting people to produce good effects, which you've done here nicely. Good composition as well. great shot!
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11/17/2004 11:11:22 PM
Great mood
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11/17/2004 05:26:38 PM
nice eyes
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11/17/2004 04:19:10 PM
given that this is a basic editing challenge ... this is phenominal
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11/17/2004 03:55:19 PM
great portrait
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11/17/2004 03:38:47 PM
Lovely....Wonderful lighting to show off the high cheekbones.
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11/17/2004 10:41:18 AM
great shot
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11/17/2004 02:54:50 AM
good portrait
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11/17/2004 01:51:08 AM
Beautiful shot. Perfect pose and lighting. 10
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