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Copyright: Roger Minkow (rminkow) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2010-12-26
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon 5DII, 135mm/f2
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/50 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-30 7:39
Viewed: 1117
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Marlena has very delicate features and looks a little like Audrey Hepburn when she was young. I tried to bring out her cheek bones with some side and back lighting.
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I love the emotion here Roger! She looks like she could take me down! haha! She does have amazing cheekbones! Nice levels here on the BW! Good job! (psssttt.....Santa brought me a Canon 50D!)

Just great!
Composition, dynamic range, model, use of b/w, use of light for the goal pointed out in the note.
I would title this shot as 'Serenity'
Happy 2011

You did a good job with the cheek bones. The lighting suits her delicate complexion. Sensitive work

Hi Roger.
Beautiful calm eyes with good contact with you while the framing is too beautiful..
Best Wishes

She has delicate features but they are so expressive, Roger!
The portrait looks so real, as if she will suddenly speak to me.
Great work!


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-12-30 14:58]
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Hi Roger,

Yes, she has lovely cheek bones, and your lighting brings them out nicely. Her expression and eye contact with the camera are great. Not that it diminishes the photo in any significant way, but it looks like her right eye is just a tad soft. Not sure that it was worth mentioning, but this is the venue to mention such things.

Best regards,

You've brought out the cheekbones very well, great look in her eyes and nice composition as well. Nice shot.

Dear Roger,
A beautiful soft portrait with marvelous tonal range, her expression is also very expressive. Happy New Year. nice work!
Samiran Nandy

  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2011-01-03 17:05]
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She has great similitude with Audrey indeed, great and beautiful eyes. you catch it very well, but I think she is "red" and not brunette.
Beautiful light and portrait , Roger.
My fregards

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-01-20 10:32]

First, I again like your lighting set-up for this portrait with soft side and backlight to mold the facial features. Second the
very striking expression and the compositoin is right on.
Again another excellent portrait!


i love the feel of these photo's

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