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Paul


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Challenge: Free Study 2011-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: My favourites
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Date: Feb 20, 2011
Aperture: f/1.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2011

Shot at f/1.2 under tungsten with a little daylight from some small high windows.

Post challenge:

Woohoo! A FS ribbon. I have been rather shameless in my pursuit for a while. This started well, stayed around 7.2 for long enough to make me think it had a chance and was then bashed down to 6.8 for long enough to convince me it didn't.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 325
Avg (all users): 7.0192
Avg (commenters): 8.7500
Avg (participants): 7.0086
Avg (non-participants): 7.0500
Views since voting: 4845
Views during voting: 283
Votes: 156
Comments: 63
Favorites: 11 (view)


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01/05/2012 09:39:15 AM
This inspired me to buy this lens.

A superb shot,
well done.
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04/08/2011 01:30:05 AM
Now who in the world would give this shot a 1....that's just wrong! Perfect picture, great subject, light and shadows...Congratulations on your ribbon!
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03/10/2011 07:35:11 AM
Originally posted by Melethia:

Sublime, and the light is wonderful. Congrats on obtaining the elusive FS ribbon! I will add that as lovely as this is, it is just a tad depressing, when one realizes that only 2% or so of the women in the world are this beautiful. The rest of us live in shadow, never to know the beauty of light like this. But then photographs of ugly women rarely strike anyone's fancy. :-)


Thanks for the thought provoking comment and I hear you. I think the whole thing is self-fulfilling; I'd love to take pictures of a much more representative sample of people, but not too many make themselves available for such work....

03/09/2011 11:00:57 PM
Sublime, and the light is wonderful. Congrats on obtaining the elusive FS ribbon! I will add that as lovely as this is, it is just a tad depressing, when one realizes that only 2% or so of the women in the world are this beautiful. The rest of us live in shadow, never to know the beauty of light like this. But then photographs of ugly women rarely strike anyone's fancy. :-)

Message edited by author 2011-03-09 23:03:00.
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03/09/2011 02:55:09 PM
excellent! love the light here
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03/09/2011 01:04:10 PM
Beauitful,Yes it is and a really winner.
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03/09/2011 11:25:21 AM
Very nice portrait !! I'm happy to see a winner that is a little less HDR and post color saturation. Good job.
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03/09/2011 05:17:45 AM
Who in Gods name gave this a 1?
in fact how anyone can rate this below a 5 is beyond my comprehension.

Well done mate, you are becoming quite the 'Ribbon Hog'.. Excellent top notch B&W portraiture.
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03/08/2011 08:47:32 PM
OMG! This the finest fine art I've seen in a long time! I keep staring at it in awe! Award worthy to be sure!
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03/08/2011 08:28:14 PM
Just stunning. Congratulations.
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03/08/2011 06:48:05 PM
Way to go Paul. Keep up the strong work!
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03/08/2011 05:55:12 PM
Totally stunning!
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03/08/2011 04:08:04 PM
Wonderful light! Well done!
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03/08/2011 04:07:30 PM
Congrats! This was and is one of my favorites of the challenge. Beautiful.
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03/08/2011 03:09:14 PM
Originally posted by njsabs:

This is an amazing image. Into my favorites! Congrats on the ribbon!!!


Apparently good enough to be mistaken for one of yours! An accolade indeed.
03/08/2011 01:16:03 PM
Congrats! this is so beautiful, lighting is amazing!
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03/08/2011 12:47:26 PM
wow, she's gorgeous. Congratulations Paul!!!
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03/08/2011 12:35:57 PM
This is an amazing image. Into my favorites! Congrats on the ribbon!!!
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03/08/2011 11:28:25 AM
Like an ole movie still,Congrats on the ribbon.
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03/08/2011 10:56:37 AM
This is beautiful....
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03/08/2011 10:25:08 AM
Wow - you have taken full advantage of her beauty - The simplicity is representative of photography and humanity at their most splendid. The only thing I would prefer would be a lack of make-up but that's just me. ;)
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03/08/2011 10:06:07 AM
stunning Paul!!! well deserved ribbon
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03/08/2011 09:48:50 AM
Is that Iveta? Lovely shot. :-)
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03/08/2011 08:10:03 AM
GORGEOUS... natural lighting is so beautiful and you got it just right!!! Good job!!! Congratulations to you many times over!!!
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03/08/2011 05:46:00 AM
The lighting is fantastic. It conveys the softness and the fragility of the situation so well. Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon!
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03/08/2011 05:31:12 AM
Congrats Paul. Stunning image, well deserved ribbon.
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03/08/2011 05:14:40 AM
Way to go Buddy, well deserved! You're on a roll....
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03/08/2011 03:24:09 AM
Originally posted by smardaz:

I had this pegged as an 21_F.gif njsabs shot, but that is a compliment, she's one of my heros. Congrats on the ribbon.


I thought the same thing!

Great shot! Congrats!
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03/08/2011 03:06:20 AM
I had this pegged as an 21_F.gif njsabs shot, but that is a compliment, she's one of my heros. Congrats on the ribbon.
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03/08/2011 02:25:36 AM
Grats, Paul! Amazing and stunning.
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03/08/2011 02:03:54 AM
Congratulations!
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03/08/2011 01:41:26 AM
congrats, Paul! right out of the golden era of Hollywood!
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03/08/2011 01:09:34 AM
Silky and slick, a wonderful film noir classic. I'm sure you're a reborn Fritz Lang
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03/08/2011 12:53:31 AM
Absolutely gorgeous! So soft but sharp! Congrats on the ribbon.
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03/08/2011 12:27:29 AM
One of my favs in the challenge. Congrats on the Yellow ribbon!
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03/08/2011 12:26:13 AM
Just plain, beautiful!
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03/08/2011 12:19:35 AM
Congrats!!!
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03/08/2011 12:18:28 AM
i could look at this magnificent portrait for ages .. its truly amazing .. in a site where we see fantastic images all the time and portraits ad infinitum this stands out as something very very special .. you are a master that's for sure .. many congrats on the yellow paul .. :)

Message edited by author 2011-03-08 00:18:56.
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03/08/2011 12:16:17 AM
I am so thrilled for you. Just gorgeous. Congrats on your ribbon.
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03/08/2011 12:10:54 AM
Awesome finish, Paul!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2011 09:23:59 PM
Beautiful!
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03/07/2011 02:38:43 PM
love the lighting on this
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03/07/2011 06:56:33 AM
The styling, the model, the tonal range - all superb.
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03/07/2011 03:24:11 AM
Superb Portrait and BW conversion, great POV, superb focus on not just eyes but lips too!
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03/06/2011 10:27:31 PM
Professional job all around!
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03/06/2011 03:48:35 PM
10
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03/05/2011 09:09:28 AM
Beautiful portrait and model. Lighting is spot on. Bumping up.
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03/04/2011 08:52:31 PM
Wonderful !!!!!! 10
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03/04/2011 06:40:58 PM
Nicely done!
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03/03/2011 08:08:55 PM
timeless
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03/03/2011 09:17:34 AM
Outstanding portrait. Or something. Normally not my interest but this is wonderful.
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03/03/2011 05:35:44 AM
Another great portrait. I have this in my highest scoring group so good luck.
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03/02/2011 08:49:00 PM
Beautiful!
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03/02/2011 03:48:38 AM
OMG those eyes just amazing super lighting here she is beautiful love the pose sharp too the lighting on her hair is add heaps too 10
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03/01/2011 11:31:35 PM
Beautiful light and skin tones.
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03/01/2011 05:19:01 PM
Best in challenge! Great lighting in her eyes, love the angle and processing. 10!
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03/01/2011 12:37:34 PM
Very nice lighting and model. Lovely smooth tones.
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03/01/2011 09:57:27 AM
Very beautiful portrait. I like how you composed it.
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03/01/2011 08:56:58 AM
Absolutely stunning. The light is perfection.
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03/01/2011 04:05:49 AM
A beautiful image. She reminds me of Demi Moore. The b&w is perfect.
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03/01/2011 03:40:31 AM
Lovely! I wanna say this is Jen, but I am undecided
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03/01/2011 03:17:47 AM
glamorous, but tasteful. Great job!
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03/01/2011 12:31:26 AM
Beautiful woman.
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