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The Red Shoes by Eleri Glass
The Red Shoes by Eleri Glass
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Challenge: Book Titles III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Hollywood, CA
Date: Jan 16, 2012
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2012

Model: Gabrielle Stone

From the same session as my Storm Front entry. Another last minute idea, as she brought a ton of wardrobe, including these awesome shoes. I apparently have a thing about red shoes... And tulle...

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[Jan. 27th, 2012 03:26:33 PM]

Several comments about all the color. I tried a version where everything but the shoes was significantly desaturated, and although it was good, it just didn't "zing" for me. Oddly, for me, the red pops more in the riotous colors than in the muted version. I'm sure the score is taking a hit for this reason, but I prefer this version.

I'm SO happy that some people noticed the shadow on the ground. In retrospect, I should have emphasized that more. Thanks for the wonderful comments and votes.

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 118
Avg (all users): 6.3500
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.5254
Avg (non-participants): 6.1803
Views since voting: 972
Views during voting: 281
Votes: 120
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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02/02/2012 08:47:56 AM
love that orange wrap! and JSR is right -- the colors really don't go together -- yet the work so well in the photo! How bizarre...
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01/30/2012 10:50:08 PM
I love all of this... wellll... except, I'd have dimmed that left light on the wall... and blurred it a bit.

Still... I love this. It's so... you! :D

ETA: If you take your hand (as I did) and block out that whole light on the wall... it changes the entire mood of the image.



Message edited by author 2012-01-30 22:51:11.
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01/30/2012 02:26:30 PM
She is a great model and I love this shot! Did you carry your lighting with you? How did you light her? Btw, I would have tried to avoid using such a wide angle lens for this. It has distorted her right foot a bit too much.

Message edited by author 2012-01-30 14:29:06.
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01/30/2012 06:45:11 AM
The orange vs blue contrast really makes this pop. So much movement in the composition- works beautifully.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2012 02:51:34 PM
It's a very good photo, but my eyes are drawn more to the model's face and the orange wrap than to the red shoes. The shadow on the floor is excellent.
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01/29/2012 07:48:33 AM
Excellent color-play and lighting. The tattoo could be brought out a bit to keep the eye going back up from the bottom shoe. Bottom shoe clearly supported by the background whereas the bench is absorbing the light from the top shoe.
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01/28/2012 01:23:43 AM
really like the choice of colors
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01/27/2012 10:20:24 PM
Nice expression and pose. The shadow on the floor is perfect.
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01/27/2012 08:47:57 PM
Beautiful colors and lighting.
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01/27/2012 02:39:01 PM
This has the all the hallmarks of a certain top notch photographer- my guess is this is Johanna:-) at work and if not please take that as a compliment. Lighting on the model's face and body is absolutely wonderful. The colors are bold and vibrant. That is the photo's strength...and weakness. The title being the red shoes - it should be that the shoes call our attention and hold most of our attention. The red shoes are rich and deep in scarlet color. However they get lost and have to compete with the vivid cobalt blue of the dress and the flaming orange of the shawl.
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01/27/2012 11:44:11 AM
Color!
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01/25/2012 10:18:12 PM
love it... perfect.
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01/25/2012 07:16:14 PM
Love the look of the scarf, almost like it has movement.
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01/24/2012 11:33:30 PM
I am not like a fashion buff, but I can tell you that those colors don't go together normally, but for what ever reason it works well in this photo and I like it. Well done!!! 10
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01/23/2012 07:29:36 PM
She has the most gorgeous clothing on, esp the scarf. Nice work.
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01/23/2012 01:07:54 PM
nice shot but the main feature is the orange scarf stealing all the glory from the red shoes
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01/23/2012 12:41:35 PM
One of my favs so far on the first pass.
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01/23/2012 09:43:54 AM
Guess you'll be on top again :) really nicely done Johanna, such great vibrant color.
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01/23/2012 04:11:13 AM
It may be Johanna but the tattoo on the leg makes it uncertain. Nice colors
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