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Challenge: Color Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical DF for Sigma
Location: Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
Date: Sep 10, 2005
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2005

I took this picture in my garage, using three steady ligths (no flash). One for the background, one on the side (hairlight) and a soft keylight. Then i also used a silver reflector infront of the model, aimed up at her face.

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Votes: 319
Comments: 36
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10/25/2005 08:01:31 PM
Thank you John for a good Critique :)
09/22/2005 12:41:38 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club...

Hi Olimar...

I think this is an excellent composition. The pose and subject choices blend nicely to create a nice sense of warmth and beauty within this image. The only issue that I can't seem to understand myself is the choice for the depth of field. The focus falls off on the right side of your model's face, and I can't really understand the purpose of not having both eyes in focus. Since both of her eyes are playing an equal role in the composition, I don't think it's a good idea to try to shift attention to one or the other. There is not a lot of natural front to rear depth in this photo, so having only a portion of it within depth of field seems a bit strange to me. There is also a significant color shift of skin tones on her face. As I read your notes, I can assume that this was caused by the silver reflector. The light on the left seems cooler than that on the right, which would make sense. You introduced a different color of light into the scene with that reflector. Light bouncing off another surface will take on the color of that surface, in this case it was the silver (cooler colored light).

All in all, this is an excellent presentation... nice work :)

John Setzler
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2005 11:38:37 PM
nice lighting,love how she's not totally centered, beautiful capture-9
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09/18/2005 09:16:59 PM
expression is captivating... you and your model worked well together. one of my favorites this challenge
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09/18/2005 03:38:30 AM
The focus is a little too soft for my liking, but the lighting looks really great. And the flower is a nice touch.
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09/17/2005 05:34:51 PM
nice lighting and pose. focus in the eyes is pretty soft though
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09/17/2005 07:09:59 AM
this has a nice feel to it
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09/17/2005 05:50:18 AM
Very pleasant looking photo. I like how this isn't your typical hyper-sharpened photo that usually takes the ribbons.
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09/17/2005 03:34:45 AM
Looks like a perfume ad. I like how you've lit the background and model. The flower is a perfect addition. It looks just a tad out of focus in the further areas of the face; could use a greater DOF. 9+
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09/17/2005 01:01:26 AM
kinda nice but I personally like the eyes shaper
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09/16/2005 10:32:17 AM
..."natural"?...an elegant image indeed, but I am a little hard pressed to see "natural" in this image...the lovely "posed" , or at least camera aware model is wearing quite a bit of makeup, the calla lily...not sure if it's real...and this appears to be an image made in a studio type of setting? I could be dreadfully wrong...and I do apologise ahead of time if I am...but for me, and I have been ripped for "title" comments before... the title, border, and image are a package deal...if they don't matter as some say...why add them.
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09/16/2005 05:37:43 AM
beautiful & soft with great light.
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09/15/2005 08:27:34 PM
very elegant.. i like the magazine look. i assume the softness is on purpose.
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09/15/2005 01:10:07 PM
Beautifu eyes, lighting, face... soft focus is well done. I keep looking for something to criticize and I get nothing.
Well done
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09/15/2005 08:15:49 AM
amazing frame, i really like it
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09/15/2005 07:37:27 AM
beauty shot. wish the cala lilly wasn't cropped out and the eyes were a little more highlighted w/reflected light. 7/10
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09/15/2005 04:58:07 AM
The focus is too shallow but every thing else is very good.
Wish the edge of the flower was in the frame.
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09/14/2005 08:25:16 PM
easily one of the top shots. i could see this in a magazine.
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09/14/2005 07:51:48 PM
great image... perhaps a touch out of focus but it works for me... :)
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09/14/2005 06:58:49 PM
Beautiful pose, I like the softness of the shot. Eyes sharp as it should be.
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09/14/2005 12:26:07 PM
;) natural...with a lot of PS. I do like the simplicity. 7
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09/14/2005 01:12:14 AM
not a bad thing to have a softness when it comes to the skin...but the eyes need to be sharp
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09/13/2005 11:15:56 PM
Ooooo...with a bit more sharpening and crispness, I would have given this a ten. Nicely done.
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09/13/2005 11:06:10 PM
Lovely lighting. Composition is very nice, nice catchlights. The colors are pretty perfect. Title fits this photo very nicely. Nicely done.
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09/13/2005 10:21:48 PM
Blue for sure- enough said.
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09/13/2005 02:33:53 PM
nice composition, good color saturation
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09/13/2005 12:06:01 PM
I say it looks extremely posed, and a bit hazy?
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09/13/2005 11:49:07 AM
Very nice. How did you do the background here? Is that a sheet of cloth, paper? Is the light bounced or from behind?
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09/13/2005 12:40:15 AM
round smooth shot hurt by lack of crisp edges at the features. 90 percent of this shot is perfect, but you either missed the focus, used too soft a lens or mess up the post procssing. if not for that it would ribbon
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09/12/2005 11:54:48 PM
Beautiful shot! The face drew me in....didn't really notice the flower at first, which is a good thing, IMO.
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09/12/2005 06:03:06 PM
Margar góðar íslenskar hér, verður spennandi að sjá hvernig þetta endar. Glæsileg mynd! Ramminn truflar mig örlítið, væri áhugavert að sjá sömu myndina cropaða í hlutföllunum 1x1. Engu að síður eina af mínum uppáhalds í keppninni.
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09/12/2005 02:56:16 PM
wonderful shot. Maybe its me, is her left eye in focus or is her green eyes just messing with me :)
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09/12/2005 02:25:12 PM
stunning
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09/12/2005 04:18:21 AM
Great shot! The flower adds the extra touch of interest.
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09/12/2005 01:09:21 AM
Almopst a magazine ad look, well done
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09/12/2005 12:51:11 AM
I'm not sure I really like the soft focus of this picture. The model is beautiful with very pretty eyes and nice skin tone. Nice pose.
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