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  Mini#43 Best/Favourite Photo of 2019
Entry 15 of 35
Candle light dinner       ©2019 Thivi
Panasonic DMC-G80       15th place, 61 points
1/639s, f1.4, ISO 200, 112mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: fine contrast -20%
manual correction of skin imperfections
      Extra Info: None
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Jan 7, 2020
    Thank you all for your nice comments. This was shot in 'Salon de la Photo' in november in Paris. I think the model begins to get bored about the long shooting session and so many amateur photographers trying to make a good shot. That gives this nice enigmatic look.
Lens used is the Sigma 56mm f1.4 which is a fantastic lens for portraits.

I usually find it hard to like my photos but I love this one :)
although it is struggling to collect faves on flickr and not performing well in this challenge, but I am very happy of some very nice comments from you!

Edited on Jan 7, 2020

Jan 6, 2020
    This is a lovely portrait. I consider this an underappreciated gem of this challenge. My #4.

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Jan 6, 2020
    Good portrait. Good sharpness and contrasts, well composed.

Jan 6, 2020
    Excellent portraiture. The colours and details are just beautiful. I would have been tempted to clone out the candle on the left.

Jan 5, 2020
    Technically a fine shot, but what makes it special is the subject's enigmatic expression and an overall sensual quality. I like the overall effect very much.

Jan 5, 2020
    Nice portrait - like the pose and skin tones. Good composition, though I'd rather that the left candle were not so close to her head and that the background foliage were darker,

Jan 4, 2020
    An outstanding portrait that conveys a sense of melancholy. Well done from every aspect

Jan 4, 2020
    A beautiful portrait, technically perfectly shot. Beautiful setting and great bokeh. Love the way the flowers complement her unusual and beautiful dress. A slight melancholy expression makes me wonder what is going through her mind.

Jan 3, 2020
    Beautiful detail in the portrait. The bokeh supports the composition very well.

Please take a look at the three opinion polls in the Forums under 'Site Talk'. They are only open for another three days. Even a vote for 'No Opinion' or 'None of the above' would be helpful. Thanks.

My apologies if you already received this invitation in the Main challenge. I'm simply trying to get everyone's opinion registered before the polls close in three days.

Jan 3, 2020
    very difficult to comment on a challenge where there is no defined subject just people's personal choice.......
well done and thank you for the entry

Jan 2, 2020
    I want to experience a sense of joy in looking at this elaborate setting and comparably adorned subject. However, her expression gives me the sense that she is not happy to be where she is. Very well-done technically. The lighting is handled well, the DOF is used masterfully. The focus and framing are spot on! High in my favs.

On fifth look, she seems to be thinking about something of concern rather than enjoying the moment. I'll probably come back for a sixth look!
Edited on Jan 3, 2020

Jan 2, 2020
    A beautiful subject, well lit and perfectly in focus.

Jan 2, 2020
    How nice to see a portrait for a change, and a really excellent one at that. Not quite sure why, but I just love the candles.
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