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Lady by the lake.
Lady by the lake.

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Life III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Armadale, Perth, Western Australia
Date: Jan 11, 2009
Aperture: F4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320 sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2009

This is a lovely lady that [user]Ter[/user] referred to me to have some photos done. We had a great time and got some awesome photos.

Opened from RAW through Photoshop, cropped, two layers of channel mixer to get the black and white, did the black and white with blue filter at 50% opacity and with green filter and 100%. Merged visible, resized, usm twice, first 50% 0.9 then 30% 0.6, saved for web.

Place: 162 out of 200
Avg (all users): 4.9000
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8077
Avg (non-participants): 4.9878
Views since voting: 652
Votes: 160
Comments: 9
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01/19/2009 05:56:48 AM
Hi Dave
a really nice image of Selina
when i was talking to her the other day she said she had a great time too
i have to agree with a few others tho
that it is a tad dark
but also the B&W works nicely
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/18/2009 10:02:32 AM
So dark...why?
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01/17/2009 07:13:31 PM
Shadow on the face distracts. Like the relaxed style.
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01/13/2009 05:09:25 PM
I like this, a little fill flash on her face from the left would have helped a little
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01/13/2009 04:57:27 AM
This has great potential, but lacks impact for some reason, and I'm trying to put my finger on what it is.

- I think the loss of detail in the dress is one thing, plus the composition is missing something.
- The edge of the lake looks like it's cutting her head off, which shouldn't make a difference but it does.
- I think the subject is the lady, and the lake has become a distracting element.
- The light is a bit harsh, creating unflattering shadows on her face
- The tonal range is a bit flat - lots of mid-greys and blacks, not many highlights.

Sorry for being critical. My own entry is flagging, and I wish people would try to help me understand why, so hopefully this is helpful to you.
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01/12/2009 09:14:32 PM
Good idea, but there's not enough contrast, and the pose doesn't cut it for me.
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01/12/2009 05:32:55 PM
Good lightning and great model. Her legs look lovely in this - they're set off by the nice shoes! A good pose and nice composition.
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01/12/2009 02:32:47 PM
ok shot... good lighting. Though the spot on her nose, I assume is a booger ring, is a distraction.
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01/12/2009 11:04:11 AM
Very cute model, and I like your choice of black and white for this.
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