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Challenge: B Is For _______ (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Mar 5, 2013
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2013

[Mar. 9th, 2013 06:38:27 PM]

Garry makes an excellent point in his comment. Why black and white? On my way home from work the last day of the challenge I stopped for bubblegum with this shot in mind. Like Garry, the image in my head was a classic pink bubble. The store had two brands of pink bubble gum and I bought one of each. I also grabbed a pack of watermelon flavored bubble gum because I knew my daughter liked it -- this pack was intended to be a bribe to get her to model for me. After lots of chewing of each of the pink brands we were getting bubbles only slightly larger than a golf ball. Meanwhile, my model was starting to complain about tired jaw muscles having gnawed her way through several pink wads. We finally gave up on the pink and she popped in some of the watermelon flavored gum. The bubbles were so much better. However, as I went through the shots the greenish bubble was not working for me. Hence the conversion to black and white.

Place: 8 out of 161
Avg (all users): 6.4922
Avg (commenters): 7.8889
Avg (participants): 6.4615
Avg (non-participants): 6.5238
Views since voting: 796
Views during voting: 214
Votes: 128
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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03/13/2013 12:45:15 AM
what are you still doing bribing your grown up daughter ;-------)

I guess it worked!

Good one for making the TT!
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03/13/2013 12:12:48 AM
Front Page ... yea!!! Go Mark!!
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03/13/2013 12:07:22 AM
Congrats on the top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2013 10:24:55 PM
Nice one; the eyes almost match the bubble. (voted earlier)
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03/12/2013 10:03:49 PM
while it's simple and the contrast and details need some retouching IMO, this is my top pick for the challenge. I like the composition, the expression of the model, and the clear reference to the challenge title. and they eyes make it my only 9 in the challenge.
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03/12/2013 07:49:46 PM
Nicely done. Love the facial expression. One small point is that the line in the background is slightly distracting. Still one of my favourites from the challenge though.
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03/12/2013 06:27:56 PM
Wow very sharp the lighting is spot on i like the composition offset works well.great eye contact with the camera..Well done
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03/11/2013 05:37:24 AM
Love the eyes, not sure why you cropped her face off though, still should do well!
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03/11/2013 12:29:46 AM
Nice. Her eyes make it look like it's about to burst; that might have been a great shot too.
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03/09/2013 02:35:46 PM
Great detail in this. But for some reason the B&W treatment just does not resonate with me. When I think of bubblegum, I think of vibrant, bright colors..not grey. Still, well captured composition~!
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03/07/2013 12:02:07 PM
Top 2
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03/06/2013 03:11:56 PM
Good One!!
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