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Scent of a Summer Evening
1st PlaceScent of a Summer Evening
danielv


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Natural Light Portrait (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Grandchamp
Date: Jul 14, 2007
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Nature, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2007

Late afternoon sun in the background. Had to do some PSing to recover the flare on the face, but wanted the effect.

Not expecting this one to score high, not exactly what people will be looking for (not seeing the "face" enough for example), but I really liked it.


Post challenge: Wow! blue ribbon! Very happy obviously by the result. I saw that I was going for a good score, but with the great pictures around here, I wasn't expecting blue. I would like to make a mention for my favorite picture in the challenge, which finished 12th, ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/712/120/556389.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/712/120/556389.jpg', '/') + 1) . '. The mood of this picture is great. And it did receive more 10s than mine.

For those who like to see the before/after, here is the original shot ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/55000-59999/57421/120/557119.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/55000-59999/57421/120/557119.jpg', '/') + 1) . '. When I saw the theme of the challenge, I thought I should try to do a picture that not only is lit with natural light but specifically benefits from it. We went out late in the evening to use one of the best time for natural light. After many shots, I wasnt happy with the results. It was only on the way back that I saw the rimlight on the flowers and thought of this shot. Lucks help!

Thanks everyone for votes & comments!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 366
Avg (all users): 7.1336
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.0625
Avg (non-participants): 7.1838
Views since voting: 11839
Views during voting: 441
Votes: 232
Comments: 51
Favorites: 25 (view)


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07/31/2007 10:20:20 AM
Nice............
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07/29/2007 01:04:05 PM
this is absolutely gorgeous
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07/28/2007 03:37:40 AM
Beautiful!
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07/27/2007 07:59:57 AM
Many congrats on a wonderful portrait.
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07/27/2007 03:10:44 AM
a stunning summer image...really fantastic light...congrats on the blue
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07/27/2007 02:08:50 AM
A beautiful girl in a nice composition with good light. How could you go wrong. :)

Congratulations!
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07/26/2007 10:01:31 AM
This is absolutely stunning. Congrats on your highly deserved blue!
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07/26/2007 09:24:39 AM
By far the most beautiful light of the challenge...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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07/25/2007 10:14:12 PM
She's a beauty!
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07/25/2007 05:56:20 PM
Wow very beautiful shot and judging by the before pic very nice photoshopping as well. You should do one of those 'How did they do that' photoshop tutorials to show some of us noobs how to restore a pic backlit like that. The final pic is a very deserving blue ribbon winner. Congrats!
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07/25/2007 05:53:56 PM
Originally posted by mouten:

I thought I should try to do a picture that not only is lit with natural light but specifically benefits from it.


For this alone you deserve a mess of credit. Congrats.
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07/25/2007 01:46:00 PM
Congratulations. That's a nice moment you captured. One to remember.
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07/25/2007 11:57:30 AM
What a beautiful shot !! I wish I would have voted ! Easy 10 !
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07/25/2007 10:48:22 AM
I would have given this a 10, I love the backlighting in all locations except the chin. Excellent composition and story telling.
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07/25/2007 10:43:03 AM
Congrats! What a beautiful picture.
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07/25/2007 08:47:19 AM
Wow its Blue ribbon or nothing for you. :P Congrats on a beautiful shot and well deserved ribbon.
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07/25/2007 07:48:58 AM
Congrats on a fantastic image and your ribbon, well-deserved.

Jack
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07/25/2007 06:24:48 AM
I am so impressed with this one, as it is so refreshing, so natural and you have captured her beautifully.....
A deserving "BLUE" ribbon for sure.....
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07/25/2007 04:34:18 AM
excellent, great natural photo ... really happy seeing this kind of photo is still able to ribbon here on DPC ... great

congratz !!
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07/25/2007 03:14:11 AM
A fantastic shot. I didn't vote in this challenge but of the ones I looked at this was my favourite. I'm adding this as a favourite as I love the effect.
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07/25/2007 02:34:12 AM
A very beautiful shot! Congrats on your well deserved blue!
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07/25/2007 01:34:36 AM
Love it! I gave this a 10!
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07/25/2007 01:12:46 AM
Originally posted by ralfw:

You need to mark another one of your 2007 goals as completed!

done ! ;)
07/25/2007 01:07:02 AM
Good morning and congratulations.
You need to mark another one of your 2007 goals as completed!
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07/25/2007 12:05:43 AM
Glad to see this made the top. Congrats on your ribbon.
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07/25/2007 12:04:26 AM
Great photo for natural light,Congratulations
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2007 12:28:44 AM
Gorgeous!
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07/23/2007 07:25:51 PM
Very... very good!
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07/23/2007 01:19:48 PM
PRICLESS! its beautiful, delicate and the lighting is awesome, nice composition qas well
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07/22/2007 08:09:00 PM
I really like the composition and the angle you chose to use in the challenge. The light reflecting of the hat adds just enough light on the left side of her face. The expression is great, IMO a different flower would have made me believe that she was going in for the smell. Great shot non the less. 8
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07/22/2007 05:38:01 PM
nice, but a lot of empty space there
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07/22/2007 01:11:41 PM
Great use of light, love the use of thirds as well. The flower and plant stem leading the eye up to the top third of the image and to the focus of the image. Great use of depth of field as well, keeps a person looking at the focus point of the image...
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07/21/2007 03:24:48 PM
great choice of day to take this... 8
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07/21/2007 02:01:04 PM
Great use the hat to frame her face and diffuse the light This is excellent.
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07/21/2007 07:15:33 AM
Very beautiful - light used to its absolute best.
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07/20/2007 09:40:08 PM
Interesting but, feels very artifical to me
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07/19/2007 10:47:13 PM
enchanting is the best description for this! the backlight is almost as beautiful as the model! /10
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07/19/2007 07:31:17 PM
lovely backlight, enjoy the highlights
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07/19/2007 06:12:47 PM
Nice backlighting. Very pleasing portait.
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07/19/2007 02:47:19 PM
Nice light, nice face.
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07/19/2007 11:38:29 AM
This is just radiating off the monitor...the warm late day light is wonderful and makes this photo literally come to life. Beautiful portrait!
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07/19/2007 09:08:12 AM
Just gorgeous - wonderful soft lighting
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07/19/2007 08:36:57 AM
The warm tones really give a 'peaceful, summery' feel.
Fantastic light shining down aswell.
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07/19/2007 02:40:09 AM
Well composed and definitely full of natural light. My only problem with this is the models expression looks fake.
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07/18/2007 09:50:26 PM
Looks like an advertisement in a magazine from the 1960's! Very nostalgic capture! Bravo! *7*
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07/18/2007 09:19:52 PM
Great pose. I love the effect of the sunhat. You've done good work.
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07/18/2007 08:04:04 PM
I love this Picture. It may have been a little to light but. i think its a grat photo.
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07/18/2007 01:42:26 PM
Pretty, the light is really nice, and DOF great. Light on her face coming through the hat is nice. Good work.
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07/18/2007 12:20:42 PM
Wow...absolutely dead on exposure in a difficult lighting situation. Great shot. You certainly deserve a ribbon for this one.
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07/18/2007 06:44:19 AM
nice composition! and i really like the warm glow in this picture, makes it a bit like a dream.
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07/18/2007 03:12:27 AM
Way cool. You're the 1st I've seen in this contest to use the sun as backlight! Great decision. I love the rimming effect. The beautiful model doesn't hurt, either!
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