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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Superpowers (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Front Yard
Date: Nov 30, 2008
Galleries: Abstract, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2008

Post Challenge: Wow, thanks everyone. This was a fun score to watch during the week. Some asked how this was done, it was actually fairly simple. We were outside, and it was windy, hence the white specks (snow) and the blown hair. I used two strobe lights one pointed at the camera directly in front of the model ( the orb of light) and another strobe with a white umbrella about 7 or 8 feet in front of the model and pointed at her. The strobe pointed at the camera did pretty well at obliterating the stand and chord hanging down, but I did have to clone out some. I also cloned out a small lens flare on her shoulder. This was shot in the incandescent mode to give the shot a blue overtone. The model is my sister.

shot at:
f/14
1/500
ISO 400

This is a copy of the original after RAW conversion.
745702.jpg

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 65
Avg (all users): 8.0179
Avg (commenters): 9.1154
Avg (participants): 7.8710
Avg (non-participants): 8.0511
Views since voting: 8472
Views during voting: 539
Votes: 168
Comments: 78
Favorites: 73 (view)


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11/21/2009 06:45:40 PM
INTENSE .. !!!
i'm at a loss for words to describe how excellent i reckon this is ..
i'll have to make it a fav so i can feast my eyes whenever i like ..:)
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12/14/2008 11:41:16 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon. I thought during voting this would be a ribbon winner, lovely light and great colour. What a great score as well!
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12/13/2008 04:48:13 AM
Excellent result, congratulations, it does not happen every day that a pic scores >8!
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12/12/2008 08:13:05 AM
WELL DONE!
you have a greate sister model.
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12/12/2008 12:29:05 AM
Excellent job and gratz on the blue ribbon.
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12/11/2008 04:28:00 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon, excellent shot!
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12/10/2008 01:14:16 PM
Really well done, congrats!
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12/10/2008 01:51:40 AM
This is wonderful.
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12/09/2008 11:01:08 PM
pretty clever, with your simple setup... I think the snow helped you tremendously.

ETA:

and you are 17! you have some great skills already--unlimited potential. Hopefully you are looking into a photography career.

And probably a packer/badger fan to boot! Nice!

Message edited by author 2008-12-09 23:02:46.
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12/09/2008 08:21:25 PM
Beautiful! Way to jump right past those pesky 7.XXXX scores and leap headlong into the 8's! Awesome. Congratulations!
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12/09/2008 07:23:24 PM
Great execution and amazing result. Well done!
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12/09/2008 04:28:59 PM
Would you mind sharing at what power the strobe that fired into the camera was set at?
GREAT shot!
Debbi
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12/09/2008 02:01:27 PM
wow, great shot!!!! congrats on your ribbon! love it!
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12/09/2008 12:01:29 AM
Beautiufl image...congrats on the blue. I love it.
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12/08/2008 10:39:48 PM
Beautifully done...has a real NARNIA look about it...
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12/08/2008 07:29:57 PM
awesome! You earned it.
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12/08/2008 05:02:55 PM
I did not get far enough in voting to give this a ten but I would have, stunning image!
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12/08/2008 04:02:01 PM
Proficiat! I gave it the 10 it deserved.
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12/08/2008 02:06:37 PM
This is brilliant. Well done.
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12/08/2008 01:08:39 PM
Absolutely amazing shot! A very well deserved first place!
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12/08/2008 01:06:03 PM
My only ten in this challenge. Congrats :)
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12/08/2008 10:48:11 AM
LOOK at that score! AMAZING! Congrats!
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12/08/2008 09:04:13 AM
Just incredible. Beautiful photo.
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12/08/2008 07:29:18 AM
Amazing - blew the competition away. this deserves the 8 score
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12/08/2008 04:48:15 AM
Really beautiful image - would love to hear how you accomplished the lighting effect. Congrats on a fantastic score!
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12/08/2008 02:55:54 AM
Dude, this is by FAR the best shot in the challenge, it´s awesome!
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12/08/2008 01:53:08 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon and massive score!
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12/08/2008 01:00:05 AM
This is so beautiful! I love the flowing strand of her hair and the delicate way she's holding her hands. Congratulations on your very well deserved Blue, Trevor.
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12/08/2008 12:55:15 AM
Yeah - this is so deserving. Could you perhaps tell us how you did this?
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12/08/2008 12:53:42 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved top place. The photo is truly magnificent.
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12/08/2008 12:50:56 AM
Stunning! Truly deserved awesome score.
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12/08/2008 12:45:45 AM
Beautiful, fantastic (in the sense of fantasy) image. Congrats on your first ribbon, new personal best, and an incredible score!
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12/08/2008 12:40:08 AM
This was my pick to win, I love this model and the whole picture is beautiful. Well done on ribboning, muchly deserved. :)
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12/08/2008 12:29:35 AM
Congrats on a great image, and also great for the challenge even though it looks like luminating light and not exactly electricity. The exposure of the orb is so good though that it does look like she is harnessing a great power.
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12/08/2008 12:18:40 AM
WTG Trevor...WOW
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12/08/2008 12:14:01 AM
Congrats on an awesome image!
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12/08/2008 12:06:25 AM
Right where it should be. Grats!
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12/08/2008 12:04:02 AM
Congrats! This deserves no less!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2008 09:05:32 PM
i love the beautiful, dreamy quality of this photo. very magical!
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12/07/2008 08:40:30 PM
Fantastic!! Surely one of the best to actually meet the challenge
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12/07/2008 02:10:57 PM
My challenge favorite and likely my only "10" -- kudos to you!
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12/07/2008 04:41:57 AM
Great colours
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12/06/2008 06:10:06 PM
wow nice, love the "artifacts"
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12/05/2008 11:39:47 PM
My favorite shot in this challenge. The soft blue tones make this shot great. 10 from me.
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12/05/2008 07:09:21 PM
Excellent idea with a great result! Love the cool blue color tones as well. 8
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12/05/2008 02:57:34 PM
Has a Kapluggin feel to it, flawlessly done

also: curious to see how the dots surrounding the glow were created
bumping to a 10
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12/05/2008 02:31:48 PM
This is purely amazing!
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12/05/2008 01:28:39 PM
Wow amazing PS....nothing bad to say about this one, good work. 9 from me.
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12/05/2008 12:19:07 PM
My favorite so far. 8.
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12/05/2008 10:25:17 AM
Love the light on her face and the blue tones.
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12/05/2008 08:34:55 AM
Great image. 10 ( I gave only 2 tens in this challenge)
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12/05/2008 03:52:39 AM
and the winner is........Great shot.
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12/05/2008 02:05:26 AM
I like the fragility in this superpower figure
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12/04/2008 02:44:08 PM
very dreamlike... i expect this to ribbon 9
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12/04/2008 11:26:51 AM
Very cool, first one I've seen that doesn't depend on the title, so well done! Would love to see how you did this, too.
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12/04/2008 08:00:19 AM
beautiful, love the look on her face and color in this, back to boost you up
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12/04/2008 07:24:41 AM
No doubt about it - a ribbon. stunning shot wish i had taken it
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12/04/2008 02:56:20 AM
Fantastic!
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12/03/2008 07:17:53 AM
1st place. Great photo.
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12/03/2008 02:08:18 AM
Cool lighting
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12/02/2008 09:55:32 PM
Blue! Best of the bunch!
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12/02/2008 09:09:29 PM
top 10
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12/02/2008 01:25:28 PM
My favorite! Lovely photo... 10
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12/02/2008 11:13:37 AM
very well done, this is gorgeous, even down to the strand of hair that is flying out towards the light. A front page winner for sure
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12/02/2008 12:27:56 AM
Stunning photo. I find it the standout of this challenge. 10 and a favourite.
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12/01/2008 05:18:47 PM
By far the best in show. Not voting in this challenge, otherwise I would have given you a 10. Congrats in advance for the blue!!
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12/01/2008 04:56:13 PM
What a beautiful image! The lighting and processing are superb. 10
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12/01/2008 11:24:36 AM
I love the use of color and composition .... it really brings the viewer in
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12/01/2008 10:59:51 AM
The winner imo.
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12/01/2008 10:49:17 AM
Incredible. 10. I would be interested in hearing how it was done.
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12/01/2008 10:14:07 AM
This is awesome! You've got the blue locked up. You should take your sister out for lunch or something for being such a great model for this. I had highhopes for mine until I saw this one.
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12/01/2008 01:47:18 AM
Ok .. I smell another winner in here :)
Perfect lighting, composition and .. hmm every thing. 10!! :)
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12/01/2008 01:23:46 AM
stunning and beautiful.
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12/01/2008 12:51:43 AM
Wow. Very beautiful. She looks very elvish...ala. Lord of the Rings. Voting it a 10.
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12/01/2008 12:42:35 AM
This is truly fantastic and a clear winner in my opinion. Well done, here... take a pat on the back while I bask in the awesomeness of this image. 10
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12/01/2008 12:41:52 AM
a ribbon winner...good luck in advance
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12/01/2008 12:25:50 AM
Wow. Great use of monochrome.
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12/01/2008 12:08:23 AM
WOW!
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