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Retro Girl
Retro Girl

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Challenge: The Past (Classic Editing*)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 995
Location: Somers, Montana
Date: Aug 15, 2003
Aperture: f3.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10.8
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 15, 2003

Natural windowlight, set white balance for incandescent lighting accidentally, but then really liked the effect, so I stuck with it rather than re-shooting... Auto exposure, tripod, thin white nylon mesh stretched over lens for soft focus effect. (BTW, I like the whole idea of no editing once in a while, but it's KILLING me not to use unsharp mask on this just a teensy bit!!! lol!)

I had a whole retro costume left from a surprise birthday party that I threw a couple of months ago, and decided to pull out the go-go boots and the scooter dress and do something wild for this shot. Turns out I liked this one the best, so you don't get to see the whole ridiculous outfit.

Place: 102 out of 115
Avg (all users): 4.6667
Avg (commenters): 5.4000
Avg (participants): 4.3433
Avg (non-participants): 5.1951
Views since voting: 1070
Votes: 108
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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08/28/2003 08:57:45 PM
Thanks, Tom! I knew this wasn't a winner, but I was also surprised at how poorly it did... I guess you just never know. For what its worth, I had fun taking it! :)
08/28/2003 05:22:39 PM
105? I cant believe this did so badly?! Just for the record this was one of my favourites in this challenge (I gave you that 8). I think the over exposed look really suits the retro style, just like an old faded photograph. Keep up the good work, Tom.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/27/2003 11:32:35 PM
Were you trying to get the detail of the eye in spite of the lighting? Unfortunately, so much of your subject is washed out / blasted out by the light that it doesn't work very well....
08/26/2003 09:44:22 PM
Very 60's. What a fun image - and LOVE those sunglasses and bubble-gum pink lipstick. Someone had to dig pretty hard to find these relics.
08/26/2003 12:23:11 PM
Good idea, but I think I'd like to see a model in the entire 70s garb. The sunglasses don't give me enough of a feel of being retro. Good luck!
08/23/2003 11:11:17 AM
Nice soft focus. Those dinner plate glasses are a hoot!
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08/22/2003 09:37:07 AM
this is great fun and nice light, nice skin
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08/21/2003 11:24:16 PM
Hoop earrings, and pink lipstick...takes me back. Jackie-O glasses....lol
Fun shot. Well done.
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