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Old Jun 19, 2005, 9:06 AM   #1
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my girlfriend's 15th birthday party was on friday, and for anyone not accustomed to the latin tradition, we have a QuinceaƱeras, which is the party with the big white dress and the hall and the dances and everything. i was there as boyfriend/escort/2nd photographer. The main photographer was her godfather and uncle, who shoots all of the family events with a Rolleflex(sp?) large format camera using a Sunpak 5500 + a quantum battery pack(not sure on any of the names)

I was assigned to taking pictures of all the families that came in next to a big portrait the uncle had taken at her 15's photoshoot(which I also took pictures at) I dont remember exactly but I believe I took between 110 to 120 pictures, and on the CD i gave her there were 94 pictures, all from Very Good to Excellent quality

that was my best photoshoot up to this point! I always take over 150 pictures and keep about 10, this time I kept 94 out of no more than 120 picturesall the pictures were taken with the FZ20 and the Sunpak 383 with Sto-fen diffuser:idea:

ok now i'll end my happy story with my favorite picture. cropped, resized and glow effect applied in Picasa2:




If you can spot it, that ring on her right hand is a 14K White Gold 1/3ctdiamond ring I gave her as a present :arrow:I love this girl
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Old Jun 19, 2005, 9:38 AM   #2
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All good reasons to be happily excited and proud. congradulations
as always, thank you for sharing.
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Old Jun 19, 2005, 10:01 AM   #3
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Glad to see your skills improving in the direction you wish and that others have taken note (asking you to document family events)!

One correction: White gold is white gold and platinum is platinum. - two entirely different metals.
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18k "white gold" is an alloy containing 75% gold and 25% palladium. in some cases, it contains less palladium, but adds 10% nickel and 5% zinc. for 14k, the percentages are different (less gold), and copper is used instead of palladium. no platinum in there anywhere...
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Old Jun 19, 2005, 1:22 PM   #5
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ok i edited the first post. i was told white gold was platinum, but ok, i'm wrong. fixed now. please keep the comments to the picture and not my fallacies with metals!:lol:
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Old Jun 19, 2005, 1:43 PM   #6
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Well said Max_Pain. Oft times threads get sidetracked from original intent or hijacked.

My comment on your picture is that it is done very well. The lighting available coupled with your flash and diffuser did a great job.

The subject is a very beautiful young lady. Keep shooting and learning and posting.

Thanks for sharing some insight on a cultural custom as well.

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Old Jun 19, 2005, 1:50 PM   #7
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Well said Max_Pain. Oft times threads get sidetracked from original intent or hijacked.

My comment on your picture is that it is done very well. The lighting available couple with your flash and diffuser did a great job.

The subject is a very beautiful young lady. Keep shooting and learning and posting.

Thanks for sharing some insight on a cultural custom as well.

Mahalo,

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Agreed, but I still wouldn't want Max to pay 5 times the price for something because he was led to believe it was something other than it is.
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Old Jun 19, 2005, 8:03 PM   #8
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Wow Yemil, that's a great picture! Did you use a diffuser filter? Y que vivan las Quinceaneras!
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Wow Yemil, that's a great picture! Did you use a diffuser filter? Y que vivan las Quinceaneras!
nope, that was done in Picasa2 with an effect called "Glow". thanks for your comments

and thanks mtritt for looking out for me:lol:
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18k "white gold" is an alloy containing 75% gold and 25% palladium. in some cases, it contains less palladium, but adds 10% nickel and 5% zinc. for 14k, the percentages are different (less gold), and copper is used instead of palladium. no platinum in there anywhere...
I prefer 18K pink gold; do you want to take a crack at that composition? Can you bond platinum to 18K gold?

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