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Challenge: Extended Free Study 2017-03 (Extended Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm X-Pro2
Lens: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R IOS
Date: Mar 18, 2017
Date Uploaded: Mar 24, 2017

[Apr. 21st, 2017 04:30:10 PM]

I met Marisa at a local photography meetup focused on portraiture. She was great. You might recognize her from my Defining Feature entry taken the same day:
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For me, both are strong portraits, but I credit the model more than the photographer.

There were lots of photographers at the meetup and a few models. Marisa was both. You can check out her Instagram account here. In case you were wondering, she has alopecia.

The starting location of the meetup was the Bean/Cloud Gate. While waiting for things to start I took a couple shots of the Bean.

As with most Extended Free Study entries, I had no specific plan. Per my usual MO, as the deadline approached I combed the last month looking for one or two strong images I might work with, and I liked this shot of Marisa.

There is nothing fancy to the editing. It is a straight gradient of the two images (albeit at a slight angle). The profiles of the Bean and her head were nearly an exact match.

In case you aren't sure how you feel about a composite of a woman's head and a piece of sculpture, I hear you. After I did it part of me really liked the image and part of me thought, "What have you done to this lovely young woman?" So, I showed it to Marisa first. She was cool with it.

Place: 9 out of 49
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04/23/2017 12:14:41 AM
Nice. Congrats on the finish. She really is beautiful, Mark.
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04/21/2017 01:59:54 PM
Very clever image well taken shot nice composition ans detail
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04/16/2017 04:41:27 AM
Is she from the future?
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04/16/2017 02:58:08 AM
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04/15/2017 03:39:20 PM
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04/15/2017 11:57:53 AM
Not sure what this is about, but.....I like it.
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