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Challenge: Lighting II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Henna tattooing tent at the Renaissance Festival
Date: May 22, 2005
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160th
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 22, 2005

Two sisters in the henna tattoing tent at the Georgia Renaissance Festival. I couldn't keep my eyes off them, so I asked if I could photograph them. The light bounced around in the tent, seeming almost to come from within them. It was... supernatural.

Place: 64 out of 239
Avg (all users): 5.8019
Avg (commenters): 6.8235
Avg (participants): 5.5258
Avg (non-participants): 6.0455
Views since voting: 2463
Views during voting: 526
Votes: 207
Comments: 23
Favorites: 11 (view)

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01/26/2010 11:01:08 PM
This is beautiful! their eyes are very captivating! :)
07/26/2005 12:32:34 AM
How did this photo only get a 5.8? It's S U P E R U N F A I R !!!! This is an easy 9 or 10, in my opinion.
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05/31/2005 06:37:03 PM
One of the best portrait I've ever seeing.
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05/31/2005 06:17:26 PM
Gorgeous portrait. The color version is better to showcase the light. Very photogenic girls. The one on the left has Angelina Jolie lips. Too bad you didn't get their contact info, I'm sure they'd love a copy of this.
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05/31/2005 06:10:25 PM
I didn't get a chance to vote on this challenge, but after seeing the black and white, I'm glad that you chose to enter the color. THis is a great image with some emotion behind it. They're sisters, but for a minute there, you wonder (hope?) if they're truly blood sisters, or just call each other that to get looks.

I think your title may have done you some harm. I also think in Beauty you might have gone up several more places in rank.

I love the lighting, and the eyes on both girls. I think what many people are missing is the mood the picture looses without the color. Again, good choice in bringing in the color.

If I was voting, would have been a 9. Better might have been less stray hair, and a better background. The color changes are slightly distracting.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2005 11:34:14 PM
Very nice lighting. 8
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05/27/2005 10:40:14 PM
Wow,beutiful faces and great exposure.
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05/27/2005 07:39:38 AM
have to say this is a good definition of lighting. almost no shadows, skin tones light. I think that it just lacks the "strike image" and not that that would change the focus of the contest.
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05/27/2005 06:53:24 AM
the models are pretty and the image is nice
too bad about that 'screaming' title lay-out

checked it on my own computer
maybe it isnt that bad after all the title lay-out
would not be surprised if this is a Elsapo production (where the beauties seem to line up for him to take an image :)
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05/27/2005 12:06:04 AM
Very well lit. I'd like a touch more space below the lowest earring. I could also use a breath of space above the first girl's hair. If they're meant to be sisters (they do bear a resemblence) then the sexuality is a turnoff and offensive to me. If they're meant to be lovers, I think it's a very nice shot.
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05/26/2005 11:16:18 AM
interesting post for theme, nice light, skin tones a touch too red, b&w's good, good pix
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05/25/2005 12:45:30 PM
nice lighting overall, maybe a touch more hair light would be nice. Skin tones seem to have a pink cast to them.
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05/25/2005 08:31:27 AM
Love it ... 10

Would it be out of line to ask for her number. lol ... Probly so i wont ask.

Good work
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05/24/2005 01:19:32 AM
The challenge was to use light in a creative way that makes if a key element. While light is always key, I don't feel like you used it in a creative way and I don't even feel like this is lit as well as it could be. I do think that the facial expressions and posing is very good, but I think your light source is to low and lighting up at the girls. Had you brought your souce up more I think the shadows on the faces would be more appealing. Please don't take this the wrong way because the lighting is decent, but I think it could be improved.
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05/23/2005 11:34:01 PM
I think you got the wrong challenge... don't these ladies belong in BEAUTY?!? Simply Gorgeous!

As for this image in this challenge... I was hoping to see light (or variations of light) play a bigger role. And while I agree these gals are well lit, there isn't much in the way of "lighting as a key element" to the picture.

One more thing, on a pose like this ... have them pull their heads apart just slightly so that they don't actually touch. I think you'll find that it improves each one by providing slight separation and by avoiding deforming their facial features.

I'm scoring a 7 for now. I may be back later to bump it up depending on what everyone else is doing for lighting. Good luck in the challenge!
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05/23/2005 03:54:07 PM
Naughty and nice.
Very good lighting, beautiful models and a nice bokeh.
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05/23/2005 03:21:13 PM
Pretty models. Really like the lighting.
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05/23/2005 10:53:41 AM
This is an unusual double portrait, very compelling. The different heights enhance the composition and the intensity of the expressions works very well
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05/23/2005 09:59:23 AM
8 Love the expressions..chic look and feel. The light is pretty and flattering. Maybe a tint of pink but it's attractive.
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05/23/2005 09:47:40 AM
very..very...pink...so much so that it's distracting to me...is that what the title is alluding to? Life through rose colored glasses?...so so pink...
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05/23/2005 09:22:51 AM
IMHO if you toned down the red on them this would be hot.
Otherwise ... nery nice shot
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05/23/2005 12:38:32 AM
pretty girls, background is cool too
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05/23/2005 12:27:19 AM
Great DOF!
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