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Street Portrait
Street Portrait

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Challenge: Duotones IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Date: Jun 11, 2009
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Street
Date Uploaded: Jun 13, 2009

Shot on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. I met this woman about a year and a half ago when she was out playing her fiddle. I photographed her for an Environmental Portrait challenge.

I chatted with her again and took this portrait.

I've also photographed her husband.

Post processing in Lightroom and CS4.

Place: 95 out of 253
Avg (all users): 5.6774
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.6341
Avg (non-participants): 5.7619
Views since voting: 650
Views during voting: 201
Votes: 124
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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06/24/2009 06:56:14 AM
Hello from the Critique Club-
As soon as I view your photo, I am drawn directly to the subjectís eyes. There is great detail and the irises have an interesting hue, which contrasts with the rest of the photo and helps to set them off nicely. Thereís a lot going on in your photo, but it isnít cluttered and the background is nicely obliterated, which does a great job of isolating your subject and also works quite well with your excellent choice of sepia. Iím not too sure how I feel about the reflections in the glassesÖ obviously this wasnít up to you to dictate since itís another street portrait, but the legs especially on the right lens are a bit distracting to me. I like the expression on her face, itís interesting and somewhat ambiguous. Personally, Iím not a big fan of your specific choice for the border. I think I might like a thin black border, or maybe an inset black border. All in all though, I really like this and would personally have voted it higher than what your final score was.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2009 10:00:33 PM
A very interesting character face you've given us. Much to explore. Good for you! (not voting)
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06/17/2009 03:53:08 PM
this is just great...her jewelry, her expression...well done
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06/16/2009 09:41:51 PM
I like this... specially her eyes... i just think it would be better to avoid those legs on the glasses...
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06/15/2009 01:13:44 PM
GREAT look, excellent character.
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