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Lost Woman
Lost Woman
BJokerud


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rock Song Titles (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 16-85 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: Sundvollhovet
Date: Mar 29, 2009
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1250"
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2009

First of all I have to thank my beautifull and patient girlfriend for sticking with me through my endless nagging about photographing and still volunteer to model for me. You're one of a kind sweetie!

I had several ideas for this challenge. I had titles like "Screaming for Vengeance", "When a blind man Cries", "November Rain" etc in mind, but since my girlfriend wanted to model we had to find something suitable for a young woman, thus "Lost Woman" by James Gang. We went on location and shot several photos, originally for "Strange Kind of Woman" (which she is), but we decided going for this one.

Whatever score this may get wont change the fact that I had a wonderfull time shooting on location with my girlfriend, and I hope I get to do that again with her!

Post-processing:

Shot in Raw, fixed a little in raw.
Opened
Soft light layer with a high pass filter.
Merge.
Overlay layer at 35 opacity.
Merge.
Adjustment layer: channel Mixer, fooling around in monocrom till I got the result I wanted.
Merge.
Canvas to add a border.
Scaled down!

Statistics
Place: 116 out of 175
Avg (all users): 5.2857
Avg (commenters): 6.2000
Avg (participants): 5.0299
Avg (non-participants): 5.5205
Views since voting: 595
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 140
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0


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03/15/2010 07:04:47 PM
This is very nice. I love the high contrast B&W.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/06/2009 06:11:18 PM
You're doing good, interesting work. I faved you so I can keep an eye on you.

Heck, it's not your fault your girlfriend looks like a fashion model! ha ha ha
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2009 10:52:23 PM
Not quite creating the frisson or defamiliarization to win me over completely, probably because of the fashionableness of the model, but it is a delightfully strange picture nonetheless.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/01/2009 11:20:48 PM
Very neat idea! I don't know the song, but she looks lost so that is all the matters!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/01/2009 09:13:28 PM
I think I would have liked to have seen more background so she really looked lost for this particular challenge, but otherwise an excellent shot, nice b&w toning
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/01/2009 05:28:35 PM
Cool shot.
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03/30/2009 11:32:56 AM
good idea but ambiguous in terms of setting, and in this case I think a more candid setup would have added more in terms of impact.
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