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Challenge: Natural Light Portrait (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: university of texas
Date: Jul 16, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/1250
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2007

Alternate title: where are my eyes?

Editing was basically a series of layers to desaturate and add sepia tones.

The sun was really intense so I couldn't salvage the shoulder or the eyes

Place: 8 out of 366
Avg (all users): 6.8870
Avg (commenters): 7.6923
Avg (participants): 6.6596
Avg (non-participants): 7.0441
Views since voting: 4039
Views during voting: 481
Votes: 230
Comments: 35
Favorites: 8 (view)

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12/25/2007 12:14:22 AM
Very, very pretty shot. Congrats on your top 10! The lighting is excellent, the pose is gorgeous, and the whole thing has a dreamy feel to it.
07/29/2007 08:45:12 PM
this is wonderful
07/27/2007 03:16:27 AM
Thought this might ribbon...congrats on a high finish, but just between you and me...your should have been higher up
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07/25/2007 11:53:38 AM
You did an amazing job considering the sun was so intense. This is a very enchanting photo. Congratulations!

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07/25/2007 10:38:07 AM
I really thought this would place in the top 3, if it were up to me, I would have gave ya a ribbon. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2007 11:58:33 PM
Love the magical lighting. Lovely image!
07/24/2007 01:16:42 PM
Gorgeous! 10!
07/24/2007 11:30:56 AM
Lovely atmosphere about this, and great use of the light. The negative space to the right might be just a touch too dark (or conversely too light) - I ended up struggling to make out what it was, rather than being able to see or just ignoring it.
07/24/2007 09:51:58 AM
Beautiful lighting and composition. I love your post processing too. Perfect 10.
07/23/2007 11:17:52 PM
Wow! Nice location and well posed.
07/23/2007 09:51:54 PM
lovely lighting & the tones are good too
07/23/2007 03:05:58 PM
a closer cropping could improve this
07/23/2007 09:07:25 AM
beautiful...a stunning image in every way 9
07/23/2007 07:42:13 AM
wow, really nice. I like it! the "hard" frame is a bit disturbing in my opinion, so 9 points.
07/22/2007 09:33:04 PM
nice processing, great spot for the portrait
07/22/2007 08:46:18 PM
I like
07/22/2007 07:50:30 PM
Love the lighting. I think you picked the perfect spot. The lighting is wonderful, I love the B&W conversion with the tone, and the composition is right on. I also love the border and would love to know how you did it. Very nice work. 10
07/22/2007 01:02:35 PM
I like this shot...I really do. I just believe in a portrait we should be able to tell who the subject is
07/21/2007 03:01:38 PM
well done, shame you can't see her face, being a portrait and all... 6
07/21/2007 01:07:40 AM
Nice picture. I fear there will be some that mark you down because of the title and say it's not natural light, but the spotlight appears to be the sun. Nice pose and composition. 7
07/20/2007 11:26:46 AM
You captured the ethereal beauty here to perfection. Truly, an absolutely lovely photo.
07/20/2007 08:49:50 AM
Wow, this is actually my favourite so far.
Exceptionally lit, great exposure, retaining detail in the stone and the subject. Interesting pose, subject and great composition.
I love it.
07/19/2007 01:03:37 PM
Gorgeous use of light. Definetely the best photo in the challenge.
07/19/2007 12:15:43 PM
I don't like that her hair is in her face. Also, the pixels in her left shoulder seem blown.
07/18/2007 10:50:19 PM
My highest rated, even better then mine.
07/18/2007 10:04:51 PM
Dreamy & mystic...interesting shot. *6*
07/18/2007 09:30:56 PM
Awesome! Man I've gotta find me a cavern or some ruined castle...Great work.
07/18/2007 04:41:50 PM
The light makes her stand out very well against the darkness of the stone.
07/18/2007 01:56:47 PM
Nice, but I would like to see more light on her face.
07/18/2007 10:57:15 AM
Deffinate ribbon here!!!! The only little thing I can see that is odd (like I have room to talk) is the border by her arm,(our left, her right) if the light would have went all the way to the edge or the dark went to her arm, would have made this absolutely perfect. But thats my opinion anyway!! The model fits the picture perfectly, everything else is just great, nice job, 10.
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07/18/2007 10:46:16 AM
This is a very good photograph but it doesn't say "portrait" to me.
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07/18/2007 05:39:35 AM
i think this one is number one ...
not less than 10 !!!
great job
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07/18/2007 04:28:15 AM
I really like the lighting on this one. There are some blownout spots on the dress, but I guess it was difficult to manage the dynamic range to also keep details in the shadow.
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07/18/2007 02:53:05 AM
Nice work
07/18/2007 12:49:59 AM
Nice study of light and shadow.

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