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Fortitude-"I can get through this"
Fortitude-"I can get through this"
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 7 Heavenly Virtues II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Fionas House
Date: Jun 23, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 24, 2008

okay so I originally shot this for the 7 deadly sins challenge for Sloth, because I read something that said it means unhappiness, but later found out that's not the case. But I think that it fits in this challenge just as good.

I picked this photo for it because you can see she's dressed for a funeral, but even though she's crying she's being mentally tough and trying to hold it together.

minimal PP:neat image, smart sharpen,contrast +33,midtones bump in levels, and save for web

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 83
Avg (all users): 6.3769
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.2308
Avg (non-participants): 6.4125
Views since voting: 1835
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 199
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/07/2008 09:00:12 PM
Critique Club Review:

Color Saturation and Hue: Colors are natural, skin tones are excellent!

Brightness and Contrast: Excellent work. Details are held in the highlights, and the darks are nice and inky.

Focus and depth of field: Lazer sharp focus, depth of field is about perfect for this type of image.

There are only two very minor things I can think of that you might want to look at in this image. There is a pale area to the right of her neck that is a little distracting. I'm not sure if it is background or what. But it is disconnected from everything else, and almost comes across as lens flare, which should not be the case with this lighting. The tear does not look quite real. Placing and size comes across as suspect to my eye. (Now if she really is crying I'm gonna feel like a jerk.)

Other than the two above mentioned details, this image is killer.

Congratulations on a very well deserved top ten finish.
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07/02/2008 03:04:14 AM
I recognised this model :) Congrats on a great finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/01/2008 10:27:25 PM
Beautiful, captivating shot.
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06/30/2008 02:43:35 PM
How her body blends into the background is great.
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06/30/2008 02:19:37 PM
Nice use of lighting.
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06/27/2008 11:36:04 PM
Convincing! Are those real tears? Can't wait to read about it.
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06/27/2008 10:23:34 PM
Nice picture, well focused, good lighting.
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06/27/2008 05:16:20 PM
beautiful model and i love your lighting
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06/27/2008 11:40:28 AM
I really like the lighting here. The black dress, tear drops and the droopy eyes add to the mood of the picture.
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06/26/2008 07:45:29 PM
great detail on the tear
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06/26/2008 07:30:23 PM
noisemaker? that looks like his cutie pie model. nice shot /8
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06/26/2008 01:32:46 PM
VERY VERY nice portrait. 10.
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06/25/2008 09:12:08 PM
WAY AWESOME shot 10
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06/25/2008 11:08:05 AM
beautiful shot, like the red in the hair and the soft makeup, the eye makeup is perfect
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06/25/2008 08:45:12 AM
great lighting.. the tear is just the right touch..
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06/25/2008 02:11:31 AM
Some people can emote, and others can't. Congratulations to your model, she sells the feeling very well. The tear is a nice touch.
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