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Challenge: High Contrast (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: Park
Date: Sep 4, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 3000
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2005

My friend always tells me she is my muse, so i looked up the definition and to me the title fits perfectly.

Statistics
Place: 28 out of 343
Avg (all users): 6.2558
Avg (commenters): 7.8182
Avg (participants): 6.2086
Avg (non-participants): 6.3368
Views since voting: 2440
Views during voting: 554
Votes: 258
Comments: 44
Favorites: 5 (view)


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09/16/2005 12:03:17 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club:

This will be a short critique, because I think you achieved what you wanted with this image and it works well.

The only observation I'll make is that a viewer will look into the eyes of the subject first, and it is unsettling to have one pupil missing. It gives something of a vacuous look, which I'm not sure you want to have happen, especially with that complementary title.

That said, continue doing the good work you are doing.
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09/12/2005 01:29:04 PM
I must have been away too long, I don`t know the lady !!

Great shot..I really expected to see it in the top ten.
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09/12/2005 12:57:14 PM
funny, i almost went back and changed my comment to "or an elsapo..." :)
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09/12/2005 03:40:27 AM
I just love these "goog" shots. ;-)
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09/12/2005 12:44:40 AM
She is your muse dude - face it... Another fantastic shot of her too. WTG & congrats on your strong finish.
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09/12/2005 12:17:23 AM
Congrats! You've done it again! Nice work Justin!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2005 11:45:44 PM
this is a goog shot that would be fantastic if she was looking at or toward the camera
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09/11/2005 11:17:27 PM
Great high contrast done in sepia. Your talent is growing.
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09/11/2005 09:47:20 PM
To me there are some good contrast areas (especially around the eye), but other areas seem very similar in color (hair, shirt). Nice portrait though.
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09/11/2005 04:30:36 PM
Beautiful
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09/11/2005 02:23:23 PM
vampiric. quite unreal. nice. 8
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09/11/2005 07:38:43 AM
Nice portrait shot, although her mouth seems a little awkward. Seems alittle overexposed. 8.
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09/11/2005 01:59:28 AM
pretty damn good, I recognize this chick. ;-)
11
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09/10/2005 10:32:31 PM
I've seen your other pictures of her, which are terrific, but I don't think this one showcases your talent as a photographer or hers as a subject. The pupil-less eye covered by her hair has an undead, zombie like look to it and her open mouth expression is also not a complementary expression. I do like the toning on the image, but not much else.
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09/10/2005 10:12:22 PM
Meeting the challenge head on and then surpassing it with rare beauty.
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09/10/2005 02:07:34 AM
Beautiful contrast, I love the natural feeling in this shot, great job! 10
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09/09/2005 09:56:06 PM
I like the glam sense this has. The use of sepia was a smart move. Nice use of contrast for sure.
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09/09/2005 07:00:38 PM
When she would have looked straight into the camera it might have been an 8 or 9. Now she's looking away and it makes it feel a bit unpersonal. 7
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09/09/2005 12:31:08 PM
Yeah I know for sure that I have seen tose eyes here before....
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09/09/2005 08:54:32 AM
Elsapo! Another wonderful shot of the same beautiful girl! 10+
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09/08/2005 08:51:01 PM
I think I've seen this model before... ;-) She really is beautiful and I think you've captured another good moment. Wasn't sure I liked the crop at first, but it's grown on me. I really like the tones of the shot. Nice job.
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09/08/2005 12:04:16 AM
nbsca7, you found your muse? That's excellent!
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09/07/2005 09:06:05 PM
hmm elsapo ?
Nice portrait
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09/07/2005 01:22:45 PM
a nice high contrast portrait. many I'm seeing are not true high contrast. This definitely qualifies. 9
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09/07/2005 10:54:06 AM
The contrast in this shot is amazing. You nailed it. AND her look .... bet you get a bunch of views on this one. GREAT JOB
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09/07/2005 05:40:20 AM
Nice lighting, good contrast, so meets challenge well. Facial expression of the model seems a bit odd...with her looking so off to the side, her hair covers her left eye..making it unappealing.
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09/06/2005 11:21:14 PM
Love the tint on this. Very nice highlights also. Wanted to see her other eye as the one stands out so much. Good work
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09/06/2005 11:10:58 PM
Beautiful... :)
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09/06/2005 08:19:56 PM
very nice, hair in eye a little distracting but very good
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09/06/2005 10:42:28 AM
gorgeous, just breathtaking
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09/06/2005 10:36:19 AM
Nicely composed and beautifully executed shot...deserves to do very well.
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09/06/2005 07:58:32 AM
ya burned her beautiful face to much to me.
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09/06/2005 03:40:54 AM
Always a pleasure to see her graces our pages.
Nicley done, once again!
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09/06/2005 02:04:41 AM
excellent lighting
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09/05/2005 11:57:32 PM
takes my breath away - those eyes! 9
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09/05/2005 11:00:12 PM
Your title and picture combine together with simplicity yet stunning beauty. The look she gives is intriguing and leaves me to wonder what is on her mind. Wonderful image.. I love it!
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09/05/2005 10:10:28 PM
Sassy...Sexy! wonderful high contrast image and what a look! your model finishes off a well executed image. Oh and a bump to your image...One of my top three! good luck!
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09/05/2005 07:04:15 PM
A beautiful model and excellent composition. Well done and good luck in this challenge. <9>
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09/05/2005 05:05:53 PM
I love the tones that you captured here - what a beautiful model!
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09/05/2005 04:45:09 PM
IMO if you had pulled the contrast back (-20) just enough to bring the lips back into image the remainder would have looked after itself.....8
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09/05/2005 12:18:11 PM
Very nice portrait, however I think it would have been even better if we were able to see her left pupil rather than it being hidden behind her hair.
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09/05/2005 03:15:56 AM
hmm, could this be the handy work of elsapo? I seem to recognise the model...
brilliant work!
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09/05/2005 12:43:51 AM
I can only think of one word...wow. :)
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09/05/2005 12:20:48 AM
this has that beautiful look of a Pedro
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