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Mamiya RZ67 Pro II, Ilford Delta 3200


exploring new areas. trying new film types.




© 2010 Konstantin Alexandroff (Dirty Angels .Net -- [link])
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Very intriguing.

The model's extreme thinness, combined with her pose, lends itself to a sense of the surreal, like a serpent-woman crawling up from the gutter to sun herself under the streetlights. The choice of location and the black-and-white color scheme fit each other very well, juxtaposing the modern quality of the model and her attire with a nineteenth-century type of setting.

And at last, there's the mystery inherent in the photograph's title: Who is 'she'? What is her darkness? She looks faintly troubled to me, like someone recalling a sad memory, or trying hide something from the world. Despite that, the tilt of her shoulders and neck is proud - perhaps wrongfully so.

Beautiful.
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Critique by ADDPencil Jun 3, 2010, 9:28:27 PM
Love this photo! From the matte reflection of light on the leather to the soft contrasting color of the models skin. The cold hard edges the concrete and stone contribute are so perfectly balanced by the soft curves of the model. For the composition of this photo I find the model to als be perfectly focused upon, allowing the viewer to have no doubt who is the center of this photograph. Using the rule of thirds the models eyes are also 1/3 the way from the top of the photo and her face is right at the intersection of the top third and right third. Bravo! Perfection!
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:iconbillywhitfield:
BILLYWHITFIELD Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
great shoot
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:iconmemoriaenazul:
memoriaenazul Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Photographer
perfect, sublime
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:iconpabloelbendito:
pabloelbendito Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
an artwork. Complimenti!
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westcoast11 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Yea! So Good
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traque01 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
it's an amazing shot: the lamps are blurred, the concrete/pavement sharply illuminated and the model, which seems on the one hand diffused as if she does not belong to the setting, is on the other hand the main attraction! really good and perfectly done.
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StaceyMarsden02 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Love the setting :)

X.
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sasan-ghods Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing
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:iconshiito-kun:
Shiito-kun Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice ='D
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:iconauto64:
auto64 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Damn....
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DelinquentDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Instant jaw dropper :D wow great girl, great scene, great light, great comp. Amazing photo :)
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darrenphillips Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Stunning image
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baker420e Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
I dont know what I can add, but this is very eye catching. Depth of field, contrast, its all there. Great work, looking forward to your submissions.
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:iconmartirio:
martirio Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!
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gleymerei Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Ohmy <3 I could seriously just favorite all of your pictures. Beyond beautiful.
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killerkitty-mau Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Only beautiful ;-)
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:iconzedisnotdead:
ZEDISNOTDEAD Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Artist
awesome!
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14SaiNoNaifu Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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6NAKED6AMBITION6 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
LOVE THE SETTING !
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DrewDreamShots Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Fantastic shot... asks so many questions as to what she is doing in the road.... very strong shot with her log / elongated body and the spray on trousers making it truly memorable..
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:iconmerpy:
merpy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
nicely shot.
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:iconentropictendencies:
EntropicTendencies Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
Lovely.
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:iconkellerfee:
Kellerfee Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010   Photographer
wow!
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
fantastic shot!
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:iconaftermathgraphicart:
AftermathGraphicArt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW...again. Amazing lighting and background!
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:iconmidnight3flame:
Midnight3Flame Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student Photographer
great composition and dof, i love it
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300agrafek Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Like it.
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CatInYourHead Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Beautiful theme!

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:iconacydboy:
Acydboy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Amazing!!
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DannyBravissimo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
one word-WOW!!
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:iconsonar-ua:
sonar-ua Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
не подскажешь условия проявки? я собираюсь работать с этой пленкой.
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:iconkostassoid:
Kostassoid Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
я проявку доверяю лабе, сам только сканирую.
вот подробности по процессу: [link]
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:iconsonar-ua:
sonar-ua Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
дело не в доверии. никакой лаборант не поймет твоей идеи так, как ее видишь ты. и он не присутствовал с тобой на съемке, не видел всех нюансов и прочее. короче самостоятельная работа рулит.
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ariukamo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Superb work!
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FLAMES999 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
:wow:
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printsILike Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What a fabulous idea, great composition :+favlove:
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gustodelbello Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Nice work. Congratulations!
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PutrifiedByApril Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm just in love with this shot!
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Clovermittens Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
wow, so dark and clod.. i love this pocture! Shes beautiful!
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two-smokes Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Beautiful.
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CHARLESRATTERAY Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
lovely composition
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mona-innominata Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010   Writer
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:iconxc222:
xc222 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Very beautiful,Excellent work!
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mona-innominata Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010   Writer
your wonderful artwork is featured here [link] :heart:
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h4tphoto Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Great shot.
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Aguswu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Nice shot.
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KwLeSouder Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Awesome view, nice picture man
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billyblackonline Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Love it!
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:iconakharlamov:
AKharlamov Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I see that u r going well with the RZ!!! The blacks are buffered during the scan resulting as dark grey, I use scan them marking the unexposed frame of the negative as the black point and the letters as almost white, this ussually works if your frame is well exposed. ;)
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Kostassoid Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
oh yes, i really enjoy working with MF. and shooting film doesn't give me any troubles i anticipated given i always was a pure digital photographer. well, i'm far from being any good at it anyway. still trying all kind of films and scanning processes. this one i scanned with ScanGear, which is fantastically comfortable after VueScan but, as many had predicted, i've lost some details in shadows.
and thanks for the technique. i've noticed about the black becoming gray when scanning with VueScan, but i guess it's kind of a feature :) i tweak the hell out of my images in PS anyway, so i only scan to DNG now.
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AKharlamov Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
With vuescan I use to make a single profile for each shot, normally I scan with borders and according the histogram of the preview, I mark the peak in the shadows as the absolute black point (that peak is the black frame) and the white point is normally according the what looks better, I scan several different settings of white point leaving everything neutral using lowest dpi setting and choose the best looking one for the hi-reso scan. Sounds long and boring but it's quite fast and gives the best results as far as I know.

You will loose details in the shadows everytime that you use automatic profiles for scanning, the software is dumb. A friend of mine use to make a slightly different approach, he scans everything very neutral, with no abs blacks nor whites and fine-tunes the file in editing soft, working only on the curves and levels.
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