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A Girl and Her Pearls
A Girl and Her Pearls

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Challenge: Things That Go Together (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S50
Location: Santa Rosa, California
Date: Jan 28, 2004
Aperture: F 3.2
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2004

Auto Levels -- Burn & Dodge

Thanks to my beautiful wife who was the model for this shot.

Well I hope that everyone enjoys this picture. I feel that it fits the challenge perfectly. I spent a lot of time going back and forth between different shots and in the end picked this one because of the lines and shadows. I will post the "runner up" photo after the challenge is over.

I would greatly appreciate all comments and feeling that you get from my photo.

FYI -- This is my first attempt at a Studio type shot.

Place: 76 out of 164
Avg (all users): 5.5141
Avg (commenters): 6.1111
Avg (participants): 5.3000
Avg (non-participants): 5.7922
Views since voting: 861
Votes: 177
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2004 01:14:46 PM
Very good idea! Good tones, seems to not have enough DOF though, and I think it would have been good to leave all of her lips in.
02/05/2004 10:30:02 PM
Great idea, but I find the lips distracting.
02/05/2004 01:18:18 AM
Nice soft focus effect, but I would like to see all of the lip if possible in this type of crop...
02/04/2004 05:36:46 AM
I would have included the other corner of the lips as well
02/03/2004 07:20:52 AM
Nicely done, the unusual crop really works well. Great lips.
02/03/2004 05:56:26 AM
Good angle. Nicely done in B & W.
02/02/2004 12:28:57 PM
This photo has a cold and hard look to it...is that what you wanted? It's not appealing to me. The right part of the woman's lips are cut off and I would have preferred this image in warmer tones and much softer looking. Maybe with the lipstick and pearls in color. Not sure if the focus is off, or the glare producing a blurred look to me.
02/02/2004 09:05:13 AM
nice angle and close up. would like to see a tad better focus on the pearls. ... maybe even your hand lightly touching them. a bit grey scale..
all this is nit-picky, because I think this is generally a pleasing photograph.
02/02/2004 04:59:01 AM
Composition is great but focus seems too soft to me.
02/02/2004 03:18:27 AM
They go well together. The composition, capture, elements are all fine. I'm not moved by the photo, though. 5

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