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Challenge: High Contrast (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 V USM
Location: home
Date: Sep 3, 2005
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 3, 2005

-Bella was kind enough to model for this photo. I made so many mistakes with this portrait, at least in my eyes. I hope to do another portrait of her and apply what I have learned.

-About the Model: I call her Bella (Beautiful) as you can see why. She is a fashion designer. Check out some of her work at www.obellabrand.com

Place: 7 out of 343
Avg (all users): 6.7276
Avg (commenters): 8.1200
Avg (participants): 6.6266
Avg (non-participants): 6.8889
Views since voting: 2873
Views during voting: 465
Votes: 257
Comments: 31
Favorites: 12 (view)

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09/13/2005 10:14:16 AM
Aww..just the right amount of lighting..I love highkey portraits. Congrats on top ten.
09/12/2005 08:17:34 AM
Can u tell me how you did this, I would love to do pics of my daughter like this! Excellent!!!!
09/12/2005 12:33:27 AM
Is this your muse? She's beautiful in a very natural way. Congrats on your top 10 finish!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2005 05:54:27 PM
Last minute bump to 7. This fits the challenge well and is a nice portrait.
09/11/2005 11:33:33 AM
Good use of high contrast!!! very nice and well done portrait
09/11/2005 07:44:48 AM
Nice high key effect, but I would prefer to see more shadow. 8.
09/11/2005 01:31:49 AM
A little bit too contrasty for my taste, but a good photo nonetheless.
09/10/2005 05:29:59 PM
Elegant shot. Well done.
09/10/2005 02:28:41 AM
Beautiful contrast, model and setup. Good job!
09/09/2005 06:22:15 PM
Classic portrait, would have gotten a 10 in the next challenge. :)

For this challenge, well, I don't know. I like it, but some of the brights are to bright and the color lacks a bit of depth. 8
09/08/2005 09:22:00 PM
WOW! Very beautiful!
09/08/2005 12:04:18 AM
Wow so pretty, nice white image.
09/07/2005 11:13:56 AM
Great Image. Should be one of the top pics. Everything works -- great job!!
09/07/2005 11:03:06 AM
Very soft and pleasant. Well done.
09/06/2005 11:22:02 PM
Beautiful artistic image...
09/06/2005 10:39:19 PM
Lighting is so dynamic. What a wonderful portrait, this fits the challenge perfectly, good luck, 9.
09/06/2005 10:37:33 PM
very nice retro style portrait. Perfect use of high contrast. My favorite so far
09/06/2005 10:15:15 PM
What makes this picture very good is the details in the eyes and that you use sepian color ... love it.
09/06/2005 10:40:49 AM
great job, love this effect. winner for sure.
09/05/2005 11:07:16 PM
Very striking. I would probably have cropped too tightly at the top and bottom - you have it spot on!
09/05/2005 07:31:12 PM
For me, the photo has been overly done in a photo editing program. The overly yellow skin is a bit much for my likes, but you have created some very nice, contrasting shadows.
09/05/2005 06:47:11 PM
Very nicely done. I like the softness that it has yet the clarity is still there Good use of filtering. Lovely - Bella!!!
09/05/2005 03:34:14 PM
09/05/2005 03:33:35 PM
Truly fantastic. It's a beautiful image and a beautiful model. I'm very curious about how you managed to get this high a contrast without losing details in the places you kept it. I hope you'll explain!
09/05/2005 02:10:33 PM
bella is a bit too yella
09/05/2005 02:07:46 PM
A classic pose with a retro feel
Great work
Good luck
09/05/2005 11:58:11 AM
09/05/2005 10:32:54 AM
09/05/2005 10:14:10 AM
Very well done! It's high key, but definitely high contrast, too. Lovely!
09/05/2005 12:51:02 AM
Awesome shot bro! Good editing. Congrats on your last photo too... My only fear is that someone will nominate your photo for disqualification due to there being no sholders in the shot. Hope not, because I see a lot of photos in this competition that don't belong (HIGH CONTRAST). So, I think this has a shot at a ribbon. 10 from me.
09/05/2005 12:34:33 AM
just wonderful!

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