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At the Lake
At the Lake
howardj


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Color Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Date: Sep 9, 2005
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Water
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2005

Taken by Lake Yellowstone at sunset.

- Crop
- Minor Cloning
- Minor Dodge and Burn
- Select Face, Gaussian Blur
- Add Frame


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09/23/2005 10:46:47 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Good clear picture of a goodlooking model. I like the blurred background. It gives a sense of place without intruding. The yellow reeds and purple sweater work well, as they are complimentary colors. The colors from the sunset are great.

The only thing I see detracting from this very nice image is the expression on your model's face. The painful look (from sun in the eyes) doesn't work well for a portrait. If you have the chance to do this again, I'd suggest having your model face slightly away from the sun and if necessary, use a bit of aluminum foil or a diffuser to direct reflected sunlight to any ensuing shadows.

I wish you well in future Challenges.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/15/2005 10:40:43 PM
Her skin tones look a bit on the red side, but I like the lighting and the naturalness of your shot.
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09/15/2005 07:54:18 AM
too soft, not sharp enough. background colours are a bit muddy.
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09/14/2005 07:24:57 PM
I like the background and the way the shirt looks. the sun seems to be giving her face a hard time, a little orange and squinty eyes.
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09/13/2005 12:53:46 AM
the face seems really red. a little color balance would help this out tremendously.
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09/12/2005 02:39:06 PM
amazing
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09/12/2005 01:46:15 AM
Beautiful lighting and background.
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09/12/2005 01:45:28 AM
Nice lighting- but I'm not sure if she stands out enough. I don't feel the POP in this one. But very good all the same. :D
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