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Happily Married
Happily Married

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Challenge: 2 Person Portrait (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: Milwaukee--The Harbor Room
Date: Jun 14, 2008
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2008

Met these two at a wedding and caught a shot of them. I thought they were a nice and unique looking couple. I probably wouldn't have cropped as tight, but there was a big blown out white spot in the background to the right of him.


Post Challenge: 25th place--not bad! Some good stuff in here. I was happy w/ how this turned out. Thanks to the those that left comments.

Place: 25 out of 122
Avg (all users): 6.2140
Avg (commenters): 7.7778
Avg (participants): 6.3409
Avg (non-participants): 6.1878
Views since voting: 1303
Views during voting: 410
Votes: 257
Comments: 13
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06/29/2008 07:54:11 PM
Critique Club Review:

Color Saturation Hue: N/A Brightness and Contrast: Very well done. Focus and depth of field: Focus is excellent. Depth of field may be just a tiny bit shallow. The upper part of the man's right shoulder, his right ear and the hair go a bit soft. Otherwise very nice job of separating the couple from a busy background. I especially like the crispness of her hair against the contrasting background.

I like the pose, the picture tells a story of a happy couple at a special occasion.

I fear there might be a little over processing here. Even though this is a black and white photo, there is something a bit odd. I can't quite put my finger on it, but the skin tones look a little bit wrong. I would think there would be more contrast between the skin and the clothing. The same goes for the hair. It almost reminds me a little of an infra red picture. It's not huge, but just a bit off.

I try to spend some time with each picture I review. I enjoy this much more than voting as I have the luxury of exploring the images more deeply.

Overall I have really enjoyed your image. Congratualtions on a top 25 finish.
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06/25/2008 10:28:29 AM
Hiya! Thanks for your comment! Congrats on your 25th position too! Got a nice ring to it 25th :-D
I really like this portrait - it's got alot of warmth of feeling.
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06/25/2008 06:23:41 AM
Excellent work here - I love the quite comfort captured in this portrait. The two look so relaxed together, as if they have spent a lifetime together...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2008 10:55:37 PM
Hope I'm this happy over the years :) Nice shot
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06/22/2008 02:08:09 PM
Nice b/w shot and good lighting.
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06/21/2008 05:29:53 AM
An excellent photo, right on the money for the challenge. It's a 10 and I'm sure it will end up if not with the Blue then in the top 10 for sure.
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06/20/2008 05:47:42 PM
Nice photo! They look so happy!! 9
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06/20/2008 01:31:51 AM
One of my top picks.

natural smiles and they seem to really belong together

good crop and DOF, catchlights, flattering lighting etc. looks good to me
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06/19/2008 06:55:48 PM
You captured a sense of unity in this portrait. Nice soft lighting too. Suits the subject. 8.
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06/19/2008 11:25:21 AM
Great picture! Pay attention to angles in the ambient light, if you would have caught a little more in their eyes, it would have made this picture alot better
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06/19/2008 09:18:26 AM
One of the best this challenge - 7
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06/18/2008 02:11:47 PM
There's a lovely emotive quality in this shot. Nicely done.
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06/18/2008 01:53:50 AM
Great emotions, dof is just right(starts to fade at his shoulder), should be in the top 10.
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