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Muse Photo Contest Finalist
© Marija Milovanovic Maksimovic
Piper Lehman
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member since: 7/20/2001
    Beautiful tones, Marija. Don't know how I feel about the off-center subject placement though. How did you expose for this? Looks like a deliberate overexposure, am I right? Trying to learn how to do this!

9/3/2002 6:13:41 PM

Damian P. Gadal
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member since: 4/22/2002

Very effective.... Colour wouldn't have worked...

9/4/2002 9:14:15 PM

Marija Milovanovic Maksimovic

member since: 1/27/2002

Hi Piper & Damian. Thank you for your comments.
And Piper, original shot was in color, turned into grayscale in PS and then with some level adjustments I gained that final (overexposed) look.

9/7/2002 9:02:19 PM

Dolores Neilson
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member since: 11/18/2001

Marija!! Congratulations on "Muse" making finalist! You know I love this! You take the best portraits!! Enjoy your potd!

Mette Vendelboe Allison

member since: 1/28/2003

Great photo, good expression, nicely composed to the left side...

Tracy Dat

member since: 6/23/2003

Just with some level adjustments and you get such a beautiful photo! At first I thought you had to have a black background. Can you explain to me more, please? Thanks!

Marija Milovanovic Maksimovic

member since: 1/27/2002

Hi Tracy! Sorry for the late answer. I will try to explain. There was no actual black background.. This photo was taken by window light in the late afternoon and only the subject was lit. The rest of the room stayed dark. In original color shot can be seen some small lighter areas on the left , but they almost disappeared with levels adjustments. The spots that remained visible I darkened with burn tool in PS. I think that's it..

7/11/2003 4:07:36 AM

Tracy Dat

member since: 6/23/2003

Thanks for your response, Marija. I'll try it out soon.

7/11/2003 7:55:52 AM

Amanda Olson
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member since: 11/5/2004

I love this photo! The positioning of the child is great; I love the b/w! The expression on her face, her ruffled hair, and bare shoulders all add to the feel of the photo; which is fantastic! Such a cool shot, Marija!!!

11/23/2004 2:48:12 PM

Marija Milovanovic Maksimovic

member since: 1/27/2002

Thanks Amanda!

11/23/2004 3:27:20 PM

Andrew Laverghetta
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member since: 9/13/2004

Hey, I know I'm a little late but I was just looking around to try to learn something from peoples photos when I came across this. I looked at it and was just like, wow. It really hits you hard I think. Take care!

1/19/2005 8:41:49 PM

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