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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S7000
Location: new jersey
Date: Nov 23, 2005
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2005

taken with studio lights..

Place: 156 out of 519
Avg (all users): 5.8480
Avg (commenters): 6.3889
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Views since voting: 1082
Views during voting: 593
Votes: 296
Comments: 20
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 06:51:29 PM
Very pretty model. I like the dramatic lighting. I wish she had on less eye make up as it distracts me from the rest of the photo, I am just glued to her lower lashes. The sharpening is too much I think. Makes her arm look jagged and her hair look stringy. Also, I think an off center crop would work better. 5
12/06/2005 03:30:02 PM
Nice model and lighting.
12/06/2005 09:54:22 AM
oversharpened ? or resizing artifiacts ? edges are not clean, but jagged..
12/05/2005 12:10:42 PM
Lots of resize jaggies (along dress strap, hair, eyelashes). Great picture otherwise.
12/04/2005 07:03:04 PM
Superb portraiture lighting. Just a touch darker lipgloss or just a tiny bit less lighting.
Extremely well done!!
12/04/2005 02:13:51 PM
Beauty. Nicely done...9
12/03/2005 05:18:10 PM
I'd like this better if she was positioned to the right more. Otherwise very good.
12/03/2005 02:37:26 AM
Well taken portrait study,would have prefered to see in portrait profile,to reduce the amount of dark background..7
12/02/2005 08:55:27 PM
Lighting is good casting a soft and warm glow to compliment the skin tones of the model. I like how she has her head slightly turned - it almost appears like she has glanced over at the viewer after someone called her name. What is interesting about the picture is those eyes - those big, brown eyes is what captures the attention of the eye.
12/02/2005 07:41:08 PM
very nice portrait, but I'm not a fan of the neat imaging and sharpening... Just a touch to much. Excellent capture of expression and good lighting
12/02/2005 04:05:32 PM
Hi, Jenna. Love the contrasting tones. However, the image appears somewhat over sharpened. Distracting in the eye shaddow and the hair over her right shoulder. None-the-less, pretty model. Like the way her eyes follow you and the shadow seems to change over her. BOL 6
12/02/2005 12:24:31 PM
I think this may have a touch too much Neat Image - her skin almost doesn't look real. I like the clarity and the lighting very much. Her eyes are great! 7
12/02/2005 02:41:54 AM
Nice eyes, but could have been shot in a studio with the rest of the days work. What I'm trying to say is that it looks like a million other shots. No Originality. Maybe if she screwed up her nose or something it would make it more interesting.
12/02/2005 01:52:15 AM
A beautiful model. Terrific lighting. Maybe it's just a matter of taste, but to me it looks like it's been neat imaged to the point of making her look plasticy and barbie dollish.
12/01/2005 01:04:55 PM
Good looking babe!
12/01/2005 06:07:32 AM
Beautiful model and good light, still to red skin tone and white eyes work like a implant.. ice
12/01/2005 03:37:58 AM
A nice portrait of a nice lady.
A bit on the soft side, but hey, I like soft ;)
To bad her beautifull dark hair blends in with the background, a hairlight and/or rimlight to give it a more 3d effect and seperate her from the background would have worked here I guess...
12/01/2005 03:17:24 AM
Great portrait, I think that there are some resizing issues. would love to see a proper sized version of this. 9
12/01/2005 03:13:42 AM
This would have been killer but it is severly oversharpened as evidenced by the jaggy lines in her hair, clothes and eyes. Ease up on that sharpening tool next time.
12/01/2005 01:17:41 AM
I want to first say that this is a neat portrait and that I certainly couldn't do any better, but wanted to point out a few things that I notice that stand out to me right away. First and formost, the jaggies! Horrible jaggies along her right (our left) arm and her top strap. Because she's light on a very dark background, it stands out a lot there. Secondly, the shadow along her nose, makes her nose look huge. I can tell when I look at her, that her nose if in fact not huge, but the way the shadow lays, it appears that way.
The next thing is her skin, looks like some neat image there and she has no texture. The combination of the unnatural jaggies and the lack of skin texture, makes her look almost fake. Also, I would like to see more hair. It blends in too well with the background, and I think with as beautiful as she is, I want to see all of her. Well...you know what I mean.
Ok, that being said...I still think it's an excellent portrait, and if it were me, I be happy with it, but if you were looking for some picky details, there they are. ~Heather~
Very nice focus by the way. i also might like to see this with the right cropped, and more negative space to the left of the photo. The right 1/4 seems to be adding nothing to the photo. Hope this helps, it's just one opinion.

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