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Pink Silence

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Challenge: Pink IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 24-70 2.8L II
Location: Boston
Date: Oct 4, 2013
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Oct 8, 2013

Huge THANK YOU to my colleague Allison, who is not just stunningly beautiful, but also is a great sport! She was patiently sitting with the petals in her mouth while I was fussing around clumsily in my first real serious photoshoot with lights etc.
The idea with the rose petals (pink and rose in Russian are cognate words) came from childhood, when we were doing this pretending to wear a lipstick. Very cool when you are 6 years old.
Was originally planning for a lighter photo, something with a "kiss" in the title, but really liked Allison's expression here...
After submitting the photo and browsing through the myriads of terrific photos of other participants, found a similar shot in the portfolio of beautiful and talented Samantha_T.
Hope you will not consider it a plagiarism...
(pretty sure Jodie Foster wouldn't mind either).

Place: 4 out of 102
Avg (all users): 6.4896
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.4286
Avg (non-participants): 6.5370
Views since voting: 1248
Views during voting: 237
Votes: 96
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/16/2013 10:22:06 PM
Thank you all for your nice comments and generous voting! Yay, it's my second forth place! :-)
To CNovack: you were right on the title ambiguity, some people of my internal critique circle tried to talk me out of this (not sure if they meant Roosevelt though).
Could not come up with the better one. :-(
10/16/2013 02:39:03 AM
So nice. Truly great
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10/16/2013 12:05:03 AM
Gorgeous use of DOF here in this fine image. Congrats on HM!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/13/2013 11:51:05 PM
voted early in the challenge, but wanted to say how outstanding this is!! Either the blue or red!
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10/10/2013 04:33:11 PM
Her eyes are to die for. Clever idea with the petals and the subtle extra touch of pink of her sweater gives an additional softness.
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10/10/2013 09:03:51 AM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

Great tones, lighting, and color on this portrait. I like the rose petal lips for it is definitely something different. Though I don't think silence with this - it makes me think of "speak softly".
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10/10/2013 07:43:28 AM
Wow... Now this is cool and great thinking on this. Loving it for sure and can see this to be used in the pink campaign
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10/10/2013 01:39:14 AM
Very original. Beautifully lit and done. 9
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10/10/2013 01:10:56 AM
Beautiful model and very nice work with the light!
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