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noir et blanc

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Sydney
Date: May 11, 2008
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2008

My attempt of the Man Ray classic. Many thanks to Ilyse for modeling.

Levels, curves, hue-sat, B/W conversion, Gaussian blur added to back of head to minimize stray hair and to give illusion of narrower depth of field, cloned out a few skin blemishes.

Well it is now 20 days later and I can't help myself....I have fiddled a bit more and have basically softened & lightened the whole thing...will give more detail if it does any good.

Place: 108 out of 481
Avg (all users): 6.0637
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.1034
Avg (non-participants): 5.9512
Views since voting: 1184
Views during voting: 273
Votes: 157
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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07/03/2008 11:21:47 PM
This is wonderful. Knowing the original piece, I appreciate this version very much. Excellent execution all around.
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06/08/2008 05:27:40 PM
The tones here blew me away. Nice work.
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06/08/2008 01:57:35 AM
This was one of my 10s of the Free Study.

Very Man Ray-esque - lovely tones, perfect composition. Probably too arty for DPC and a higher score - though I really love it.

Message edited by author 2008-06-08 12:43:03.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2008 03:49:41 PM
Ah, like the Man Ray photo. Beautifully done. I'll be back later to bump this up. :-)
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06/06/2008 12:21:09 PM
this would have been great in the mask challenge, I love how she appears to be sleeping and the mask wide awake
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06/04/2008 08:37:33 AM
This just gives me tingles - - 10!!!!!!!!!
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06/01/2008 09:53:40 PM
very good lighting here. really gives that 3D feel to it.
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06/01/2008 09:22:41 PM
Very interesting.
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06/01/2008 03:07:57 PM
Smooth, beautiful lighting.
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06/01/2008 07:54:20 AM
lighting is great, quirky image...not sure what that thing is, but it put her to sleep :)
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