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“All Fur Coat and No Knickers” by Peter Guttridge
“All Fur Coat and No Knickers” by Peter Guttridge
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Book Titles III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Jan 22, 2012
Date Uploaded: Jan 22, 2012



[Jan. 23rd, 2012 09:36:28 PM]

I am surprised at the comments regarding the pping on the model. It's intentional and is representative of the era - especially the comment re. her heard piece as that is sharp as a tack - to me, a book cover would not be a crisp portrait .. it would be soft and dreamy - however I really appreciate all comments. Thank you.

[Jan. 29th, 2012 09:59:30 PM]

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Statistics
Place: 23 out of 118
Avg (all users): 6.1441
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9000
Avg (non-participants): 6.3966
Views since voting: 718
Views during voting: 241
Votes: 118
Comments: 11
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02/02/2012 04:00:00 PM
Just right. Thanks.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/30/2012 01:46:59 PM
Perfect for a book cover! Doesn't anyone read romance novels any more? This is exactly what you'd see. And love that freckle!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/30/2012 07:00:31 AM
beautiful portrait and a nice score
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2012 09:23:10 PM
Nice portrait. The pose and the outfit is great, but I think it's a bit over processed. The skin is too smooth, the head piece looks off(too much sharpening or noise reduction maybe?) and the hairline looks odd.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/29/2012 09:04:03 AM
i feel i want more fur coat (well, i wouldn't want any real fur but thats just me)and to see more of your beautiful model. but as ever, thats personal taste and the picture itself is lovely :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/29/2012 07:59:12 AM
Wrong end... er sorry! Fantastic. Slightly over Neat-imaged I think. Still awesome.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2012 09:57:40 AM
I love challenges like this where you learn something if one just spends the time - just learned what this phrase means -----------. The subject is dressed all in white (white being symbolic for purity) and looks the picture of innocence. But the title reveals all is not so. Lighting on the subject is soft complimenting the soft nature of the fur and also invoking the thought this lady is a soft/gentile creature...akin to a swan (I sometimes think Swan Lake and the woman in the frame is a ballerina) While there is an overall softness to the image to give that sense of dainty/gentile nature, I still at times hunger for more detail in the hair and lashes (processing seems that it has been smoothed)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2012 08:29:53 AM
Great Idea but to me is seems to be over-processed a bit. It has started to get that oil-painting look from processing. But it is a great portrait attempts, seems to have sufficient lighting and a very pretty lady :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2012 08:59:08 PM
Beautiful woman and wardrobe, but she's just been pp'd into plastic. And her headpiece is oddly blurred.
01/23/2012 12:41:12 PM
Nice work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2012 12:04:42 PM
This one sadly isn't a high scorer for me; it's far too smoothed-out, you've lost all skin detail and the fur is mostly a blur. The beauty spot on her back is really distracting too. I don't personally feel that background was a good choice and the contrast has lost the details of her hair too. The composition is fine, the styling is nice and the light looks Ok; I think with a sharper focus and less softening, this could have been great.


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