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Challenge: D&L (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S3000
Location: My balcony
Date: Aug 27, 2005
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2005

Getting tired of the self portraits, but my friends refuse to model :P

And yes. That is eyeliner all over my face. Great fun to wash off.

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editing: crop, contrast, gaussian blur, cloning, dodge, burn, b/w, border, save for web.
Post Challenge: Woohooo, 4th place! Thank's everyone for the comments and high votes. And btw, yeah, I know the editing and make-up is a bit sloppy, I was in a hurry.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 200
Avg (all users): 7.2317
Avg (commenters): 8.3200
Avg (participants): 7.0924
Avg (non-participants): 7.3500
Views since voting: 7672
Views during voting: 648
Votes: 259
Comments: 99
Favorites: 84 (view)


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05/24/2008 07:58:36 PM
Awesome composition fantastic shot .... very beautiful !!!....: )
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01/10/2007 12:27:10 PM
Artistic composition, great B&w conversion. 'Just love this.
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10/30/2006 11:34:50 PM
Wonderful eyes! Like sharp, black coals...really burn into you!
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10/30/2006 10:41:45 PM
Beautiful! Your eyes in this picture are what caught my attention first. Excellent picture!
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11/25/2005 09:08:40 PM
Wow, I love those eyes.
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11/25/2005 06:49:39 PM
Niice... still stick strongly by my comments! especialy the second one ;D lol
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11/18/2005 12:56:16 AM
Very nicely done. This is an awesome shot with great composition and sharpness.
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11/18/2005 12:31:29 AM
my first fav link^^

Message edited by author 2005-11-18 00:33:04.
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10/04/2005 05:36:26 AM
Originally posted by sprite777:

i love this. sure is a million times better than 3rd place. you should have gotten that...


I agree

Cool photo again
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09/11/2005 05:29:17 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

As I had commented on this shot earlier, I'll elaborate on it at this time. I find the overall quality of this shot amazing. The original sense of it shines through. The focus is good and the lighting showcases the facial features as well as the jewelry she's wearing, without it being harsh or overdone. There seems to be a little bit of smudge on the right side of her nose, but not enough to truly detract from the overall image. I wonder what seeing her whole face, or part of her mouth would have done? I don't miss it, but it might have added to the effectiveness of the image. The clarity of the eyes is spot on and I find the contrast to be enough to really give this capture the POW factor. I look forward to seeing more of your photographs in the future. Best wishes, Judy
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09/09/2005 01:57:47 AM
Interesting photo, however... i dont like the gaussian blur in this one, it has been made too obvious, and you can tell where the gaussian has been removed...
Well done on your 4th place however
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09/08/2005 09:48:44 PM
i love this. sure is a million times better than 3rd place. you should have gotten that...
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09/08/2005 09:44:16 AM
So my wife was here yesterday when i found this photo. I couldn't say what I wanted to, because she has tendencies of being a very jealous woman.

Erotic, Seductive, and stunningly gorgeous. Thats what I wanted to say.
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09/07/2005 09:17:28 PM
I am so adding this to my favorite list, and beyond that I think it may be my absolute favorite. I want this on my wall. Absolutely incredible, congratulations and well-done. Keep those ideas coming Annah, because its photos like these that keep me coming back.
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09/06/2005 07:15:37 PM
I think this is gorgeous. I'm adding it to my faves :P
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09/06/2005 02:58:09 PM
lovely portrait.

i have to agree that the editing is a little sloppy. i would love to have seen how it looks without the gaussian. the edges around the makeup makes them look to me a bit like wounds.

having said that, i have to jump on board with all that admiration. the lighting is fantastic. and the crop worked out really well. you're certainly photogenic. great eyes, and catchlights in them. and nice artistic job on the eyeliner and all. very creative.
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09/06/2005 04:23:35 AM
This is fantastic..I gave it a ten and it was my favorite in this challenge
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09/05/2005 05:09:14 PM
Very nice. Especially as this is a self portrait. I think this should have been top 3.
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09/05/2005 12:15:28 PM
I knew this was you. : )
Congrats, but just so you know, if you keep up like this, I will have to start hating you...just ask Joey. Cuz you're way too much better than me! Not fair! :P

Yeah, great job, CONGRATS!
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09/05/2005 10:53:37 AM
absolutely stunning!
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09/05/2005 10:30:26 AM
Way to go -- you're making all of us old folks jealous of your talent!
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09/05/2005 10:08:54 AM
Great interpretation for the challenge and a wonderful photograph. Congratulations!
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09/05/2005 09:54:03 AM
WOW! congrats on your great photo and score!
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09/05/2005 09:16:56 AM
YOU have real talent. I am amazed. Composition here is VERY VERY good. I am learning from you....just so you know.

Manny
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09/05/2005 08:22:46 AM
Peanut Butter! Congrats! :-D
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09/05/2005 03:03:35 AM
Annah i love your work.. this was surly a winner..
i think its over gaussian blur though.. more natural look would bring it to first 2...
good job.. i understand you about the model thing..
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09/05/2005 02:40:55 AM
definatly not my favourite of your's, but good a damn good finish anyway!
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09/05/2005 02:31:19 AM
Wish I had seen this during voting. Wonderful photo.
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09/05/2005 01:18:49 AM
Won't be long and you will be taking all the ribbons!
You and Joey.
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09/05/2005 12:58:41 AM
Anna: your vision is so appealing and so fresh and unique. You are indeed a rare talent. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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09/05/2005 12:40:26 AM
Wow... a 7.2! You're getting ridiculously good at this. Congrats on your personal best.
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09/05/2005 12:21:22 AM
Wow Anna!!! Another amazing shot!
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09/05/2005 12:20:38 AM
Now the DQ prayers begin. ;)

Congrats on the green ribbon.
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09/05/2005 12:08:28 AM
congrats!
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09/05/2005 12:08:08 AM
WTG Annah! I had a sneaking suspicion this one was yours! Fantastic shot (once again)!
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09/05/2005 12:07:14 AM
congrats on the top 10 finish!
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09/05/2005 12:03:21 AM
WTG Annah! Great finish!
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09/05/2005 12:03:16 AM
I'm so happy for you! Great job.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2005 11:51:17 PM
Really nice Annah! Creative as always.
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09/04/2005 11:49:33 PM
Very original, creative and intriquing picture.
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09/04/2005 11:44:01 PM
You had fun with this! I love it. The comp is great :) 8
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09/04/2005 11:22:17 PM
I strongly suspect that this shot will ribbon. It is interesting, focused, balanced and engaging. Good luck!
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09/04/2005 11:16:53 PM
Her eyes are amazing and really make this special. I wonder how it would be if her mouth were visible too? Still, I like this very very much.
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09/04/2005 09:50:06 PM
nice detail. editing your neat image copy on another layer in your photo editor and erasing around the eyebrows, tip of the nose, and some of the paint would really help remove the overly doll like appearance and improve your score...if you care about that.
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09/04/2005 08:57:00 PM
very interesting image..excellent clarity of eyes.
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09/04/2005 07:18:44 PM
Lovely feautures and magical liquid eyes. 8
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09/04/2005 05:10:14 PM
Love the idea! Wonderful deep eyes! :)
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09/04/2005 03:01:03 PM
Are these Annah's eyes?
I like the idea and the b&w.
Photo seems a bit too soft. I would prefer to have it a bit more grainy. Other then that a very nice take on the challenge!
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09/04/2005 02:03:44 PM
Soft focus works for this. Excellent idea and follow through. 9
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09/04/2005 09:23:58 AM
Her eyes are so hypnotic, they draw me into the photo, well done, 9.
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09/04/2005 02:10:39 AM
good composition and such annah, but the oversoftness ruins it for me. the dots look like welts on your face because of the tone edges. I'll still vote pretty high though :-D
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09/03/2005 11:28:01 PM
Moving image. Among my favorites in this challenge.
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09/03/2005 11:12:07 PM
This looks a little oversharpened, and the lack of texture on the face makes the model look somewhat plastic and artificial. Something about the large spot running from the edge of the eye looks odd. The lighting is good, and the catchlight draws attention to her eyes with good effect; the DoF is good. Nicely done Annah.
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09/03/2005 09:19:29 PM
awesome!
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09/03/2005 02:46:53 AM
Wonderful portrait. Very nice work. I would be surprised if this does not ribbon.
Bumping up
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09/03/2005 01:44:42 AM
Beautiful photo. Seems like it may be just a bit over sharpened because it looks likeyou can see glue holding her dots on and it;s distracting. Still i give it a 9 for everything else, color, composition , focus are all great.
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09/02/2005 09:41:02 PM
Striking image. Very nice.
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09/02/2005 08:07:09 PM
my god what incredible eyes. love the compositiion, everything.stunning! 10 & a favourite.
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09/02/2005 04:19:02 PM
Nice shot...........9
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09/02/2005 01:24:28 PM
Superb image
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09/01/2005 10:43:28 PM
I like the use of b/w with this. Gives real depth to the eyes.
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09/01/2005 07:30:14 PM
Wish I could vote in member challenges, I would sign up just to vote a 10 for this, but my extra cash is being donated to Katrina. :)
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09/01/2005 01:33:00 PM
What a gorgeous model! I love the composition and her eyes are unforgettable.
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09/01/2005 11:17:13 AM
looks like hawaiian-style. very nice
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09/01/2005 01:00:46 AM
Very nice in many ways, unusual and interesting. But it looks oversharpened around the nostrils, eyebrows, and most of the dots/lines. In any event, I like the idea and the framing, and the model has very nice eyes. 7
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08/31/2005 11:46:38 PM
is this you having fun annah? the BW works well here and the "black" ink is just a nice contrast against the nice smooth skin... 8
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08/31/2005 04:51:35 PM
when you lay a blur over the entire photo and then spot erase, make sure you feather it to blend into the original picture, or use less of a blur. It's also important to erase the area's of the blur that are covering sharp details. IMO I would have loved this picture without the blur.
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08/30/2005 08:32:48 PM
This is going to ribbon Great job. 10
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08/30/2005 08:27:44 PM
This is wonderful! The eyes are beautiful. Very artistic! Great job!
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08/30/2005 04:16:12 PM
This is a ribbon-winner in my book. If I had any criticism, I don't like more than very suble processing on skin. This is a bit too much for me...but just a bit. I think it's most noticeable under her left eye. Great subject. 10.
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08/30/2005 12:02:59 PM
wow, awsome, this is by far my favourite so far! i love the feeling, great contrast! very mysterious! i love it! Great model too :^)'
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08/30/2005 11:36:22 AM
Is this Anna? Very creative! Love the softness of the skin and the dramtic eyes. WELL DONE!!!!
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08/30/2005 08:10:00 AM
gorgeous!
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08/29/2005 11:39:21 PM
What a beautiful photo. I love your idea here. Love the detail in the hair. Skin seems a bit too processed around the cheeks and forehead. However this could be the laptop monitor. Will check in AM on CRT and follow up with you....

The deepness in the eyes is amazing and attractive. Overall beautiful shot!
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08/29/2005 11:38:44 PM
Although the composition, the contrast, the tones, etc are execellently executed, I am giving this a 10 because I just love this young lady's eyes, I could stare into them all day. :)
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08/29/2005 10:08:42 PM
I like this a lot.......10..........(however, around the nose and some of the dots appears worked or un-natural) Great idea....very pretty. Good luck
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08/29/2005 09:37:09 PM
Beautiful... I don't know if this is a traditional face art kind of thing, or something set up merely for this challenge. But the idea is splendid and was carried out with great success. Good luck in the challenge!
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08/29/2005 08:55:58 PM
Looks like the work of the young, remarkably talented, and cute-as-a-button Annah! Another awesome shot... keep up the incredible work!
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08/29/2005 08:18:51 PM
This is A REally great photo
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08/29/2005 07:44:57 PM
Interesting shot. Plenty of directionals with the dots. Deep black eyes. Looks like some Photoshop magic. 7
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08/29/2005 06:21:37 PM
Not a dark and light thank god, this is wonderful, I feel those eyes touching me inside.
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08/29/2005 06:20:08 PM
Really cool crop, I like the spots, and her honest look!
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08/29/2005 05:47:39 PM
Different portrait, I like it a lot. Well done!
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08/29/2005 03:26:19 PM
I think I recognize the model here (and she always does great work so if I'm not right, please take it as a compliment!). Very creative and I love the b/w. The softness and hardness of the image are quite refreshing and the stare is fantastic. Great crop. Some of the "dots" seem a bit off (not especially crisp or well painted on), BUT that's a very small criticism. 9
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08/29/2005 01:19:17 PM
waauw!! Thats great!
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08/29/2005 01:17:05 PM
Unmistakably annah :) Excellent lighting and contrast. I love the soft and smooth skin tones, and a good creative effort in the challenge interpretation. The razor sharp focus and piercing eyes really hold my attention to this photo.
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08/29/2005 12:42:26 PM
Very unique!
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08/29/2005 12:09:25 PM
The over smoothing or bluring makes for a interesting effect.
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08/29/2005 11:03:47 AM
I don't know how you did it...the eyes, contrast, shadowing.... a 10. Should be the winner.
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08/29/2005 10:54:53 AM
This seems very similar to me... hmm... ;)Anyway surely a ribbon with those dots and lines. You did certainly a great makeup job, maybe I could wish the paint was perfect but it really doesn't have to be, the softness of the skin really makes up for it. Great choice of B&W as well, the dark big eyes are magnificently placed into the crop. The only real thing that's annoying me here is the earings, they're brighter than the eyes and because they're also placed on the third of the frame, they really take your eyes. It would have been lot better without them. But hey, it's still a beautiful photograph nontheless.
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08/29/2005 10:06:10 AM
Beautiful and creative entry...Perhaps a tiny bit heavy on the contrast, but nice anyway. :)
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08/29/2005 05:02:09 AM
amazing, one of the best concepts
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08/29/2005 04:18:30 AM
10
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08/29/2005 04:10:47 AM
Feels as though neat image has been used to excess here, certainly the blur and softening is over the top for me.
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08/29/2005 01:31:56 AM
it just doesn't get much better than this! her eyes are absolutly mesmerizing. the tones are nearly flawless and i love the runny/watercolor look of the paint on her face.
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08/29/2005 12:56:18 AM
VERY COOL!!!! Love the intensity of the ink (henna?) This is really well done. Her eyes are such a stand out!!! WOW
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08/29/2005 12:37:10 AM
And this is the fantabulous Anna!
Right? :)
Beautiful shot. B&W is lovely.
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08/29/2005 12:25:11 AM
I'm pretty sure I know who this is ;)
You've outdone yourself on this portrait. The composition is excellent. The liquid eyes are well captured and the face 'painting' makes the picture so unique. I really hope you get the blue!!!
The only tiny thing I might change is the small amount of overprocessing on the right side of the image by the nose and the cheek.. but it's not that noticeable.
Well done!!
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08/29/2005 12:20:27 AM
That...is...amazing. this photograph makes me want to cry because it is so good. Holy moley. Amazing. such a beautiful girl. the eyes...wow.
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