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Challenge: Glasses II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: *Challenge Entries 2012
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Mar 21, 2012
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Mar 20, 2012

Long setup after getting off work at midnight... 2 clamps and a gorilla pod to get the glasses right and a half hour of trying different shots.. but it came together in the end though post was difficult for me... i tried a direct B&W filter and loved it but knew it wasn't finished so i went with long edits instead

[Mar. 21st, 2012 11:07:16 AM]

though the word on the street is low votes it's sticking above a 6 so i suppose that's good; i expected better as i really like how this one turned out... i'm going to reprocess in B&W like i originally thought and print it out...

[Mar. 24th, 2012 11:21:11 AM]

Noting that a couple have said that it's a bit too dark, and as a photo I agree... I woke up the next morning and immediately said "DOH!" and raised the exposure a bit... then i remembered that i had left it darker because i find it communicates the "voyeuristic" feeling a bit more as it is... we'll see how that works in the end!

[Post Challenge]
Very Excited to be in the TT! it's only the second time! Though I must admit I am a bit shocked to see so many one's and two's... oh well that's that! Thanks for all the great comments and votes!

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 113
Avg (all users): 6.4765
Avg (commenters): 8.2222
Avg (participants): 6.3036
Avg (non-participants): 6.5614
Views since voting: 2115
Views during voting: 441
Votes: 170
Comments: 32
Favorites: 2 (view)


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04/02/2012 12:06:33 PM
Terrific
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03/31/2012 05:18:29 PM
Nice shot Chris, good concept and attractive model :-)

I might have been tempted to crop it in Landscape instead of portrait to increase the impact, and of course lighten and brighten as has been mentioned - but still a good shot and a good finish.
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03/31/2012 08:41:27 AM
Nice to see this top ten,tho' would have prefered it higher.
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03/28/2012 12:26:47 PM
Thank you all very much for the comments - at the end the brightness might have cost me the ribbon. And the only reasoning for the 1's and 2's that I can imagine is that some people might have disliked the sexy look? Anyway, without them I wouldn't have gotten my first DPC BLING thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' NiallOTuama!!!

I'm thinking of a reshoot in a different environment (this was shot in my bedroom with half the tripod on the bed and 3 pillows helping hold the glasses device)

Once again thanks so much for the comments, they're helping me along this bumpy road of photography!

Message edited by author 2014-03-28 11:21:55.
03/28/2012 12:17:56 PM
It is better darker. Glad you stuck with what's best for the photo and not what's best for the score. Next you'll start using backgrounds!
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03/28/2012 12:11:47 PM
Well done Chris, a great finish.
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03/28/2012 09:31:08 AM
You get yourself this
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'cause you had the most randomness in the votes you received.

But in a personal note I thought this was very well done and very creative. I might have touched the exposure and gotten more of an interaction with the subject and the camera, but that would take away from the voyeuristic feel you were going for of course. Don't worry about the 1's and 2's. The bling you get in this challenge says that the votes you got were the most random in this challenge. That means you get a lot of low votes and a lot of high votes.
Great image. Delighted to see this do well!
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03/28/2012 09:17:48 AM
Can't believe this didn't score higher! This should have ribboned, in my opinion.
I loved this shot, and still think it's a 10.
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03/28/2012 07:34:37 AM
brilliant idea and execution. i reckon if you brightened this up you would have won
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03/28/2012 07:17:01 AM
Great shot!!! I agree though that it could have been brighter.
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03/28/2012 04:21:04 AM
...you mean they're FAKE?? *disappointed* ;-)
Great finish! Very creative and well executed, but for some subjective nuances. Yeah, what's with the troll votes on this? I'd enjoy seeing your alternate processed shots and/or outtakes.
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03/28/2012 01:36:03 AM
Originally posted by posthumous:

great effect. I'm guessing the outfit is actually "adjusted" and the glasses aligned to it.


the setup was
1. fix the glasses in place as noted
2. carefully cut the shirt around where we remembered the frames were on her body
3. reposition her for about 15 minutes until she complains that she's tired
4. shoot quickly
03/28/2012 12:10:18 AM
Loved the idea. A tad brighter and this may have done even better! Congrats on the top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/27/2012 07:58:34 PM
Clever.
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03/26/2012 04:36:42 PM
great effect. I'm guessing the outfit is actually "adjusted" and the glasses aligned to it.
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03/26/2012 01:15:14 PM
Clever, but ultimately, for me, a fairly dull photo.
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03/25/2012 12:10:18 AM
Great stuff. where can i Order a pair ;)
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03/24/2012 03:29:47 PM
wow my best one 10/10
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03/24/2012 01:30:28 PM
Well done !
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03/23/2012 04:10:46 PM
Perfect execution of the X-ray effect. I find myself wanting the image a bit brighter, but that's just a nit pick on this image.
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03/23/2012 12:58:52 PM
This is my favorite shot of the bunch. The idea is perfect. The title is so fitting.
Well done. Interesting and captivating!
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03/22/2012 03:23:34 PM
LOL - cute. Nice composition
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03/22/2012 01:44:30 AM
That is great! nicely done.
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03/21/2012 06:54:53 PM
Best of the bunch, most unique idea... and hottest model. :D 10
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03/21/2012 04:57:42 PM
hilarious concept. Well done!
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03/21/2012 12:47:19 PM
6 for it being a super creative idea! If this were a little brighter with more dimensional light and a better composition, it would be fantastic!
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03/21/2012 12:19:00 PM
awesome idea, very clever 8
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03/21/2012 12:13:10 PM
Where do I buy? Love how you really lined up the shots well. That would be a challenge. Very hot model.
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03/21/2012 08:59:45 AM
Like it.
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03/21/2012 08:24:07 AM
I think this is a spendid idea.
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03/21/2012 04:32:38 AM
this is great, most unique concept i've seen so far.....
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03/21/2012 01:25:14 AM
Do you take PayPal? :D
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