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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: challenge entries
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Nottuln
Date: Jul 5, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 18, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 419
Avg (all users): 7.2568
Avg (commenters): 8.8824
Avg (participants): 7.1754
Avg (non-participants): 7.5294
Views since voting: 5700
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 148
Comments: 58
Favorites: 31 (view)


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08/20/2011 12:54:16 PM
Just browseing and came across this superb image,had to add to my favorites, love it love it.
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08/12/2009 01:44:08 AM
Congrats! Stunningly beautiful image!
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08/10/2009 09:17:28 PM
Originally posted by Dirt_Diver:

Not that you aren't a wonderful photographer but <snip> ... everything I have ever learned about being a better photographer teaches me never to just have a hand pop up out of nowhere. <snip> ... but I'm just confused, off to read comments left by others.


I think you'll find it's the extraordinary quality of light that trumped any issues with composition Joe.

Congratulations on the blue Gary!
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08/10/2009 05:49:16 PM
"Top quality shot from a top quality photographer."
correct.

there is a liitle bit over light on the hand,-eqvivalent to her face- still its agreat portrait.
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08/10/2009 05:26:20 PM
Not that you aren't a wonderful photographer but I'm absolutely amazed that this finished as well as it did. Generally Free Studies that are in the top 3 have a huge wow factor and I just don't see it here. The black and white is has some nice tones but I'm still wondering how this got on top. On that same note everything I have ever learned about being a better photographer teaches me never to just have a hand pop up out of nowhere. It actually doesn't even look like her hand or it's too big for her body. I know it is because it would be silly to use a fake hand there but I'm just confused, off to read comments left by others.
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08/10/2009 02:33:47 PM
Haven`t been around a lot lately..but decided to have a wee look today and I`ve noticed that some things never change.

Top quality shot from a top quality photographer.
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08/10/2009 10:32:26 AM
The best portrait I've seen on DPC to date. Period.
Perfection!
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08/09/2009 10:31:30 PM
stunning
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08/09/2009 08:53:50 PM
did i forget to mention breathtaking to!
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08/09/2009 04:36:18 PM
Finally a blue again. DPC has not lost its taste.
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08/09/2009 11:51:30 AM
Man, Thats real good !


Message edited by author 2009-08-09 11:52:16.
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08/09/2009 11:41:39 AM
I am at a loss for words...this is stunning.
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08/08/2009 11:40:11 PM
There are a lot of good photos that show up on this site, but only a small handful that are real show stoppers. This is one of them - well done!

Message edited by author 2009-08-08 23:41:25.
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08/08/2009 10:23:42 PM
Gasp! My heart is fluttering over this stunning art.
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08/08/2009 06:23:46 PM
Really really gorgeous photography.
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08/08/2009 05:49:13 PM
Wuhhhh Owwww. WOW. Spectacular portrait! Congrats!
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08/08/2009 12:26:26 PM
Congratulations, Gary. I'm happy to have been one of your 20 (twenty!) 10 voters.
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08/08/2009 10:42:45 AM
Those lips! Those eyes! Did I mention her lips?
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08/08/2009 10:27:42 AM
I gave this a 6, which is high for me. I liked it because I thought you'd gone so far towards glamour that you'd actually achieved something rather creepy in a Surreal way.
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08/08/2009 10:05:06 AM
hahaha.. her plain finger nails.. I wonder if women had time for manicures in the 1920's ;) Hilarious!!!! Of course I love this Gary... she just needs fangs ;) *blink* ... Kidding its brilliant and on a free study.. back on top!! I'll buy you a beer for this one. Truly inspiring and so beautiful!!
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08/08/2009 09:48:18 AM
Lovely shot Gary.
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08/08/2009 09:47:43 AM
Beautiful! Congrats on the ribbon.
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08/08/2009 09:19:27 AM
Excellent. Glad to see you on the front page, Gary.
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08/08/2009 08:33:21 AM
Wonderful, just wonderful.
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08/08/2009 07:43:08 AM
Wow! Awesome, well done!
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08/08/2009 06:39:02 AM
stunning,congratulations
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08/08/2009 04:30:20 AM
Simply stunning as usual Gary...congrats
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08/08/2009 03:06:11 AM
WTG Gary!!! Congrats on your well deserved blue. This portrait is stunning!
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08/08/2009 03:00:53 AM
Third FS ribbon. I wonder if anyone has more.

ETA: Brin has 4. Not as impressive now. :P

Message edited by author 2009-08-08 03:06:58.
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08/08/2009 02:49:32 AM
Wonderful....congrats!
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08/08/2009 01:37:17 AM
Coool! Thanks for all the votes and comments, muchly appreciated. This was a portrait I did for a customer who was wanting a kind of 1929's effect. I used the NIK Silver Efex plugin in for Photoshop, which I find is the best B&W converter I know, I use it often for this kind of work. It is still a big thrill getting a ribbon here at DPC, even after all these years of being here.
08/08/2009 12:55:33 AM
Beautiful tones and image Gary! Congratulations.
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08/08/2009 12:54:45 AM
Big congrats , stupendous shot
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08/08/2009 12:32:20 AM
Grats Gary, love the almost nostalgic feel to the photo!
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08/08/2009 12:30:57 AM
HA! Congrats...beautiful!! Way to go!
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08/08/2009 12:30:23 AM
Nice... an 8 from me.
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08/08/2009 12:28:31 AM
I LOVE THIS!! Congrats!!
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08/08/2009 12:21:19 AM
congrats on the Blue!! This portrait is amazing =)
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08/08/2009 12:06:53 AM
Wow! Blue in a FS! ! Congrats on your accomplishment!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2009 11:08:33 PM
You obviously know a thing or two about portraits. Very classic, very professional.
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08/07/2009 07:10:27 PM
WOW 10 what more can I say
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08/07/2009 01:33:50 PM
wow! Awesome lighting! Very professional image
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08/06/2009 09:21:32 PM
Love this older type of fashion. Amazing job with the picture, the black and white flow so well together here. 8
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08/05/2009 07:59:26 PM
Nice...and she really looks like a Blanche...great old Hollywood vibe with the lighting.
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08/05/2009 10:52:03 AM
her rather plain fingernails don't seem to meche with the overall elegance of this stylish portrait - 9
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08/05/2009 10:43:30 AM
Very nice portrait. Beautiful subject...
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08/05/2009 09:36:17 AM
Awesome...!
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08/04/2009 10:09:02 PM
very 1950. beautiful use of hand
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08/04/2009 09:58:37 PM
Very nice, this would have easily swept the glamor challenge off its feet.
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08/03/2009 05:14:38 PM
Very classy portrait! Just beautiful! 10
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08/03/2009 11:40:33 AM
Nice..old timey picture, she has the look to pull this of, and the name is great. 10.
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08/02/2009 10:18:58 AM
Wow - spectacularly good.
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08/02/2009 10:06:01 AM
This image really blew me away-I love the lighting and clarity and it deserves 10 plus. This is one of those images that make me want to thank you for sharing
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08/01/2009 12:51:58 PM
steaks ahead... blue
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08/01/2009 08:26:17 AM
Oh my!! Great glamor shot - reminiscent of the golden era of Hollywood.
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08/01/2009 03:35:47 AM
Has a very nice 1920s feel a bit like a Louise Brookes shot
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08/01/2009 12:36:13 AM
Right out of the 1920's! Cool!
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08/01/2009 12:28:25 AM
WOW!
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