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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM
Date: Jul 18, 2009
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2009

This was an outtake for the portrait challenge. It is a drop dead gorgeous picture of Em and I adore it and since I didn't have anything I preferred from this month for the free study I decided to enter it.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 419
Avg (all users): 6.9864
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 6.9391
Avg (non-participants): 7.1563
Views since voting: 5729
Views during voting: 292
Votes: 147
Comments: 43
Favorites: 21 (view)


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10/22/2009 05:14:07 PM
I love it! A new favorite.
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08/12/2009 09:00:50 PM
A wonderful portrait that truly conveys more than is seen. Very well done!
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08/12/2009 12:24:42 PM
Absolutely gorgeous!
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08/12/2009 11:22:08 AM
OMG! She is so beautiful! Great shot. I love the light.
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08/11/2009 07:33:54 PM
The lighting is awesome--very natural. The darkest part of the picture are her eyes and lashes...very striking.
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08/10/2009 09:20:32 PM
Beautiful light, congratulations on the much deserved ribbon.
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08/09/2009 08:07:57 PM
Congrats, Claire! It is, as you say, a drop dead gorgeous picture.
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08/09/2009 06:49:14 PM
This is definitely a gorgeous picture of her, and I definitely like the composition and am highly impressed with the lighting that you were able to achieve with this shot. Good job!!
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08/08/2009 01:13:10 PM
Congratulations! Beautiful model & love the exposure!
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08/08/2009 12:31:51 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon - very well deserved.
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08/08/2009 10:37:34 AM
trully and utterly stunning. its beautiful
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08/08/2009 09:49:53 AM
Congrats Claire.
08/08/2009 09:48:49 AM
Beautiful light. Congrats on the ribbon.
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08/08/2009 08:11:51 AM
Absolutely superb portrait of an incredibly beautiful woman. Congratulations!
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08/08/2009 07:42:14 AM
So beutiful! well done!
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08/08/2009 06:40:52 AM
stunning stunning stunning well done
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08/08/2009 06:21:46 AM
Lovely portrait,nicely done and congrats!
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08/08/2009 04:32:16 AM
I just added this as a fave as Em truly is, as you say, 'drop dead gorgeous'...she looks like an angel...congrats
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08/08/2009 02:57:46 AM
You should change your name to lovetheyellow. :P

Message edited by author 2009-08-08 02:58:24.
08/08/2009 12:58:13 AM
Fabulous potrait. Huge congrats
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08/08/2009 12:56:36 AM
Wonderful! Congratulations!
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08/08/2009 12:32:34 AM
Congrats on 3rd! I was one of your 8's. Nice photo!
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08/08/2009 12:31:53 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! I love this-gave you a 10.
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08/08/2009 12:30:26 AM
Gorgeous portrait! grats on the well deserved ribbon :)
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08/08/2009 12:23:57 AM
another amazing portrait! Congrats on the ribbon Claire ;)
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08/08/2009 12:08:31 AM
I can feel her emotion. Lovely. congrats on your ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2009 05:14:03 PM
This is so lovely :)
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08/07/2009 01:43:19 PM
Great use of the plant to add interest to the portrait. The lighting is great with the strong high backlighting and I guess a reflector to really brint those eyes to life? Great expression and perfect DOF for a stunning black and white portrait
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08/07/2009 12:45:42 PM
The lighting in this portrait is excellent. Beautiful photo.
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08/07/2009 12:16:40 PM
This is simply stunning. The model is very beautiful, which always helps the photographer, but it is also a shot that is beautifully executed. The use of light is really good, as are all the technicals, but it is the styling that marks this out for me - lovely.
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08/04/2009 10:17:24 PM
loved this picture except I think with such captivating eyes a more into the lens or forward glance would be more inviting.
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08/03/2009 10:29:48 AM
Very nice portrait!
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08/02/2009 02:51:02 PM
so beautiful!
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08/02/2009 11:20:35 AM
Very nice portrait, I love it in bw. 10
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08/02/2009 03:51:35 AM
stunning, breathtaking beauty...wonderful eyes...wow 9
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08/01/2009 09:49:56 PM
I really like the idea behind this shot, but it appears (to me) that it was squished. I don't know if it's the angle, my monitor, my eyes or what but it looks like the vertical aspect has been squished down. I could be wrong, but that's how I see the image.

EDIT: I've looked at this on another monitor and the squishiness referred above was specific to the other computer. On this one I don't notice it. Sorry. Now that I see it on this monitor it is great.
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08/01/2009 05:15:30 PM
7 - Very nice image - lighting, model, make up, clothing, hand pose, glance, eyes, hair - especially with the natural sunlight. I like the flower elements too, very nice and feminine, without (apparent) softening too, which works well. Biggest issue for me is the overall balance and cropping. Either both shoulders in and more space (obviously) to the right) else a slightly tighter crop on the left.
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08/01/2009 10:54:07 AM
Great portrait. The back light from the sun is very dramatic. She is lost in her thoughts, despite the flowering plant.
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08/01/2009 10:53:04 AM
Nice portrait. The B&W works well for this.
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08/01/2009 02:45:25 AM
I think this is the crying girl from the portrait challenge. For me this is a better shot.
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08/01/2009 02:22:18 AM
A portrait master class - it's this combination of softness and sharpness that I never seem to be able to pull off.
08/01/2009 01:09:45 AM
This one is better than the Portrait entry! Didn't think is was possible! Good Luck.
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08/01/2009 12:19:39 AM
isnt this the sad birthmark girl from previous challenge? I love this photo so much better. she is beautiful and you capture it perfectly.
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