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L, Underground
L, Underground

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Challenge: Environmental Portrait II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG for Canon
Location: New York City
Date: Mar 15, 2008
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: .6 sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 18, 2008

Okay, setup... Lauren in the subway. Really slow shutter speed, teeny aperture and a speedlight in my left hand. I pressed the shutter button, tried hard to hold still, and fired the flash at Lauren manually to get the frozen girl/moving background vibe.

Place: 86 out of 159
Avg (all users): 5.3563
Avg (commenters): 6.5833
Avg (participants): 5.5593
Avg (non-participants): 5.2970
Views since voting: 748
Views during voting: 380
Votes: 261
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/25/2008 03:14:20 PM
Nice black and white processing.I like how she stands out from her environment.
03/25/2008 10:39:17 AM
I usually look for a connection between the subject and the environment and how it shows a peice of their personality (candid or posed). I don't really see it here in any direction. I'm not sure why you placed her in this environment...unless she works or lives in the Underground???
03/25/2008 09:52:59 AM
I love the movement in the BG and the B&W really works for this... nice work!
03/25/2008 07:51:51 AM
Nice work with the lighting on this - very effective portrait.
03/22/2008 09:46:40 AM
The way your subject is lit makes this photo work for me...great use of depth of field -- gives this image a 3D effect
03/21/2008 12:58:31 PM
I think you captured the subject well. Nice expression on the face and the eyes. My only problem is that I cannot really tell the story behind the picture. How does the L define your subject? How is she interacting with the environment? The only thing I get is a pretty girl waiting for a train. Is she going shopping? To work? I won't go as far as to say that this DNMC, because you obviously know the answers to my questions or you wouldn't have taken this shot. :)
03/21/2008 12:33:21 AM
Cool - but I don't get it: is L the model and what's relating L to the underground?
03/20/2008 09:15:32 PM
I like this one. The movement of the people in the background adds a nice effect.
03/20/2008 08:20:19 PM
Nice dynamic framing and I like the underlighting on the modle in contrast with the down lighting of the backround, but the highlights on her face are a bit blown on my monitor.
03/20/2008 04:32:53 AM
very nice well done i like how she is off center it works well
03/19/2008 06:25:42 PM
This is a nice portrait, but I'm not sure that the environment helps define the subject, other than simply being in the underground. For an EP, the subject and environment should complement one another.

The lighting on her face is excellent and great choice to go grayscale.
03/19/2008 12:29:43 PM
I like this portrait, but can't tell much about her by her surroundings.

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