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Beauty and the Bridge
Beauty and the Bridge
smardaz


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2008-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Compact Hyperzoom Aspherical for Canon
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Date: Nov 23, 2008
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Nov 26, 2008

well if you dont know who this is then you have not looked through my portfolio enough. Sofia and I were shooting at various spots around down town Tacoma. I wanted to shoot by the glass museum but was forced away as they were shooting a movie there. I accidently found this place and immediately fell in love with it as a backdrop. looking through my shots you can see Sofia growing up over the last few years and this shot just blows me away.

In Lightroom:
Clarity,vibrance,fill light

In PS:
lens correction,dodge/burn,kodak air brush,hue sat

[Dec. 6th, 2008 01:34:19 PM]

i'm cracking up reading how people just cant connect the bridge and the model, i could make up a few stories for this scene although honestly i had no story in mind when i shot it

Statistics
Place: 169 out of 417
Avg (all users): 5.7821
Avg (commenters): 6.0833
Avg (participants): 5.7009
Avg (non-participants): 5.9592
Views since voting: 1116
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 156
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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05/28/2014 08:22:50 PM
Great lighting on Sofia's face and vest. Wonderful portrait.
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12/08/2008 04:52:31 PM
Originally posted by boyd2000:

Care to enlighten those of us that are a little slow about the significance of the bridge Jason? Is it the bridge to her growing up? Wow, I can't believe Sofia ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ScooterMcNutty is a 15 year old! She looks like a model. She has really matured in the past couple of years and I'm sure has a great future ahead of her. Kailey is pretty cool too. Good job, but until I see an explanation my (and other peoples) comment below still stands. ;-)


ok....are you guys ready? is everyone sitting down? have you put the kids to bed? here is the story:THERE IS NO FREAKIN STORY!!!! lol seriously we were out shooting in Tacoma and I just really like the underside of the bridge as a backdrop, i liked the randomness of someone all made up standing under a bridge in the inner city. when i was getting these comments during the voting i was thinking "man, if this was one of those bizarre ads in vogue magazine people would think the photographer was brilliant"
As for the title, it was just the first thing that came to mind, basically just the two main elements in the shot, thats all :)
12/08/2008 03:28:23 PM
Care to enlighten those of us that are a little slow about the significance of the bridge Jason? Is it the bridge to her growing up? Wow, I can't believe Sofia ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ScooterMcNutty is a 15 year old! She looks like a model. She has really matured in the past couple of years and I'm sure has a great future ahead of her. Kailey is pretty cool too. Good job, but until I see an explanation my (and other peoples) comment below still stands. ;-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2008 12:43:43 AM
sofia looks incredibly beautiful and enigmatic in this brilliant portrait jason ...
looks like it was a close race in the challenge for you both .. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2008 06:30:55 AM
Very nice separation, and composition.
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12/06/2008 01:08:33 PM
Technical fundamentals are there, but there really is no context or story for this shot to take it to the next level.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/06/2008 09:42:49 AM
Okay......kind of a weird title but an excellent portrait. IMNSHO the bridge is irrelevant. 7
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12/06/2008 04:13:59 AM
Your model is just gorgeous, but the bridge just doesn't fit in IMHO. Nice lighting. If you had a very shallow DOF or more plain background it would be much nicer.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/05/2008 11:27:43 PM
Quite an improvement over your "practice" images. Better job with the background here, and good skin tones and pose.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/05/2008 11:03:41 PM
Pleasant evening lighting on a pretty girl. I'm not sure the background scenery adds to it for me.
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12/05/2008 01:02:43 PM
What a pretty model.
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12/05/2008 09:51:06 AM
Nice soft lighting, nice dof, great composition. I prefer portraits with a little more life in them, she seems very plastic/stoic in this, almost like a doll. Maybe that's what you were going for though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/05/2008 09:26:41 AM
I don't think the location complements the model very well. 6
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12/05/2008 09:24:11 AM
This is quite good. I like the way her skin has rendered, a like the catchlight in her eyes. However, I feel that the pose is very 'forced' and the background could have been thrown into some nicer 'bokeh'. I will certainly come back to this after the challenge and take another look.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/03/2008 08:10:47 PM
Yes. That's the best one of the series.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/03/2008 06:42:21 PM
Great dof and spot on focus. I like how she is almost looking at the camera, I find myself looking over my left shoulder to try to see what she is looking at!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2008 09:45:12 PM
I'm not sure why the bridge is important... It seems an odd backdrop (especially if one ignores the title), but she's well lit and almost doll like in the processing. It makes me think of a video game for some reason. She's quite beautiful. (not voting yet)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2008 08:09:01 AM
I dig the soft lighting, I think I would have wanted to see it with the backround even more out of focus but still visibly a bridge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2008 08:45:12 PM
the portrait is excellent - light, details, focus - the bridge does not add anything to the shot IMO - sorry...
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