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Italian Girls -> HERE <- (beauty contest) ^_^ Warning many images

Discussion in 'Photojournalism, Candids and Street Photography' started by SayCheese, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. SayCheese

    SayCheese

    83
    Jan 25, 2009
    Italy (Padova)
    Hi, this night I attended a beauty contest in my town. I was there as spectator with my fiancée, but I managed to bring home some pictures (also) for you :tongue:

    I couldn't leave my seat, so all the pictures have the same point of view.
    I used the D700 + AF-D 80-200/2.8 only.

    I had the SB900 with me, but imho the light wasn't too bad.

    Here they come, comments and critiques are very welcome.

    1) The presenters, the woman is a rather famous italian singer of the past: Jo Squillo
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    2) Some singers:
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    3)
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    4)
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    5) Finally the girls, with evening dress
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    6)
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    7)
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    8)
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    9)
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    10)
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    11) and swim-suit
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    12)
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    13)
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    14)
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    15)
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    thanks for looking, and..... "please, visit Italy!" :biggrin:
     
  2. i spent 2 years in italy
     
  3. nice stuff
     
  4. I like girl #4 :biggrin:

    Or ar we supposed to comment on the images? Nice shots!
     
  5. SayCheese

    SayCheese

    83
    Jan 25, 2009
    Italy (Padova)
    Thank you Dave.

    Where were you living in Italy Andrew?

    Thank you Kees, this is for you :wink:

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  6. SayCheese

    SayCheese

    83
    Jan 25, 2009
    Italy (Padova)
    I know Aviano, never been there, but I have a dear friend and some relatives from Pordenone, and I live not too far away, in Padova :smile:

    I hope that you had a nice time in Italy.
     
  7. That was enjoyable :wink:
     
  8. SayCheese

    SayCheese

    83
    Jan 25, 2009
    Italy (Padova)
    Andrew, actually the first singer (pict. n°2) was from Pordenone.. I know that because she was in late and the director was quite angry, yelling "I don't mind if she is from Pordenone, she should leave earlier and be here in time, .... bla bla bla"

    Thank you Dez, I'm glad you liked those girls.. :biggrin:
     
  9. Tough gig! but... nobody's gotta shoot the pretty girls I guess!
    You did very well considering the poor lighting!
     
  10. Very nice set. Good light and poses. Well done.
     
  11. Its where i found my love for photography

    i would have had more fun if i was singal, mostly for the reasons you posted :wink:
     
  12. Gandalf

    Gandalf

    905
    Nov 15, 2006
    Arkansas
    Nice shots. Bet that was fun.

    My stepdaughter lives in Arezzo.
     
  13. great shots..overall looks like great exposure..some of the faces look a bit unexposed to me...
     
  14. i just keep coming back to this post...#12 is incredibly beautiful.
     
  15. SayCheese

    SayCheese

    83
    Jan 25, 2009
    Italy (Padova)
    Thanks to all!! :) 

    Bill, my uncle is now working in Chiusi de la Verna, near Arezzo.
    http://maps.google.it/maps?hl=it&q=maps+chiusi+verna&ie=UTF8&split=0&gl=it&ei=ye1zSr6SDZSqsAbQy6WSDA&ll=43.620171,11.963425&spn=0.400649,0.617294&z=11&iwloc=A
    There is a beautiful monastery where S. Francesco lived.. it's a very beautiful place, perhaps not very famous. I would like to come back there soon to take some pictures.


    Anthony, #12 is my favorite too.. she was the most "complete" imho (posing, body, face, character)
     
  16. slipstream

    slipstream

    141
    Dec 29, 2006
    Hook, UK
    contestants 7, 8 and 9 stand out for me. All great lighting and DOF. Image 13 is especially "cheeky"
     
  17. SayCheese

    SayCheese

    83
    Jan 25, 2009
    Italy (Padova)
    Thanks Kev, I was undecided between img 8 and 13, but I think that #13 is the best one indeed..
     
  18. OCIR

    OCIR

    Mar 24, 2009
    MD
    Sono nell'amore!
     
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