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Challenge: Peek-a-Boo (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Date: Mar 8, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 13 sec
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2008

Thanks for all the great comments. I'm really happy with a top 10 finish. Thanks to Mikaila for being my model and Susan for assisting me during the shoot.

This was shot in a fairly small room with a queen size bed right in the middle. It was the only room I could use because I could completely block out the light from the window. I hung a black sheet on the wall for the backdrop but because of the bed, I could only get my model about 2-3 feet from it. This caused the backdrop to get too much light from the flash but I figured I could fix it in PP. Light came from a homemade beauty dish with a 430ex flash held directly in front and above her face about 2 feet away. The flash was fired twice during the 13 second exposure, once for each position.

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Place: 9 out of 131
Avg (all users): 6.4035
Avg (commenters): 7.2727
Avg (participants): 6.5962
Avg (non-participants): 6.3193
Views since voting: 2983
Views during voting: 403
Votes: 171
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/28/2008 11:49:16 PM
Very nice lighting indeed. I like how you let the left model in supension, as well as the movement the image conveys.
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03/17/2008 08:13:02 AM
WOW that is amazing how you did this great job Congrats on your top 10.
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03/17/2008 12:10:51 AM
Hmmm. I really expected this to be much higher in score and rank. What i really liked about this shot compared to many of the "double exposure" type shots in past challenges is the shift in position. Not just from side to side, but the angle taken by your model in the second pose. Turned it from what would have been a static shot to somethign with way more life. Great light, great editing - should have scored much higher IMO.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2008 09:43:11 PM
Nice double-flash shot. Not twins, because the hair is identical on both. Creative.
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03/16/2008 08:02:25 PM
I like the overall effect and look of the lighting. Well executed idea.
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03/15/2008 03:54:13 PM
Nice job on the lighting. I like the idea.
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03/14/2008 02:05:15 AM
Yup, she's peek a booing. Nicely done and well exposed.
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03/12/2008 09:54:41 PM
A basic interpretation of the theme, but extremely well done. Looks like some serious studio work on this. She's got big, wide eyes. I'm a sucker for big eyes.
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03/12/2008 09:12:56 PM
The expression on your subject's face is incredible. I like the overall shot, my only complaint would be the red fingernail polish. Either go without it, or make sure the nails are long enough to handle a color like red. This is extremely nit-picky, as there is nothing wrong with using the red to tie in with everything else, it's just that the small stuff can have a HUGE impact for the positive or negative.
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03/11/2008 07:42:22 AM
Probably the best image in the challenge. Well executed, great light and colors.
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03/11/2008 01:12:52 AM
such a simple idea (firing flash twice in a long exposure), so elegantly used to execute one of the simplest yet very clever interpretation of the challenge. colors, composition, exposure, model's expression everything is just right. one of my favourites in the challenge.
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03/10/2008 11:54:09 PM
very nice shot!!!
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03/10/2008 07:33:48 PM
Creative, I like it.
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03/10/2008 07:01:43 PM
Great idea for the challenge (I'm kicking myself for not thinking of it myself!) Love the color tones and the contrasty lighting. Back to bump you up to 8.
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03/10/2008 01:25:45 PM
I like your strong and bright lighting
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