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Bolti

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Challenge: Faceless Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Oct 8, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nude, Studio
Date Uploaded: Oct 8, 2006

Taken at the studio again.

I love to make this high key thing with white on white...

The model is my girlfriend. I must say it was kinda hard to use her as a model. But hopefully people will take it easy. :) She really enjoyed the whole thing and she was a trooper :)

The PS is very basic.

Cloned out a necklace and the underware.
Curve
Saturation and channelmixer for the tone
High pass sharpening
and some sharpening for the web.

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 185
Avg (all users): 6.5116
Avg (commenters): 7.7059
Avg (participants): 6.3375
Avg (non-participants): 6.6148
Views since voting: 6896
Views during voting: 698
Votes: 215
Comments: 28
Favorites: 7 (view)


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11/23/2006 05:17:30 AM
Great Pic!!!
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10/26/2006 04:40:42 AM
Þetta er stórglæsileg mynd hjá þér og hefði a.m.m. átt að fá mun hærri einkunn!
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10/21/2006 12:11:47 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club Hjalti!

Firstly, congratulations on your 14th place finish! :o)

Composition:

I really like your choice of a more square crop to this shot, the models position in the frame is excellent and you have a good use of negative space above her. I would agree with one of your commenters, I am not sure that the ribbons help this shot, but then other commenters have said they like them. I suppose its personal taste, but to me the ribbons say 'party' yet the title tells me something different. Maybe I am not really getting the 'essence' of the person?

Technicals:

The high key effect works extremely well with the models tones and the minimalist look you have going on in your overall image. I think your lighting is excellent and there is some good detail in the models skin.

Overall an excellent image and great finish, well done :o)

If you've got any questions about this critique, please feel free to contact me via the PM system.

- Natalya :o)
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10/17/2006 06:22:40 PM
Lovely picture Hjalti. Congrats on your top 20 finish!
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10/16/2006 06:09:50 PM
Well done, var eiginlega viss um að þetta væri sami ljósmyndarinn og gerði flottu bjór myndina... Frábært hjá þér, congrats on the high score and a good picture.
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10/16/2006 11:15:51 AM
I really loved this shot. Congratulations on the 14th place. I was very surprised that this photo didn't place higher. Steve
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10/16/2006 07:41:03 AM
REALLY beautiful shot. It's lovely on so many levels. Congrats on 14th place.
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10/16/2006 05:23:07 AM
Congrats on your high finish Hjalti, great photo.
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10/16/2006 02:15:22 AM
Congrats on a beautiful white/white type image. It has a porcelain or pearl essence feel to it. Great job!

Message edited by author 2006-10-16 02:15:40.
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10/16/2006 12:32:04 AM
Lovely with light used to accent the tender and ethereal as if going past the body and into the spirit. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/15/2006 10:25:32 PM
Lovely high-key
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10/15/2006 10:22:53 PM
Very nice high key study. Bump.
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10/15/2006 02:56:25 PM
I like the high key effect. Not sure the ribbons add anything. I like the tattoo.
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10/15/2006 12:32:35 AM
The ribbons make this look a little childish .. which ain't so good .. the pose itself is fine.
10/13/2006 10:10:55 PM
The white-on-white is very effective. Beautiful shot. 8
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10/12/2006 10:39:39 PM
Great Picture!!!!... i like the contrast and composition.
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10/12/2006 10:22:39 PM
love the high key treatment. the colored ribbons also are a very nice addition. excellent treatment. 10
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10/12/2006 07:11:31 PM
Wonderful set up, great lighting. A little too much space at top maybe?
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10/12/2006 03:50:09 PM
A very-nicely toned, high key shot. Was she a present for someone? That would be a swell gift! :)
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10/12/2006 10:08:24 AM
Nice clour, nice pose, nice props. Good lighting, good work.
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10/11/2006 05:57:07 PM
the lighting and tones make this a standout. One of my favorites this challenge
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10/10/2006 02:57:36 PM
Very nice high-key effect. Not sure it needed anything else but the model. There are some visible seams in the background, I think those would be easy to get rid of. Overall, a very nice, powerful image, well done.
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10/10/2006 12:37:54 PM
Interesting shot. I only have positive thoughts for this entry. Very nicely done.
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10/09/2006 08:07:05 AM
great desat and wonderful, creative composition...love the ribbon
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10/09/2006 07:39:17 AM
Congrats on a technically well done high key. Good luck in the challenge!
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10/09/2006 04:54:34 AM
I am a huge hi-key fan, and I love this. Love the way she just fades off into negative space. Nicely done.
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10/09/2006 12:59:28 AM
she almost looks like a doll! the ribbons& tattoo really made this one stand out for me
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10/09/2006 12:12:43 AM
Beautiful lighting
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