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Challenge: Color Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Studio / Reykjavik / Iceland
Date: Sep 11, 2005
Aperture: F5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2005

Outtakes & light setup: //photos.steinar.is/?dir=.%2Fkaty%2F
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Model: Karitas Diðriksdóttir

It's way different from the orignial idea but turned out to be the shot I liked the most. Light setup included 6 lights and two reflectors. I think only two or three of the lights affect this shot, but hey that's life.

Post process: heal, saturation, gaussian blur & curves.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 284
Avg (all users): 7.6312
Avg (commenters): 8.6000
Avg (participants): 7.5200
Avg (non-participants): 7.7294
Views since voting: 25946
Views during voting: 860
Votes: 320
Comments: 108
Favorites: 90 (view)


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06/17/2011 11:20:52 PM
lovely girl and photo, but those eyes make me highly suspicious. Is there another reason for dilated eyes besides illegal substances???
03/26/2008 07:38:12 PM
i love the light in your eyes beauiftul great job
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03/18/2008 11:48:07 PM
You seem to have heard it all before... gorgeous model, great pose, stunning eyes. I am a bit curious about the "blotchiness" in her face colorization. All in all, a great photo.

Next day. Infinitely better on a better monitor. All in all, couldn't ask for a better shot.

Message edited by author 2008-03-19 12:17:16.
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06/30/2007 04:13:04 PM
Loving the softness of this portrait, stunning girl beautifully captured. Love how the face is being framed by the hat and colar
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08/29/2006 08:15:02 PM
astounding. adding to my favorites
08/27/2006 04:22:57 PM
stunning portrait..she has beautiful eyes.
08/11/2006 11:58:05 AM
muy buena!!!!
02/02/2006 01:28:57 AM
dang it. i'm moving to iceland if all... or most of ur girls look like her
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10/13/2005 10:19:52 AM
congratulations my friend. sorry its so belated
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09/21/2005 09:22:58 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon winning image! Beautiful portrait & captivating eyes! Well done!
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09/21/2005 03:36:11 PM
Very very cool shot!! Congrats!
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09/21/2005 08:02:27 AM
thank you for the studio link - very helpful

congrats :)
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09/21/2005 04:00:27 AM
such a beautiful photo!
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09/20/2005 12:11:14 PM
A very good pic. Just one tip:-

Provide enough ambient lighting so that the pupil closes. This does 2 things:-

1) Makes the picture look more natural.
2) Brings out the wonderful colour of the eyes.

Great pic though, and keep up the good work!

Regards,
Danny
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09/20/2005 08:08:12 AM
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Message edited by author 2005-09-20 10:12:56.
09/20/2005 06:21:31 AM
you got red! congrats! Keep it up your good shot and colors.
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09/20/2005 06:21:05 AM
Congrates on wonderful charming shot. Regards,
09/20/2005 05:05:41 AM
úff, 0,016 hærra og blái hefði orðið þinn, en samt frábært! Til hamingju, flott mynd, þú valdir rétt.
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09/20/2005 01:34:15 AM
You work is stunning both here and on your website! Congratulations!
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09/19/2005 06:32:26 PM
Congratulations on your Ribbon with this wondeful portrait! Beautiful work!
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09/19/2005 05:18:26 PM
Congratulations on taking 2nd! This is a beautiful shot of a beautiful girl. Could work as a beauty shot in her portfolio, if she models.
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09/19/2005 05:16:56 PM
Beautiful! CongratS!
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09/19/2005 03:51:47 PM
usss munaði svaðalega litlu!!
til hamingju með ribbann
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09/19/2005 11:29:59 AM
Til hamingju Steinar.
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09/19/2005 11:07:11 AM
Ahhhh So glad to see you here at the frontpage.
Very very very good portrait. Never expected any less from you I guess.
That's why you are one of my favorites...
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09/19/2005 10:55:44 AM
So glad this finished so well. Very nice - beautiful infact.
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09/19/2005 10:45:00 AM
outstanding, well done
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09/19/2005 10:28:47 AM
Wonderful work. Congrats!
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09/19/2005 09:40:50 AM
beautiful! i love how the hood frames her face and draws attention to her eyes. congrats on a beautiful shot and ribbon!
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09/19/2005 09:17:42 AM
Til hamingju flott mynd
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09/19/2005 09:08:19 AM
Amazing eyes. Beautiful portrait. No words...
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09/19/2005 08:34:23 AM
Congratulations on your Red. A truly magnificent time freeze of a beauty with an unforgettable transfixing stare.
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09/19/2005 06:45:20 AM
Only surprise at the rating you got is it isn't a blue ribbon winner. I was so impressed with this picture, it is the only image I gave a 10 to. Congrats.

Michael
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09/19/2005 05:07:49 AM
Fantastic. COngratulations Steinar. Thanks for the lighting info.
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09/19/2005 04:47:24 AM
Flott mynd, til hamingju :)
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09/19/2005 03:44:11 AM
Góður! Skál!
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09/19/2005 03:22:35 AM
til hamingju með þetta góði:)
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09/19/2005 03:11:41 AM
thanks for posting your lighting setup as well. We could learn a lot of poeple started doing this more often :)
congrats on the ribbon
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2005 11:54:55 PM
The eyes are just stunning.
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09/18/2005 11:38:39 PM
Lovely tones and sweet subject. I would have cropped tighter above the collar to accent the lovely stare. 8
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09/18/2005 09:49:57 PM
one of my favs for the challenge good luck
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09/18/2005 09:03:50 PM
very nice, soft lighting. How did you light this one? A single lamp in a dark room? Her eyes really stand out as well.
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09/18/2005 08:57:31 PM
beautiful...just absolutaley beautiful! The focus, and the tones are spot on. I just love how all the colors (her eyes, clothes, skin) match so well, it really creates such harmony. an instant 10 and fave....if this doesn't ribbon, there is something seriously wrong with the world ;-)
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09/18/2005 04:03:35 PM
:)
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09/18/2005 02:09:25 PM
Beautiful young girl. Her eyes are truly expressive. The soft focus works well for me here.
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09/18/2005 12:01:06 PM
This is gorgeous! A top 20 AT LEAST. Beautiful, beautiful work.
Those eyes are just perfect.
Awesome job!
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09/18/2005 10:42:47 AM
reviewing my scores and im bumping this up.. its a great fashion shot very beautifully done..
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09/18/2005 09:52:51 AM
What amazing lighting you captured (or created?) The focus on the eyes is perfect and the skin tone very natural. I'm not sure if I like the coat details but that's MHO... Great job
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09/17/2005 09:05:33 PM
Good picture. Lovely expression and beautifull eyes. Bunping up.
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09/17/2005 08:56:57 PM
Excellent framing and nice portrait. Looks like the focus is a little soft on one eye. The sharpest part of the face is her mouth while most people go for the eyes. Might have been intentional - I like it either way. Good job.
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09/17/2005 05:49:22 PM
stunning! I like the way you framed her face with the hat and her coat. gorgeous eyes and lips.
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09/17/2005 04:49:47 PM
Love the expression on your model
the focus and catch lights in the eyes are spot on.

Good luck

Kev
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09/17/2005 12:10:18 PM
Very good. Top ten, I'm sure.
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09/17/2005 11:39:19 AM
Nice portrait. I think the highlights on the face could be toned down just a smidgen but very good shot.
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09/17/2005 03:07:55 AM
Perfect light
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09/17/2005 12:23:16 AM
This picture seems to reach out and grab you. Nice soft colors - a compliment to the pretty model. Good job! :o)
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09/16/2005 11:41:51 PM
This is my only comment. the winner.
Steinar? ;-)
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09/16/2005 04:57:36 PM
Stunning! I am a huge fan of shots like this that just almost border on skin highlights blowing out. I really like the angle you shot from, and just the overall look of the shot. Beautiful model too.
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09/16/2005 12:01:57 PM
beautyfull look! I´m trapped in these eyes:)
Great colors and framing! 9
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09/16/2005 05:52:00 AM
Lovely but I would've liked to see less jacket at the bottom. The "fur" collar intrigued me but the undone button holder and the exposed lining disappoint that intrigue. Otherwise I love this portrait, so well done.
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09/15/2005 11:36:47 AM
Beautiful tones. Perfect title. Great job! 9
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09/15/2005 11:10:21 AM
absolutely beautiful portrait/model. great job.
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09/15/2005 08:58:56 AM
sultry - 10
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09/15/2005 07:59:15 AM
looks like a cd album cover. nice! 9/10
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09/14/2005 11:01:17 PM
great skin tones and a great focus on eyes and I like a deeper depth of field here ( as compared to normally seen such poses )... well done
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09/14/2005 10:11:56 PM
Very Beautiful. 10/10
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09/14/2005 07:50:39 PM
beautiful tones and colour... love the slightly desaturated look... suits this image very well... :)
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09/14/2005 06:45:24 PM
Very nice dof and focus. I like the sot color, lighting is good and the model did a nice job with the look. Not wild about the hat. I think one or the other...hat or jacket, not both, would have made this even better.
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09/14/2005 06:42:29 PM
I admire your work, very nice. Love the light!
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09/14/2005 12:12:39 PM
Apparently I'm a sucker for a beautiful face. Eyes, naturally, make a portrait and her's are wonderfully captured. I have not given 10's to portraits with post-processing to smooth the skin (I don't tend to like the effect), but I'll give you a 9. Excellent job.
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09/14/2005 11:20:56 AM
Lovely shot, her eyes capture your attention, which I like. The only suggestion I would make is to somehow adjust the lighting so that her pupils weren't so large and you would then see more of the color of her eyes.
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09/14/2005 03:19:34 AM
my god she's gorgeous. the composition with the hood works extremely well at framing along with the hair. a top shot in the challenge.
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09/14/2005 01:34:12 AM
Awesome photo
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09/13/2005 10:38:58 PM
Great job, this is one of my favorites! The greens are so perfect.
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09/13/2005 09:53:52 PM
Beautiful, Beautiful model, with absolutely incredible eyes. Nice capture with very fine colors. Lighting is wonderful, with details in the highlights and shadows. This image should do very well. Good Luck. <10>
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09/13/2005 08:41:29 PM
very nice portrait..!!! good job 10
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09/13/2005 08:34:57 PM
focus falls a bit more on the mouth than the eyes, but juust a touch. Other than that, good angle on the model, great framing, nice tones and perfect lighting.
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09/13/2005 05:16:03 PM
Love the soft tone of this shot...the green of the hat and clothing accents her eyes.
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09/13/2005 04:45:09 PM
Nice lighting, great pose, very pretty model. I'm not fond of the jacket she's wearing. Her face is so soft and the jacket seems a bit masculine, but I think that's just me being picky, because it's a beautiful image.
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09/13/2005 04:04:11 PM
One of the first rules I learned about photography was, when you think you are close enough, move closer. This image proves that is correct. Very well done and she is cute too. Good for you.
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09/13/2005 03:57:46 PM
Wow... she will be killer when she gets older! I love the perspective and use of natural colors. The overall composition is good and the focus is fantastic. Perhaps some lip gloss to balance the shiney eyes. ?
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09/13/2005 01:53:37 PM
very nice, I like the skin tones and shade of lip gloss. Very delicate looking
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09/13/2005 12:45:35 PM
Wow! Great photo. Congratulations. I can't help but be drawn to her eyes, and sorry if this is rude, but it appears her left eye (our right when viewing) appears larger. The white space makes it more evident.

Anyway...very pretty girl. Nice lighting, composition and DOF. Good luck on the challenge.
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09/13/2005 12:02:50 PM
I don't like the lighting (too bright and reflects in her eyes)
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09/13/2005 10:42:29 AM
I think this should do really well in the challenge! It is one of my favorites for top 10. I love the look in the girls eyes! Good Luck!
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09/13/2005 09:12:47 AM
Interesting angle. Like the jacket and hood, it frames her whole face. Eyes are a little strange looking, but Im not a purist, and I like strong post editing.
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09/13/2005 05:01:10 AM
I´ll give u 10 for that picture,crystal clear and very sharp
top 5 here :)
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09/13/2005 02:29:34 AM
A very pretty model and nice work on the eyes..
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09/12/2005 11:59:03 PM
Beautiful. The lighting, the softness of the sky, the sharpness in her eyes and elsewhere. Skin might be softened just a little too much, but I like it. Should score near the top! Good luck in the challenge!

Edit: This image made my top-10 list. GOOD LUCK!
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09/12/2005 11:19:14 PM
wow! this is one of the best! i like how the green is uniform all the way down the picture!! gorgeous eyes and i love the softness of the face 9... oh heck 10!
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09/12/2005 10:25:16 PM
10
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09/12/2005 08:16:32 PM
Nice portrait of a pretty young lady. I also like how the jacket and hood frame her face. Could be my monitor, but the cheeks seem to have a little too much harsh red...highlights. 9
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09/12/2005 07:29:47 PM
i love the depth of field in this. nice expression too
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09/12/2005 07:12:40 PM
This girl is such a beauty ! Wow ! Lovely portrait ....
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09/12/2005 02:55:40 PM
this is GREAT, her eyes are amazing
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09/12/2005 02:50:55 PM
Gorgeous!! One of my faves of the challenge. Great composition, great lighting, nice pleasing natural colors and I don't even need to talk about her piercing eyes. Very engaging. Lovely! 10
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09/12/2005 02:34:53 PM
Stunning use of light and shadow. Very alluring, draws me in. Not too much "face fixing".
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09/12/2005 10:47:59 AM
The eyes have it! I don't care for the hood coming at me from the top.
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09/12/2005 09:12:54 AM
I like the way you have captured the eyes of your model, lovely angle.
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09/12/2005 09:12:01 AM
Nice downshot with up up gaze. The softness and luminiscent skin tones are quite pretty. I find the dark khaki hat and zip jacket more of a detrament than an addition to the shot. I see that you were going for the same color as her eyes, but they are so pretty that I think I'd at least crop out part of the jacket to expose just her upper chest area. She is a real beauty!!
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09/12/2005 08:56:28 AM
Great eyes, nice look.
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09/12/2005 08:08:09 AM
The out of focus flap on the upper left is distracting, otherwise great photo. 9
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09/12/2005 06:22:52 AM
Very beautiful Picture. I love the green in the picture; green jacket; green had; green eyes. Beautiful.
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09/12/2005 04:46:13 AM
Nice lighting and colors. The picture draws me to her eyes, which make this a great shot.
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09/12/2005 02:13:40 AM
Beautiful photo...excellent lighting. The eyes are great.
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09/12/2005 01:49:45 AM
WOW! What a classic! A winner in my eyes. 10
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09/12/2005 01:15:58 AM
top finisher for sure
8
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09/12/2005 12:52:43 AM
Wow, she is gorgeous. Beautiful eyes and awesome lighting..I just don't like the hat. Really pulls my eyes away from her face. Good luck.
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