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High Contrast

High Contrast
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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: 2009-10-06
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon 5DII, 85mm f/1.2 L
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-09 7:37
Viewed: 1335
Points: 10
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I was learning Lightroom yesterday and going through stacks of photos. I came across this one of Allie and though it would be good in high contrast. This shot was processed with NIK's Silver Efex Pro.

This is a perfect example of Rembrandt lighting with the triangle of light on the dark side of her face.

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It is superb, I love the use of contrasts, rendering is elegant and gives a special atmosphere.
Very interesting lighting which emphasizes the shapes.
You are the master of light.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
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High Contrast & High Vibrance,certainly makes for quite a moody & dramatic image Roger.Was your original shot in RAW? as I find NIK"s Silver Efex Pro,has a bad effect on light tones captured as a JPEG,unless one changes the mode from 8 bit to 16 before activating Nik Silver.


Hi Roger, okay I cant get technical with this but I do like it a lot. theres a bit of mystery to the other side of her face.Fiona

Bom dia Roger
It is a good experience and you are right about the visbility of of trinagle of light with Rembrandt lighting.A good example with more mood than your portraits very realist where we seen the bright eyes, the great skin texture...it is very moody and a less realist portrait.
Um abrašo

I feel the high contrast gives the picture even a stronger appeal, Roger!
The pose of your model does add to the overall charm of this portrait.
Light and exposure are fantastic.
Nicely executed shot!

Kind regards,

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