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Portrait through a window pane
Portrait through a window pane
Paul


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Portrait II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Location: Nottingham, England
Date: Dec 31, 2011
Aperture: f/1.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2011

My wife - Nic.

Deliberately soft - shot at f/1.2 with a misting of water sprayed onto the glass (I was really surprised just how much diffusion this introduced).

I'm in the garden, Nic is in my parent's dining room with a single modelling light to her lower right. She was a trooper - full of cold.

I think it takes time to fall well with eye and brain, I hope I don't get too many drive-by votes.

After fully exploring the images I captured, I should've entered this one instead:

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Statistics
Place: 19 out of 93
Avg (all users): 6.1722
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.1509
Avg (non-participants): 6.1837
Views since voting: 941
Views during voting: 316
Votes: 151
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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01/11/2012 08:02:21 PM
I very much liked this shot, I prefer it to your outtake, I think you made the right choice. Lovely, soft and feminine, she looked to me like she had tears in her eyes which made it emotional too. Good work.
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01/09/2012 12:39:15 PM
Such a nice image. Having seen your outtake, I am uncertain whether there is a clear winner. Both have their merits and both are wonderful portraits.
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01/09/2012 12:06:46 PM
Originally posted by Tiny:

How did you manage to win such a beauty ?


I have surprising charms that aren't visible on the surface ;-)
01/09/2012 11:45:28 AM
How did you manage to win such a beauty ?
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01/09/2012 12:08:38 AM
So THAT'S what your long-=suffering better half looks like :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/08/2012 09:59:18 PM
Nice selective focus
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01/07/2012 08:26:50 AM
I think this is a beautiful portrait; I especially like the softness from the glass and the light. However, my eye keeps jumping to the white line on the side which is very distracting. (voted earlier)
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01/06/2012 09:37:11 PM
Nice expression and colours rendition. I like the refraction, the tension in her lips and the almost inquisitive gaze in her eyes. 8
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01/02/2012 11:34:09 PM
I like the thought of putting something in between the photographer and the subject, maybe a symbolic gesture, perhaps a meaningful point I can't figure out yet.
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01/02/2012 11:38:09 AM
Top ten shot. Having said that I,m not sure the window pane adds anything.
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01/02/2012 10:42:27 AM
I very much like the softness the window gives. I'm not sure how I feel about the white being so bright.
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01/02/2012 07:14:32 AM
Naturally beautiful.
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01/02/2012 06:50:09 AM
a very beautiful portrait
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01/02/2012 01:39:14 AM
I much prefer the soft treatment, very nice Paul.
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01/02/2012 01:35:28 AM
Stunning...
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01/02/2012 12:51:06 AM
I like the approach however I may have gone vertical and used the white as natural framing. As it is now the white line to the left of the subject keeps taking my attention.
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01/02/2012 12:46:18 AM
So pure and... honest.

I love it.
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01/02/2012 12:08:56 AM
beautiful face...the catchlight in the eye is noce...I like the framing as well 8
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