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Belle et la Bete (Beauty and the Beast)
Belle et la Bete (Beauty and the Beast)
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Opposites (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 700
Location: My apartment, Providence, Rhode Island
Date: May 7, 2004
Galleries: Emotive, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: May 7, 2004

My son and daughter modeled for me (like troopers!). Backdrop was a white sheet, lighting was a Home Depot reflector light with a soft white 60 watt bulb. I hooked it up to a cheap mike stand. Not perfect but it worked okay. I set the camera ISO to +2. This was shot in my basement apartment. I actually oened the door at the top of the stairs to let in some light from the outside door.
I shot some of these in with the camera set to B&W but this one was shot in color and converted to B&W in Photoshop. I converted it back to RGB, adjusted the Brightness/Contrast a tad, and adjusted the color levels with Hue/Saturation.

Statistics
Place: 25 out of 286
Avg (all users): 5.8746
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 5.8889
Avg (non-participants): 5.8644
Views since voting: 1980
Votes: 303
Comments: 19
Favorites: 2 (view)


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02/01/2006 08:54:35 PM
I think this is a great shot! That's what I am, I dance in the evenings and I used to be a construction worker/truck driver...so that is totally me! Adding to my faves!
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05/19/2004 02:31:27 AM
cool shot...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2004 10:45:10 PM
very nice. extremely creative.
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05/18/2004 04:16:47 PM
Great idea...extra points for originality. More contrast might have helped.
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05/17/2004 04:11:06 AM
I like the contrast and sepia like tone to this shot... good job.
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05/15/2004 01:19:26 PM
I think I would have liked this picture better if it was taken horizontally as opposed to vertically. It would also be nice to have their entire shoes in the picture.
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05/14/2004 10:56:51 PM
Very original. I especially like that the shoes are filled. Nice contrast in dress/tone and gender. 10
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05/14/2004 04:27:34 PM
I like your subject and tone effect. Nice composition.
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05/14/2004 12:54:04 PM
I like much: Originality of opposite expression in this picture. - title - The soft lighting. - The choice of B&W. Composition. One of my prefered picture.
I like less: Folds in the linen piece.
Score: 10
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05/14/2004 12:39:05 PM
Very creative!
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05/14/2004 11:32:45 AM
Good idea and an ok image. May lack a litle contrast for my opinon.
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05/14/2004 01:09:06 AM
well thought out. excellent B&W.
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05/13/2004 09:03:27 PM
Even for a studio shot, I think there is too much shadow
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05/13/2004 03:23:32 PM
Great original idea, well taken photograph. The composition is intelligent and the lighting works well in B&W. Great work. 10
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05/13/2004 10:04:38 AM
Love your lighting. Special. The bottom crop/right crop are really tight. Still excellent focus, composition and that light is great. good work.
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05/12/2004 05:40:20 PM
good idea... might be even better to show the entire persona of each model... a GI and a ballerina dancing would be intersting
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05/12/2004 04:01:55 AM
great quality...the wrinkles in the fabric give it a nice texture
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05/12/2004 02:27:39 AM
we got the same idea... nice light !, better mood !
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05/12/2004 02:19:16 AM
I really like the contrast in subjects here, works well. Nice light.7.
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