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Purity of Gaze
Purity of Gaze

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Challenge: Black & White III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Studio, Vancouver, WA
Date: Nov 12, 2006
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 12, 2006

I haven't really tried a high key shot before except for my Light on White shot which ranks as my lowest score ever (4.96). I guess I take that as a challenge.

Big props to my wife who doesn't like to be a model. I have some hope this will do fairly well as she actually likes it. If I can please her, I can please anybody.

The inspiration for the pose, for those who remember the early 90s, was Madonna in her Express Yourself video. YouTube it and you'll see a high key shot where she is naked with her legs pulled up to her chest similar to this. Jenn's hair is too short to hand down over her eye though.

Place: 232 out of 424
Avg (all users): 5.4104
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3636
Avg (non-participants): 5.4921
Views since voting: 1469
Views during voting: 265
Votes: 173
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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11/21/2006 08:24:07 PM
Woooooow...5.4????? All I can say is "huh"? Beautiful model and beautiful work. 5.4??
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11/20/2006 02:58:59 AM
I'm convinced high-key doesn't go over well in a BW challenge. :(

I think you did a great job, Doc! Your wife has a beautiful gaze. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/19/2006 07:07:07 AM
I like this portrait very much.
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11/17/2006 09:14:41 PM
Interesting shot with a great crop and border. The eyes are stunning and she has the perfect hairstyle. I love the constrast and the washed out whites! Back to bump you to 8.
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11/14/2006 09:26:38 AM
might even crop this right above the nose. the knee? is somewhat distracting. beautiful model/eyes. nice clarity :-) gl 7
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11/13/2006 04:58:51 PM
Stil think that shadow st the side of the nose is a little too strong. No vote
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11/13/2006 11:07:36 AM
Beautiful eyes, a bit too much high key for me though. A lot of the facial detail is lost.
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