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Challenge: Leap Day: In The Style Of: Natsumi Hayashi (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-500D Rebel T1i
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: outside
Date: Mar 5, 2012
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2012

purpose of this photo is to do something slightly different. I dont usually do an outside SP so it was difficult.

Place: 10 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.8259
Avg (commenters): 7.5385
Avg (participants): 6.4222
Avg (non-participants): 6.9274
Views since voting: 2267
Views during voting: 564
Votes: 224
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/31/2012 01:10:03 AM
Lovely shot Sofia! I really like the processing here.
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03/17/2012 05:26:48 PM
Congrats on the tt, Sofia! The glamour glow worked for this.
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03/17/2012 12:04:57 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Lovely ethereal feel to this shot, I definitely had it pegged for top 10 which is where I am glad to see it finished (gave you a 7 in voting). You look more like you are floating than levitating, certainly no feel of a jump to it. The relaxed hands, serene face and billowing dress add to the dreaminess. Bet this took a fair amount of jumps to do.

Now nitpick time...if only you had been about 2 feet over to your left you probably would have been in the top 5! Yes, the edge of the roof growing out of your head and the drainpipe is the only thing that kills the shot for me. It may have given you a bit more space to gaze into. I'm not a huge fan of this sort of pp but here it does help to enhance the shot and not overwhelm it.

Overall a lovely shot, just watch out for the edges of roofs and drainpipes in the future :-)

Feel free to PM me

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03/16/2012 02:56:43 PM
Beautiful processing!
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03/15/2012 06:26:09 PM
Great finish, Sofia! Congrats.
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03/14/2012 07:00:31 PM
congrats sofia :)
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03/14/2012 01:10:55 AM
Great placeing and Lovely photo!! You should do outside more. I love your processing and the softness this has!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/13/2012 10:44:19 PM
wonderful mood, color, and blur
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03/13/2012 09:50:10 PM
Comfortable in her witchcraft.
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03/13/2012 05:11:03 PM
I love all of this except that house poking her in the head. *sigh*

Love the dreaminess of it all... And the casualness of her "levitation".

(commenting only)
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03/13/2012 03:27:25 AM
I really think you've done a great job with the leap and capturing that, and I love the processing. The lines of the roof behind your head keep this out of my top 3. (I'm assuming this is a self-portrait, Sophia?) I've given you 8, and that means I consider it to be at least top 10 in this challenge.
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03/12/2012 02:54:35 PM
Love the softness here. Works very well with the colors and light.
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03/09/2012 11:45:31 AM
I love the soft edges, pose and tree........the roof line and drain pipe look like they are impaling your head....it's one of those things you might overlook that is glaring in other people's faces....(unless you left it there on purpose??)... especially when you have spent so much time processing the other parts of the picture to get the mood you'd like. PICK PICK PICK>>>>>>>>> I've starting to make suggestions which people may hate so I say what other's do...IMHO........to start a critique....rather than to say one word.....like "distracting" or some such sting.....I hope, when I start doing this people understand that I am not being negative...only lending a different point of view...literally.... so assuming you either had someone else take the shot or set up a tripod....you may have wanted to try to get a shot of her (you?) closer to the tree and farther down towards the center.......ug. I should stop. I just think this has potential. What do you think?
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03/08/2012 11:34:51 PM
Oh, I love the processing on this! Beautiful.
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03/08/2012 03:38:47 PM
The standout image for me, I feel it is the only one that captures the complete essence of Natsumi's work. Great colour palatte and soft processing. Got to be the blue!
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03/08/2012 11:09:44 AM
I love the softness of this. Almost looks like ScooterMcNutty in the shot
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03/08/2012 10:50:18 AM
Lovin' the processing you have used here.
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03/07/2012 03:05:23 PM
Love the processing in this photo. The capture is great... it looks like she is floating through the air. Nice lighting as well. Beautifully executed!
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03/07/2012 03:00:36 PM
Nice lighting and composition, but I'm not a fan of the color tones. Looks like some sort of HDR coloring was used? I don't think the effect helps the image.
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03/07/2012 02:11:14 PM
Nice processing. Sort of whimsical which fits the challenge perfectly
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03/07/2012 01:04:40 PM
Beautiful image, Sofia!
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03/07/2012 01:04:09 AM
this is very beautiful
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