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Challenge: Black and White Portrait (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7
Location: Brandywine, PA
Date: Dec 25, 2002
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 29, 2002

A picture of my friend Kim, who was visiting from Portland, OR. You may remember her from my previous entry, "Westbound Reader." Kim is very natural in front of the camera, which may hurt me on this entry. This shot was totally planned, but she may have pulled off the casual look to well. I fear some voters may think this is a candid.

Place: 89 out of 90
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Views since voting: 1346
Votes: 96
Comments: 3
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2003 03:44:31 PM
Glare on her glasses bothers me a little -- too bad we can't use the dodge/burn tool...it MIGHT be possible to tweak it with a tone curve.
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01/01/2003 03:52:28 AM
this seems a very warm and affectionate portrayal of a warm and friendly person. quite appealing, the light through the glasses. there is a focus issue. also a bit of grain but the focus issue predominates. some people probably also take exception with what's in the bg right above her forehead :)
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12/30/2002 01:32:29 AM
I think you have done a great job of capturing your subject in this photo. The pose is fine and the composition is excellent. I think this image may be lacking some of the important qualities of black and white images in general. The tonal range in this image is fairly flat. There is not much on the high level end of the histogram probably. This image has a casual mood, but the background setting could be considered somewhat distracting with the stronger contrasts that are visible there. The grain works well, but I think that a little extra sharpness would be good as well. Possibly some more light would bring out the detail in the dark shirt also... - setzler
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