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Challenge: Free Study 2009-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Date: Apr 26, 2009
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Fashion, Wedding
Date Uploaded: Apr 7, 2009

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The model is Amanda.

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Thx for comments and votes

Place: 8 out of 435
Avg (all users): 6.9209
Avg (commenters): 7.5455
Avg (participants): 6.9495
Avg (non-participants): 6.8500
Views since voting: 3949
Views during voting: 296
Votes: 139
Comments: 26
Favorites: 18 (view)

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06/17/2009 03:22:06 AM
Awesome shot. I am glad to know that my current equipment is capable of a shot like this. Now all I need is the skill. Well done.
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05/30/2009 10:08:51 PM
Oh....speechless....amazing. (God I suck at photography)

What was the processing on this and would love to see the original. :)

Message edited by author 2009-05-30 22:09:33.
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05/28/2009 09:00:17 AM
This came out gorgeous! Congrats on the top 10 placing!
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05/10/2009 08:34:50 PM
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spectacularly well done! beautiful posing, composition, fantastic lighting, and superb post processing.
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05/08/2009 10:32:25 AM
That's pretty amazing. Congrats on top 10
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05/08/2009 10:17:43 AM
Dude, seriously. I wanna be like you when I grow up. That is such an awesome use of one light, that I'm flabbergasted.
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05/08/2009 09:46:06 AM
Wow. Gorgeous image. She looks as if she's floating... Great work, Leo and congrats on top 10.
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05/08/2009 06:31:10 AM
I so wish I could do images like this. Beautiful and Congratulations
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05/08/2009 03:52:22 AM
Fantastic shot! Could you elaborate a little on the lighting please? ie: where was the 580 positioned and how high. I'm keen to learn more about strobes for lighting.

It helps to have a great model and location too ;)
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05/08/2009 01:47:35 AM
Superb!!!! Should have been on the front page!
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05/08/2009 01:23:45 AM
interesting technique. thanks for posting, and great finish
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05/08/2009 12:10:20 AM
I have always liked your photography, ever since I was introduced to it during the olympics last year, but I have to say that recently, your portrait work has jumped to a new level... this stuff is amazing. Love this photo. When will you be holding workshops???
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05/08/2009 12:06:54 AM
Congrats Leo, this was one of my favourites. I guess the new camera is paying off.
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05/08/2009 12:04:53 AM
Congrats on the top 10, superb!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2009 07:11:51 PM
Holy crap would you LOOK at the LIGHTING, it's fantastic. How did you do it? The photo is awesome but I said it before and I'll say it again, the LIGHTING WOW!!!!! OH and the title.... how do you do it, how do you do it??

No vote from me my friend but if I had the chance it would score an 11 just for the LIGHTING :)

All the best to you and yours.

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05/06/2009 10:55:07 PM
Awesome lighting and detail.. very cool shot
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05/05/2009 08:30:03 PM
mad skills!
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05/04/2009 10:19:25 PM
I really like the dark deep reds on the booth and in her hair. I like the high contrast.
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05/04/2009 05:53:17 PM
Great shot... love the lighting and the processing.
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05/03/2009 06:20:44 PM
Love the perspective and the processing is great.
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05/03/2009 08:51:13 AM
Nice, elegant, creative. (8)
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05/02/2009 09:13:14 AM
Perfect lighting I think. Great work, the model is beautiful, and it is so crisp, clear, and sharp. 9
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05/01/2009 09:44:55 PM
A solid image that is crisp, sharp and properly framed and composed - a technical success in every way. From an artistic standpoint, it has significant impact being richly colored with excellant detail. This image would have worked as a black and white as well. A perfect demonstration of the power of properly controlled light and focus. A top ten image and a very strong contender for a ribbon. Well done.
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05/01/2009 08:29:44 PM
Lighting on this is superb. It sets the tone for the rest of the image wonderfully. And with you title, it makes me wonder about the back story. Well done.
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05/01/2009 04:52:08 AM
She almost looks as though she's floating at first. Nice use of location, light, and a very intriguing and pretty model!
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05/01/2009 01:20:18 AM
This looks waaaaay overprocessed to me. It doesn't look like a photo... I am afraid I can't score it to high as such. Sorry!
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