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April (Summer Rain)
April (Summer Rain)
lobrin


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Calendar III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Location: Arab Street singapore
Date: Jun 9, 2011
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Fashion, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jun 9, 2011

Her name is Clair. We are supposed to shoot in graffiti with her outfit but somehow it rains. so we shelter on the alley and we don't waste the time although its hard to adjust angles and look for location.

-flash fired on both side.

thanks guys in votes and comments. i always fails in background.. i think i need to improve my decision making in terms of processing.. anyway i will try to do best...

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Place: 91 out of 127
Avg (all users): 5.4918
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.2500
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Views since voting: 1603
Views during voting: 371
Votes: 122
Comments: 5
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06/24/2011 06:25:06 AM
Hi Louie, we meet again!

There are a few things about this shot which don't really appeal to me but I think that the voters will have also hammered this because of the lack of tie in to the challenge - the rain isn't really a feature of this shot and (if your model would have been prepared to get a bit damp!) it could have been.

Technical: It's nice and sharp, but unfortunately so is the background - I would have been tempted to drop the aperture to no more than f2.8 to try and blur things a little. The lighting is also really harsh and keeps dragging my eye to the white area, which shouldn't really be the focus.

PP: I'm not sure what, if anything, you did but my only real comment here would be that her skin looks almost unnaturally smooth, which detracts from the natural feel I think you should be shooting for with this title.

Artistic: Again, completely subjective. The background is a killer here - it's harsh, boring and the perspective is unbalanced - by which I mean that the street level yellow lines are up round her waist. It just doesn't work for me. The other issue is her expression - she looks so angry! April/ spring / showers really calls for a natural, happy look I would have thought.

If doing this again, I would look to change the perspective (maybe shoot up, to catch the look of the falling rain? and get your model to relax, jump, dance, something less moody.

Happy hunting,

Frank.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/19/2011 08:47:41 PM
Very pretty model you got here. The specs in the background are a bit distracting though.
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06/18/2011 07:14:26 PM
beautiful photo..
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06/14/2011 11:19:52 AM
Beautiful young lady. Nice lighting. Don't like the background.
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06/13/2011 01:09:26 PM
Lovely portrait
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