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Eyes Of The Soul
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Challenge: Headwear (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Nov 14, 2006
Aperture: 22
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Nov 14, 2006

Thank you everyone. :)
Played around with sat and hue and this is what I ended up with. Really happy it was received well. :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 244
Avg (all users): 7.5106
Avg (commenters): 8.2692
Avg (participants): 6.8941
Avg (non-participants): 7.8600
Views since voting: 28547
Views during voting: 522
Votes: 235
Comments: 82
Favorites: 66 (view)


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11/05/2009 03:56:20 AM
My second best of your work, this image is inngraved in my mind from a long time now :) can't help but come and check on it every now and then :)
01/02/2007 02:54:52 PM
A fabulous shot and well deserved win. Well done.
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11/28/2006 04:06:49 PM
It's lovely! Really!

Emily*

Message edited by author 2006-11-28 16:07:43.
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11/28/2006 01:19:26 PM
every now and then an image that makes me smack my forehead and exclaim: "why didnt I think of that"! nice job!!
j

http://JMLphotography.ifp3.com
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11/25/2006 06:24:08 AM
I gotta say I would almost 100% have liked this better in full color, I kindof dislike selective desat but there is no argument from me that it´s done very tastefully here, congrats on the ribbon, what is it, 7 now this year?
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11/24/2006 03:30:32 PM
Softer focus on the eyes works well here as does the desat. Well done on another Blue ribbon. Great work.
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11/23/2006 09:06:03 PM
Rudy, this ROCKS!!! Like every picture you shoot! COngratulations!!
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11/23/2006 08:35:23 AM
Very nice work, friend. A most unusual eye color, indeed :-) Congrats on the blue.
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11/23/2006 07:05:06 AM
I really do think this one is beautiful!
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11/23/2006 06:27:47 AM
Great Job! I would like to see the uneditted image too.
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11/23/2006 12:15:36 AM
Congratulations! The contrast between the greys of the skin and the colours in the headpiece and eyes is quite striking.
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11/22/2006 11:19:56 PM
hey great job congrats! really nice job
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11/22/2006 11:04:25 PM
Thanks everyone for the great post challenge comments... :)
11/22/2006 08:33:39 PM
Wow neighbor!! you have the talent, way to go!
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11/22/2006 07:53:43 PM
Congrats. Nice matching of the jewel color with the eye color.
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11/22/2006 05:43:35 PM
Congratulations on your blue with another excellent image! Great work!
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11/22/2006 04:16:24 PM
The magic of Hue&Sat and a creative mind :) So well done Rudy. Congratulations!
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11/22/2006 04:07:43 PM
Wonderful picture Rudy, Congrats on the blue, it is well deserved.
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11/22/2006 03:29:31 PM
Congrats on your blue, Rudy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You deserve every bit of it - it's a fantastic shot - one of my tops!
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11/22/2006 11:34:33 AM
OMG congrats Rudy!!!! Glad this was legal and a well-deserved 10++++
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11/22/2006 10:16:33 AM
Big congrats man!
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11/22/2006 09:23:04 AM
Congrats for this fascinating and well deserved blue ribbon composition!
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11/22/2006 09:18:29 AM
This is so incredibly striking! Mega congratulations once again!

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11/22/2006 09:18:12 AM
hey man. Congratulations on the BLUE!!!

Message edited by author 2006-11-22 09:18:26.
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11/22/2006 09:10:23 AM
Gorgeous image. Congratulations on your well deserved win.
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11/22/2006 09:02:34 AM
Very beautiful, congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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11/22/2006 08:34:51 AM
Beautifully done!!! Congrats on the blue!!
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11/22/2006 06:17:26 AM
Wonderful image, congrats on your ribbon!
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11/22/2006 04:52:38 AM
Rofl! my daughter just said "dont vote on this its soooo weird and too big but it's nice though"..lol :P well congrats. it IS "nice". Beautiful in fact. and amazing score! Congrats.



Message edited by author 2006-11-22 06:29:40.
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11/22/2006 01:10:09 AM
A most powerful presentation to lead the field in this challenge. The captivating stare is piercing more so because of the partial view of the face. The dangling yellow amber stones adds to its magic. Indeed super strong presentation because it has been achieved in b.e.

A big congratulations on this study and of course, the Blue to reward your superior effort! Rudy, your talent appears to multiply like rabbits. lol
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11/22/2006 01:04:50 AM
Yeah baby! Keep it up Rudy and you will drag our team across the finish line all by yourself. Well done (once again!!!)
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11/22/2006 12:56:26 AM
Rudy!!! sweet shot friend, congrats on another blue ribbon! I saw it in the challenge and new it was a ribbon, and I thought it was yours too :)
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11/22/2006 12:48:39 AM
Can you share how you did the desat in basic without mesing with the colors of the jewels and the light they cast on the skin? Really cool effect, would love to get the details.
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11/22/2006 12:46:57 AM
Not much left to say other than congrats once again on another stunning image. Well done my friend.
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11/22/2006 12:41:42 AM
Stunning image. Congrats!
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11/22/2006 12:36:06 AM
Rudy! Great shot! Congrats on a new ribbon! :D
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11/22/2006 12:29:31 AM
Great image... little bit of anisocoria going on, btw. Congrats on your ribbon!
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11/22/2006 12:22:17 AM
Congrats on the blue! Nice shot
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11/22/2006 12:19:54 AM
BTW...your WPL card has been updated ;)
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11/22/2006 12:18:53 AM
congrats! gorgeous shot!
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11/22/2006 12:13:57 AM
the standout image of the challenge Rudy...well done, well deserved...you are sensational and on top of your game week in week out...keep it up
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11/22/2006 12:10:47 AM
You rock. Congratulations on your blue!
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11/22/2006 12:09:31 AM
Hauntingly beautiful.
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11/22/2006 12:09:27 AM
Fantastic....congrats Rudy...you rock!
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11/22/2006 12:08:23 AM
Congrats!! knew this one was a winner!!
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11/22/2006 12:07:43 AM
Another one for the Q man!
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11/22/2006 12:06:47 AM
Congrats man! Awesome Awesome Image! You are a mad man ...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/21/2006 10:35:06 PM
Awesome!
11/21/2006 08:27:01 PM
Wow was my first thought.
Love the eyes and other colors!
Got a 10 from me, good luck..
11/21/2006 10:59:43 AM
Excellent photo.
11/21/2006 09:16:56 AM
nice colors management
11/20/2006 07:42:12 PM
Amazing shot! I love how she is not centered int the photo, and the selective desat fits this perfectly.
11/20/2006 06:19:46 AM
nice, could have done with al little less smoothening of the skin imho.
11/19/2006 09:18:29 PM
Super cool with a hard hitting presentation that immediately engages the viewer. What a lovely mystical artistic study. Another bump. Well, here I am again. Considered this image and it is simply a knockout. LIke from 6 to 7, then 7 to 8 and now 9. Very good work and good luck.
11/19/2006 05:46:41 PM
Far too overprocessed for me.
It just doesn't look real.
11/19/2006 01:47:04 AM
Wow, wondering how you did this...

Interesting capture, although since the theme is hats and the focus here is the eyes your score is lower.
11/18/2006 05:28:27 PM
superb picture....10
11/18/2006 07:41:34 AM
excellent desat work and the best of the lot for me.
11/17/2006 12:28:38 PM
Beautiful colours and soft focus!
11/17/2006 09:42:57 AM
I like everything about this shot except the colorless skin, a little too pale and blue..
11/17/2006 09:13:27 AM
Very nice use of light and shadow. Great composition as well. Don't care for the desat of the skin, but opinion aside a great photo!
11/16/2006 11:57:27 PM
Beautiful color and sharpness.
11/16/2006 10:37:54 PM
A truly captivating photo - received my highest score for the challenge.
11/16/2006 05:12:48 PM
This is such a beautiful picture! Good use of color and focal point, eyes contain so much emotion and passion, which your picture truly captures.
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11/16/2006 02:25:56 PM
Beauty good entry, good luck in the challenge! I really like this one.
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11/16/2006 02:19:56 PM
the blur washes out her face too much, especially compared to the sarpness of the cloth & the stones
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11/16/2006 08:22:59 AM
very nice coloring.
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11/16/2006 08:02:35 AM
hope this is legal...you should get this validated cause it's a ribbon winner in my view...good luck with this 9
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11/16/2006 01:57:38 AM
Great shot
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11/15/2006 09:33:19 PM
Gorgeous! Love the amber tones. Great use of selective desat too. Maybe a tad too much NI, but I'm slicing hairs. 9
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11/15/2006 08:56:22 PM
Great eyes and colors. Perfectly cropped. Back to bump you up to 8. OK (back yet again) what was I thinking? 9
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11/15/2006 08:32:56 PM
love this shot it speaks of mystery and magic. I slos liike the fact that there is not much makeup 9
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11/15/2006 05:59:40 PM
This is absolutely beautiful. I love this picture. Great job!
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11/15/2006 04:48:18 PM
wow!...well done...mesmerizing
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11/15/2006 04:27:34 PM
Lighting (1 pt.): 1
WoW?!?! (2 pts.): 2
Picture Quality (3 pts.): 3
Idea (3 pts.): 2
Title (1 pt.): 1
Overall Score: 9
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11/15/2006 03:36:52 PM
Beautiful - just beautiful.
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11/15/2006 11:51:03 AM
Hauntingly beautiful! {9}
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11/15/2006 09:25:18 AM
very nice
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11/15/2006 08:55:30 AM
Awesome shot! The only thing that bothers me, is how her face looks to be smoothed out (possible by Neat Image) but the thing she is wearing seems to be more in focus. Nice shot over all. You will do well with this one.
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11/15/2006 01:25:14 AM
Great colors and selective desat. This works well and should ribbon. Good luck!
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11/15/2006 01:18:32 AM
very lovely destat
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11/15/2006 12:37:26 AM
I would love to see how this was done in basic editing!! 10 (if it's legal!)
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