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Dreamy Mareli

Dreamy Mareli
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Copyright: Mark Csabai (moketni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 547 W: 68 N: 320] (1511)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2004-04-01
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 3100
Exposure: f/4.3, 1/193 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-05-02 10:44
Viewed: 2270
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Not being very good with portraits, I thought I would take a few shots of my wife in the garden this morning, the sun was still low, I thought the light was perfect for it. I used an exposure compensation of -0.3EV and a fill flash. The result is what you see here, very little pp was done except:
::converted to B&W
::added slight magenta blur (for dreamy effect)
::added border
::saved for TL
Anyway, thank you all for commenting on my photos, I hope you will enjoy this image too.

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To gringofil: Thank you Fil!moketni 1 05-02 10:55
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I usually don't use flash right on the subject (unless it's really needed...bouncing it off something usually works better, but under outdoor conditions that does not really apply), but here it works well to give the subject a nice soft rendition. I also like the little specks flying in from the top of the image...don't know what they are, but they work rather well. Interesting and simple. Well done.

Your wife is a beautiful lady, and this portrait of her is commendable. Perhaps clone out those little white specks at the top right hand corner. You really have achieved a good dreamy feel to this shot. The lighting conditions you used are very good. Well done,Mark.

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  • manny Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 24 N: 1499] (12033)
  • [2004-05-02 10:51]

Great effect. Very dreamy. Everything that you diid in PP is great. Congrats.

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  • Judy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 159 W: 95 N: 154] (531)
  • [2004-05-02 11:14]

Mark - for someone not good at portraits, this is great! I love what you have done with the magenta blur and the dark garden in the background. The angle is really great, adding to the overall dreaminess of the pose. Very well done! Btw. - You have a very beautiful wife!!

Very good portrait.

elegant portrait of an elegant young lady, Mark. Angle, light are great and the choice of b&w is wise.
However, i would like not to have the background so 'burnt'...

very beautifull...the result was great.love the dremy effect.good work

Very beautiful Mark! ... both the composition and your wife. At first I didn't like the specks (which I believe are the leaves of the trees in the background) but it gives her something to look at ... nice photo!

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  • zto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 916 W: 122 N: 24] (14)
  • [2004-05-07 20:27]

A beautifull photo of a beautifull woman Mark. I must say, your wife look very pretty, very elegant. You have created a great dream like effect here Mark, and the posing done by your wife helps to make this a magic picture. I would highhly encourage you to do more potraits Mark.

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  • ilouy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 63 W: 18 N: 57] (760)
  • [2004-05-09 4:23]

Nice soft mood portrait Mark. I tried a WS to see if a more tight cropping just behind her ear would works well, but finally, your version is better! Nice composition so! :-)

Very good work here. Soft and a good choice for added colors... Good job !

Very beautiful portrait, the B&W works very good here.

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