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a sad song?

a sad song?
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Copyright: BK koh (wenqing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1494 W: 102 N: 2012] (11873)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-08
Categories: HPP [Heavily Post-Processed], Portrait
Camera: Nikon D2X, Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D AF ED
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-09 9:48
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 45
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
from my last photo session with Ling
i didn't post this photo initially cause i thought the sharpness was a little off...and the wall was too plain...the first time i saw this wall, it had a nice texture and colors, but on the day of the session we found it was painted over :P

i was looking though the photos yesterday and decided to try some PP with it :)
first bad dream filter with slight green cast
splatter filter on the wall for blurry effect
green cast on the wall for toning
lastly some burning of shadows and mid tones :)

what do you think of the pose? :) i was asking her to try and interpret the song she was listening to :)

here is my favorite photo of Ling :)

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fist portrait i see from u
i think u did it well.. but your subject is also great
nice pov

Love the pose! not real sure about the green cast! It reminds me of the old polaroid shots that fade...although that may have been the intent. It almost makes her skin look purple....hmmmm.....but LOVE the pose!!

Love what you did to this photo. Actually, I find your PP very natural, not intrusive at all. Great pose. The white cord from her ear buds contrasts so well with her black top. Lovely model, lovely portrait!

yr execution is good!the treatment to the flat wall go well with Ling.
the belt & tattoo give the rebelious outfit. but her face has that groomy look.perhaps is a sad song with no rythem? my feel is if she could imput more attitude in her facial expression or mess up some hair to go in line with her ipod wld be perfect.that can clearly seen in 'memoir'which has a lot of attitude. but of cos this is just my personal thought & taste.:)

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  • Ratna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 68 N: 204] (1231)
  • [2007-02-09 11:20]

hmm.. my first thought when saw her pose is like she is waiting for someone.. but just my thought. I like the compo here. tfs.

Like the background. Good pose. Alfred

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  • Lee1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 185 W: 20 N: 111] (541)
  • [2007-02-09 12:58]

You've certainly captured some mood here in this picture from the girls expression to the pp work. Like the composition. Colors also assist in setting the mood. Good contrast between the girl and the background. Thanks.

Ciao BK, great portrait with a wonderful girl in a lovely pose, very well done, have a good weeek end, ciao Silvio

What a beautiful photo of a beautiful model !!!
Love her expression, her pose, her leather bracelets or watch, her tattoo, her belt, everything, she has got a great looking and she is listening to music !
She doesn't seem sad, better wondering what happens up there ...
Well done for this beautiful post !

Beautiful model, I like the pose also.

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  • dada Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 46 N: 382] (6560)
  • [2007-02-10 2:56]

Hi Koh!

wonderful moody pic, I like it a lot. the colour of the bg is fantastic. she seems prayng...


Greart portrait Koh. It is one of the things I heve tried many times but never with such a result. Love the pose from the model and the look away from the camera. The dof is excellent as well as the PoV. PP work super. All in all a work of art.

Grtz Pim

I really like your choice of background. I like her pose and expression too. I think you have created excellent separation from the background. The Ipod is a nice prop and goes well with your presentation.

hi ,

Great photo, soft colours and beautiful expression. Great model too.
greetings, inn

Looks like a natural portrait even with the pp!
Interesting tones and filter effects.
And great expression caught on her face. See what songs can do? :)
It'll be funny to find out that she wasn't listening to any song at all at that moment!
She seems completely absorbed in the song...

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2007-02-11 12:09]

hi BK. love her posing and expression. it seems she's not listening to a sad song. maybe heard something from above? nice tattoo. :) Thanks for sharing.


Hi BK,

Fantastic Moody Portrait!
I love blurred BG at your picture.

Well done & TFS,


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2007-02-12 4:58]

Hello BK,
This is a very nice portrait, I like the blurred and textures you've created on the wall and the pensive expression she has and the great pose.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-02-12 5:10]

Hi Koh,

Ah... I see bad dream filter is back again... hehehe, I haven't used it for a long time now.. never try it on people yet... :) I like the colours tone here, very rich and smooth... great pp work my dear... very well done, thanks for sharing


Very nice portrait and mood captured. Soft skin tones goes very well. :) Vandana


Lovely portrait shot - the whistful look in the models face is great, as is the way she stands out so well against the background.
Thanks for sharing

Very nice photo, great portrait and very wonderful girl! Ivo :)

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  • salil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 573 W: 17 N: 295] (2116)
  • [2007-02-24 13:13]

Apart from the expression, I like two things specially about this image - the question mark inn the title and the tattoo on her belly.
Well exposed. The correct light for the mood.

I like the expression from her,
is she pretty wenging ?

good colours too.
POV and focus are very nice.

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