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The Dark I Know Well
The Dark I Know Well
wanjun


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-11 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Houston
Date: Nov 23, 2007
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2007

This is lovethelight again. she has amazing eyes that doesn't need dodge/burn. =)

I did a lot of experimental editing on this one, like various layers and blending modes to achieve the contrast. converted to B&W, and toned with sepia in Lightroom. so compositionally it's boring, but I'm too lazy to edit anything else.

The title is inspired by an awesome spring awakening song that I thought was fitting since it looks like she came out of the darkness. Plus she loves this song =D

Statistics
Place: 73 out of 393
Avg (all users): 6.1963
Avg (commenters): 7.4667
Avg (participants): 6.0957
Avg (non-participants): 6.4375
Views since voting: 1102
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 163
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/10/2007 01:56:40 AM
haha I REALLY think i look like I am about to eat someone in this picture....i love the texture of the skin and it works well duotone, awesome wanjun :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2007 11:46:12 PM
intriguing photo.
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12/07/2007 10:41:54 PM
A perfect portrait... The pose, the expression, the lighting, all combine to make you want to know more about this special person. I like the duotone as well, and even the skin texture adds to the image. 10 from me and my pick for yellow ribbon.
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12/07/2007 09:17:23 PM
art...pure art!
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12/07/2007 06:54:56 PM
I like the processing. Grungy and yet still pretty.
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12/07/2007 07:30:50 AM
not too sure about the title, it doesn't look very dark or moody to me. Maybe because she has a half-smile? Doesn't exactly say 'dark' to me.

I do like the picture, but title lets it down.
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12/07/2007 12:24:52 AM
Interesting to explore. Can't decide if her look is demonic or not!
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12/06/2007 06:30:40 PM
Such appealing texture in this shot. Great contrasty lighting and lovely color tones too. Back to bump you up to 9.
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12/05/2007 03:05:45 PM
a very harsh (high contrast) PP, but I have to admit, works very well here.
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12/04/2007 11:54:49 AM
Gorgeous shot and processing.
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12/02/2007 07:51:29 PM
Very sharp and clear, perfect amount of contrast and duotone fits well.
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12/02/2007 07:39:59 PM
I love the tone and the processing. I like the way the texture of the skin seems to match the material. 9
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12/02/2007 04:00:58 PM
Nicely composed and focused and good toning, she's just crying out for some catchlights in her eyes though.
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12/02/2007 11:20:52 AM
This has a very sad feel to it. Nicely done!
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12/02/2007 06:09:54 AM
Hrm - was about to say that the eyes are too dark, but reading the title i can now say that the smile is a bit "off" for what i think you were trying to achieve. Lovely textures and postwork :)
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12/02/2007 01:19:22 AM
Excellent post process. Very clear sharp and detailed duotone photo. Great :)
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12/01/2007 05:12:33 PM
Love the Light. Hey... double meaning! ;-)
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