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The Blondes And I
The Blondes And I
Coley


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Challenge: Group Portrait (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DL Super II for Nikon
Location: BK Studios
Date: Oct 2, 2007
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 2, 2007

My original idea was try and capture tension between the 4 cheerful blonde models and my dark brooding central figure. Tension can be achieved by the spaces within the frame, as well as the characteristics of the subjects. I was trying to do both. I wanted the dark model to appear to be crowded by the 4 lovely blonde girls, in addition to being out mooded by their cheerfulness

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Thanks for all of the votes and great comments!

Coley

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.8827
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.3438
Avg (non-participants): 6.9418
Views since voting: 3331
Views during voting: 735
Votes: 324
Comments: 32
Favorites: 3 (view)


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10/11/2007 02:25:50 AM
fantastic concept and execution. you have great models to work with. :)
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10/11/2007 02:14:26 AM
Hmm. I bet high school feels that way to a lot of people. Life, for some other people. Very nice capture of an interesting emotion.
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10/10/2007 12:06:44 AM
Oh yeah!!! Definitely one of my favorites!! Congratulations!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/09/2007 11:38:12 PM
Well done, one of the best.
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10/09/2007 08:21:36 PM
nice cropping. good shot!
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10/09/2007 05:36:11 PM
lol..funny pic and well done!
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10/08/2007 10:30:34 PM
fun idea for the challenge, well done
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10/08/2007 09:35:19 PM
I think you neede a bit of fill lihght her. The bottom girl`s black hair merges with the shadows. The vigneting on the upper kleft does not look natural. There are some blown outs.
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10/08/2007 06:42:37 PM
great shot. Nice composition and cropping. very good BW conversion. it is actually a portrait ( trust me, a rarity in this challenge) and nails all the technicals.. 9 and a top 10 finish I am sure.
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10/08/2007 10:24:26 AM
Wow, powerful shot. I really like the contrast between the blondes and the non-blonde. I'm really drawn to the non-blonde's eyes since there's a great contrast between the smiling (blonde) faces and the dark stare of the non-blonde.

Well done and I hope others get the shot.
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10/08/2007 02:21:25 AM
haha, awesome... "you" look so pissed... and yet i would too if i was a girl, and had to deal with the "Typical" blonde... but yet... i hardly run into these typical blondes... maybe i am just not smart myself?
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10/07/2007 07:33:46 PM
like the look, especially the four smiles and one angry expression, I would prefer the brunett to be more centered, but that is my taste, nice solid 7
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10/07/2007 05:55:54 AM
Very well composed. I like also the expressions and the lighting.
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10/06/2007 09:58:38 PM
Is this a brunettes nightmare? Great expressions.
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10/06/2007 06:14:55 PM
Wonderful shot.
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10/06/2007 03:20:08 PM
hahah, i love it! 8
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10/06/2007 07:03:13 AM
You don't look very happy :) I like the contrast in face expressions. Good clarity. Good light. I like it in B&W. 7.
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10/05/2007 11:38:20 PM
Great title to this superb image. psart 7
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10/05/2007 11:28:06 PM
Very cute and funny!
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10/05/2007 09:15:24 PM
very nice...good contrast
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10/05/2007 04:59:59 PM
I hope she is not that sad....
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10/05/2007 02:37:17 PM
Nice shot
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10/05/2007 01:20:37 PM
You may be surrounded but you're the first one I noticed! Nice shot. You're a bit dark (pardon the pun) but I guess it suits the mood in the bottom half of the photo. An "airy" mood above and a "heavy" one below. A juxtaposition of moods :) Holy big words! I think I would've left just a bit more of you in the lower half, but the way it is certainly does make it looks like you're being overwhelmed by blondness! 7
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10/05/2007 09:52:31 AM
Nice. I like the composition, leading my eye like a spiral through the picture to the 'I' Lighting and b/w conversion are fine, but why does the 'I' person look so sad? Can I make you smile with a high score? (8)
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10/03/2007 08:38:06 PM
cute idea - kind of a humorous photo.
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10/03/2007 11:02:11 AM
awesome expressions. really well done.

:o)
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10/03/2007 09:12:29 AM
That's funny!
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10/03/2007 05:34:00 AM
Very cool, great in b/w.
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10/03/2007 05:14:02 AM
i love this!!
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10/03/2007 02:22:56 AM
Very nice group photo. My only complaint - the gal 2nd on the left is mostly in shadow. Perhaps 1st gal on left should have been positioned back just a little further.
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10/03/2007 12:52:29 AM
Funny and cute and well done. Great tones.
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10/03/2007 12:46:05 AM
Wow. Gorgeous tones in this one. I love the brunette buried beneath all the blonds.
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