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Challenge: Bad Hair Day (DPL4 WK3) (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 24-70 2.8L II
Date: Jul 15, 2018
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2018

Freckled kids rule! :-)
Thank you, kind voters, for overlooking not sufficient badness of my model's hair! :-) I was shooting my gorgeous model Lana for "serpentine" challenge, had an idea of rim light around her contorted body which failed miserably. Was walking around the cat, looking at his hair, fluffing it and contemplating if it's bad enough... When Girish put the photo of his "angry teenager" for the discussion on team page. I realized I don't have to be too literal and can play with expression. I had a photo with Lana looking rather withdrawn (don't even know if it's a right word), but it was pretty murky with a blown highlight from our attempt to create mist with a humidifier. :-)
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I think I did Detail Extractor and then opened it in my favorite Silver Efex. I never know what I really want and keeped playing with options, till remembered one can also change film type in there! That was the moment that reminded me developing actual photograph, when you put the sheet of paper in the solution and suddenly see the features of the face or details of the landscape! It is so much fun, and I thank DPC for bringing it back!!
Also huge thank you to Tate who recommended cool crop, I am positive it would not have been taken so well as it was.
And of course thank you to Lana and her awesome parents, who were inventive, and patient and all! Here's little behind the scenes :-)
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Place: 1 out of 121
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07/31/2018 08:20:29 PM
Tate is your hero. The crop is what really sells this!

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07/26/2018 03:30:15 AM
Congrats on the blue!
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07/25/2018 05:58:58 PM
I love it. And I think the hair is bad. ;)

It was clearly the Blue ribbon winner from the get-go!

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07/25/2018 10:59:11 AM
Wow! Congrats Elena! You did it again :)
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07/25/2018 10:32:56 AM
I love the crop .. or better the composition. There is something mysterious about it too.
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07/25/2018 08:36:01 AM
Beautiful composition; congrats on the Blue!
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07/25/2018 01:44:13 AM
This, for some reason, reminded me of a detail of the Boticelli Venus. I may be crazy, but congrats!
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07/25/2018 01:04:49 AM
I love this portrait, I adore it, I'm even a little jealous of it, however this was a dnmc image for me, couldn't give it the score it deserved...but lots of other people didn't see it like I did. Congrats on the win.
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07/25/2018 12:17:11 AM
I knew it, as soon as I laid eyes on it. Very big congratulations!
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07/25/2018 12:05:38 AM
Congratulations! Fabulous portrait!
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07/25/2018 12:00:47 AM
OMG you did it again! =D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2018 11:59:56 PM
What a gorgeous photo, hair notwithstanding. 10
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07/24/2018 10:17:52 PM
Love this. Love the expression, the composition, the processing. Fit with challenge is soso, but it gets a nice score from me. Only nitpick for me is the space to viewer's left of her cheek and shoulder. Not sure what is going on there . . . a hairnet? Anyway, I think I'd like that space better clean or with hair.
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07/24/2018 06:26:39 PM
Soulful eyes. Well done.
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07/24/2018 12:15:13 PM
Only 10 in this challenge, fantastic lighting, amazing PP work, gorgeous model, absolutely splendid
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07/24/2018 12:08:06 AM
Beautiful model. Great bad hair. Put it all together = 7.
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07/23/2018 05:37:56 PM
Great portrait.
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07/23/2018 03:50:22 PM
an absolutely great shot, and not a bad hair day at all ;)
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07/20/2018 05:49:42 PM
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07/19/2018 10:24:50 PM
Here is beautiful Maggie again; how could one resist?!
The doll with real hair = bump of course
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07/18/2018 05:15:48 PM
8 from me (earlier). Fabulous. I wish I'd done this.
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07/18/2018 03:50:49 PM
What a beautiful child. Nicely lit.
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07/18/2018 08:34:45 AM
What a shot! Great crop! Awesome freckles!
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