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The Boxer
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Challenge: Paul Simon Lyrics (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: Milton Keynes
Date: Jan 3, 2010
Aperture: F/14
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Sports, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2010

Another model shoot with Ais

Thanks to Emily for the makeup, Suzy for the styling and Lutchenko for getting in the way!



[Jan. 9th, 2010 06:19:43 PM]


Found some bandage wrapped it round her hands then used it to wipe the makeup off her face from the shoot. Half a sink full of water on her head to get rid of all the hairspray and job done.

Lit with two soft boxes at 45 degrees to one side.

I could not decide on the colour or this version. I still prefer the colour one, but I went with the majority decision. Did I make the right decision ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/95000-99999/99411/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_846344.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/95000-99999/99411/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_846344.jpg', '/') + 1) . '


Yeh what a result I got very worried on the last day as the harsh last minute voting that appeared to hit everyone dropped this from 7.16 to 6.95

Thanks for all the positive comments

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 151
Avg (all users): 6.9580
Avg (commenters): 8.8750
Avg (participants): 6.8462
Avg (non-participants): 7.0513
Views since voting: 5013
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 143
Comments: 35
Favorites: 21 (view)


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01/20/2010 11:56:02 AM
I like this version better. I think her skin looks better in this version vs. color one
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01/16/2010 07:05:20 PM
Very interesting use of lighting. It works well for the subject.
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01/16/2010 01:20:00 PM
Congrats on producing such a great image and for the blue. Regarding B&W vs color, the one you entered is the much more dramatic of the two.
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01/13/2010 02:26:17 PM
I love this. The eyes and hair specially make it. The dark or light colour I think depends on the mood you want. I like both.
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01/13/2010 11:33:41 AM
Nicely done! Congrats on your blue! I can kinda imagine laila ali. :)
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01/13/2010 03:59:50 AM
Well done Chris, looks like I'm in catchup mode now eh lol
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01/13/2010 03:20:34 AM
I agree ... the colour version is too pretty for the subject matter ... WHAT a POWERFUL image it is in monochrome ...

Congratulations ... I would be DAMN proud to have produced that image!
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01/13/2010 02:16:10 AM
The monotone picture has far more impact. The color is too pretty and you can see the makeup, the monotone is better.
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01/12/2010 09:22:02 PM
Chris, your portraits are top notch! Having great models always helps. I think I prefer the colour version. (but it doesn't matter..you won!!)
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01/11/2010 07:17:05 PM
Excellent shot! Congratulations. I like the intensity in her eyes. Who in their right mind could give this only a one. They must have had the scale reversed.
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01/11/2010 04:28:29 PM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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01/11/2010 03:22:37 PM
impressive, great portrait! congratulations
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01/11/2010 02:57:40 PM
Well done! Congrats!
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01/11/2010 02:02:33 PM
Smashing shot, Chris (sorry, couldn't resist ;-D Huge congrats on your shiny blue ribbon. Excellent work.
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01/11/2010 11:36:25 AM
Congrats mate quality shot
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01/11/2010 08:37:12 AM
Chris, CONGRATULATIONS! You are fast becoming my new FAVORITE portrait photographer! Wow! As far as color vs. black & white /sepia, I think you have a case where you couldn't go wrong. Either one would have won top honors. I tend to be like you tho and for some reason generally prefer color photography, but I don't know in this case -- I think you did pick the right one. It is strong and AMAZING!
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01/11/2010 07:13:45 AM
Arent' you glad you went with the majority decision? The color version is a great image but IMHO the sepia is the most powerful and telling image. Congrats!
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01/11/2010 04:37:44 AM
Well, you could go either way, I also think the colour version is very good, but the sepia one is excellent. I think you would have ribboned with either :)

Nice work, great portrait!
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01/11/2010 03:08:45 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and making your profile page!
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01/11/2010 02:26:31 AM
Congrats on the blue, excellent portrait!
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01/11/2010 12:54:46 AM
Congratulations!

Intresting, it looks like that the female boxer beat the male boxer on front page.
Just a fun coincident, of course the photo of the red ribbon boxer is great, too.
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01/11/2010 12:49:42 AM
Very penatrating eyes. Congrats on your Blue Ribbon.
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01/11/2010 12:17:06 AM
Great job here , one of my favs for this challenge. Congrats on the Blue !
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01/11/2010 12:13:56 AM
This was one of my top scores.. tells a story - Congratulations!!
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01/11/2010 12:11:29 AM
Go Adrian! Congratulations on the fantastic finish! Thank your model for sure!
Great work!
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01/11/2010 12:06:58 AM
Whoo, I barely finished voting in time! I'm glad I got to this in time, I gave you a 9. It was my favourite in the challenge, and I see now that everybody agrees with me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2010 10:29:31 PM
I really like this one, probably the best of the lot. looks like this could be a movie poster.
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01/06/2010 09:30:27 PM
Great shot, tells the story. Comp is very good, B&W makes the shot. Perhaps a bit much 'dirt' on her, but still one of my favorites.
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01/06/2010 09:18:53 PM
I like it; very powerful
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01/06/2010 04:23:55 AM
This is my favorite in this challenge. Great image. I like it very much. 10
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01/05/2010 08:42:13 PM
Another great Boxer photo. This one by far the best! Great eyes, they really draw you in, and the grime on the skin and wrap makes this look authentic. 10.
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01/05/2010 04:54:02 PM
Awesome entry ... great make up and great light ... my fav for the challenge 10
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01/04/2010 05:47:06 PM
intense- top 5
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01/04/2010 03:41:44 AM
Captivating! Awesome job!
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01/04/2010 12:11:36 AM
WOW! What a portrait! Love the framing,expressions & above all post processing. A ribbon for sure!
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