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Model in daffodils
Model in daffodils
KevinRiggs


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Portrait (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Chickamauga Battlefield, Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Date: Mar 14, 2004
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100th
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 14, 2004

Shot in afternoon sunlight with Canon 550EX on +2 1/3 flash compensation. Used Quantaray 70-300mm f/4-5.6 tele/macro lens. The original is noticibly brighter than the web version.

Edits: Cropped, very little curves (adjusted a few darker tones out), healing brushed a couple of lines on face, USM and resized to contest size.

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 135
Avg (all users): 6.5000
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 6.3535
Avg (non-participants): 6.6179
Views since voting: 2953
Votes: 222
Comments: 45
Favorites: 2 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/21/2004 07:23:21 PM
I particularly like how her eyes are the same shade of blue as her blouse. Like the comp and clarity.
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03/21/2004 03:27:32 PM
Sweet girl, but I think the brightness/contrast could be adjusted to give the picture some more punch. In my opinion you bring too much of the hat, - a radical cropping at top and left would give the girls' eyes more attention.
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03/21/2004 08:38:15 AM
very pretty, nice textures and warm light
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03/21/2004 01:24:28 AM
Nice shot... but background distracts rather than adds.
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03/20/2004 07:53:51 AM
Nice photo but I would have preferred it without the hat. good colour
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03/19/2004 07:08:27 PM
9
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03/19/2004 10:00:46 AM
Excellent photo. Great colors... looks like a painting. Probably ribon. 10 from me.
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03/18/2004 09:01:18 PM
I really like this Portrait, very nice color, clear, great pose and very pretty model.
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03/18/2004 07:35:04 PM
great lighting...this is a very nice shot all around...the colors all work well together...she looks very comfortable and the pose looks as if she is at ease...
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03/18/2004 12:52:09 PM
you know to me if you just had a different background, this is a fantastic shot of her. Love the color of the her eye's to her top...but the background color is a clash to me. Oh and as I look at it more, the hat is a bit flat, seems too evenly lit. For sure its the right track to a great shot.....
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03/17/2004 04:19:20 PM
Nice shot - the colors and textures are appealing. - 7
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03/17/2004 12:47:13 PM
First, let me say great model, great pose, great location for an "environmental" portrait. Meets the challenge very well. My only comment would be that the lighting looks a little "off". From the location of the catchlights in her eyes, it looks like you may have been using a direct flash? This could be part of it, or maybe it is just that the flash was too strong and didn't allow enough "ambient" exposure for the background? In any event, nice job.
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03/17/2004 12:35:07 PM
You have a beautiful subject here, i would like to see an even closer shot of her in this same pose, croping down almost to the brim of the hat, on the shoulder side to the hair, and have her remove the rings! your focal point should be this beautiful lady. Your clarity and colors here are good. 9
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03/17/2004 10:34:28 AM
What a beatitul shot! Really, a beatiful woman, and good work. I really love the use of colour.Focus is great and the pose of the model is well done, too. One of the best shots of this week. 8
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03/16/2004 07:28:54 PM
Attractive portrait. Artificial lighting does not appeal to me personally and this style of portraiture is effective for commercial purposes and for clients but rarely provides an attractive artistic image.
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03/16/2004 05:43:44 PM
This is a nice enough photo - the only things I can think that might improve it is a little more light (though it might be my screen, not sure) and i'm afraid to say it, a little less hat. I find it a little overpowering - perhaps if there was more of the model in the model / hat ratio? 7.
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03/16/2004 04:17:30 PM
i feel like you focused more on the hat rather than her face cropping probably could have fixed that
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03/16/2004 02:38:18 PM
Beautiful girl! The shot is nice, but the lighting on her face is a bit harsh. Nice DOF
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03/16/2004 12:21:02 PM
Very nice, good colours, background's great, nice idea with the hat. Only thing I'm noticing though (that I don't really like) is the top she is wearing. Looks kind of busy, too much there. If she'd had on a different colour, maybe a plain top it'd have been full marks.
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03/16/2004 11:41:36 AM
Very nice lighting, though perhaps just a tad too bright front-on, if that makes sense. Those Tennesee gals are sure pretty! The daffodils are a great touch. 9
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03/16/2004 08:18:31 AM
Crop seems a little too close. I would like to see more of her arms.
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03/16/2004 07:44:32 AM
Very pretty, but seems a bit washed out.
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03/16/2004 07:37:49 AM
Very good in all ways.
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03/16/2004 04:43:20 AM
Lovely pose, great skin tones. I guess you used on camera flash which has worke quite well, although it does flatten the image a bit. For me, the background does not really work - not well enough lit, neither in nor out of focus,so it distracts. Against a neutral background this shot would have been even better!
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03/15/2004 09:18:13 PM
Shucks, that looks like a wedding ring. <sigh> Anyhoo, pretty darn good portrait. Skin tones are flawless, focus is perfect, DOF good. My only nit is the crop at the bottom. That one daffodill between her wrists is distracting.
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03/15/2004 08:56:39 PM
again...damn you, Riggs. ;)

Pedro

ps oh yeah...prediction of final score - 6.9
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03/15/2004 08:52:26 PM
I'm in love again! The hat does it everytime! Nicely done. BOL
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03/15/2004 08:49:49 PM
Beautiful model; very nice, natural pose. Good exposure; light from front could be softer, the sharp shadows of the hat and of the flower against her wrist are a bit distracting.. It could benefit from levels (bring in white point) & a slight contrast boost.
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03/15/2004 07:21:26 PM
nice job! Beautiful lighting
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03/15/2004 05:38:28 PM
Great shot, not keen on the background, but still top marks from me.
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03/15/2004 03:10:22 PM
This is really nice. Maybe a little more light on the face?
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03/15/2004 02:13:53 PM
VERY CLEAR , VERY NICE !
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03/15/2004 02:09:10 PM
good pose, appealing background but the shot seems underexposed by about a stop or so.
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03/15/2004 01:34:51 PM
Great portrait! Love your other photos of her as well. I really like the splashes of yellow with the flowers. Nice lighting and composition.
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03/15/2004 01:04:52 PM
A sweet portrait with an unusual background/ foreground. I like the pose and the hat works well with that.
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03/15/2004 12:21:27 PM
your model is lovely, and the composition is good, but there is something about the colours that makes me pause..maybe its that the yellows of the daffodils are not vibrant. It almost seems slightly underexposed? I'm not sure what it is, but that's the only reservation I have on this shot. :)
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03/15/2004 11:43:55 AM
IMHO, this will benefit a lot if it wascropped tighter. The yellow flowers (both in the foreground and the background) are a bit distracting. Having said that, I like many things about this picture..the colors foremost.
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03/15/2004 10:48:38 AM
Very pretty, but I feel that the centred eye line doesn't feel right. Cutting the arms at a joint also feels uncomfortable.
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03/15/2004 10:37:13 AM
You've done it again...this is a great model. She has a great natural look. Nice shot overall, but the hat is so dominate with this crop. I think her pretty face and great blue eyes make up for it. Nice job, hope you do well.
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03/15/2004 10:33:21 AM
Very beautiful shot, the daffodils add a lot to this shot. I also like how her shirt and eyes match.
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03/15/2004 09:18:37 AM
Beutiful model. I love her eyes. Great shot.
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03/15/2004 07:19:57 AM
Kevin, this is a very nice photograph of a levely subject. I would score it higher but last week you posted pictures of this model in forums and galleries. I don't think this is a good way to approach a challenge. If this isn't Kevin please send me a private message and I'll change my score.

If by chance this isn't Kevin please send me a private message and I'll change my score.
03/15/2004 12:45:24 AM
On my monitor, which is usually very bright, this one seems just a little dim That's my only drawback, however. I think this is a wonderl traditional portrait shot.
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03/15/2004 12:43:53 AM
great eyes, setting, background. good clarity. well done. a portrait to be proud of. if this were for a client, they would be very happy.
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03/15/2004 12:11:56 AM
Has a feeling we would see her in this challenge. Very nice, good colors, like the way her hands are set but not sure I like the hair getting cut off on the left and the bottom right. The crop works but it's off just a tad. An 8
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