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Challenge: High Contrast V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Black and White
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 for Nikon
Location: Pescara (Italy)
Date: Nov 20, 2012
Aperture: 2.8
Date Uploaded: Nov 20, 2012

[Nov. 21st, 2012 02:23:43 AM]

Wow, after 13 votes I reached my highest score during voting - 8.45! :)

It can't hold here, but at least I hope I can get a 7+ at the end!

[Nov. 27th, 2012 08:05:19 PM]

Yes, it will be a 7+ score in the end - now it's at 7.55

I really hope this means a ribbon, doesn't matter which color and the photo will be on my profile page, so at rollover it will be in any case a good moment for me :)

A Blue, what a sweet morning!

My model, Mariangela, will be happy, for the second time she enters in my profile page (my top score shows a 24 faces version of her). This is my first BW image that gets a 7+ score.

I have to thank her for waking up at dawn and for being so perfect for this shot. And my friend Edmondo who was with us - every time I make a shot that gets a blue, he's with me!

21.gif bohemka you are extremely right! We knew that on that side the umbrella had that flaw but didn't notice during the shooting, so I almost entered another shot instead of this one. I was sure that a lot of people would notice it. I tried to fix it but I was afraid to break advanced editing rules.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 135
Avg (all users): 7.5385
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 7.3810
Avg (non-participants): 7.6625
Views since voting: 3522
Views during voting: 304
Votes: 143
Comments: 69
Favorites: 12 (view)


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01/15/2013 07:32:38 PM
The lead lines and the black and white make this shot ... and also the umbrella :D
Great work here congrats on the bluey!!!
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12/20/2012 11:16:48 PM
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Message edited by author 2012-12-20 23:17:00.
12/20/2012 11:16:48 PM
this is pretty impressive work
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12/11/2012 02:39:52 AM
I like how the background it blurred and washed out. It helps me focus on the subject without being overpowered by the background. You've made the background an important part of the image, without taking away the emotive vibes from the main subject.
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12/03/2012 03:40:25 PM
This is incredible. I've been staring at it for a while, and it just keeps getting beter.
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12/02/2012 12:49:36 AM
Wonderful image! Congratulations!
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12/01/2012 06:31:32 PM
Love this one, caught my eye immediately. Great capture.
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12/01/2012 12:09:50 AM
Nice shot... very mood evoking with a story...
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11/29/2012 06:06:47 PM
Gorgeous image. The broken umbrella takes it to the next level. Congrats on your ribbon!
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11/29/2012 12:22:44 PM
Never change that umbrella! It adds the element of imperfection without the image would be just too smooth!There's just too many immaculate young women showing up on photographs. Yours is special because there's a story hidden in it.
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11/29/2012 07:53:04 AM
Lovely model and beautiful bg, Alex. Huge congrats on the blue!
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11/29/2012 03:26:54 AM
I have to thank the all of you for your very nice comments! I was proud of this image and now extremely happy that you liked it so much! :)
11/29/2012 02:31:51 AM
Wonderful shot, really well done Alex.
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11/28/2012 10:04:00 PM
Congrats Alex - this is fantastic!
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11/28/2012 05:37:30 PM
Congrats my friend, nice study
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11/28/2012 03:51:58 PM
Congratulations Alessandro! What a wonderful shot.
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11/28/2012 03:13:36 PM
beautiful composition Alessandro! This diagonal leading to the model, is sweet
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11/28/2012 01:11:08 PM
Beautifully done, Alessandro. Congratulations!
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11/28/2012 11:11:10 AM
Profoundly beautiful. Congrats
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11/28/2012 10:42:43 AM
Congrats Alex! wonderful shot!
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11/28/2012 10:36:11 AM
Congratulations, beautiful photo.
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11/28/2012 10:30:44 AM
Congratulations,great image.
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11/28/2012 09:27:39 AM
Congrats!! I absolutely LOVE this photo. Your model is gorgeous and the composition is interesting and beautiful. This is about the 10th time I have looked at this photo so far today. I just love it!
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11/28/2012 09:12:14 AM
Alessandro, I'm very happy that all your hard work is rewarded. Congratulations on your much deserved blue ribbon!
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11/28/2012 09:02:40 AM
easy 9, well done ;p
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11/28/2012 08:35:53 AM
dude, that's beautiful
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11/28/2012 08:00:59 AM
Congrats on the Blue! A really great image, with wonderful lines and a beautiful model.
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11/28/2012 07:16:16 AM
Woooooo! Congrats on the blue!!What a great shot to also now have on your front page top 4!
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11/28/2012 07:09:43 AM
My pick for the blue, great shot..!
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11/28/2012 06:03:29 AM
Congrats on the blue. This is really a beautiful photo.
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11/28/2012 04:39:38 AM
Awesome shot and score Alessandro. Congrats on the Blue!
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11/28/2012 03:49:42 AM
Great model, nice contrast, love b&w. Congratulations on the ribbon! I was one of your 10s.
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11/28/2012 03:45:15 AM
congratulations sir!!! wonderful image!
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11/28/2012 03:40:53 AM
Great job!
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11/28/2012 03:27:40 AM
Hm that looks just like my umbrella :(.
Well done Alex, beautiful shot and a deserved win!
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11/28/2012 02:21:41 AM
Beautiful!!
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11/28/2012 02:12:42 AM
Alessandro - I am happy for you, for your 'lucky model' and your 'lucky assistant.' Congratulations!!!
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11/28/2012 01:18:00 AM
Yaaaaaaay!!! Fantastic. SO happy this won. Stellar image.
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11/28/2012 12:50:31 AM
Gorgeous Photo, an obvious blue ribbon entry.
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11/28/2012 12:45:11 AM
Congratulations on a beautiful image!
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11/28/2012 12:37:26 AM
congratulations! well done!
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11/28/2012 12:32:36 AM
so here you are!
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11/28/2012 12:27:21 AM
Great Work Alex :)Classic shot
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11/28/2012 12:20:44 AM
Very impressive Alessandro! Well done indeed. A stunning image and congrats on the Blue buddy!
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11/28/2012 12:05:24 AM
Now that the challenge is over and criticism can be seen with ore of a smile, I have a tip: Get her a better umbrella!

Congrats on the blue. Well deserved.
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11/28/2012 12:02:37 AM
Well done Alex, a clear winner!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/27/2012 10:55:15 PM
Very stylish, hope it does well for you!
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11/27/2012 10:32:45 PM
So pretty. The contrast really helps her pop out from the background.
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11/27/2012 10:26:19 PM
Classic beauty, costume, setting. Voted earlier.
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11/27/2012 08:54:19 PM
Beautiful composition and tones.
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11/27/2012 10:25:05 AM
#3, tied with another.
This is exceptional, but there were three images I thought were better. The woman is beautiful. Her position flows through the scene with the aid of the water barriers. The umbrella is a nice touch.
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11/27/2012 03:31:20 AM
beautiful image
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11/26/2012 09:54:40 AM
Nice. My favorite so far.
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11/25/2012 12:32:15 AM
Beautiful - great shot to add to both your portfolio and hers!
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11/24/2012 06:05:32 PM
What a beautiful image. Would have been nice for the umbrella challenge. Unless you have another one ready for that.
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11/24/2012 01:06:11 PM
my favorite!
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11/24/2012 03:42:05 AM
Nice. She really stands out.
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11/22/2012 07:58:14 PM
great use of cantrast, love it
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11/22/2012 03:41:26 PM
beautiful composition!
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11/22/2012 08:13:51 AM
Lovely photo. The dress is gorgeous, and the contrast really works here. Honestly, I would have left out the umbrella. It distracts and doesn't really work with the dress. Would have to be an old lacy one to fit I think... or perhaps burn it enough so it's darker and you can't see all the sags and wrinkles. PS. The title immediately put a song in my head. Infinity by Inara George. I find it fitting.
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11/21/2012 09:26:17 PM
Really beautiful. The diagonal line is such a nice addition.
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11/21/2012 07:32:53 PM
This is elegant..10
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11/21/2012 03:48:40 PM
Just lovely. Great choice of leading lines in what looks like a foggy setting.
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11/21/2012 11:50:56 AM
Front page stuff
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11/21/2012 08:32:28 AM
very well done. Great leading lines and a beautiful model...
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11/21/2012 07:02:52 AM
beautiful, my favorite so far.
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11/21/2012 12:59:22 AM
Very special photo. Standout.
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11/21/2012 12:30:53 AM
Gorgeous comp. what an elegant image
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11/21/2012 12:24:46 AM
Stunning. Great b&w conversion. Should be a ribbon contender. 10
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