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Old Jun 9, 2010, 5:53 PM   #1
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This weekend saw a gathering of photographers working with various strobe technologies. I took this photo using a Pentax AF540FGZ strobe fired through an O-Ring circular reflector/diffuser, then used a slave flash with a peach colored gel, fired optically, as a hair light.



Wind was natural as the photo was shot outdoors. Camera info: Pentax K-7, Pentax 50mm f/1.4 lens, 1/25th, ISO 100, f/3.5. All C&C welcome.

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Old Jun 9, 2010, 5:58 PM   #2
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Well-done!! I'm not one to comment on portraits because I really suck when it comes to doing 'em but this has such a natural quality to it while being crisp and having good colors and shadows in just the right spots.
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 6:42 PM   #3
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I like the lighting. Well done Paul.
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vary nice, i like the hair blowing (not to much just right)
and she has amazing eyes, your pic really captures them.
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i agree with all the comments and her eyes are wierd but in a nice way
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It's a very nice shot but the eyes are a little strange. I think it's the second black dot below each pupil - maybe a reflection of the photographer? Some minor cloning might help.
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It's a very nice shot but the eyes are a little strange. I think it's the second black dot below each pupil - maybe a reflection of the photographer? Some minor cloning might help.
Martin, you're right. I had never noticed the "second black dot." I went back to the original file, and there is a dark area of the iris. There are not enough pixels to tell what it is, but it is a darker blue, instead of a black. I'm not going to repost, but I did correct the original file. Thanks.

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Paul,

I like this very much with one caveat. That partial button from her bottom left (our right) stands out and is a distraction.
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Martin, you're right. I had never noticed the "second black dot." I went back to the original file, and there is a dark area of the iris. There are not enough pixels to tell what it is, but it is a darker blue, instead of a black. I'm not going to repost, but I did correct the original file. Thanks.

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i think youve posted another pic of the same girl in your strobist post, she has the same marks in her eyes only not as prominant, i like em, theyre a unique feature, i wouldnt edit them out
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