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Everyone Loves a Polka Dot
Everyone Loves a Polka Dot

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Challenge: Defining Feature III (Standard Editing)
Lens: Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70 F2.8 ZA SSM
Location: Carbondale, IL
Date: Mar 19, 2017
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/80 sec
Date Uploaded: Mar 22, 2017

The polka dot defines this CEO's favorite pattern.

Sony A99ll Test Shot

Processed in Lightroom 6. Only adjustments are: exposure, contrast, shadows, white, minuscule sharpen. ISO 3200!

Place: 5 out of 34
Avg (all users): 6.5625
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 6.2222
Avg (non-participants): 6.7667
Views since voting: 617
Views during voting: 95
Votes: 48
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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04/05/2017 04:07:42 PM
I gave it a seven.

I'm happy everyone's not literal. :)

Congrats on your high placement!
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04/05/2017 12:28:08 PM
The post is beautifully on topic (spot on, I could say... hehehehe). Congrats on the high placement.
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04/05/2017 08:27:11 AM
Thanks to everyone for the votes and the kind compliments.

Some have questioned the relevance of this image to the challenge. Knowing the model, I think of the defining features of her personality to the polka dot dress in the same way that you might consider: a cigarette to Marlene Dietrich; street pajamas to Katherine Hepburn; giant glasses to Elton John, etc. It's part of their "signature look," and we associate those looks with their features. In addition, I felt that her eyes echoed the polka dots very well. Perhaps one commenter was being "too literal" as they mentioned.

To answer another question, yes, she is a writer in addition to be the General Manager of an extremely successful café and bakery. She does have an incredible presence - "an enviable being-there-ness" as tnun picked-up on.

Thanks again!
04/05/2017 08:12:26 AM
Well done, terrific shot.
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04/05/2017 01:01:35 AM
Beautiful lady and nice shot. Congratulations for your HM.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/04/2017 11:51:03 PM
My favorite of the challenge. Captivating!
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04/04/2017 09:05:14 PM
she has an enviable being-there-ness.
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04/03/2017 09:36:25 AM
I like this photo, great facial expression on the model. I feel I get a real sense of her personality, could she be a writer or artist?
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04/01/2017 11:00:36 AM
Does this really fit the challenge? Beautiful lady.
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03/31/2017 05:53:23 PM
"We often remember people for the little things about them or their personality, what makes them who they are. Find someone, figure out what defines them, and illustrate it for us. Title your entry with the feature you are illustrating"

I'm not getting the connection of her dress to the feature that defines her or her personality.

I think I'm too literal.

I do love the portrait. I just wish you'd chosen... uhh... "her beautiful hands" or "her understanding eyes"... or... as her defining feature.
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03/30/2017 04:04:20 PM
she is fantastic and Im sure she is far more than a lover of polka dots. gl.
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