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The Girl Next Door
The Girl Next Door

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Challenge: Natural Light Portrait (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Villa Sainte-Marceline
Date: Jul 15, 2007
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8000
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2007

Thanks for carina for this awesome photoshoot. The sun was setting and we drove up to Villa Sainte-Marceline, behind the oratoire Saint-Joseph to catch it.
Used a gold reflector to fill the shadows with even more golden light. Had to tone down the saturation by a lot...

Place: 48 out of 366
Avg (all users): 6.1660
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.0102
Avg (non-participants): 6.2774
Views since voting: 1292
Views during voting: 354
Votes: 235
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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07/30/2007 12:47:27 PM
Greetings from the critique club :)

Well this shot I like! I don´t love it though, the tilt of the head along with the hair gives me the impression that I too should shake that hair out of my face :) Nice lighting though, looks completely natural and nice use of a reflector. The eyes are kindof too dark for my taste, think I would have liked this shot better if you had brightened them up a bit. The composition is good, I like that it´s tightly framed. I personally would have increased the contrast though but I completely understand why you didn´t, that´s just a personal preference of mine.

The model is doing a good job too, the hair doesn´t seem to bother her in the least and she´s got a nice connection to the camera, I like the hand there so coudos to her.

Anyway, you know what you are doing so I´ll leave it at that.

Kind regards from Iceland, Lárus.
07/26/2007 03:57:22 AM
she looks a bit like the girl from Friends sitcom
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2007 05:24:08 AM
if this were the girl next door to me, my doors would always be opened. Oh did I mention widows too.
07/23/2007 09:09:20 AM
nice and sharp...I like the warm light...not sure about the hair in the face, but I guess it's OK...8
07/22/2007 10:33:45 PM
This is what comes to mind for portraits..
Well done 10 from me.
07/19/2007 12:03:59 PM
too much hair in the face...looks sorta contrived
07/18/2007 09:39:43 PM
Very nice portrait...love the hair placement and the deep blue eyes! My only criticsm may be the the tonal range of the skin: a little too unnaturally pinkish - but great shot overall!
07/18/2007 07:04:47 AM
its a nice photo but i can't help but feel the hair wouldn't fall over her face that way considering the way her head is tilting.. maybe just me lol.. i still like the photo, just feel the hair has been deliberately placed wrong... but as i say, still a nicely taken photo and the model is beautiful...
07/18/2007 05:36:23 AM
pretty model. The positioning of this seems a bit awkward though... like the way her head is tilted I keep thinking her hair should be falling the other way... unless this is mid movement? I dunno, it just seems purposely there instead of having a natural flow to it. The lighting is pretty and soft though and warms her skin tones nicely.

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