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Kissed by the Evening Light
Kissed by the Evening Light
gaurawa


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Lighting II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Santa clara, CA
Date: May 19, 2005
Aperture: F2.8 @100mm
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2005

Thanks to Kumud for her patience :)

got the idea from librodo's shot

I know this is not very dpc-friendly and dpc voters will grill me for no obvious lighting here, but I like it very much and it came out what I had thought.. so here it goes. It was shot in a relatively low light and I had to use ISO 200 at F2.8 to get 1/100sec exposure....

Post-processing
RAW to jpeg
Burning on the top-right triangled background to bring the tones down
small cloning on cheeks to remove strange fold marks on the veil
curves for contrast
b/w conversion
duotone
warming filter
color balance for further toning
Neat image
resize, USM
A little soft-focus effect with virtual photographer
selective USM for just the face

Statistics
Place: 22 out of 239
Avg (all users): 6.3445
Avg (commenters): 8.1053
Avg (participants): 6.1714
Avg (non-participants): 6.5192
Views since voting: 1614
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 209
Comments: 25
Favorites: 7 (view)


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05/30/2005 08:20:33 PM
I thought this shot would have scored MUCH higher.
Just beautiful
Keep up the great work

Kev
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05/30/2005 10:08:25 AM
I am flattered to have inspired you to take this shot. tHis is beautiful. I like the slight opening of the mouth....more expressive. I also like the fact that the transparent veil covers the whole face. How you've managed to achieved sharpness despite the veil covering is amazing. Any trick?

Manny
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/30/2005 09:02:10 AM
Thank you for your comments. I appreciate them
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2005 10:40:30 PM
beautiful color tone and great structure and fab. light
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05/29/2005 09:47:40 PM
i love the dark edge on the veil, great stuff
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05/29/2005 07:58:37 PM
Sensational, wouldn't change a thing about this. Beautiful color, stunning clarity that almost makes you think you could reach out and touch the scarf, and compelling composition. 12. OK, 10.
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05/29/2005 04:21:15 PM
This is a beautiful shot. Very subtle feel. Great job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/27/2005 11:52:44 PM
There's something about this one I really like.. It seems very mysterious.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2005 07:29:03 PM
I do believe this will finish top3. Great lighting, great use of a diffuser IN the photograph. Good pose, though her mouth would be better shut. Theres a saying, if you wanna hear it, feel free to PM me and ill tell you. It's not very appropriate lol. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2005 05:53:01 PM
This is a haunting photograph. It made me gasp -I'm almost frightened by it. Wonderfully evokative!
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05/25/2005 02:20:54 PM
the fabric makes this a standout - well composed and just the right hint of sepia... the evening light is your friend. one of my favorites this challenge
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/25/2005 12:10:07 PM
Very lovely. The texture and detail is excellent, and I love the tones! 10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/24/2005 08:52:10 PM
Haunting. Well done. I'm sure this will do well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/24/2005 08:44:09 AM
Very nice!, this is definetly on of my top pics for the challenge!, The sepia color works perfect and adds to the mood. Maybe a ribbon?....best of luck :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 10:59:17 PM
Beautiful tones, textures, and light. 10.
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05/23/2005 07:58:22 PM
If i don't win then i demand that this wins.
What a beautiful original photograph. The use of light here is fantastic.
I LOVE this image.
The best i have seen on this site.
Well done
good luck.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 06:30:25 PM
nice makes you think.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 05:14:48 PM
Some shots just make ya say "...whoa..." Beautiful directional light and textures
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 03:50:10 PM
The title feels familiar - is this a reference to another shot here? I quite like the compromise you've made between the texture of the veil-thing and the face: your depth of field is effective.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 03:46:51 PM
There is something about this that keeps me coming back to take a look. The composition is part of it. How her eye glosw is part. The odd subdued light is part. The feeling of mystery helps too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 11:45:09 AM
I love this, ..the scarf is super across the frame. I would of like a bit more face but good. GOOD.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 09:18:44 AM
This is a bit too much like Librodo's "Touched by the Evening Light"...that just doesn't sit well with me...copy's are hardly ever as good as the original...sorry.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 03:59:52 AM
Absolutely stunning. This just has to be a ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 02:18:42 AM
Extraordinarily beautiful portrait with excellent rich tones and details throughout. My small nitpick is that it would be better if the background lines were more vertical, but that's a small critique of an outstanding image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 12:57:43 AM
This is a great sepia shot with graininess that adds to the overall feeling. 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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