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In Red

In Red
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Copyright: Philip Gerald (philip) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 31 N: 186] (1350)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-17
Categories: Daily Life, Event, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 55-200 AF-S DX 1:4-5.6
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-19 12:55
Viewed: 1718
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my beautiful wife Jessica. I took a few portraits with my new DSLR and I love it. This was a spur of the moment thing, walking into a restaurant on Sunday, otherwise I would have picked a better background. I also noticed that the resize greatly reduced the clairty of her face, anyone know a trick to help prevent some of that? Hope you enjoy the pic...let me know what you think.

Merry Christmas!

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2006-12-19 13:42]

beautiful wife Philip. nice portrait and framing. i like the expression and the eyes, well seen. Tfs


nice spontauous shot philip
great depth too
I like the background
compliments to her for great modelling work
have a nice day

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  • Roly Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 4 N: 64] (587)
  • [2006-12-19 13:52]

She's very cute, I like the dimples. The image isn't all that strong though, although her face is captured quite nicely. The distracting background, particularly the car, isn't the most appropriate for a good portrait. Why don't you try a tight square format for this image?

bravo pour la beauté de cette jeune personne, tres beau portrait, bien net

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2006-12-19 16:00]

Hi Phil,
What a wonderful photo your your beautiful wife!!! All the best. Enjoy your Christmas home! :)


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  • tfebbo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 11 N: 240] (1086)
  • [2006-12-19 17:56]

Philip, great photo of your wife. As mentioned in your own note, the background is a little distracting, but her face with those dimples and the vibrant colour of the scarf, makes any distraction away from her miniscule.

I, too, recently bought a DSLR and am having a blast. Enjoy the new camera.

Merry Christmas to you and your wife.

Hi Philip,

It's a very good portrait. The look that your wife has for you just tells everything. Good captured. TFS


Hi Philip
The face is a beauti... a bit overexposed and then when it is reduced, the fault is also enhanced.. You have to use photoshop to do this... Also get the portrait settings for your camera at Nikonians... or give me a shout and I will send it to you.

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  • cbcs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 115] (1139)
  • [2006-12-20 0:05]

Her expression says it all. And I agree, your wife is very beautiful. For a quickly snapped shot, excellent. I am thinking about a DSLR myself so I will check the Nikon D80 out.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2006-12-20 15:03]

Hi Philip,

Well done on the portrait of your wife, she's photo genic.
Thinking about your background will help in the overall presentation. Some speculated highlights, not bad though.


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  • jigz (60)
  • [2006-12-20 21:11]

You said you would have picked a better background. What background are you talking about? All I see is your lovely wife.

Seriously though, I think you framed the picture nicely and the shallow depth of field kind of hides the background anyway. Thanks for sharing.


What a cutie Jessica is! I love the pic and agree with Jigz. Who notices the background when you have captured such a nice shot of such a beautiful wife? Good job Phil! God's best,

I like the spontaneity of this image, her expression says it all, you are a lucky man. I hope you both had a great Christmas.


Very good "spur of a moment" caught and I think, the background is very appropriate. I wish both of you and the rest of your family happy holidays and a happy New Year! Irina

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  • NecipP Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 669 W: 16 N: 404] (4722)
  • [2007-01-04 17:07]

Wow great looking wife she looks happy makes a difference to the expression when the photographer has a relationship with the subject nice DOF and background blur exposure looks like it was handled well and composed perfectly with a bit of negative space. Well done Best rgds Necip.

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