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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Black & White III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Date: Nov 12, 2006
Aperture: f/2.5
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Fashion, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 12, 2006

I like parts of this but something in the processing isnít agreeing with me. Letís see what you think ;) (guess it was the oversharpened teeth :)

Levels
Converted to black and white
Burned
Dodged
Curves
Cloned hair from eye and lip
Sharpened
Sfw

Thank you :)


Statistics
Place: 4 out of 424
Avg (all users): 7.1930
Avg (commenters): 8.8065
Avg (participants): 7.0526
Avg (non-participants): 7.4737
Views since voting: 4093
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 171
Comments: 60
Favorites: 18 (view)


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02/23/2007 02:05:09 PM
Oh now this is a masterpiece!
Can't find a single thing wrong with it - you just looked at it too long is all.
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01/23/2007 02:26:56 PM
aww soooooooooo close
She is stunning and you filled the frame so beautifully Loves it!!!

Congrats on the top five ;) gorgeous.
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01/23/2007 01:32:54 PM
Wow...shes gorgeous!
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11/27/2006 09:57:38 PM
Love this!
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11/22/2006 06:09:51 PM
Absolutely stunning!! Love It! Congratulations on a 4th place
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11/22/2006 05:51:37 PM
The natural beauty of this image is breathtaking.
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11/22/2006 05:20:12 PM
The eyes!
How did you get her eyes to look like that? Did you selectively process anything just to them?
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11/22/2006 02:34:50 PM
Congrats on your 4th place with this beautiful shot!
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11/21/2006 12:18:25 PM
Starkly outstanding. I came back for another look after the challenge. I think the softer images seduced my votes at the time but it is the character of your photo, harsh as it is to me, that draws me back. It's enduring.
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11/21/2006 12:13:03 AM
the llamanatrix does it again!!!! sweet score!
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11/20/2006 11:03:09 PM
wow. one of the best face shots I have seen in a long while... amazing.

mH
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11/20/2006 09:19:49 AM
Congrats on the 7+ score and creating such a very worthy photo. It is stunning to say the least.
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11/20/2006 07:28:40 AM
I loved this photo as soon as I saw it in the challenge! I'm so glad it did so well! Congratulation!
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11/20/2006 07:19:50 AM
Phab photo Eden!! Great fin :)
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11/20/2006 06:38:10 AM
Lovely shot. such a great model too. congrats!
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11/20/2006 05:53:19 AM
Eden, fantastic shot, fantastic score! Congrats on your 4th.
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11/20/2006 03:32:14 AM
Captivating.
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11/20/2006 02:43:25 AM
congrats this is lovely!
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11/20/2006 02:11:20 AM
Congrats! Pure beauty. One of my favorites.
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11/20/2006 12:50:48 AM
great definition
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11/20/2006 12:49:05 AM
A compelling character deliniation with great excitement being bumped by the facial expression and then the lovely hair! Congratulations on your 4th place.
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11/20/2006 12:46:38 AM
woohoo! Eden ROX!
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11/20/2006 12:44:12 AM
This is just so striking, a really awesome portrait. Congratulations on top 5.
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11/20/2006 12:18:27 AM
Just knew this would be up with the best......congrats on a well deserved 4th
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11/20/2006 12:12:25 AM
So Close! :) One of my favorite portraits EVER.
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11/20/2006 12:11:20 AM
So glad this did well. One of my favs.
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11/20/2006 12:07:41 AM
YEAAHHHH JAXED! LLCL!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/19/2006 11:06:22 PM
Excellent beauty, just a bit hot over the her left eye, and upon second glance the stray hair over the same eye is distracting, but still a 10.
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11/19/2006 10:13:02 PM
Now THAT'S a great B&W portrait! One of the best in the bunch. 9
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11/19/2006 07:16:27 PM
wonderful detail! 10
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11/19/2006 08:27:06 AM
Beautiful portrait!
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11/18/2006 02:05:08 PM
Wow!
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11/18/2006 02:18:47 AM
Wow, incredible clarity. Sharp and good contrast. Nice shot. 10
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11/17/2006 05:52:08 PM
Brilliant portrait I like it, if only the teeth weren't so oversharpened this would have been a top contender! It will probably do well though knowing DPC :)
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11/17/2006 05:41:40 PM
nice - 7
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11/17/2006 01:51:36 PM
This is a great capture. One of the few 10's in the challenge. The details of her complexion mixed with the flowing, curvy hair, is just wonderful. Nice job.
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11/17/2006 09:00:41 AM
Incredible texture. I have never seen this picture before. fav and 10
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11/16/2006 11:42:55 AM
Great portrait! Homage to Carly Simon! :)
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11/15/2006 11:43:03 PM
Just an awesome portrait, with this one.....I love the look.....
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11/15/2006 09:01:31 PM
great portrait. 8
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11/15/2006 03:03:21 PM
Very nice b&w conversion!
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11/14/2006 11:12:15 PM
I love this photo, I usualy try to sugest a way to make it better, but I don't think you could, I admit I'm not a black & white enthusiast, and found it dificult to judge this challange, this is one of only two 10s in my scoring. good luck.
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11/14/2006 10:27:25 PM
Incredible!
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11/14/2006 09:54:14 PM
the crispness of focus on this portrait is SO well done.
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11/14/2006 09:42:30 PM
Great use of lines and highlights.
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11/14/2006 01:54:02 PM
lovely capture & the square crop works so well. great freckles.
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11/14/2006 10:29:31 AM
A recent threads was about photos that take your breath away, I would definitely say this is one of those type photos for me, and I'm not even a big fan of portraits. I could look at this forever and not find a flaw with it. Excellent!
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11/14/2006 10:22:35 AM
Like all of this image..her, the hair, the wind, the freckles, the light!! Just super work.
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11/14/2006 12:08:44 AM
I love this. Great lighting on the hair, great expression on a very pretty girl.
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11/13/2006 07:27:17 PM
Most excellent close up portrait. Splendid composition/crop and with perfect contrast.
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11/13/2006 05:31:12 PM
I love this shot it has clear focus and the eyes are wow factor on there own. I think the composition of this shot is just perfect very good alll round
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11/13/2006 02:56:29 PM
I love the way this is converted - mostly blue channel? Skin tone is amazing. Incredible movement in the hair. Great job!
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11/13/2006 10:43:16 AM
Really nice portrait. One of the best I've seen.
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11/13/2006 09:06:12 AM
Very detailed beautiful shot, love the crop it helps with the movement of the picture, she really comes alive with the sparkle in her eyes and the wind blowing in her hair. You have captured nice subtle highlights everywhere, nothing over done here to me its perfection! 10
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11/13/2006 08:56:09 AM
i like how you zoomed in on the face instead of having a background
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11/13/2006 08:08:57 AM
Excellent crop, detail and focus on the eye. Love the hair over her face. Good one. 8
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11/13/2006 04:24:58 AM
very compelling image.-10-
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11/13/2006 03:25:49 AM
great honest image...so clear and 'honest'...well done 8
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11/13/2006 01:28:14 AM
a little haloing from whatever sharpening algorhythm you used (in her teeth mostly) but i don't care. i freaking love it. my fave so far.
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11/13/2006 12:56:08 AM
Great clarity...like this shot
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