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Challenge: Shallow DOF (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: my home
Date: Feb 4, 2004
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 10 out of 174
Avg (all users): 6.4894
Avg (commenters): 8.1200
Avg (participants): 6.4636
Avg (non-participants): 6.5256
Views since voting: 5987
Votes: 188
Comments: 37
Favorites: 29 (view)


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09/08/2006 04:49:37 PM
The best portrait I've seen on DPC. At F1.8! you've made her look absolutely stunning. I want to marry her! Not to say that she isn't stunning normally but what I mean is that on this pic she looks almost ethereal, like a elf queen straight from Tolkien's mind
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12/31/2005 01:52:58 PM
This is positively mesmerising! L*O*V*E it!!!!
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02/24/2004 03:20:52 PM
This is wonderful work, and by the way, I'm glad you liked my "Amber" series. I do try to go for captivating and gentle nudes. Be well.
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02/22/2004 11:11:54 AM
Incredibly beautiful portrait. I love your art.
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02/17/2004 04:31:49 PM
Wow, this is a beautiful picture! I love the way the dress is the same color as her eyes...well done!
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02/17/2004 12:38:11 PM
You perfectly captured the beauty and the innocence of this child! Love the soft lighting. The color of the dress compliments the eyes. The only other picture I can recall that captured me with eyes was the Afghanistan girl on the cover of National Geographic some years ago.
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02/16/2004 10:18:36 AM
beautiful portraiture! love it!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/15/2004 10:49:19 PM
I'm not sure if this fits the challenge. I don't know, and quite frankly don't care. In terms of pictures, this is one of the top 3 in the challenge. Awesome portrait and I think this young lady should be very flattered with this portrait. I originally scored this 7, just bumped it to 8 and am kicking myself for not giving it a 9, which I will do momentarily. Great picture.
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02/15/2004 08:49:41 PM
Nicely done. Beautiful eyes.
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02/15/2004 08:32:12 PM
By far the best picture in this challenge. Great lighting. Beautiful Girl. The focus is just spot on! Composotion great. The only thing that I can see wrong is the blue in the upper left corner. This is a 9 from me. Great job!
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02/15/2004 06:22:49 PM
Very stunning portrait. Your dof takes us right to the eyes! 9
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02/15/2004 04:49:31 PM
The lighting is awesome in this picture, would make a beautiful painting,those eyes and the look Its really a great capture! Great job - 10
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02/14/2004 06:13:10 PM
Don't have membership yet, so can't vote, however this is beautiful. Doesn't quite show the dof as much as some of the others, but I am just drawn by how well this is done. The pose, the lighting, and the expression of the eyes are all just perfect.
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02/14/2004 02:09:16 AM
Excllent image! Great color in the eyes and skin. Looks like the hair was part of the blurred DOF so I won't deduct from there although it would be so much better if they were in sharp focus. I think it could use a smidgen of cropping off the left side to eliminate the small blue corner in the upper right. Plus I think this would look nicer with a slimmer profile. It would concentrate the viewers' focus on the girls face especially the eyes. 9.
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02/14/2004 12:05:43 AM
Very nice! Love the soft focus here! The colors are fabulous too!
TC
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02/13/2004 05:36:42 PM
Enchating potrait, lighting is spot on, good dof. well done
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02/13/2004 03:56:03 PM
very beautiful and I love the blue of her dress it compliments the blue of her eyes
A lovely soft in focus image I hope you do well
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02/13/2004 02:09:49 PM
Though probably better suited for the soft-focus challenge this is an exceptional portraiture. NeatImage would be perfect for smoothing the skin and giving it a soft focus effect and is DPC legal even for basic rule challenges. Hope you use it with your portraits.
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02/13/2004 08:36:25 AM
What a beautiful portrait. A real wall hanger~ Excellent job!
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02/13/2004 01:32:23 AM
If the photo had something with a soft focus in the foreground to indicate a 'Shallow Depth of Field' I would have given it another point. Beautiful eyes on a very pretty young lady.
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02/12/2004 11:01:56 AM
meets challenge with focus on the intense blue eyes, lovely soft focus on the rest
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02/12/2004 02:52:21 AM
great lighting.
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02/12/2004 01:21:17 AM
gorgeous eyes. well done.
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02/11/2004 11:14:21 AM
Beautiful!
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02/10/2004 11:40:46 PM
Pretty and moody shot.
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02/10/2004 07:52:11 PM
This is eerily beautiful. Great lighting and a striking subject.

Although I don't have a major problem with this, the eyes have been treated almost a little too much perhaps - leaving the appearance of an early stage of cataracts! She ould be an inhabitant of the planet Dune I suppose, which I haven't ruled out. ;)

Fresh take on the challenge and a memorable shot.
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02/10/2004 05:18:43 PM
Gorgeous girl, but what does this have to do with the challenge..?
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02/10/2004 04:13:08 PM
I really like this, some may not like the shadows but I do, I think it adds to this shot, wonderful eyes and you captured them perfectly great job
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02/10/2004 03:10:57 AM
I think this one gets a ribbon matching the color of her eyes
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02/09/2004 10:57:35 PM
Wow, that's great! Awesome portrait.
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02/09/2004 10:38:41 PM
stunning portrait. she draws you right in with her eyes. I like the angle of her pose. There is a distracting hair running across her cheek and chin and over her chest, though. 8
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02/09/2004 08:00:39 PM
Very pretty subject, lovely colors, tones, and softness (a very retouched look). Does not exhibit the pronounced shallow DOF of other entries, but It represents the most enchanting photo of the group (IMO). 10
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02/09/2004 07:37:07 PM
Very cute eyes,nice lighting 10 from me...
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02/09/2004 02:52:03 PM
Nice lighting and excellent portrait.
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02/09/2004 12:57:56 PM
The eyes! wow..wow. Love the lighting.
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02/09/2004 12:48:08 AM
Great use of lighting and shadows.
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02/09/2004 12:11:56 AM
absolutely gorgeous portrait! Congrats!
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