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Drama   Featured in PhotoFlash #081
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Drama
Drama
Another self-portrait, taken in color, converted to B&W. Used Photoshop to bring out as much texture and natural contrasts in the skin as possible.

Shutter 1/400
f/4.0
ISO 400
Aperture priority setting
Natural light, taken at window

© Marta Alvira-Hammond
Canon EOS Digital ...

 
 
 
Alexis Yobbagy
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    This is one of the best portraits I've seen in a very long time. Huge Kudos to you for knowing that a dramatic shadow should fall on the side of the face nearest to the lens. That gives this stunning drama and dimension that you've created. AWESOME!

11/30/2009 1:47:54 PM

 
Hal Bambrick
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member since: 3/10/2007
 

Best one I`ve seen too!!!. This is stunning in every aspect I can think of! Kudos on a great piece of work!!

11/30/2009 2:02:46 PM

 
Douglas Perry
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Another very well lit shot. And I fine being able to set this up in a shot of yourself remarkable. Well done again, Marta.

11/30/2009 2:03:44 PM

 
Marta Alvira-Hammond
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Wow, thanks for all the wonderful comments, everyone! The original in color is a lot smoother - in Photoshop what I wanted to do was bring out as much of the texture and natural contrasts in my skin as I could (without looking horrifying, of course). The funny thing is that this was the last shot I took, almost as an afterthought and without any sort of setup, I was getting frustrated not getting the shots that I'd had in mind... Good thing I didn't erase it!

11/30/2009 2:26:38 PM

 
Julianna J. Collett
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Fabulous!!!

11/30/2009 4:51:45 PM

 
Marta Alvira-Hammond
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Thanks Julianna!

11/30/2009 9:11:20 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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member since: 3/20/2006
 

Congratulations on your feature in Photoflash this week.

12/2/2009 8:38:27 AM

 
Marta Alvira-Hammond
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Thanks, Dianna! That was exciting :)

12/2/2009 10:32:55 AM

 
Douglas Perry
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Congrats Marta. A well deserved Finalist!

12/15/2009 4:18:10 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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member since: 3/20/2006
 

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your wonderful finalist, best of luck in the Gold round. Dianna

12/15/2009 5:11:27 PM

 
Marta Alvira-Hammond
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member since: 6/5/2006
 

Thanks guys!

12/16/2009 1:38:53 AM

 
Beth Broadaway
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Congratulations on the finalist; great self-portrait;

12/16/2009 6:38:26 AM

 
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