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Shona
Shona
dwterry


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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Date: Jan 3, 2009
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2009

Thanks for the feedback and votes.

By the way, this is the same model, same evening, different outfit and look:
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Statistics
Place: 74 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.5074
Avg (commenters): 7.8243
Avg (participants): 6.5825
Avg (non-participants): 6.1724
Views since voting: 1631
Views during voting: 802
Votes: 475
Comments: 88
Favorites: 12 (view)


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03/19/2009 10:50:13 PM
74th? give me a break. should have made top 20
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03/19/2009 02:11:14 PM
Great Hollywood glam look going on here !
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03/19/2009 06:42:55 AM
Beautiful, David! Just beautiful!
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03/18/2009 11:56:03 AM
I am really suprised that this photo didn't do better! I gave it a 10!
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03/18/2009 11:39:08 AM
Really, really something, David! Very nice!
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03/18/2009 11:31:44 AM
This is a very striking image.. I've had to come back to it a few times because it looks really really good..
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03/18/2009 11:26:42 AM
Hugely under-rated shot. A striking high-key portrait, beautifully executed.
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03/18/2009 03:38:44 AM
Great finish, David! Percentage-wise, it's your 9th best. Got an 8 and a smile from me.
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03/18/2009 01:48:18 AM
Undoubtedly underrated! I don't know what DPC voters rating below 5 want to see?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:14:27 PM
Nice light on white portrait! 7
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03/17/2009 10:05:22 PM
Nice "period picture" This looks like it might be from the 50's - a glamor shot of a movie star. Very nice expression and inviting eyes.
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03/17/2009 07:10:31 PM
Great high key portrait. I like the focus.
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03/17/2009 05:48:20 PM
Beautiful. Quite nice texture. 8.
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03/17/2009 03:34:04 PM
I love the exposure on this, her hair and makeup are so subtle yet they pop. Classic.
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03/17/2009 12:52:57 PM
Nice high key portrait of Shona.
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03/17/2009 12:36:17 PM
Very nice overall feel to this--I like the toning and setup. Her freckless distract a bit from that smooth tonal feel; I think it would be a bit stronger with that played down as well as the zipper at the bottom left and black trim on the lower right. Not to take away from this nicely done shot. (Not voting, at least yet, just commenting.)
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03/17/2009 10:28:35 AM
Voted earlier coming back to leave comments. What a great high key portrait! It is very challenging to get the tonal balance such that one still has good details and you have nailed the technique perfectly in this shot. Love the over the shoulder glance that Shona flashes at us. I think of those classic 40's - 50's pin-ups where the model shows off spunk and sex appeal with the over the shoulder flirtatious look. Your model certainly captures all that! Tones are great, lighting is superb, composition is wonderful - great work!!
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03/17/2009 08:39:43 AM
That's a technically sound portrait, lovely model...
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03/17/2009 06:40:23 AM
High key B&W draws immediate attention to the dark eyes and really emphasizes the form and shadows. I like the over-the-shoulder pose... more interesting than straight on. Beautiful model, well done!
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03/17/2009 04:46:27 AM
Wonderful shot
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03/16/2009 10:57:45 PM
stunning one of my 10's it has a real classic look to it
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03/16/2009 09:39:34 PM
Beautiful job.8
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03/16/2009 09:07:52 PM
It's Marilyn! This must be dwterry. Great bw -- I think I like it better than the color versions. A lovely lady, and a wonderful set of portraits!
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03/16/2009 09:07:09 PM
simply stunning!
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03/16/2009 02:47:34 PM
Good shot. Nice expression.
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03/16/2009 01:33:29 PM
Excellent high key portrait. 10+
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03/16/2009 12:51:45 PM
well done


seven


;D regards
brano
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03/16/2009 12:50:55 PM
this is a very beautiful photo and girl. very modern monroe. perfect eyes, hair, and pose. 10
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03/16/2009 11:33:31 AM
Lovely high-key portrait.
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03/16/2009 06:35:30 AM
Love it. Almost straight out of a 20's movie poster. If I were a guesser, I'd guess this was a "biteme" image. If not, take it as the compliment it is. Excellent!
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03/16/2009 01:50:48 AM
Great high key portrait, the lighting and pose are perfect.
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03/16/2009 12:34:26 AM
Nice high key portrait.
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03/16/2009 12:11:33 AM
Nice portrait. A little too washed out for me.
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03/15/2009 11:30:01 PM
Great portrait - well exposed - superb eyes - 10
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03/15/2009 10:57:26 PM
Very retro, love the choice of lighting
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03/15/2009 10:19:13 PM
The lighting and processing are awesome.
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03/15/2009 07:03:31 PM
Eye-catching photo, I see why you would think of it as a gem.
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03/15/2009 04:10:28 PM
Good lighting that works with this image. A nice portrait.
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03/15/2009 03:22:11 PM
Beautiful model. The high key looks really good here due to the blonde hair and light dress. It all goes together wonderfully and I like the off-white tones as well.
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03/15/2009 12:31:36 PM
Step aside Marilyn! Great high key/light on white "come hither" shot. Terrific lighting and comp. Great focus and DOF. Strong image.
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03/15/2009 12:10:55 PM
watch out Marilyn, great 40's feel portrait
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03/15/2009 11:38:26 AM
Whoa!! Classic pinup shot..... 8
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03/15/2009 11:02:06 AM
i originally gave this a 7. then when i didi my revote of the top picks it went to a 9. now i am looking at is again and for me it is a 10! the phot is top notch! and she is breathtaking. 10
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03/15/2009 10:13:40 AM
Nice shot, works really well
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03/15/2009 10:04:55 AM
I believe I know who took this. She is glamourous and I love the high key look.
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03/15/2009 04:05:54 AM
nice high key potrait , 7
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03/15/2009 01:22:56 AM
Excellent high key photo.
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03/14/2009 06:38:00 PM
Lips were lost of detail and some skin.
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03/14/2009 06:12:35 PM
Very Marilyn Monroe-esque. Clean and crisp shot! The zipper on the back of the dress is a little distracting. 8
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03/14/2009 03:38:39 PM
Beautiful black and white, I like the hairstyle a lot.
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03/14/2009 10:40:31 AM
very engaging...nice tone
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03/14/2009 08:57:36 AM
Amazing control of the light and a very intriguing model! Vogue-worthy at a minimum.
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03/14/2009 04:23:08 AM
Fantastic portrait, beautifully processed as well. A very good example of high key studio lighting. bumping to a 9
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03/14/2009 12:07:32 AM
Your model has a very vintage "Hollywood" look...beautiful, beautiful high-key tones in this photograph!
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03/13/2009 08:50:16 PM
great shot! i love the lightness and how sharp her eyes are.
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03/13/2009 08:48:32 PM
High key high fashion. Very nicely handled. Everything is perfect.
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03/13/2009 06:34:59 PM
Cool movie star look
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03/13/2009 03:10:59 PM
Paleness is great. She looks very 1950's starlet
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03/13/2009 02:14:16 PM
Beautiful high key portrait. I like the over-the-sholder POV.
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03/13/2009 01:23:30 PM
nice high key portrait
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03/13/2009 10:29:44 AM
Nice shot
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03/13/2009 09:12:19 AM
Beautiful high key portrait with almost all the attention on the dark eyes.
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03/13/2009 02:38:15 AM
Nice lighting, evokes thoughts of the Marilyn Monroe era
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03/13/2009 02:23:40 AM
Great shot, love the high key nothing to suggest to make this better, it's perfect!
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03/12/2009 11:20:27 PM
i love the high key this is a total 10
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03/12/2009 08:46:06 PM
Lovely high key!
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03/12/2009 07:15:12 PM
Love the lines. Such a dramatic shot. Monochromatic yet with such detail! I was initially going to comment on the zipper pull being distracting, but the more I look, the less I'm seeing it. Great shot, I can't wait to see some of your other stuff. 10
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03/12/2009 04:20:17 PM
Seems a little washed out but nice composition.
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03/12/2009 02:22:11 PM
That song "My Sherona" by the Knack came to mind.

Great tones and light.
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03/12/2009 02:07:50 PM
WOW, love it!
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03/12/2009 12:31:14 PM
beautiful portrait, nice lighting
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03/12/2009 12:13:29 PM
Gorgeous high key portrait. 10
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03/12/2009 11:43:09 AM
Classic portrait, with a cute feel to it. Good job!
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03/12/2009 05:16:40 AM
Perfect 10! Outstanding lighting composition & post processing! If I am not mistaken is it from Larus?
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03/12/2009 02:35:55 AM
Glamtastic! :-)
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03/12/2009 12:00:15 AM
Light on white? nice.. she rocks 9
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03/11/2009 10:30:21 PM
very nice high key treatment. I'd love to have the equipment to learn how to do this. If I were going to publish this, with the lighting style used, I might clone out the freckles.
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03/11/2009 10:28:56 PM
I recognize the model, dam shes even gorgeous in B&W :) WELL DONE!
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03/11/2009 07:43:39 PM
Looks like Shona could be Marilyn! Great shot!
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03/11/2009 07:32:29 PM
I like the b/w on this.
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03/11/2009 06:30:36 PM
Found it! lol
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03/11/2009 04:20:13 PM
Cool. Love the pin up look. Great photo.
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03/11/2009 12:29:18 PM
lovely portrait, great light.
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03/11/2009 11:26:19 AM
This b&w portrait stands out in this big competition. Exceptionally fine work. A compelling image. 10
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03/11/2009 10:16:35 AM
Neat hi tone. It has a 1940s feel. Maybe Norma Jean's Grand daughter?
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03/11/2009 08:32:04 AM
The only thing I would have done was cloned out the freckles but this is beautiful!
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03/11/2009 07:07:53 AM
Wow, great portrait.
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03/11/2009 02:08:57 AM
Beautiful shot. She looks like she could rival Marilyn.
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