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Nicola Jane
Nicola Jane

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Challenge: Out of Balance (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Location: Birmingham, England
Date: Jan 7, 2011
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.0s
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2011

My wife.

A full 2 second exposure to get the diffused daylight to show though the black sheet I used to mask the window. Let off a studio light camera right to expose Nic.

As people predicted, it was very difficult to remain disciplined and force an unbalanced composition. This does look unbalanced to me; let's see if others agree.

[Jan. 13th, 2011 04:38:31 AM]

Some of the lovely comments are making me chuckle. I can certainly see that Nic looks a little disturbed! This was entirely as a result of her becoming fed up with my demands - done in near darkness, a two second exposure to sit through, my slow manual focussing and the increasingly urgent need to leave the house to pick our son up from school!

I did get the lighting as I wanted it though!

Place: 28 out of 133
Avg (all users): 5.8548
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
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Views since voting: 881
Views during voting: 250
Votes: 124
Comments: 10
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02/07/2011 12:48:18 PM
wonderful shot Paul, unbalanced and moody, but perfectly exposed. I love how the light on her face and neck completes the curve of the window
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01/17/2011 10:05:44 AM
Very nice image. That must have been very difficult to hold that still for 2 seconds.
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01/17/2011 01:44:49 AM
What an interesting technique, Paul. TOtally get the look on her face now.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2011 10:03:06 PM
excellent fulfillment of the challenge. an out of balance composition that I wouldn't change an iota.

I'm putting it into the Posthumous Art Gallery

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01/13/2011 10:36:33 PM
Lovely, I think you have done very well with interpretation and execution.
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01/13/2011 09:15:38 PM
Meets the challenge
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01/13/2011 05:04:36 AM
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01/13/2011 03:08:17 AM
you have a very pretty model, i was trying to figure out what you were going for here, maybe mentally out of balance? not sure. i googled the title to see if i could gain some insight but there were many different things. Well its a nice, if not slightly disturbing shot.
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01/10/2011 02:42:57 AM
So many wonderful things about this image. I love the gauzy bg, and the ghostly appearance of the decanter, the arch of the window, and the lighting on her face. I even like her polka dots. I'm just not crazy about her expression.
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01/10/2011 12:21:05 AM
I like the contrast between the model and the background when it comes to texture and detail...nice work 7
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