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Lydia


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Challenge: Holidays (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Jan 5, 2011
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2011

Bokeh hearts from a heart cutout in front of the lens.


[Post challenge] LOL!!! This is my lowest scoring ribbon ever! I was thinking I wouldn't make Top Ten! LOL again!

Thanks, folks and sweet models!

These are two ... ummm... unwilling friends... may I say ... VERY unwilling friends... that I talked into holding unbelievably still in the dark so I could capture them in an "almost kiss".

They're SUCH troopers for even saying they'd try... but then... the reality was, the photographer was not as prepared as she thought she was... and it was awful.

I had a heart cutout in a black cover over my 100mm lens... and the light was so dim getting to the sensor that they had to hold this ... uhhh... uncomfortable pose... for many seconds.

I had them bracing themselves on everything I could find and was yelling, "DON'T BOTHER US" to my kids when they hollered up the stairs if they could do... whatever they were saying.

The two models are really good friends... but not kissing friends. They are so good to me to agree to this.


THANKS to them... and to all of the sweet voters.

Everybody I asked about this (and I have a lot of family) said not to enter it, including myself. We all thought it was too confusing at first.

I'm a happy girl with my ribbon. :)


Here's where I got my bokeh: Heart Bokeh

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 39
Avg (all users): 6.2919
Avg (commenters): 7.7692
Avg (participants): 4.7500
Avg (non-participants): 6.4788
Views since voting: 3438
Views during voting: 325
Votes: 185
Comments: 29
Favorites: 5 (view)


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01/24/2011 10:44:40 AM
Beautiful colors
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01/23/2011 11:12:35 PM
Nicely done Lydia! Congratulations.
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01/22/2011 07:09:31 PM
I'm a little late congratulating people -- I was in England! :)

6.29 for a ribbon? Impressive. :D

Congrats!!
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01/22/2011 03:51:34 AM
Happy to see you finally get that ribbon you've been searching for! Keep up the hard work, you just might ribbon again, but probably not. Don't let it get you down, not everybody can win ribbons week after week, only the really crazy folks can pull that off. You may want to consider entering more frequently, this will increase your chances for success.
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01/21/2011 01:43:56 PM
At this rate, can you let us know which challenges you're entering so we can get into the alternative ones? lol
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01/19/2011 09:08:50 PM
Enjoyed the backstory. A clever, and very original take on an oft-illustrated illusion.
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01/19/2011 04:51:47 PM
wow , I didn't see it at first . Awesome
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01/19/2011 02:05:09 PM
Hehehe. Great story. And who knows, you may have inadvertently acted as Cupid :-)
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01/19/2011 12:13:02 PM
So now, all you need is a red to complete your set for the year. We aren't even finished with January yet! Look at you go!!! Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon.
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01/19/2011 10:04:51 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! LOL at the story of your setup.
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01/19/2011 08:55:54 AM
Great job Lydia! Congrats on the ribbon! This was my favorite from the challenge.
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01/19/2011 07:19:58 AM
Super silhouettes and love the Bokeh hearts in the background, Lydia! Many congrats on your yellow!
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01/19/2011 12:14:07 AM
Well done. Love the bokeh! CONGRATS!
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01/19/2011 12:07:41 AM
Darnsies. I was off by one. :-)
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01/19/2011 12:04:11 AM
You and the hubby? So sweet! Congrats!
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01/19/2011 12:03:39 AM
cheers! you are on a roll!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/18/2011 07:43:52 PM
I like the hearts in the background! :)
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01/18/2011 04:46:50 PM
Wow, my eye was initially drawn in to the hearts, it was when i tried to work out what the black was when i saw the sillhouttes. So just for that and making me go wow its gotta be up there.
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01/18/2011 10:06:10 AM
Grill it and serve with tomato soup.
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01/16/2011 10:55:31 PM
Well done, and I love the heart bokah!
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01/16/2011 04:47:03 PM
The heart Bokeh, really adds to this. Nicely done... 9
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01/15/2011 12:29:16 PM
really nice...
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01/15/2011 04:20:06 AM
Took me a while to figure this one out.
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01/12/2011 06:13:48 PM
hahahah, great, at first I just saw funny looking paper :-)
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01/12/2011 12:45:53 PM
This is a great image. Very well done. I can't quit looking at it. Beautiful.
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01/12/2011 10:03:04 AM
beautiful. too bad this is basic editing, im not sure if denoise would be legal. overall a very nicely done composition. 9
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01/12/2011 09:22:50 AM
Very nice!!
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01/12/2011 08:44:33 AM
Really nice idea, love this kind of pictures with a concept. I would recommend using a lower ISO as there's some noise visible in the back. Also a better focusing on the subjects, the male looks a little unfocused, or maybe it is that he moved just a bit. I guess the hearts were obtained with the technique called "bokeh". It inspired me to do some pictures like this. Good job.
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01/12/2011 12:35:52 AM
I see a vase! Oh, it's two faces. Actually, this image is very neat. I wish the male was as sharply focused as the female, but it doesn't ruin it.
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