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silverfoxx


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Challenge: Light on White III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: home
Date: Nov 21, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Vintage, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Nov 25, 2006

hue/saturation-diffuse glow-filter-sharpen-blur-gaussan blur-dodge-burn-removed some tiny hair with clone
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I should have called it "too softly" as I wnated:)
I agree about the rotation, but that was the idea. I do not like smooth and nice "model"-like photos. I just do not like them. I wanted it to feel uneasy, a bit weird, a bit too much, a bit too soft. please do not ask me why:)
thank you so much for your comments and votes!
I jsut have learnt that if I want to make it weird it should be totally weird, if I want it smooth it should be clrealy smooth in a nice way. not something in between as I made.

Statistics
Place: 40 out of 233
Avg (all users): 6.1250
Avg (commenters): 7.5833
Avg (participants): 5.7500
Avg (non-participants): 6.4444
Views since voting: 2613
Views during voting: 427
Votes: 200
Comments: 24
Favorites: 11 (view)


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02/17/2007 02:57:04 PM
love it. your smile is so sweet!

if you're ever here in Holland or around, I'd love to photograph you :)
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01/18/2007 10:40:41 AM
This is so very beautiful, so soft and pretty! Awesome work.
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12/10/2006 02:49:19 AM
Originally posted by raish:

If you want votes at dpc, then you should probably go for the simplest and most obvious 'message',


please don't compromise your style for the voters here. You have a great style - great creativity with your titles - and are WAY too enthusiastic about comments being made here.

You have a GREAT eye, a VERY artistic style, and I'd hate to see you give that up just to gain acceptance here.
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12/06/2006 09:36:28 AM
Wow, nice shot! I love the softness of it, looks like an ad.
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12/05/2006 06:25:21 AM
beautiful! I love the light, the look of the model, the colors... Well done!
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12/05/2006 05:01:31 AM
Lighting, pose and treatment are spot on. I can handle the angle, but maybe just a slightly different crop.
Whatever I love it as always.
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12/04/2006 10:47:53 AM
Oh, you so totally don't suck. This is magnificent! I like the unease created by the wrong orientation; the softness works well for me; and I like the composition very much. Keep this up and we'll kick you out of the suck league! (Not really - you've got the right attitude even if you are darn good with the camera.)
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12/04/2006 09:11:16 AM
Svetlana,
This was one of my favorite entries in the challenge. It has a lovely, carefree Audrey Hepburn feel to it. I actually think the softness enhances rather than detracts from the feel of the image. Well done!
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12/04/2006 07:09:37 AM
The undefined hinterland between weird and not weird is not to be sniffed at. If you want votes at dpc, then you should probably go for the simplest and most obvious 'message', as it should get home to the most. Those that are less easy to define may be more disquieting. Yer pays yer mmoney and yer takes yer choice?
Congratulations on this one, anyway.
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12/04/2006 05:54:48 AM
very odd angle on this. Looks wrong. Plus u cut her off on the left.
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12/04/2006 01:07:55 AM
Getting closer to that ribbon, I can see one for you in the near future. Very nicely done!
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12/04/2006 12:40:27 AM
Svetlana, very well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/03/2006 10:36:27 PM
Of course I recognize the model and as beautiful as always. You outdid yourself with this and think this is your strongest work yet. Well done!
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12/03/2006 11:43:30 AM
Gorgeous glamor image. Composition, lighting and tonality are all top notch. You attention to detail is its strongest point. Though I'm not normally a sepia fan it seems to work well here. (or maybe this is muted color) DPC voters will see this as not having a pure white background and may vote is lower because of that.
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12/01/2006 01:48:13 PM
Beautiful - love the soft look - Excellent!!
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11/30/2006 11:38:47 PM
Beautiful model and great feel to the image. But I actually like it better in the original orientation (looking at my screen sideways). Also, I wish there were a little more light on her eyes, both for catchlights and just to see the eyes better.
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11/30/2006 02:39:53 PM
very nice, I love the expression
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11/30/2006 01:18:23 PM
Pros: hey wow, love the composition, a really complete picture. tons/lighting perfect, perspective
Cons: not much really, you've done a good job taking the focus away from the dark so can't minus for that at all
Score: 9
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11/29/2006 02:08:22 PM
really like the soft focus, highlights and shadows...8
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11/28/2006 04:35:32 PM
Pretty tones here. I think the softness is a bit over the top, though, and the pose (rotated 90 degrees?) seems oddly unnatural.
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11/28/2006 11:40:35 AM
There is something about her pose that I find distracting.
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11/28/2006 10:23:44 AM
Hey...your looking great...love the image, the lighting seems spot on.
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11/27/2006 05:11:46 PM
Darling shot. Love her smile. this is very nice. Good work!!!
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11/27/2006 12:41:08 AM
wow, very glamour. good job capturing her motion
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