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Challenge: Candlelight II (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Sep 27, 2012
Date Uploaded: Sep 27, 2012



[Oct. 4th, 2012 05:29:42 PM]

Huge thanks to my daughter. It's not the shot that I expected to take, because I couldn't find a completely dark staircase. So I found a dimly lit staircase at William and Mary. If it was advanced editing, I would have added a vignette to emphasize the candle light even more. The outside light lit the top of each step a bit more than I would have liked.

The book was a last minute idea. The pose is my daughter relaxing in between takes and reading the book. I like it better than holding the book and candle:

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The problem was trying to get light on the side of her face in the entry, or on the back of the book in the candle holding shot. I tried using a reflector, but there just wasn't enough light from the candle to reflect! I probably should have brought a flashlight to do a little bit of light painting. :)

This is the shot in which I was really interesting in shooting:

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Thanks for all the wonderful comments. There are some awesome photos in this challenge!


Statistics
Place: 3 out of 46
Avg (all users): 6.9643
Avg (commenters): 8.8889
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.9529
Views since voting: 2483
Views during voting: 293
Votes: 112
Comments: 23
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10/07/2012 08:16:42 AM
Goodstuff,Congrats.
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10/06/2012 03:55:09 AM
Awesome, Wendy! Congrats!
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10/05/2012 11:31:31 PM
One of the two 10's I gave out. Congrats!!
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10/05/2012 10:48:56 PM
Congratulations, Wendy. They are all nice shots, but this one is the right choice, it's really lovely.
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10/05/2012 11:48:25 AM
This is lovely, Wendy!
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10/05/2012 11:35:58 AM
Wendy, your daughter blossoms into such a lovely young lady! Congrats!
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10/05/2012 11:31:47 AM
Your daughter is beautiful, and both pictures are excellent. I especially like the one of her by the window, but both evoke just the right mood. The dress looks fabulously old fashioned and high class. Wonderful work!
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10/05/2012 10:51:27 AM
Congrats on a beautiful image Wendy!
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10/05/2012 10:43:34 AM
Nice shot Wendy- you are one versatile photog.
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10/05/2012 05:52:51 AM
Congratulations Wendy, I love your daughter's pose and dress. Beautiful result.
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10/05/2012 03:09:24 AM
Congrats Wendy, deserved ribbon!
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10/05/2012 02:52:44 AM
Wonderfully moody.
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10/05/2012 02:20:48 AM
How PRETTY! Congratulations on the ribbon! I like all of them, but I think you chose the right one as an award winning photo. It's perfect!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/04/2012 09:10:12 PM
SOFT AND ALLURING AND DESERVES MY SHERPET RED STAR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE... FROM SHEZ

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10/04/2012 02:26:12 PM
No candlelight ghost tours :) Great work here. 9
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10/04/2012 12:53:24 PM
Well done. Love the tranquilness of the light.
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10/04/2012 12:46:24 PM
This is one of my favorite photo's of this challenge. The young lady stretched across the stair case, and not curled up, brings out the elegance of the dress and draws you to her face.
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10/03/2012 04:14:23 AM
Wish there was a bit less focus in the background
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10/03/2012 03:00:18 AM
You should get an iPad or a Kindle. :P Fantastic job. 10
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09/30/2012 04:59:27 PM
I love this, my top image. Perfect exposure...
Voted earlier
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09/29/2012 11:48:37 AM
Top 5
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09/29/2012 06:07:05 AM
Movie-like. Great props, well composed. As there was obviously another light source involved (which is not a fault), you could have used a reflector to brighten up the front (at least her face). Bumping up anyway.
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09/28/2012 01:40:49 PM
THIS IS IT... Yep the ONE... my first 10.. good luck on a BEAUTIFUL photo
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