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Challenge: Artificial Lighting (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Tamron AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical for Pentax
Location: studio
Date: Oct 13, 2009
Aperture: F13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Oct 13, 2009

Shot with an umbrella directly behind the model and the obvious flash in front and to the right.
crop, adjust levels, pull down saturation on the red hair, resize, unsharp mask, save for DPC.
This is intentionally high-key. It may be a bit much for some, but I like it. I'd love to have been able to spot edit and clean up some of the noisy edges.

[Oct. 15th, 2009 09:52:09 PM]

- Third day of voting, and I'm getting hammered. I didn't expect a high score, but I'm a bit surprised at the low 4.6 that is holding steady. I know it's washed out and her hair is a bit strong, but that was the point of the composition. I'll be interested to hear critique club assessment when this is all over.

-Post Challenge-
Well it's over and the pain can stop now. I'm gratified that a couple of "good" photogs found it acceptable. At the end of the day, with a shoddy 4.something, I still really like this picture.
(slinks away pouting defiantly...)

Place: 93 out of 111
Avg (all users): 4.7723
Avg (commenters): 5.1111
Avg (participants): 4.7111
Avg (non-participants): 4.7898
Views since voting: 820
Views during voting: 367
Votes: 202
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/20/2009 10:59:59 PM
I like how you included the flash (as per the challenge description suggested). I hope you did another one without it since it looks like you'd have a really pretty high key photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/19/2009 01:46:28 PM
In this case the blown highlight work for the image. Not sure all will appreciate how you did it, however.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/19/2009 03:29:52 AM
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2009 03:06:08 PM
Love it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/16/2009 08:27:34 PM
over exposed
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/16/2009 05:15:51 PM
With a bit of care on the exposure, this would have been a great portrait. Now it is looking neither like a high key nor like a perfect exposure.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/15/2009 09:18:01 PM
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/15/2009 06:07:11 AM
your lighting equipment is too strong, her face is washed out
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/14/2009 01:22:46 AM
I think i would like this photo if her hair was as blown out (high key) as the rest of her. The contrast between her hair and face is a bit severe.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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