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Challenge: Portrait Without Eyes (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Ottawa
Date: Dec 7, 2015
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Date Uploaded: Dec 8, 2015

I was doing an on location photo shoot with this lovely young lady when I came across this picture hanging in the bathroom. I thought it would make a great shot, and would work well for the Framed! challenge. I was very happy with the result.

I didn't enter it there because I thought it would do poorly due to the frame on the picture being so small, thus not 'prominent'.

I was hesitant about submitting it for this challenge as well, as I figured there would be a lot of "this isn't a portrait" comments and votes. I guess I got lucky that there were a lot less than I expected. It was a quick search of previous portrait challenges resulting in finding this image that convinced me to go ahead and submit it.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 45
Avg (all users): 6.9130
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 6.2000
Avg (non-participants): 7.2041
Views since voting: 1838
Views during voting: 197
Votes: 69
Comments: 19
Favorites: 3 (view)


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12/19/2015 05:07:41 AM
Beautiful...
12/17/2015 08:19:42 AM
I think this is a lovely image and it was my highest score. Congratulations on your red ribbon.
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12/16/2015 09:53:59 PM
Originally posted by snaffles:

Congrats on the red! Is this from a meetup?


It was a one-on-one arranged through the model group on meetup.
12/16/2015 09:20:19 PM
Originally posted by Tiny:

Originally posted by smardaz:

Originally posted by covenation:

I'm not making this a discussion but I did just cross reference 6 dictionary definitions and 2 of them stated "especially the face in some instances". But they all said "likeness of a person". But yes you were correct in that it could be any medium obviously...if you are correct then I'm certain the panel will boot it, no? In this case the photographer decided to display the likeness in obvious ways, and they did not incorporate the eyes...


you're both missing the big picture, and that is, she's got a great ass!


yeah, i,m off to the Portrait Gallery in a mo to see more :)


That's what I was hinting at in my previous post. I think the individuals who were stuck on the "rules" of art and not enough on breaking the rules for this challenge. After all, isn't that what DPC encourages?

The photographer definitely displayed her "likeness". It's a beautiful image and very well composed. The extra framing in the background completes it. Well done!

I really should start entering in some challenges. I just recently started visiting DPC again. We'll see what happens!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/16/2015 05:16:09 PM
Originally posted by smardaz:

Originally posted by covenation:

I'm not making this a discussion but I did just cross reference 6 dictionary definitions and 2 of them stated "especially the face in some instances". But they all said "likeness of a person". But yes you were correct in that it could be any medium obviously...if you are correct then I'm certain the panel will boot it, no? In this case the photographer decided to display the likeness in obvious ways, and they did not incorporate the eyes...


you're both missing the big picture, and that is, she's got a great ass!


yeah, i,m off to the Portrait Gallery in a mo to see more :)
12/16/2015 03:34:17 PM
Congrats, nicely done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/16/2015 03:26:37 PM
Originally posted by covenation:

I'm not making this a discussion but I did just cross reference 6 dictionary definitions and 2 of them stated "especially the face in some instances". But they all said "likeness of a person". But yes you were correct in that it could be any medium obviously...if you are correct then I'm certain the panel will boot it, no? In this case the photographer decided to display the likeness in obvious ways, and they did not incorporate the eyes...


you're both missing the big picture, and that is, she's got a great ass!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/16/2015 12:32:12 PM
Wonderful juxtaposition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/16/2015 07:51:55 AM
Congrats on the red! Is this from a meetup?
12/16/2015 04:11:42 AM
I'm not making this a discussion but I did just cross reference 6 dictionary definitions and 2 of them stated "especially the face in some instances". But they all said "likeness of a person". But yes you were correct in that it could be any medium obviously...if you are correct then I'm certain the panel will boot it, no? In this case the photographer decided to display the likeness in obvious ways, and they did not incorporate the eyes...

Message edited by author 2015-12-16 04:14:32.
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12/16/2015 03:24:56 AM
"A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant"

not in my world
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/16/2015 01:29:07 AM
Actually it is a portrait. To be technical, based on the rules for this challenge (cannot show eyes), one must incorporate the head and shoulders of a human.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/16/2015 12:07:58 AM
look at the histogram.. congrats on the deserved ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/16/2015 12:06:33 AM
Congrats on the red. Lovely work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/15/2015 09:24:40 PM
Can't help but compare/contrast tushes. But... Not, butt but, but "but"...

But it works!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/15/2015 07:53:40 PM
Top shot. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/12/2015 03:49:43 PM
Very very artistic. Very nice composition Top 3 for me. Give 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/09/2015 12:07:03 PM
I think this is out of context
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12/09/2015 08:57:11 AM
Nice but not a portrait.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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