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B. Study II
B. Study II
danielv


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Challenge: Black and White Portrait II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Paris
Date: Jan 7, 2007
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2007

Lit with a single softbox on the right. Shooting slightly from above.
Limited post processing (crop, raw conversion, levels, limited burn/dodge/soften to hide some small skin defects & lighten the eyes, sharpen after resizing).

A photo I wanted to do for some time, inspired by a number of similar portraits I liked, including on DPC Larus' "Wanna Play", a photograph that is under rated IMHO or Hopper's "white".

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 491
Avg (all users): 6.4032
Avg (commenters): 7.6818
Avg (participants): 6.4538
Avg (non-participants): 6.3667
Views since voting: 1498
Views during voting: 480
Votes: 310
Comments: 28
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/21/2007 06:36:40 AM
Originally posted by pineapple:

That 85mm lens works very well


thanks, I am indeed quite fond of the 85 f/1.8 for portraiture.
02/19/2007 11:10:56 AM
That 85mm lens works very well in your hands and Benedicte is a lovely subject. You do some nice work with the 350XT.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2007 12:41:07 AM
Nicely executed - you achieved a sense of seduction without being gratuitous. Shallow dof works perfect here & the lighting is very appealing. Texture & grain detracts just a bit for me in this particular image. << 9 >>
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01/15/2007 02:11:30 PM
Wonderful composition and tonality in this picture. The DOF is also very pleasing.
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01/15/2007 10:08:05 AM
Wonderful POV. Her eyes are enticing and the key to this strong portrait. Nicely done! Good luck in the challenge.
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01/15/2007 02:13:17 AM
wow, the eyes are awesome! I almost wish they were in color!
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01/13/2007 07:32:07 PM
Great shot, I love this angle.
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01/13/2007 02:58:49 PM
Cool perspective and lovely eyes. Back to bump you up to 8.
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01/13/2007 11:53:01 AM
great eyes
great DOF
9
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01/12/2007 09:31:03 PM
Very cool, nice tones and nice use of DOF
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01/12/2007 05:12:45 PM
I like the perspective, great DOF and friendly smile. 9.
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01/12/2007 02:52:33 PM
I REALLY like this shot. The bokeh on the bodeh is super. The eyes POP! I know I can't have it all but would have liked a TAD more DOF to bring the mouth into focus. ... an 8 for me nevertheless.
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01/12/2007 05:06:52 AM
I personally liked that you kept the focus only on eyes, but you know what voters at dpc would not understand that it is a deliberate thing. I feel your score would be punished for this.
I liked it though.
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01/11/2007 10:55:25 PM
Nice work emphasizing the eyes!
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01/11/2007 10:06:46 PM
Nice angle, crop, pose, lighting and sharpness in her eyes. Well done.
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01/11/2007 09:48:51 PM
like the focus on the eyes, skin tones and shallow dof
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01/11/2007 09:17:52 PM
Gorgeous! Beautiful light, tones, contrasts. 8
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01/11/2007 11:46:25 AM
Nice perspective. the eyes work well for her
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01/11/2007 08:11:37 AM
Great point of view and you have great clarity on the eyes. There is a bit of burn out on the nose and I find the necklace a bit distracting.
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01/11/2007 05:57:32 AM
Perhaps DoF a tad too excessive for this angle? Otherwise great shot! -8
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01/10/2007 07:10:34 PM
Beautiful eyes ... nice use of DOF.
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01/10/2007 03:40:24 PM
Lovely eyes...and interesting perspective....ever so slightly blown out skin.
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01/10/2007 01:56:22 PM
Ok
01/10/2007 07:14:33 AM
love the eyes on this image
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01/10/2007 06:02:28 AM
realy nice..
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01/10/2007 05:15:10 AM
wow love the eyes, nice portrait. for me maybe the angle is a tad too much. Good job anyway 7
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01/10/2007 01:59:18 AM
a lovely perspective and face...love the square crop...eyes are perfect, smile is warm...beautifully captured 8
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01/10/2007 12:51:33 AM
Great pose and shot. I really love the shallow focus.
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