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Creeksong December 13, 2018, 08:19 AM
Although the judges, here, don't seem to value portraits, in general, I think this may be the best portrait I have ever taken. Through the accident of one overhead light slightly to one side of Ilana's head, the effect is superb. (brilliant, one might say.) I didn't do it. I just intuitively recognized superior lighting and started snapping. Being that she is used to me with the camera in my face, her mood or demeanor didn't change an iota. As nobody else has recognized my best portrait, I feel justified in favoriting it, myself. Thank you Ilana. Most of the credit goes to you.
mramshaw December 14, 2018, 04:21 PM
the way the light curves around her face is rather lovely.

portraits are tricky, if it speaks to you then that is good.

it seems to be a natural expression, but reveals little.

Creeksong December 14, 2018, 05:30 PM
True, mramshaw. I guess the purpose of a portrait is to reveal the essence of the subject. A stranger would have little means of knowing if that was accomplished. Thank you for commenting.
Creeksong December 14, 2018, 07:36 PM
As sometimes happens, the judges, to whom I look, respectfully. for help in improving my skills, have reconsidered this photo and raised the score from 20 points. I would like to acknowledge. that they have done that, and thank them within the forum, so I can stop feeling foolish for addressing their point score, in the first place. Thank you!
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