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Challenge: Soft Focus IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Date: May 11, 2008
ISO: 100
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2008

I hope sepia is allowed in basic editing

Place: 61 out of 203
Avg (all users): 5.6667
Avg (commenters): 6.7143
Avg (participants): 5.5690
Avg (non-participants): 5.7120
Views since voting: 814
Views during voting: 374
Votes: 183
Comments: 15
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06/07/2008 09:56:17 AM
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Lovely young lady, nice pose and the sepia does work for me on this. Apparently it worked for quite a few.
06/07/2008 09:49:40 AM
I LOVE THIS!! (Hey, is this shot at Dunvegan Keep??)
05/26/2008 10:08:11 AM
Very 'Bridehead Revisited' type composition, which leaves the viewer to fill in the story (a facet of great photography in my opinion).

Makes me think of a wife waving her husband off to fight in the first world war. There is monetary richness in the home, but no amount of cash can ease the pain of departure

Great job
05/21/2008 08:56:26 PM
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05/21/2008 08:45:47 AM
Heh - pretty woman beats a flower with hot pixel any day :p

Your people shots are getting more and more interesting. Like I said, I don't think the title is fitting with this because this looks like a Grecian scene more than anything. I think the sepia works well with that theme to. Nice jump from 5.5 :D
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05/20/2008 07:18:10 PM
Great composition, though the wave looks forced.
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05/19/2008 08:23:57 PM
beautiful subject and tonality, the sense of light is perfect. I find myself slightly distracted by the sliver of dark window on the left, as I think I would be more at ease viewing this image if her hair and eyes were the darkest elements. Once past the basic editing rules, a selective dodge lightening of the window sliver might be worth playing with, as might be a tiny bit of darkening of the pillars on the left and right--make her the lightest element here. Or ignore everything I just said, either way you got an 8 from me!
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05/18/2008 03:04:47 PM
Wow!! Very elegant woman. You did a great job in capturing her outstanding beauty!
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05/16/2008 12:39:11 AM
hah, the title was the last thing i would expect to accompany this!

very nicely taken, love the tones and the pose

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05/15/2008 06:31:14 AM
This is a nice composition, however I'm not overly fond of the tones you've used, this may be that my monitor needs calibration but I feel this might have been nicer as a b&w.
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05/15/2008 01:49:11 AM
I like how the pillars frame the shot. Moving to the left a bit with have removed the black of the left hand window though.
The sepia works well with the soft mood you are trying to capture. The model's dress works well with the soft focus concept as well. Her pose is unfortunately a little stiff. It would also be nice if her hand was motionless when you snapped the shot as the motion blur is a little distracting.

And the title? You aren't taking a picture of Ellie May so the Clampett title doesn't work here.
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05/15/2008 12:37:38 AM
she looks a bit stiff and uncomfortable
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05/14/2008 10:42:43 PM
Quite alluring......
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05/14/2008 03:16:09 PM
she looks uncomfortable, like her arm is causing her pain, nice sepia though, great concept for soft focus
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05/14/2008 02:04:16 PM
your focus is not soft enough the pose is good but I dont like the sepia.
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