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Standing Tall

Standing Tall
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Copyright: Paul Cornish (cornishpaul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 1 N: 110] (1391)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-15
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Nocturnal, Mood, Portrait
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-07 10:44
Viewed: 3009
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Time for a bit of colour and back at the famous baobabs again. Seeing that i awoke at some unearthly hour of the morning after camping by the side of the road, i decided to use the time experimenting with my camera. I wanted a sillouette of the baobabs and a portrait in one but it wasnt easy. To avoid noise, i kept iso speed at 200, used my powerfull sigma flashgun and
tried to keep the exposure length to as short as possible. The model- a local girlfrom the village fitted in perfectly between the huge trees. She has a slight haze around her where she moved slightly during the exposure.

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VERY nice moody night shot! amazing clarity! B-)
Great shot Paul!

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-09-07 21:54]

Great shot! Almost surreal! Nice colors! Thanks! Michel

What a fantastic image! Your POV and composition really accentuates the height of the trees, and I love the hint of the rising sun in the background with stars still visible. The subject is positioned perfectly and the slight haze you mention only makes the image even more surreal. Wow!

I like the way the subject seems to be detached from the background... very nice effect! I really would like to take a shot like this someday... The stars make me think that the girl comes from the sky! :)

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  • wallie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 467 W: 0 N: 485] (2552)
  • [2007-06-12 10:34]

Nice picture with good pov and compo. I like the little light and the dark sillhouetts at the background. Well done.

Best regards,


Points next time.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2007-10-17 10:49]

This is a magic photo Paul ,superb job.

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  • Fidy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 0 N: 79] (606)
  • [2008-12-21 3:12]

though it can be interpreted as a fault, the slight move gives the picture the third dimension! again, I would say the right shot at the right time congratulations Fidy

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