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Wendy at the park
Wendy at the park
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Challenge: Backlighting IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: wood ward park - fresno, ca
Date: Nov 23, 2008
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Nov 25, 2008

My first shoot with a new Nikon 50mm 1.8 lens!
Went to the park and there was this great spot where the warm sun was coming through the trees. Used fill light on the right of subject, basic levels adjustment.
(my first submission!)

Statistics
Place: 92 out of 239
Avg (all users): 5.4076
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5098
Avg (non-participants): 5.3585
Views since voting: 718
Views during voting: 328
Votes: 157
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0


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12/09/2008 11:38:02 PM
Hey there from the Critique Club

Camera Work/Technical: Well, after 3 and a half years of waiting, this is a pretty nice entry. It looks like your focal point is nicely placed, and I like your depth of field use. i can see just enough detail in the background ot know what I am looking at, yet the blurring prevents it from competing with the subject for my eye's attention.

Lighting: I do like the start that you had with your lighting here. However, I thin that you could have added just a bit more fill light to her right side as well as closed that aperture just a bit to keep the hot spot off of her hair. The light falls off just a little too much leaving her right hand a bit too dark for my taste.

Composition/Content: I really like how this image has been composed. The crop keeps enough background, yet really serves to accentuate the subject.

My Opinion: I like it, but I'd like some slight lighting changes. Even still, I feel that 5.4 was a little low for this one.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide a critique on your entry,
Eric
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/01/2008 10:27:44 AM
Beautiful portrait.
If i was to be really critical I would say the hair is a little blown out.
Love the composition. I would have croped a little lower so as not to crop at the knee.
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11/30/2008 11:45:06 PM
This is very nice, indeed. Perfect exposure, framing, setting, expression. 10
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11/29/2008 04:02:55 PM
Lovely picture.
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11/28/2008 07:29:55 PM
if this is moonlit, great positioning
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11/28/2008 12:13:00 AM
You've lit this wonderfully. I'd love to see your setup one the challenge is over.
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11/26/2008 04:20:54 PM
Beautiful night image, great lighting.
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11/26/2008 11:38:50 AM
Nice use of fill.
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