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Geisha Glam
1st PlaceGeisha Glam
Qart


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Asia (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Date: Dec 28, 2008
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Dec 28, 2008

Thank you very much. The comments were excellent and I'm so pleased this scored well.
Some of you I'm sure recognize the face, I've used her often enough. Her name is Jacqueline and she's my daughter. She's matured into a beautiful young woman and it's hard to believe that she's still willing to pose after all these years. I know that the images tend to be a bit repetitious but I don't care. For me it's a matter of preference of style and I do believe that after a while we do get better with our technique. I can't think of a better way to keep a tight bond with my kids and I know that one day she'll look back fondly at the experiences we've shared and she might also cherish some of the very cool images of herself after I'm gone. Far better than any ribbon I think.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 106
Avg (all users): 7.1143
Avg (commenters): 8.3810
Avg (participants): 6.8800
Avg (non-participants): 7.2080
Views since voting: 5939
Views during voting: 429
Votes: 175
Comments: 61
Favorites: 10 (view)


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01/07/2009 04:26:11 PM
Beautiful daughter and image. Great makeup job. Congrats on your ribbon :)
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01/06/2009 01:42:59 PM
Beautiful work and editing. Your family is so gorgeous.
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01/06/2009 11:32:46 AM
Absolutely amazing eyes...again! Congrats!!
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01/06/2009 04:32:48 AM
Superb. Congratz on a beautiful daughter, a stunning portrait and a fabulous well deserved blue ribbon.
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01/05/2009 11:29:37 PM
Masterful in many ways. Congrats to you and your daughter.
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01/05/2009 09:00:42 PM
So flawless it almost looks fake. I'm sure she will cherish these images in years to come. Congratulations!
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01/05/2009 08:29:35 PM
Great work, lovely image, Congrats!
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01/05/2009 02:35:41 PM
Should be a Canon ad for the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II. You "do" eyes as well as anyone. Congrats.
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01/05/2009 02:34:32 PM
Very well done, except the lip on one side ;0)
Excellent editing!
Debbi
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01/05/2009 02:23:42 PM
Rudy this is absolutely incredible. I can't believe it only has 1 favorite. Well here is another one for you :)
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01/05/2009 12:34:56 PM
stunning! Congratulations.
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01/05/2009 12:00:11 PM
Well deserved ribbon.
Simply outstanding image
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01/05/2009 11:27:43 AM
Rudy, your daughter is flawlessly beautiful -- breathtaking as a matter of fact! Like a porcelain doll! And this particular photograph is brilliantly Asian. A no-brainer for a blue ribbon. Congratulations, and I think you are so right. There is so much more here than the challenge: This will live on long after the challenge and even the ribbon is a distant memory.
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01/05/2009 10:54:09 AM
Beautiful image. Congrats on the Blue.
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01/05/2009 09:22:48 AM
Very well done. Congrats on the score showing it! :)
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01/05/2009 08:58:53 AM
Congrats Rudy. Been awhile since you were on top. WOO HOO
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01/05/2009 08:50:09 AM
Rudy, another great portrait. Keep these coming! It's so wonderful that you get to share this with your daughter. You are indeed a lucky man to be able to keep the bond so strong. Congrats!
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01/05/2009 07:51:26 AM
Good representation of the Asian culture
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01/05/2009 06:40:10 AM
Congrats Qart, wonderfully Asian
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01/05/2009 06:14:38 AM
brilliant and easily the best portrait IMO congrats
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01/05/2009 05:27:42 AM
Beautiful job with the make up and I like the sorta reverse desat thing, keeping her face in B&W. Very cleanly and well done, that. And your daughter really does make for a stunning, gorgeous model - if I were you, I'd photograph her as often as possible, too. Congrats on the blue!
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01/05/2009 05:24:38 AM
Congrats Rudy!!!

Awesome shot
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01/05/2009 02:35:41 AM
Congratulations on the Blue!
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01/05/2009 01:26:49 AM
anyone who voted this below a 6 should be tarred and feathered! Love it.
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01/05/2009 01:14:54 AM
Congratulations!
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01/05/2009 01:08:21 AM
Both your daughter and wife provide you with excellent modelling services! Congrats on this...thoroughly deserved Rudy
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01/05/2009 01:03:55 AM
I don't think they're repetitious, I think they're wonderful - this one especially. Congratulations on the blue, Rudy.
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01/05/2009 01:03:09 AM
WHO is the BLAZERS gave this 2's and 3's or even 4's..... SHAME on YOU.....
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01/05/2009 01:01:17 AM
RUDY this is TOTALLY one of the BEST portraits I seen all year here at DPC..... CONGRATULATIONS OF THE BLUE RIBBON.....
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01/05/2009 12:56:46 AM
I'm sure Jaqueline will cherish this shot. She is an absolute beauty, and so is the shot. Congratulations on the win.
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01/05/2009 12:55:57 AM
Congrats Rudy.. very powerful image
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01/05/2009 12:37:36 AM
brilliant rudy .. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RIBBON and a fantastic score ... and i totally agree with your sentiments .. it can be a wonderful bonding experience with your kids if they agree to pose for you and i'm sure she'll cherish the photographs you've taken of her .. 'cherish' .. appropriate choice of words there .. :)
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01/05/2009 12:12:49 AM
Brilliant! Honestly I didn't like when I saw in small size but when I saw in full size.. no words to describe..Congratulations!!
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01/05/2009 12:11:12 AM
Congratulations again!
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01/05/2009 12:10:38 AM
congratulations! Very deserved ribbon. It is an awesome image
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01/05/2009 12:03:31 AM
Hahahaha...somehow I knew. Right Mista....that is enough ribbons for you...! LOL!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2009 08:10:58 PM
Wow, great portrait. The colors are great. Good work.
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01/04/2009 01:32:30 PM
A truly beautiful image. The lighting, make-up, background and composition all come together to make this a very interesting and alluring image. The only distraction I find in this image is the softness on the model's right side.

If I were a betting man I would hazard a guess that this is an image produced by Qart, and if it isn't then you have done a remarkable job of replicating his style. Very nicely done indeed, and I do anticipate seeing this on the front page once the results are in.
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01/03/2009 06:24:53 PM
One of the two 10's I gave out. Simply beautiful.
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01/03/2009 04:47:27 AM
is that a model or a mannequin? seriously, I'm kind of having trouble here. I like the photo, and my only complaint is the expression...
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01/03/2009 01:19:37 AM
Wow. Intense makeup! Perfectly executed, thought the model's eyes almost seem a little too glassy IMO. Great shot though!
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01/02/2009 08:14:11 PM
Riveting. 9.
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01/02/2009 04:45:29 PM
The latest in the 'glam' series! Wonderful shot! Make up is great, and the colors are gorgeous.
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01/01/2009 09:29:01 PM
great image
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12/31/2008 09:53:30 PM
her eyes (make-up) just pull me in...best score given yet...
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12/31/2008 03:05:13 PM
great photo and makeup
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12/31/2008 01:22:36 PM
beautiful!!! very well lit, sharp and shot photo!! 10
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12/31/2008 01:53:45 AM
10 - those eyes are killer how much of the makeup is done in post? great job
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12/31/2008 12:53:55 AM
Idea, makeup, composition, sharp lens, color, 10
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12/31/2008 12:52:15 AM
Wow, great portrait. I'd peg this for front-page material.
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12/31/2008 12:27:02 AM
That is some beautiful make-up work!
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12/30/2008 08:37:03 PM
Amazing make up and color selection. The b/w and color contrast really work for this.
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12/30/2008 07:12:34 PM
good work
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12/30/2008 07:01:17 PM
I love the eyes! This is a striking photo that I can't stop looking at.
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12/30/2008 10:13:03 AM
Gorgeous makeup!
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12/30/2008 01:20:47 AM
stunning, 10
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12/29/2008 09:34:52 PM
Absolutely beautiful. Is this a real person?
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12/29/2008 09:28:56 PM
Nice makeup and the kitchen sink, as well. DPC will fall all over themselves with this one. I kinda wish you had done something more interesting in terms of a pose or something with delicate, graceful hands. So, beyond the great makeup and dress, it doesn't really shake compared to others in your portfolio. Think, Gene Simmons...
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12/29/2008 06:29:14 PM
Gorgeous result.10
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12/29/2008 06:26:33 PM
the idea is securely aceptable and well done. the result is very funny and very winning. particulary I like the work on the face of the model, the white is perfect, the shadows soft,the colours are vivid. little least of sharpness on the umbrella. 9
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12/29/2008 12:15:51 AM
has to be a strong contender...well done 9
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