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Borrowing Kerstens' Towel
Borrowing Kerstens' Towel

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Challenge: Headwear II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Birmingham, England
Date: Feb 14, 2010
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 14, 2010

Actually, the towel is just about the only thing I haven't borrowed!

A portrait of Nic photographed in the style of Hendrik Kerstens.

Tried to emulate Kerstens' lighting from 'Bag' while maintaining the 'Dutch Masters' look.

Skin edited quite smooth to give a slightly 'created', painted look - the artistic license shifted from brush to air brush.

There is a ceiling high soft box pointing down from her right / front and a half powered umbrella immediately right of the camera (touching).

Place: 35 out of 126
Avg (all users): 6.1118
Avg (commenters): 6.3750
Avg (participants): 5.5577
Avg (non-participants): 6.3761
Views since voting: 1949
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 161
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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11/21/2011 07:45:31 PM
Great photo. I think you missed an opportunity to add one pearl ear ring and have you photo look like it came off Vermeer's brush.

Lovely shot.
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02/22/2010 08:42:06 AM
I gave out 3 nines, and this was one of them. Great shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/21/2010 08:06:56 PM
original and nicely done
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02/20/2010 08:12:04 AM
So if Kersten has given over her towel . . oh never mind

:- )

Tastes and styles obviously vary - but to me the skin appears to be overprocessed here. This might just have worked better in B&W ?
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02/17/2010 04:38:09 AM
Mostly beautiful. Love the detail in the towel and softer focus on model. Not particularly fond of the way the shadows on her neck have been airbrushed. They look like sooty marks to me. Same for overprocessing? on LHS of her face.
I like the composition though.
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02/16/2010 08:57:48 PM
I love the porcelain look. Lovely lighting, especially on the back shoulder.
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02/15/2010 09:23:24 PM
I think it the photograph is great but, just a bit too much editing on her skin. She looks plastic and fake.
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02/15/2010 09:03:52 PM
Overall I like this, but the skin seems unnaturally smooth to me.
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02/15/2010 05:10:37 PM
wow!! very vermeer - girl with pearl earring! nice work.
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02/15/2010 03:49:07 PM
I think you over processed this..especially the eyes. One eye is looks completely blood shot. The blue of the eyes look entirely too fake. Her right eye looks as if you colored the pupil blue as well. The lighting and her skin look great (although it too looks a little too smooth. Almost doll like.) and if not over processes this would have been a great shot.
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02/15/2010 09:08:39 AM
This looks like the painting "Girl with a pearl earring" but without the earring.
Nice shot.
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02/15/2010 06:28:08 AM
Your lighting is lovely. I just wish the skin wasn't so processed.
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02/15/2010 12:27:57 AM
her skin looks like porcelain
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