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wanted to show the female body without actually reverting to do a full nude. i wanted to imply that less is more.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 May 2010 - 2:37 PM
Focal Length:28mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.7
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Shadows
Username:FionaB FionaB
Uploaded:30 Dec 2012 - 1:31 PM
Tags:Black & white, General, Nude / glamour, Portraits / people
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Jellyfire
Jellyfire  241 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 1:51 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Great lighting, if I were to make any criticism it would be to dodge out the slight light on the floor to make it even more graphic, and maybe boost the highlights a just little on the shin/foot. But they are minor quibbles and it works really well without them anyway

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 1:58 PM

Like the lighting and pose but think a crop to above the knee will give a more powerful image with this lighting.
Just a suggestion
Regards Richard

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Alda
Alda  146 forum posts United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 2:33 PM

I think this is amazing, the lighting is excellent! I agree with the light patches on the floor but other than that - superb Grin

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RazvanD
RazvanD  4 United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 3:39 PM

Great spotlight, superb work.
Razvan

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mugshotmyk
30 Dec 2012 - 3:48 PM

The lighting is just about right but I would give it a square crop as the lower shadowed section of the image is a distraction.

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banehawi Critique Team 9716 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2673 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 6:24 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

This is an excellent shot, subtle lighting, and an example of less is more for sure.


I agree with all the above, - its an image that can work with many crops. The floor area is certainly better darker, - just paint in black.

What I find is that I would like a little more room between her head and the top of the frame, no matter how its cropped.


Ive loaded 3 mods, one from the suggestion made by Richard, and two more, one the original in a 19:6 format to move her head further from the top.



Well done,




Regards



Willie

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aviaandy
aviaandy  736 forum posts4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 7:35 PM

I love it as it is because it gives a sort of candid feel to it.

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FionaB
FionaB  7 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2012 - 9:29 PM

thanks very much! all comment appreciated and taken onboard

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FionaB
FionaB  7 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2012 - 9:31 PM


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Quote: This is an excellent shot, subtle lighting, and an example of less is more for sure.


I agree with all the above, - its an image that can work with many crops. The floor area is certainly better darker, - just paint in black.

What I find is that I would like a little more room between her head and the top of the frame, no matter how its cropped.


Ive loaded 3 mods, one from the suggestion made by Richard, and two more, one the original in a 19:6 format to move her head further from the top.



Well done,




Regards



Willie

Thanks for the mods, i really like the first and last one! makes a huge difference

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parallax
parallax e2 Member 4106 forum postsparallax vcard United Kingdom
30 Dec 2012 - 10:32 PM

Number 2 is my favourite.

Excellent lighting and pose

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom827 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 11:37 AM

This is rather nice. You don't say what the lighting was. Looks like a single toplight, possibly tungsten. For me, either crop to the top of the body, or add a littlr more light to the lower body. Not enough to detract from that on her face though.

Paul

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FionaB
FionaB  7 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 - 10:53 PM

hi Thanks Paul, Lighting was OCF on a stand looking directly down with the stand as high as was possible given height restriction of ceiling,( it was shot in a living room with curtains closed)

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