Dramatic Light: Film Noir

Challenge #29 in the Ways of Seeing series. Hosted by jezsik.
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Film noir usually refers to Hollywood films of the 40's and 50's that dealt with "hard-boiled" characters and featured lots of shadows. For this challenge, read up on the film noir movement and submit an appropriate image. Make it dark, make it gritty, make it heavy, cool and dramatic - and be sure to de-emphasize colors.
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Femme Fatale
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Shot in (surprise surprise) a bar. The lighting didn't need too much of an assist to go for the film noire look.
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Submitted: Sunday, 14th February, 2010 16:55 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 6th February, 2010
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: F1.8
ISO: 100
Notes: There has been *very* minor tone curve work to get the exposure entered. Subject was lit via a bounced flash brought off the floor at an angle.
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