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Challenge: Rainbow (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC for Canon
Date: Oct 16, 2007
Aperture: f13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2007

Sorry for the delay. Thanks everyone for the great comments and even the few not so great ones. :P
The editing was pretty straight forward. I of course cropped from a larger image and after applying some selectve desat, adjusted hues selectively to achieve the differenet colors. Selective midtone and highlight adjustments were made to lighten the skin and the rest was done by dodging and burning freely throughout the image until I got the look I wanted. I really liked the image alot when done and am extremely pleased to see it received so well. Thanks again.
Rudy

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 93
Avg (all users): 7.5362
Avg (commenters): 8.7188
Avg (participants): 7.1373
Avg (non-participants): 7.6667
Views since voting: 37960
Views during voting: 689
Votes: 207
Comments: 85
Favorites: 83 (view)


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11/05/2009 03:53:09 AM
This one stands out,
01/31/2008 03:46:06 PM
Don't mind me. :) Just cruising your profile for eye ideas. It's all about basic editing this time I guess.
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12/26/2007 08:33:15 PM
Incredible shot, love the detail, great colors, amazing job, very well done
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11/04/2007 03:29:03 PM
How in gods name did two people give you a 1???
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11/03/2007 08:17:17 AM
stunning photo. Congrats, and great to see u back on form!
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11/01/2007 10:43:38 PM
Congratulations on another blue ribbon, you know I love this shot!
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10/31/2007 10:36:28 PM
Very nice Mr Rudy! Congratulations
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10/31/2007 06:39:51 AM
this photo is seriously amazing
i have never seen anything like it
this is just seriously amazing.
it is one of my most favorite photos.
well done on the blue ribbon
it was very much deserved.
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10/31/2007 04:17:18 AM
Great shot, great idea...could have been better without the catch light though...

Congrats!
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10/30/2007 05:51:06 PM
Sure Rudy, great vision for eyes
and you are a lucky man; all the beautiful girls are around you.
Congrats, this image is faultless.
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10/30/2007 03:44:51 PM
Great image!
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10/30/2007 01:48:36 PM
Powerful and lovely image. Very strong fantasy. Ciao.
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10/30/2007 04:58:59 AM
yeah Rudy, keepin up the good work I see. :)
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10/30/2007 04:31:13 AM
congratz ! pity that there is no comments on details about the photo
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10/29/2007 10:39:09 PM
just beautiful! congratulations.
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10/29/2007 04:47:20 PM
thats amazing.
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10/29/2007 03:04:36 PM
wow this is a great shot..
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10/29/2007 03:04:31 PM
thats a tight ass pixture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 4aure
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10/29/2007 01:00:33 PM
Excellent shot.
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10/29/2007 10:42:27 AM
WTG Rudy! Such an awesome idea & image. Well done!
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10/29/2007 10:34:10 AM
What a creative rainbow! I just keep studying it and marvelling at the excellent execution of this! Congratulations on 1st place honors!

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10/29/2007 08:01:45 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, your eye photos are always well done and this is no exception.
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10/29/2007 07:38:28 AM
Awesome shot, definitely my favorite of the challenge, congrats
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10/29/2007 07:29:10 AM
Very Good!!!
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10/29/2007 06:57:45 AM
Well done Rudy! I just had a feeling.
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10/29/2007 05:29:30 AM
Way to go Rudy !!!
Huge Congrats
Glad to see you on the front page with this awesome image.
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10/29/2007 05:20:10 AM
stunning photo..well doen/congrats
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10/29/2007 03:44:13 AM
Well deserved blue for an original idea and well executed shot. Congrats!
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10/29/2007 02:05:25 AM
A worthy winner Rudy...this is superb...you are an excellent photographer
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10/29/2007 01:55:59 AM
Congrats Rudy. Tell me you didn't poke an eye doing this and that this one represents your second attempt. :P
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10/29/2007 01:50:58 AM
Stunning shot! Congrats on the blue, Rudy.
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10/29/2007 01:27:12 AM
can i ask how you sot that shot with that lens, or did you just not list the lens you used when submitting?
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10/29/2007 12:53:38 AM
Let me guess... you used your beautiful wife again? ;-) Congrats ...
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10/29/2007 12:52:06 AM
congrats on your blue, but honestly this doesn't really appeal to me. The focus on the lashes is very harsh compared to the iris and skin which seem too smooth to me, the pencil being out of focus and the harsh lines in the catch light also make this less appealing for me
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10/29/2007 12:52:02 AM
B E A U T I F U L ..... and so deserving oof the BLUE.....
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10/29/2007 12:51:36 AM
Dang, and I was just wondering the other day, "where the hell has Rudy gone..."
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10/29/2007 12:44:38 AM
So very creative. Congrats on the Blue!!!!
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10/29/2007 12:34:06 AM
another brilliant qart ... i had a look thru this challenge altho i didnt vote and this one stuck out firstly as a qart !!! .. and secondly as a great idea .. then of course came the ability to carry it off .. the end result is of course outstanding .. congratulations on another ribbon to add to your incredible collection .. all the best from roz .. :)
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10/29/2007 12:23:44 AM
Congratulations on a very well deserved ribbon and an excellent shot.
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10/29/2007 12:20:16 AM
I knew this was the blue when I voted on it. Congrats - wonderful photo.
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10/29/2007 12:11:48 AM
WOW!! Great job. I didn't vote but this definitely deserves it's blue ribbon.
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10/29/2007 12:08:53 AM
How did I not guess that this was yours. :) Beautiful work Rudy.
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10/29/2007 12:05:27 AM
Masterful! Congrats! :-)
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10/29/2007 12:03:45 AM
Yeah, this was the one 10 I gave out. Great execution and post- work.
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10/29/2007 12:03:12 AM
Congrats!!!
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10/29/2007 12:01:36 AM
beautiful work as always, Rudy. congrats!
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10/29/2007 12:01:08 AM
Congratulations Rudy on a job well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/28/2007 06:32:03 PM
I like the idea and the execution of this image, but the sharp pencil right by the eye gives me the heebie-jeebies.
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10/28/2007 04:04:01 PM
Very nicely done! 9
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10/28/2007 02:40:43 PM
wow...I love eye shots! you have done a superb job with this. I don't know how she kept here eye open for this! I can't get anything near my eye...well done 9
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10/28/2007 12:19:48 AM
That pencil is so close! :) Good one.
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10/27/2007 03:49:32 PM
i absolutley love this! except the glare keeps bothering me but what do i know, lol well its a great shot
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10/27/2007 02:09:48 PM
Great idea and lovely colors!
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10/27/2007 10:57:12 AM
This must be the winner
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10/27/2007 02:25:06 AM
Wow is all I can say! This is a brilliant idea, well-executed! Sooo cool.
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10/26/2007 09:46:22 AM
good job!
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10/26/2007 12:06:43 AM
Now this is so far outside the box, your not even in the same room as the box. It is great to see this kind of approach to this challenge. It is very creative and has so much going for it. Thank goodness this was in advanced editing it allowed you to be totally creative and bring us this wonderful image.

I love the focus it is spot on and the contrast is beautiful. This has a welcome feel to it and the use of colour pulls us in. Very nicely done.
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10/25/2007 09:07:08 PM
Very cool image. It reminds me of an ad for color digital copiers - and bringing color to life kind of thing. Great post-processing. One of my top three favorites. Best of luck.
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10/25/2007 06:04:33 PM
Fantastic! You should have used a blue pencil, because it's the colour you should get fort that shot...
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10/25/2007 04:08:31 PM
The best picture in this challenge!!! Congrats.. Really creativ!
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10/25/2007 03:16:04 PM
Absolutely fantastic!! Only nitpick would be that the catchlight in the eye is rather large in relation to the entire shot.
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10/25/2007 07:59:58 AM
A very novel idea, expertly executed. i normally hate eye macros, but this is amazing. I do, 'though, wish the umbrella wasn't reflected quite so obviously.
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10/25/2007 05:40:43 AM
I loved this picture... apart from the lighting set up reflected in the eye.
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10/24/2007 10:03:46 PM
Nice concept. great detail
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10/24/2007 07:30:24 PM
Gave 6 ,for me if you left out pencil would have been higher.
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10/24/2007 04:38:01 PM
Amazing detail. Fresh idea. Great execution. 10.
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10/24/2007 04:26:15 PM
If that doesn't win I'll eat my camera.
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10/24/2007 11:34:45 AM
Woah, this is a wonderfully done photo, 10
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10/24/2007 08:57:54 AM
Very very pretty!
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10/24/2007 07:46:33 AM
Very cool use of color
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10/23/2007 10:04:48 PM
The b/w conversion with color is so incredibly well done - The lightness of the skin and and darkness of the lashes really help this one jump off the page. You have done an excellent job of using diagonals to focus our attention and create life in the image.
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10/23/2007 07:40:22 PM
Nice photoshop work, 10
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10/23/2007 07:23:20 PM
So beautiful!!
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10/23/2007 07:19:30 PM
Wow, surreal image. Good luck 9
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10/23/2007 05:05:40 AM
very cool. too bad the soft box is so visible in the eye
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10/22/2007 10:29:28 PM
My highest vote in this challenge, fantastic! Very creative, great take on the challenge theme.
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10/22/2007 08:11:53 PM
Nice Macro and use of rainbow.
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10/22/2007 07:16:01 PM
Wow, this is a great shot, I am thinking it MAY be slightly bending the rules, I have requested the SC get further info, but I am voting it as a 9 because its great, hope it passes validation!
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10/22/2007 04:34:08 PM
Excellent! 10
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10/22/2007 12:00:15 PM
Looks like a winner. ;-)
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10/22/2007 11:14:40 AM
Gorgeous image - perfect for the challenge (IMO).
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10/22/2007 07:33:22 AM
Interesting take on the challenge. Great detail and idea. Has a feel of Qart about it. I expect this to score well.
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10/22/2007 01:10:36 AM
Eight.

This is beautiful. The desaturation works really well. And the colors are fab.

I'll be very interested in knowing how you did this.
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10/22/2007 12:46:04 AM
Beautifully photographed, creative and unique
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10/22/2007 12:40:20 AM
great picture! i love the idea, the catchlight is a little distracting but other than that perfect!
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