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The 5D Divas
The 5D Divas
BarbB


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Challenge: Group Portrait (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Emerald Queensland
Date: Sep 27, 2007
Aperture: f/23
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Sep 29, 2007

First studio shot....
Thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Judi for the use of her studio and lights, and to the models, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' butterflygirl, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' crafty, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Judi and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Kita for their patience. I'm a little disappointed with my efforts in processing, but I don't have time to redo it and besides it's been a great experience, and I've learnt a lot.


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Post Challenge - The 5D Divas are as follows -

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The image shows 5 x 5D's and the image was taken with a 6th 5D. I am holding a 5meter remote in my hand (hence the one hand missing from the shot), to take the photo.

I found it interesting, the reaction I got from simply having a 'redhead' in the mixture and the assumptions that came through the comments. I really had to restrain myself from contacting ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' thegrandwazoo for that elusive '11' score that I could have done with. At first I thought he was Site Council and couldn't vote, then I went to his portfolio and saw he was a Nikon user, and then I realised that there was a certain redhead on his team. Great communication UNTOUCHABLES.

Thanks everyone for all your great comments, even if you thought I was the redhead. I am really happy with my score, especially for my first studio portrait.


Statistics
Place: 16 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.2540
Avg (commenters): 7.3030
Avg (participants): 5.8710
Avg (non-participants): 6.2964
Views since voting: 2588
Views during voting: 917
Votes: 311
Comments: 43
Favorites: 7 (view)


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09/06/2008 07:33:29 AM
I just love this Barbara, and only wish I was well enough to come up and visit you all in Emerald. Please remember if any of you are down this way, at Caloundra, on the SUNSHINE COAST', please come and visit me.

I will welcome you with open arms.
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10/22/2007 03:31:15 PM
CHEAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10/10/2007 08:55:02 PM
Does size matter?
Lovely group portrait ;)
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10/10/2007 12:34:32 AM
LOL fooled me. Judi was the only one I recognized, with all of her exposure here, but I thought with the 5 photographers I may have picked the wrong one. Great shot. I'm jealous of all the great equipment.
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10/10/2007 12:25:29 AM
BLAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This ain't mine ya wallies!! HAHAHAHAHA!!
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10/10/2007 12:09:09 AM
This is fabulous!!! What a great portrait!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/09/2007 08:07:43 AM
Awesome. The lighting and poses are great. It seems a tad soft would be my only gripe.
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10/09/2007 07:49:41 AM
LOL My My My what a big lens you have there
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10/08/2007 11:24:43 PM
I like the pentagon shape made by the heads. Focus is good enough at all depths, and Judi's red hair really pops out to complement all the pink.
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10/08/2007 08:53:54 PM
I 've seen that girl before!!..I am talking about the reallly pretty one on the front :-). Isn't she the model in the ribbon winner shot of the upside down challenge?
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10/08/2007 07:06:33 PM
Ah well Judi, here I am at last :)

Thats quite a collection of equipment there.

Ok first off, thank god you nailed the definition of portrait, far too many snapshots and candids in this challenge. So, I am going to explain what I like and (unfortunately) what I do not like.

Lets start with the "do not likes" first, the reason being there are not that many of them. THe biggest faux-pas here is the lighting, its not uniform enough across all the models, the young girls face at the front is quite shadowed in this shot and as we go up towards the back the lighting gets brighter. THats about it for the bad stuff, quite painless eh?

OK, the square crop and the general composition are very nice, I love square crops, they are defintely very 2007 in the Simms household. The pose is great, and by that I mean it oozes fun and light-heartedness. You are all arranged in a pleasing manner and I'd imagine this shot would look far better if we could have 720 pixels each way. As mentioned before this is actually a portrait, which in a portrait challenge is a good thing. As always you will get marked down by the anti-Judi brigade of which there are only a few bitter members. Other than that its a good solid entry, not your best by a long way, but pleasing and fun and nails all the technicals (except that lighting at the front). I predict a solid finish in the top 15, maybe the top 10.

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PS, this commenting business is taking me ages.. gotta try to get my point across in less words. :) seeya.
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10/08/2007 12:25:19 PM
Man, big lenses and all, and all but one with a flash :)
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10/08/2007 11:55:20 AM
Nice idea - new family tradition. Just a touch soft in the front
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10/08/2007 10:48:59 AM
Great shot. I like the additude of the youngest in the middle. It looks like she saying, "Look out, I have a 5D and know how to use it."

Good luck.
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10/07/2007 07:22:37 PM
background slightly distracting, focus seems a touch (very small touch) soft nice solid 7 to my eyes
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10/06/2007 11:18:14 PM
The digital photo divas. Quite high glass. Or is it class. I keep getting confused. I like it.
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10/06/2007 06:34:05 PM
I like this shot a lot. The only negative thing is that the lack of sharpness makes the whole scene to appear out of focus.
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10/06/2007 04:41:56 PM
How ironic if you shot this with a little P&S or a camera-phone ... ;-)
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10/06/2007 07:05:01 AM
Nice composition. I think the ladies in the back are a bit too soft.
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10/06/2007 01:06:50 AM
Geez, Judi! Not TOOOOOO obvious! 7
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10/05/2007 11:36:32 PM
Who the hell took the photo lol psart nice setup 8
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10/05/2007 09:32:55 PM
wow
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10/05/2007 08:38:43 PM
Woww!!!! Love the gear!!!
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10/05/2007 04:21:41 AM
lol, cool! i wish i was there, then i could steel all the cameras and keep them for myself! ;)

nice set up!
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10/05/2007 04:17:00 AM
I realy like the idea and the general setup. I like the execution less though. The image is not very sharp and several details of the positioning of the group are not very good imo. For instance, the lady with the glasses blocks my sight on the lady with the white shirt, forcing her to lift her arm in order to get her camera in the picture. (6)
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10/04/2007 10:55:11 PM
There is one sure fire way to improve on this shot. It would make this an all time high score on this site never to be beaten ever. I'm sure that you know that deep, DEEP down in your heart if you had used NIKON, yes that's right NIKON you would have an image that would be untouchable, an image that would stand the test of time.

That being said, you will do fine just the same, I mean how can you go wrong with the five BEAUTIFUL young ladies you have here. You can't that's all there is to it you can't. (nikon,NIKON,nikon.....)
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10/04/2007 09:37:43 PM
Hi Judi. You've got friends (and daughter) with some good horsepower there. Good composition and background. On the thumbnail I thought it was a remake of the Charlie's Angel's poster.
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10/04/2007 08:32:27 PM
Hurrah! I love it! Great lighting, pose, and background. I'm very impressed! (10) My favorite in this challenge.
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10/04/2007 01:25:41 PM
I love that idea. I think there needs to be more light on the faces but I'm giving it a higher score for creativeness.
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10/04/2007 05:18:04 AM
haha! I have a feeling this will do well. I wish the kidling wasn't looking quite so serious.
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10/03/2007 11:25:05 PM
great photo. Were did you fine the beautifull models.HaHa Well done
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10/03/2007 06:18:07 PM
Cute concept. Canon loves you guys. Keeping them in business.
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10/03/2007 05:14:31 PM
I can't vote but I can say that this image made me smile the biggest smile! If I could click it I would give it an 11!!!!!!

:-D

ETA: YAY!!!!!
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10/03/2007 04:12:47 PM
So... it runs in the family... F'amily that is :) very cool gather :)
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10/03/2007 03:28:44 PM
nice pic
only thing that caught my eye was the softness of the focus.
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10/03/2007 02:08:32 PM
Judi, you grabbed my attention... then you lost it. You seem to be the only one in good light (though uplighted) & all the rest suffer. A reflector right under the camera could have put some light in the faces in front. Its a good idea, just not so well organized.
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10/03/2007 11:46:56 AM
hi Judi! clever idea!
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10/03/2007 11:03:07 AM
inspiring! i wish the little one were a tad bit happier, but great shot anyway.
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10/03/2007 09:11:44 AM
Very nice!
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10/03/2007 03:51:28 AM
Hey there you lot...get back outside and start taking photos!!
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10/03/2007 02:00:40 AM
cute :)
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10/03/2007 01:53:03 AM
The redheaded Sheila doesn't quite fit with everybody else...
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10/03/2007 12:27:45 AM
Good idea and lighting. Soft focus doesn't work for me here, sorrry. 8
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