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Wishingdove


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Challenge: Best of 2009 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Olympus SP-570 UZ
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: Aug 20, 2009
Aperture: 2.97
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2010

This photo was taken of my daughter for the "DRAMA" challenge. I ended up submitting another photograph which turned out fairly well...but, I was torn between the two of them. But, it also seems as though she is pondering about something very intensly...thats how I ended up with the title. I love this photograph.

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Votes: 256
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02/05/2010 06:41:58 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I think the tones in this portrait are excellent. The light on the far side of the face away from the camera is a little strong and flattens things a little. ISO seems a little high at 1600...surely 400 or even 200 would have been adequate. Good use of leading lines with her eyes.

Background is a little blah, but if there were something interesting to look at, the eye would have been drawn away from her. I like the perspective and expression.

Overall, an unconventional portrait of a girl thinking, but it works well. Good work!

Feel free to pm me with any questions,

Susan
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2010 06:59:40 AM
I don't understand the torn reference, but a nice portrait.....6
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01/27/2010 08:48:34 AM
Very nicely done portrait showing lots of emotion and feeling.
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01/26/2010 09:16:11 PM
Nice portrait , ther perspective , the pose & the model are all excellent but the left portion of the highlights on the face just a little too harsh, 7
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01/26/2010 03:24:31 PM
great portrait.
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01/26/2010 10:47:52 AM
Nice portrait and the eye are very pretty and also like the hand tucked in. she is thinking ...
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01/26/2010 03:52:37 AM
nice portrait shot
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01/25/2010 08:26:05 AM
nice as a b and w
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01/24/2010 06:38:33 PM
it really changes the picture when the eyes are on you (looking at you), it engages you as an outsider and draws you in, makes your part of the moment...you have good clear focus, a little heavier hand with the USM to bring out some of the details of the mouth and eyes...just my opinion...
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01/24/2010 10:31:34 AM
Good portrait but harsh lighting and uninteresting background.
The noise in some shadows is very visible too.
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01/24/2010 09:59:17 AM
In one sense this is peaceful, but look at it for more than a second, and it feels ominous. I'm torn myself. Nice work.
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01/23/2010 11:27:50 AM
Nice b&w tones.
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01/23/2010 01:24:49 AM
so thoughtful looking. nice moment.
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01/22/2010 10:27:29 PM
I love this shot and the perspective. B&W works very well also. 9
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01/22/2010 06:44:35 PM
Nice angle to catch this from.
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01/22/2010 01:52:52 PM
Nice perspective and gaze.
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01/22/2010 06:08:33 AM
Looking at her I don't get the feeling she is being torn. She's just looking at something, no expression. Very competent portrait, awesome work on the skin.
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