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The Ring

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Challenge: Black and White Portrait II (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon MF Nikkor-T 10.5cm f/4 Nippon Kogaku
Location: England
Date: Jan 3, 2007
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2007

Thanks to my beautiful wife HANAE for modeling at short notice.

I submitted this shot because I like it, no other reason, I hope you can enjoy looking at it too. This was shot using my very old Nikkor-T lens, it seemed appropriate to shoot B&W with an old lens.

Hanae has extremely long hair and because she was not wearing her make up she covered her face with her hair for a joke, so I said "leave it like that, it looks like the Ring". I edited about 3 different versions and had another 2 portraits on standby for this challenge, I hope it does well, My sons just signed up to DPC and my wife is a member so we have a little family bet going on as to WHO finishes higher.

This was the shot I decided to enter (obviously) & I am quietly confident it will beat the family.

Lit with a single Interfit EX150 using a softbox.

Place: 141 out of 491
Avg (all users): 5.6678
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 5.5968
Avg (non-participants): 5.7222
Views since voting: 1186
Views during voting: 408
Votes: 286
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/27/2008 03:23:48 AM
amazing, she really looks like her! creepy, yet saddening. nicely done
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01/22/2007 12:33:07 AM
Absolutely amazing!!! great shot!! nice work, love it, the hair the expression, very nice!!!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2007 08:23:40 AM
Nice and creepy image. Excellent editing. The eye might be a bit soft but that is only a very fine nitpick - didnt affect my vote any. 8
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01/15/2007 10:20:20 AM
Very Hollywood :) 8!
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01/15/2007 02:19:27 AM
whoa creepy!
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01/14/2007 12:34:57 AM
"The Ring". Perfect. I was thinking this reminded me of that movie before I actually saw the title.
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01/13/2007 11:35:00 PM
Creepy. Nicely exposed and really sharp. 7.
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01/13/2007 07:00:56 AM
Back to comment: A creative idea for a portrait but the eye could have been a little sharper. The interesting thing about your composition is that with the eye looking up, the image conveys the “why do I have to pose” attitude. If the eye would have been straight forward, it would have conveyed anger or stubbornness. This is really effective compositionally and I’m going to give you a bump.
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01/11/2007 06:13:12 AM
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01/11/2007 03:36:22 AM
I rated this picture a 9. I love the dark sinister look. You did a great job!
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01/11/2007 12:36:50 AM
Very creepy! Obviously, the goal, so...well done! :-)
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01/10/2007 12:16:05 PM
very cool, but the eye ove processed.
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01/10/2007 12:09:17 PM
it reminds me of the ORIGINAL film, very nice composition and great focus on the subject!
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