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the red bride
the red bride
xtian


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Natural Light Portrait (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Los Angeles, California
Date: Jul 14, 2007
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 15, 2007

This image is inspired by the work of one of my favorite photographers here on DPC --- Librodo. It does not even come close to the enchanting appeal of his work but I'm pretty pleased with the top 10 finish!

Thanks for all the comments and critique. I agree with all of the observations. I really liked this image when I posted it but the more I look at it during the challenge, the more I realized that I indeed over processed it. Another lesson learned... :)


Statistics
Place: 6 out of 366
Avg (all users): 7.0000
Avg (commenters): 7.6071
Avg (participants): 6.6563
Avg (non-participants): 7.2276
Views since voting: 3454
Views during voting: 511
Votes: 241
Comments: 36
Favorites: 4 (view)


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05/13/2008 09:14:38 AM
Gorgeous !
07/27/2007 03:15:05 AM
Congratulations on another magnificent image Christian
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07/25/2007 11:34:32 PM
This is better than librodo, imho. I hope you continue to fail in your attempts to copy the ribbon hogs.
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07/25/2007 12:09:25 AM
had this one peged for top 3! beautiful shot
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07/25/2007 12:05:11 AM
Congrats on the 6th and a 7.0 score. Yet another great image from you!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2007 01:31:56 PM
Interesting and atmospheric, with good use of light. Whatever it is above her left eye (hair?) that's almost glowing is a bit distracting. Like the softness and luminosity of the material.
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07/24/2007 11:44:26 AM
good foto, great detail (the eye), beautifull colours and (natural) light
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07/24/2007 08:27:43 AM
High marks, but the overly brightened left eye is unnatural looking. Love the color scheme and great use of light....8
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07/24/2007 08:03:53 AM
I really like this except for the one side of her face, its so so dark but yet her eye es really bright on that one side. I just don't think it looks natural.
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07/24/2007 06:15:56 AM
Hmm, this looks like a ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' librodo shot too. That's two in this challenge that I think favors his style. Good Job!
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07/23/2007 09:45:19 PM
that red! this is beautiful, love the bright red & green irridescence

then her left eye (right frame), particularly under the stray lock of hair, pulls my eye to that corner; the editing there doesn't suit the rest of her facial image...perhaps a softer & bit more light around the anatomy of the eye, just enough to see the brow?
~Anni
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07/23/2007 08:40:02 PM
Amazing! It remembers me the National Geographic´s Afghan Girl.... very very good!
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07/23/2007 03:17:49 PM
The eyes are over-dodged making for an unrealistic and unnatural photo, which is a shame because it's a fairly sound photo otherwise... maybe a bit hot on her earlobe.
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07/23/2007 08:33:59 AM
only thing here I would mention is that you should have made the model trim her eyebrow otherwise beautiful picture nice contrast in color.
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07/22/2007 09:26:50 PM
I really like the photo, beautiful colors, great connection to her. I am not really fond of the shadows on her L face, her eye justs seems to be floating there, given the amount of side light on her face and extending onto her forehead I would expect at least a bit of light on her L cheek which would have made the picture better imo,

still overall very nice 8

Jack
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07/22/2007 08:43:42 PM
Beautiful shot. Love the vignetting and the sharpness and clarity on her face. The contrast in colors works very well also. Nice work.
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07/22/2007 09:27:19 AM
wonderful idea and composition, but the editing is just overdone. sorry
still a 6
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07/21/2007 03:37:32 PM
this has got a great shot at a ribbon...
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07/21/2007 02:29:13 PM
I love the red and green coloring and her eyes.
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07/20/2007 01:41:04 PM
woah, what eyes! the smoothing on the skin seems a bit uneven though, its rougher around her eyes and it doesn't really seem to fit in. beautiful colors
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07/20/2007 12:30:02 PM
One of the best pics... great red and green contrast... the forehead has a greenish tint though... I would have preferred a more natural skin-tone.
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07/19/2007 06:21:57 PM
Excellent!!! I'm seeing librodo's style in the composition, colors, PP work and eyes especially. 9
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07/19/2007 01:44:02 PM
Very Librodo-ish
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07/19/2007 10:13:01 AM
Good job I like it psart
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07/19/2007 02:55:26 AM
The background is nice and so is the hood. The eyes (or atleast the right eye) stand out. However, the shading on the face is oddly dark and somewhat grayish looking in places.
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07/19/2007 12:02:09 AM
Beautiful model! I love your use of lighting and focus. 8
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07/18/2007 10:53:11 PM
Really lovely shot. I love the colors and the way the light hits her eyes. Great shot. 10 from me.
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07/18/2007 09:35:16 PM
I love the eyes of the model. Do you always have such stunning subjects or is there a technique to capturing the light so well?
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07/18/2007 08:51:12 PM
I have looked at this now numerous times and I can't get past her left eye, how it just appears, it bothers me. Other than that I love the pose, composition, colors (vivid) focus and the PP.
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07/18/2007 04:48:45 PM
gorgeous!!! eyes are simply amazing.. 9!
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07/18/2007 03:04:35 PM
Beautiful shot. Nice soft lighting and your careful use of color really makes the image!
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07/18/2007 01:57:54 PM
Pretty, the colors are nice, and the eyes nice.
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07/18/2007 01:48:21 PM
such fantastic colours! Composition/pose/focus are all excellent as well. The background lighting is amazing for a natural light portrait, well done
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07/18/2007 06:07:03 AM
I love the colors and the softness of this picture. The only thing that I noticed is that the model's forehead is greenish, which makes her look like an alien from another planet. You get an 8.
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07/18/2007 03:34:31 AM
very nice. Love the colours. and the dark side 8
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07/18/2007 12:42:26 AM
Stunning eyes. The lighting is super.
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