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Lady in red
Lady in red
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Challenge: Color Studio Portrait (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Berlin
Date: Jun 27, 2004
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 27, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 27 out of 92
Avg (all users): 6.1181
Avg (commenters): 7.2333
Avg (participants): 5.6774
Avg (non-participants): 6.2743
Views since voting: 1177
Views during voting: 419
Votes: 237
Comments: 32
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/11/2004 11:09:40 PM
From the critique club:
This is a very colorful and interesting composition. It is bold and it is outstanding. The fact that it finished above the 6 average, speaks of its strong visual impact. It almost touches on Pop Art. The model is great and helps the cementing of the concept. While the idea was not executed to its maximum, the message of the visual comes through with boldness.
Let us consider its minor oversights and mind you, this is only one opinion. When I conceive an idea with a model, I visualize the model's position. I then ask myself, "How am I going to light this.?" Your lighting direction concept was on the money. The effect is robust. You laid the foundation well. However, the fill lighting was not employed to support the main light. Also, when you have a model with a hat, you always need an extra light. So, this set up is a three light set up. Your main: the shadow fill and the slight overhead to define the hat. Remember, the hat is silhoutted against the bright warm colors.
Another important, but often overlooked point is hand and finger placement. Here the viewer has to study the hand to learn that the forefinger of the left hand is in between the fore and middle finger of the right hand. Look well at it and you may agree that the gap leaves another point to resolve. You always want good hand and finger symmetry.
The next consideration is the ambiguity in the models right eye. best to have kept the hair clear of the eyes, unless you are doing a close up with this effect. At a distance, often what is normal becomes questionable.
The following are strictly my preferences. I would have lowered camera to make a lower capture. I would have had model bring knees together. I would then have cropped a little tighter foregoing some of the cold colors on the umbrella to bring her attractive face closer.
However, take heart. The image is strong and pulled a lot of eyes towards it. I have to tip my hat off to you. This colorful umbrella and the wet look garment have proven very novel and a trip for the eyes. dan
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07/05/2004 05:36:37 AM
Color portrait not colorful portrait.....
I was trying to make a colorful portrait. So i made this huge colorpot;)
Then i see that mine is the only one so colorful.. And the others portrait... Are just in color.. ;Þ

Thanks for all the comment..
Alot of useful information.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/04/2004 10:03:35 PM
Lighting: even and nicely done, although there are a few places that would have been better if it was not quite so hot.
Pose: works well, but I would have preferred the hair not be across her eye.
Background: The black background is well done, but there needs to be more seperation between it and the umbrella.
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07/04/2004 03:16:30 PM
Great colors, the umbrella is a wonderful addition to this shot, the shadows distract somewhat, the subject's facial expression is great, the red dress really contrasts well with the black background
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07/04/2004 09:50:42 AM
Too much going on here. Beautiful girl though.
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07/02/2004 06:18:27 PM
This is well lit, well posed, and the model's expression is great. Only thing I might change is to get a different umbrella. That one is so colorful, is distracts from the model a bit.
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07/01/2004 02:44:53 PM
I love the compoosition and color scheme in this shot. Your lighitng is subtle and helps to pull out thep depth of the shot. Nice addition with the umbrella!
TC
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07/01/2004 01:18:07 PM
IMHO, I would prefer more sharpness on the lady, not the umbrella. I still like the shot, though.9
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07/01/2004 09:13:18 AM
the props are a good attempt to make this more interesting, but the light from the single source below left is pretty harsh - underexposing a lot of the background and giving you pretty strong shadows that don't do much for me
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06/30/2004 11:57:27 PM
This is really cute...I'd like a tighter crop in to see more of her and less umbrella, but that's just me. Love the bright colors. :o)
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06/30/2004 02:46:59 PM
cool umbrella, pretty girl ... her hair cutting across her eye is a little distracting
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06/30/2004 06:49:26 AM
lovely skin tones and lighting in this portrait.
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06/30/2004 02:43:22 AM
Great composition, coontrasts, and focus. Your model has a nice relaxed look that totally makes the portrait. Color saturation is nice and vivid, while still not sacraficing skin tones...... I give a 9
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06/29/2004 11:15:51 PM
...and a few other colors as well! The colors and black background make the flesh-tones pop out of the picture, but I find her hands/legs split the attention with her face. I'd try cropping just below the top of the grip on the umbrella, around her elbows but above the knees.
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06/29/2004 09:35:02 PM
Unusual prop works well. Exposure and lightingexcellent - but I really don't like the model's pose very much.
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06/29/2004 09:27:25 PM
I think this shot is very well done but I find the hair across her eye to be distracting.. it's such a minor thing, but I think if it were moved an inch or two it wouldn't make her right eye look funny.
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06/29/2004 05:39:10 PM
Lovely and great. I hope you win.10
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06/29/2004 05:25:59 PM
Nice, I like the colors.
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06/29/2004 04:41:09 PM
The hair on the left eye is distracting to me, but I love the expression and ocmposition.
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06/29/2004 04:20:19 PM
is she was wearing something other then red, i would have liked it more.
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06/29/2004 01:12:27 PM
creative, nice color, i don't like the bangs in front of the eyes. Some white showing thru the dress. 8
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06/29/2004 04:15:36 AM
Good pose, great idea. Beautiful picture, just revised my vote to a 9, cuz it deserves it.
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06/29/2004 12:30:48 AM
Good composition, hope you score well!
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06/28/2004 09:39:37 PM
Pictures like this makes me jealous because I could never get this shot as good as it is if I wanted too. Great job. 10 One day I will get good at portraits.
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06/28/2004 07:51:29 PM
Cool shot!
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06/28/2004 05:56:40 PM
I like this one, somewhere in the top of my list
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06/28/2004 04:33:00 PM
this displays a brilliant use of colour for the challenge. most amazingly about this shot is that your model remains incredibly attractive even with THAT hat. and isn't it unlucky to where a hat with a brolly? i think it's one accessory too many. but this is a great shot, nice and bright, possibly slightly too neatimaged? also, i might have considered cropping the top off the brolly, so the girl filled more of the shot. still, as i said, great shot. 8.
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06/28/2004 04:25:48 PM
Like the umbrella and the redish light. I must be a neatnick because I find myself wanting to brush back that falling lock of hair that's getting in her eye.
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06/28/2004 12:43:21 PM
9 from me.
Could have been a ten but i don't feel that i'm drawn to the face quickly enough.

Nice low lighting and good use of the prop

Good luck
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06/28/2004 11:01:34 AM
Love the color and the lighting. I only dislike looking up her dress, it seems out of place for this shot. To add a sexy feel it should of been a bit more smooth in my opinion. 7~ Good luck in the challenge.
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06/28/2004 08:42:42 AM
I think the props overpower the person.
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06/28/2004 08:37:58 AM
I LOVE the colors, but i really miss her feet...
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