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Challenge: Female Portrait II (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portraits
Camera: Canon EOS-60D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Location: Home
Date: Sep 1, 2011
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 1, 2011

Sitting at 30 votes and a score of 8.1667. It's going to be a looooong week!!
80 votes down and now at 7.600
138 votes and now at 7.5507

My local Club had a subject of fragments and I thought a jigsaw puzzle fit the challenge well. I liked the idea of someone holding a piece in their hand and the eye is such a strong part of a portrait image that I think it works well (The image for the club was done in a one hour rush to get it entered). I managed an honor for the local club and and was thinking how cool it would be if I could use that image at DPC if only there was an expert editing challenge. 5 weeks later and here it is...YAY. This is the Club image Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_971732.jpg
I'm excited that this image has done so well. Thanks for the votes and comments.
I shot and edited this the night before rollover (rolls at 2.00pm here in OZ). Wishing I had smoothed the edges of the puzzle but apart from that I'm happy with the image.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 49
Avg (all users): 7.4751
Avg (commenters): 8.6538
Avg (participants): 7.1481
Avg (non-participants): 7.5325
Views since voting: 4729
Views during voting: 463
Votes: 181
Comments: 52
Favorites: 14 (view)


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11/24/2012 07:24:39 PM
Is this a self portrait? The model(or you) is gorgeous!
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03/27/2012 08:30:45 PM
How could anyone vote this a 1? Wouldn't it be great if when you received a certain number of 10s the 1s would fall off.
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09/16/2011 10:38:42 PM
Congratulations on the win! I must say, I thought I almost had it, judging by the score but in the end, this is a great photo to lose out to! Wonderful photo and great editing - difficult to compete with! :-)
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09/16/2011 09:34:29 AM
Wow!!!! This is brilliant! I'm so amazed!
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09/15/2011 05:57:14 PM
wondeful work here! love it!
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09/11/2011 07:08:52 PM
Excellent work Maria. Congrats!
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09/10/2011 06:28:07 AM
Congrats, great work!
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09/09/2011 08:00:52 PM
Congrats on your blue!!
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09/09/2011 06:34:24 PM
This is simply exceptional. Wonderful creativity. Huge congrats on your much deserved blue!
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09/09/2011 12:37:11 PM
Outstanding work here. Really top notch stuff! :)
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09/09/2011 11:17:59 AM
Happy to see some creative stuff with these portraits. A fun result here for sure.
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09/09/2011 08:52:08 AM
Certainly the blue in my book. Congrats.
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09/09/2011 06:31:08 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/09/2011 05:08:09 AM
Congratulations! I was one of the twenty people who gave this a 10. My entry also had a jigsaw puzzle and look what it got us? :)
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09/09/2011 01:53:40 AM

F A N T A S T I C............................ from shez xox

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09/09/2011 01:41:36 AM
This is fantastic. I would love a tutorial on this. <hint hint>
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09/09/2011 01:41:22 AM
Congratulations, Maria. Beautiful image, clever idea, and it's better than your photo club one.
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09/09/2011 01:17:38 AM
Congrats, Maria!
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09/09/2011 12:48:01 AM
Good shot! congrats on the win.

Looks similar to a shot that I did a long time ago, even similar title.

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09/09/2011 12:40:41 AM
I gave this a ten... I'm so glad it's the blue. (But, I think the fingers could be holding the piece just a smidgen more believably).

I love the focus and the total idea of this. Well done! Congrats on your ribbon!
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09/09/2011 12:25:14 AM
Congrats on your blue, well deserved.
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09/09/2011 12:18:43 AM
Congrats on your blue!!!! This image is so strange in that I can see it's in b/w but I think it's in color!!!
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09/09/2011 12:15:06 AM
Congrats with Blue Ribbon!!

I commented while voting, and still think the same about the puzzle effect, and the piece "she's holding" is corny and has fakish shadow. but hey!.. you did win and I didnt! ;) Congrats!
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09/09/2011 12:01:57 AM
Yeahhhhh, it did get the bluey > congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/08/2011 02:40:41 PM
Would have been a great portrait without the puzzle pieces, but adding them is a nice touch for an expert editing challenge.
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09/08/2011 01:51:04 AM
Now that is too cool. 9
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09/07/2011 09:49:33 PM
There's no doubt in my mind that this is my favourite!

The reason I'm not giving it a ten...? The floating puzzle piece could have a smoother and more solid cutout like the other pieces.

Great job!
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09/07/2011 04:20:16 PM
I have always wanted to do an edit of myself with this. Looks like a lot of fun. When the challenge is done you should do a "How'd they do that?" for the site. I think it will be a fun add.
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09/07/2011 01:03:20 PM
nice twist
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09/06/2011 01:58:35 AM
Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous, fabulous, did I say fabulous?
Super concept and execution...
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09/05/2011 10:12:09 AM
Great shot. This should score very well.
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09/05/2011 02:56:45 AM
I like this well done 9
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09/04/2011 09:12:39 PM
Sooo well done. 10
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09/04/2011 09:36:32 AM
Wonderful. One of my top picks.
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09/04/2011 03:31:27 AM
The 21_F.gif RamblinR image. Very nicely executed; I've only scored one image higher.
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09/03/2011 03:12:34 PM
nice nice nice
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09/03/2011 10:01:00 AM
Very well done. I like connection between the name and actual pictures.
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09/02/2011 09:30:32 PM
Cool idea!, amazing clarity on the model! (and I may say she looks fantastic aswell!) ;)

But!.. the Puzzle effect is a bit too fake, with too much depth shadow, and the lines dividing are quite disturbing.

If you just had uploaded the photo without the puzzling, it would get a 8-9 from me (even not having any "Expert Editing" visible, but I believe you did a great face treatment.

Good luck in the challenge!
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09/02/2011 06:09:10 PM
Very cool technique! Wish the piece she was holding looked a little more realistic, but overall, very well done!
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09/02/2011 03:41:06 PM
nicely done!
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09/02/2011 03:17:29 PM
Beautifully lit and framed, and a clever if not super original idea. My only knock is that the overlay of the puzzle pieces is unconvincing; If you could have shot a white puzzle, or found a graphic that was more than line and a drop shadow, it would have given this that little extra push to the top. I put this in my top five.
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09/02/2011 02:06:46 PM
This idea was used many times and the result ends up looking a bit odd. There is no interest in the shape of the removed piece. An unfortunate choice of overlapping.
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09/02/2011 12:23:25 PM
Beautiful woman! Very clever idea and excellently executed. I love it!
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09/02/2011 10:58:35 AM
Terrific shot and love the puzzle.
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09/02/2011 09:05:10 AM
Terrific. One of the few who used Expert Editing to their advantage.
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09/02/2011 08:29:14 AM
The obvious winner in this challenge. Very nicely done!
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09/02/2011 08:16:37 AM
Excellent creativity 10.
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09/02/2011 07:50:42 AM
awesome
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09/02/2011 12:50:37 AM
Nice idea. Well done.
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09/02/2011 12:45:46 AM
wow , nice idea and execution
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09/02/2011 12:28:33 AM
Oh well...this will be on the front page.
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09/02/2011 12:21:35 AM
great portrait and clever display a winning combination
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