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Ephemeral Perfection
mrchhas


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Challenge: Masters' Free Study III (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Jan 26, 2014
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3.2
Date Uploaded: Jan 26, 2014

This is Laura, a ballerina/dance instructor/waitress and a good friend. I used a couple of flashes and a fixed, snooted light to get the effect, and I must say it's become one of my favorite pictures...

I am honored to have been able to enter this challenge; thanks for all the awesome comments, votes, and faves!

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 98
Avg (all users): 6.9551
Avg (commenters): 8.5172
Avg (participants): 7.3134
Avg (non-participants): 6.7387
Views since voting: 1021
Views during voting: 424
Votes: 178
Comments: 57
Favorites: 16 (view)


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02/14/2014 10:36:36 AM
gorgeous image
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02/05/2014 09:54:03 PM
Congrats on the HM. This beautiful shot was in my top few.
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02/04/2014 02:45:49 AM
You were up to fantastic opposition but to me, this stands out above the rest. Truly beautiful
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02/03/2014 08:51:55 PM
Honestly, the only image in the top 10 that elicited some genuine deeper emotion from me. While other entries around yours were technically excellent, this is the only one where I felt compelled to look deeper and study the image.

Thank you.
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02/03/2014 08:46:43 PM
This is fabulous. I voted it a 9... and that's rare for me for an "artsy" image.

It's wonderful.
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02/03/2014 05:37:22 PM
Great job Chris! You are on fire lately!
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02/03/2014 05:26:20 PM
It was a 10 from the start, beautiful photo!
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02/03/2014 12:55:49 PM
I just noticed all the favorites, obviously I am not the only one who is shocked this didn't ribbon. Great job you should be very proud.
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02/03/2014 12:46:12 PM
This was one of my favorites in the challenge, its just amazing. Congratulations, I still think it should have won a ribbon and am so shocked it didn't.
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02/03/2014 09:32:00 AM
Originally posted by mrchhas:

The texture that everyone is talking about is the back wall of the dance studio! ;)
After I figured out what was going on, I realized that's what it was. The tutu gives it away.

And I lied, I had three above yours; hanneke, markwiley, and Paul. Yours was my sole eight for the challenge.
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02/03/2014 09:25:11 AM
The texture that everyone is talking about is the back wall of the dance studio! ;)
02/03/2014 09:21:20 AM
Originally posted by Stagolee:

My blue ribbon pick! can't believe that you got way more ten votes then any other top ten shot and still didn't ribbon.....troll voters killed it for you!
WTF does that even mean?

I gave this an eight. I even requested it gets validated. Couldn't figure out how you got the texture on the upper 70% of the image. I think it's an amazing photo. Only thought two others were better, and they finished no where near yours.

Message edited by author 2014-02-03 14:23:19.
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02/03/2014 07:54:56 AM
By the way -- you're the master of masters:

masters on masters
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02/03/2014 06:52:58 AM
So incredibly beautiful and emotive! I'm so glad it made it into the top 10, and agree it should have done even better.
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02/03/2014 06:31:45 AM
I'm so glad it is yours - no doubt this is the best photo of the challenge - it deserved much more. Here there's emotion, technique and it can tell a story, so it's very hard to believe that 9 voters gave you a 5- vote.
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02/03/2014 05:19:46 AM
Originally posted by Stagolee:

My blue ribbon pick! can't believe that you got way more ten votes then any other top ten shot and still didn't ribbon.....troll voters killed it for you!


+1

Incredibly beautiful image...
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02/03/2014 05:07:35 AM
Great image Chris!
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02/03/2014 03:55:16 AM
Certainly should have ribboned, Congratulations.
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02/03/2014 03:23:36 AM
My blue ribbon pick! can't believe that you got way more ten votes then any other top ten shot and still didn't ribbon.....troll voters killed it for you!
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02/03/2014 03:01:09 AM
This was my top choice, great picture should of done better
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02/03/2014 02:54:43 AM
No surprise this did well. Congrats Chris on the TT Chris, a FANTASTIC shot!
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02/03/2014 01:43:41 AM
One of my 10s. By 'participant' vote, this was 2nd.
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02/03/2014 01:08:05 AM
SO happy this did well. Incredible artistry.
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02/03/2014 12:45:36 AM
Congrats on a fantastic image and great finish in a competitive challenge.
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02/03/2014 12:32:23 AM
Fabulous, ephemeral. One of my 10's...
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02/03/2014 12:29:33 AM
I ran out of time to bump some photo's I would of bumped this for sure, excellent image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/02/2014 11:26:16 PM
Work of true master! 10
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02/02/2014 11:16:45 PM
Gorgeous and painterly.
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02/02/2014 07:40:46 PM
Poetry in motion.
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02/02/2014 05:24:52 PM
Subtle, effective layering and conveying of motion. Terrific!
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02/02/2014 12:44:30 PM
Really lovely and quite fascinating. -9- (voted earlier)
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02/02/2014 09:57:31 AM
fabulous !!!
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02/02/2014 09:52:35 AM
Wonderfully composed and balanced. She's a beauty!
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02/02/2014 08:54:28 AM
lovely
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02/02/2014 03:01:55 AM
A stand out in a field of some strong images. Very well done.
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02/02/2014 02:43:25 AM
Beautiful! Very cleverly done. You are clearly a true master
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02/01/2014 07:34:33 PM
Gorgeous work. My fav of the challenge.
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02/01/2014 05:12:56 PM
This is lovely - dynamic, evocative and glowing.
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02/01/2014 05:03:25 PM
love this just beautiful..
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02/01/2014 12:59:29 PM
Clearly the Best in Show. And i don't even think you have any close competition.
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01/30/2014 07:56:25 PM
Simply gorgeous! My top pick for the challenge!
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01/30/2014 03:51:33 PM
Elegant treatment, lovely presentation.
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01/30/2014 03:08:32 AM
Beautiful - 8
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01/29/2014 09:36:28 PM
Amazing image. I love it.
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01/29/2014 01:19:54 AM
Worthy of a national ballet promotional poster.
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01/29/2014 01:05:19 AM
Really nice energy - very good use of multiple exposures.
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01/28/2014 08:47:51 PM
Really like he expression and sense of motion here. The textured look make it very unique too. Very nice work.
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01/28/2014 02:13:50 PM
I love this. Beautiful strobe effect. Fabulous use of grain and textures.
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01/28/2014 10:49:27 AM
lovely kinetic energy in this
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01/28/2014 10:31:43 AM
Above average image, hope it goes well.
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01/28/2014 05:49:11 AM
Whatever you have done to get this effect I like it.
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01/28/2014 12:21:03 AM
...captured forever.
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01/27/2014 08:30:24 PM
Beautiful overlay! Might like to see a little space below the feet but no big deal.
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01/27/2014 01:49:11 PM
Beautiful!
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01/27/2014 01:25:21 PM
Beautiful, a real work of art, a well deserved 10 from me.
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01/27/2014 03:32:09 AM
This is my absolute favorite of the challenge. Beautiful!
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01/27/2014 03:19:43 AM
Delightful....the grain and blur adds so much to this image! 10 from me :)
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