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Challenge: Bokeh III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Amsterdam
Date: Oct 21, 2006
Aperture: f/2.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80s
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2006

Shooting over Kiwiness' shoulder here. The lights were interesting for bokeh, we all had that idea, but Gary started shooting Jeanette with the background and as far as I know he didn't mind me shooting her too.
It will be interesting to see the difference if he submits a photo of her as well. We were in the same location, but he was using an 85mm lens, fill flash and is much better with colors and stuff. I cropped it, probably near a 70mm view.

My problem with this photo was lack of that fill flash. So to keep the highlights (yes they are partly blown, but what do you expect shooting into lightbulbs?) I underexposed Jeanette. And with basic editing it is hell to compensate for that. I'd like her whole skintone to be like the hand, but I'd need masks with different B&W processing for that. Also the noise was argh, because of all the compensating with curves and stuff and I'd like to blend in an artificial underexposed raw to improve the highlights. Also would like some masking/curves work on the eyes and perhaps a silver reflection filter.

The Bokeh of the 50mm this was shot with is only good below f/2. IMO the bokeh here @ f/2.2 is pretty sucky.

Place: 30 out of 440
Avg (all users): 6.2122
Avg (commenters): 7.3636
Avg (participants): 6.1493
Avg (non-participants): 6.2708
Views since voting: 1295
Views during voting: 434
Votes: 278
Comments: 15
Favorites: 5 (view)

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11/01/2006 08:50:01 AM
Wonderful shot, Az. Well done.
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11/01/2006 06:37:12 AM
I gave you a 9 on this one. I'm glad to see it was appreciated by others.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2006 11:14:56 PM
Interesting composition and lovely b/w. Bump.
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10/31/2006 06:27:02 PM
this is one of my top three in the challenge...hope to see it ribbon
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10/31/2006 05:25:41 AM
nice one, dunno bout the lights at the top...
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10/30/2006 11:00:07 PM
She is very still for 'turning away. Still, good composition.
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10/30/2006 08:43:15 PM
nice black and white
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10/29/2006 05:53:05 PM
10! Very, very nice!
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10/27/2006 09:26:09 PM
I like this portrait alot, main reason is the context. The lady is the only one standing the direction of the camera. Just the right amount of depth to keep the context and to isolate the subject.
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10/26/2006 09:41:52 PM
Very nice. I think sepia would do slightly better for the the skin.
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10/25/2006 11:21:12 PM
Not what I would consider boken, to much detail or dof to me.
10/25/2006 10:15:48 PM
This is nice - way different than most of the entries I have seen so far. Nice focus on the forefront and great interest in the background. Not your typical bokeh shot at all and yet it works well and fits the challenge IMO. Nice work and good luck.
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10/25/2006 10:07:01 PM
Not the typical "bokeh" type image, but I find it refreshing and I like the candid sense of it. Lovely tones. 7
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10/25/2006 09:27:19 PM
Wow that is a great picture.
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10/25/2006 09:09:42 AM
Great Bokeh! I wish the subject was a little more contrasted against the background here 7
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