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Challenge: Single Light Source (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ10
Location: Alicante
Date: Nov 13, 2005
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Portraiture, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Nov 13, 2005

I caught the idea from a photography book, but I haven't got the lights for doing the same way, so I changed my mind and shot this one. The profile is of my patient and beautiful wife.
I think is one of my best photos. Hope voters think the same...
The post processing is just crop and contrast.

Place: 48 out of 291
Avg (all users): 5.7550
Avg (commenters): 7.0500
Avg (participants): 5.5784
Avg (non-participants): 5.8450
Views since voting: 1088
Views during voting: 416
Votes: 302
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2 (view)

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11/23/2005 02:41:41 AM
Thanks a lot to everyone, especially to the commenters. Is my first photograph with so many comments and they are really good for learning and doing things better.
For the comments I have realized that the glass with red wine wasn't understood. I tried to make it more clear, but my lightning was very poor.
Thanks to all the voters also (including the ones without camera who gave a 4.667, because they prevent us of thinking that you are a good photographer).
And of course many thanks to wrobel for my first shot being someone's favorite.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/22/2005 10:38:41 PM
Very nice perimeter outlining.
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11/22/2005 06:20:29 PM
Great shotshould ribbon
good luck
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11/22/2005 12:05:19 PM
I like this - just an outline, well controlled.
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11/22/2005 11:54:54 AM
Enjoy. Looks inviting. Nice uplight effect and there is more than a profile.
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11/21/2005 10:36:55 AM
Lightin on face is superb. Some may find the rectangle distracting due to the lack of sharp crisp straight lines. Personally I think this should score high
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11/21/2005 03:23:58 AM
Very nice, unusual lighting.
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11/21/2005 12:44:22 AM
Is it a bottle of red wine? (my screen is very dark and I cant change it) Nice shot, very emotive and impactful. Reason I asked if it was a bottle of wine, it kinda depicts someone who is drinking his tyroubles away/ alcoholic etc. Very strong. If this isnt the case, please disregard!
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11/20/2005 06:58:02 PM
Love it. Not quite a silhouette, since there's discernable detail, but yet enough in the shadow to leave a lot to the imagination. If it was an advanced editing challenge, I would edit out the one line above the neck (you maybe would've, too). Great work!
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11/19/2005 11:31:40 AM
Nice lighting and mood...a really great shot...didn't blow my socks off for but definately worth a 7 for me.
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11/18/2005 02:23:27 PM
Very nice
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11/17/2005 10:35:37 PM
I love the profile. Would be a 10 if I could tell what the object is on the right.
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11/17/2005 04:02:07 PM
I love the lighted outline of the face! I'm not sure what that is the person is looking at but this is a very appealing photo. Good job.
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11/16/2005 09:56:28 PM
what is that in the photo with the portrait??? You should have eliminated that...
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11/16/2005 07:15:05 PM
grea shot, just enough light to see everything you need to see. which keeps it mysterious!
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11/16/2005 06:10:07 PM
I'm jealous because what you've achieved is what I was trying to achieve in a comp in another forum. I used reflected light (bounced off a wall) to get a shillouette of face and glass. My only criticism would be that the glass is held at an angle that grates on the senses (if that makes any sense to you). Less fluid (I used a half full wine glass) in the glass and held at about 45o would have looked better.

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11/16/2005 05:48:29 PM
I had to look at this twice for several minutes each to figure out that it was a glass of something (beer? wine?). I like the silhouette/backlighting, but feel this image would be stronger if it included more midtones so every element was more easily identifiable. Overall, it's a decent shot. Good luck in the challenge!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/16/2005 05:14:14 PM
Wonderfull picture!!! Great lighting! It's more than just a silhouette.
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11/16/2005 03:53:13 PM
Nice sharpness. More light would help, on silhouette, through wine, etc., maybe just more exposure.
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11/16/2005 12:42:45 PM
interesting lighting
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11/16/2005 12:28:47 PM
Good shot. The light exposure on the edges really works for this shot.
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