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Challenge: Color Studio Portrait II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges 2006
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: my living room
Date: Apr 16, 2006
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 16, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 199
Avg (all users): 7.0686
Avg (commenters): 8.0556
Avg (participants): 6.6429
Avg (non-participants): 7.3576
Views since voting: 14064
Views during voting: 538
Votes: 277
Comments: 73
Favorites: 23 (view)


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05/04/2006 06:18:41 PM
you nailed it,
great work.
a well deserved ribbon
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04/30/2006 08:13:54 PM
This is beautiful! The focus is great and her eyes are gorgeous! Congrats!
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04/30/2006 02:17:26 PM
Very nice eyes, congrats.
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04/30/2006 12:35:16 PM
very nice...congrats on the yellow
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04/29/2006 07:54:03 AM
Lovely portrait, congrats!
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04/29/2006 05:53:49 AM
wonderful portrait! Congrats on the yellow!
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04/29/2006 01:55:21 AM
Woohoo! Great job Kris! Wonderful image. She has definitely garnered you lots of high scoring images ;)
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04/26/2006 11:58:39 AM
Excellent closeup, congratulations.
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04/26/2006 11:01:12 AM
very nice
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04/25/2006 10:02:01 PM
Gosh this is stunning!!! One of the prettiest, most striking portraits I've ever seen!!!

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04/25/2006 11:24:50 AM
Simply beautiful.
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04/24/2006 05:44:23 PM
Congrats! This is very nice!
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04/24/2006 12:06:11 PM
Excellent shot Kris! :-)
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04/24/2006 10:27:50 AM
Congratulations! This was a hard one, and your entry is beautiful.
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04/24/2006 09:44:57 AM
Just beautiful, congrats!
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04/24/2006 08:49:42 AM
Close and so intimate. Congratulations on your Yellow!
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04/24/2006 06:41:58 AM
Beautifully lit and composed, and I like the softness - its just a shame you couldn't get both the eyes in focus.
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04/24/2006 06:09:53 AM
Thanks everyone. I had Jessamyn lay on a sheet of mylar (which has a matte finish to diffuse light, but it's also white to reflect) with a white sheet of paper underneath it (36x48). I was using the canon 430ex bounced into an umbrella from above. The "reflector" she was laying on bounced just enough light back up to lighten up the dark side nicely. It's a new technique for me, and obviously, I'm very pleased with the result.

kiwiness ... you're right, seems i owe her a gift :) She's a very patient model and always willing to pose.
04/24/2006 06:01:24 AM
That's another ribbon Jessamyn has gotten for you now. You'll have to do something really nice for her today :)
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04/24/2006 05:06:26 AM
One for the advocates of the 1.8..great picture, a well deserved ribbon.
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04/24/2006 04:43:36 AM
Congrats dude, that was very close ;)
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04/24/2006 03:44:45 AM
Congratulations on getting a ribbon with this image. Lighting and skin tonality are near technical perfection and the crop highlighting her eyes makes this a very, very strong composition. Super portrait! Well deserved ribbon.
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04/24/2006 02:40:26 AM
Congrats on another ribbon. Loved the perspective and framing you used.
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04/24/2006 01:58:21 AM
Congrats on your ribbon for this fine, contemplative, understated shot.
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04/24/2006 01:38:58 AM
Nice job! Congratulations.
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04/24/2006 12:51:08 AM
Congrats on your ribbon - beautiful shot. I thought I recognized the model... :-)
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04/24/2006 12:48:42 AM
Glad to see your shot got a ribbon...the dof comments by some were OK, but in the end it's about the connection of the photo to the viewer...in my view, you look at the shot, you look at the eyes, you look at that face and you go WOW! all of the little distractions fade away...well done!
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04/24/2006 12:48:33 AM
I'm glad to see that a shot that wasn't neat imaged to deathgrab a ribbon! Well deserved too. Congrats and continued good shooting
TC
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04/24/2006 12:32:23 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. Wonderful portrait!
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04/24/2006 12:24:20 AM
Wonderful portrait! Well deserved ribbon! Congratulations!
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04/24/2006 12:14:14 AM
congrats!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/23/2006 11:16:12 PM
Love the eyes... I never know how to achieve this kind of luminosity.
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04/23/2006 09:58:29 PM
Wonderful :-)
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04/23/2006 09:53:54 AM
sharp lips would have been nice, but very good focus on the eyes
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04/22/2006 09:05:50 PM
This image is so simple, so effective. It made me stop and stare - that's worth a 10! Sure there's things you might want to fix, but wow.
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04/22/2006 09:04:35 PM
Wow, that is great. Wonderful shot.
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04/22/2006 02:17:42 PM
Beautiful eyes. I like the way only eyes are in sharp focus and rest is "diffused". Lovely subject. 10.
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04/22/2006 12:15:17 PM
10
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04/22/2006 07:02:30 AM
This is a stunning picture... No, Amazing! I love how you were able to conserve the tone of her skin, and even the texture. I honestly cannot stop looking at it.

UPDATE: Ok, I've looked at this so many times, your counter is probably through the roof right now. lol It's just an amazing shot and I can't wait to read how you did it.

UPDATE2: lol I can't wait to see who took this picture. Fascinating!
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04/22/2006 01:32:45 AM
She has the most gorgeous eyes. Very nice composition and lighting.
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04/21/2006 06:51:23 PM
Great image! Wonderful DOF as well as sharpness on the eyes. Lighting is very good. Hope you're scoring well!
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04/21/2006 04:03:30 PM
One of the best in the challenge. 10
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04/21/2006 02:01:42 AM
Great job. Those eyes just draw you in. Well done.
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04/20/2006 10:00:38 PM
great angle - great shot!!!!
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04/20/2006 09:58:34 PM
ok.. now this is further confusing.. I just wrote a comment guessing 'hopper' and this is another photo which I would guess the same. looks like I have worked to much today and need to take some rest :)

Nice details in the eyes and great skin tones
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04/20/2006 04:33:01 PM
focus is spot on, great DoF. I think the shirt at the left is a bit disturbing, but I like this shot. 8
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04/19/2006 06:14:51 AM
You always bring out the best in Jessamyn. Beautiful!
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04/19/2006 05:30:30 AM
smashing!
lovely eyes
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04/19/2006 02:20:15 AM
very good capture and lighting. excellent exposure
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04/18/2006 06:11:15 PM
Stunning.
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04/18/2006 05:45:35 PM
Wonderful close up, very good capture.
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04/18/2006 05:15:20 PM
Great Pic... Nice and Soft...
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04/18/2006 02:52:34 PM
i like the colors here ; i would have perhaps somehow smoothened the skin or zoomed out a bit in order not to have the makeup so flagrant but rather serving its purpose to blend in nicely.
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04/18/2006 12:24:47 AM
lovely eyes. I sure wish my skin looked that good close up!
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04/17/2006 10:50:01 PM
I think I recognize this model... ;-) Beautiful shot. Fantastic lighting and the composition is exquisite.
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04/17/2006 10:45:55 PM
Thank you for not neat imaging this lovely young lady to death. Beautiful close up!
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04/17/2006 10:01:24 PM
Love the lighting, I wish that bit of hair at the top was gone.
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04/17/2006 08:30:43 PM
Amazing and quite hypnotic. 10
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04/17/2006 06:59:36 PM
Beautifully composed. Shallow DOF with soft focused lips gives your model a wonderful, seductive look. Technically superior image. My only recommendation would be to eliminate the slightly distracting strap in the upper left corner, but still one of the best of the challenge. Kudos to you!
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04/17/2006 04:50:37 PM
so nearly a 10.
Great pose, exposure and positioning, the only fault that i can see (and it's a tiny one...) is that the catchlight in the left eye is missing and it just seems to draw the eye away.
Still a 9 and i hope you do well in the challenge.
Kev
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04/17/2006 03:57:24 PM
Great sharpness on the eyes, nice composition.
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04/17/2006 02:02:47 PM
Something abou thte angle of this photo and all the skin around her face bothers me. Maybe if her arms/hands were not in the photo and her face was framed by a different color it would provide more contrast and work better for me. This is technically a very nice portrait and a pretty face, but it does not tell me anything about the person, which is important in making a good portrait.
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04/17/2006 11:35:44 AM
Nice and classic, a lovely portrait. I would have liked her left eye to be more highlighted.
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04/17/2006 10:08:09 AM
Very nice, eyes look great.
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04/17/2006 10:05:12 AM
Nice shot.
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04/17/2006 08:50:59 AM
Wow, beautiful capture of your subjects eyes. Very nice composition and DOF too.
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04/17/2006 07:29:19 AM
I love eyes shots...this is superb..stunning face...captivating shot. Well done, hope you do well with this...
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04/17/2006 06:09:28 AM
very nice.
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04/17/2006 05:41:13 AM
Lovely, really lovely but the depth of field struggle I think has lost you some points. It does bring the eyes and nose to the fore but just seems to be in need of at least the lips being sharp. Hard to do with limited light I know
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04/17/2006 02:13:05 AM
A nice softness to this image.....
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04/17/2006 01:44:31 AM
Man, this image is enough to make a guy want to kiss the monitor. lol Beautifully done. Love the sharp detail in the eyes, the soft wet lips and the shallow DOF to keep my eyes focused right in that area. Well done.

Returning to say: I'd vote this into the top 3.
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04/17/2006 01:27:20 AM
Lovely eyes. Nice skin tones. The shallow DOF is interesting for a portrait.
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04/17/2006 01:20:56 AM
I was betting we might see her in this challenge. :)
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