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In The Kitchen
In The Kitchen

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Challenge: Natural Light Portrait (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Michigan
Date: Jul 12, 2007
Aperture: f / 1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2007

Taken with my friend at her house. The light was coming in from an overcast day outside. This was my vision for this challenge and this shot surpassed all my expectations.

Place: 51 out of 366
Avg (all users): 6.1410
Avg (commenters): 7.4375
Avg (participants): 5.8750
Avg (non-participants): 6.3014
Views since voting: 958
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 234
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/16/2011 09:49:09 PM
This almost look like a movie still. I like the contrast on the subject but I think she needs to be lightened a bit to make her pop from the background.
07/26/2007 05:11:59 PM
Thanks for all the awesome comments!
07/26/2007 12:21:35 PM
One of the best in this challenge. Purely lovely. Nice model too.
07/26/2007 12:09:15 PM
Extremely powerful. The composition, the shadows, and the way the light plays on her face draws my attention immediately to that eye. The blue tones are glorious, and the color harmony you have here - with a touch of blue glinting in the background, the blue shirt, and the blue eye - is fabulous. It is maybe a little dark, but I like the low-key effect so much. Wonderful image.
07/25/2007 12:21:50 AM
hey this is a really great shot. i love blue... and that shirt with her eyes is such a good match. greattt workkk~
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2007 07:13:50 PM
soft in a sharp way ;) shirt, eyes and bokeh match in color, +1 for that, 8
07/24/2007 09:53:50 AM
Going back and forth between a 9 and 10....if it wasn't for those durn blown bokeh higlights I would definately give it a 10...Never mind, the portrait is worth a 10. Perfect diffused light and the tones are absolutely beautiful.
07/23/2007 09:05:59 PM
Beautiful woman. Eye(s) are stunning. The reflecting spots and the background are distracting.
07/23/2007 10:34:24 AM
Great use of a tele lens..
07/21/2007 03:05:19 PM
great shot, a little more highlight in the eyes would have reakly made this a winner... 7
07/20/2007 03:08:53 PM
Lovely soft and even skin tones - you obviously have a very good understanding of light, and some considerable skill in using it to best advantage!
07/19/2007 11:04:31 PM
very nice
07/19/2007 06:09:40 PM
The colors of the dress, the blue bokeh in the background goes very well with the eyes. Looks a little low key for me. But still amazing. 9
07/19/2007 11:17:59 AM
Good composition, although I think the photograph could have been brighter.
07/19/2007 10:14:55 AM
Nice framing and lighting. psart
07/19/2007 09:09:14 AM
I wonder if it was post processing that you have used to try and smooth her skin, or perhaps abit of a gaussian blur or something, either way i don't like it. Nice shot otherwise.
07/18/2007 09:47:48 PM
It's the title that got my attention. THe model is beautiful but the shot seems a little underexposed, IMHO.
07/18/2007 04:18:06 PM
When it is all said and done, I would really like to know how you post-processed this photo. Her skin seems so soft and she has amaizing eyes. I like the light and shadow usage as well.
07/18/2007 02:44:01 PM
Nice colors. Her eyes and shirt color match nicely. Do think the right side of the photo could've used some light fill, from a reflector , simply a white board or piece of paper.
07/18/2007 09:17:07 AM
Stunning model!
07/18/2007 06:15:38 AM
I think this image would be really good if it were brighter. It's a slightly underexposed. But the composition, model, and lighting are beautiful!

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