Pixmedics photo contest XIII "The Perfect Imperfect Portrait"

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  1. Dean_Gretsch

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    @sergezap Those whites are definitely blown out, but the beauty of that young lady is so overwhelming, I can look at nothing but her face.


     
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    the perfect imperfect bump!
     
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    The sun was setting, creating a lovely golden light and I was outside with my dog Ike on a small landing strip. He was sitting obediently, looking at me with his head tilted in a very charming and quizzical manner. Just as I was about to shoot him...SQUIRREL! And off he went, trailing his lead behind him like a blue line.

    I love the shot because it is so him...fast and a blur and spontaneous and very pretty driven--in some ways it's the perfect portrait of him. As a classic portrait it's an epic fail--he's out of focus, the photo is full of negative space, and you can't even see his face--just a blur of white and sable.
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    pixmedic The Mustached Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    smithdan No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Coaxing a decent image from an antique non adjustable snapshooter can be more fun sometimes for me than shooting pix with my DSLR. I find these photographic castoffs abandoned in thrift stores and landfill salvage sheds, pay their meager ransoms, then take them out again and shoot a roll or two.

    Took this one a few years back with an Ansco Shur Shot box camera of my daughter and her then year old Shiloh Shepherd who luckily cooperated by standing still long enough to accommodate the 1/50 sec. shutter.


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    Catherine and Freya
     
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    most excellent contest.
    I am a portrait photographer.
    choosing just one was the hardest thing
    I couldn't really decide which photo to use
    Almost didn't want to use this one incase Mrs PixMedic thought she was too pretty

    In the end.. DSC_8649-Edit-Edit-3.jpg here it goes

    It was sorta dark so I boosted the ISO pretty high so it's grainy
    her eyes aren't really in focus
    the light is contrasty and behind her

    I trained with LifeTouch when I was just out of school so this was my attempt to break away from sharp technically correct photos. I wanted to get an artsy feeling photo.
     
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    pixmedic The Mustached Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    pixmedic The Mustached Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    morning bump
     
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    Chuasam she kinda looks like a young Grace Slick. Nice.
     
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    Thanks. i had to look up Grace Slick.
    Nah...Grace Slick isn't as pretty.
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    (another photo from the same shoot but this isn't my contest entry)
     
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