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Evening beauty
Evening beauty

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Sigma 50-150mm F/2.8 EX APO DG HSM for Nikon
Location: SW Mo
Date: Nov 16, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2008

[Dec. 7th, 2008 11:50:17 PM]

We had just finished taking some shots down by the river and were on the way back to town and i saw this beautiful sunset so i just pulled into the ditch and shot this. The sun was setting so fast i didn't have time to setup light stands or reflectors. He mother held my flash off the the right, didn't even have time to use the umbrella. I agree the fence should have been farther back but i didn't have room i was on my belly with my feet on the edge of a busy road. it was so dark i could see her face or things like the stray grass.
Thanks for all the great comments.

Place: 202 out of 417
Avg (all users): 5.6182
Avg (commenters): 5.9000
Avg (participants): 5.5217
Avg (non-participants): 5.8400
Views since voting: 771
Views during voting: 280
Votes: 165
Comments: 10
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2008 02:16:35 PM
She is well lit, only together with the background I think it's too bright. The barbed wire doesn't add to the composition for me - maybe your comment to the picture will make it clearer to me what your idea was.
Just taking the girl I'd say it's a nice portrait of her.
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12/05/2008 09:55:33 AM
Not sharp enough for me. I'd like if she sat further from the barbed wire so the light wouldn't illuminate it, I think it looks better on the left side where it's a silhouette.
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12/05/2008 09:33:08 AM
I really like this, I just wish you'd pulled her a little further from the fence to through it out of focus a little; those sharp edges kind of ruin the feel of the image for me.
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12/04/2008 11:57:18 AM
Nice, but I wish I could see more of her eyes. great smile. Beautiful background and lighting.
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12/03/2008 03:47:12 PM
Nice portrait, that blade of grass could do with being removed though :)
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12/02/2008 09:52:13 PM
Hmmm.... the light is a bit too bright on her, I think for a sunset photo... but she's well-posed and I really like that fence (but not the plant stem going through the middle of the image.) (not voting yet)
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12/01/2008 08:50:48 PM
nice use of the late sunset as a background - but the lighting on her face is a bit harsh and creates some unflattering shadows
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12/01/2008 09:15:09 AM
Nice portrait. Love the sunset. (I think her red nails pull the eye away but I'm a dumb girl, so disregard.) :~) 7
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12/01/2008 06:54:49 AM
Nice light balance in here and good natural pose as well,
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12/01/2008 05:27:34 AM
wonderful backdrop for this...beautiful face...great lighting
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