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Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Date: Jul 1, 2007
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2008

Claire McAdams
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I bet several people will remember this as mine. It is one of my most popular portfolio image on this site and other sites I am a part of so I thought this would do best. I love this photo, but when I went back to re-edit it for this challenge I couldn't believe at how awful the original shot was. Trust me...it took a lot of levels and cloning to get it looking this good. I hope it does well!

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 484
Avg (all users): 7.1435
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 7.0613
Avg (non-participants): 7.3243
Views since voting: 10188
Views during voting: 485
Votes: 237
Comments: 59
Favorites: 46 (view)


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01/26/2012 12:42:30 AM
Its really pretty! I love it! The eyes are spectacular!

Message edited by author 2012-01-26 00:43:16.
04/13/2011 04:07:45 PM
Beautiful
01/06/2009 01:15:40 AM
How was this not DQed? I thought you couldn't use such tools like the clone tool and what not to change your picture....
01/01/2009 02:58:27 PM
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Message edited by author 2009-03-18 16:37:20.
05/01/2008 10:06:03 AM
Originally posted by justamistere:

Looks great. Okay, so let's see the awful, "Before" version.


mmmm no thanks, i am going to keep that in my happy basket of originals hidden away on my backup drives.

:-D
05/01/2008 09:56:26 AM
Looks great. Okay, so let's see the awful, "Before" version.
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04/06/2008 06:50:37 PM
Beautifully well done. You have incredible insight on what looks good. I was looking at your other shots as well, and I must say, you have a very keen eye. Congrats on 4th!
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02/13/2008 04:51:34 AM
You really made the eyes pop out at you here, and what beautiful ones. Very mechanical stare, and the model looks elvish, green leaves behind her adds to that appeal, very great finish, a winner regardless of missing out on the ribbon.
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01/31/2008 08:09:36 PM
amazing.. magnificent.. magical.. stunning
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01/31/2008 04:51:01 PM
I gave this a 10 during voting. Heh, and I thought it was by 21.gif Larus :)
Stunning portrait work - absolutely beautiful.
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01/30/2008 11:22:45 PM
SOOO CLOSE! congratulations!
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01/30/2008 03:01:56 AM
Congrats on the Honorable Mention!

I've tried, and I mean I've really tried to like this, but I just can't seem to get past the post-processing on her eyes and the oddities in the color & texture (or lack of it in the middle) on her forehead.
Sorry. Just my opinion.
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01/30/2008 12:56:34 AM
Congrats ... a great shot worthy very worthy of the top 10
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01/28/2008 02:07:59 PM
Certainly paid off - congrats on the 4th - that is quite an accomplishment. Wonderful image - the warm tones are great!
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01/28/2008 01:58:30 PM
very nice Portrait. Very nice
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01/28/2008 01:33:30 PM
Lovely - especially her eyes.
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01/28/2008 11:39:27 AM
One of my ten 10s. I remember the original, too. Very striking portrait.
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01/28/2008 11:04:49 AM
gotta say this is stunning. I love the post processing u did. Works a treat.
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01/28/2008 09:55:45 AM
It's lovely.
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01/28/2008 09:25:33 AM
Beautiful.
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01/28/2008 08:57:16 AM
Knew this would finish high. Congrats!

I would love to know how you got that effect in the eyes.
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01/28/2008 08:01:22 AM
Great score, Claire, very nice work, congrats on the awesome score and the top 5.
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01/28/2008 07:07:16 AM
Wow this shot really is amazing! Beautiful work, first time I have seen it also. Congrats on top 5!
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01/28/2008 04:34:06 AM
Nice shot but seen it before.
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01/28/2008 03:29:17 AM
Congrats on HM! You have a great eye for faces.
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01/28/2008 03:17:37 AM
Congrats on your HM, simply beautiful!
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01/28/2008 03:16:05 AM
Beautiful, just beautiful. Fantastic work, Claire and congrats on 4th place.
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01/28/2008 01:20:56 AM
what an extraorodinary pp work!!
please teach me how to process the eyes like that.
Congratulations!!!!
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01/28/2008 01:13:32 AM
Wow! 4th in the best of, woohoo! Congrats Claire :-)
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01/28/2008 12:32:29 AM
Great pics, congrats on the HM!
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01/28/2008 12:23:20 AM
Lovely - congrats, Claire!
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01/28/2008 12:21:40 AM
Congratulations Claire ... you're racking up the 7's now! :-)
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01/28/2008 12:21:11 AM
Wow - congrats on the shot and the placement in this very tough challenge!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 11:17:02 PM
Amazing work. One of my top picks sure to do extremely well.
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01/27/2008 09:41:37 PM
Love the skin tone and the work on her eyes.
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01/27/2008 06:25:31 PM
I love the light in her eyes!
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01/27/2008 05:24:58 PM
WOW... this is almost perfect. The eyes are unbelieveble! Love the skin tones and the DoF. Must be a winner. 9.
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01/27/2008 04:45:13 PM
intense eyes and well controlled DOF.
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01/27/2008 12:13:45 AM
Wow! What stunning eyes! Tack sharp, too. Nice.
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01/26/2008 07:54:41 PM
Beautiful work...
01/26/2008 02:46:00 PM
Hello
Excellent photo, maybe too much sharpen for a portrait ?
9
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01/26/2008 11:38:30 AM
Beautiful light! Top 10 for sure!
01/26/2008 01:45:37 AM
lovely
01/26/2008 12:19:39 AM
Wow.
01/25/2008 03:56:03 PM
awesome eyes,
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01/25/2008 02:22:32 PM
Incredible shot, love the centered composition, you've done a great job with her eyes as well, 10
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01/24/2008 09:59:34 PM
Wow, supurb closeup. 9
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01/23/2008 08:58:05 PM
Very intense, an in-your-face shot. I love the close crop. The colors are just as stunning as the expression on her face. The eyes are a little too sharp and well defined, but oh, what eyes! Startlingly good!
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01/23/2008 02:44:07 PM
Wow - I love her eyes and the dof. Beautiful intense portrait of a beautiful girl!
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01/23/2008 05:08:50 AM
I remember this photo! Loved it then, love it now!
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01/22/2008 11:03:06 PM
Awesome eyes as they just blow me away with her beauty on the outside and also on the inside.....
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01/22/2008 05:57:51 AM
can't be any less that 10...breathtaking beauty, captivating eyes, all captured in glorious 720x720 pixels...10

back to say this is my tip for the blue and I am guessing LARUS
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01/22/2008 01:30:14 AM
Stunning. Her eyes are piercing me.
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01/22/2008 12:21:18 AM
Great! Love the eyes and the lack of focus away from the eye band.
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01/21/2008 10:10:50 PM
Excellent cropping, great lighting and overall processing. The eyes are a little overdone for my liking, but still a beautiful image. Good Luck. 7.
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01/21/2008 08:41:52 PM
This is a winner for me! One of the most powerful portraits I have seen on DPC. 10 and a fave.
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01/21/2008 04:00:02 PM
Love the pose and stare, very intense.
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01/21/2008 03:35:31 PM
mesmerizing
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01/21/2008 10:08:47 AM
WOW! What a great shot. Perfect lighting and focus. 10
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