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Challenge: Candlelight (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5500 Zoom
Location: home
Date: Dec 11, 2005
Aperture: f3
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 11, 2005

no child was injured in this experiment !
thanks to my daughter for her collaboration in lighting all the candles and then posing so beautifully.

Place: 23 out of 160
Avg (all users): 5.9429
Avg (commenters): 6.9286
Avg (participants): 5.7356
Avg (non-participants): 6.0894
Views since voting: 1302
Views during voting: 344
Votes: 210
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/16/2006 09:11:27 PM
wonderful shot...so very gentle...
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12/21/2005 09:32:27 PM
Congrats. This should have placed higher. I gave it one of my highest scores!!!
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12/19/2005 02:21:56 AM
Well done on your 23rd place
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/18/2005 07:14:02 AM
Fits challenge=5
Wow factor/uniqueness=0

Nice calm image. I like the brightness on the candles, it doesn't work for all images but certainly does here. b/w tones are perfect here too. good luck
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12/18/2005 12:33:51 AM
beautiful photograph, gives me a feeling of aloneness but the candels in the picture remind me of hope and security. i dont know exactly what it was that got me to look at it but im glad i did....looks great
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12/17/2005 08:21:18 PM
Perfect exposure on your models face.
Love the dead space.

Good luck

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12/17/2005 01:36:03 PM
wonderful portrait of a nice girl
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12/17/2005 10:59:33 AM
thats nice!
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12/15/2005 09:52:53 PM
Very nice composition--I like the use of black negative space on top and white below to frame the subject.
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12/15/2005 12:43:53 PM
oh, just lovely set up. very nice.
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12/14/2005 09:50:34 PM
I like this portrait shot where the subject face is softly illuminated by only the candles we see present. As added interest here pose is lying down on the floor amoung all the tea lights - her expression is one of contemplation as she stares at the little dancing flames. Composition is very good - I think the large amount of negative space above her serves the picture as well. It is a blanket of darkness that 'covers' the lighted objects - they are all that is there that emerges from the darkness. The light only draws our eyes ever more to the illuminated scene and away from the darkness such that we come out of the darkness to join her by sitting next to these candleflames. My only critique is that I would have liked to have seen more distintive detailed candle flames instead of the lighted bloob shapes - less exposure time could take care of that by letting less light in but one would have to be careful as to not have the model's face lost to shadows.
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12/13/2005 10:49:11 PM
Pretty girl. The harsh lights from the candles take away from the shot.
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12/13/2005 10:05:04 PM
she looks mesmerized! love the compostion of this, and the B&W works well. The reflection on her arm is a little hot though.
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12/13/2005 10:02:32 PM
i think you metred on the subject or background instead of candles... thats why the candles are overblown... but a relaxing image 6
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12/13/2005 09:01:25 PM
This is really cool but a dash overexposed IMHO. The pose is also a little uncomfortable/awkward (it made me twist my head and I hate twisting my head...felt like Beetlejuice). Great concept.
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12/13/2005 03:36:16 PM
mm...nice sense of calm emotion that is expressed in this pic. Nice composition!
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12/13/2005 09:09:16 AM
This is one of my favs of the challenge. I like the expression on the models face and the lighting is really good despite the difficulty with using candles, the candles themselves are a bit overexposed, but this doesn't take anything away from the photo. 8
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12/13/2005 08:57:28 AM
Good idea for the subject but the composition for me is not good, too much black on the top. One would have to cross a little higher than the girl. For bottom the exposure is not terrible, too white, too exposed.
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12/12/2005 11:26:26 PM
Its too much candlelite.
12/12/2005 10:57:26 PM
I like this image with th soft light reflecting on the person
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12/12/2005 06:26:22 PM
Great mood and nice composition. In my top 10 picks for the challenge.
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