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Challenge: Valentine's Photo II (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Feb 15, 2013
Date Uploaded: Feb 15, 2013



[Feb. 22nd, 2013 06:53:31 PM]

I love my wife. I wish we could spend more time together. It is not that simple: our respective jobs tend to keep us busy at very different times. For example, I often have to work in the evening to finish things, and she has to work several nights per week, as well as almost every Saturday, and even some Sundays. As a result, it is relatively rare that we actually are together when others are celebrating something. This situation obviously inspired me the concept of my image.

Since this was a speed challenge, I did not have many options to create my entry. First, a very quick shooting session occurred on day #1: I was still processing my previous image, so I simply took a few photos of my wife, with a few variations regarding lighting and posture. During the night, I managed to get a photo of the moon. Then, on day #2, I photographed various clouds during the afternoon. When the evening arrived, I was alone at home, and spent it entirely working on that little project: last photos (balloon, envelope, peaks, myself), and about 8 hours of processing. I finished about one hour before rollover, about 5am my time.

Thanks all for your kind comments and votes, much appreciated.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 36
Avg (all users): 7.7037
Avg (commenters): 9.2308
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Views since voting: 3186
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 108
Comments: 29
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05/09/2013 01:40:43 PM
Got the asigmatic for this'un!
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02/27/2013 12:16:15 AM
Congratulations, Christophe. Beautiful valentine shot. (My equal top pick, other is Lydia's.))
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02/24/2013 09:19:43 PM
What a sweet valentine to your wife. Congrats on the blue!
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02/23/2013 09:48:19 PM
composition as well as the concept is good.

But, the lighting on the girl too weird for me.
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02/23/2013 04:09:48 PM
You two do make a fabulous team! Always a pleasure to see your work - congrats on the ribbon.
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02/23/2013 11:17:56 AM
And I thought SHE was sending YOU the valentine :-) Congrats on the ribbon, Christophe
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02/23/2013 10:50:49 AM
Well done as always, Christophe. Bonne Saint Valentin. Congratulations on the blue.
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02/23/2013 10:42:15 AM
Had to be yours! I love how you share your steps with us. It almost makes it sound like we might be able to do it too... (yeah, RIGHT!) Amazing art! So deserving of being an award winner!

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02/23/2013 08:47:11 AM
I like how your wife is the focus of this image. It's very appropriate for the image and subject matter. Lots of feeling in this image.

You also got this:
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02/23/2013 08:15:51 AM
Congrats on the win. There was such beautiful sentiment in this. I liked that touch of light on her hand and the baloon/envelope, it was like she was magically drawing it too her.
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02/23/2013 07:59:23 AM
Congrats; beautiful and well done, as usual.
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02/23/2013 05:48:16 AM
This was always going to be top,super stuff once again,congratulations.
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02/23/2013 05:01:27 AM
ENJOY EVERY SINGLE MOMENT YOU CAN AND IT WONDERFUL THAT YOU SWHARE YOU LOVE WITH US XOX
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02/23/2013 03:12:57 AM
Echoing Lydia's words. And congratulations on yet another well thought and excuted entry that ribboned. You utterly deserve the blue.
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02/23/2013 12:05:28 AM
I love it that you love your wife. I can see that you work well together and enjoy each other.

I love that, too.

And... I love it that you ribboned with your sentiment.

Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/22/2013 11:35:46 PM
Simply gorgeous. Can only critic one thing ... That wind blowing her hair is going to make it difficult fr that balloon to reach her man. Like that really matters. LOL. Love it!
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02/22/2013 07:26:26 PM
Amazing editing makes a great photo full of emotion that tells wonderful story that tickles the imagination!
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02/22/2013 05:25:52 PM
This is the blue, obviously...and this one deserves it... it's just wonderful and convey so very very much emotion. You're a wonderful artist full of wild ideas that just work and touch the heart. Congratulations (again). A rare 10 from me.
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02/22/2013 05:10:00 PM
I think we're getting too picky about Expert Editing because of the normal winner's excellence.

This is well done, but I don't know why all of the back of her hand and the envelope is in the light.

The image reminds me of my Hubby and me when we were engaged... four hours apart.

Good stuff.


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02/22/2013 01:58:00 PM
Love it!
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02/21/2013 01:24:47 PM
This one's the best. Love feeling aptly depicted and personified...
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02/18/2013 09:23:00 AM
Very original but something is wrong with her hand. Its translucent.
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02/18/2013 12:54:09 AM
And the winner is... :) Extraordinary image!
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02/17/2013 07:02:52 AM
Good image.The winner in my view.
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02/16/2013 10:41:09 PM
Best in show award congrats
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02/16/2013 07:07:40 PM
Christophe very good job 10 i hope 1st 10 10 10
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02/16/2013 01:26:16 PM
Good idea and well done. I totally think I know who this is. How on earth did you shoot all this beautiful stock in time! Awesome.
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02/16/2013 11:32:49 AM
Clearly another winner, Christophe.
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02/16/2013 09:13:57 AM
[user]gyaban?[/user] This is excellent
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