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Demure and Devout
Demure and Devout

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Challenge: Natural Light Indoor Portrait (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-600D/T3i Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: @ Home, Dubai, U.A.E
Date: Aug 18, 2012
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/13
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2012

Had to force my wife to pose for this one :-).. I quite knew what i wanted to achieve with this photo and i think it turned out pretty close to the way i wanted it to look. Next to the window with curtains partly drawn.. Natural light, no reflectors.

Some crop, increased contrast, clarity, HDR toning to compress highlights, cloning of minor blemishes, Sepia tone, Color mask to bring out the sticker on the forehead (Indian Bindi), and Dodge and Burn.

Place: 48 out of 60
Avg (all users): 5.0084
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8889
Avg (non-participants): 5.0602
Views since voting: 299
Views during voting: 245
Votes: 119
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/24/2012 03:28:16 PM
The processing on this is really nice.
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08/21/2012 08:34:37 AM
I had to come back to this three times because I initially wanted to vote this a 10, but was annoyed by something - couldn't figure it out. The light to dark transition (our left to right) goes from washout to fine detail in too abrupt a fashion. Don't misunderstand me - this is a great image, just the technical details messed it up. A little more work with a light meter and changing the angle of the face would have helped a lot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/20/2012 01:14:14 PM
The light seems a bit harsh. Her hands and face seem almost blown out.
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08/20/2012 09:36:07 AM
I truly feel the light is too harsh and takes away from the serenity of the subject
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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