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Copyright: Jacek Madej (Jaku) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 1 N: 0] (402)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon 20D
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-04-29 17:09
Viewed: 1718
Points: 27
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Well done. What a sharpness !

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  • Roly Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 4 N: 64] (587)
  • [2007-04-29 18:20]

Beautiful model and image, simple and expressive, with a natural pose and good eye contact. The image is technically sound, with excellent focus and exposure. Maybe the highlight on the tip of the nose could have been touched up a bit.

I think the shot is really nice as is. I don't like it when people take portraits and do all this touching-up and "correction" on women's faces in Photoshop or editing programs. It takes away from the realness, the rawness, and the detail of the photo. Photography is not so much about pretty subjects, but about the way that a subject is captured. You have captured the details and the textures extremely well here. The lighting hitting her eyes makes the shot dynamic and dramatic, and really nice pose and POV with her turning her head back to look at the camera. I also like the simplicity of the shot, the focus is perfect, and the simple white background makes here pop out. Excellent framing and cropping to have her close-up, giving an intimate feel, and great balance and composition that fits the rule of thirds. I would only recommend brightening the shot just a little since it's slightly dark. But really well-done, TFS!

nice well done image, with a great light control and nice depth of field.

Hi Jacek,

It's beautiful portrait! Very sharp and clearly seen the detail. Great composition!


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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2007-04-29 23:15]

Beautiful portrait

Sweet shot. Needs nothing.

A beautiful portrait of a beautiful woman. Nice light too. I worked on it a bit.

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  • bult Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 16 N: 78] (1041)
  • [2007-04-30 8:56]

all has been said before!

Hi Jacek,
Lovely eyes and expression in this great portrait.
Excellent colours, light and sharpness
TFs and greetings

Hi Jacek,
This is a very attractive portrait my friend. The way your model is looking into the lens is perfect I would say. The skine tones are very natural. I'm not a portrait specialist, but it is a very good and an eye-catching photo for me! My compliment and TFS.

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  • WTS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 52 N: 275] (1434)
  • [2007-04-30 13:11]

Jacek this is well done, I find your BG color actually helps enhance the young ladies skin tones.
Very natural looking colors and texture from the lighting you used.
The POV as well draws one to look at this photo, clarity is spot on.

Piekna modelka i to jej spojrzenie... brawo :]


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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2007-05-03 21:33]

Extremely beautiful girl..I like the way she is looking into the camera..

I dont know much about portrait photography.. but this to me is lovely, soft, gentle lighting.. and great sharpness.

Well done to you.


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