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The Window and Her Soul
The Window and Her Soul
Coley


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Challenge: Natural Light Portrait II (Standard Editing)
Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
Location: Bradford
Date: Jan 6, 2018
Aperture: f1.4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2018

You may or may not remember this woman.
She has graced the pages of DPC on countless occasions

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Thanks Q for putting up with me for all these years

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 37
Avg (all users): 6.3519
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 6.0909
Avg (non-participants): 6.5313
Views since voting: 184
Views during voting: 118
Votes: 54
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
01/20/2018 05:10:39 PM
Hello from the critique club

An appealing image that contributes well to the challenge

I like your lovely natural light mono portrait Cole, it is very accomplished. However, I also have reservations about the right eye, it looks unnatural because there is by contrast too much light falling on her iris, it is too bleached which unfortunately is often associated with the look of visual impairment or blindness. It's such a shame because the rest of the portrait works really well and although its such a seemingly minor fault it has a significant impact on the end result. The high score and placement serves to confirm what a strong image the rest of it is, well done.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/18/2018 11:04:16 PM
Lovely.
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01/18/2018 11:00:15 PM
Very nice offhand portrait, though my guess is that it's posed. She has a pleasant, dreamy look, kind of like Vermeer's "Girl Withe a Pearl Earring." I like how she's lit from the back and left, leaving the illusion that we're privy to a peek behind the brilliance. The composition is quite nice, filling the frame and offering a dark natural border. Fine image.
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01/18/2018 10:38:27 AM
Nice, sharp, nice pose. Too bad her right side eye is blurry. 7 from me
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01/17/2018 05:55:47 PM
Flawless in so many ways, but something very weird is going on with her right, OOF eye... It's as if the eye's white is the same tone as the skin, so there's like a blinder or a wall there, a physical obstruction, very jarring to me :-(
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01/17/2018 03:30:48 PM
I am about half way through the entries, and I have finally come to an entry that uses natural light to enhance the portrait.
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01/16/2018 10:07:48 AM
I want just a bit more depth of field - better focus and maybe a tad less light on her right eye. Gave this a 9 but really wanted to give it a 10.
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01/14/2018 06:09:48 PM
Really nice, I love the texture on her face and the composition. One of my favourites!
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01/12/2018 11:33:43 AM
Fabulous light! I love the pose and how you didn't overly smooth her skin.

On my borrowed monitor, her right eye is so washed out, it's disconcerting to me... like she doesn't have an iris and pupil. I hope others can see it. I'll not vote.
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