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Exposure Date: 2013:08:20 18:53:25;
Make: PENTAX ;
Model: PENTAX K-5 II s ;
ExposureTime: 1/160 s;
FNumber: f/5;
ISOSpeedRatings: 200;
ExposureProgram: Manual;
ExposureBiasValue: 0/10;
MeteringMode: Spot;
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode;
FocalLength: 50 mm;
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm: 75 mm;
Software: K-5 II s Ver 1.00 ;
ExifGpsLatitude: 48 49 48 48;
ExifGpsLatitudeRef: R98;

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I like the somewhat haunting look, and the high-key works well.  I suspect your "little different" comment refers to the sharpening that has been done, and it appears to be very high.  Personally, I think I'd like this photo with less sharpening -- the eyes and expression are quite strong and don't need that added processing (I'm just making an educated guess here, and I may be way off as to how you've processed this).

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There may be more than one definition of high key---but I believe the background and clothing being very light in color or tone is the main thing.  After all, people with much darker skin should be able to have a high key portrait done that does not require making the face unnaturally light.  For artistic reasons photographers can stray from traditional definitions as you have done here.  The black background does draw the viewer to the black of her pupils.

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