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Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: home
Date: Dec 13, 2004
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 60
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2005

This was taken with natural light from the front window and a flash pointed at the ceiling.

This is my most favorite shot. It helps to have such a beautiful model too.

I used my favorite lens 50mm f/1.8.

The only thing I did to this shot is fix the bottom eye a but to make it look sharper and brighter.

Place: 161 out of 530
Avg (all users): 5.9912
Avg (commenters): 7.1765
Avg (participants): 5.9923
Avg (non-participants): 5.9875
Views since voting: 1173
Views during voting: 526
Votes: 341
Comments: 19
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2005 08:07:09 PM
Nice portrait! Beautiful eyes. The centered double catchlights feel a bit odd.
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01/26/2005 01:11:39 PM
Nicely composed photograph, with good detail and not over-saturated, and yet a nice, soft feel. Nice point of view and detail in the eyes. ((8))
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01/25/2005 09:36:41 PM
its a very nice photo with a very pretty model, however, the reflection of light right off the eyes is just plain weird. maybe dont have her look directly at the camera?
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01/25/2005 04:49:14 PM
For two weeks I have been returning to this photograph. I like portraits but didn't give this higher than a 7. Why, I wondered, because those eyes and her face come out splendid, the crown in the hair and the necklace gives the idea that it is a special occasion and the lying in a landscape composition is a good idea as well.
I think my 'problem' is the arm under her head leading out of the frame to the right. It looks strange, out of place and it is lit in a similar way as the upside of the face (low fill-light?) and therefore draws attention it doesn't deserve.
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01/25/2005 03:38:19 AM
THis is a great portrait, but the angle is awkward to look at. I'd like to see it rotated counter-clockwise, at least a bit.
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01/23/2005 07:26:40 PM
Pretty portrait - those are some very blue eyes. The facial expression appears slightly strained, but other than that this is a good shot.
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01/22/2005 09:41:03 PM
interesting pose. love the detail in her eyes. dof seems a bit shallow, though. good luck!
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01/22/2005 07:27:19 PM
looks like a sonifo.. regardless its beautiful
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01/22/2005 06:53:24 PM
Solid portrait... very pretty. Great lighting... I love her eyes... this is one the girl should love! not much I can comment on, except I do feel she looks a bit unnatural, because I can't tell whether that is part of her dress she is leaning on... or something else... it also just slightly bothers me that the tip of her shoulder is cut off... as I think that the roundness would have been good in this photo.. and maybe a bent arm to lean on? always difficult to cut off limbs.
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01/21/2005 12:21:53 PM
Amazing eyes, you sure you didn´t do anything to enhance them? Anyway, good portrait and one I am sure she will be glad to own later down in life. Excellent work.
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01/20/2005 11:27:15 AM
Her blue eyes really stand out in this photo. Great focal point and lighting!
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01/19/2005 02:29:00 AM
Amazing eyes! I can't take mine off hers!! Great portrait! 10
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01/18/2005 07:21:38 AM
This is a beautiful portrait with captivating eyes. The DOF is great and everything is spot on. This deserves a 10 for sheer technical brilliance. Great job.
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01/17/2005 11:06:40 PM
Seems a little over exposed.
01/17/2005 11:40:08 AM
Very nice portrait. Good use of blues that correspond with the eyes. Good focus on the face.
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01/16/2005 03:50:32 PM
Nice focus on her eyes. Good catchlights. Nice pose and colors. Well done.
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01/16/2005 02:24:26 PM
beautiful eyes
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01/16/2005 06:51:42 AM
Nice capture, interesting perspective.
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01/16/2005 12:33:10 AM
This is quite beautiful....
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