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Through the Rain
3rd PlaceThrough the Rain
librodo


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Challenge: Soft Focus III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: our school, Bangkok
Date: Sep 19, 2007
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 24, 2007

a senior student in our school...

I used gaussian blur to get the blur. I also tone the colours down to create a romantic mood.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 191
Avg (all users): 6.8571
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.8714
Avg (non-participants): 6.8487
Views since voting: 6408
Views during voting: 399
Votes: 189
Comments: 32
Favorites: 14 (view)


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10/09/2007 06:35:39 PM
The premise is really good, and the woman is gorgeous, but there's something offsetting about the photo. The "rain" looks like it's droplets sprayed on a sheet of plexiglass and positioned in front of the woman. The focus is on the droplets and not the woman, which draws the eye away. Additionally, there looks like there's some sort of haze or reflection in front of her on the top half of the photo.

All in all, good effort, but It could be better.

MO.

Steph

I want to add that I've always loved your work - I think you're an exceptional photographer, but this one just looked a bit forced.

Message edited by author 2007-10-09 18:37:23.
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10/09/2007 03:36:17 PM
Though it stinks to be bumped out and DQ'ed it's nice to see another great photo move up to a ribbon. Cheers. Very captivating image.
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10/09/2007 10:47:32 AM
Up to a ribbon! - congrats manny!
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10/09/2007 07:13:43 AM
Beautiful image, keeps your attention. Beautiful balance of tone, softness and smaller details.
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10/08/2007 10:52:45 PM
Beautiful image!
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10/08/2007 04:11:03 PM
A stunning image, congratulations on your placement.
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10/03/2007 03:17:19 PM
Mission accomplished my friend. Such a beautiful feel to this shot. Should of scored MUCH higher IMO, but a great finish non the less. You have such beautiful models to work with....lucky....
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10/03/2007 09:36:25 AM
So amazingly evocative! Of course it is! Congratulations on batting 1,000!

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10/03/2007 02:01:04 AM
amazing portrait. great mood. congratulation on #4, although I think the score you get is not up to the quality of the picture.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2007 10:14:19 PM
Gorgeous. Like sunlight, Librodo models are easier to take when they're screened off.
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10/02/2007 10:09:17 PM
Very pretty. Looks almost like a painting. Love the soft light as well. Hope it ribbons!
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10/01/2007 12:12:01 AM
very nicely done, beautiful!
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09/30/2007 07:26:08 PM
One of my favourits. 9.
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09/30/2007 03:27:44 PM
nice 7
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09/30/2007 03:21:49 PM
Hi, Manny :)
09/29/2007 11:48:54 PM
Wow nice entry you get only 10 I've given in a long time good luck psart
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09/29/2007 12:15:06 PM
Love the rain on this pic! Nice!
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09/28/2007 02:01:24 PM
WOW!!THIS IMAGE IS JUST REALLY AMAZING!!! IT's VERY MAGICAL!!
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09/28/2007 11:19:14 AM
an absolutely fantastic classic portrait! one of my strong-picks for a ribbon 10
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09/27/2007 11:51:44 PM
I know this is Manny...! Very different from your regular ones... I like the post processing in this one... Hoping to see your steps in your note.
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09/27/2007 07:59:12 PM
This is a breathtaking portrait. So absolutely beautiful. An easy 9.
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09/27/2007 05:07:50 PM
Amazing portrait...the light and color tones are incredible and give this a mood all its own. Excellent!
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09/27/2007 03:33:44 PM
Lovely colors and lighting.
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09/27/2007 02:23:52 AM
Her left eyeball (HER left) is obscured by a water droplet. It makes an otherwise tranquil image ring of cyborgs and darker things. Otherwise, it looks very good. Her elbow might want more room in the frame, but I'd have to see to know. In all, I'm getting an effect from the softness, and that was the idea, so I'll take it! :)
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09/27/2007 12:24:01 AM
Gorgeous! One of my top three. The colors and tones are lovely. It's perfect for this challenge. Stunning model as well.
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09/26/2007 10:51:13 PM
beautiful!
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09/26/2007 06:54:45 PM
i realy like this,great picture
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09/26/2007 09:53:06 AM
I would have liked to have seen this with out the drops. While it is a very beautiful picture, I felt the rain drops on the photo took away from the softness. Other than the rain drops, I just love the picture.
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09/26/2007 07:07:30 AM
holy mary, this is awesome!
a ribbon for sure
9
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09/26/2007 02:29:43 AM
Beautiful... Im sure this will be in top... all the best...
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09/26/2007 01:56:10 AM
creative idea to achieve the soft focus, I like it
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09/26/2007 01:05:46 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background good,
Technical: Focus, Exposure: good,
Appeal: good focal point, doesn't really appeal to me but expertly done

Total Averaged Rating 9.
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