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Challenge: Soft Focus III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D1
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: home
Date: Sep 22, 2007
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/10 sec.
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 25, 2007

1. Auto color - since I haven't quite worked out the white balance on this Nikon and I forgot to shoot RAW.
2. Smart Sharpen (agressive for the next step)
3. Gaussian blur - 4 pixels
4. Fade Gaussian Blur - 55%
5. Levels, curves, hue/saturation adjusted to liking
6. Border

Place: 65 out of 191
Avg (all users): 5.6067
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.5147
Avg (non-participants): 5.6636
Views since voting: 717
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 178
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2007 01:32:00 PM
Good soft focus.
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10/01/2007 08:14:33 AM
I like this.......but I have some input on why I voted this a 5 and not higher which it has the potential for IMO. I don't know if it's intentional, but it seems washed to me, and I don't think that does your model justice. I don't know what "factionnaire" means, I have a voluminous vocabulary *and* it won't come up on Wikipedia or Google, so I cannot derive any message from the title. That doesn't help. Also, that sill, or trim piece above her left forearm is distracting.

The good stuff that pulled all of that out of the fire: The lighting is truly excellent; the balance of light on her face, yet having that glorious negative dark space behind her is just exquisite! And her pensive expression leaves me wanting to know more. Good use of soft focus to assist the contemplative nature of the shot, while still having enough detail to make this ethereal looking woman still appear real. Good luck in the challenge!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2007 06:14:08 PM
wow, beautiful woman.....great lighting
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2007 11:49:28 PM
Well done I like the framing and subjects expression. Good luck in challenge psart 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/27/2007 12:44:09 PM
Nice capture!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2007 09:34:41 PM
very strong image - good use of natural light
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2007 11:56:45 AM
Good soft focus & nice expression. I feel the composition can be better may be not?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2007 01:51:30 AM
nice soft focus, nice image
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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