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Back in the day
Back in the day

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Challenge: Fashion (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot SD200
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Date: Feb 19, 2006
Aperture: 1:2.8
Shutter: 1/13 sec.
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 20, 2006

Well I really wanted to have a good photograph for my first ever entry, but things kept going wrong. My camera's flash was broken by a friend's cat, and my good friend who modeled for this arrived late yesterday. We shot some outside, but it was getting dark and it was -30 degrees celcius. I literally couldn't feel my fingers to take the pictures. Those ones turned out dark so we shot this in my dining room against the green wall. I had to set up 3 or 4 strong lamps and set my camera to nighttime mode to get the picture bright enough, but I think it came out alright. I know it's not perfect, and many people will probably find a lot of faults with it, but I'm proud of it. I've been taking photos for only two months and I think this really brings out Bliss' beautiful personality. And she just had this dress lying around in her house!

Constructive criticism is greatly appreciated.

Place: 55 out of 133
Avg (all users): 5.2776
Avg (commenters): 4.3333
Avg (participants): 4.9844
Avg (non-participants): 5.3426
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Views during voting: 539
Votes: 353
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03/06/2006 10:59:57 PM
*Critique Club*

"Back in the day" is a vintage look in the Fashion challenge. I think voters were looking for a very commercial looking image, like something you would see in Cosmo or see on an MTV commercial. But it was refreshing to see your entry.

The image itself is very different from the rest. Very interesting idea to go back into the day to take a fashion shot. I was reading your comments and that is always interesting. It sounds like you had put a lot of work into getting a shot for this challenge, which always makes the results more rewarding.

Technically the ligating is nice and even, no major shadows that are distracting. I personally would have liked to have to top of her head included in the shot, it just feels like it was cut off. I can tell you wanted to leave the gloves inside the shot but it would have been awesome if you could have included both the gloves and the top of her head. I like the focus on her face, I wish the gloves were still in focus. The feather does draws attention to the gloves and unfortunately the blur. Her expression is very interesting and does grab attention.

It is always a good sign when your first challenge allows you to be in the upper half of the competition. I think you have great ideas and will be on your way. Keep up the good work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2006 09:46:22 PM
The angle of this shot is just not flattering. The crop to the head and the angle makes her head look out of proportion. The harsh lighting on her hip is distracting.
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02/27/2006 12:26:39 PM
Very nice.
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02/24/2006 07:29:16 AM
don't like her pose.. but the outfit's good
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