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Girl on boat

Girl on boat
Photo Information
Copyright: Matteo Di Nicola (Matteo86) (189)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-04
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm D GII
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-22 10:09
Viewed: 1771
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
one of the shots from a small photo-session I realized for this my friend.
The place is a beach in the north of Sicily, in autumn.

Handheld shot, wireless flash.
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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 86 N: 1227] (7698)
  • [2009-10-22 10:12]

Wonderful capture.
I like the balance of light, and the wonderful colors of BF.
About your model...*****!

Ooooh, lovely Matteo. I think the light here is really fantastic, as is the setting. Very beautiful shot, lovely model and pose.
Great job

Hello Matteo,

I must admit that I have some difficulties to decide whether I think this is a "good" or a "great" photo.

What I think is great:
- the pose of your model,
- the point of view,
- composition,
- the setting.

What I think I like less:
- the light, due to the use of the flash. My impression is that the flash created two totally different "light atmospheres" in your photo, that do not really fit together. As if you had taken the shot of your model indoors and then pasted a natural setting behind it. In other words: there is a "disconnection" between fore- and background.

Of course, I don't know what the natural light circumstances were. Maybe you had to use the flash, in order to prevent your model's face from being too dark. Was it impossible to take this photo by using the available light?

I hope I have not been too severe. Anyway, I think this is a "good" photo and you should know that this is only my personal opinion. So, feel free to (dis)agree ;o).

TFS & kind regards,

The composition and setting are good. I'm not so sure about the strong flash light on the model and the boat. Maybe the white surface of the boat reflected too much light to the model.
You should post the other photos of this photo session.

Hello Matteo!
Wonderful capture,nice portrait!
Pose and her facial expression looks fine!
Perfect-a bit strong-lighting,sharp colours
and a beautiful seascape in bg!
Regards and tfs

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