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Challenge: Color Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Romania
Date: Sep 7, 2005
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Nature, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 8, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 21 out of 284
Avg (all users): 6.5215
Avg (commenters): 7.5357
Avg (participants): 6.2098
Avg (non-participants): 6.8000
Views since voting: 1804
Views during voting: 554
Votes: 303
Comments: 36
Favorites: 6 (view)


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01/16/2007 03:22:14 AM
Nice lighting and very good detail, especially in the eyes. I think I might prefer a little less tight crop. But this one isn't bad at all.

Message edited by author 2007-01-16 12:08:12.
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09/19/2005 10:24:33 AM
Originally posted by rktdesign:

I must honestly say that I find the whole "head wrap" thing a bit played out...this image would have been just as lovely without the scarf...unless of course she is Muslim...then I might understand the head wrap.


It is played out and she's not muslim you are right. I just did a little test to see if these scarf girls really do so good on DPC and I must say it did preety well. If my hand would of slipped too much on neatimage sliders, and make it look like a barbie doll probably I would of even made top 10. I know she's beautiful she's my whife to be, but taking advance of mother nature's nature's art (her beauty) and playing a bit of filters in PS is just too easy for me. I don't like too easy. I like to challenge myself to more than that, altho for a portrait there is not much else that you can do. This was just a little test.

Thaks everyone for the comments I really apreciate them and Cristina (the model) apreciates them too. They are good for her moral. I hope she won't go out looking for guys better looking than me tho :))
09/19/2005 09:23:00 AM
Very good picture. The eyes speak so much, and the colors and textures are so vivid. It is compositionally strong as the many patterns does not stray us from her magnificent eyes. You know the outstanding features of your model and you used it to the hilt. Love this.
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09/19/2005 05:36:39 AM
Having read your opinions in the forums, is this a sly dig at a certain photographic style prominent at DPC or an attempt to stamp your own vision on a rather hackneyed, yet iconic, image at DPC? The distinction is subtle but comes down to your intention. I think it is the latter: I get the sense that you wished to go down an organic route rather than plastic-perfect. There is a transition from left to right from wood to linen to flesh which works well in terms of texture and colouration. I guess the title hints at this 'living' approach. Ben
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2005 11:28:43 PM
Very nice composition! Good Luck!
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09/17/2005 10:04:23 PM
Lovely face, especially the eyes. The focus is excellent everywhere except for one small area of the cloth, in the center of the fold between the face and the tree(?) This is probably a DOF problem. Still, this is a beautiful portrait.
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09/17/2005 10:59:40 AM
Beautiful lighting, composition and colors.
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09/16/2005 11:18:47 PM
Absolutely lovely!
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09/16/2005 05:14:08 PM
Very nice image. The colors, the crop, her pose...all works well.
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09/16/2005 04:47:47 PM
Nice crisp shot with lovely color. Beautiful eyes. Nice capture.
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09/16/2005 11:38:19 AM
I must honestly say that I find the whole "head wrap" thing a bit played out...this image would have been just as lovely without the scarf...unless of course she is Muslim...then I might understand the head wrap.
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09/16/2005 03:32:14 AM
Perfectly matched.9
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09/15/2005 09:46:20 AM
Beautiful eyes. The colors in this are very nice and complimentary to her and the textures of the tree and the scarf(?) also add to the appeal. Good composition and good use of natural light.
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09/14/2005 10:19:03 PM
I'm so glad you didn't add an angel effect to her face. Excellent. The tones all work well. 8
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09/14/2005 02:55:52 AM
I felt that her eyes should have been a bit more sharp in focus Lovely girl, nice colors.
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09/14/2005 01:12:29 AM
WoW!!
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09/13/2005 08:35:59 PM
Beautiful. The eyes have it all. Well put together. 10
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09/13/2005 07:31:59 PM
the tree her head is on is alittle distracting
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09/13/2005 02:39:35 PM
real colors, earthly face. I like this one alot.
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09/13/2005 12:06:56 PM
Wow. That's all I can say. Wow.
Good job!
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09/13/2005 11:11:20 AM
Lovely capture and tonal balance but can't see the point of the large dull area on the left.
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09/13/2005 09:44:49 AM
Beautiful textures. The folds in the fabric, the colors and the detail are amazing. Great model with beautiful eyes. Nice pose, great focus. Should do really well.
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09/13/2005 08:35:27 AM
Beautiful. Love the texture of the tree and shroud, they really compliment her.
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09/12/2005 11:12:52 PM
Absolutely beautiful! 10
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09/12/2005 09:01:28 PM
I like the color of the eyes with the color of the veil and the tree. Very professionally done, nice whites too. Good luck in the challenge, I'm sure this will do well. 9
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09/12/2005 07:44:03 PM
really enjoy this picture, lighting is good, color is great, good job!!! 10!!!
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09/12/2005 07:39:28 PM
very nice. im kind of frustrated with the hoods in portraits on this site, but this one is different and very well done.
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09/12/2005 02:35:31 PM
She is gorgeous! And this is shot exquisitely! 10
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09/12/2005 02:31:46 PM
Oh baby, you know this is good!
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09/12/2005 12:30:36 PM
Fantastic shot. Nice composition, pose and colours
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09/12/2005 11:28:41 AM
I would have cropped out the tree as it doesn't add to this portrait. The natural framing from the cloth is enough, IMHO.
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09/12/2005 10:57:02 AM
I think you would be better off with more space on the right and lesser on left. the left is just darker cloth which doesn't add to the picture
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09/12/2005 10:39:02 AM
Very lovely Mambe. Composition is great with 1/3's of tree, shawl, and you. Nice natural skin tones with your eyes that look right at me. Good luck with this wonderful self portrait!
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09/12/2005 09:26:53 AM
Top 10, great pose, great light, wonderful expression. 10
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09/12/2005 01:23:26 AM
Absolutely Amazing. The eyes, the veil, the tones are so warm and rich.
Fabulous.
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09/12/2005 12:48:57 AM
Beautiful!! The color of her garments really brings out her eyes which are very pretty. The only thing...her skin tones seem a little splotchy.
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