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Challenge: Portrait with Chair (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Fairhope, AL, USA
Date: Sep 19, 2010
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 20, 2010

The upstairs rooms in my sister's house have wonderful light. I decided to enter this, my first DP Challenge, because I knew that between her yoga form and the available light, I could capture a respectable image. Converted the image to B&W, adjusted contrast, cropped, minimal retouching and softening.

Place: 21 out of 71
Avg (all users): 6.0000
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 5.6757
Avg (non-participants): 6.0563
Views since voting: 1100
Views during voting: 532
Votes: 250
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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10/08/2010 11:46:12 PM
Thank you so much for the critique. Had I allowed myself more time, i.e., been able to do a re-take after I saw the image in full size, I feel I could have produced a better photo. As it was, I had to work with what I had; however, my sister have discussed a re-do, as we both really like the pose and the mood, but want to make the suggested changes. This has really been a rewarding first experience with dpchallenge, and I look forward to more in the future. Thanks!
10/05/2010 04:01:53 PM

An interesting pose, it works well within the challenge. I like the tonality as it reflects the mood, the BW conversion seems appropriate for the theme, although the black is a little too black for my taste as no details can be seen in it. The white highlight is slightly distracting, the more so as her gaze goes directly to it, and in turn so does the viewers. the lines in this picture are important, the off set between natural/bending and horizontal/vertical. it is therefore a pity that the floor-mat angle is not aligned with wall. All in all a very graceful capture and with a little bit of work (lighting/lines) would have been in the top10 imho.
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09/29/2010 12:05:50 AM
Wow! I am stoked! Thanks everyone for the votes and the great comments!
This has been a great first experience & I look forward to many more!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/28/2010 05:43:52 PM
very elegant 8
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09/28/2010 02:01:41 PM
Love it!
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09/23/2010 07:42:21 PM
Excellent, Debbie ;)
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09/23/2010 12:53:33 PM
Nice B&W.
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09/22/2010 08:21:06 PM
Lovely image; could be a little sharper imo. Still like it very much.
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09/22/2010 08:19:58 PM
So elegant....
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09/22/2010 01:47:12 PM
love the lines of this photo 7!
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09/22/2010 12:20:51 PM
Love the bold tones here, creating great shapes. And the detail of he blinds on the wall. Beautiful.
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09/22/2010 07:26:56 AM
The chair and the pose fit very well with the light. The shadows on the wall behind the subject also add some very nice atmosphere. The only thing I would change would be to move the camera (or the subject and chair!) to eliminate the small piece of window on the side, which makes that part of the image a little too cluttered for my taste.
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09/22/2010 07:21:03 AM
Original combination of person and chair.
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