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by Carsten Rasmussen
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10-10-04 Carsten Rasmussen

Caroline
by Carsten Rasmussen

Copenhagen

Canon EOS 1D Mark II ,Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
ISO 50, f2,8, 1/10sec, shot at dusk, natural light full exif

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Canon DSLR Challenge20-Oct-2004 18:22
Carsten, did you alter this a tiny bit? Looks a little bit warmer now than when I commented on it before - better! --Olaf
Victor Engel16-Oct-2004 17:52
Every time I look at this picture I find myself exploring the constellation of brown spots in her eye. -- Victor
Canon DSLR Challenge16-Oct-2004 16:34
Excellent use of short DOF to soften her hair. The only thing I might try with a shot like this is to "debarrelize" it a small bit to make her seem a bit less puffy. Nice pastel colors.

-Noel
Canon DSLR Challenge14-Oct-2004 11:46
I like the 'feel' of the colours in this image. Too much post processing can often give a photo like this a different feeling and not portray how it was seen at the time. In a dusky light very often colours are dulled and i get this feeling here, and i think it should stay this way, to allow me to conjure up the location and feeling at the time in my mind. - Jono
Anna Yu12-Oct-2004 11:51
Olaf, it would be helpful if you could post your processed versions. Agree that it looks "milky" as you suggested, and would like to know how to fix that. Otherwise, a beautiful portrait, Carsten.
/Anna
Serkan Duzler12-Oct-2004 10:22
very wel done. Great job.
Canon DSLR Challenge11-Oct-2004 17:18
I wrote the comments below while on my computer at work. Here at home, my suggestion looks a bit too drastic. I split it up into two curves adjustment layers - one for the black point and one for the color cast removal. On the color cast removal layer I pulled down the opacity to 50%. Similarly, the other curves adjustment layer could do with some slightly lower opacity here on my home monitor. Both my monitors have been calibrated with the eye-one display calibrator, so go figure! --Olaf
Canon DSLR Challenge11-Oct-2004 15:48
I tried using curves and liked the following settings: locked the mid-tones on the RGB-channel with a point at 128/128 and then adjusted the black point input/output = 26/0. Also removed the slight blue color-cast by a point on the red curve at116/127 and blue curve at 140/127. May not be to your liking, but I thought it was an improvement. --Olaf
Canon DSLR Challenge11-Oct-2004 15:40
Carsten, a beautiful photograph of a beautiful woman! Seems a bit "milky". Could be easily fixed by adjusting the black point and maybe also the midtone point to compensate for the altered black point (using Curves or Levels). --Olaf