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2nd PlaceSnow White
aimeethetoo


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Challenge: The Brothers Grimm (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Ohio
Date: Oct 5, 2008
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Oct 5, 2008

[Oct. 8th, 2008 09:11:46 PM]

I was pleased and confused to check my score on this shot about an hour past roll-over...an 8.667?!! That's a number I have never seen past three votes! I kept an 8 until vote 50. It was hard to see it go. As I write this, I am at about 140 votes and have been dropping like a rock in the past ten votes (currently 7.82). I hope this doesn't continue!

I started this shoot by taking Rowan outside in her Snow White dress to take a shot of her eating "the apple". I processed that shot and liked it so well I almost quit then thinking I'd skip on my vision and just enter the shot of her.

I printed the shot of Rowan and taped it to a little mirror that I use everyday. I bought a little curtain trim to tape to it to make it "fancy". My "crown" is also curtain trim (taped to a headband). I pulled out all my fun make-up and had a blast trying to do my face in an evil yet somewhat becoming way that was necessary for the "second most fair" in the land.

I took this shot in our studio. Tim was available to hit the shutter on the first few attempts and then he needed to leave so I had to use my big toe to hit the plunger. I have to tell ya, it's really hard to try to look all cool & evil & stuff while you are wriggling your toe to hit a tiny button that is almost three feet away and suspended in the air!

I am very pleased with how it turned out and I hope this score get's me a ribbon but I suspect there are plenty of "7 plus" scores in this challenge. If nothing else, I hope it stays above 7.48 so it can dethrone my stupid "Peepcock" as my new personal best!!

Boring details: Shot in RAW - RAW conversions. Photoshop - levels, neat image, dodge/burn, blur, USM, minor cloning, curves, desat, hue/sat, super fun happy action, crop, save for web.

The shot in the mirror - 730169.jpg

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE GREAT VOTES & COMMENTS!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 82
Avg (all users): 7.7805
Avg (commenters): 8.8611
Avg (participants): 7.8837
Avg (non-participants): 7.7531
Views since voting: 8179
Views during voting: 572
Votes: 205
Comments: 89
Favorites: 23 (view)


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10/19/2008 08:35:28 AM
Excellent shot, congrats!
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10/17/2008 12:28:23 PM
Congrats on this amazing image---well deserved ribbon !!!
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10/15/2008 06:11:20 AM
Lovely shot, Aimee - very good indeed! what a beautiful daughter shot too - I would probably have put it in as well, and then see who is fairest of them all - close tie?

Anyway - I have this picture of you tottering on a stood in your studio, with your flexible big toe fishing around for the mid-air button, and the image is a hoot - (made me laugh, anyway), and I would have loved to see some of you trying to get the shot. Never mind, this is the real pix. I am most impressed with the shot in the mirror - your printer must be fantastic - which one is it?

Anyway, congratulations on your ribbon - very well deserved!!!
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10/14/2008 10:19:40 PM
Fantastic! You're amazing!
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10/14/2008 04:36:22 PM
Originally posted by aimeethetoo:

Originally posted by yanko:

Is there a reason why you didn't just use the timer?

Sheesh man...give me some credit! I may be blonde but... : ) I have several reasons for using the plunger...not the least of which was to allow me to stay put rather than continuously resetting myself (under black fabric - getting my hands and mirror right - resticking my cheapo fingernails, etc.). It's not like a simple bubble shot or deer head! ;)


LOL.
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10/14/2008 02:29:41 PM
something almost pre-Raphaelite about that image in the mirror. good work. nice to see you kicking timfy's butt again!
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10/13/2008 09:22:50 PM
Originally posted by yanko:

Is there a reason why you didn't just use the timer?

Sheesh man...give me some credit! I may be blonde but... : ) I have several reasons for using the plunger...not the least of which was to allow me to stay put rather than continuously resetting myself (under black fabric - getting my hands and mirror right - resticking my cheapo fingernails, etc.). It's not like a simple bubble shot or deer head! ;)
10/13/2008 08:38:24 PM
Is there a reason why you didn't just use the timer?
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10/13/2008 06:59:49 PM
Very well done! I especially like the part about firing the shot with your big toe. :D
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10/13/2008 05:53:25 PM
Amiee, This picture is amazing. I knew it was yours the second I saw it and thought it would totally win this challenge. There were a lot of good entries but I think this should have taken the blue and then some. Congrats on your new ribbon and a new PB.
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10/13/2008 04:54:16 PM
OHMYGOSH!!!!!! I love, love LOVE this!
Debbi
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10/13/2008 04:26:15 PM
Wonderful shot and concept, Aimee! I love it when people jump right into a challenge like this and pay such attention to detail. Well-deserved ribbon!
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10/13/2008 12:22:58 PM
Congratulations, Aimee, on a well-deserved ribbon. I've been around long enough now to have recognized you, but wrongly assumed you were modeling for Tim's entry. Love the story, too. Cheers!
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10/13/2008 10:47:37 AM
Trick or Treat, Happy Halloween. What a treat for you're idea well executed. Very nice shot. Did you use PS-liquify on the eyes?
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10/13/2008 10:43:25 AM
Big congrats Aimee! and Rowan :) This was my fave from the challenge. It's picture perfect.
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10/13/2008 10:05:36 AM
Congratulations Aimee. Can't believe I'm sharing the front page with one of the amazing too's!!!
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10/13/2008 09:57:04 AM
Amazing vision and shot!
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10/13/2008 09:56:22 AM
Very cool! Congrats! I hope your toe is ok!
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10/13/2008 09:48:16 AM
Oh Aimee! A genius shot, executed flawlessly! Sorry you didn't hang on to your 8. It deserves it, but then, with a 7.78 finish, it's hard to feel too sorry for you :) Congratulations on so many levels for this!

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10/13/2008 08:31:18 AM
Just amazing Aimee. Congrats on your 2nd place finish.
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10/13/2008 07:23:00 AM
Well done Aimee! Should have figured this was you given the photo on the mirror and the fact that you and Tim are so gifted, especially with portraits.

Truly one of my faves!

Stan
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10/13/2008 07:11:12 AM
Absolutely Awesome!!! Congratulations on the Ribbon!!!
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10/13/2008 06:54:09 AM
Wonderful shot! Love the lighting! What was your setup?
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10/13/2008 06:21:31 AM
Originally posted by MattO:

Originally posted by timfythetoo:

You are so hot!


You are just saying that to try and get in her good graces since she may cook for you in the near future!


Yeah...cooking....that's what he's after. ;)
10/13/2008 04:10:12 AM
SUPER job, Aimee! Congratulations.
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10/13/2008 03:34:00 AM
Very, very well done! Congrats on the red and a great score!
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10/13/2008 02:47:44 AM
Great finish. Damn that's creepy. LOL
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10/13/2008 01:32:44 AM
Originally posted by Melethia:

And the peepcock is dethroned!

I thought you meant Tim, until I read the comments.

Congratulations, Aimee. Wonderful photo!
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10/13/2008 01:27:30 AM
whoah what a score - big congrats!
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10/13/2008 01:07:35 AM
a fantastic score and a brilliant image Aimee
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10/13/2008 01:05:55 AM
DESERVED to RIBBON by a MILE, and I FEEL the BEST in the competition by FAR.....
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10/13/2008 12:55:12 AM
Absolutely stunning and creative image, Aimee! Also love the photo of Rowan. You did a lot of work to get this perfect (right down to the nails and the wriggling toe ;-) and I'm delighted for you that it paid off. Big congrats!
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10/13/2008 12:38:12 AM
And the peepcock is dethroned! Excellent image from concept through execution. Nothing against the first place shot (you know me and B&W) but this was my top pick for the challenge by a long shot - simply perfect for the challenge. Could be used as a movie poster! Love the bit about the big toe.... I'll have to try that some day.
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10/13/2008 12:29:31 AM
Excellent shot and hell of a score to boot. Grats!
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10/13/2008 12:23:48 AM
Originally posted by timfythetoo:

You are so hot!


You are just saying that to try and get in her good graces since she may cook for you in the near future!

Great shot and wonderful score. Congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/13/2008 12:18:21 AM
Woo... congrats on the personal best! I once had a 7.80 PB and came in secondľ now you know what that feels like, too. ;-P
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10/13/2008 12:16:19 AM
You are so hot!
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10/13/2008 12:15:24 AM
Congrats!! I love this image!
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10/13/2008 12:14:57 AM
This is wonderful, and a favorite of mine. Congrats on the red.
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10/13/2008 12:11:20 AM
I had this picked to win - absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations!!
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10/13/2008 12:11:01 AM
Well done! Congrats!
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10/13/2008 12:09:39 AM
Originally posted by the99:

Awesome image. Excellent light and composition. Surely i will see it in front page

Congratulations, madame! really very deserved
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10/13/2008 12:05:46 AM
Aimee this is AWESOME! This was one of my 10s. I loved what you did with the mirror. And that photo looks beautiful too. Congrats on the Red and a new PB too!
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10/13/2008 12:05:30 AM
Congrats, Aimee! BEAUTIFULLY done! A wonderful RED Ribbon for you... and quite deserved.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2008 09:34:52 PM
Where's the mole on your nose? Nothing wrong with a little DPC double-dipping. (no vote)
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10/12/2008 09:01:29 PM
This looks brilliant, great lighting. If I were you I'd have held my right hand more straight-on and less to the side, to really make it look like you're holding a hand-held mirror. The position of your hand makes it obvious to me that it's a photo frame and doesn't have a handle. Other than that minor detail, this is awesome and think it'll do very well.
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10/12/2008 08:13:21 PM
Tens are rare for me. This one gets one. Well done.
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10/12/2008 07:44:50 PM
Ohhhh....so wicked!
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10/12/2008 06:55:43 PM
Awesome image - my favorite in the challenge
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10/12/2008 04:27:07 PM
Very nice!
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10/12/2008 10:34:46 AM
Love the composition and the dark on dark. My choice for the blue. Congrats.
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10/12/2008 01:00:22 AM
Wonderfully executed shot with great lighting.
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10/11/2008 05:44:17 PM
Awesome!!!! Wicked styling & lighting!!! 9
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10/09/2008 03:40:29 PM
My favorite shot in the Challenge! Great job!
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10/09/2008 02:56:12 PM
a winner 8
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10/09/2008 01:40:44 AM
Excellent shot. One of the best. Nicely costumed, made up and posed. Is taht a picture in the mirror? Very well done. 10
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10/09/2008 12:09:19 AM
Great job, those eyes! terrific illusion
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10/08/2008 06:57:14 PM
Absolutely wonderful! The green eyes (jealousy), the blue eyes (innocent), the evil sneer captured at a perfect angle. This is just stunning!!!!

I am looking forward to your explanation of how you did this, my family and I have been arguing over the potential process ever since this came on the screen.

A well-deserved 10! And I sincerely hope a ribbon, as well.
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10/08/2008 12:26:45 PM
My favorite of the challenge. Good luck!
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10/08/2008 08:47:03 AM
WOW! That is just a wonderfully stunning photograph. I really like it!
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10/07/2008 10:01:52 PM
The green eyes really make this picture stand out
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10/07/2008 06:51:28 PM
Excellent effect.I love the costume.
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10/07/2008 09:31:50 AM
this is my favorite photograph in this challenge! great job, i love it!
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10/07/2008 03:51:32 AM
I like the concept a lot and I can't argue you have great lighting and good composition, but for some reason it seems like something is missing to me. Maybe it would have been more authentic looking with a cool background like a stone wall lit by torches or something.
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10/06/2008 11:30:19 PM
Very nicely done...I think the left side of the model's face is a bit too darkened...hides it
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10/06/2008 10:51:42 PM
hmmmm..I ve seen those eyes before. Doesn't your husband wear pink dresses?
good job!!...10
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10/06/2008 07:51:41 PM
Excellent. 10
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10/06/2008 07:37:33 PM
Stunning! 10+
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10/06/2008 07:23:56 PM
Fantastic work! I think you'll ribbon for sure here!
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10/06/2008 06:23:52 PM
This is my pick to win.
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10/06/2008 05:16:16 PM
Really a nice entry. Good work!
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10/06/2008 04:13:45 PM
Great studio set-up, as always from the too's! Love it.
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10/06/2008 02:28:10 PM
awesome concept! Snow white's face looks a little too young...almost infant like, great photo though
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10/06/2008 12:52:25 PM
Killer! Way to go!
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10/06/2008 12:28:26 PM
Stunning picture! Very well done! I wish I could vote. In that case, 10.
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10/06/2008 11:11:33 AM
Very good Idea. You took a
classic story, that everyone
decided to do, and made it
stand out and grab our attention.
love it.
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10/06/2008 09:45:34 AM
Love the eyes. 9
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10/06/2008 09:30:38 AM
Damn, she's wicked. That's great!!!
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10/06/2008 08:16:17 AM
excellent 9
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10/06/2008 08:12:13 AM
very good. great portrait!
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10/06/2008 07:11:40 AM
WOW, What an amazing shot... 10
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10/06/2008 05:48:49 AM
Snow White is fairer than you! Great job! 10
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10/06/2008 03:52:52 AM
Very clever photography, and well processed.
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10/06/2008 03:39:15 AM
Awesome image. Excellent light and composition. Surely i will see it in front page
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10/06/2008 01:35:32 AM
gorgeous lighting and clarity...
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10/06/2008 01:08:26 AM
This is amazingly gorgeous - wow!!
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10/06/2008 12:41:44 AM
My pick for 2nd place - Great shot.
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10/06/2008 12:21:00 AM
Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner! 10 Excellent work.
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10/06/2008 12:17:02 AM
Ahhh this is nice!!!
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