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"Robert... Is that you?"
3rd Place"Robert... Is that you?"
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Challenge: Film Noir (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Carl Zeiss 85mm ZF f/1.4 Planar T
Date: Aug 6, 2011
Aperture: f/1.4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2011

Special thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Rodert for all the help with the lighting.

Lighting: A beauty dish from the right, nice and high, about 2ft from model and a head with a bare reflector for the rim light about 4 ft away to the left.

Thank you for all your comments and a new personal best! I had been waiting for this challenge for a long time and was very excited to enter. Thanks again!

Outtakes in portfolio for anyone whose interested.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 106
Avg (all users): 6.7739
Avg (commenters): 7.7895
Avg (participants): 6.8136
Avg (non-participants): 6.7571
Views since voting: 2407
Views during voting: 454
Votes: 199
Comments: 43
Favorites: 5 (view)


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08/23/2011 01:09:34 PM
There it is! Congrats on your first ribbon, fantastic!
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08/22/2011 10:49:53 PM
Congratulations! Well deserved.
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08/22/2011 05:38:23 AM
boom shakalaka!
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08/21/2011 07:24:14 PM
Stunning work!
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08/21/2011 05:12:41 PM
Originally posted by smyk:

nice work!!!! so close!


just close enough ;)
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08/21/2011 05:10:46 PM
booya!
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08/21/2011 04:22:15 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon - very well deserved.
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08/21/2011 03:46:28 PM
Congrats on your ribbon! It's very authentic in appearance. Well done!
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08/21/2011 03:34:46 PM
Originally posted by tome:

Great finish for this fantastic movie still, my only 10 and favorite! All due respect to the ribbons but this one should have been among them. Congratulations on the HM!


Fully agree with tome and congratulations!!! I am really happy for you!
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08/18/2011 07:36:08 PM
Nicely done! Congrats on the HM. :)
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08/18/2011 04:15:37 PM
A gorgeous looking shot. Thanks for sharing the outtakes. Glad to see you got a nice regular(non scared looking) portait of the model as well :)
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08/17/2011 10:49:52 AM
Great finish for this fantastic movie still, my only 10 and favorite! All due respect to the ribbons but this one should have been among them. Congratulations on the HM!
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08/17/2011 10:07:35 AM
Excellent, love this shot.
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08/17/2011 09:19:49 AM
Originally posted by tanguera:

Excellent, very noir to me, except for the focus. Nothing in this image seems to be truly in focus.


After having done some research on the genre I noticed that many of the photos (particularly the portraits) had a characteristically soft focus to them.I tried to keep that in mind when taking the photo.
08/17/2011 08:56:46 AM
great shifting focus- it makes the shot so interesting, good expression and lighting as well. as good as the winners, great shot.
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08/17/2011 06:07:19 AM
The shallow depth of field is brilliantly used in this image - it really packs a punch. Congrats on the good placement!
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08/17/2011 03:33:23 AM
nice work!!!! so close!
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08/17/2011 12:38:36 AM
Great stuff, love that expression!! : )
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08/17/2011 12:13:25 AM
perfect! I gave her a ten.
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08/17/2011 12:09:30 AM
Gorgeous.
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08/17/2011 12:09:04 AM
My absolute favorite and I was sure you would get a ribbon for it. Definitely a ten to me! Great image...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/16/2011 11:59:24 PM
Well now, What to tell you first - I love her pose, she is beautiful and elegant and very 40's to 50's looking - the fact that you choose to make all of her soft except her eyes is very compelling .. an 8 from me
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08/16/2011 10:46:57 PM
This is very Noir, the classic beauty helps. Great shot!
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08/16/2011 09:26:54 PM
Wow. Stunning photo of a stunning model. Please share your setup and processing steps with us. 10
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08/16/2011 08:35:10 PM
I like the softnes, shadows, and overall mood. Wonderful photo!
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08/16/2011 06:46:12 PM
Nicely shot but I don't get a sense of place or anxiety
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08/16/2011 10:46:27 AM
Superb face for the era,very nice shot.
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08/16/2011 08:37:25 AM
the one of FB is better :)
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08/16/2011 04:41:10 AM
Wonderful!
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08/16/2011 12:07:00 AM
Gorgeous & great title
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08/14/2011 06:00:42 PM
This is so perfect...
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08/14/2011 01:09:48 AM
Excellent, very noir to me, except for the focus. Nothing in this image seems to be truly in focus.
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08/13/2011 03:33:35 PM
Very nice. I'm getting a "film noir" vibe from this.
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08/11/2011 09:40:01 PM
Looks retro - great model!
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08/11/2011 03:18:09 PM
Hairstyle, makeup, lighting, model's expression all come together perfectly. 10
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08/11/2011 01:16:04 PM
Brilliant!
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08/11/2011 07:10:12 AM
classic!
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08/10/2011 08:20:15 PM
She almost looks like Kate Winslett. This is very 40's Hollywood. I'm wishing for a bit more shadow, but that's just me. Nice going. :)
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08/10/2011 10:34:06 AM
Lovely period portrait with a great dramatic expression.
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08/10/2011 09:30:48 AM
Beautiful portrait, I love the focus. Gorgeous model.
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08/10/2011 06:54:53 AM
The pearls, the make-up, even the hair-do comes right out of a film noir...
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08/10/2011 12:36:36 AM
Tremendous. 10
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08/10/2011 12:12:35 AM
Seriously Good, looks just like it was taken out of a 1935 movie!!
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