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Challenge: Glamour (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Portsmouth
Date: May 18, 2009
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2 sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2009

This is my daughter Genevieve. I was looking for a Forties Hollywood Studio type portrait. This was as close as I could get. Lighting was a bit of a mare! I used a standard household ceiling spotlight and a cone of card to highlight Genevieve's face and a longish exposure.

Very little PP. Convert to B&W, convert from RAW, Resize, Neat Image and save for web.

I am really happy with the result and I hope it does well.

A PB for me and a top 10 Cool!!!

Place: 9 out of 83
Avg (all users): 6.5346
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.1000
Avg (non-participants): 6.5913
Views since voting: 2880
Views during voting: 553
Votes: 260
Comments: 15
Favorites: 3 (view)

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06/28/2009 11:27:02 AM
Really beautiful.
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06/25/2009 08:10:10 AM
Yeah, the lighting is outstanding. Diggin' those eyelashes too. :~)
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06/25/2009 02:46:44 AM
Very nice shot - love those great big eyes.
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05/27/2009 02:22:12 PM
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What a GREAT shot! Beautiful model, beautiful pose, superb lighting and conversion--the skin tonality and texture is perfectly done.
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05/27/2009 01:04:30 PM
Very nice photo. Shame about the nose stud thing. well done Andrew for achieving 9th place. Mark.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/26/2009 01:30:30 PM
This could have been an old Hollywood headshot. I love the mood and the lighting.
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05/23/2009 06:23:40 PM
This is a beautiful photo, I like the throwback to the old time Hollywood. 8
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05/22/2009 09:01:23 AM
Beautiful shot. Love the simplicity of the black and white, blank backdrop and strategic lighting, adds impact to the face itself, particularly the eyes. One of your best yet!
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05/22/2009 05:17:44 AM
amazing light.. though, lack of focus on the her left eye, and there is a big whiye reflection in it.. easy photoshop tool could have remove it...
Love it- 9
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05/21/2009 01:03:39 AM
I like the use of lighting. Simple, yet elegant.
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05/20/2009 12:25:20 PM
I love this photo, perfect lighting, model, and pose. Cropped from a Humphrey Bogart movie poster, right? Excellent.
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05/20/2009 08:55:49 AM
I like the lighting, the pose, and the processing (B/W) choice. A strong entry for the challenge. Perhaps a smidge too much smoothing of the face, but hey, maybe her skin is that smooth? :-)
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05/20/2009 04:52:57 AM
This has such a 'Greta Garbo' look - it's absolutely beautiful! 9
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05/20/2009 02:43:31 AM
This reminds me of a Liza minnelli shot - beautiful lighting and those eyelashes really work
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05/20/2009 12:06:35 AM
Nice lighting. Score would have been higher without the booger ring.
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