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Ladykiller!
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Challenge: Pink (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Greenville TX, my dining room
Date: Feb 6, 2005
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 6, 2005

OMG this was fun to do! I talked my 11 year old into sitting for me, even though he knew I would be planting kisses all over his face. After taking about a dozen shots (I used the 50mm 1.8 lens), and coming up with four I really liked, I decided on this one.

I desaturated the image using a PS action called Duotone Dreams, and then I used the history brush to paint back in the lip prints I made on his face (I went back over the lip prints with lipstick to make them stand out before I shot). Then I used the eyedropper to get the right color and the paintbrush to paint over the lips to even out the color just a little because it was a little bit splotchy. I desaturated all the yellows again, because I inevitably got some skin back into the shot with the history brush. It was time consuming. Then I shifted the hue of the lipstick to a more pink color (it was a hot pink, but I was afraid it was a little too magenta) so that softened it a bit. I smoothed out some folds in the background with the blur tool and softened the lip prints with it as well. I applied a USM and then cropped the image some, and there you have it. Of course, I have high hopes for it, but even if it crashes it was fun and my son and I had a great time with it! :o)

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 270
Avg (all users): 6.3413
Avg (commenters): 8.3714
Avg (participants): 6.3217
Avg (non-participants): 6.3670
Views since voting: 1659
Views during voting: 456
Votes: 252
Comments: 51
Favorites: 5 (view)


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01/16/2008 11:02:25 PM
I'm sitting here laughing. Just a wonderful idea and he's obviously getting big kick out of it, too. :)
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03/09/2006 10:12:21 AM
I have never seen this photo!! How cute is that?!
What an expression!
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02/16/2005 04:44:14 AM
This one should have gotten a ribbon, great photo!
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02/14/2005 11:02:00 AM
Probably my favorite of the challenge! I didn't even know it was yours! This should be a valentine card. Great expression. Great job Laurie!
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02/14/2005 10:53:02 AM
your boys are precious laurie...and patient! congrats on yet another great placing. :)
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02/14/2005 10:06:42 AM
Lauriel: this was a great effort and done ro perfection. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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02/14/2005 08:28:38 AM
Well done! Very refreshing to see this picture: a real person and great sense of humour. It really shows up the many artificial/melodramatic entries that appeared in this challenge. Should have done better.
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02/14/2005 07:56:43 AM
You rock Laurie!!, Congrats on the top 20!!!
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02/14/2005 01:53:42 AM
Defanetly is a good model, just look at those beautifull bedroom eyes! He is going to break a lot of hearts! Your notes are excellent here on the process you photo shopped this.. Great job!
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02/14/2005 01:28:20 AM
Congrat's on your top 20 finish Laurie. Great image!
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02/14/2005 12:30:13 AM
Very creative entry. I expected to place higher. Great effort. :)
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02/14/2005 12:11:29 AM
very nice! as I was looking at this one I thought, that might be Laurie's! love the expression on the face. should have ranked higher imo :)
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02/14/2005 12:05:52 AM
Awesome idea, really liked it! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/13/2005 10:10:57 PM
What a perfect expression...
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02/13/2005 12:34:27 PM
That's humorous. Good shot. Love the black and white with the pink.
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02/13/2005 01:07:14 AM
THIS is my favorite picture in the challenge. His expression is priceless!
Thank you!
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02/12/2005 01:54:44 AM
That facial expression is just timeless!!! I remember boys making this same face when I was little. I guess boys just don't change! Good job.
June
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02/12/2005 12:23:38 AM
Ha! Serious blackmail potential here.

Seriously, it's a cute portrait with lots of personality
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02/11/2005 05:02:06 PM
Returning for comment:
Adorable and funny. Great expression, good job!
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02/11/2005 03:25:18 PM
Cute capture. I like your selective desat. Nice job!
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02/11/2005 12:43:16 PM
Are those kisses photoshopped???? Just kidding! I really love this.
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02/11/2005 06:44:11 AM
Great portrait. Love the expression. Very well done.
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02/11/2005 03:01:06 AM
This is soooo cute, love that face!! 10
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02/10/2005 11:47:38 PM
he looks so bashful! this picture is adorable.
returning to bump from 8 to 9.
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02/10/2005 10:46:06 PM
Very cute, and well done. Bumping up!
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02/10/2005 09:41:46 PM
The good techinque and proud expression wins the moment. 7
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02/10/2005 08:55:36 PM
Precious expression here. Sure are getting to see a lot of the boys lately. LOL
Well thought out and nicley composed! (9)
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02/10/2005 07:33:10 PM
The expression on his face is what makes this a great photo. I like it more and more and more.. every time I look at it. Damn you for getting a dSLR ;)
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02/10/2005 03:53:08 AM
THAT IS ULTIMATLY THE SWEETEST THING I HAVE SEEN AND IN MY OPINION THE BEST PICTURE HERE FOR THIS CHALLENGE....I HOP E YOU GET A RIBBON!
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02/09/2005 11:20:33 PM
Creative idea. Focus is very sharp where it needs to be, and I like the look on this kids face. Very natural. To me the lip prints almost look like you painted them on in PS. For some reason they don't look too real. Nice photo.
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02/08/2005 10:30:51 PM
Laurie, great photo... It should do well.
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02/08/2005 07:22:37 PM
Fun!
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02/08/2005 05:33:34 PM
I betcha he had fun doing this shoot! The desaturation works well here. Love his expression! [8]
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02/08/2005 05:13:15 PM
Don't look so proud kid we know it was your mother
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02/08/2005 02:47:32 PM
Very nice composition, how did you convince this handsome lad to do this?? Sorry I can´t vote for this, hope it will be a high scorer!
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02/08/2005 01:42:27 PM
Just perfect--very funny!
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02/08/2005 12:01:37 AM
This is fantastic! The expression is priceless - a unique and creative idea that is well executed. (10)
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02/07/2005 11:51:40 PM
What a great idea! One of the few selective desats that works well. And your lighting is terrific! 9
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02/07/2005 08:47:56 PM
Very cute. Those eyes just sparkle.
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02/07/2005 06:49:28 PM
cute. well done - good luck.
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02/07/2005 05:40:26 PM
So far this is my favorite. There is however one thing that really bothers me, and its the fact that there is no randomness to the kisses. It would be better if they werent all lined up the way they are. But this is a personal opinion that wont influence the score. The idea, execution and originality are excellent, and the facial expression is key! Congrats on this, i hope to see it on the homepage for DPC next week. 10
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02/07/2005 03:54:42 PM
Funny, Very funny
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02/07/2005 02:19:11 PM
He's such a cutie. I love the detail in his eyes. The lip prints almost dont look real because they're so smooth. This doesn't take away from the photo at all though. Great idea and wonderfully done.
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02/07/2005 01:30:17 PM
Hahaha, this shot made me laugh! So cute!
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02/07/2005 01:17:14 PM
This is such a great idea. Very unique and wonderfully done! 10
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02/07/2005 09:01:23 AM
Makes me laugh Great Capture! 9
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02/07/2005 03:53:22 AM
This is sooo cute. Wish you could see the lines in the lips but thats just me.
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02/07/2005 02:43:39 AM
Great picture! The expression is brilliant.
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02/07/2005 02:42:23 AM
You got my 10. This SO stands out ahove every other image in the challenge for its emotional purity. I hope it doesn't get scored down for the relative scarcity of pink in the image.
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02/07/2005 12:32:51 AM
lol. this one is great!
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02/07/2005 12:16:59 AM
Just awesome!!!! I couldn't say enough! 20 if I could!
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