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Armed and Dangerous
Armed and Dangerous
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Challenge: Natural Light Portrait (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8-4.0 Aspherical DG for Canon
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Date: Jul 11, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2007

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This was a fun shoot with Mara. Had to ford a river, hike through the woods and go four wheeling in a Honda Element for this.

Is it Demi Moore? Maybe, probably not. :-)

Did I use artificial lighting? Maybe a little fill flash. You bet I did. Looks natural though, doesn't it? The trick is balancing flash with ambient lighting.

Statistics
Place: 90 out of 366
Avg (all users): 5.8522
Avg (commenters): 6.5455
Avg (participants): 5.5824
Avg (non-participants): 6.0288
Views since voting: 1701
Views during voting: 513
Votes: 230
Comments: 19
Favorites: 3 (view)


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10/10/2007 07:15:15 PM
She reminds me a bit of Demi Moore... Cool pose - albeit a little contrived. I didn't vote on this challenge, but it would have scored a solid 7 from me. :-) You do know your women well...
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07/28/2007 04:03:42 PM
Overall a killer photo. Tiny minor things do bug me.

Too much black. The straw the broke the camel's back for me was the nail polish.

The extended magazine on the M9 bothers me. An extended mag is more about function than form...they don't photograph very well...makes me think the mag is falling out.

I would have like to see her look a bit dirtier, not like she just stepped out of the shower, but more like she just rubbed out a hand full of terrorists.

I'm pleased with the fact that her finger is off the trigger, it makes the photo more real, as though she might have actually had a bit of training rather than just a pretty face who was handed a prop. I also like that the M9 looks like it has seen service rather than some neglected safe queen.
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07/27/2007 01:16:13 PM
Looks like you are having a lot of fun with your shoots. That is terrific. Nice lighting and pose. The only negative is the zombie hand, but it is quite minor. Nice lighting and congrats on the wonderful score. (Incidently I loved your Missing Link photo more!).
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07/25/2007 01:27:36 AM
Ohhh - so you cheated!
Very nice lighting levels here - ya' done good with the balance.

(still a cheater though)
:P
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07/25/2007 01:16:51 AM
Don't listen to Boyd2000. He's 7 years out of date now anyway!
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07/25/2007 01:14:02 AM
Looks like I'm not the only one who thought Demi Moore. Sorry you didn't place higher. I have to disagree with routerguy666 in that I think the messy hair is a big part of what makes this picture. Naughty guy with the fill flash on this challenge, and it kind of shows with the reflections. I still love it and I'm adding it to my favorites.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2007 11:17:30 AM
Great pose, and good line about the whole thing (the right-angle that the gun and the hair create is particularly good). Well lit and well composed.
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07/22/2007 08:34:37 PM
Nice shot and good props. Looks like a younger version of Demi Moore. Expression is great and composition is right on. Nice work.
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07/22/2007 12:41:26 PM
Yes, she does look dangerous.....in many ways. Good creativity and vision.
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07/21/2007 12:32:22 AM
I like this one a lot! It has sort of a Demi Moore look. Excellent composition. The background isn't pleasant, but it does match the title, expression and gun. 10
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07/19/2007 05:53:42 PM
Sexy shot. Only things that bug me are the bright spot on the forehead and the messy hair along the arms. Obviously it's not a glamor shot, but to my eye it would have more impact without the messy hair distracting my eye. Good luck!
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07/19/2007 12:18:29 PM
very nice, but the lighting looks a bit artificial. Im sure its not, but some more evidence of natural lighting would have helped. 6
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07/19/2007 07:53:17 AM
Good pic, very bright and sharp. But the background is to distracting.
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07/18/2007 09:06:07 PM
Abolish those things
07/18/2007 04:44:02 PM
She has a very Demi Moore look to her. The lighting does this photo justice. Good job.
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07/18/2007 02:12:04 PM
Superb composition and pose along with a very sharp portrait with excellent lighting! one of the best so far
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07/18/2007 08:27:48 AM
The finger on the trigger would of make it more dangerous... nice shot!
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07/18/2007 03:11:48 AM
Nice photo - looks a bit like Demi Moore.
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