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Challenge: Free Study VIII (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Almere
Date: Apr 3, 2005
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640 sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Water
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2005

Levels, some burning (thanks Pedro, for the tutorial), usm, cropped, resized, added border, saved for web.
I have to thank Librodo for his help, support and critique.
I reworked this photo excactly 15 times before I got tired of it and submitted this.

Model is Tamara, also used her for Color Studio portrait and Selective Desaturation (my first submission)

I hope it does well, we had fun creating it and I hope you enjoy it too.

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 507
Avg (all users): 6.9383
Avg (commenters): 8.1905
Avg (participants): 6.8936
Avg (non-participants): 7.0909
Views since voting: 7080
Views during voting: 419
Votes: 243
Comments: 52
Favorites: 12 (view)


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06/25/2005 08:44:17 AM
Great use of light in this one.
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04/27/2005 11:26:56 PM
*Critique Club*

Well, here we meet again. Pulled your shots one right after the other.
There are 3 things that stand out to me in this photo that I might have liked to have seen done differently.
First, the lighter colored circle on the umbrella stands out like a sore thumb. Quite distracting in my opinion. Once I notice it, it's like that's all I can see when I look at the photo.
Second distraction is the red tie hanging down on the left. That is a brighter red in comparrison to the umbrella and again, stands out a lot.
The third thing is her hand. It is a different color than her face and is a reddish color (probably reflection from the umbrella?) but it is deffinately not natural looking.
Focus and clarity are right on. Wonderful job.
Adorable model, lovely expression and pleasing to look at.
The background is perfect, nothing distracting there. DOF is great. I like how the girl is in focus but the other elements of the photo are blurred. Lighting on the girl is wonderful.
Very visually appealing, I could look at this for a long time. Longer if the light circle were not on the umbrella. :)
~Heather~

Edit to add that even in the thumbnail, it is the light circle that I notice first, and then the girl.

Message edited by author 2005-04-27 23:28:44.
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04/26/2005 07:40:14 PM
outstanding work. congrats on the good finish.
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04/26/2005 02:41:55 PM
Originally posted by Femme du monde:

ppff weer een geweldige foto peter!! en 13de van de 507 is een erg mooie score lijkt me zo :D En die 2de ribbon zit er wel aan te komen hoor


Laatste free study was ik 4e van de 488. En dit is echt vele malen beter als die stomme molens, maar ja, zo zie je maar weer, je weet het nooit op DPC.
04/26/2005 12:41:19 PM
ppff weer een geweldige foto peter!! en 13de van de 507 is een erg mooie score lijkt me zo :D En die 2de ribbon zit er wel aan te komen hoor
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04/26/2005 12:03:13 PM
awesome
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04/26/2005 12:24:15 AM
Congrats on Top 20.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2005 11:12:51 PM
One of my favorites. I would have reduced the red in the hand holding the umbrella. outside of this the image projects great charm and the sense of rain with a vibrant smile peeking out.
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04/25/2005 03:04:02 PM
I really like the expression and the way that the droplets have been captured.
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04/25/2005 01:39:48 PM
great portrait, might have cloned out the strap on the left
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04/25/2005 07:38:16 AM
lovely taking, timing, lighting and composition.. fabulous.
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04/25/2005 06:43:26 AM
The lighting on the is excellent, often the umbreller will cast a shadow, but you have successfully avoided this...
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04/25/2005 02:58:21 AM
Compelling subject and tones, very nice!
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04/25/2005 12:56:58 AM
Great light and I love the framing. Such a playful look form under the umbrella.
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04/25/2005 12:34:54 AM
Nice exposure! A 9
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04/24/2005 09:14:36 PM
I think the lighting on the girl is fantastic given it's dark and raining. I like how your eye goes up the umbrella handle and is carried across the screen by the umbrella. Nice composition, and nice cropping.
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04/24/2005 08:55:11 PM
this image catches my eye every time i look at the group
wel done
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04/24/2005 07:37:05 PM
Stricking image. The red drops in front are distracting. Her eyes and mouth really pop!
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04/24/2005 06:01:12 PM
Love this shot! Great lighting! 10
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04/24/2005 05:01:27 PM
beautiful girl and image - it seems a bit oversaturated and sharpened, but very effective nonetheless
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04/24/2005 03:10:42 PM
Nicely done. Definitely a 10
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04/24/2005 01:43:24 PM
Librodo ? This is lovely,what a smile ! Excellent composition,and I love the rain drops.9
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04/24/2005 10:42:45 AM
shes got a hole in her umbrella....shes all wet. lol...only joking, this is one of my top scores for the challenge. nice sharp focusing. great framing. could easily win a ribbon? 9
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04/24/2005 10:36:14 AM
Rich colors, nice lighting... a very nice photo all together.
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04/24/2005 10:11:42 AM
I like the use of thirds. nice fast exposure to freeze the rain.
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04/24/2005 10:04:04 AM
the photo makes you feel you are part of her world.
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04/24/2005 07:57:52 AM
Beautiful photo. Nice lighting, and those eyes are awesome.
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04/24/2005 05:51:52 AM
This is the style and quality of image I aspire to - congrats!
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04/24/2005 04:09:54 AM
Great shot...love the water.
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04/24/2005 12:21:01 AM
I think this will do very very good, (reminds me of librodos work though im sure its not)...so far my favorite...maybe it will ribbon?
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04/23/2005 12:05:55 PM
Fabtastic shot
10
good luck, expect to see this top 3 i think.
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04/23/2005 09:16:31 AM
Stunning portrait. Working with water is always a winner. Exposure is perfect.
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04/22/2005 09:47:28 PM
Gorgeous by every measure.
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04/22/2005 04:05:39 PM
Great photo. I give it a 10.
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04/22/2005 01:46:21 PM
Wow! A stunning piece of work. Fantastic sharpness, lighting, sense of motion from the water drops, and composition. Rich, saturated colors - yowza - you could make big money from this gorgeous image! I wish I could give an 11! 10
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04/22/2005 07:24:04 AM
Beautiful shot, one of my favorites in this challenge. Good luck!
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04/21/2005 11:50:25 PM
Librodo? Well at least it looks like one of his shots! And it looks oh-so-good!
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04/21/2005 09:47:39 PM
I love the high contrast of this shot. Love the expression and the fact we can clearly see her eyes. Great shot.
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04/21/2005 05:50:58 PM
I like your composition here, but the colours and contrast don't quite do it for me. I think a tighter crop just below the logo on the umbrella would be more powerful though.

Her expression is lovely but I'll be honest, I don't really know what this is supposed to do for me. It's a nice portrait of a girl but I don't really connect with her and I find myself viewing this more as a piece of stock art rather than a human study. If she was looking downwards I would feel more like an observer which, for me, I would prefer. I'm also not convinced by the 'rain' which does look quite isolated to the left.

It is however, a well taken shot bya proficient photographer.
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04/21/2005 04:13:49 PM
I love the color and composition of this photo. I scored it a 10 but then I was admiring it again and noticed in the left side of the frame there is some weird stuff going on with the rain and the umbrella. bummer.
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04/21/2005 01:15:07 PM
Good use of fill in flash by the looks of it, that umbrella must be leaking however the girl is soaking wet! Pretty pretty picture, well done!
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04/21/2005 10:31:31 AM
beautiful, luminous, happy
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04/21/2005 09:24:23 AM
great shot.. this will do well in this challenge.
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04/20/2005 09:01:09 PM
great shot. fantastic work with the lighting. will be shocked not to see this on the front page...
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04/20/2005 01:21:46 PM
Beautiful!
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04/19/2005 07:17:17 PM
8 I like this very much.
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04/19/2005 05:43:08 PM
SOOOOOOOO striking!!!! It's just awesome!!!
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04/19/2005 03:34:53 PM
Fantastic. I'd think this was librodo if I didn't know any better. 10.
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04/19/2005 09:29:09 AM
Awesome shot, could have been even better if it had more raindrops but that´s just nitpicking, gave it an 8.
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04/19/2005 09:23:25 AM
I like this photo a lot - however I would have had her move her hand out of the frame. It's a bit distracting and detracts from her face.
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04/19/2005 08:51:36 AM
Refreshingly beautiful! It certainly stands out in a pack of rather mundane photos! 10
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04/19/2005 08:34:25 AM
sorry about the eyes .. ir
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