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Challenge: Portrait (Advanced Editing I)
Collection: challenge entries
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Studio
Date: Mar 14, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Mar 14, 2004

Steve McCurry is my all time favourite photographer and this is my version of one of his portraits. Of course it looks nothing like his stuff, I could never dream to be as good as he is!

I took this photo with Pia, the same girl I used for the "Dreams and Nightmares" challenge. She has the most amazing eyes I have ever seen, and the main visual point in portrait photography is always the eyes.

I have to thank Anastasia again for the lighting set up, she really has lighting down to a "Tee" now, without her I would never have gotten the effect I wanted. I did a lot of work in Photoshop on this photo, but I made no selections, everything I did was to the whole image completely, except for some dodging and burning.

What else? I used a Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens @ f/5.6. The smaller aperture was because anything larger kind of left one of the eyes a little unsharp for some reason.

Oh, the title is Turkish for "portrait". I couldn't think of a better title :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 135
Avg (all users): 8.0134
Avg (commenters): 8.8209
Avg (participants): 7.6634
Avg (non-participants): 8.3008
Views since voting: 34747
Votes: 224
Comments: 152
Favorites: 141 (view)


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01/10/2007 05:13:53 PM
it looks so natural! Good name for the Turks! : )
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01/02/2007 01:25:53 PM
While I like both photo's, I agree I prefer the alternate, versue the one you submitted.
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08/07/2006 03:57:58 PM
Originally posted by kiwiness:

Looking at this again after one and a half years, I now find that I don't like this as much as I did when I submitted it. For one thing the light is too flat and the crop could also have been a lot better. I much prefer this version 268764.jpg


The one you submitted is better. Just look at the eyes. The ayes have it. Everyone in agreement say aye. Also the submitted pic has less visible facial blemishes on the left side (her right).
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04/20/2006 06:38:57 PM
I love this image, as she almost look so real......
I am adding this to my favorites. Yes, I also love the other similar image as well, but this one stays in my mind more.....
"WOW" just look how many "10's" you received.....

Message edited by author 2006-04-20 18:41:05.
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12/13/2005 11:43:05 AM
Looking at this again after one and a half years, I now find that I don't like this as much as I did when I submitted it. For one thing the light is too flat and the crop could also have been a lot better. I much prefer this version 268764.jpg
12/03/2005 12:38:32 AM
wow, those eyes! The lighting is excellent, hher skin tone compliments her headscarf, and the rich colours are vivid. I think the eyes top of this picture. They animate the ir around them and seem to make hehr headscarf seem alive in colour. Beautiful!!
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11/16/2005 07:33:26 PM
Looks darn good to me!!!!!!
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09/10/2005 05:43:10 AM
wow - the more i look at her the more i feel she's twisting my vision :)

fantastic stuff as always! :-)
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08/17/2005 09:24:15 AM
Brilliant....wish I could do this.
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05/21/2005 01:39:12 PM
great one!
hope to see better from u!
rather i love to see ur work!
great attempts at the abulously greatv portraitures!
keep it up!!!!!
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03/29/2005 02:40:09 PM
it is good that you went with a small apature with fabric like that i would try to bring out as much detail as possible. anyway .. i send my congtZ

WOW best iv'e seen in a long time
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03/22/2005 03:14:48 PM
the serenity & pious in her eyes did it all!
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09/29/2004 09:29:23 AM
hi,I've just seen this beautiful photo..(the title means 'portrait artist' or 'portrait painter' in turkish actually )the image, however, speaks for itself. It is absolutely stunning, very powerful.if you ever put this on print on this site or elsewhere I would be interested in having it.
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08/06/2004 07:39:31 PM
This shot is amazing! I was and still in shock that it was such a great shot and if I was on this sight when you were in that perticular challenge I would have voted it a 10 as did 54 other people. Congradulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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07/04/2004 01:37:38 PM
Originally posted by Unicorn_Fighter03:

HEY WAÝT A MÝNUTE.. TÝTLE'S NAME ÝS TURKÝSH... WHO TOOK THAT PHOTOGRAPH? UM TURKSÝH GUY AND Ý WANT TO LEARN ÝS KÝWÝNNES ÝS TURKÝSH?? AND ÝTS A GREAT SHOT.. Ý SHOULD SAY THAT..


:) This is a funny kind of English :)
07/04/2004 11:06:34 AM
OOOPS.. PIC'S NAME IS TURKISH SORY...
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07/04/2004 11:05:06 AM
HEY WAÝT A MÝNUTE.. TÝTLE'S NAME ÝS TURKÝSH... WHO TOOK THAT PHOTOGRAPH? UM TURKSÝH GUY AND Ý WANT TO LEARN ÝS KÝWÝNNES ÝS TURKÝSH?? AND ÝTS A GREAT SHOT.. Ý SHOULD SAY THAT..
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04/13/2004 12:46:33 AM
Gary .... another wonderful job! I miss talking to ya... But I still love looking at your pictures!

Always,
~ Nicole
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03/30/2004 02:45:15 PM
ALL I CAN SAY ITS BRILLANT I WISH I COULD DO THIS, WELL DONE.

Message edited by author 2004-03-30 14:46:49.
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03/26/2004 10:14:36 AM
A great photograph and a great portrait
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03/25/2004 01:26:21 PM
You know the more I see this picture, the more it grows on me. I liked it well enough to begin with but there's a real calming atmosphere to it that just gets to me.
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03/25/2004 01:36:29 AM
What amazing eyes this model has!
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03/24/2004 08:08:23 PM
Thumbs up Gary!!
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03/23/2004 09:47:51 PM
She's beautiful Gary! You really captured her with a nice nod to Steve. Very well done.

Mike
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03/23/2004 06:01:08 PM
BTW...i think 12 people that rated this photo are crazy! a 1, 2, 3 ,4 , or even 5's????

Message edited by author 2004-03-23 18:01:29.
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03/23/2004 05:41:31 PM
I knew you where going to get a ribbon! congrats
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03/23/2004 05:30:44 PM
I am simply amazed! The artistry of this image is extraordinary!
Quality is always a winner.
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03/23/2004 12:07:37 PM
Originally posted by jmsetzler:

I can hear you now :)


Thank goodness! Shall I stop shouting now?
03/23/2004 11:36:39 AM
I can hear you now :)
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03/23/2004 10:51:24 AM
stunning!
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03/22/2004 08:17:53 PM
Perfect as usual Kiwiness!
Stunning capture of a B.E.A.Utiful set of eyes, not to mention model.

BTW - Thanks for the comment. Were you right? You knew who it was? I didn't have a willing model.

Cheers....Martin
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03/22/2004 07:42:20 PM
This is a very powerful portrait shot! You well-deserved the TOP slot (very comfortably). I also LOVE all your pictures.

Steve McCurry is also my all time favorite phoyographer.
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03/22/2004 01:15:48 PM
Ausgezeichnet Gary! You and Nasti make a great team! Keep showing us the way...

Message edited by author 2004-03-22 13:16:17.
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03/22/2004 01:04:32 PM
Wow Kiwi! How many is that now? 8 blue ribbons? Well deserved win!
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03/22/2004 11:38:38 AM
Wow Gary. I don't think I have ever seen so many comments or such a high score!! I checked out the portrait images and that one definitley sticks out!!. Well done, and well deserved.
Can you give some more information on the lighting used and setup?
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03/22/2004 11:33:16 AM
Steve McCurry
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03/22/2004 11:11:58 AM
Many congrats, Gary! You truly deserve this honor, repeatedly : )
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03/22/2004 11:08:25 AM
Congratulations this is a really good one, well deserved ribbon.
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03/22/2004 11:01:26 AM
Stunning shot, kiwi. Great color and composition.
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03/22/2004 10:45:47 AM
Excellent job, as always! It's good to have you back!
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03/22/2004 10:03:02 AM
I finally picked a winner! This is a beautiful portrait and you should be very proud of your work. How did the model like the shot?
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03/22/2004 09:13:11 AM
i knew that this would be a winner, you.... you..... you......... winner. :P
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03/22/2004 08:52:46 AM
Kiwi...this is breathtaking. The color of her head wrap and her eyes give this such impact. The lighting is superb. Congrats on your win !
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03/22/2004 08:32:33 AM
kiwiness, congratulation again.. Seems you can't get enough blue ribbons :-)

Terje
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03/22/2004 08:02:23 AM
Perfection! :-)
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03/22/2004 07:55:05 AM
Congrats Kiwi - this is a fantastic image.
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03/22/2004 07:20:37 AM
Excellent shot Kiwi, and a very well deserved win indeed! You have the most beautiful models, always professionally posed (I assume a combination of them and you pair) and yes, Nasti really has lighting down to an art!
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03/22/2004 07:04:18 AM
Congratulations! You already had a 10 from me and this is a well deserved ribbon.
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03/22/2004 06:38:17 AM
Very beautiful portrait! Lighting is so great here.
Congratulation on another ribbon. Very well deserved, indeed.
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03/22/2004 05:34:46 AM
Bravo Gary!
Another great picture... It´s fantastic that you came back, but since you´re here again, people know that one ribbon is for you... Now, it´s more difficult get a ribbon... Congrats for your work! You´re my idol!!!!!!!! No doubt, you´re the best!
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03/22/2004 05:29:14 AM
Congratulations on this excellent portrait, Gary. The picture certainly reminds me of //www.stevemccurry.com/galleries/afghan/img/1_afghangirl.jpg , but your work is in a class by itself.

Message edited by author 2004-03-22 05:32:53.
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03/22/2004 05:10:18 AM
Gary, congrats on another well deserved win and a wonderful portrait. And, yeah, your highest score ever, woohooo! :-)
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03/22/2004 04:37:28 AM
Congratulations kiwi, a highly impressive and technically perfect portrait! Wow, a score above 8 - you are going to wake up my ambition :-).
Apart from her eyes, did you use any kind of make-up here? Her skin looks so clear and perfect...
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03/22/2004 03:47:42 AM
Woohoooo! My highest score eva, kewl..... Thanx for all your comments and votes. I am very happy about this photo, it is one of my best photos so far and it turned out exactly the way I wanted it. One thing I learnt in this challenge was how subjective portrait photography can be. So many contradicting comments this time, wow! I tried so much on this photo, different crops etc, but this is the way I liked it best of all. The catch lights in her eyes are that big on purpose, exactly how I wanted it. I used a larger soft box to give the impression that it is a reflection of a window, and to lose the feeling of this being a studio shot. Thanx again, it's good to be back :)
03/22/2004 03:17:35 AM
Really stunning shot, Gary. Congrats!
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03/22/2004 02:31:13 AM
Congratulations Gary, knew this was a winner should have guessed it was yours..
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03/22/2004 02:19:39 AM
Wow 8! This is beautiful! Congratulations!
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03/22/2004 02:16:59 AM
Bravo,one of your best.
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03/22/2004 02:09:21 AM
Congrats Gary Beautiful work!
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03/22/2004 02:03:26 AM
Of course, who else:-)
Perfect beauty, perfect photograph
BRAVO!
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03/22/2004 01:22:00 AM
Awesome shot, Kiwi!!:)
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03/22/2004 12:46:35 AM
Kiwi, congratulations! Lovely!
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03/22/2004 12:42:40 AM
bravo! this was my top pick (and only 10) of the group. congratulations on a well deserved ribbon.
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03/22/2004 12:37:54 AM
Congrats, Kiwi!
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03/22/2004 12:33:09 AM
Great eyes! Excellent detail, colors, composition....perfect. 8.013!!! WOW....Oh, those eyes! Congrats! RoB
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03/22/2004 12:28:48 AM
Way to go Kiwi. Truth be told, when I first saw that photograph, I immediately thought of McCurry's National Geographic shot. Very well done.
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03/22/2004 12:21:45 AM
Great recreation of a classic portrait - congrats on the win
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03/22/2004 12:20:07 AM
congrats, Gary! really an awesome shot!
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03/22/2004 12:17:30 AM
I am very upset that this did so well, it was obvious mine was the winning photo...

Of coarse i am kidding and that is one of the best portraits I have ever seen. Steve McCurry would be jealous of that shot.
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03/22/2004 12:14:17 AM
It's you again Gary? wow! Congratulations!!!
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03/22/2004 12:12:15 AM
Congratulations!!! This one's beautiful.
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03/22/2004 12:10:45 AM
Gary

Congratulations!
One of my favorites amongst some great shots.
Did not waste anytime did you :)
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03/22/2004 12:08:40 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. You deserve it with this shot. Good to see you back in the mix as you raise the level overall and give something to shoot for.
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03/22/2004 12:08:30 AM
congrats on this stunning portrait :) beautiful work!
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03/22/2004 12:03:38 AM
congrats Gary! gorgeous work!
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03/21/2004 07:52:54 PM
Beautiful colors
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03/21/2004 06:13:24 PM
This is extreme... reminiscent of the national geographic portrait but in a studio environment. Great color and composition... the catch light in the eyes is perfect. Kudos on a great shot.. = 10
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03/21/2004 04:03:43 PM
Brilliant and absorbing portrait. Her eyes adresses the viewer almost too much. But still lovely.
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03/21/2004 03:48:52 PM
Gorgeous portrait and a melancholical subject (or moment).
The tight crop emphasises the eyes, which is, IMO, not a bad choice considering the tender age of the model. The exposure, minimally bright on the face, is apparently trained on the scarf, which invites a considerable aesthetic element into the picture, which makes for a truly satisfying, albeit dominantly visual experience. The fixation and mystery of the eyes are thus given an aptly rich and intricate setting.
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03/21/2004 02:15:24 PM
a wonderful image,should do well. good luck.
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03/21/2004 08:28:14 AM
a lovely portrait in color, model, and execution
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03/21/2004 07:27:53 AM
I only see two very slight flaws in this excellent portrait. First is the second catchlight in your subject's right eye and second is that the tip of her nose is slightly out of focus. Her eyes are captivating; you've done a marvelous job of lighting. 10.
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03/21/2004 01:29:50 AM
Well done. I gave you a 8
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03/21/2004 01:15:47 AM
wow! lighting and colors are wonderful and the model is beautiful. those eyes!
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03/20/2004 11:17:56 PM
Fabulous. Looks like natural sunlight too (windows reflected in her eyes). :)
Since this was a n open challenge I might have used Photoshop to soften those reflections, but that's just me. beautiful photo. Nice rich colours and natural skin tones. The crop shows just enough material to balance her face. Very well done.
Pedro
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03/20/2004 10:16:21 PM
Great Photo! hope you get a ribbon!
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03/20/2004 07:24:31 PM
Great portrait and colors!
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03/20/2004 06:56:13 PM
1st place ribbon in your future? excellent! 10+
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03/20/2004 10:07:28 AM
lovely portrait...meets the challenge and then some.
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03/20/2004 07:57:40 AM
I have an oriental feeling looking at the photo, just like an English girl who lives in India, or something like this. I like the little bit scared-surprised expression on her face a much, her eyes are beautiful sharp and and talking. I also like the vivid colours and texture of the scarf(?) against the greyish background and the crop is excellent for these expression. (10)
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03/20/2004 07:51:54 AM
What wonderful eyes this lady has, very good photo, my wife's fav so I know it's good! best of luck
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03/20/2004 03:20:37 AM
Only small improvement I can think of is taking the scarf a bit higher above the left eye so it does not cast a shadow there. A great, colorful, up close and personal portrait.
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03/19/2004 09:57:25 PM
Her look could pierce through steel. This reminds me of the world known photo on the cover of National Geographic of the Afghan woman. Your photo is so very beautiful. IMHO the best shot of this challenge! The head cloth ads a good touch the the whole photo. Her eyes are truly captivating. My only suggestion would be to improve her skin tone through colour balancing, her cheeks look a bit yellowish. But photo worth looking at for sure.
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03/19/2004 09:39:35 PM
Absolutely fantastic. The lighting is superb, the crop outstanding, and the subject herself is beautiful. The draping of the fabric is just the icing on this very rich cake. Absolutely outstanding.
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03/19/2004 07:59:21 AM
This is so striking and beautiful; excellent work.
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03/18/2004 11:50:04 PM
My second favorite. The fabric color and eyes are very striking. The only thing I can suggest is a slightly more diffuse light more to the side (the right side of the face is a little hot), and focus looks a bit soft on the fabric above her eyes. Still, this is definitely ribbon-worthy. 9
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03/18/2004 10:32:56 PM
absolutely beautiful!
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03/18/2004 09:05:44 PM
I keep coming back to this one and each time like it more. Her eyes tell the story here. Great job. 9
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03/18/2004 05:41:40 PM
flawless
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03/18/2004 12:23:36 PM
This is good all around, depth, expression, exposure fall off could be be just ever so much deeper and I mean very slightly. Good color and texutre, DOF is spot on. its at the top of my voting...
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03/18/2004 07:10:55 AM
well done, but a little to close, 9
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03/18/2004 05:33:09 AM
Simply beautiful. I'm just somewhat distracted by the light reflections in the eyes of the model.
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03/17/2004 11:30:07 PM
wow...she has the most beautiful eyes...you are just drawn right into them...the colors of her headress are very complimentary to her eyes...10
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03/17/2004 08:42:31 PM
I am voting this very high, wish you had taken the shine off her nose
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03/17/2004 05:09:34 PM
VERY striking!
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03/17/2004 04:45:21 PM
Classic face and scarf - like a painting, beautiful colors balancing each other, all warm tones, and beautiful eyes to rivet the viewer. - 8
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03/17/2004 03:31:56 PM
Beautiful, nicely composed, you got in close to your subject, clarity and your colors very good.
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03/17/2004 03:49:54 AM
Great 10.
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03/17/2004 01:34:16 AM
very beautifull and excellent clarity.
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03/17/2004 12:23:11 AM
Tied with another for best of the bunch. Very well done. Would not change a thing. Very beautiful portrait.
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03/16/2004 11:37:28 PM
Great lighting and expression. And I like all the color
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03/16/2004 04:48:57 PM
nice colors!!! love the light in her eyes and her lips....it sets off the right amount of light flow
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03/16/2004 04:28:06 PM
looks like it came from the pages of National Geographic. beautiful
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03/16/2004 04:04:03 PM
I love the rich coours and the pose. I love the composition.
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03/16/2004 04:03:37 PM
beautiful!!
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03/16/2004 03:22:52 PM
This is as close to perfect as you can get, picture quality is excellent, very vivid colors, which enhances the beauty of the subject. nice job!
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03/16/2004 11:25:19 AM
Just fabulous. Clarity, personality, light. All falls into place here. 10
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03/16/2004 11:22:10 AM
Really well done! Excellent color, contrast, and composition. Attractive model also.
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03/16/2004 11:06:25 AM
Beautiful brown eyes. Love the use of the head scarf to highlite her face. My only comment is I wish the scarf was lifted just alittle higher above the brows. . . especially on the right. But then again, maybe these are traditionally worn this way and I way off! BOL
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03/16/2004 09:48:38 AM
Beatiful, perhaps it would be better if you take it filling the frame.
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03/16/2004 09:21:05 AM
My favorite - my pick to win - Captivating face, captivating colors - 10
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03/16/2004 07:33:12 AM
Excellent in all ways. Good job.
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03/16/2004 04:35:44 AM
Strong eyes, good work.
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03/16/2004 02:14:56 AM
Beautiful model and very captivating image she has lovely eyes and I love the colours as I looked through all the thumbnails this image stood out the best I think this could be a winner Great detail and focus and nice lighting.
My favorite of the challenge Good luck
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03/15/2004 10:32:05 PM
Fantastic shot. This one will be a winner! 10
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03/15/2004 09:16:15 PM
This is my favorite shot of the challenge. Absolutely beautiful, love the lighting, expression, everything. Her eyes are amazing. Great work. Just for fun I tried applying a touch of soft focus (3.px gaussian blur faded to 33% with the eyes & lips masked to remain sharp) and I really liked the result...
Good luck!
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03/15/2004 08:09:54 PM
Great capture. One of the best from the challenge. I like the composition and see very little technically that I would consider doing anything to change but the subject's left cheek (photo right) is slightly overexposed; not blown out. It might be worth it to select the area from under the eye across to the nose, down to the top of the lip and back up at a diagonal towards the outside edge of the eye and then apply a slightly darkening curve adjustment layer just to try and even out the skin tone. I don't like the crop with so much cloth at the top as the cloth almost becomes a competitor with the subject's face and eyes for being the more prominent in the photo. Having said that, I like the shot and score it well above average. Good job just as it is.
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03/15/2004 07:20:08 PM
wow...excellent job. The eyes are captivating. Beautiful lighting as well
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03/15/2004 06:48:33 PM
Color, lighting and focus are all good. Very fine portrait.
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03/15/2004 06:19:02 PM
wow!
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03/15/2004 05:39:31 PM
Beautiful! Would have liked to see the rest of her head though. The eyes are great.
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03/15/2004 05:10:29 PM
Stunning photo.
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03/15/2004 03:30:55 PM
A striking protrait with vivid colours and beautifully framed. Hits all the right buttons - the attention is drawn with no doubt at all to the person who appears to live in the photo. Well done. 10
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03/15/2004 03:24:40 PM
A really great portrait,nothing to choose between this and one other going to give you both 9.good luck!!!!
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03/15/2004 02:10:52 PM
Outstanding , Wish i took this pic
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03/15/2004 12:49:09 PM
This is very striking and reminds me of the kind of image I'd expect to see on a magazine cover. I'd like to crop even tighter at the right (to lose all that background on that side) and a touch more on top. I think it creates a stronger composition. This is just beautiful. If the light were a touch softer on her face I think it would be perfect.
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03/15/2004 12:04:47 PM
stunning - lighting is great - focus very sharp - meets the challenge 10/10 good luck
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03/15/2004 11:48:07 AM
beautiful eyes
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03/15/2004 10:47:17 AM
Great Sharpness... nice composition... I like the colours too... You happen to shoot for National Geographic?? :o) a 10 for me
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03/15/2004 10:38:30 AM
WOW. The colors are so vibrant, and her eye are so powerful. This is truly phenomenial!!! Incredible. You will win a ribbon for this, hands down. Congrats! 10
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03/15/2004 10:12:17 AM
Wonderfully done! Love the tight cropped focus, terrific lighting, angle & composition! 10+
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03/15/2004 09:59:13 AM
I don't give 10's too often, but this shot is a winner. Really well done, I love everything about it. Congrats on a good shot.
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03/15/2004 09:18:59 AM
beautiful portrait ... terrific colors, nice lighting - left side loses detail in the darkness, tho. Still, very nice!
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03/15/2004 07:58:01 AM
Stunning! The colour of the headdress compliments the skin tones, the lighting is just right and the neutral background is perfect. The focus on the eyes is very compelling. This is a superb portrait.
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03/15/2004 02:39:04 AM
Stunning colors! She has lovely eyes, that go so well with your choice of colors. Nice lighting and focus
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03/15/2004 01:23:39 AM
Wow...those eyes just POP! Just a beautiful job with the tones and the colors.
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03/15/2004 01:00:20 AM
(I don't know how to do it but) if you killed the overly bright reflections in her eyes this would be perfect!
TC
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03/15/2004 12:48:47 AM
Excellent! Love it. 10
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03/15/2004 12:39:57 AM
I have seen this girl on National Geographic,very smart !
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03/15/2004 12:21:27 AM
Exquisite. Hope this beauty receives a ribbon. 10 of course.
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03/15/2004 12:11:57 AM
beautifully done! her eyes are captivating. eyes are what a close-up portrait is all about. Nice work!
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03/15/2004 12:09:13 AM
Perfection! 10 -danny
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