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Iubita Mea
Iubita Mea
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Challenge: Color Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S50
Location: Restaurant at the DC Zoo
Date: Sep 5, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2005

A crop of one of many photos taken of Iubita Mea (ask a Romanian) while visiting the National Zoo in Washington, DC. Funny thing was, we didn't know about the challenge when we took these photos, it was serendipity, baby!

I liked this shot, but wanted to do something different than I normally would. You see, I like B&W shots and judging by my profile, I've submitted too many of them. I want to get better at color. This is definately a color shot, whether it is better remains to be seen.

Post-processing here was fairly simple, but just time intensive. I made a copy of the background layer and tweaked it with Hue/Saturation. Then I made seperate layers for both the hair and the eyes, and tweaked those with Hue/Saturation as well. Finally, I used the smudge tool set to 'Color' on the background layer copy, which helped to spread the color more and soffen some of the graininess.

Here's to you, Iubita mea!!!

Statistics
Place: 269 out of 284
Avg (all users): 3.9801
Avg (commenters): 4.3600
Avg (participants): 3.7571
Avg (non-participants): 4.1739
Views since voting: 853
Views during voting: 498
Votes: 301
Comments: 30
Favorites: 0


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09/23/2005 10:33:02 AM
Critique Club Comment:

Strangely enough, my first reaction was COOL.
Then I read the notes and it's clear to me why this pic scored low.
But the score you got is way too low imho.
Where is the rule about too much Post processing?
I like it, it wouldn't be my pick for the blue, but somewhere around a 5.4 – 5.6 would have been a more realistic score if I was the sole judge...
Well I guess you have learned a lesson. Not everybody has the same taste ;)
And DPC is a real difficult crowd when it comes to “different” pictures.
Out of the box is never a good idea if you want to score, but it is cool....
Cograts, and keep up the good work.

Peter
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09/20/2005 11:53:03 AM
iubita ta e frumoasa, but the effect is not the most suitable in my opinion
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09/19/2005 08:18:23 PM
I normally don't like hue/sat wierdness but I thought the end result here was great. I was one of the 7 voters. Not enough against the hordes...sorry.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2005 11:22:57 PM
A lovely face. The departure from the norm may cost you. This lovely face can easily remain in the upper 6 without the effect. 6
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09/18/2005 09:59:26 PM
Very, very neat effect. Clarity, sharpness and colors are super!! I hope you tell how you did it.
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09/17/2005 11:40:05 AM
This effect is not complimentry in my opinion.
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09/17/2005 12:59:02 AM
clown
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09/15/2005 07:12:51 PM
is that paint on her face or a PS edit? very interesting
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09/15/2005 05:17:09 PM
Interesting, but not my cup of tea......
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09/14/2005 10:42:19 PM
Intersting edit, the eyes really pop this way.
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09/14/2005 09:15:27 PM
Nice image but a little too stylized to be a true portrait for me... :)
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09/14/2005 05:49:23 AM
Very artistic!
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09/13/2005 11:19:55 PM
cool shot
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09/13/2005 09:42:16 PM
Dragonlady, is that you ?? If not, nice eye color anyway...6
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09/13/2005 04:10:38 PM
This is interesting, but a little too far out for me
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09/13/2005 03:44:45 PM
How to screw up a cute face, sometimes a little knowledge is dangerous. Sorry I don't like this I know it wasn't easy but still not for me.
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09/13/2005 11:38:57 AM
I am not real fond of the effects on this image. I would have liked to have seen the model without the effect. Beautiful eyes.
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09/12/2005 09:50:49 PM
The processing on this is a little out there. Composition is alright, maybe a little tight. The eyes and her expression are nice. Definitely an "out of the box" type portrait. :-)
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09/12/2005 08:37:17 PM
Um... perhaps someone should confiscate your copy of Photoshop for this... :P
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09/12/2005 08:23:16 PM
Very neat. I like that the eyes were left untouched.
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09/12/2005 08:06:54 PM
At first I thought...hmmmm...now that I've looked at it for a few minutes...kinda cool. Lots of photo-editing fun. My favorite part is the eyes.
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09/12/2005 07:51:00 PM
very unique idea...love the colors
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09/12/2005 01:11:50 PM
competing for the brown ribbon?
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09/12/2005 12:32:39 PM
Love the risk you took with this one- it's REALLY cool!! I wish you the best of luck and applaude you for thinking outside the box :-)
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09/12/2005 09:28:12 AM
Interesting try, but it didn't work for me. Sorry.
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09/12/2005 09:19:54 AM
Yikes.. easy on the editing.
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09/12/2005 04:25:38 AM
Superb portrait 10
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09/12/2005 01:52:05 AM
Ai colorat-o nu gluma... :)
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09/12/2005 01:08:35 AM
whoa. having some fun with photoshop?
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09/12/2005 12:55:26 AM
hmm..wow, not sure how to take this shot. It is definitly color.
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