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grahamgator


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Challenge: Best of 2015 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D600
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Date: Nov 29, 2015
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2016


[Jan. 21st, 2016 02:35:20 PM]

Thank you for the lovely comments. This is my beautiful niece who tirelessly models for me. She is growing up too fast and will be gone soon.

I am not very good with portrait stuff. I really like to use natural light as I did here in my cluttered garage with a black sheet in the background. I really had to crop this down a lot and no choice but convert to B&W. I don't like having to work too hard on an image to make it work like I did with this one. Most of the credit goes to her with her natural grace, beauty and knowing what to do.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 189
Avg (all users): 6.8191
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.8621
Avg (non-participants): 6.2857
Views since voting: 1045
Views during voting: 152
Votes: 94
Comments: 21
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/27/2016 09:59:23 AM
Wonderful lighting, great shot! Congratulations on your yellow ribbon.
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01/26/2016 05:57:19 PM
I have to say that this portrait is one of the most beautifully lit and composed shot I've ever seen. Simply spectacular. Reminds me of the 20s / 30s/ 40s.

Message edited by author 2016-01-26 17:58:08.
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01/22/2016 10:12:43 PM
Congratsssss on the very well deserved ribbon for this beautiful portrait!
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01/22/2016 06:58:53 PM
Just gorgeous. Glad it did so well, congrats on the yellow!
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01/22/2016 06:20:56 PM
This is terrific. It was one of my top scores in the challenge -- sorry I failed to get back and comment earlier. I don't want to hear any more "I am not very good with portrait stuff" nonsense. We do not see many 21_F.gif grahamgator portraits, but the occasional ones we get of your husband and others are very good. Keep it up.
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01/22/2016 05:49:49 PM
Congratulations, best in the comp in my view, just stunning
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01/22/2016 10:04:50 AM
Congratulations Mary Ann! This was one of my high scores.
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01/22/2016 06:20:59 AM
Fantastic portrait Mary Ann. Congrats!
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01/22/2016 05:17:08 AM
Wasn't sure about this one. Composition and light are beautiful, but there seems something odd with the skin of the face and lips (due to PP?). Sorry when I'm wrong about it. But congratulations on the Yellow.
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01/22/2016 05:04:33 AM
Beautiful portrait, Mary Ann! Congrats on the ribbon!
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01/22/2016 03:53:11 AM
This is brilliant, Mary Ann! Congratulations!!!
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01/22/2016 02:56:06 AM
When I first saw this I let out an audible sigh. What a sublime photograph! Congratulations on the yellow. Well deserved.

One day I hope to be "not very good with portrait stuff" like you. And yes, your niece is a natural, but that doesn't diminish your "hard work". Congratulations.
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01/22/2016 12:18:12 AM
Classy stuff, a big congrats on third in two 'best of's' WTG girl!!

Message edited by author 2016-01-22 06:14:28.
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01/22/2016 12:08:38 AM
LOL...I voted on this and the other 3rd place ribbon winner about 10 minutes before rollover. I gave both a 10. Strange to think of all the power I had to make one of these 4th place!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/21/2016 11:31:13 PM
I see a blue in your future. Outstanding work. 10
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01/21/2016 05:56:34 PM
I love the simplicity in this one. At first I wasn't fond of the "hidden" eye, now I quite like it.
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01/19/2016 01:21:42 AM
Loving all those curves...
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01/17/2016 11:17:06 PM
Classically good.
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01/17/2016 05:27:32 PM
This is a great portrait, the lighting the pose in the composition are all extremely well done.
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01/17/2016 01:09:34 PM
Not just a girl...
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01/16/2016 09:45:42 PM
Gorgeous!

Tones, lighting... composition... all of it.

Gorgeous.

I hope you ribbon.
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