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Challenge: Natural Light Indoor Portrait (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Aug 19, 2012
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2012

Model: Emma Bogren

Yet another friend from Tango, Emma is just naturally stunning. Our 45 minute session produced eight possible entries. I wanted something dreamy and sensual, and in addition to some other backlit versions, I got to use my fog machine! Almost entered one with fog, but after submitting/unsubmitting all the possibilities, this is the one I went with.

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[Aug. 21st, 2012 12:19:44 PM]

Goodness! Headed for a personal best here!

Avg Vote: 7.6400

[Aug. 22nd, 2012 02:19:46 PM]

Jeepers!!! 7.6714

[Aug. 22nd, 2012 03:37:54 PM]

My Update addiction is in full swing: 7.7083

[Aug. 24th, 2012 11:35:10 AM]

Don't wanna wake up!!! 7.7234

[Aug. 25th, 2012 12:04:54 PM]

7.7429

[Aug. 25th, 2012 01:48:12 PM]

Incidentally, Emma just joined DPC and entered her first challenge :-)

Congratulations, Emma!!! What a week! Became reaquainted with that stupid update button... Thank you all so much for your kind and generous votes and comments.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 60
Avg (all users): 7.6142
Avg (commenters): 8.4667
Avg (participants): 7.1579
Avg (non-participants): 7.8090
Views since voting: 7284
Views during voting: 504
Votes: 127
Comments: 80
Favorites: 19 (view)


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05/08/2014 08:41:02 PM

This type of portrait with the post processing you did is something you would see in a high end fashion magazine. I love everything about it.
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08/20/2013 12:12:08 PM
Love the light. Great balance of the back lighting.
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08/31/2012 05:47:58 AM
This is out of this world stunning. Into my faves. Oh and congrats girl.
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08/30/2012 12:54:01 PM
Just gorgeous and such a well deserved win, Johanna. Congratulations.
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08/29/2012 12:22:31 PM
Excellent Johanna! New PB and the Blue, doesn't get much better. Phenomenal work.
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08/29/2012 08:37:56 AM
Brilliant, congrats on a personal best.
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08/29/2012 03:35:38 AM
Lovely portrait, Johanna! Love her glowing red hair.
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08/28/2012 11:55:05 PM
better late then never! This shot is sensational! beautiful use of natural light. Congrats!!!
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08/28/2012 06:20:30 AM
Well done. I am still trying to figure out why I like this image.

- Is it the slimness of the model?
- The power of the backlight?
- The richness of the red hair against the offset and mismatch of the toenail colour?
- The awkwardness of the pose?
- The balance of the subject within the frame?
- The rule of thirds framing?
- The fill lighting on the face?

I can not identify any one characteristic that makes it work for me. It is sexy, but not overtly. Maybe it is a combination of all of these attributes? Regardless, I like it and it exudes a power and strength. A well deserved success.
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08/28/2012 01:41:24 AM
Oh my! Despite the lovely allure of her angelic face, she exudes a rather devilish strength with those muscular arms and makes think twice before deciding if she be friend or foe! Oh my! I'm rather enamored with your use of light, Johanna! (I think you must have super charged the model as well as that camera battery...;-)...)

Warmest Congrats!

~Mae
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08/28/2012 12:50:23 AM
No-brainer on this one! Blue all the way! Congrats.
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08/28/2012 12:45:00 AM
Congratulations on the blue... an absolutely stunning image!!
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08/28/2012 12:39:37 AM
I knew it, I gave this one a ten. Absolutely stunning.
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08/28/2012 12:13:57 AM
Wonderful shot, Johanna. Congrats on the well-deserved Blue!
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08/27/2012 09:20:54 PM
Where is the "like" button?
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08/27/2012 05:46:53 PM
Congratulations Johanna! Absolutely gorgeous!
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08/27/2012 03:23:09 PM
I'm going to have to have a long talk with my camera. It never takes pictures this nice! ;-). Congratulations an a beautiful blue.
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08/27/2012 02:22:41 PM
Stunning Johanna. Totally beautiful and inspiring.
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08/27/2012 02:20:52 PM
Congratulations J.
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08/27/2012 01:35:55 PM
Excellent Johanna! Gorgeous image for the blue- congratulations!
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08/27/2012 01:05:54 PM
Wow! Magnificent use of light. Masterfully rendered. Congrats on a well deserved major accomplishment.
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08/27/2012 12:00:48 PM
Gorgeous portrait. Very nicely done!
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08/27/2012 10:48:31 AM
Beautiful work. Congrats on the blue and a personal best: )
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08/27/2012 10:22:13 AM
Way to go, wonderful way to use the light.
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08/27/2012 09:56:47 AM
Great work! :) The two I liked best better than my own, won better than my own! ;)
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08/27/2012 09:45:42 AM
A warm and beautiful shot, Johanna. So far in August you've garnered a couple ribbons, a couple more top tens, and 23 favorites. Very nice.
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08/27/2012 09:00:05 AM
STUNNING!!!! and FOG machine... I am Green with envy!! Congratulations on a totaly Awesome Blue!!
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08/27/2012 08:54:53 AM
Gorgeous,wonderful image. Congrats!
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08/27/2012 08:17:58 AM
Wonderful, sensual portrait. Congrats on the Blue and PB.
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08/27/2012 07:24:43 AM
Congrats Johanna!! This was one of my favorites..
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08/27/2012 07:19:17 AM
Congratulations to you,superb image.
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08/27/2012 06:57:44 AM
Gorgeous! Congrats on the blue!!!
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08/27/2012 06:50:12 AM
Very very beautiful image. Congrats!!
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08/27/2012 06:21:03 AM
WONDERFUL!
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08/27/2012 05:09:07 AM
Congrats on a well deserved blue and score.
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08/27/2012 02:58:59 AM

THIS IS A STAND OUT AWESOME PORTRAIT =WITH NATURAL LIGHT... A PORTRAIT THAT TOUCHED MY HEART AND MANY MANY OTHERS HEARTS AS WELL... PERFECT... WELL DONE AND I GIVE YOU MY 21_F.gif SHERPET BLUE STAR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE...FROM SHEZ

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CONGRATULATIONS FROM SHEZ
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08/27/2012 02:48:04 AM
10 from me thoroughly excellent :)
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08/27/2012 02:20:09 AM
Great portrait! Congrats Johanna!
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08/27/2012 02:06:20 AM
Congratulations, what a great image, and .... sweet revenge for the dumped "Kitty" ;-)

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08/27/2012 01:47:01 AM
Congrats. This is such an outstanding shot.
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08/27/2012 01:42:34 AM
Everything about this is absolutely stunning. Fantastic portrait - so glad it ribboned. (Let me know when you break that freckin update button... lol!)
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08/27/2012 01:17:27 AM
Classic. Congratulations. Look at that score?
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08/27/2012 01:05:23 AM
Great job, congrats on the blue and super score!
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08/27/2012 12:53:39 AM
WTG this is absolutely wonderful. Well deserved.
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08/27/2012 12:53:27 AM
Oh yes! Congratulations, Johanna! Gorgeous shot, fantastic light. This was my standalone top pick.
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08/27/2012 12:50:13 AM
Well done Johanna - looking at your notes, you were slightly above my score all week - I peaked at 7.71.

You haven't just used natural light here but featured it. The highlights are superbly controlled.
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08/27/2012 12:34:29 AM
Good job, Siegmann! PB!
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08/27/2012 12:33:39 AM
Wonderful image, wonderful score...congratulations! Look forward to seeing you this week!
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08/27/2012 12:32:41 AM
Wow! Congrats Johanna. Great image.
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08/27/2012 12:26:33 AM
...oh hey, congrats on the new PB as well! I'll be off yer profile page in no time! :)
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08/27/2012 12:24:19 AM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

This has to ribbon or I will burn something. ;-) Fantastic! 10

Dang! I kinda wanted to start a fire. ;-) Congrats!
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08/27/2012 12:23:00 AM
Wow, that is so beautiful!! Congrats on your well deserved blue :)
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08/27/2012 12:19:21 AM
congrats Johanna, great work!
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08/27/2012 12:17:53 AM
extraordinary...
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08/27/2012 12:12:21 AM
Go, Emma!! I'm on the edge of my seat waiting to see if you photography talent comes anywhere near your modeling talent!

Lovely!!
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08/27/2012 12:11:11 AM
Well done J. I bet you're glad you picked this one, congrats.
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08/27/2012 12:09:09 AM
:) Love it. I'm a sucker for backlit shots... and redheads! Congrats on the blue.
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08/27/2012 12:06:59 AM
Ohmygosh, Johanna! This is breathtaking! Congratulations!
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08/27/2012 12:06:50 AM
Gorgeous! Congrats on a well deserved Blue!
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08/27/2012 12:06:46 AM
Yay! So glad this won. Such a beautiful model and photograph. Congrats on your blue!
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08/27/2012 12:05:14 AM
I. am. SO. glad. this. is. yours.

I love it!

Congrats, Johanna!
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08/27/2012 12:05:04 AM
Congratulations, Johanna! Beautiful subject and portrait
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08/27/2012 12:04:11 AM
Congratulations, Johanna! Marvelous work. Who was it saying she'd lost her touch here? :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/26/2012 10:35:30 PM
Beautiful portrait, beautiful light.
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08/26/2012 10:03:34 PM
Such lovely lighting and tones. One of my top five. Voted earlier.
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08/26/2012 07:14:52 PM
exquisite light.. wow. Love the red hair and the red toes...she's beautiful
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08/25/2012 10:02:18 AM
I like the backlight affect; nice color.
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08/24/2012 07:27:29 PM
This is absolutely wonderful! Fantastic job! I really hope this does well. :D
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08/24/2012 04:49:31 AM
This has to ribbon or I will burn something. ;-) Fantastic! 10
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08/22/2012 03:35:38 PM
sorry i cannot give you more than 10!
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08/21/2012 12:15:10 PM
Best in show award, congrats. Brilliant back lighting.
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08/21/2012 08:41:47 AM
What is it about photographers who want to photograph white against white. This is a very dramatic pose with a photogenic model and it's all washed out in a blast of white. Ugh.
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08/20/2012 08:13:49 PM
Glorious...ribbon winner
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08/20/2012 04:34:22 PM
Nice job on the back lighting.
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08/20/2012 12:38:49 PM
Love the light in this image,somewhere in the top ten I think.
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08/20/2012 11:11:22 AM
I LOVE the warm tones and colors. Great contrast with her beautiful blue/green eyes.
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08/20/2012 04:37:50 AM
This has got to be near the top, very attractive model and photo, posture is almost yoga in style.
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08/20/2012 01:56:13 AM
Using cream on cream a great attribute. I don't like the crop at the bottom. The chair takes away from a smart composition but on the other hand, her stance is good. Lovely shot all in all
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08/20/2012 01:22:05 AM
Top pick or the blue. Different from the typical portraits in this challenge; stands out from the pack. Creative in using the window as a back light. Great control with reflectors to give her the nice soft light. It's sexy, alluring, and classy. Well done.
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08/20/2012 12:09:30 AM
Wow! WAY TO USE THE LIGHT!


This is fabulous.

I hope it ribbons for you.


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