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Challenge: Self-Portrait III (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: HP PhotoSmart 315
Location: Bathroom
Date: Feb 13, 2005
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 13, 2005

Here I am. Got my hair cut and dyed. Took this against an off white (yellowish) wall.
Did auto fix, then desaturated the yellow cause the wall was yellow and the shadows. Then upped saturation on my red hair and then USM. That's it. I wanted to clone out my freckles, but I'm still not really comfortable cloning or doing editing like that.

Statistics
Place: 58 out of 247
Avg (all users): 6.0209
Avg (commenters): 6.9630
Avg (participants): 5.9313
Avg (non-participants): 6.1029
Views since voting: 4649
Views during voting: 662
Votes: 335
Comments: 45
Favorites: 4 (view)


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01/02/2007 07:17:18 PM
ME is a beautiful lady! ... and a nice photographer... Regards
06/06/2006 05:55:15 PM
Looking rather stunning there ;-)
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01/22/2006 07:01:30 PM
I still say you are really hot in this picture :)
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01/08/2006 03:29:31 PM
Absolutely stunning!
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12/08/2005 07:35:16 PM
I like what you have done with this photo. Great pose of a beautiful lady. Congratulations on your accomplishments, both in photography and at Weight Watchers.
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07/12/2005 01:21:45 PM
your very cute, and this picture is very flatering. You can tell your a beautiful person by your pictures.

by the way, not trying to hit on you...after I read what I just wrote it sounded like I was some sleeze ball, I'm not though I promise
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06/12/2005 12:33:00 AM
Why don't you have this as your profile pic? This shot is GREAT! It not only accents your naturally beautiful features, but adds a certain je'n'est c'est qua to your profile! (I'm sure I spelled that wrong, but you know what I mean!)

Great shot!
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04/05/2005 12:26:37 AM
you my lady friend, are SMOKIN. Totally diggin the hair.
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03/17/2005 02:31:38 AM
definitely dont get rid of the freckles. nice photo, i like your portfolio
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02/22/2005 05:34:59 PM
Wow! You are beautiful! I love your hair!!!!
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02/22/2005 02:15:52 PM
I'll join those who say this should have finished higher... nice shot, Heather! :)
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02/22/2005 12:38:11 AM
I gave you a 10. Wow, cute Site Council member!
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02/21/2005 01:15:39 PM
Glad to see you made that 6 : ) ... though I think it deserved more.
This is seriously different to your other self-ports. Love the hair and I'm glad you left the freckles in - keep it real!
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02/21/2005 03:12:27 AM
Indeed - under rated. Love your hair and you make a pretty picture. ; )

There's a fair bit of attitude in this - I reckon you must be a handful at times!
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02/21/2005 12:46:00 AM
A highly under rated image. This is a very nice study.
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02/21/2005 12:30:44 AM
Congrats...quite a nice shot...beautiful
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02/21/2005 12:26:40 AM
good going heather...you scored high and well deserved.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2005 11:18:12 PM
Well done. Great color and focus. Love the highkey.
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02/20/2005 09:09:07 PM
Cute hair! Nice high key look. Well done!
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02/20/2005 07:51:32 PM
Good strong reds and a very nice high key treatment. The only negative would be the shadow of your hair, but even that isn't too much of a distraction. Very good shot, well done.
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02/20/2005 10:14:32 AM
Good shot
like the way that it is partly blown out
7
good luck

Kev
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02/19/2005 01:01:37 PM
Very pretty! I like the colors, and detail! 8
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02/19/2005 11:50:32 AM
Love the colours and clarity of this shot...try setting up a little further from your background to avoid shadows...well done
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02/18/2005 05:04:11 PM
love the colors on this picture !! nice job
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02/18/2005 02:29:31 AM
too bright
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02/17/2005 08:36:08 PM
Returning for comment. I like the pose, and the high key effect on the upper face. I like the shot, but I think it would have been better if the whole photo were high key. Down on your body, it seems to return to normal contrast. That suggestion aside, very good self portrait!
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02/17/2005 04:36:35 PM
Great photo! I love the high contrast and the colors.
Your expression is just wonderful :-)
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02/17/2005 08:07:12 AM
The starkness of the lighting in combination with the color makes this stand out. The lack of detail on the nose does distract.
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02/16/2005 08:43:31 AM
wow... Fantastic portrait! I really like it. IMHO, it´s one of the best pics of this week. Furthermore, the model (You) are a really pretty girl. One of the DPC´s princess. Good luck. 9
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02/16/2005 08:32:09 AM
Composition: 5
Technical: 4, I like the bright lighting, but maybe not quite as bright as to lose practically all detail. Maybe one more light on the background could white out the shadow from your hair over your right shoulder too
Appeal: 6
Challenge: 7
Overall Calculated Average Score: 6, I think portraits that show bare shoulders have an extra personal feel. Very nice
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02/15/2005 06:59:48 PM
Great shot but my only thought is that I would like to see more cropping at the top maybe a cm or so or just show the top of the hair line, as it stands I want to see the hair surrounded by that wonderful vibrant white b/ground...
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02/15/2005 01:15:31 PM
nice work, interesting light
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02/15/2005 11:27:25 AM
A touch blown out but I like high contrast. 8
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02/15/2005 10:46:23 AM
Returning for comment:
A great pose and lovely expression. While the processing here extends it to the border of a graphical representation, the effect works very well sonce the vital feautures are preserved. I would have cropped it just a little higher. Regardless, this image works well. Bumping up.
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02/14/2005 09:45:12 PM
Great Eye! Cute haircut! Nice job!
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02/14/2005 08:37:48 PM
Lighting is a bit bright but good shot.

Message edited by author 2005-02-21 02:14:43.
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02/14/2005 07:45:07 PM
Very nice high key... i like the red tones throughout--- nice job.
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02/14/2005 07:41:12 PM
Your hair is a work of art itself!!! :-)

Awesome portrait, the high key whites really complement the reds in this photo well.
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02/14/2005 04:04:24 PM
Nice high key Maybe some more space on the top and the right would improove the composition.
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02/14/2005 03:19:33 PM
A score in a self-portrait challenge can always be helped by being a hot babe in the first place :) I might have tried to match the tones in the face a little more with the shoulders (in other words, blow out the upper body similar to the face, or tone the face like the shoulders)... but otherwise I like it a lot! Good luck!
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02/14/2005 05:37:56 AM
It's your red hair that really boosts this image, especially in combination with the hard light. I like it :)
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02/14/2005 04:58:09 AM
I'm sure it was intended but maybe I would have preferred less blowout on the face.
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02/14/2005 04:02:48 AM
your hair looks real nice and sharp. Im really feeling the colors. I think you did a great job with the background, The only flaw is the harsh light on your face...I wanted to give you an 8 all along so GOOD LUCK !!
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02/14/2005 12:59:44 AM
Gorgeous and very engaging.
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02/14/2005 12:23:24 AM
a bit overexposed- but you're still gorgeous.
hm. how to separate the aesthetics of the subject from the picture itself?
is that even possible?
you have posed me with a conundrum!
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