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    Another Grad Photo

    Here's another one with the D700 and 70-200mm.

    Your thoughts and suggestions appreciated.

    Another Grad Photo-anna-grad-90.jpg

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    Re: Another Grad Photo

    she seems comfortable and relax

    light seems very harsh, too many blown highlights
    foot is clipped
    and saturation ... too much for me specially for a portrait

    seems you had her in the shade, quite a small shade ... some sun still on her blue robe
    light was not helping you

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    Re: Another Grad Photo

    Thanks. I regret the clipped foot, but the other choices were intentional. I'll post a more conventional photo in a moment.

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    Re: Another Grad Photo

    Lava, why the intentional saturation?
    D700, F-5
    Nikon Lenses: 50 f/1.4 D, 85 f/1.4 D, 17-35 f/2.8 AF-S, 28-105 D, 24-70 f/2.8 G, 80-200 f/2.8 D, 105VR Micro f/2.8 G
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    Re: Another Grad Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Earn View Post
    Lava, why the intentional saturation?
    Hmmm. Now that I think about it, a common criticism from when I started out 12 years ago was that my images lacked contrast. I gradually added more contrast and started favoring higher saturation a while back.

    For these particular photos, it was my second set of graduation photos taken in the same place, but two years apart. I knew I wanted to get more contrasty and saturated and that I would have the opportunity to shoot some more conventional stuff.

    The light was a bit crazy in the first place we started, but I tried to work with it. Of the over 1,000 shots I took, this one was one of my favorites. Hard to say why.

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    Re: Another Grad Photo

    Thanks for the insight, Lava. I'm learning something new every time...then I forget the basics ;o)) Everyone seems to have that certain, recognizable, personal uniqueness which makes a photograph their work of art.
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    Kenko Pro 300 2x Teleplus

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    Re: Another Grad Photo

    and everyone has cycles ...

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