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Heart On My Sleeve
1st PlaceHeart On My Sleeve

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Challenge: Low Key VI (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D600
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Date: Aug 8, 2019
Date Uploaded: Aug 10, 2019

[Aug. 20th, 2019 05:18:45 PM]

Thank you all for the wonderful comments and the favorites, that makes entering worth the effort.

This is my beautiful niece and is a joy to photograph. In regards to a few comments about her skin, it is very smooth, especially with the makeup she has on. I I did very little to the skin, mostly played with lighting. I wish I had used something different for the floor as that rug was a bit too bright. It just so happened that was where the light was falling and the brightest.

Place: 1 out of 55
Avg (all users): 7.1455
Avg (participants): 7.0370
Avg (non-participants): 7.2500
Views since voting: 633
Views during voting: 168
Votes: 55
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2 (view)

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08/21/2019 04:22:06 PM
She glows.
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08/21/2019 02:58:39 PM
Looking at it more... I wonder if you cropped it on the bottom up to get rid of just the tip of her right elbow (to not make her left arm cropped off awkwardly) and then took some off of the top to balance it... would that be even better?! (especially for Low Key)

Message edited by author 2019-08-21 14:59:06.
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08/21/2019 02:56:33 PM
Congratulations, Mary Ann!

I love it!

The lighting is perfect... your model did a great job... and your editing... well done all 'round!

(I agree that you could have removed the rug and it would have been better, but in the end... it didn't matter at all! )

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08/21/2019 12:28:17 PM
Quite lovely -- the light and subject. Nicely done.
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08/21/2019 11:35:36 AM
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08/21/2019 08:57:34 AM
Congratulations on your Blue - very well deserved - fabulous shot!
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08/21/2019 08:40:43 AM
Congratulations Mary Ann! This is such a stunning image.
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08/21/2019 01:33:08 AM
Mary Ann you have really excelled yourself with this image,it's right up there with one of your best. Your niece is such a great model. She seems to do well for you quite often :-)

A big congratulations...thought the score would be higher
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08/21/2019 12:15:37 AM
This is not only my favorite photo in this challenge, itís one of my favorite low key portraits Iíve ever seen. It had to get first place! As I mentioned, it will be my bar in my future attempts to capture an artistic low key image. I think her soft skin makes it even more stunning, and if you blow the image up, you can tell itís very natural and unedited. Congratulations on a ton of levels!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/20/2019 08:20:30 PM
good portrait meets the challenge well6
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08/20/2019 04:51:13 PM
Very beautiful! Did you smooth her face, or is it that smooth? Looks a little too perfect on the nose and cheek.
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08/20/2019 02:50:54 PM
One of my favourites in this challenge. Really like the lighting
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08/20/2019 02:31:13 PM
A contender for me - like the pose, the contemplative expression, the setting, the hat. For me there's not quite enough contrast but also, and more importantly, she is so smooth she looks like a mannequin and I want a real person. Voted days ago . . . back to comment on a few.
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08/20/2019 12:53:02 PM
Very nice pose but if there was less light on the blanket it would be more low key
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08/20/2019 10:28:59 AM
Super shot
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08/19/2019 09:13:25 PM
Beautiful and professional, lighting is perfect, my top pick!
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08/19/2019 03:47:43 PM
Ohhhmygoodness! I'm not voting, but this absolutely has to be the winner! So exquisite! I'm adding it to my favorites and using it as my bar in learning how to shoot low key images.
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08/18/2019 05:53:53 PM
The lighting on the subject is outstanding. An absolutely beautiful portrait.
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08/17/2019 04:13:22 PM
Beautiful lowkey portrait, I love the mood. Also like the curve of the head. my pick for the blue. 10 and added to my favourites
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08/16/2019 12:27:25 PM
My favorite of the challenge. I hope you get blue.
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08/14/2019 05:07:05 AM
Very nice! IMHO, the best portrait in this challenge!
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