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Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Collection: People and Portraits
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: San Jose, CA
Date: Sep 6, 2005
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80 sec.
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2005

thanks again to my girlfriend Jenny for modeling for me.

lighting was one 500w worklamp, bounced off the background (my garage door). gradient was achieved by shooting with the background set to the edge of the worklight's beam, which then faded to the blue post-sunset shadows. this image is a bit silly. a bit softer than I'd like, but still DPC-friendly, maybe?

focal length 85.0mm

Statistics
Place: 57 out of 432
Avg (all users): 5.8033
Avg (commenters): 6.4091
Avg (participants): 5.5796
Avg (non-participants): 6.0405
Views since voting: 1094
Views during voting: 476
Votes: 305
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/16/2005 03:08:53 PM
Very pretty, both the shot and the model. I love the pairing of the blue with the skin tones, the lighting on her face is deftly handled, but a second lamp with a snood or jury riggged barn door to add some highlight detail in the flowers, while keeping it off the model's face, might have made the image better balanced.

Message edited by author 2005-09-16 15:10:47.
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09/14/2005 08:34:17 AM
I couldn't believe your finishing place in this challenge, this was so picked as my top one. Well I guess wierder things have happended, but I just wanted you to know that I think you did a wonderful job.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 11:49:26 PM
Funny and well composed. 7
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09/13/2005 09:28:09 PM
ummm i dont really get the title. and i dont get what the girl has to do with it...
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09/13/2005 08:48:41 PM
um trying to be suductiuve with a branch?
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09/13/2005 08:34:44 PM
Very, very cool! Your framing and colors all work so well together. Nice touch in the "darkroom."
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09/12/2005 01:39:21 PM
fun!
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09/12/2005 01:16:37 PM
Cool idea!
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09/11/2005 07:23:19 PM
Great lighting effects. Very professional job!!
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09/09/2005 11:05:08 PM
Now here's a refreshing entry! Beautiful deep rich tones, interesting composition, and good focus & lighting. High marks for creativity too.
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09/08/2005 10:39:01 PM
The colors and lighting add to 'the fun'.
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09/08/2005 09:35:46 PM
Nice shot
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09/08/2005 09:05:36 PM
nice shot
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09/08/2005 02:21:16 PM
ah, twig and berries eh?
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09/08/2005 01:20:13 PM
good colors good background color
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09/08/2005 12:46:31 PM
I don't get it
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09/08/2005 12:24:55 PM
An intriguiing choice of subject, and nicely done. The background works really well. There does appear to be a few weird halo-things around the hand & on the leave up top, but that might just be my monitor! doesnt distract enough to make the shot loose any of its appeal. Good luck dood!
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09/08/2005 06:54:06 AM
Fantastic colours....has to be a ribbon winner right here....10! Just love it...into my favourites.

Judi
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09/07/2005 07:59:21 PM
That's a really nice photograph. Very clear. But why is your title "Join the Fun!" And why is she poking her lip...I don't get it. But it's still very pretty!
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09/07/2005 06:25:40 PM
Very good image, at my age I've already branched out......9
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09/07/2005 06:25:17 PM
Great shot..very imaginative. love the color of the BG. Well done.
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09/07/2005 10:56:37 AM
Should ribbon. One of the best by far. Congrats!!!!
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09/07/2005 10:39:58 AM
Owe my, beautiful colors, and great portrait. You have quite a bit of pixel explosion going on by my monitor, but I know from experience that happens with the re-sizing most of the time so Im not counting that against you. GL, and by the way your model here is stunning.
-I just went back to adjust my final scores, and this is my top rated photo aside one other, so GL. I have looked at this photo over and over, and can't put my finger on what it is you have nailed here that nobody else has. The model is stunning, I love her playful expression. The colors are dynamite, the lighting is awesome. The clarity, and depth are good, but there is just something else that really sends it over the top for me. Maybe its the non-border, and the portraiture part of it. There wasn't many portraits out there, so maybe thats what seperates it. At any rate....Im a huge fan of whatever it is you have done.
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09/07/2005 02:12:34 AM
i like it but i don't understand what's going on in the picture?is she about to eat that or what?
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09/07/2005 12:27:20 AM
I'm entirely confused. She's cute, but um... I don't get it. (sorry)
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