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what a gal

Ok, I know I've been raving on about how good the FZ20 (a point & shoot) is for some time now. It's great, and I believe the numerous photos in the photo archive prove it. My DSLR buddies are feeling a bit neglected, so now I'm going to run a few shots from my Canon 10D for a while.

While the FZ20 rocks in good light, dark venues like clubs and indoor shooting is not its forte. This is the realm of DSLRs, and will be for a long time to come. People say that point & shoots will finally take over as technology improves, but at least for the next 10 years it's not going to happen.

This shot was taken at the Imperial College Fashion show on the 21st of March 2006. The model is one of our students, but unfortuantely, I have no idea who she is (if you know her and are reading this, do drop me an email). She just happened to look into my camera as I was about to press the shutter - and wow!

Only thing I'm not too sure about is the male model in the red shirt at the left of the scene. Is he too distrating for you? Or should I leave things as it is?

Update: She's called Ali! Thanks for helping me id her Preya and Atul. :)

what a gal

Ok, I know I've been raving on about how good the FZ20 (a point & shoot) is for some time now. It's great, and I believe the numerous photos in the photo archive prove it. My DSLR buddies are feeling a bit neglected, so now I'm going to run a few shots from my Canon 10D for a while.

While the FZ20 rocks in good light, dark venues like clubs and indoor shooting is not its forte. This is the realm of DSLRs, and will be for a long time to come. People say that point & shoots will finally take over as technology improves, but at least for the next 10 years it's not going to happen.

This shot was taken at the Imperial College Fashion show on the 21st of March 2006. The model is one of our students, but unfortuantely, I have no idea who she is (if you know her and are reading this, do drop me an email). She just happened to look into my camera as I was about to press the shutter - and wow!

Only thing I'm not too sure about is the male model in the red shirt at the left of the scene. Is he too distrating for you? Or should I leave things as it is?

Update: She's called Ali! Thanks for helping me id her Preya and Atul. :)

comments (19)

  • Suby
  • 25 Mar 2006, 00:18
Suby is liking very very much. Love the look from the model, love the way she is stood, love the lighting, loce the smoke bellowing from down below. HATE the guy in red, please please remove him quick, he is killing this exquisite shot, wayyyyyy to distracting. When he has been removed, I will give you your 10/10 marks smile

All in all, wonderful shot smile
The male model in the red shirt improves the photo by creating some tension in the composition, especially as he is mysteriously out-of-focus and is looking directly at her. Otherwise it would just be a photo of a model posing for the camera, albeit a well-executed one.
Crisp and sharp...I'm really impressed with this Duane.
  • skee
  • 25 Mar 2006, 04:29
Thumbs up ...really high! Great shot! leave as it is.
  • Dia
  • 25 Mar 2006, 12:16
Very impressive, this one could be easily posted in a fashion magazine, I like it a lot!

mmmmm I dont know about the guy in the red, my humble opinion, maybe it would look better if he wasnt there but again he adds a mysterious feeling being out of focus and with all the smoke below, so I guess, red guy included or not, its an excellent photo smile
  • Micki
  • 25 Mar 2006, 12:22
Wow! What a shot.

Well, I don't pp, so I say, leave as is. It's like he's standing in the wings, waiting for her to give him just one glance...a shimmer of hopeful prospects.
Well executed. The guy in the background should be removed from the photo. Way too distracting.
Nice shot dude! To contribute to the red guy dilemma, I think he helps to add a sense of 'depth' to the runway actually. If he weren't there, I'd not have figured this to be some show but just a portrait. The faint blobbies on the middle right are a little distracting though for me, funnily enough.
  • test
  • Hempstead, United Kingdom
  • 25 Mar 2006, 16:21
this is a test
  • Duane
  • London, Great Britain
  • 25 Mar 2006, 18:22
This is a test.....
  • sk
  • 25 Mar 2006, 22:57
great shot, Mr Bong. This is the first "portrait" I have seen from U and it is superb
  • Sidney
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 26 Mar 2006, 11:57
Wow ! Fantastic shot! I agree with Martin. Leave the guy with the red shirt !
  • John
  • Near London, United Kingdom
  • 26 Mar 2006, 12:20
Good capture on the cat walk.
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 26 Mar 2006, 15:20
Great shot. Excellent pose, eye contact, good lighting... The guy at the back is a bit distracting though. It's funny that his head almost blends in with the blackground, almost like he's an invisible man... tongue
  • clarence
  • Irving TX, USA
  • 26 Mar 2006, 15:35
Great shot!,, I'm sorry ,, did u say there was a male model in the background wink
  • Andy
  • London, England
  • 27 Mar 2006, 05:31
What a gal indeed! The shot almost makes her look like a living doll, Manequin stylee!
Great series of fashion shots Duane....top stuff.
Phil
Lovely shot! I like her facial expression.
  • eterisk
  • United States
  • 22 May 2006, 15:18
A pretty picture of a pretty girl.

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