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Challenge: Pastels (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Oskjuhlid, Reykjavik
Date: Sep 2, 2006
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2006

This is my wife Henny, I havenīt posted a shot of her since early March this year in the Square Crop challenge. Since then we have worked with a couple of dozen models and kindof gotten out of our groove in working as a photographer/model, both of us have gotten more used to working as a photographer/makeup artist+stylist so we probably wonīt be doing a lot of photos of her in the future, at least not model photos but more normal family stuff, we donīt really feel comfortable doing this anymore, both of us want to be behind the camera these days.

Anyway, lit with two reflectors. This time ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' smali and his girlfriend helped out, Siggi (smali) by helping out holding the bigger reflector but our kids actually came along to this photoshoot and Siggiīs girlfriend watched them for the half hour this photoshoot took place. I held the other smaller reflector.

Not much editing except for adjusting wb, contrast, exposure and saturation, the basic raw stuff. Then a slight shadow highlights adjustment, cropped off to a 4:3 ratio (cut off the left part of the photo), added some vignetting and curves to increase contrast somewhat. Also did some small dodging of the backround and some slight burning to bring back her jawline, it wasnīt really visible in the original.

Not expecting this to do really well but since we went through the trouble of taking it specifically for this challenge, in it goes, I am aiming for those 52 challenges this year as soon as possible.

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 203
Avg (all users): 6.5156
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.0571
Avg (non-participants): 6.7787
Views since voting: 3181
Views during voting: 415
Votes: 192
Comments: 26
Favorites: 7 (view)


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10/29/2007 12:53:45 AM
the background, colors and depth of field here are just priceless! another wonderful portrait
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09/11/2006 02:43:38 AM
You were robbed!
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09/11/2006 01:03:12 AM
Simply dashing! Congratlations on your top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/10/2006 10:25:46 PM
Nice soft finish to this.
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09/10/2006 10:11:21 PM
I love the softness of the skin and the way her eyes stand out, very delicate looking portrait. 10
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09/10/2006 07:51:50 PM
She´s a winner for sure. Congrats. 10.
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09/09/2006 04:30:06 PM
beautiful model. Love the high key look to this photo. (10)
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09/09/2006 08:07:10 AM
Beautiful subject. I feel like her skin has lost a lot of detail - it feels too soft to me. I would have liked to see both eyes in focus.
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09/08/2006 02:03:12 PM
Perfect make-up clearly shows how less is more! Nice lighting :)
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09/08/2006 04:54:48 AM
simply beautiful
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09/06/2006 10:00:11 PM
very pretty shot and meets the challenge well
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09/06/2006 02:51:44 AM
Larus always has the best models. Congrats on another ribbon. 10!
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09/05/2006 02:42:01 AM
Lárus??

What an amazing shot. Lighting is spot on, beautiful model and THOSE EYES!!! Beautiful work, just beautiful.
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09/04/2006 11:37:57 PM
Beautiful, my choice for a winner.
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09/04/2006 07:56:33 PM
High key but elegant.
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09/04/2006 07:17:22 PM
very pretty! The lips are perfection
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09/04/2006 06:47:21 PM
This shouold do very well!! Top 15 for sure!!! :) nicely done
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09/04/2006 03:55:11 PM
Lovely photo, lovely girl. I suppose skin colour could be called a pastel. I am not sure if it is the makeup or the processing but she doesn't have a lot of detail in her face, she looks too fake.
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09/04/2006 03:28:34 PM
Gorgeous! Both her and the photo. LOVE the light and the soft colors. One of my faves of the challenge.
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09/04/2006 10:46:43 AM
Beautiful lighting
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09/04/2006 10:24:23 AM
Great portrait, great colours for the challenge.
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09/04/2006 07:54:09 AM
This looks like one of Larus. Correct me if I'm wrong ;-) Awesome lighting. Nice work.
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09/04/2006 04:51:14 AM
nice image
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09/04/2006 12:55:51 AM
Stunning, in every way. The model, the pose, the crop, the lighting, the post processing.

This photo sets the bar for portraiture.

If I could give it an 11...
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09/04/2006 12:46:40 AM
This is absolutely a primo portrait. I wish her lips were pink (just to suit the challenge a tad more) but technically - perfect in every way. She is a beauty too.
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09/04/2006 12:37:51 AM
'she' is stunning...what an awesome portrait...you have captured so much beauty: eyes, lips, porcelain skin, highlights in the hair and have a great oof background...I love this...10
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