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I've got quite a few to edit from last nights shoot and really must get on with it, just couldn't resist uploading one more though. Probably last one for a while though got loads to do.

Camera:Pentax *ist D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:24-90
Recording media:Digital
Title:Elle
Username:answersonapostcard answersonapostcard
Uploaded:2 Aug 2006 - 6:19 PM
Tags:Bowens lighting, Elle, Flash / lighting, Octo 150, Portraits / people
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Tandberg
Tandberg  111218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2006 - 6:22 PM

Another classic lit Portrait K

The light is great as in your other work!!

All the best
Dave

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318443 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2006 - 6:22 PM

Wow, stunning! Don't suppose you can just lift the top from the background so you get a bit more outline can you?

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proberts
proberts  10218 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2006 - 6:22 PM

Another stunning shot K,very well taken.
Andrew.
Edit,congrats on the EC.

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Museman
Museman  8 Wales
2 Aug 2006 - 6:24 PM

.Atire suits her look and great lighting.Spot on.
Mike

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phototime
phototime  8 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 - 6:29 PM

Another super shot,excellent work.

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CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87276 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2006 - 6:32 PM

Stunning K, congrats on your EC.

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GregorP
GregorP  9 Slovenia
2 Aug 2006 - 6:35 PM

Excellent Portrait with very good use of light.I like her dress and eye contact.
Congrats on the EC.

GregorP

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xanda
xanda  10244 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2006 - 6:44 PM

Wow. I thought this was a good shot but looking at the large version...awesome. Not at all surprised to see a shot like this rewarded. Congrats on the EC!

Simon.

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012603 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2006 - 6:46 PM

Blimey! Thanks Pete and everyone Smile

The blouse wasn't so close to the background on the original, something always happens in upload - either light or darker, didn't check this before I went for a shower just hit upload and ... well I'm babbling, really chuffed - this was a great shoot and I hope I've got some images for Elle's portfolio.

K.

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels  9399 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2006 - 6:57 PM

Very nice K.

Stunning model - great pose and expression...
My only niggle is the fact that her top blends too much into the background but apart from that the rest of the clothing and shot is very exciting :O)

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
2 Aug 2006 - 7:21 PM

SUPERB!

Congrats!

Jouko

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2006 - 7:23 PM

Lovely photography K,exceptional lighting,brilliant expression.Very good work,well done.
Janet

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funkymarmalade
2 Aug 2006 - 7:44 PM

Congratulations on the EC for this truly exquisite portrait.
Absolute perfection!
Angi
Smile

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POOCHIE
POOCHIE e2 Member 8POOCHIE vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2006 - 8:38 PM

I just popped out for a while and you have put another picture up got 25 clicks and an award, congratulations.

Pooch.

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Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2006 - 9:14 PM

Hmm..not too sure about this. As Pete has already mentioned this would've benefited from the background being lit - honeycomb, snoot, acute angled direct light, etc.?
TBH I'm a little confused as I thought an EC was Pete's idea of a shot executed very well but, as he has already mentioned, this could have been done so much better had it been a little more considered regarding the lighting.

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012603 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2006 - 9:44 PM

Thanks for all the comments folks. As I've already mentioned the blouse was defined from the background in the original and on the one I edited, its only on upload that the definition was removed, why I don't know but on reflection I should have looked at it on upload. I'm sure you know that there are many reasons for Pete giving ECs, sorry you don't think this is worthy.

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2006 - 9:50 PM

Hi K, superb lighting (as usual) welldeserving of the EC. Love the relaxed pose too. Glad to see Pete making a comment with the award. Paul

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Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2006 - 10:09 PM

The point is that Pete thinks it is worthy of an EC.
From his own explanation on how an EC is chosen:

Quote: * Technical excellence
Includes photographs that are razor sharp, perfectly exposed, superbly composed, fantastically edited.
* Innovative
Includes photographs that are original, not run of the mill, different than the norm. Ones that make me think 'wow never seen that before!'
* Treatment of the subject matter
The way a particular subject is approached, shallow depth-of-field for a wild flower may do better than a front to back sharp meadow. A side profile of a fox may do better than a head on shot, a racing car panned is likely to work better than one that looks as though it's stood still etc.
* Creativity
Includes photographs that break rules, stand out for odd colours, interesting compositions, selective focus etc.
* Personal appeal to me for one reason or another.
Yes I do have a liking of certain styles. I think paintings by Salvador Dali and surrealists like him are fascinating. I find Bob Carlos Clarke's pictures highly erotic, I love the infrared work of Simon Marsden, I enjoy the still lifes of Irvin Penn, I admire the landscapes of Ansel Adams. As a youth I was often engrossed in books of birds of prey by Eric Hoskins. I could go on, and on, and on.
* Presentation
A badly framed or titled photo may lose mental points and a perfectly presented photo may gain points, but essentially it's the centre that counts.


So, IMO, it's down to personal appeal which justifies it as Pete's choice.
However, just because an image is awarded the much coveted EC award I don't think it should be exempt from critique or advice on which one could improve the image.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10867 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2865 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2006 - 10:31 PM

Very nice shot.

W

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Skier
Skier  11203 forum posts China
2 Aug 2006 - 10:38 PM

You're spoiling us again!! Another wonderful shot and a great compliment to the close crop from yesterday (?)

For what it's worth, I like the way the top blends into the background - it's what really attracted me in the thumbnail beyong recognising the model.

It focuses you on the model's eyes so it is like a face portrait but you are also able to see the rest of the body so it becomes 'full length' - you get the whole in one go. Sorry, I know what I mean!! Late and tired!

Ben

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ivana_kusman
2 Aug 2006 - 11:06 PM

great shot

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stevemelvin
stevemelvin e2 Member 8675 forum postsstevemelvin vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2006 - 12:33 AM

Excellent shot. I LIKE the top blending in with the background - it adds an extra dimension that keeps you looking at the picture. Well done on the EC.

Cheers,
Steve

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lwis
lwis  8
3 Aug 2006 - 3:44 AM

great portrait..

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012603 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2006 - 6:37 AM

Thanks very much everyone, was up until midnight and still not finished, glad you like this. K.

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lynsfiona
lynsfiona  10
3 Aug 2006 - 6:41 AM

Wonderful capture, really like the mood, very well done on your much desereved EC!! Lyns x

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Keelo
Keelo  11 Australia
3 Aug 2006 - 7:03 AM

Excellent portrait, beautiful skin tones K, congrats.

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Nic_WA
Nic_WA  9179 forum posts Australia2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2006 - 9:11 AM

I bet Elle's delighted with this...congratulations K Smile

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funkeldink
funkeldink  101592 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2006 - 11:25 AM

great work ... hope your as good

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julesm
julesm  101698 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2006 - 4:58 PM

Boyd, dont worry so much about it.
Some images dont need to be 100% to get an EC and others do, its the way it is.

My Lily picture wasnt worthy as the babies expression wasnt quite right, which obviously spoils all the innovation and originality. I think the more EC's you have under your belt the easier it is to get more.

Regards
Jules

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julesm
julesm  101698 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2006 - 11:08 PM

strange, im sure I had a comment on here thats gone missing!!

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012603 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2006 - 8:49 AM

Thanks for the kind comments, glad you like it, Fred nice to see you back if only briefly and glad things are going well for you. K.

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julesm
julesm  101698 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2006 - 9:20 AM

Perhaps I was seeing things, (or not Smile, as it seems to be back again. Very strange!

Jules

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Elessar23
Elessar23  8
16 Aug 2006 - 8:10 AM

nice tones...my regards!!

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jjwithamlao
18 Aug 2006 - 7:47 PM

Stunning, absolutely gorgeous shot. (and model!)

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139443 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2008 - 2:22 AM

Good stuff but I'm inclined agree with Pete that the top needs to be separated rather more from the background.

However if you were actually aiming at the opposite effect of blending the top into the background you could have got the model to put her arms behind her torso. The arms look just a little awkwardly placed here and "break up" the tartan skirt so to speak.

Anyway, I have uploaded a mod which I hope you will find helpful. Smile

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