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Challenge: Color Studio Portrait II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Casio Exilim Pro EX-P600
Location: Kentwell House, Suffolk
Date: Apr 16, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 20
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 16, 2006

Tudoe re-enactment day at Kentwell House. My thanks go to the actor who put up with taking the pics. Hope she won't be too embarrassed if she saw the result.

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 199
Avg (all users): 6.2471
Avg (commenters): 7.8696
Avg (participants): 5.9083
Avg (non-participants): 6.4870
Views since voting: 1783
Views during voting: 503
Votes: 263
Comments: 40
Favorites: 5 (view)


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03/12/2009 11:09:33 PM
I routinely go for tours in several landmarked districts here where I live, all pre-revolutionary sites, this reminds me of the basket maker's house. This photos is processed very well and fits the theme too, it has an old finish to it. Great lighting.
06/04/2006 03:15:58 PM
Very Vermeer-like lighting - objects seem to glow from within.
04/29/2006 10:33:33 AM
Hello from the Critique club. I think this is a well done and nicely posed and framed photo. The antique and painting feel of this works extremely well. The coloring of the photo seems extremely lifelike and well done. There are a few things I think could be changed to make it score even better then it did. Although the colors are nice the photo seems a bit flat bumping the contrast up with levels and curves adjustment would make the photo POP which seems to be required to score in the top 10 here on DPC. Focus on the face is a touch soft. The antique feel while wonderful in my book seems to be working against you with the voters. The other thing that I can think of is that its not truly a studio Portrait but more of a well done snapshot. Had this been in a different challenge I think it would have scored even better and placed better as well. Overall well done and a good placement considering the challenge.
04/24/2006 06:37:11 PM
Hello armin have a look at work of another armin

//arminmersmann.artroof.com/
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04/24/2006 01:50:21 PM
Thanks to everybody for fine comments.
The workflow from ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/22538/thumb/323428.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/22538/thumb/323428.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' to the one submitted inlcuded:
1) Fairly heavy NoiseNinja because my P&S is pretty noisy at ISO200.
2) Curves to increase mid-tone contrast.
3) Slight overall saturation in Hues
4) Extra boost to the Reds in Hues to bring out the colour of the dress
5) Burn around the edges of the image and the headdress
6) Dodge arround the face
5) Crop, resize, USM & SFW
04/24/2006 06:55:56 AM
Like others have said I can't believe this didn't score higher. This is exquisite. Like a painting but yet so real. The coloring is perfect for the setting. This is art!
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04/24/2006 06:33:05 AM
33rd? o dear. what a super image. and kentwell house is lovely.
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04/24/2006 05:45:53 AM
This is a great photograph.I gave it a 10 and it's in my favorites.
Just beautiful.
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04/24/2006 01:11:10 AM
This deserved better. Congratulate yourself on a stunning piece.
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04/24/2006 01:10:19 AM
I cannot believe that this didn't finish higher...it is an awesome shot that looks like a classical painting...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/23/2006 11:38:47 PM
Very nice. I really liked it.
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04/23/2006 10:03:31 PM
all natural sunlight? looks great
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04/21/2006 12:49:01 PM
Very well done. Beautiful lighting arrangement and all the rest to get a Dutch master effect. As a portrait, maybe all the other stuff that's going on in the picture detracts from the subject and the handling and presentation of her. Either way it's a lovely picture and superbly done.
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04/20/2006 10:31:23 PM
lol Is this your house?
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04/20/2006 07:39:23 PM
Very good and very thoughtful.
The lighting in this photo is just very good.
I am not one of the guys about 'rule of 2 3rd' or 'rule f 1 3rd' (whatever it is), but it seems to be working fine in this composition. The subject is well accentuated. Good work over all.
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04/20/2006 07:21:51 PM
Wow. stunning. so vermeer. well done on the attention to detail, the beautiful lighting, the whole tihng.
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04/20/2006 03:57:54 PM
Definiely appeciate the effort here. Might be a bit too much light for my taste in this kind of shot, but overall I love it.
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04/20/2006 10:28:39 AM
Its obvious a lotof work went into setting up the props and costume. Really like the lack of lighting on background. Just a touch of glare o a few pottery pieces, but overall definitely deserves a top 3 finish. My personal favourite Great job!!
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04/20/2006 12:04:13 AM
Excellent lighting and mood. White balance is just right. Perfect expression, and props. Very well done.
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04/19/2006 06:27:23 AM
Nice set up. I like the concept however it is a shame that the model's face is not in focus.
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04/19/2006 05:48:18 AM
I like this one - it's different, and it's original.
great lighting too.
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04/19/2006 02:52:37 AM
My favorite of entire challenge...10
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04/18/2006 10:49:53 PM
Amazing lighting! Looks like it could be a painting.
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04/18/2006 09:09:44 PM
This needs to be made into a painting... Nice job.
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04/18/2006 01:15:58 PM
so unique - like an old masters painting - 9
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04/18/2006 12:47:07 PM
Is this really a photo? Or a painting? Nice work, whatever you did to process this image really worked beautifully, the feel of it is so old-painting-esque that it's incredible.
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04/18/2006 10:19:02 AM
Very nice set up. The lighting is wonderful, very professional feel to this photo.
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04/17/2006 05:33:33 PM
It is more of a genre painting than a classical portrait, but a great stylization nonetheless.
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04/17/2006 05:28:39 PM
WOW, now I am realy looking forward to some PP tips :)
Great.
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04/17/2006 03:49:15 PM
love this! looks like a painting. Beautiful lighting hope it does well. 9
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04/17/2006 03:35:43 PM
Lovely colors and tones in the setting. Her expression doesn't seem to fit and seems awkward, though.
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04/17/2006 02:06:24 PM
I love this photo! I feel transported... a 9!
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04/17/2006 11:20:21 AM
Owww this is nice. I love the lightnig. Alltough you edited it a bit to much, you can see the dodge stains a bit. That's a shame.
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04/17/2006 09:38:52 AM
Wow, Ok you are in a class of your own. ART this is perfect in every way.
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04/17/2006 09:18:26 AM
All the stuff around her is taking to much attention.
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04/17/2006 08:14:32 AM
awesome!
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04/17/2006 08:09:26 AM
Very original.
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04/17/2006 07:23:09 AM
This looks amazing! Like a painting...well done. Deserves a 10
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04/17/2006 04:50:19 AM
like a paiting :)
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04/17/2006 01:43:37 AM
Beautiful - looks like a painting. VERY NICELY DONE! I'm not sure how well this will vote compared to some of the other images in the challenge - but I can tell you this: This picture belongs on the wall! It is not just a picture, it is a work of art - from the lighting, to the setting, to the placement of the objects on the table. Beautifully done.

Returning to say: This is my pick for the blue.
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