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"Death of an Angel" by Carol Anne O'Marie
2nd Place"Death of an Angel" by Carol Anne O'Marie
kiwiness


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Literary Adventure (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: challenge entries
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: Home Studio
Date: Mar 12, 2006
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Studio
Date Uploaded: Mar 12, 2006

Thanks to models Sedar and Laura.

Wow it did better that I thought it would! Thanks for all your comments and votes I appreciate it. Some mentioned that the angels wings were on upside down. Right they are upside down, this was done on purpose, we changed them around during the shooting as the effect came over so much better with them turned.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 165
Avg (all users): 7.5274
Avg (commenters): 8.6757
Avg (participants): 7.3827
Avg (non-participants): 7.6250
Views since voting: 25729
Views during voting: 553
Votes: 201
Comments: 84
Favorites: 41 (view)


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03/24/2007 01:37:19 PM
I love this-I wish there was just a little more light on the male model's face. The overall photo is just wonderful
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03/25/2006 03:57:13 PM
Nicely framed. The models had great expressions as well! The dim in the light created some mood. Noice could do some enhancement in this picture.
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03/25/2006 08:00:13 AM
The lighting technique is sublime.I love it...truly inspirational.
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03/23/2006 02:59:47 AM
Originally posted by pidge:

Have you considered (or did you?) shoot the image with out the tube top on the woman? Artistically, with the wonderful lighting and shadows, the skin would be quite wonderful


It was my first idea actually, but the girl is not 18 yet so I couldn't ask her.
03/23/2006 12:12:56 AM
Such a wonderful image! Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon. Have you considered (or did you?) shoot the image with out the tube top on the woman? Artistically, with the wonderful lighting and shadows, the skin would be quite wonderful
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03/22/2006 11:45:51 PM
Kiwiness does perfectness...again ! Absolutely flawless my sweet friend. Congrats to you !
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03/22/2006 06:47:47 PM
Really nice, glad you ribboned on this one! Really a great photo, you did the title more than justice! good job!
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03/21/2006 08:13:08 PM
Very touching and lovely rendition of this classic. Congratulations on your RED. Way to go Gary.
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03/21/2006 02:51:18 PM
This is beautiful.. Should have had a blue ribbon just for the idea.. I missed this one along the way.. Would have given you a 10..
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03/21/2006 12:26:38 PM
Spectacular! Congratulations on your ribbon.
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03/21/2006 11:42:16 AM
Ups, ei! Great Gazza
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03/21/2006 07:43:56 AM
This was #1 in my book!!!!
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03/21/2006 06:22:17 AM
Congrats dude, what is it, numer 3 ribbon this year :D
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03/21/2006 05:18:23 AM
beautiful.
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03/21/2006 05:01:00 AM
Thanks for all your comments and votes. I tried this out with a basic soft box studio lighting set up but it didn't really give it the kick I was looking for, so I set up the lighting to give it more of a theatrical feel to it. I am very happy with this photo, thank you all again.

Originally posted by mffnqueen:

Two questions: Her right arm looks somewhat awkward.. almost like it's double jointed.. At first glance it looks like her arm is bulging out, but obviously this girl is not fat so I don't know how that could be. Also, there seems to be a weird discoloration on her hip right above the cloth. Is that a trick of the light, or is that a result of cloning, or what?


Actually her arm does look a little out when I look at it, but that only comes from her upper arm being pressed against Serdar's leg. And the discoloration I couldn't see on my monitor, but after pumping up the brightness I saw what you meant. I didn't do any selective skin work on this image so it is probably from trying to pull out too much information from the shadows or something. Anyway on a good calibrated monitor you should be able to see that. On the print it is also not visible.
03/21/2006 03:02:31 AM
EXCELLENT shot. The lighting and composition is just superb. Congratulations
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03/21/2006 02:16:35 AM
Wonderful work, Gary! Loveable tones and expressions, I feel the pain on Sedar's face! Congrats on anaother very well deserved ribbon!
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03/20/2006 11:03:32 PM
Amazing photo!!! Easily one of my favorites ever taken.. I love the detail on her face.. it's so subtle, so it's easy to overlook, but the lighting on it is just gorgeous. It looks so much like a painting, I'm just amazed. If this were a print I would buy it in a heartbeat.

Two questions: Her right arm looks somewhat awkward.. almost like it's double jointed.. At first glance it looks like her arm is bulging out, but obviously this girl is not fat so I don't know how that could be. Also, there seems to be a weird discoloration on her hip right above the cloth. Is that a trick of the light, or is that a result of cloning, or what?

Regardless, an incredible image. It will always be one of my favorites.
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03/20/2006 06:38:10 PM
Congratulations on your Red with this spectacular entry! What Wonderful Work!
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03/20/2006 03:12:35 PM
Another good one Gary! :-)
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03/20/2006 02:10:50 PM
Congrats on your ribbon! very nice photo!
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03/20/2006 01:48:18 PM
Congratulations, Gary on Another(!!!) ribbon! Wow, I can't believe I managed to do a bit better than you to get the Blue - your picture is so professional and almost perfect. I did notice that the guy has his wings on upside down - otherwise; the lighting, the composition, everything is perfect. Someday, I hope my ribbon winning ability is as consistant as yours and doesn't depend so much on luck but rather on skill as yours does. Wondering what score you were getting really made this challenge interesting and nerve wracking for me as I read in the threads you were doing well enough to replace one of the high scoring pictures on your profile page.
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03/20/2006 01:30:58 PM
Wow! This is over-the-top! Congrats on the ribbon!
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03/20/2006 11:52:55 AM
Congratulations! This is such a beautiful setup, just right. You're good with angels :)
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03/20/2006 10:14:00 AM
Stunning shot Gary. Hopefully after Meunster I too will be able to be this good!

As if :-)

Carl
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03/20/2006 09:22:08 AM
Thought it was your work. Congratulations and well done.
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03/20/2006 09:21:07 AM
cogratulations.... very nice image....
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03/20/2006 07:48:56 AM
Hey Gary. Congrats on your 20th. Didn't took you long to even me;) A well executed image. Great lighting. Great job. Congrats again.
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03/20/2006 07:43:53 AM
I just knew this was going to ribbon. It is so incredible! Congratulations.
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03/20/2006 07:35:41 AM
stunning shot! Congratulations on your ribbon!
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03/20/2006 07:10:36 AM
Beautiful!
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03/20/2006 06:48:53 AM
VERY NICE!! Congratulations
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03/20/2006 05:30:11 AM
Congrats on the Red!
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03/20/2006 03:53:40 AM
Somehow I had the feeling this was yours...
Congrats again on a very beautifull piece of art!
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03/20/2006 02:57:43 AM
Beautifully crafted Gary, one of the best
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03/20/2006 02:43:08 AM
was even wonderful to watch them sitting like that in our studio, looked like a nice statue, could have stayed there forever :)
well deserved ribbon, great job, hubby.
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03/20/2006 01:25:44 AM
DNMC! Heheheheehe! Congrats Gary! Remind me next time which challenges you'll enter so I'll be sure to steer the other way ;) Great job! Congratulations on this stunning beauty ;)
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03/20/2006 12:41:16 AM
well done dude! stunning models, lighting.
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03/20/2006 12:35:47 AM
wooohooo!!!!! my only 10 :) i knew this would do very well :) ::hugs:: Congrats Gary :)
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03/20/2006 12:27:15 AM
Pretty professional stuff, dude! Congrats on your ribbon!
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03/20/2006 12:24:56 AM
Congratulations Kiwiness on this beautiful entry and very worthy finish... :)
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03/20/2006 12:14:42 AM
Sure liked this one and am glad it di so well. Grats on red!
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03/20/2006 12:10:37 AM
Awesome...this was my favourite to win.
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03/20/2006 12:09:52 AM
Amazing, Gary!!! WOW congratulations.
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03/20/2006 12:06:32 AM
To me, this was a clear ribbon winner...was hoping for a blue. 10, 10, 10, 10, 10! This is a wonderful shot from one of the best photographers going around
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/19/2006 11:55:30 PM
top photo, one of my favorite in the challenge
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03/19/2006 11:48:51 PM
Lots of care went into arranging this shot. Probably a ribbon winner. Fantastic work.
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03/19/2006 11:12:28 PM
A beautiful composition.
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03/19/2006 11:11:59 PM
Beautiful imagery. My only complaint (minor) is that the male angel's wreath looks a little plastic, and does not seem to belng with the color scheme of this photo.
Still, a great pic.
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03/19/2006 06:05:12 PM
Deep shadows that would be too much for a portrait, are perfect for this photo. Wonderful setup, well done! 9
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03/18/2006 04:19:10 PM
lovely light lovely image
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03/18/2006 01:08:42 PM
Great poses and use of materials.
His background wing (the one furthest away) catches a bit too much light. But pretty cool photo.
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03/17/2006 01:56:30 PM
great composition, sharpness, and light (especially her face and his body, a bit too harsh on his fase)
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03/16/2006 06:51:08 PM
Excellent. Very well executed and great lighting.
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03/16/2006 03:52:00 PM
wow, super image, lighting, comp, etc
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03/16/2006 02:24:45 PM
I would like to see this win. Beautiful photograph, excellent job!
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03/16/2006 01:05:41 PM
One word... AWESOME! This could be a book cover! 10!
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03/16/2006 10:20:45 AM
Wow what a setup. Like composition, angles of the angels. May be to much shadows, not sure what to change though. The shadow between her left shoulder and his chest distracts me for some reason Good luck. -7-
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03/16/2006 06:20:20 AM
Wonderful realisation, though perhaps they're a wee bit underdressed for angels (even though cherubs are depicted as usually naked). Anyway, top ten finish for sure.
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03/16/2006 05:35:03 AM
Outstanding!! 10 and fave!
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03/15/2006 10:36:34 PM
This is exquisite.
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03/15/2006 09:55:20 PM
very very very good!!! did i tell you this was very good, keep up the great work
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03/15/2006 08:48:26 PM
This is by far the most outstanding photograph in the challenge. Light, tone, expression,
background, body choices, white....everything splendid. I see this the blue ribbon winner.
Ten ten ten.
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03/15/2006 08:34:50 PM
Your angel wings are on upside down. Very nice image. 9
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03/14/2006 03:04:59 PM
I really like this shot.
The lighting is very moody and fits the picture perfectly.
I would like to see this take a ribbon.
Good luck

Kev
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03/14/2006 02:18:02 PM
His wings look upside down, is that intended?
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03/14/2006 10:25:01 AM
Wonderful lighting and focus! Absolutely perfect execution!!! 10
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03/14/2006 08:54:37 AM
Nice effort. A bit too much shadow for mine.
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03/14/2006 04:25:23 AM
One of the best in this challenge, my pick for the ribbon ;)
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03/14/2006 01:41:48 AM
If this doesn't win, I'll go he! Spectacular, can't fault it 10
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03/13/2006 07:38:51 PM
love your picture... great job
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03/13/2006 04:52:50 PM
If this was shot just for the challenge your well committed! Great composition, lighting and depiction of the title (bumping up 1)
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03/13/2006 02:18:14 PM
Nice presentation, excellent execution; 10
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03/13/2006 01:36:23 PM
A very moving image.....
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03/13/2006 01:15:13 PM
Outstanding! Great lighting and wonderful models. 10 Top finisher IMO, good luck!
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03/13/2006 09:50:33 AM
very ellaborate, and very nice
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03/13/2006 08:08:43 AM
Absolutely beautiful interpretaion. Lighting was really good on this one. Don't know the book, but the picture is awesome. 9 because the light on the man was a bit dark, and the left side of the girl.
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03/13/2006 06:58:59 AM
Nice composition , excellent pose (as a classic sculpture) but there's something I don't like with lighting.
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03/13/2006 06:46:15 AM
This is a great shot. Lighting is perfect. I think his wings are upside down. Still giving you a 10.
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03/13/2006 06:18:47 AM
Absolutely brilliant. wow
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03/13/2006 04:35:51 AM
I'm confused - why are the wings upside down? Would be an excellent image - but that disturbs me.
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03/13/2006 01:48:30 AM
are... their wings upside-down? VERY well-photographed, nonetheless. :)
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03/13/2006 01:28:29 AM
WOW!!! Spectacular lighting.. 10
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03/13/2006 12:18:23 AM
I applaud your forethought on this one. Must've taken some work. Nicely executed. Blue... hmmmm I smell a blue here.
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